The Great Reversal

a new light shines on mother earth image eraoflightdotcomThis morning, I went for a hike with my friend, Beth, at our local state park – a 450-acre haven of gardens and trails along the shore of the Merrimack River. These days, the parking lot is usually full and the trails are scattered with socially-distanced humans (and dogs) walking, hiking, or jogging through the woods.

Sometimes, as I move along the familiar paths, I secretly pray that the park works its magic on everyone who enters. I imagine the sweet smell of wild honeysuckle or ancient pine infusing each guest with an aroma that lingers long after their visit has ended. Or that the swelling lilac and rhododendron bushes excite people so much with the promise of their beauty, that they can’t wait to come back to see the buds burst into colorful blooms.

I pray for forest epiphanies, the kind of transcendent moments that reconnect us to our souls when we get lost.

Yes, I want the experience of being with Mother Nature to carve deep neural pathways into the brains of everyone who enters the park these days so they’re incapable of resisting the urge to come back over and over again long after the pandemic has passed.

Why? Because I care about the health and safety of our planet – her mountains, oceans and fields, and all the beings she shares with us – the birds, animals, insects, and plants. I not only want them to be protected, I want them to be revered. Because I know that when we’ve grown to honor the sacredness of the earth, we will have arrived at a place where we value each other as well. Then, the “Great Reversal” can begin and instead of spreading viruses, we’ll spread healing, compassion, and love.

Sound touchy-feely?
Too good to be true?

Consider the alternative…

In the end, Nature always wins. I was reminded of this truth when my friend, Kelly, sent me the following poem by Haroon Rashid. I was struck silent by his message:

We fell asleep in one world, and woke up in another.

Suddenly Disney is out of magic,
Paris is no longer romantic,
New York doesn’t stand up anymore,
The Chinese wall is no longer a fortress, and Mecca is empty.

Hugs & kisses suddenly become weapons, and not visiting parents & friends becomes an act of love.

Suddenly you realize that power, beauty & money are worthless, and can’t get you the oxygen you’re fighting for.

The world continues its life and it is beautiful. It only puts humans in cages. I think it’s sending us a message:

“You are not necessary. The air, earth, water and sky without you are fine. When you come back, remember that you are my guests. Not my masters.”

I send blessings to you this week as we all continue to find our way to back to what really matters.


Life Makeover for the Year 2017(sm) is written and produced by Cheryl Richardson.© Copyright 1999-2016 Cheryl Richardson, P.O. Box 13, Newburyport, MA 01950, All rights reserved. Used with permission.

5 Replies to “The Great Reversal”

  1. John L

    Alright! I live near the Meramec river in Missouri, one of the wonderful “states of being” of New America. New is a great acronym for Never Ending Wonder! As Albert Einstein said, reduce things to as simple as possible, but no simpler. We are in advanced holographic game that has given us the opportunity, because of limitation, to have a greater appreciation of the quality of our gift. Two vibes I broadcast on a regular basis are, Ascending Harmonious Hearts Beating As One and Sparkling Fresh Creation of Harmonious Delight!

    1. MJT

      John!!! Your comment just lifted me up! Thank you. Beautiful.
      I am saying aloud now: Ascending Harmonious Hearts Beating As One and Sparkling Fresh Creation of Harmonious Delight!
      Thanks for that..blessings.

  2. TeeLight

    For the first time in decades I see children riding bikes, families out walking and the happiest dogs ever.
    My beloved hound tells me that the dogs are rooting for the virus, they have never had so much pack time and play since they were with their original dog families. The pets, and many children, are experiencing a life of their dreams.
    Mom and dad are home and have time for them, for the first time ever.
    Blessings can always be found if we have a heart open to find them.

    1. MJT

      Exactly TeeLight. I see so many blessings. I am elevated seeing young brothers running together and parents with their children. This morning walking through a park/estate that is abound with blooms I saw two very young boys nature drawing … looking at the flowers…
      I am posting an article on my site about how our fur families are finally receiving the presence and conscious love they always deserve, even as we run from here to there.