Save Earth : Are We Going To Make It?

Take 2 minutes to contemplate on each of these little facts first:

In October 1999, the world’s population reached 6 Billion, which is double that of the year 1959 (the doubling occurred in 40 years). The world’s population is currently increasing at the rate of about 80,000,000 per year (about 1.2 %). The current world population is 6.8 Billion (March 1, 2010).


Arctic ice is rapidly disappearing, and the region may have its first completely ice-free summer by 2040 or earlier. Polar bears and indigenous cultures are already suffering from sea-ice loss.


In the developing world, more than 1.2 billion people currently live below the international poverty line, earning less than $1 per day. The United Nations Development Program estimates that the basic health and nutrition needs of the world’s poorest people could be met for an additional $13 billion a year.

Source: United Nations Development Program

The cost of war for Iraq and Afghanistan alone is over $970 BILLION!


According to Rainforest Action Network, more than an acre-and-a-half of rainforest (an area the size of two football fields) is lost every SECOND of every day. If present rates of destruction continue, half our remaining rainforests will be gone by the year 2025, and by 2060 there will be no rainforests remaining.


We are losing 137 plant, animal and insect species every single day due to deforestation. That equates to 50,000 species a year.


When I think about the world today, I find myself losing hope every once in a while. Are we going to make it at all? Look at the world! The worst form of virus has infected this planet, a virus that multiplies astronomically, kills anything and everything that can be killed, destroys or alters all else, does not even kill for hunger or survival but sometimes out of sheer fun of killing… and here’s the strangest bit: it kills its own kind and even itself! The virus is called human. And it is about to destroy the very planet it lives on.

Can you imagine this planet 50 years into the future from now if the human race was wiped out today? For one there will be no pollution, no greenhouse effect, no bulldozers and no nuclear bomb testing, no rapid destruction of rainforests, no billions of animals being killed every single day for food and fun. How will earth look like 50 years from now if all humans ceased to exist today?

Now imagine how the planet will look like 50 years from now as we continue ravaging our mother earth, raping it and killing everything that comes on our way. Can you imagine? Can you see the difference?

I was watching the movie 2012 the other day. Just like most Hollywood movies, this too distorted the ancient Mayan prophecy beyond any distinguishable form (In Mayan astrology, 21st December 2012 is nothing but the beginning of the 5th great cycle that will last for another 5000 years or so. It has nothing to do with the end of the world but simply the end of an age and beginning of a new one. It does predict upheaval and gradual change in global consciousness, for the better, but not the end of the world.). However did make me think about something else…

The movie 2012 showed that due to unfavorable aligning of planets in our solar system the earth’s core becomes unstable which causes massive earthquakes and giant tsunamis that wipe out the entire human civilization (or something to that effect). While this is as likely as Spiderman showing up in New York saving orphans from a burning tall building, I believe it’s entirely possible for the Earth to wipe out majority of the human race (if not all of it) through some epidemic or other unknown means. Why not?

Nature in its own intelligence maintains balance by creating and destroying. Why should planet earth remain livable for us humans when all we are doing is destroying the planet and every other living being that lives on it? In our blind arrogance we think we are the ONLY beings that have ANY rights whatsoever to live. We kill just because we can. We destroy trees, mountains, rivers, lakes, islands, oceans, even the atmosphere just because we need more space for our offspring or need machines for our convenience. Everything that comes on our way is wiped out, murdered and turned into paper, meat or leather. Things that don’t come on our way initially, dies too because we destroy everything in the surrounding environment that was necessary to sustain life. Everything dies because we need food and space for our virus race.

There was another movie I watched a few months back and it was called “The Day Earth Stood Still”. In this movie an alien race comes over to do one thing: kill human race. There is a scene in the movie where the representative of the alien race (played by Keanu Reeves) is having a talk with the Secretary of Defense of USA. When the Secretary asks him why they were doing this, he responds by saying something like: Look you don’t have a choice! Either humans die now and the planet gets to live, or humans live for a while longer and you all die along with the planet. You don’t have much of a choice.

Really if you think about it, isn’t that the situation right now? If we live and keep multiplying, EVERYTHING dies. If we don’t, things get a chance. So why shouldn’t mother earth wipe us out through some global catastrophe? Why should we be allowed to live? Why should we prosper at the expense of everything else?

