There is great depth and sorrow among today’s energies, and the sorrow is bleeding over into all elements of life. There is poverty consciousness and dearth, a sort of scorched-earth reality happening now that is absolutely at odds with the possibilities around you. There is abundance as a part of life itself, and it’s important to face that in order for you to live, some things must die. There is nothing any of us can do about that. If we would survive here in this life, other beings cannot survive, whether we’re talking about the spider who drowns in your shower or the insects that splat into your windshield or the food you eat or the leather on your feet. The important thing is not to try to live without killing things — a life without action and engagement is not worth living — the important thing is to bring reverence and honor to all your activities, to recognize that you and I and all of us are part of a cycle of life and death and rebirth, and that just as we feed on the abundance provided by other beings, we will provide abundance for other beings when it is our turn to die. We are all a part of the Great Cycle, and it is a sacred and holy thing. Honor the meals on your plate, whether animals died to feed you or not; the sacrifice of the green world is no less than the sacrifice of the mammalian or pescatorian. Honor the money you bring in, and be generous where you can to keep the cycle of abundance flowing. You can’t take anything with you when you die into the next life, so what you leave behind, your legacy, is what matters.