Published on: June 1, 2013

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Unity teaches that God is all good and everywhere present. This means all ground is sacred and needs to be cared for and honored.  However, do we truly believe that that which we call God expressing through us addresses issues such as climate change, including the fear we’re tempted to feel by those facts?

The March 2013 edition of the journal Science reported the results of a recent study that global temperatures are warmer now than at 75 percent of time in the last 11,000 years, and the past century’s global temperature change is the fastest on record. Without reiterating all the effects of climate change that 2,500 scientists in 130 countries have concluded, this sounds like a pretty big deal. Still, sometimes it’s hard to visualize what it all means. For a short video to see the effects of these changes, CLICK HERE  to see the largest glacier calving ever filmed.

Many scientists say we’re at a tipping point beyond which truly cataclysmic damage is inevitable. They say we can’t continue exploiting land, air, water, and people for even one more generation.

Many indigenous tribes throughout the Americas have the prophecy of the Eagle and the Condor. The Eagle represents harnessing technology and increasing material wealth. The Condor is the way of Spirit, reverence for nature and the interconnectedness of all things. It was predicted that the Eagle would dominate for five hundred years but then the Eagle and the Condor would fly together in the same skies.

Fortunately, we’re witnessing an evolution in consciousness, a collective awakening, as we come into a deeper alignment with our essence. As Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said: “We are like cells in the body of an infant being born.” Through the Unity EarthCare Ministry Team, God is expressing the prophecy of the eagle and the condor flying together. Each participating congregation replaces a consciousness of fear towards climate change with one affirming and promoting the interdependent web of existence.

Imagine the world that will be created when all of humanity embraces Unity Worldwide Ministries EarthCare’s vision  of care and loving co-existence of all creation. It will be a world of balance and harmony in ourselves, our communities and our culture. A world in which all beings are assured a secure and meaningful life that is ecologically responsible and sustainable. Our great-grandchildren will thank us.

Mike McCord

Mike McCord has lived in the Kansas City area since 1986 and is a commercial real estate appraiser with an MBA Degree. He attends Unity Church of Overland Park, KS, was a chaplain and started its Green Team in 2004. He also co-founded Unity’s EarthCare Program in 2008.

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