The Mayan prophecies tell us that everyone who is here now has a responsibility. Our planet will be renewed or destroyed. It is our choice. If we choose to awaken, if we choose to see, if we take responsibility and develop wisdom, compassion and love, we will survive. If not, we will not. This is a very difficult but special time. We are going towards a new age where a great fight between forces of light and darkness will ensue; in fact it has already begun. Teachers around the world are awakening more than ever. But the forces of darkness are very strong as well, much stronger right now than the forces of light. Even the teachers who are awakening get seduced by the darkness at times. This time the darkness has manifested in its most seductive form: material success. It casts its powerful hypnotic spell on anyone who is a little unaware. And in this sleep state (hypno=sleep), we forget everyone and kill and rape our own mothers, sisters and brothers.

Look at the world in its ravaged form… global warming, holes in the ozone layer, destruction of forests, industrial pollution… earth is our Mother and this is what we have done to Her. Look at all the billions of animals dying everyday, they are our sisters and we feel NOTHING, not even one drop of tear as she cries her last cry of help before the knife opens her throat. Look at the countries being bombed at wars, children being born with various illnesses due to chemical poisoning of our medical industry, poor getting poorer, elderly having to beg… these are our brothers and there is not a damn thing we can do to stop this madness right now. Even if I set myself on fire in front of CNN and BBC and they covered the story in great detail on prime time, it still wouldn’t matter. Our sleeping race will go on chopping off the next tree, chicken, cow, etc and go to bed tonight flooding their veins with “legal drugs” that control blood pressure, sleep, heart disease, diabetes, mood disorder, depression, etc etc. That’s how powerful the sleep is.

So what do we do then? What is the solution? Are we going to survive at all?

I don’t know. I really don’t know what you are supposed to do. What I know is what I am going to do. I am going to keep writing and keep telling whoever will listen to me to awaken. I will tell my friends and my family, I will tell my students and co-workers that what they are doing is KILLING the planet along with everything else that lives on it. I will tell them to stop killing animals and to stop being so arrogant. I will show them ways to heal themselves and to develop compassion for, before anyone else, themselves first. I will tell them to meditate and to study like a mad person. I will protest actively whenever I see a mindless killing of an animal or injustice to a fellow human being. I will do whatever I can so when I go to sleep tonight I will know even one person or animal has breathed a little easier because I have lived today. That’s what I will do. Do you know what you will do?

Here’s what I have to tell you: Love yourself. Love yourself and you will be able to love everyone else. Be unafraid to speak the truth. In our overwhelming fear of disrupting our comfortable nightmare of unfulfilled desires, we are suffering every single day. Remember: to give up the smaller things for the bigger things in life is not a sacrifice, it’s a bargain. Give up your status quo of numbed suffering for a world of peace and harmony, love and joy. Let us heal the world, let us heal ourselves.

We live in a time where each one of are born with a very important spiritual duty. Our duty is to awaken and help others awaken. There is no more time to dilly dally or play. It’s time to get serious! The world needs YOU… not the sleeping, confused, arrogant, self centered, materialistic you, but the YOU who with unbearable compassion decides to dedicate his or her life to healing this planet.

I know today I have neither been very inspirational nor very optimistic. But sometimes all you can do is express your frustration and anger with your loved ones. All you can do is share your feelings with those who matter. Today is one of those days. I have nothing fun and exciting to tell you. But I am simply here to share with you the heaviness of my heart and the pain of our Mother who needs all Her sons to come to help.

Awaken my brothers and sisters. Awaken… before it’s too late. Spread the message! Carry the light to the darkest corners. Do what you can do TODAY, don’t wait, don’t think, don’t justify. The world needs you. Your Mother needs you. Begin right now…


Shafin de Zane, CHT, MH, MNLP
Hypnotherapist, Author, Spiritual Coach

73 thoughts on “Save Earth : Are We Going To Make It?

