EARTHQUAKES – Ground-Breaking News

24 August 2016

Another Earthquake and this time in Italy and even more ….

BBC News reports confirm around 300 now dead.

How does this ground-breaking news affect us on the other side of the world as an individual?

How on earth can we relate to something on such a grand scale that has not touched us personally?

Do we just stand back and do nothing?
Do we get donating on the internet?
Do we feel helpless and overwhelmed?
Do we stop and ask why is this happening on our earth today?

Do we question if this has got anything to do with how we are living on this earth?

What if Mother Earth was communicating a message to us human beings?
What if this is not merely an ‘Act of God’? 

Do we as an individual have a Responsibility?
Could it be possible we have a hand in this?

How else does Mother Earth communicate to us, if not by natural disasters.

Let us put our common sense hat on and ask some important questions:

How are we really living every single day?
Do we have any tension building up inside us?
Do we feel we have buried emotions ready to explode?
Do we have undealt with issues bubbling up, waiting to erupt?
Do we have a mini earthquake going on inside our body?

Could it be possible how we choose to live everyday does have an effect on Mother Earth?
Could it be possible that we actually have a responsibility to not harm our precious planet?
Could it be possible that even just walking in anger is harming our earth plane?
Could it be possible that venting our frustration is adding tension to our earth?

Could it be possible that Mother Earth just says ENOUGH and boom – another earthquake high on the Richter scale.

Could it be that simple? 

Could this be worth considering – HOW WE LIVE AFFECTS OUR EARTH?

There is more on some of our worlds biggest Earthquakes –
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-12717980

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Comments 25

  1. Thank you Simple Living Global for once again bringing to the fore a very current and poignant topic. Earthquakes have such a ripple effect. Almost 300 people dead, but what about all of their friends, families, colleagues and everyone that knew them? They will be affected by the loss of the deceased and so that’s thousands of people directly affected. The questions you are asking are really asking us to consider whether everything that we do has a ripple effect. It is not just a case of we can do whatever in our homes or private spaces and no-one is affected. Everything that we do adds to the pool of destruction or can be healing.

    1. Correct – Simple Living Global is saying that everything we think, say and do does leave an ‘imprint’ so to speak on the earth and this is why this word RESPONSIBILITY is like a thread weaving through most of our blogs.
      You make a great point about ‘it is not just a case of we can do whatever in our homes or private spaces and no-one is affected’.
      The truth is we may think we are getting away with it but are we really?
      Is it because we do not want to be accountable for the irresponsible way in which we may be choosing to live?
      Well worth considering and pondering on..

  2. We think of our planet as “Mother Earth” because it supports us. It does not do things just for fun. No, it does things to guide us.

    So are these natural disasters trying to tell us something? Yes, we need to do something different!

    Simple Living Global is presenting another way that is different and it works for me! It has transformed my life with simple, common sense practices.

    1. Great comment Ken Elmer – Mother Earth does not do things ‘just for fun’.
      I feel natural disasters are trying to tell us something. I reckon Mother Earth is communicating with us saying ‘enough now, I have stop anymore harm in this are and re-balance so harmony can once again be restored’.
      What is interesting is to observe how many nations come together when there is a natural disaster and they forget all other differences when they are on the rescue mission and just go and do whatever is needed to truly support their fellow brothers and their country.

    2. I love that Ken points out that we refer to the planet as our “mother” and that as our mother the Earth not only supports us but guides us and that there is a purpose in what she does.

      It is obvious that we all do need to do something different in regards to how we are living with ourselves, amongst each other and on the very planet that sustains us.

  3. The author of this blog is asking us to consider taking accountability for how we live on Earth…

    Once I discovered my own outright denial and avoidance of taking responsibility for being the fully loving and tender human being I know inside I truly am, I began to step up.

    In developing more self honesty I realized that my body has been speaking to me all along (with physical mental pain and illnesses) about what effect my choices are having on it in much the same way the author suggests the Earth communicates about how she is effected by the massive lovelessness we pound her with daily.

