Climate issues

A Clear Choice

“But there’s an even better reason to get fossil fuels out of our lives. It’s about loving deeply. Loving all those suffering people in Houston and Florida, loving our children, loving every being on this planet without a voice.”

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There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the Earth ~ Rumi

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Re-THINK.

Be the Change.
BE Love <3

Financial challenges …

(posted on the TMS forum July 13, 2017)

There are so many nuances to explore. In being financially devastated, what is left but the self and utilizing imagination and creativity in transforming our lives into something genuine and meaningful? There is so much we can learn about ourselves, and about the real nature of society. The ‘throw-away’ culture can only manifest when there is excess. To whittle down and diminish our impact on our planet is one of the greatest gifts. When I step through the doors of any store, my eyes see …. garbage. Truly. Garbage. The packaging that will be doing into the landfills. The poison that lurks within the packaging. The processing that went into the productions of ‘things’ that are disposable, built with planned obsolescence, or just plain junk that we do not really even need. The edible products that are labeled as food, yet are toxic.

To have ‘less’ money is the perfect, eye-opening opportunity to make a real difference to ourselves, and others. Re-using, reducing, minimizing. Trading goods and services when possible. Growing your own medicines (herbs, weeds, flowers, fruits, vegetables…). This can be done in re-used Greek yogurt containers or milk containers or any sort of packaging that might normally be tossed (if there isn’t a yard available).

To breathe in the moments, listening to the Trees whisper their secrets, and the vibrant energy they share when you stand within their shelters. To watch as the magical Spiders weave their glistening webs, to laugh when a Hummingbird becomes curious about your earrings. To run your fingers through the woody brush of Thyme or Sage, releasing soothing scents.

When you fall in love with Nature, you will start to fall in love with yourself.

Being financially barren is not to be ‘poor’ at all. It is a starting point, an awakening.

We are taught to be afraid of being poor. We are taught to fight for jobs so we can make lots of money and spend it on ‘things’ that only make us happy for brief moments.

Our fears do not serve us, nor does it serve others.
Imagine saying “I can do this.” And believing it.
“I can do this.”
And you can.
There is a beautiful, strong Light within us all, and when we allow it to shine, we become empowered.

Breathe. Be the songs, be the colors, be the energy.
Just. Be.
You are worthy, and you are perfect as you are.

… with Love and Gratitude <3

Ellen Bass: The Thing Is ….

The thing is …

To love life, to love it even
when you have no stomach for it
and everything you’ve held dear
crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
your throat filled with the silt of it.

When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
thickening the air, heavy as water
more fit for gills than lungs;
when grief weights you like your own flesh
only more of it, an obesity of grief,
you think, How can a body withstand this?

Then you hold life like a face
between your palms, a plain face,
no charming smile, no violet eyes,
and you say, yes, I will take you
I will love you, again.

—Ellen Bass

Rights of Nature

“It expresses the idea of harmonious, balanced living among people and nature. The idea centers on living “well” rather than “better” and thus rejects the capitalist logic of increasing accumulation and material improvement. In that sense, this model provides an alternative to the model of development, by instead prioritizing living sustainably with Pachamama, the Andean goddess of mother earth. Nature is conceived as part of the social fabric of life, rather than a resource to be exploited or as a tool of production.”

The Rights of Nature

When so much of the news is ‘bad’, things like this give me hope ….

… with Love and Gratitude

Istvan Sky

When you live in nature, in the scent of flowers, in the blessed light of the day and the sweet dew of the morning, you don’t have questions, you simply live and joy together with them. Your heart opens, you cry, cry, and your eyes are wet with dew. This is how this song was born, when your body, mind, and soul opens, God steps next to you in an unguarded moment, and pours her treasures into you.

Shamanic Voice

… always with Love and Gratitude <3

Resisting Hate

An interesting article about why resisting with violence helps the other side …

How To Protest Neo-Nazis

It provokes despair to realize that history repeats itself, and the hate continues.  It rolls through generations. Children are taught this hate. It becomes just another ‘fact of life’ that they are ‘better’ than [fill in any group]’.

Each person can BE the change.
Each person can choose.

Be …. Love. And Compassion. And Kindness.
<3 <3 <3