  • Shafin,
    we all know that Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. I m highly optimistic that with our struggle & positive apprach, we will acheive LIFE Goals.Only to decide is, stay composed& keep moving.
    we all r united on this up hil task, But lets start from our home,parents,brothers,sisters,sons & daughters.
    Sir Buland

  • Dear Shafin.
    First let me say thank you for all the times you have picked up my spirts when I was down. You are a real inpiration. I would like to return the favor, There is a group of lightworkers, who as a group send out loving thoughts to the planet and her people. This group brings new meaning to the words, we are all one. It's called Global Coherence Initiative {} Please join us.
    Smile Shafin, it's not the end, it's a new beginning

    much love

  • Hi Shafin,
    I read your blog with great interest. Oprah once asked Eckhart Tolle why this great Awakening is happening and his reply was "Because it has to." He went on to say that if we don't wake up we may well not make it.. and in part I do agree. There are those who will choose to Awakening to their own Divinity in God and will be cared for, and those who will turn their backs and be left to their own choices and devices.

    Your article reminded me of a lucid dream I had about 15 years ago. In this dream I was living in another dimension and on another version of Earth, and my "job" was to come through a portal every day and help people. Some were awakening in the midst of the war, chaos and pestilence that was the earth at that time, and some were dying. I assisted those who were waking up and took them to their new home.. to the "New Earth".. and those who were dying I helped to cross over. The planet was dying because humanity and the earth are one inseparable Being and the people who were left here were still unconscious and controlled by their ego. But there were also those who had chosen God and who chose to Awaken to who and what they were.. and they lived on in a new and wonderful world that was like the mystical land of Shambhala, or Eden. I am absolutely convinced that Spirit was telling me not of a possibility, but of a probability, and we are fast approaching that time.

    I must disagree with you on one point however: the Light is not greatly overshadowed by the darkness.. it only appears to be so. There is a plan in effect and everything is being worked out. The planetary Logos (Sunat Kamara) is overseeing the operations day to day and maintaining balance, and the reincarnation of Guatama Buddha is on the planet. I've spent two days with him and know it to be true.. and although he is keeping a fairly low profile this time around.he is nevertheless handling things by power and intention.. as it should be.
    Dr. John Michael Christian MScD

  • Dear Shafin,

    I havve been trying to send you some comments about your message it doesn't seem to me that I am very lucky with it as I had a disconnection with the net in both cases.

    I would say simply that I am in did angry about the suffering of our planet. I understand there is so much going on in our minds in just one day about 40.000 thoughts aparentely to disconsider what that amount of thoughts could do to me if I don't have a clue of how my mind works.
    In fact are there many people who have an idea of how their minds work? Is it much time giving into observing what is going on in our minds?
    I do belive this is perharps the best way to start to change anything by simply changing myself, honest to God I am rather fortunate to live in a part of the world where there is freedom and poverty doesn't threaten me in the way it may do in others not so fortunate individulas.
    I am planing a work holiday next year in Central America whereby I like to go with my heart open to learn and bring love because I notice that love is what is most celebrated and needed anywhere I go for everything and everyone even myself.
    Thank you

  • Dear Shafin I understand you pain, you are so right it is overwhelming, frustrating, sad and no good what's going on at our loving and nurturing mother earth. There are many ruthless human species, they don't care or they so arogant or ignorant and don't know better.
    There are many human species who try to do right job and are very sensible and loving to all human, animals and our planet. I believe there is no point in being angry at what is going on in the world. I believe it is more beneficial in sending love, light and blessings into the world. I believe it is more beneficial to try to guide ignorant people to do right thing and live those that don't want to understand to our maker.
    To you question, if we will make it….. no one knows, for now we need to stop strugling, being angry or in despaire, we need to enjoy what is there. Human are what the human are, after all we are all created by one source and only that source know why are some people loving and nurturing and appreciative to our mother earth and others are not.
    Love, light and blessings

  • hi shafin,in our ancient culter we have4 stages child ,,student , marriedmen ,then vanaprestem it means renousing wordly desire lead alif eof austerity live in the forest do meditation plant trees.ihave decided to follow my heart desire so far i have planted12000tree sapling no chemicalc are allowed grow organic vegitables it is cheaper startat micro level of all the negative things that are happning in our planet.usha

  • Hello Shafin,
    I have tremendous news for ya on this wonderful oil soaked gulf day. I found a source of power never seen before via lightning. Its a 15 ft. ball of Liquid Oxygen and plasma that is created by lightning and sticks around for a few minutes then goes "Dimensional" and then comes back and falls apart above thunder storms and is call a Sprite. NASA is spending mega bucks trying to find the source and I have not gone public yet. Soon real soon.

