Archetypal Energies are Higher Vibrational Energies, operating deep within our psyches individually and collectively, that lead us, when accessed, toward our optimal selves and optimal realities. We tend to experience them as “creative urges.” Overall, I have identified twenty-five Archetypal Energies that can be helpful at individual and collective levels for all aspects of our lives, including the phenomenon of climate change. I will have more to say about them in relation to climate change and other matters in subsequent articles. Here, I want to briefly reference just a few of them as they relate to climate change—primarily Truth, with the supporting Archetypal Energies Understanding, Courage, and Harmony. Truth is one of what I call Spiritually Integrative Archetypal Energies, as is Understanding. Courage is one of what I call Foundational Archetypal Energies, while Harmony is one of what I call Transformational Archetypal Energies.
In speaking “Truth To Power,” on September 20-27, 2019, a Global Climate Strike was scheduled, starting with the Global Youth Climate Strike on September 20, 2019, followed by a Gathering at the United Nations on September 21st. And, then, on September 23, 2019, Greta Thunberg did an outstanding job of speaking "Truth to Power" at the United Nation Climate Action Summit. In this context, the supporting Archetypal Energy “Courage” was demonstrated with passion. Courage is and will continue to be needed and at play as the climate change drama continues to unfold. That is, we must all find and access the Archetypal Energy “Courage” within to speak "Truth to Power" about this global planetary phenomenon.
It is noteworthy at this point simply to point out that, over the years, we (the Association and I) have not been on the sidelines in regard to the global planetary phenomenon of climate change, and the critical role that Archetypal Energies can play. For example, in June 2010, I wrote an article for AHP Perspective, titled “Mother Earth ‘Speaks’: Change Yourself, Change The World, Use The Archetypal Energy ‘Harmony’ As A Guide.” In that article, I stated the following: “In relation to the Cosmos, we all, as human beings, live on this tiny planet we call Earth, a planet that supports and sustains life, as we know it. There are many different kinds of people, plants, and animals functioning in harmony with soil, air, and water--all linked to one another in a complex web of life to form one Earth community. Unfortunately, we often take this miracle and ecosystem of life for granted. When, however, we take the ecosystem of life too much for granted, Mother Earth ‘speaks,’ reflecting imbalances and dis-harmonies. When Mother Earth ‘speaks,’ her message is a simple one: It's time for corrective action, to make a change--change yourself, change the world.” That “Truth” holds just as much “Power” today in 2019 and beyond as it did then in 2010. It is and can be used as a baseline framework for “Understanding” the phenomenon of climate change and successfully addressing the imbalances and dis-harmonies.
We change ourselves by changing how we “think” about ourselves, and in turn we change the world. That is, if we see ourselves as separate and independent from each other and the planet as a whole, we construct that kind of reality at individual and collective levels. And, if we see ourselves as connected and interdependent Beings inhabiting one planet, we construct an entirely different kind of reality. In essence, then, when we change how we “think” about ourselves, we also change how we “think” about and deal with the world we inhabit. When the latter form of “interdependent thinking” is fully embodied as one’s Truth, individually and collectively, we “know” at a core level that in taking care of the planet, our climate, we are also taking care of ourselves. We can thus speak our “Truth to Power” about climate change with a sense of inner integrity and knowingness.
AHP, therefore, fully supports all efforts to address and rectify the imbalances and dis-harmonies flowing from climate change. In that regard, some years ago, we (the Association and I) received an invitation for AHP to become an Affiliate Member of the Medical Society Consortium on Climate Change and Health . It was a no-brainer, as we all were instantaneously aware of the interdependent nature of our individual and collective Well Being and how that interdependence connects us all to the Well Being of the planet and the future of Humanity. Representing AHP as an Affiliate of the Consortium, I also had the privilege of helping to plan and to attend the most recent Consortium Annual Conference and Congressional visits that took place April 28-29, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia and Washington, D.C. It is important to note here that the Consortium and its Affiliates endorse the Global Call To Action on Climate and Health, and the domestic policy agenda called the “U. S. Call To Action on Climate, Health, and Equity: A Policy Action Agenda.” This domestic policy agenda is part of an overall effort to speak “Truth to Power” about climate change by many like-minded and “awake” people and organizations.
While I reference larger scale efforts above, it is important to recognize that in regard to speaking “Truth to Power,” all efforts, regardless of how small or grand, matter in the short and long term for sustaining the planet and life, as we know it. We must all find the “Courage” to speak “Truth to Power” until there is global recognition and “Understanding” about the effects of climate change at individual and collective levels. With urgent and effective action NOW, balance and “Harmony” may and can become a natural way of Being on planet Earth.