Above the drumbeat of heavy news and dire predictions, nature serenely fulfils her promise of seasonal change and evolution as she has done for all time; whatever the time of year she brings beauty and colour and light, encouraging us to rise above the man-made fear and negative anticipation which holds us down and darkens our world.
As we change so too does nature, sometimes in response to what we humans do and sometimes as a result of the choices of Earth. Every great weather age has been deliberate and for a reason, whether it was an age of ice or an age of desert, and it helps to remember this in all the talk of man-made climate change.
If all the aspirations of COP 27 are met and more, nonetheless the Planet will continue to change in the way she wishes, though hopefully with fewer pollutants and more care for her lands, seas and skies than we have seen for centuries. The wish to “save the Planet” is worthy, but some of the solutions proposed are top down rather than bottom up, and could do more harm to Earth than good. History may reflect wryly on current climate change punditry and action in years to come.
Our beautiful Planet is important to God, and her well-being is the one aspect of free will which is sacrosanct. God created Earth and her skies and her people as an experiment in human choice: the human race was given the unique gift of free will in order to choose, experience, learn and grow, and it was given the responsibility too of caring for Earth and her other inhabitants. While God cares deeply for every person, God will not intervene in what we do unless it endangers the existence of the Planet. Earth and her survival comes first even at the expense of human beings.
The power of Gaia and the care of Spirit ensures Earth will be and will have what is in her best interests, whether it suits Man or not. There may be hard lessons if humans continue to put themselves first.
It is heartening that, away from the climate change scientists and expensive gatherings of virtue-signalling governments and companies where promises are made and not fulfilled, communities of people who truly care for the Planet, her environment and wildlife, are working quietly to create wildlife corridors or pollinating meadows, to plant trees and to encourage a more natural, kind way of managing a garden or an estate. They want to work with nature according to what nature wants rather controlling nature for man’s convenience.
Everyone benefits when we cooperate with Nature rather than fight her. Why fight with God?