Thank you for reading this special March 2020 edition of Parvati Magazine.
Every adventure of transformation begins with a call. We each are heroes on the MAPS journey because MAPS is about us all, for us all. Darcy’s passing called the volunteers at Parvati Foundation into a new stage of that journey, one that has been both painful and full of grace.
The outpouring of love from unexpected supporters over the past year has shown that the voice of MAPS and the call to its adventure have extended far beyond our core group and touched the world. The opportunity to embody the courage Darcy lived and wished for is alive through those who choose it.
As I close my eyes to sleep at night in the warmth and safety of my Canadian home, I see the faces of our world’s fishermen and their dependent loved ones, whose daily catch has vanished and whose homes have been swept away by the sea. I hear the cries of our world’s farmers and their families who have lost their crops due to devastating floods and droughts, and feel that their only refuge is to take their own lives. I hear the agony of people and animals incinerated in wildfires sweeping continents. I hear the heartbeats of the benevolent whales whose very existence gives us our every second breath, thousands of times more efficient than trees in reducing the carbon we emit. I hear how they struggle to survive in a cacophonic sea, struck by ships, choked by plastic, hunted for trade.
MAPS is their voice, calling us all to remember our interconnection and compassionately protect all life. MAPS is Darcy’s voice, reminding us that we are capable beyond our imagining. MAPS is my voice, dedicated to a peaceful and healthy world. MAPS is your voice, affirming your integral importance in our collective wellbeing. Positive change is not only possible; it is happening right now. It starts with joining the growing international chorus of “I am MAPS!”