When Hearts Heal

PolarBearHeididenHaanMB“Pain is inevitable in life, but
suffering is optional.”

When humans heal mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, and come from a place of love, they’ll not let animal populations and ecosystems die.  They will begin to care about each other and will treat all with loving kindness.  They’ll not pollute the air we all breathe and the water we all drink and will even start to care about their own children’s future.  They’ll not litter and allow ocean and forest populations become choked in human garbage and die.   Humans will focus on beauty, creation and life, and will not allow disease, hunger and death to devastate the people and the creatures on this planet of abundance.

When corporations and governments wake-up and lose their fixation on money and material goods, they’ll bring back health, happiness and nature’s beauty so that everyone can enjoy the beauty and abundance of the natural world. Corporations and governments can reverse global warming and bring back wildlife populations, heal their sick children and families, and begin to create harmony between nations.  It all comes down to healing.

When people have been hurt, they hurt others.  If you listen to an angry stranger in the street who’s yelling and cursing, you’ll have a pretty good idea of the environment that they grew up in.  Somebody yelled and cursed at them, and probably hit them, or worse.  Listen to their words.  In their anger, they’re reliving the trauma they experienced as a child.

How can abused children function in loving way?  They can’t.  Everyone needs to heal your heart, or the repercussions could be devastating.

Safehorizon.org reports that 1 in 10 children suffer from child maltreatment. 1 in 16 children suffer from sexual abuse. Nearly 1 in 10 children are witnesses to family violence.  These statistics are what’s reported.  Abuse is usually a deep dark family secret so I suspect these numbers are an understatement.

13151030_936580499794152_1445721608_nWar is just another form of abuse against mankind.  How can soldiers kill and torture each other and expect to remain emotionally healthy. They can’t. Governments haven’t figured out that communication, cooperation and love are the only ways to resolve conflict. Governments and Corporations are so fixated on greed that they don’t care if they kill thousands of people to access a country’s natural resources.  They don’t care if the planet’s ecosystems and wildlife populations are devastated, sick and dying.  They don’t care if their children are emotionally traumatized, sick and suffering from the ill effects of man-made toxins in the water and air.  They don’t care because they worship money.

Mother Earth and the non-physical world of spirit that governs us, will only take so much abuse before correcting things and bringing all back into balance.  In their gut, people know this, which is why doomsday is on many people’s minds.  However, when we all do the work to heal ourselves and each other, there doesn’t need to be a doomsday.

Healing yourself takes work, but we’re all on this planet to heal ourselves and each other.  Find a healer, a hypnotist, psychiatrist and do whatever it takes to heal yourself mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.  Then, get others on the healing path.  This is how you save the planet.  You can only heal the planet when people themselves are healed.

Zeus at ShambalaPeople don’t care about nature because they’re hoping money and stuff will make them happy. It won’t.  It’s only when people heal their hearts that they become happy.  And once they’re happy, people around them will be happy, and there will be a ripple effect of happiness. People will start to focus on what’s truly important – their soul, the souls of other people, and the beautiful planet we share with the wildlife and each other.

Thankfully, some people are working hard to save the wildlife.  Some of the more famous environmental activists include Canadians David Suzuki, James Cameron, R. Murray Schaefer, and Rachel McAdams.  Famous activists around the world include Jane Goodall, Julia “Butterfly” Hill, Al Gore, Erin Brockovich, David Attenborough, Pierce Brosnan,  Daryl Hannah, Jean Michel Cousteau, Vandana Shiva, Winona LaDuke, Amory Lovins, Rutger Hauer, Mike Manning, Loren Legarda, and Norman Myers.

More celebrities are stepping-up to protect animals:

Breaking news, internet: Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are planning a reunion on
May 7, 2016 to fight for animal rights.stewart4-2ead6fe7f04a52e1e873a66db259a32d

“Stewart and Colbert are headed to the Montclair Film Festival together on Saturday, May 7, and the former “Daily Show” host plans to introduce the documentary “Unlocking the Cage.” Colbert is on the festival’s advisory board, and his wife, Evelyn, is the board president.

“Unlocking the Cage” follows the story of lawyer Steven Wise, who aims to “break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans.”

“Given that the Supreme Court has ruled that corporations are people, why not chimps?” a film explainer given to Upworthy noted.”

Below is a progress report on how mankind is doing in terms of saving the wildlife populations of this planet.  The results are dismal so we all need to step-up and do our part.
ref: lifeadvicesource.com

polar-bears-730-x-350 (1)No one can deny the demanding presence of a polar bear. While they are massive they still look gentle. Most polar bears are found in the Arctic Ocean. This is why they are considered marine mammals. Their body fat and water resistant coat helps protect them from the frigid waters of the Arctic. They feed mainly on seals. Polar bears are divided into 19 subpopulations and three of them are near extinction. The reason for this is due to the changes in climate. Polar bears have been declining since the early 2000’s. In 2008, the Endangered Species Act listed them as a ‘threatened species’

giant-pandas-730-x-350Bamboo is the panda’s main source of food. This lovable animal, adored the whole world over, is endangered. That is because of China’s growth and the panda’s ability to find food. When they make way for new development, the forests are cut down, moving the panda’s further away from their food source. Another cause of the panda’s near extinction is poaching.

