Circle of Life in the Oceans
The oceans were full of sea life that sprang forth more life. The circle of life was free to evolve and produce and grow with great abundance. The whales ensured more life in the sea by using their great power to produce a ripple effect in the sea to stir up even the smallest organism deep in the sea to feed the tiniest of creatures who fed the bigger and bigger mammals right up to the whales who again ripple more abundance in the circle of life.
Circle of Life on Land
On land the animals, reptiles and insects were free to enjoy the grasses and trees created for them to seek refugee in storms and shelter on hot days. They were all wild yet tame for they are the most tender at heart. The horses galloped with great strength and beauty across the Great Meadows as free as the wind in their manes flowing to and fro. All of life helped one another in learning how to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summers, how to care for one another and produce abundance in the circle of life. They circled the earth and ate from the lands which helped more vegetation grow. They didn't need to produce fires or dams, they freely allowed nature to grow. And so it did, lush and full of life. And in all of the land in spring they could hear nature call out loud and clear, "Dan-de-lions are roaring!" which gave the bees the signal to come out and pollinate the crops and animals the sign it was soon time to prepare to give birth to the next generations.
Circle of Life in Air
In the air the great birds flew over and gave warnings and insights to the animals and mammals. They flew to the heavens and brought back great tidings of love to fill the earth with the warmth it needs to flow from one another to ensure the circle of life lives on. The circle of life continues not only in the sea but also on land and air and touches all we can and cannot see and feel for we are all connected in this great web of life.
Enter mankind...... devastation, destruction, devoid of the love for the circle of life. At first mankind saw the animals as helpers and learned and grew with them and around them. But the world grew more away from the circle of life and more toward greed and poverty of fellow mankind. The waters were muddied with toxic chemicals that make the mammals swim for their lives even trying to live on the land but alas they realize upon arriving that land is not the answer at which time they perish for they can no longer live in the destruction of the sea. The animals on earth are happy to help out but soon are trapped in cages and dungeons and prisons surrounded by mankind staring and mocking them. The birds in the air are met with machines that clip their wings instead of soaring with them to great heights.
Mankind took from nature and produced all forms of money, they bargained, sought after, bought and sold but in the process of repaying their debts they forgot to give so freely to that which provided them with the riches of life; nature and the circle of life. Instead of learning from the land they took from it and all upon it. The top spinning and spinning, round and round, faster and faster as it goes. In the midst of the smog, nature lives on in sprite of mankind's desires and lusts of shiny objects, tall buildings, and conquering that which they can never take with them into the darkness.
And so the bond of the circle of life is disconnected. The circle left open for ill and unrest to enter and cause havoc. The earth shakes and trembles as destruction continues. It cries out and we run but no one tries to calm it. Once peaceful and serene the earth now rallies in the forests and mountains, along the streams and discusses how to take back their Great Meadows, how to reproduce to save life, not only their own but mankind in the doing. But it is met with great opposition, it tries to breathe but the forests are cut and burned, the waters are filled with toxic waste, the air is blasted full of smog and still nature rallies and races ahead trying and succeeding to keep us well, yet we continue to wear our masks and be blind. Where one trees falls, another need grow; the breath of life. And so nature wonders at the end of the day if it is all worth it and so into the night it goes resting and retreating and hoping for a better day tomorrow. And dawn breaks anew renewed and full of life. Lucky are we that it has not yet given up upon us.
The Bonds That Grow
For no one can stop nature from happening and so the circle of life begins again forming small bonds and growing to join more and more bonds that circle the earth to form one. The sun shines to provide vital nutrients to nature's goodness upon our earth. The rain falls to fill us with much needed moisture as it comes drop by drop. The rainbows come forth in celebration of God's great love for life. And so the circle continues in spite of our sorrow to fulfill us with the joys in life in spite of ourselves. Nature continues to fill the earth with the love that it needs to grow and nurture life of all kinds and sizes without judgment.
Secrets of Nature
Nature smiles everyday with its secrets intact. Long after mankind is gone, nature will renew itself and live on. But take not it for granted, it grows weary and weak and needs to replenish, before us it seeks. Seek to free it and so shall it be.
Maria Lisa Polegatto
June 8, 2016