Maybe it’s a coincidence, but I’m starting to hear reports of people in Mississippi and other southern states coming down with sudden, severe illnesses.  High fevers.  Stomach flu.  Symptoms so serious that people can’t even get rest when they are lying in bed.  I’m starting to wonder whether there is an energetic connection between what’s happening in the Gulf of Mexico with the BP oil spill, and what’s happening in people’s bodies.

Today I learned that despite a global outpouring of concern, environmental waivers are still being issued for new deep water drilling.  The donations that have been sent of clean human and pet hair to make booms to protect the coastline has been rejected, in favor of a commercial boom for which higher costs must be paid.  Congress and the current administration still seem to be ineffective in putting into place effective controls and to take charge of the spill, let alone the safeguards that should have been in place all along.  A person could rightly feel frustrated — and you can bet that people living in the Gulf region already are!

I’m a firm believer in finding solutions.  I believe that the best answers are available, even if we haven’t found them yet.  For instance, I know that there are enzymes that “eat” oil molecules and produce no harmful substances in the process.  Why can’t we use them?  I have no idea.  But one thing is certain:  if we all pretend that we are helpless, we will be!

I want to share with you a Native American’s take on the oil spill.  Jim Pathfinder Ewing wrote this on his blog this week.  He lives in Mississippi, right where it’s all happening. I like what he says.  First of all, it’s sensible.  And second, it’s something anyone really CAN do.  Maybe for once we should listen and act on it.  At least please read this and share it with your family and friends.

And meanwhile, stop listening to all the doomsayers.  Find out what works, get connected with your elected officials, and raise some ruckus until it gets done.  You can make a difference when you refuse to be helpless — and do as your heart leads you.  Make your voice count, by making it heard where people have to listen.