Water is a fantastic element, and I am continuously fascinated by it. As it turns out, water is not only necessary for life but also plays a significant role in climate change.
It is a well-known fact that the ocean is absorbing most of the heat added to Earth’s system due to the burning of fossil fuels. Among other things, warmer waters cause coral bleaching and force many species to migrate so that they can maintain the temperature conditions they need to survive. Ocean waters are also becoming more acidic, which is directly harming ocean plants and shell-forming organisms. All these changes are, in turn, affecting the lives of many people who rely on the ocean for food. As seawater warms, it expands. That, combined with the melting of the ice around the South and the North Poles, is making sea levels rise.
Also, changes in ocean temperatures and wind patterns due to climate change can alter oceanic currents. Such changes have the potential of impacting not only marine life but also terrestrial life since currents play a crucial role in maintaining the planet’s climate.
Climate change is one of the biggest (if not the biggest) challenges the human race has created for itself (I can also think of nuclear weapons). We can pretend it doesn’t exist, or we can acknowledge it and get to work.
It is, therefore, time for us to re-evaluate our relationship with water and the environment as a whole. However, I dare say that we will only be able to do that once we change our relationship with ourselves.
As I sat down to write this book, I was guided down a path that made me pause and reconsider where we are and where we are going as spirits in human form. It dawned on me that we are being given the task of becoming custodians of the environment.
However, the transformation we want to see in the world will only occur as a consequence of our raised awareness. That is, as we shatter the false sense of self (i.e., the ego), the light and clarity that we really are will manifest itself through our doing in the world.
Water People tells the story of a group of water-loving souls determined to transform the way we treat each other and the environment. It is a call to action disguised as a novel. It challenges its readers to first connect with the universal love energy within and then act as agents of transformation in the world.
The moment has come. It is time for us to leap to a new world order, one that is based on compassion for ourselves, others, and the environment.
Water People invites you to become a caretaker of the planet by first becoming at caretaker of your mind.