Joanna Macy: On how to prepare internally for WHATEVER comes next

reginasophia:

This is a very powerful article and a direction I really feel I can live by. By sharing I hope you will read it too and share. Blessed BEES.

Originally posted on Exopermaculture:

“Doomers” like Albert Bates and Guy McPherson are balanced by a few who see and sense much of the same and yet internally clothe the entirety in an infinitely larger, richer light. For example,  Carolyn Baker, and especially, Joanna Macy. Interesting that they are both female.

“Yes, it looks bleak. But you are still alive now. You are alive with all the others, in this present moment. And because the truth is speaking in the work, it unlocks the heart. And there’s such a feeling and experience of adventure. It’s like a trumpet call to a great adventure. In all great adventures there comes a time when the little band of heroes feels totally outnumbered and bleak, like Frodo in Lord of the Rings or Pilgrim in Pilgrim’s Progress. You learn to say ‘It looks bleak. Big deal, it looks bleak.’”

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It Looks Bleak.
Big Deal, It Looks Bleak.

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How Can We Help To Save The BEES?

From my fb page:

Regina Siegel shared a link.
~ We can do our part to save the bees
Regina-Sophia
 
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Why ‘natural’ beekeeping could save our honey-making friends – Telegraph
As colonies collapse around the world, Heidi Herrmann is putting her faith in what is best for the honey-makers, not the consumers.

 

A wise woman teacher, Dr. VANDANA SHIVA

From a fb post by:
Women Hold Up Half The Sky
The phrase ‘tree hugger’ was coined back in the seventies when Vandana Shiva, along with a group of women in India, hugged trees to stop them from being chopped down. In the decades since, Vandana Shiva has become known throughout the world for her environmental campaigns. She says a billion people go hungry in the world because of the way greedy international companies go about their business. So is it a naïve world view or could we really end poverty and improve everyone’s life by returning to old fashioned ways of farming?
Read more at http://www.naturalcuresnotmedicine.com/2013/07/vandana-shiva-1-billion-go-hungy-due-to.html#5UBFWE3fk8J6F0MD.99

 

 

The phrase 'tree hugger' was coined back in the seventies when Vandana Shiva, along with a group of women in India, hugged trees to stop them from being chopped down. In the decades since, Vandana Shiva has become known throughout the world for her environmental campaigns. She says a billion people go hungry in the world because of the way greedy international companies go about their business. So is it a naïve world view or could we really end poverty and improve everyone’s life by returning to old fashioned ways of farming?<br />
Read more at <a href=http://www.naturalcuresnotmedicine.com/2013/07/vandana-shiva-1-billion-go-hungy-due-to.html#5UBFWE3fk8J6F0MD.99&#8243; src=”https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/p320x320/945827_417955688324718_917988704_n.jpg&#8221; width=”320″ height=”320″ />

Deva Premal and Krishna Das: chanting Mere Gurudev

YouTube video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3iQtGxUwugImage

From the “Wild Horse Education” Blog: Coping When It Hurts

From my friends and Wild Horse Advocates, Laura Leigh and Marta Williams

 

http://wheblog.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/coping-when-it-hurts/

Coping When It Hurts

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Deer Run wild horses

Here at Wild Horse Education (WHE) we get a lot of comments and emails asking how we cope with the stress of advocating for wild horses and burros. There are people that say they are afraid to watch videos and read posts. Many don’t understand how we can do what we do. Our VP Marta Williams is an author of several books including: Ask Your Animal, Beyond Words, and Learning Their Language. Marta offered to write a response. Thank you Marta.

Coping

Marta Williams, Author and VP of Wild Horse Education

Marta Williams, Author and VP of Wild Horse Education

Guest Blog by Wild Horse Education (WHE) Vice President, Marta Williams

Several people have called or written asking us for help on how to cope with what is happening to our wild herds. One person said she can’t sleep at night because she is having nightmares about the torture and suffering these animals are going through.

