I thought we’d try something a little different for March. The environment and climate change is something that is a major issue of discussion in the world these days and I feel it could user extra energy focus for a number or reasons.
As with many issues these days, the opinions about climate change are very divisive, especially here in the western hemisphere it seems. There are the “climate change deniers” and the “climate change believers” and people on both sides are vociferous in their claims. This same type of divisive (and often negative) chatter plays out across social media on a seemingly endless array of issues these days. This is a key area that I believe we can encourage healing and thoughtful/constructive discussions about key issues, as opposed to digging in our heals and stubbornly defending our own position without considering the motivations of those who oppose our opinions. Insulting or belittling those who disagree with us doesn’t help anyone.
Then there are the environmental issues themselves and the people who are doing all they can to make positive changes in our world. Those who are attempting to clean plastics from our oceans, ensure that pollinators continue to flourish so that we are able to grow food, and yes, minimize fossil fuel usage. All of humanity needs the energy to keep going strong, and those who are trying to make a difference need the energy to continue to push forward and maintain a positive viewpoint despite setbacks and the barrage of naysayers they encounter.
So for these reasons, and many more we will add a component for our climate and environment to our group sessions this month.