Messenger Oracle, and it told me to Hear the Ancient Ones. Their message is to better understand our role as caretakers of the earth - to take only what we need and to waste less.
I can hardly say it isn't the right message for our times. Although I try to reduce, reuse, and recycle, I know I am not perfect. Part of my problem is that, as a student, I'm pretty skint and can only afford to buy the cheapest things. Sometimes that means buying vegetables in plastic packaging, because they are so much cheaper than the ones sold loose. I feel guilty, but I don't like to go hungry either.
One of the positive things I have done is take part in Secondhand September - to only buy secondhand clothes during that month. That shouldn't have been difficult, as I normally buy clothes from charity shops anyway, because I am skint, and even then only get things I really need. However, in September I was a guest at a wedding. Finding a suitable secondhand dress for that wasn't easy, but I did manage it and was delighted with how it looked as well as saving money and not buying new.
Coincidentally, at about the same time that I drew the Messenger Oracle card, I got a message about a Pagan Community Statement on the Environment. I signed it and pledged to take part. If you want to read about it, and perhaps sign it too, here is the link: www.ecopagan.com/
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