Managing Temperature Changes

These are challenging times for the world at large and for individuals such as redheads who are sensitive to changes in temperature. And, just to be clear, I am not comparing my measly challenges to the ones of the world at large. I am merely drawing a line from the global to the personal, in an attempt to gain perspective from where I stand.

Cleaning up my own mess

I am a great believer in cleaning up my own mess before I try to mess with other people’s mess:) I believe that when we create a healthy foundation for our own well being, so that the song in our hearts can come through as loudly and clearly as possible, we have that much more power to affect the world at large. As a matter of fact, I believe that the song in our hearts, when we allow it to really sing, in itself works as an energetic cleanser, which in turn heals and nurtures the wounds of the world in mysterious ways.

Energy Sufficiency

First step for me, in dealing with the climate crisis in the world at large, is to get myself as healthy and energy sufficient as possible; by taking long walks every day, eating healthy and simply, giving away that which I no longer need/ use to those who might need it, being mindful of what I acquire, by collaborating and sharing with others whenever possible and by cutting down on my own poisonous emissions. This includes my thinking and speaking.

It seems easier to cut down in Oslo than Los Angeles. For example, in Oslo I don’t need a car, because distances are shorter and public transportation works swimmingly. On the other hand, I have to deal with freezing cold weather. Today it has dipped below 14 degrees. The way that I cope with the cold weather is by walking faster, farther and harder and by dressing accordingly.

New Solutions

Climate changes requires new solutions. If I were to expect to continue my Los Angeles routines here in Oslo, I’d be sadly disappointed. Instead, I conform to what is available here, in the freezing cold. I eat the foods that are the most energy sufficient to the climate. And, instead of going to the gym, I get all the workout I need from walking to and from where I need to go every day. It is tempting at times, to jump into a warm taxicab. It is also tempting to eat junk food and chocolate. But I try to keep a high awareness about the result I want for my body and well being, knowing that I have a job to do in the world at large. Knowing that I really do want to make a difference, not only with my words and music, but with how I conduct and treat myself, as part of a much bigger organism.

Willingness to adapt

To my surprise, I have gained tremendous momentum from this drastic change in climate, simply because I have embraced the change with such a willingness to adapt and take advantage of the opportunity the change has presented. Believe me, I was not looking forward to loosing sixty degrees of comfort…

It is my hope and my vision, that we, as humanity, seize the opportunity that the current climate crisis gives to gain tremendous momentum in our physical, mental and spiritual health and awareness. Perhaps we can finally learn to see ourselves and each other as vital parts of a much larger organism? I certainly do:)

Here’s a song I wrote about being one with our amazing planet:

Words and Music by Caroline Waters

I am so amazingly in love

So remarkably connected

So nourished and protected

I can feel the earth sustaining me

Every heartbeat of the planet

Moving me in mystery

Coloring a rainbow trail

A highway of delicious moments

Calling me into the core

I am in ecstasy

In love with me

So thoroughly in awe

The intensity of beauty

Increasing as I breathe

I am a Goddess

In a world of awesome mystery

A reflection of divinity

An original epiphany of love

Flying on the wings of love

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