New Create Health blog in progress here – which I hope you will follow please!
Dear Vibrant Universe,
please untie all the knots within me –
I surrender them to your graceful infinity.
Please bathe me in your living light
to cleanse me of all dis-ease.
Please assist me to keep balanced,
and to reach my optimum state of being
right here, right now, in this lifetime,
so that I might fulfill my chosen destiny.
Thanks, love, peace, blessings everywhere.
Máxima Acuña de Chaupe has been fighting for years to save her land and her community. Newmont Mining is determined to destroy both for a massive, open-pit gold mine — which would drain four mountain lakes in an arid farming region.
Newmont Mining has already lost in court to Máxima, and her land should be safe. But now Newmont-backed security officers have invaded Máxima’s house and destroyed part of it.
Máxima is strong, but she needs our support to win against Newmont’s aggressive bullying tactics. If hundreds of thousands of us speak out now and tell the mining giant that we are watching Máxima’s back, the corporate bully may finally back off. Will you send a message to ensure Máxima’s safety?
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I don’t believe anyone should set themselves up as some sort of guru – but I do think one should be one’s OWN guru.
You can use higher levels of consciousness to question your own thoughts and actions. Use your mind, heart, body, and soul in partnership – to be true to one’s self, to learn about our existence and our wonderful planet, and to grow ever wiser – yet always question one’s own wisdom with humility, recognizing that we can never know things for sure – it’s all opinion, perspective, emotional filtering – depending on one’s own past experiences etc. Yet we can reduce that filtering effect by letting go of past programs to see things more clearly and lovingly, more openly (non-judgementally), and to respond objectively rather than being sucked into a subjective reaction. There are many tools we can use to help us progress or simply to remind us of what we already know we should be doing.
I don’t think people should shut themselves off from the world either, except perhaps for short periods, if one is going to focus on learning to meditate or to study the wilds by immersing themselves totally in a part of nature for a while. But sooner or later we must bring back what we have learned and apply it to living in the day-to-day world successfully. Everything can be integrated into a wholesome, balanced way of living – at peace with both the inner (one’s core self) and the outer (everything around you).
We can be in constant contact with Sublime One-ness in everyday life!
I do not wish to focus on the idea of “helping” or seeking to “help” either. I merely want to share what I have learnt, experienced, created, etc, so that anyone who may choose to access it may do so. I do think I have good stuff to offer because I have really spent a lot of time learning and practising things, and can save people time on their own journeys and offer useful tips and guidance along the way; but I share with humility, always remembering that everything I say or write is only “in my humble opinion”, and acknowledging that I am ALWAYS still learning.
We are all different yet the same. We come from the same origins, yet are each unique. When you connect with the common link that exists deep within us all – then you celebrate the magic of the differences more. If we were all the same then life would be incredibly boring and we wouldn’t learn anything. Yet we all belong to that field or ocean from which we arise and one day return, that field which gives us consciousness and life, that field which gives us a sense of fundamental peace when we connect with it, and which is also reflected in a lake or a sunset or a view from a mountain top.
One of my favourite Shakespeare quotes is “Her beauty is her infinite variety” (when speaking of Cleopatra). This can apply when describing consciousness or life, which to my mind are much the same thing. You could use it to describe Gaia – the earth, with her infinite variety of ecosystems and amazing things existing in them. I love both the overall imperative of life or consciousness, and the gorgeous details of things.
In our differences, we allow the One to arise in infinite shape, thought, experience, and action. Every one of us is like a uniquely cut chink of coloured glass in a kaleidoscope, reflecting what life is like for us. The dark or cracked bits of glass are still part of the overall picture. We have to accept them along with the rest, or there would be no contrast. Universal love – or being – embraces even things we do not like as well as those we do – all has its place and purpose. Universal love does not retreat in fear – it knows that suffering is part of experience and learning – we have to accept ALL to be in it. We are here to embrace life in its entirety, take our chances, get on out there and live fully in order to really appreciate it.
The two best ways I know to connect with everything in this way are either through spending time out in the natural world, or through meditation. Contemplative time in nature does not necessarily mean inactive observation; it could also be active contemplation while walking, running, climbing, swimming, canoeing, surfing etc. The thing is to enjoy the beauty of your surroundings as well as what you are doing.
Neither method, of regaining that connection with the deep thread of consciousness within us and the beauty all around us, should be considered as ways of escaping or retreating from life though, except perhaps for temporary relief and renewal. They are tools for allowing you to de-stress, recharge, and gain a better perspective. The trick then is to bring your revitalised self back to integrate with life in a more balanced and conscious way.
Ideally you would then be both accepting and reflecting the joy of both the one and the many both inwards and outwards. At the same time you would be expressing your unique individuality through how you choose to live your life.
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– there are 4 listed MEPs in UK, all in the green party
A fab SPRING breakfast surprise outing – including a walk around these superb fishing LAKES with loads of BIRDS & TREES –
Turned into a beautiful VISUAL opportunity to share a PHILOSOPHICAL message.
Video, photos, art, and words, by Julia Woodman.
Thanks to “silent partner” for the music (available on you tube).