Dan, my partner and best friend wrote this today and it spoke so loudly
that I could not deny my own responsibilities any longer.
(quoted) There are
many responses being made to the Gulf oil disaster. The finger pointing
has started and will continue for years. Even numerous Pagan web sites
are calling for magickal or energetic intervention. They want us to do
spells to protect the earth, to protect species from dying in the oil
and dispersant soaked waters; they want us to work and do spells for
people to seek alternate energy sources.
All of this misses the essential point.
Karma cannot be fooled. Karma applies to the universe at large, not
just to humans. Either it is a universal law, or it is no law at all.
For it to be limited to just humans is absurd.
The Gulf oil spill is a karmic event and the results are karmic events.
Blaming is meaningless, it has happened. Doing magickal work to protect
the earth is largely meaningless as the oil is there, and more is
coming, and engineers have little hope of stopping it. Magick works on
the possible, not the impossible. Human emotional responses range from
strident anger calling for boycotts and lawsuits or criminal
prosecutions to burying head in hands, getting drunk and deciding that
we're all screwed, anyway, so, why care?
Doing spells to protect and heal the earth are, for the most part,
useless as the damage is done. Species go extinct as a natural thing
every few days. More will go extinct due to this oil disaster. That is
very sad, but a pragmatic view knows that other species will take their
place in time and all the depredations humans do to the earth will be
repaired after we cease to exist as a species.
So, what can or should we do? We don't live where we can help clean oil
residue off sea birds or help skim oil from a Louisiana swamp. However,
we can send energy. What then, should our energy be sent for? Here are
Energy for wisdom on the part of the petroleum
engineers and geologists to find a solution to this gush of crude oil.
Energy to those planning future oil drilling to have the wisdom to not
exceed their understanding and find safe solutions to prevent spills
before they happen.
Energy to the multitudes of people being directly injured by the oil to
be creative in finding a way to make a new living and support their
We grieve for all the creatures who are dying because of human failure,
yet no civilization can function without fuel. We remember the humans
who are blameless, yet are suffering. Most of all we cannot sit idly by
and do nothing while Gaia weeps.
Dan and I send out a heartfelt call to all Pagans who love Gaia, to
raise energy each day for the next 11 days, in whatever manner
suitable, and send it towards the Gulf of Mexico.
We will achieve the following:=
1. Bring relief of the terrible human suffering caused by this oil
spill and any harmed by boycotts. (Relief)
2. Bring new inspiration for the scientific community and Rough Necks
to find new and safer ways to drill for oil and contain it safely.
3. Bring protection to the sea life that is left unaffected at home and
elsewhere, and better ways of saving them from future extinction.
May the Mother hear and know we care
Mynie and Dan