    My body is my home, the Earth is our home; it makes sense that we start to listen in a true way, in a humble way and in a ready-to-get-real and-stop-the-suffering way to the messages these very wise living bodies are sending us all.

    I feel that my lifetime of anxiety, depression, mood swings and one shoddy life situation after another had much to do with my inner knowing that I was not taking responsibility to live the loving way of my heart. Now this has all changed; I know I am working on lifting the burden on my body and mother Earth in my daily commitment to feel and take responsibility in every area of life.

    There is a lovely purpose to this work of being who I am and it is a beautiful way to live.

    1. This is great Jo Elmer what you say about your daily commitment in taking Responsibility.
      Mother Earth is our big home and we have a home inside that home.
      So why do we think it is ok to vent our stuff onto her and not deal with it?
      We begin to feel empowered once we know that our contribution however small can make a difference to our earth plane if we make it all about taking RESPONSIBILITY.
      So choosing to deal with say our anger by getting to the root cause of what this emotional state is about and what triggers it would be a start. That is taking RESPONSIBILITY.

      As the author of this blog, I no longer feel overwhelmed by the state of our world. That does not mean I am cold, heartless, detached or in denial. It simply means I choose to live a life of true RESPONSIBILITY which is a life of true consistency and this commitment to Life that I have means I can observe what is going on in our world, continue to do my bit in the knowing I am not adding to the harm or mess.
      No perfection of course.

  4. This is a most uncomfortable blog. If there is even the smallest possibility that how we walk on the planet actually impacts its health, isn’t it time to stop and have a look at that? It’s super-convenient for us to think that stewing in emotion, letting tension build up beneath the surface has zero consequences. The alternative would mean we have to do something about how we are living – we’d have to put some work into ourselves and deal with our stuff so it didn’t happen. And yet when you think about it, it’s not such a leap, right? We know what it’s like to be near an angry person – the tension and sense of impending eruption is palpable. So much easier to see and feel that in another than to see it in yourself. But maybe it’s time to take a look at it. What if that is actually what’s happening to the planet and it’s not all just random ‘natural disaster’ – all that pent up energy has to go somewhere. Isn’t that one of the laws of physics anyway? I’m remembering my GCSE days and the Einstein E=mc2 thing: that matter contains loads of stored energy anyway. What if that matter is us and the planet and we’re needlessly pumping us/it full of tension and emotion? We’d have to make a some changes. Some serious changes. Massively worth it, I’d say.

    1. I like how you talk Jenifer Swallow about our planets ‘health’.
      It is very ‘convenient for us to think that stewing in emotion, letting tension build up beneath the surface has zero consequences’.
      The fact is we can feel another person when they are angry and we are next to them. As you say ‘maybe it is time to look at it’. Time we started dealing with our stuff so it does not continue and harm our self, others and our precious planet.
      This blog and the comments thus far are worth considering and pondering on with an open mind. Things need to change and we seem to have lost the plot so why not apply some good old fashioned common sense stuff. That is what Simple Living Global is presenting throughout this website. Stuff that makes sense.

  5. Interesting that you should say this Simple Living Global as it is true, in times of disaster we all do pull together to do whatever’s needed. Why does it take a disaster for us to pull together? Does the correction by Mother Earth also enable us to feel how we are supposed to be with each other and hence the call to action? And why do we not live like this all of the time?

    1. Great that you say this Shevon and maybe there is something more here to explore and study.
      So we come together in times of natural disaster and this is consistent. We forget our country boundaries, all prejudices and judgements in that instant.
      So what if Mother Earth is not just correcting the imbalance but giving us a greater call to say “hey guys, how about living in this way everyday and every moment because you are all one even though you think you are a different colour, race, religion, gender or live in another country. I know, as I am the earth mother and I know everything about earth life.”

