I’ve talked about love, actually if you put the word in to the search function on this blog I suspect that almost every post I’ve ever written would come up, must try that some time and see if it’s true! Love is definitely what makes the world go round, not the romantic kind but the larger sort of love, it’s what we are made of and connects all living things everywhere. So what about the other concern I mentioned in my last post, I am speaking of course of money, absolutely nothing in itself, but it has become a necessity in the current cultural paradigm.
Without money life is very challenging in this society, and I ought to know as there has been very little of it in my life up to now. My particular saboteur (admit it, you know what I’m talking about), has used this lack to try to stop me from growing and evolving. Not with malice I might add, it is the part of me that wants to keep me safe by changing as little as possible, I can remember mornings when that character wanted me to stay in bed because that way I would never be in any danger.
I found ways around this, I’ve done lots of amazing courses and had sessions where I either organised an energy exchange or paid them off over time. There are also things you can do for yourself that don’t cost anything, meditation and yoga, going for walks, catching up with beautiful friends. My life is a wonder and a delight even without the lubrication of lots of filthy lucre, but there are some areas of need that are challenging if not impossible to organise through exchange. For example I need three implants to replace a dodgy crown and bridge in the front of my mouth and believe me that ain’t cheap in this country!
It’s time to love myself enough to allow myself to receive abundance on all levels of my being, then I can fly to Bangkok and get the teeth sorted out for peanuts. It will also allow me to be a bit easier on myself and give my body the break it keeps asking me for every time I get sick. And there’s no reason this process can’t involve the doing of things that are fun, and full of that loving energy I was talking about at the beginning of this post.
This is my biggest current challenge and is really what I’m talking about when I say this is crunch time for me, everything else is well on the way to a life of bliss and ecstasy. I am spinning the wheel of fortune and creating the vortex from which all good things come, I AM ABUNDANT and overflowing with LOVE AND CASH!!
There’s a topic I’ve been wanting to cover for a little while but I’ve been waiting for more time to research. Well you know that time may never come so here come some thoughts of mine on the topic of sacred economics, the notion of a gift society. There is a short film at the end of this post where Charles Eisenstein explains his theory, he has written a book called “Sacred Economics”. It’s essentially telling us why we need to change our ways and it hinges on a shift of perception, money only has value because we agree that it does, what happens if we choose to look at things another way.
In the current paradigm nature is seen as a resource that can be turned into ‘stuff’ in order to keep powering the growth of the economy, separation is a key idea that keeps us separate from the natural world, and ultimately takes away our power. If we are separate from each other than community begins to disintegrate without the need for interdependence, yet even those who are doing well in the economy are not really happy or satisfied.
Most of what keeps us alive is not something we have to earn, there is a need to align money with the gifts that people do bring, each and every one. Life itself is a huge gift and the natural response to that is to be grateful. In a Gift Society someone who has more than they need gives the extra to someone else and thereby gains status. It’s a very different way of looking at things and something that has to happen, because the way the world is being handled at the moment is quite unsustainable.
Time for humanity to grow up, we are just coming out of adolescence and boy have we been out of control as teenagers!
Here is a powerful film that explains in 12 short minutes what usually takes at least an entire documentary to summarize: our money system, economy and society are all built along crumbling fault lines leading to destruction, debt and alienation.
And there is another way.
Welcome Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics. Soak up some of his wisdom and fresh insights on the beauty and real possibilities of the Gift Economy. It’s time has now come.
You can’t ask for a more inspiring 12 minutes.
To stay on an even keel and not to be overwhelmed, a constant challenge in this busy life I have created! I didn’t have to stay longer at the club tonight but in doing so I created stronger connections with my community, as well as having a bucket load of fun. Then home to write posts with so much less time than I had planned, and I have a really sore throat, oh Goddess please don’t let me get sick. It will make my night out at the theatre tomorrow night so much less enjoyable, I will have to have a chat with my body and see if there is some other way for it to release whatever it is trying to let go of.
I don’t get sick very often, genetics plays a part in this, I have a particularly tough constitution. But I also communicate with my body all the time, when I can feel sickness coming on I always ask my body if there is some other way that it can clear whatever it is needing to get out of my system. This is why I am not a believer in taking medication for colds, the body is busy getting rid of toxins and all you are doing is pushing it all back into the system. So at the end of the day I will surrender to the cold if I have to, but a lot of the time it dances around my edges and then goes away.
Of course you need to keep your immune system nice and strong, good nutrition is an important part of that as well as supplements. Listen to your body, I’ve been starting every day with a green smoothie since the New Year, but a few days ago my smoothie didn’t taste so good, always a sign that something needs to change. So I’m having them every second day and lo and behold, my smoothie tastes good again!
