OnWord – April/May 2019

Thank you for reading this special edition of Parvati Magazine.

In the dark soil of a farmer’s field, 40 miles southeast of Addis Ababa, a brochure for MAPS lay prominent in the rubble of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302.

It had been in Darcy’s carry-on bag. Despite the crash that ended every life on board, somehow this paper document emerged intact.

Amid the heat and agitation of our unstable world, a critical truth has risen like a phoenix from the ashes. The discovery of the lone MAPS booklet in the wreckage is more than poignant. It is a providential symbol of survival. And it’s the message Darcy carried in his tireless efforts to protect all life on Earth.

Darcy never lost faith that we could solve the urgent crisis facing the world today. As the brochure shows, there is an immediate and effective response to the immense threat to our planetary food and water supply: MAPS.

Scientists are calling for 50% of the world to be dedicated to conservation areas in order to prevent mass extinction. The area designated by MAPS amounts to approximately 2% of the world’s total surface area. MAPS is not an end goal, but a baseline necessity.

We have tried to confine, define and contain Nature. But Her strength, and the will of the Divine of which She is a part, are so much greater than our limited ego. We need to learn to live in harmony with Her, if we wish to remain living upon Her body. The message of MAPS could not be buried, because truth is an unstoppable voice that will always rise to be heard. Nature will make sure of it.

The truth is that there has never been a better time, or a more urgent need, to act with courage rooted in our interconnection. When we individually calibrate to this reality, we re-orient our collective navigation system to the good of all.

Together, we can transform the world’s smallest ocean into its greatest strength—and literally save the world.

Love yourself.
Love others.
Love our world.

With Darcy, and with all life, now and always, we are one Earth family.