  6. I have deep respect for our earth . I have worked as a farmer, fisherman, logger, and worked outside most of my life. I have seen and felt the amazing interdependence of everything on our planet. l have found that connecting to the rhythm of nature and working with it was essential to my work and life. I could not just blindly go out and fish if there was a storm, it just would not work. However if I payed attention to the weather and worked with its rhythm, it was an incredible experience being out on the ocean.

    I feel mankind has lost its connection to our earth. This has made it hard to make wise choices that work in rhythm to all of natures systems.

    The earth is our support system, we need to treat it with respect, as it has much wisdom that it can communicate to us, if we listen.

    Our earth is constantly communicating , if we do not listen, it talks louder. I feel the increasing amount and severity of natural disasters is the earth saying to humanity ” How you are living is not working! You need to live in away that takes into account all of creation!”

    1. What a comment Ken Elmer and this is real life reality at the core. You KNOW as you have worked outside respecting our precious planet for most of your life.
      Great what you say here about how we have lost our connection to earth and its rhythms and cycles. So what if there is wisdom that our Mother Earth can communicate to us but to listen we first need to connect to our inner most?
      Your reading about natural disasters may not be what everyone would subscribe to but could it be possible that what you are saying holds truth because we all know and can feel our current way of living is not working. We only have to look at some of the statistics on this website and we get a full whammy of the state of our world today.
      Your last sentence speaks volumes.
      WE NEED TO LIVE IN A WAY THAT TAKES INTO ACCOUNT ALL OF CREATION.
      Could that mean, not just human beings and every species but every single thing.

  7. This is a great blog Simple Living Global as it highlights the correlation between how our emotions and the way we choose to be in any given moment can affect someone or something else.
    It makes sense to me that just as we, as human beings, cleanse our bodies by purging all that is not good for us, Mother Earth does exactly the same. Your blog talks specifically about earthquakes but it can be equally applied to all of natures ‘cleansings’ like tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, volcanic eruptions, etc.
    This is a huge responsibility that we have as a race of beings and custodians of this planet and until we stop dumping all our negative emotions, frustration, anger into Mother Earth, she will continue to show us exactly how we have all been living.

    1. Yes Tim we can apply what this blog is saying to any Mother Earth corrections like hurricanes and floods.
      As you say there is a ‘huge responsibility’ here for all of us and how many of us see ourselves as “custodians’ of this precious planet that enhouses us?
      We are currently in the festive season where we have an invisible licence to indulge and vast amounts of waste is generated. Just think of gift wrapping and boxes used to deliver as we seem to love clicking and getting things arriving at our home.
      Mother Earth is talking to us and maybe not in the way we want to be aware of as it calls us ALL to look at that word RESPONSIBILITY.

    2. This is a very apt blog at this time. With the category 5 hurricanes and high richter earthquakes occurring in our world right now killing hundreds of people, is it worth considering that what Simple Living Global’s blog and it’s comments are presenting…
      that could it be possible, we are causing this collectively by how we are choosing to live? and if so we can change this by changing our daily choices… makes sense to me.

  8. You can see the LACK of Respect and Responsibility human beings have in the way they treat or mis-treat our planet. Earthquakes are reported in the news then the following day it is forgotten about. Why is this? Is it because if it does not affect us why bother. It is not a coincidence that we have earth quakes, hurricanes and other types of bad weather. Could it be this is a way of reminding us as of the harm we are doing to our planet!

  9. This is an eye opener of a blog to the point of questioning everything we do.

    Some people don’t care about devastation and loss of lives as it hasn’t affected them, just in the case of cancer until it occurs to them. Yet in larger scale disasters nations unite to help those affected, a humanly and caring response.

    How we live is a factor but the energy we live in is even a larger factor to consider. When I read the attached link I was taken a back with the amount of people killed in Earthquakes. Since 1906 approximately 1.3 million people died in Earthquakes, not forgetting the injured and people around them affected by the losses – this is a wake up call for humanity to take responsibility instead of labelling as natural disasters.

    If earthquakes are considered ‘natural disasters’ what is affecting our seasons? We could continue making many excuses or could that ‘R’ word have anything to do with it?

