We live on a wonderful planet that has air and water, plants and animals big and microscopic. Mother Earth, or Gaia, has been worshipped for millennia in many forms with different names. The fertility goddess, she represents life giving birth, growing crops, and the bounty of nature. Gaia supports life with a thin layer of soil and atmosphere between solid rock and outer space.

Gaia breathes in and out each day and season in various ways. Plants and animals both breathe what the other exhales. Life is connected by our breaths, and by the water we drink. Our ancestors knew that everything is cosmic energy and spirit, and Indigenous people still know that. Spiritual awakening is needed for our mission to protect and preserve our planet.

Gaia has seen life evolve for some four billion years to reach the present. Cataclysmic events, like a comet hitting Earth, drove a majority of species extinct five times. But this time, it is the actions by one species, Humans, that is causing a sixth mass extinction. Urbanization and farming have led to deforestation and habitat loss. Since the Industrial Revolution, people have been warming our planet, harming ecosystems, and threatening the survival of many species.

Gaia is overheating rapidly from our pollution, with unknown consequences for humans and other species. We must prevent any more harm, and must clean up the air, water, and soil from our pollution and sprawl. We must rewild most of our planet and help Gaia heal herself. Everyone must do whatever we can to create a healthy, holistic and sustainable civilization.   

Robert Raven

Robert Raven grew up on three continents, but he's lived in the SF Bay Area for forty years. He is a retired high school teacher, with a BA in Government and a MA in History. He has been an advocate all of his adult life on various national and local issues.

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  1. Kim

    So good! Love it!

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