  • Hello Shafin,
    Interesting post – I know exactly what you mean. Have even pointed the issues out to my friends – who, of course, don't want to hear it! But, it must be said or things will not change. Focusing on being the change is good, but you also have to step up and demand others wake up sometimes.

    It is sad to me that so many humans have not learned a better way to happiness – greed and selfishness is short lived "joy." We have been on this planet for much longer than we know and have had to start over many times – as is reflected in ancient "myths." We should be so much further evolved than we are! Maybe we will do better next time around.

    Thank, Shafin, for having the courage to say what so many think, but are too afraid to say out loud. The rest of my post follows this one.

    God bless and all my best,

  • Here is the part that was too long for the first post:
    I disagree on one subject – 2012 – the Mayans did predict hard/bad/end of the times. In each cycle before – there was an ending. The ending was violent and destructive and 2012 was predicted to be the worst of all. And, right now, it is begining – earthquakes, tsunmias, hurricanes – and now solar flares – the end will not be a simple change to peace. Even if the entire planet's life support systems are not destroyed, enough destruction will happen that life as we know it will be gone forever! But, that doesn't mean we give up – it means we learn how to live a real life. One with love and compassion and hard work. I will miss the Internet! Exactly what it will be like – no one knows because the Mayan tablets were destroyed, but it will be a drastic change. I am in the process of writing a how to book – how to tread lightly on our planet while still getting to enjoy the best of being a human. My goal is to lessen the burden and enlighten the soul. If we can get people to make small, but significant changes – a paradigm shift will occur. You are helping, as are all the other 'enlightened" souls.

  • dear safin thank u for your gentle and kind thought ,i loved every word u u have said and i totally agree with u it is time to wake up and join the shoulders with each other and do something for our mother earth ,which will cost only love and attention. thank u again.

  • Dear Shafin. It is indeed heartbreaking that because human race pursuit of happiness, inventions were made new things that put our Mother Earth as risk of a dying. Awaken at that , this generation must now make it's move. REHABILITATE THE DAMAGED EARTH. in the Philippines we will start the movement iVERDE or short for I am a Volunteer for Environmental Rehabilitation and Development Efforts. Hope that others in other parts of the world to initiate also undertaking of such nature. And that such is a move coming from the heart.

  • I beleive that mankind in its present form is doomed. Can we do anything about it? Yes, in perhaps two ways. At some time in the future, the only thing that you and yours can depend on are yourselves. This means that you will have to produce in your group everything that your group will need to survive for the forseeable future with no input from the outside world.You must assure yourselves of potable water for everyday life.This must include shelter, clothing and someone who is versed in medical care.You must prepare to continuely bring along new people (interns) to takeover the roles currently active in your group. Once your group has attained this state you must be prepared to defend what you have from those will not prepare and will try to takeover what you have. There probably should be awareness of other groups and cautious contact for exchange (barter) for goods and mutual protection.You must have a long term plan which touches all aspects of daily living and lifelong for all members of the group. When will this scenario need to come about? Who knows? All you can do is prepare. KENTON PRESTON

  • In my last post, I mentioned a second method of preparing for the future. This perhaps gives me more hope. Mankind is doomed because of unwise use of our natural resources. What can we do? Let us start a campaign of information going out on the worldwide electronic network to educate millions of people to the possibility of creating a worldwide governing body which is granted complete control and rationing of the uses of our natural resources for the good of all mankind. This is a radical concept and will be sharply critized by those who have been using mankind's resources for their own use without regards for the wiser uses of those resources. Are there others out there who are wiling to help me start this worldwide campaign? What steps come first, secord and so on? Where do we go from here?

  • hi Shafin,

    I dont know much English to express all my feelings into words. i saw both movies and i started my bit on that day onwards. when i was watching that two movies i felt very emotion and cried here again the same feeling had occurred when i started to read your wonderful words. Thank you so much

  • Shavin,
    Save Earth is indeed an interesting reading. Among the 6 billion peoples, 80% of them are poor, poorer and poorest, and possible not if they can destroy earth. The rest, 20% are rich and richer, and less than 1% were indeed the richest, the owner of the big and the giant machines to destroy earth on every sector of living benefits. Greed was the source of earth's suffering. Many people knew this but no one ever talk bluntly about them. Would Shafin start writing about those destroying Monsters, please?? I shall see, I keep watching!
    Alexander Idrus Zulkarnain
    Jakarta, Indonesia

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