  10. Natural disaster, Act of God, it’s interesting how all the explanations we give to earthquakes and the other of earth’s disturbances are caused by something that is not us. Just as these disasters have a ripple effect on all those related and known by the people killed in them so does our living way have on mother earth… it cannot be only one way.

    I can feel the difference if I am frustrated when I walk or if I am in joy so it makes sense that this leaves an imprint of emotion that then with a build up of everyone else’s too energetically pollutes and then needs to be cleared from our precious planet. This is a great blog to bring the responsibility back to us, in our daily life, how we are with ourselves, each other and our respect for earth. Thank you Simple Living Global.

  11. I always used to notice on the news when you saw the trauma that comes with earthquakes and how people suddenly forget their race, colour, religion, gender, job title, nationality, country and all other man made divisions that separate us as human beings.

    So how come we don’t live like that in everyday life on Earth?

    What if this blog is presenting something about WHY Mother Earth has to quake to balance up what we put onto her?

    Might be a bit weird and whacky for most of us, but what if we are by the way we live pounding our precious Earth with a vibration that over time needs to be cleansed and healed?

    Could we at least consider this, as there does not seem to be any explanation yet about our Acts of God like earthquakes?

  12. I noticed this too Bina. Natural disasters seem to unite us, globally, we work together to help each other, from across the world.. so why do we not do this all the time, with our neighbour, our community, society?

    It makes sense that these Acts of God could be because of how we live and it seems to me our earth has to constantly work to balance the imbalances and disharmony we are creating and impacting her with.

  13. Basic physics tells us just because things disappear and our senses are not recording it, does not mean it is gone. It means we may not be aware of it any longer but it is there and in this case we are saying mother earth is taking the hit, the pounding, venting or whatever it is we are choosing to release.

    So over time, the earth has a job to do and naturally adjust and we call this earthquakes, tsunami, hurricane or any other natural disaster name we want to give it.

    What if it was a correction from mother earth?
    What if that means we each have a Responsibility in the way that we choose to live?
    What if that means what we choose to put onto our precious earth has consequences?

  14. Thank you for this earth-shattering blog.

    I know in my heart that the author only speaks and writes the Truth so I have to embrace the scary fact that the responsibility I have is more than enormous. I accept the author’s suggestion that even the mood I walk in affects our Planet Earth.

    So, if everything I do has an affect on even the ground I walk on, I now have to take responsibility for the way I do absolutely everything.

    My first reaction to this realisation that I have to take full responsibility for everything, even the way I walk, is thoughts of overwhelm and “it’s impossible to do everything so responsibly”.

    Yet, then, it dawns on me – what choice do I have? Now that I have this knowledge, I can’t unknow what I now know.

    I can choose to see that there’s an opportunity to grow in responsibility as I accept that I have a responsibility for everything, even the planet we live on. If everything I do either heals or harms the planet, I can make a solid commitment to learn to do everything as responsibly as possible I can.

    Now I know, there is no getting away from the fact that even the earth beneath my feet feels the affects of every choice I make.

  15. When I can live in responsibility for my actions, it allows me to be in the rhythm of our planet.

    This rhythm is all around us, communicating all the time.

    When we are not in this flow, is that the anxiousness that we feel?

  16. 10th January 2018

    News reports of a 7.6 magnitude earthquake has hit the Caribbean. It has been described as ‘one of the strongest earthquakes to hit the Caribbean in years’.

    http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/78-magnitude-quake-off-coast-of-honduras/news-story/08947b8632c65924da1b47f8ac6a8360

    The earthquake happened off the coast of Honduras.

    The depth of the quake was 10km.

    With the increase of earthquakes and other ‘natural’ disasters, like mudslides and wildfires, do we need to take note of what this blog by Simple Living Global is asking?

    Is there a correlation between the way that we are living on Earth and natural disasters?

    Could mother Earth be communicating something to all of us through these acts?

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