Nature Wisdom

With Pat Tuholske


 The Great Oil Flood


The Great Oil Flood of 2010 – this is our legacy.  The beautiful Gulf of Mexico is being sacrificed to our oil addiction.  We may not have made the decision to leave off a safety valve but we are each responsible in some way for this Great Oil Flood because of our devotion to the lifestyle oil provides us.

It is vitally important we learn from this mistake and use our anger as a catalyst to make lifestyle changes and create a new awareness.   We can support green businesses, take mass transit, carpool, walk or bike, boycott BP, use renewable energy, travel to the Gulf to help and send out strong heartfelt prayers.

Through experience, I have learned that the best way to respond when Nature needs help is not through anger but through a high level of love and gratitude.  Responding with anger will stop the healing energy flow.  Let anger be your catalyst to change and gratefulness cast a healing net over the Gulf.

Each drop in our watershed reaches the Gulf.  It is a simple but powerful thing to make a prayer to reach the stricken waters.  Write loving prayers on a piece of bark and cast it off in your nearest stream.   Send your prayers to the waters, the animals, and the people.

An effective method of prayer is toning.  Simply vocalize a prolonged single note as you visualize the water in its pure, divine, original state.  Toning will strengthen the hallowed state of water and help it reawaken and reclaim its true nature.  The water can then transform the oil toxins.  Check out Sandra Ingerman’s book “Medicine for the Earth” and her work on transmuting environmental toxins.

Pray for the stricken animals of the Gulf through the animals you encounter in your daily life.  Consciously send the blueprint of health and strength to the entire species that they be unaffected by the toxic effects of the oil.  Surround them with light and lead them to clear waters.

Appeal to the higher intelligence of the engineers in charge of the cleanup to be guided in the right direction and receive divine inspiration.  The answers are out there.  Pray they find them.

Envision those living in the region surrounded by ancestors and angels to help them find their way through this terrible time.  May they be able to reclaim their health, heritage and livelihood.  Remember the eleven innocent men who were killed.  May we honor their lives and deaths by doing what we can to assure this never happens again.

Dr. Masaru Emoto is the scientist from Japan who has conducted research on the characteristics of water and is the author of “The Hidden Messages in the Water”.  One of the things his research has shown is that water physically responds to emotions.  Instead of responding with anger to the Oil Flood, it may be more beneficial to respond with loving gratitude. We may be able to shift the balance and help with the cleanup by speaking Dr. Emoto’s words several times each day.

“I send the energy of love and gratitude to the waters and all living creatures in the Gulf of Mexico and its surroundings.  To the whales, dolphins, pelicans, fish, shellfish, plankton, coral, and algae … to ALL living creatures … I am sorry.  Please forgive me. Thank you. I Love You.”

I trust in Nature.  Nature will eventually find a way to heal what we have done.  In the meantime, I’m going to do what I can to help.

Check out Pat Tuholske’s new blog “Nature as Healer” for musings on the Human/Nature relationship.  Go to elementalearthcamp.com. Pat is the facilitator of Elemental Earthcamp  “off the grid” eco-camp and shamanic retreat..