Like many of you out there I have been outraged by the oil spill in the Gulf. Part of the depth of my anger was due to my powerlessness in this situation. I can't fix this. I can't even begin to fathom what can be done to in any way mitigate the damage. It is beyond rational comprehension to think about this subject and not be incoherent with pure, blinding rage.
Those of us who practice earth based faiths are doubly hit with this crisis. Not only is a huge amount of damage being done to a unique and priceless ecosystem, but the very core of our faith has been defiled by careless hands. No act of nature, but human hands serving human needs. In some way we all feel not only angry, but guilty. We benefit from these processes, and if we did not then there would be no need for the drilling in the first place.
I recently found a blog that many have already found. They have started a movement. While being solitary I tend to keep to myself this New Moon on the 12th will find me at the waters edge, joining all my sisters and brothers out there of many faiths who will be helping to in some small way give back what we have taken.