The events in Japan, New Zealand, the Arab world and elsewhere have created a feeling of uncertainty and edginess in many observers of these great occurrences.
Memories have been stirred of Chernobyl, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and complacency about the safety of our nuclear processes has been shaken. It is ironic that it was the use of the nuclear option on Japan which ended the last world war, and once again it is that country which reminds us of the need for vigilance, transparency and questioning of the use of volatile and potentially dangerous materials.
I wonder how much we humans have learned about the value of working with the gifts of nature rather than working with what is un-natural? We had the opportunity in 1945, when humanity witnessed the horrors of nuclear attack and vowed it would never happen again: we have had sixty six years……..and the developed world is more dependent on nuclear energy than ever before. Whether it is used in war or for peaceful reasons, it is all about power and as in all things, when power is mis-used it can be devastating.
The Japanese tragedy we are witnessing is a gift for which we should be grateful, while we grieve and empathise also. There is more yet to unfold, but already national governments and experts are realising the implications for their counties and it may be that from this sequence of crises change will come that ultimately will help us to live in co-operation with the planet, benefiting from her free natural resources as we have done for millennia.
Meanwhile, if you are feeling a little anxious or fearful without knowing quite why, put it down to old remembering. Atlantis fell through misuse of power, necessarily so, but man and spirit lived on. Our world has shaken much in recent months, but what comes from it will be seen, in time, to be very wonderful. Please accept it for what it is, with discernment and without fear if you can.