In these times, we become aware that the darkness is more dense and more deceptive than we’ve consciously experienced before. Apparently, those who know the hard facts believe they must hold them back, whether because they themselves can not face them, or because they believe that we cannot face them, or both. The darkness of enforced ignorance, or willful ignorance, and of designed deception is one of the greatest downfalls of modern humanity.

On the one hand, we have a disease let loose from a laboratory being chased by vaccines that are not as effective or as safe as promised, with alternative treatments used successfully around the world actively suppressed and belied. But an even grave danger is the tipping point of oceanic warming and the thinning and loss of arctic ice, which acts as a mirror, reflecting heat away from the ocean. Record levels of flash floods, heat spells, and freezing weather plus a lack of bees and water pose an imminent threat to the world’s food supply and endanger the survival of entire populations. 

If we came together to actualize the meer reflection project, we might have a chance at staving off the worse consequences of oceanic warming and loss of ice. Yet this discussion is not happening.

I pray now for a humankind that insists on knowing and understanding the facts and that acts to protect life on earth.

Below is a video of a poem, “No Regrets,”written by Danna Faulds and read by a climate scientist Beril Sirmacek with music by Frank Weening.

In this video, the question: what if this is the end, is met by a realistic acceptance of probabilities: she has reconciled herself to the probability of irreversible climate change, with its devastating consequences–but she embraces her spirituality, and lives fully and with heart.