AN ASSAULT ON MY HOME & FAMILY

Bohemian Babe Travels
by Christina Grozik

My home has been violated and my brothers and sisters were assaulted. The violators broke into my safe place looking for money to stash into their already fat pockets. I know who the perpetrators were and they were not hungry nor were they in need of the basic necessities. They are actually wealthier than most. So why would they enter my sacred space to destroy everything that holds value to me?

The things and beings that are my life source have been thoughtlessly plundered by men with callous hearts seeking a quick buck. The things that are most precious to me and hold the most meaning in my life fell into savage hands leaving my world barren. How will I rebuild?

Can it even be done without a miracle from above?

They not only stole the things that are woven into my heart, but have created an emotional imbalance and left me with a sense of constant anxiety not knowing how to live on a daily basis anymore. They have caused a huge disconnection within me and I can’t seem to find my way.

The items they took from me can never be returned and those they didn’t take, they damaged to a point that they cannot be restored. In addition to this heinous violent crime, they also assaulted my brothers and sisters. Some were poisoned with toxic materials and I’m not sure if they will survive. The others were hunted down and brutally attacked over land and money. They were violated in the most brutal way. When is enough, enough? How is it okay that these vicious acts are permitted? Will these criminals pay for their actions? Probably not because the neighbors have all turned a blind eye and no one is willing to get involved. What if it were happening to them? Today it is my house and family. Someday it is sure to be theirs. When we do not work together then we all lose.

Do we not make it a priority to protect our homes and loved ones on a daily basis? Would you wake up one day when an intruder crosses that boundary and enters your sacred space and decide that perhaps today it is permissible for them to do so? Would you only defend your home on a designated day of the week, month or year? I think not.

Well, on a bigger scale, this planet is our home. The bees, wolves, whales and other creatures are our brothers and sisters. The trees, oceans and soil are home for all of us and work together as an all-encompassing system to provide us with life’s essentials. They take care of me and I do my best to do the same in return. They are my foundation and I believe they are worth fighting for on a daily basis. I value the importance of Earth Day because it draws attention to vital issues, but everyday the Earth should be treated with the love and respect that our home deserves.

As Albert Einstein said, “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”

Everything in creation is interconnected, everything depends on something else outside of itself for survival. Here are the roles that you will see in my family:

Bees – They are responsible for producing some of our favorite foods like almonds, avocados, blueberries, oranges, carrots, apples and cherries not to mention delicious honey. Approximately 1/3 of all the vegetables and fruits are produced with the help of bees. They also support us in gauging the health of our environment.

Wolves – It has been proven that wolves are ecosystem engineers. This was demonstrated when they were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park in 1995. Not only were movement patterns of certain creatures altered, but new animals were attracted to the area as well. Trees flourished again. River erosion was also reduced. It truly provided an insight as to how everything is connected. Check out this incredible video created by Sustainable Man that perfectly illustrates the discovery. It is truly breathtaking.

http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/how-wolves-change-rivers

Whales – Whales help to reduce greenhouse gases. They facilitate carbon absorption through their fecal plumes and also through their movement. In a nutshell, they literally change our atmosphere in an extraordinary way.

Trees – Trees provide us with so much. Not only do they provide oxygen, but they also help to clean our air, prevent soil erosion, provide food and absorb carbon dioxide (CO2.)

Water – About 70% of the human body is comprised of water and coincidentally 70% of the Earth is covered in water. Ancient people would seek out water and some of the first cities were built close to bodies of water. These people understood that it is life. It is essential to human life and cells within the body would die without it.

Soil – Well, it nurtures plant growth providing us with nutrition and delicious tasting food. It also stores carbon and is vital to regulating our climate.

So to me, everyday should be Earth Day because it is my home and the creatures on it are my family that all play a critical part to life.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

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