The Immorality of Inaction and the Challenge of Immobility


Hi everyone,

Have you read this? Climate Scientists Spell Out Stark Danger And Immorality Of Inaction In New Leaked Report.

Global warming and the resulting climate change is freaking frightening – significantly scary – and much more….

Beyond catastrophic predictions revealed in leaked reports, what happens when an epidemic of chronic and traumatic stress has seized our society, and another life-threatening emergency needs attention? In simple terms –  we are not in a good state to give the necessary response. And the symptoms of this? Some can’t sleep, feel frustrated, irritable, impatient, angry, or even enraged – others are just plain worried, full of anxiety, and fearful about the future. For some, overwhelm predominates, and when that gets to be too much, they turn off, go numb, and just stop feeling. This last one is particularly troubling as many are at serious risk of becoming utterly immobilized.

Are we too stressed-out to save ourselves?

To effectively address this emergency and moral imperative, we need fast, effective action on the individual, community, national and global level. For that to happen we need a serious commitment to a companion effort to support recovery from stress and trauma. We need to consider how the nervous system works, and how it affects our capacity for staying engaged.

So, here is what I am asking you to do.

Get educated about global warming – take it seriously — do whatever you can to reduce your carbon footprint – where it is feasible for you to get more involved to build momentum toward better solutions for addressing climate change, please do it. Participate at whatever level you can. Read the opportunities at the bottom of this email and consider jumping in.

AND at the same time…

Take good care of yourself. Know your limits and live within them. Continually pursue your own healing and whatever it takes to maintain wellbeing. Increase how often you check in to notice your own inner state and how much is too much. Take breaks when you need to. Stay connected with others. Spend time in nature. Play more with animals and children. Get enough rest. Seize opportunities when they come around to learn how to better address your own unresolved trauma. Healing trauma increases capacity. It is an essential place to invest your time and energy. For those of you who have learned TRE, you already have a powerful tool – keep the process going. (See: What is TRE?).

Please note these upcoming opportunities to get involved.

  • Wednesday, September 3, Orange County for Climate Action (a project of Living Ubuntu and UNA-OC) will hold its planning meeting (details below).
  • Sunday, September 7, join others across the country in attending or hosting a house party to screen the documentary, Disruption.
  • Saturday, September 20 – Sunday, September 21, join one of the national events for Global Days of Action. Many from O.C. will head up to L.A. on Saturday. Another local option: San Diego on Sunday the 21st.

From the Living Ubuntu blog: It’s not gonna help to just get ‘louder’…

Watch for more info soon about our trauma recovery efforts :)

Warmly… no pun intended ;)

Barbara English, LMFT
Founder & Executive Director, Living Ubuntu
livingubuntu.org
(949) 891-2005

[Ubuntu] n. Every human being truly becomes a human by means of relationships with other human beings.

::: UPCOMING LIVING UBUNTU MEETINGS :::

Orange County for Climate Action (OCCA) planning meeting (a project created in partnership with UNA-OC)
Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 6:30p
Patty’s office: 2424 SE Bristol Street, Suite 300, Newport Beach, CA 92660
If you arrive late, the door will be locked. To be let in, call Patty’s cell: 949.246.2969
Call in option: (951) 262-4343 | Participant access code: 377504

Living Ubuntu planning meeting
Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 6:30p
Patty’s office: 2424 SE Bristol Street, Suite 300, Newport Beach, CA 92660
If you arrive late, the door will be locked. To be let in, call Patty’s cell: 949.246.2969
Call in option: (951) 262-4343 | Participant access code: 377504

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