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Archive for June, 2015

Connecting Dots and Stirring Pots

thoughtful and thought provoking if you take the time to read. get familiar with what’s going on out there, then you know what choices you want to make, better informed. Thank you Laura.

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Today’s post will look and feel more like a mosaic or pointillist painting. I encourage you to take some time with these links and feel your own way into potentials — both negative and positive — so that you’re clear of what kind of bigger picture you wish to create.

We live in interesting times, for sure — a cauldron filled with so much potential nourishment, growth and even magic, provided we familiarize ourselves with the ingredients and recognize how to use them, as well as which ones we might really want to avoid. Rather than blindly letting someone else do the cooking, we’re all invited to step up to the pot, to check and double-check labels, read recipes, survey ingredients, and then to use all of our available awareness, intention and power to create something just right.

For us.

Right now, we’ve got way too many would be cooks…

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Flowers & Fruit ~ Lessons of Life Reflected

How can you not feel blessed, wonderful and alive when you read this post by Tania Marie…..I feel as if I’m there.

Tania Marie

Thought is the blossom, language the bud, action the fruit behind it. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

gardenias It’s all about stopping to smell the gardenias here…time in my garden and with my plant spirit friends has enriched my life.

broccoli This beautiful broccoli bouquet made it into last night’s pasta creation. It was so beautiful I didn’t want to eat it. I purposely let some of the flowers bloom before harvesting, as I learned how the flowers are the most nutrient rich parts and actually a delicacy. So we ate it as a whole. The little flowers are deliciously sweet tasting.

plumeria The plumeria are in bloom and as you can see there are a bunch of buds about to blossom. These two leaders decided to burst forth first and are like protective sentinels to the baby buds awaiting maturity.

plumeria3 Perfect five-pointed star center of the plumeria – reminds me of our starfish…

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Poetry – Grace Everpresent

Love this poem about the many faces of Grace. From litebeing.com.

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Where is Grace?

Grace is realizing the car keys are in your other pocket

Grace is when the cop gives you a warning this time

Grace is when the red birds descend on your terrace ” just because”

Grace is when you discover your checkbook error

that you subtracted one hundred dollars by mistake

Grace is when the sky opens and the sun tells the clouds to get lost for a spell

Grace is the neighbor’s cat who snuggles with you after yours has passed away

Grace is the stranger who helps you pick up your groceries off the floor

Grace is the MRI that reveals you don’t have that illness after all

Grace is accepting what is and surviving with renewed hope

Grace is a whole heart after a lifetime of shatters and scars

Grace is a million new beginnings

Grace is finding love way past your prime

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Back to Eden Multilingual DVD Indiegogo Campaign

Sharing in the love. Love of all life and especially our mother earth

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The good folks at Back to Eden (the film that inspired my wood mulch gardening technique that has now spread to many yards in Goshen) contacted me to let me know of a new Indiegogo campaign to raise money for a multilingual DVD teaching organic farming methods to people around the world.

Selections from their email and website:

The Back to Eden Multilingual DVD will be a tool to teach organic gardening, help feed the hungry worldwide, and dramatically reduce the global impact of drought and famine! Back to Eden gardening method can reduce irrigation by 90%! HELP FUND Back to Eden Multilingual DVD TODAY! http://igg.me/at/backtoedendvd

Film Synopsis

After years of back-breaking toil in ground ravaged by the effects of man-made growing systems, Paul Gautschi has discovered a taste of what God intended for mankind in the garden of Eden. Some of the vital issues facing agriculture today include soil…

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The Olympic Peninsula Is Not for Electronic Warfare Training

I’m sharing this in the hopes many will watch this documentary which is only 10 mins long and check out the accompanying links. I hope you feel compelled in whatever resonates with you to take action. Thank you Laura Bruno for sharing this with us. Oxox

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I’m so proud of my friend, filmmaker Mitch Mattraw, who’s been working long and hard on this 10-minute “action alert” film documenting the military’s abhorrent plans for Olympic National Park and Forest. This is surreal and almost incomprehensible, like in Avatar when the military decides to go after the Sacred Tree. I knew the proposed situation was bad, but I had no idea just how thoroughly the Navy plans to attack this area. Please watch and take action as you feel led. This goes beyond noise pollution; it’s a direct assault on Nature Herself and on all the residents and visitors who honor the pristine beauty and harmony in one of fewer and fewer natural cathedrals in our world. IMHO, this is an overt spiritual battle, even beyond slaughtering the buffalo. I honestly don’t even have words, but that’s OK. The video speaks for itself.

Here’s the article that broke…

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John Kitsteiner ~ Throw Your Hat Over the Fence

Love this concept of throwing the hat over the wall. Thank you Laura for sharing

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While researching licorice as an edible landscape plant in zone 5, I stumbled upon a new (to me) blog called “Temperate Climate Permaculture.” Not only has this blog answered all sorts of food forest questions, but it also includes a delightful post called, “Throw Your Hat Over the Fence” — highly recommended for anyone who feels the tug of the new or the Big Dream without seeing or knowing the “how.” Here’s a metaphorical trick I’ve advised many a client to try and have used in making my own life far more daring and magical than most people might believe.

Throw Your Hat Over the Fence

I don’t really believe in good luck charms, but I’ve had a talisman for almost 30 years. It has been my secret weapon for accomplishments. I rarely shared about it in the past, because I never wanted its magic to wear off.

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Activist Post 6-3-15… “New Zealand Now Recognizes ALL Animals As Sentient Beings!”


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