It is difficult to look at a giant panda and not want to hug it. This cute bear is often seen as China’s most adored animal. They are rare among the bear family. That is why it is often considered a big deal when a zoo has acquired one. They are found in the forests of western China since this is where the highest concentration of bamboo can be found.

sumatran-tiger-730x-350Despite strict laws to discourage poaching, it is still big business in Asia and doesn’t show signs of slowing down. Without the proper environment and food for the tigers to eat, it will not be long before the Sumatran Tiger is completely extinct.

Despite early efforts in India to save the tiger, it remains threatened by Asia’s demand for body parts. The Bengal Tiger’s food source is also declining because of the rise of sea levels due to climate changes.

Snow leopards are able to easily trek steep mountain slopes because of the way they are made. Their hind legs enable them to leap six times their body length. Their elongated tails provide agility and balance. The snow leopard can be seen in up to 12 known countries. They are snow-leopards-730-x-350facing extinction for the same reason as other animals, climate change. They eat the vegetation that is found in tree-lined areas. This is why they mostly live where both trees and snow meet in the mountains.

Since temperatures continue to rise, the snow is becoming scarce. This means that the snow leopard has to go to higher elevations. When they move further away from the tree-lined areas, their food source is limited. There are an estimated 3500 to 7000 snow leopards remaining in the wild and up to 700 in zoos around the world.

ganges-river-dolphin-730-x-350Among some of the oldest animals in the world are dolphins. The Ganges River Dolphin lives in freshwater. Since they are also blind, they hunt their pray by using ultrasonic sounds, which allow them to imagine where their prey is, in their mind. They seldom travel in large groups.

The female Ganges River Dolphin is distinctively larger than the male. There are believed to be less than 2,000 remaining today. They are becoming extinct because of fishing, bridge and dam construction; which decrease their level of mobility, boat collisions, water pollution and hunting.

chimpanzees-730-x-350The seemingly friendly chimpanzee is unfortunately an endangered species. Many people think they are monkeys but in reality, they are apes. Monkeys have tails, apes do not. They spend the majority of their time in trees and are rarely found wondering around on the ground. It is estimated that there are less than 300,000 chimpanzees left in Africa.

The last Ivory Coast census noted that there was a decrease of 90% in chimpanzees in the last twenty years. As humans closest cousins these apes are becoming extinct due to mining, disease, logging and oil drilling in Africa. The diseases that they encounter are generally not life threatening to humans but they are to a chimpanzee. Since they are coming into contact with humans more often, the threat has increased. Unfortunately, human contact may be doing more harm to the chimpanzee than good.

sea-lions-730-x-350When you see a sea lion it is usually in a colony, mounted on a rock. They only get back into the water to find food and cool down. All over the world there is a decline in Sea Lions. Unfortunately, humans are partly to blame for their near extinction. Conservation plans have been implemented in order to save them from extinction. It is illegal for humans to harm, hunt or kill Sea Lions. However, many of the laws that have been created to help save them are not enforced.

Like humans, as Sea Lions age, they begin to suffer from health issues like cancer and pneumonia. Once they are sick, it is difficult to nurse them back to health. Despite everyone’s best efforts, it may be impossible to save the Sea Lion from extinction.

jaguar-730-x-350The Jaguar is among the biggest and most powerful of all wild cats. Although, often confused with the leopard, the jaguar is actually larger. The jaguar is distinctively different than the leopard; some are even white in color. They are almost extinct because the animal preys on livestock and farmers either kill them or have them driven off their land.

They are almost extinct because the animal preys on livestock and farmers either kill them or have them driven off their land.  Poachers also hunt them for their coats. There are fewer remaining in the United States than in any other part of the world. The jaguar needs a lot of tropical rain forest space in order to survive. However, farming, mining, road construction and new subdivisions are making it impossible for the jaguar to remain where they are. Without the proper environment, this wild cat will not survive extinction.

whale-shark-730x350Whale sharks are a big attraction at theme parks. They are the largest sharks in the world and generally are found alone in the water. Despite their size, this shark is very gentle. They are no threat to humans. They feed on plankton, algae, fish eggs and krill. They swim in the deep waters of the South Atlantic, Indian and South Pacific oceans.

The Whale Shark is recognized for its large mouth. They feed on swarms of small animals by simply opening their large mouths. Even though they are gentle in nature, they are still targeted by commercial fisherman. The carcass of a Whale Shark could earn someone up to $30,000. The parts of the shark are used for a variety of commercial reasons, such as, soup, handbags and fish oil for supplements. The numbers of Whale Sharks continue to decline annually, placing them on the endangered species list.

We can fix this.  We can heal our hearts and the hearts of others.  We can also protest environmentally toxic and destructive practices, stop buying animal products, influence corporations and governments to reverse climate change and pour funds into saving the environment and its animal populations.  We can volunteer, donate to organizations working to save the wildlife.  We can practice environmental conservation and sustainability, plus become vocal and discourage others from harming wildlife.  Human populations are massive.  If more people collaborated to save the wilderness and its creatures, extinction and destruction of wild habitat would become a non-issue.