EMPATHY, HELPLESSNESS & FIRE.

Sometimes I’m pretty sure i’m on the spectrum.

(quite a few people have suggested this)

My favorite place is surrounded by fire.

Mentally I “know” it’s really tough for people right now and could ‘sort of’ feel the pain of the region.

Nevertheless I’m on a mission.

I have goals ranging from the personal to the intergalactic and often my strategy is to focus on that and nothing else.

It works in so many ways.

In the back of my mind though I keep thinking about wildlife.

Like.. people I really DO care about but.. y’know.. houses are insured and emotionally it’s very traumatic but most humans will manage not to get burned to death.

(3 people have died and 170 properties gone).

But.. animals have no options.

This has been on my mind in between:

Planning my empire. hitting my gym goals. organising retreats in Bali and Egypt. Packing to teach tantra in Melbourne and.. closing the deal on a place to live.

So i’m super inspired AND surrounded by this grief and foreboding.

Today as I drove up to Brisbane I saw bats.

BATS DO NOT FLY AROUND IN THE DAY.

The Australian flying fox is one of my favorite animals.

It’s the first Australian animal I ever touched as a kid before moving to Australia.

They are sensitive, intelligent and when flying in a pack across the sky super cheeky and badass.

Something twigged in my brain/heart/nervous system and I just started crying and crying.

This is fucked.

Really fucked.

And “WE” did this.

I’m complicit in it as much as anyone.

I’m a meat eating, globetrotting (because fuel), ambitious, expansion obsessed human.

I feel justified in it because I genuinely feel aligned to a higher mission but what nutcase can’t use that rationalistion.

Mia Mor is accelerating the development of the environmental conscious that was so strong in me in a teen but didn’t make it intact through my 20s.

The more trauma i heal, the more in my body i get the more i feel my environment but sometimes i wonder if im just not very ‘earthy’???

And then I thought about the government.

I rarely ever think about government except as something that I might have to work around OR from a sociological measurement of where we are as a species and what people who actually BELIEVE in the system are prepared to tolerate.

But..

I started thinking about how much Australia spends on defence ($38B) and how much on fire response (harder to find but looks like around $4B).

I started thinking about how when Australia was about to tax mining companies, the companies launched an epic campaign (like $20M worth), stop the tax and managed to dethrone a prime minister in the process.

It (to me at the time) was a clear indicator that BUSINESS has more power than politics and strengthened my resolve to choose that path to create the world I wanted.

I’m not very political in the sense of involvement with the ‘democratic’ system.

I don’t vote and never will.

I have my own weird wizardy agendas of how I intend to shape what happens on Earth and pound for pound they seem to work better than participating in the farce of politics.

But.. right now I feel sad, and angry and.. not powerful enough.

Once I got to Bris i started watching videos on instagram of people taking care of burned wildlife.

HEART. BROKEN.

Right now i’m taking time to engage.

To think about the global and systems level implications.

To feel as deeply as i can and..

To donate some money both from Dane Tomas Enterprises and from the Spiral Institute.

In the link i’ve shared my first choice (Port Macquarie Koala Hospital).

I’ll make some more as the days go on AND.. if people want to share other organisations (perhaps supporting humans AND animals as well) feel free to do so in the comments.

OVERSEAS FAM I’D LOVE IF YOU COULD DONATE SOME $$$ TOO

  

PS: if you feel to share – please do AND include the link:

(https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-thirsty-koalas-devastated-b…)

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