I just returned from a lengthy road trip with my daughter and 7-year old grandson. We made a circuit from Portland, Oregon to Glacier National Park in Montana, to the Northern Cascades, to the Olympic Rain Forest in Washington, to the mouth of the Columbia River where it empties into the Pacific Ocean and back home again.
The amazing beauty and diversity of terrain exists because in times past the earth experienced rapid global warming, almost instantaneous freezing, massive earthquakes, erupting volcanos and enormous flooding. All these catastrophes brought destruction and extinction while at the same time creating awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping grandeur.
**Does it not seem likely that what we are currently witnessing has happened before?**
**Woolly mammoths once grazed in green, flower-filled meadows in what is now frozen tundra.**
**Can we be afraid of the future as well as in awe?**
**Can we accept the fact that we may very well not survive what is happening but that the earth will?**
We have reached a tipping point and the earth herself has stepped in and taken over and we are now witnessing things over which we truly have no control.
She does and will take care of herself in ways we do not and cannot understand.
I explore this in greater depth in my book Lost Teachings Of The Runes.