Good health is kind of simple in some ways, but we have strayed such a long way from basic nutrition and self-care in this culture, people have largely forgotten those basics. Time to return to the past, and add in the amazing new information that is coming in from the new paradigm!
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Competition versus co-operation, its pretty clear which of these concepts is currently ruling the roost, and it’s equally clear that this particular path leads to wrack and ruin. There is so much that needs to change and it all begins with a different way of perceiving the world. The old paradigm is all about control, man using science and technology to wrestle nature into subservience, using the resources of the planet without any regard for how this might affect the whole.
A group of indigenous people in the Amazon rainforest, the Achuar, looked out at what was happening to their neighbours and further afield, their shamans had visions of an imminent threat that would affect not only their own culture but the entire planet. They saw what was coming and decided to meet this threat rather than retreat, they made connections with their neighbours and sent a call out to the west asking for help to combat this terrible disaster that threatens us all. In this way was the Pachamama Alliance born, from land management plans for their own region, to education about sustainability that occurs around the globe, this is just one of the grass-roots movements that has the potential to truly create the change that must happen if we are to survive on this planet.
Highland Elementary students with painted faces, declaring their stand with the Achuar and the Amazon Rain Forest.
Here is the web site for the Pachamama Alliance: http://www.pachamama.org/
We have the resources and the knowledge to do what has to be done, and we don’t have the time anymore to wait until the dinosaurs die out, I’m talking of course of the vested interests that do their best to block the positive evolution of humanity. I don’t know exactly how the change will occur, but if you are awake then it is time to do your part whatever that may be, and I suspect you will find great joy in that journey even as you are challenged, there is nothing quite like the feeling of doing what it is you came here to do!
We need to change the way we look at success, progress, wealth, competition – the future!
We need to come together around new indicators of “wealth”, and prepare students for the real world that is changing so rapidly.
How about a declaration of Interdependence?
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“Life is sacred. Life is art. Life is sacred art. The art of sacred living means being a holy actor, acting from the soul rather than the ego. The soul is out of space and time and hence always available, an ever-present potential of our being.”
Maps to Ecstasy (Gabrielle Roth), Nataraj Publ 1989, p 147.
Letting go of the last parts of the loss and abandonment that I felt in my last contraction, I read these words at the perfect moment. Those feelings come from my ego self, the part of me that identifies itself with the current paradigm, that needs confirmation from the world around her to feel worthy and whole. Gabrielle Roth identifies aspects of this smaller self with names that vividly convey a sense of the personality, the ones that I particularly identified with were, Judy Judge, Fay Fairytale, and Nellie Needy. I had a moment last week when I was feeling dread in the pit of my stomach about the dentist, when that neediness came up and wanted to translate into reaching out for comfort. I managed not to go there thank the Goddess!
To always come from the sacred part of myself, the soul, this is a vision worth pursuing, but it can be harder than it sounds, especially as the ego desperately trys to cling to its comfort zone. I mentioned before that I have been feeling an attraction to someone for the first time in a long time, that’s something that the ego keeps wanting to obsess over, while my larger self knows there is plenty of love around, no need to spend so much energy on just one possibility. When I am in the full flight of passion, when I am doing what I love and going into ecstatic spaces, I fly away from the ego and into that inspired place that is the birthright of all of us.
May I always come from my heart and soul, be inspired, loving, passionate and kind, may this be the energy that infuses everything I do no matter how ordinary, may I live my ordinary life in an extraordinary way! Love and blissings to you all, shanti, shanti, shanti………..peace, peace, peace………….
I can feel a powerful force building up in my heart space, as I let go into the flow I know that the yearning will only get stronger, the time to stand alone is well and truly past, and my hermiting a hollow temptation that cannot seduce me. I open to embrace love in all its forms, I open to the life force as it gushes through my being, I open to sharing and companionship, to ease and to grace.
I do my best to let go of so-called romance, it can be fun, but it can also draw you back into old pathways that lead to dead ends, there is a new way of being in the space of love, but until I can actually practice it with somebody it’s all pure speculation. The question that is ringing through my head right now is, “Can I speak up clearly and set up this new paradigm of relationship?” Do I have the guts and the articulation because what I am noticing about myself in the space of potential love is that I seem to revert to my adolescence, and that is not a place you would want to revisit let me tell you!
If you are paying attention in this moment you are probably hearing a certain amount of frustration, and you’d be right! I AM READY SO WHERE THE FUCK IS MY BELOVED! Divine timing, it’s all about divine timing, keep living my beautiful life and loving what I do, keep walking the spiritual path and know that the support will always be there in the most appropriate form, yada, yada, yada, yada……………………………
I need to come back into the place where I am love, this is the space that I can go anytime, I don’t have to be in love with anyone in particular, I can simply BE LOVE, for it is my true nature, it makes the world go around, LOVE…………….
Patience is also a precious treasure, one I am doing my best to cultivate!