I often say Dickens got it wrong—our time is actually the worst of times. The truth is we will not be able to save all the wild horses and burros. All we can hope to do is stop the abuse, keep them in the wild, keep them out of the slaughter houses, and work toward some kind of relief for the ones taken from the wild, with perhaps some of them returned. That would be our best case scenario.

It is difficult in the extreme to deal with all that is happening to the animals and the earth and not go into denial, but rather keep moving forward, totally conscious of all that is wrong and bad.  However, that is really the only option. Dr. Helen Caldecott, the well known nuclear activist, advises that the best way to deal with grief and despair about what is happening in the world is to get involved and do something to address what concerns you the most.

You will probably have to keep trying things out until you find the course of action that is right for you.  When you find that, the anxiety and sleepless nights will at least lessen, because you will know you are doing the best you can to help change things. What you ultimately discover as your way of helping will be unique to you. I am now doing all I can to assist Wild Horse Education (WHE), and that is helping me sleep at night.

Naoto Matsumura, a rice farmer from the town of Tomioka, which is six miles away from the exploded Fukushima nuclear power plant, did something most of us couldn’t imagine. He went away when the power plant blew up, but could not sleep at night thinking about all the animals that had been abandoned in the town. Many were tied up, and many died of starvation.  So he had to go back. Now he is the only person living in the town. He lives alone, knowing he is totally radioactive and will die from it. But he is content because he is helping the animals for as long as he can and they are not starving any more.

Article and Video of Naoto:  http://www.vice.com/read/radioactive-man-japan

Naoto’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Naoto-Matsumura-Guardian-of-Fukushimas-Animals/182452015189991

Laura Leigh, Founder of Wild Horse Education (WHE) followed her heart and ended up going on the road, devoting all her time, and often living out of a suitcase, in order to document, and ultimately change what BLM is doing to the wild horses and burros of America. Few people could do what she has done and continues to do, but this is what her heart requires of her.

For you, the right course of action may be writing letters every day for the causes you care about, or going to protests and public actions. Each of us has different skills and a different path. If you are not sure what it is you need to do to help, start asking to be shown what you are supposed to do. Then follow where your heart leads.

“Activism is my rent for living on the planet.” ~ Alice Walker

“Set Us Free” is a video of some BLM roundups in the year 2012. The video has a couple graphic images but is primarily a “fight song.” Turn up the volume and listen…

You can write to us at: WildHorseEducation@gmail.com or to Marta at: WHE.Action@gmail.com

Help keep us in the field and the courtroom!

Help keep us in the field and the courtroom!

Angel Card of the Day: Archangel ARIEL ~ Spread Your Wings!

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I love Doreen Virtue’s Angel Cards. On Sunday, I picked this one which is so appropriate to what is happening in my life and gives me a go-ahead message of great strength:

“Spread Your Wings!”

Archangel ARIEL: “Do not hold back right now. The timing is perfect, and you are ready to soar!”

I am envisioning and creating the re-launch of my healing practice and will update you all soon.

The name is:

Regina-Sophia at IsisMystery ~ Building Bridges Across Worlds

And please also check out my fb page: “Regina-Sophia at IsisMystery”. Be welcome to post about Healing and Women’s issues.

Blessings and PEACE

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Originally posted on Steve McCurry's Blog:

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Ethiopia

It is a happy talent to know how to play.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Fiji

Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a
tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play.
- Henri Matisse

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Tibet

The true object of all human life is play.
- G. K. Chesterton

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China

 

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Afghanistan

 

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India

 

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Cambodia

Men do not quit playing because they grow old;
they grow old because they quit playing.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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Tibet

 

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India

Play is the exultation of the possible.
- Martin Buber

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India

A child loves his play, not because it’s easy,
but because it’s hard.
- Benjamin Spock

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Mauritania

People tend to forget that play is serious.
- David Hockney

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Afghanistan

 

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India

In play a child always behaves beyond his average age, above his daily behavior.
In play it is as though he were a head taller…

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