I would like to recommend an advocacy organization I've been tracking that I think is doing a great job: THE ORGANIC CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION. (www.organicconsumers.org) They really seem to be on the ball - aware of what's going on (on some very deep levels) and working hard to help farmers and to keep our food - the food that we eat AND feed our children - as safe as possible.
If you visit their website, check out some of the articles on nanotechnology - what it is, how nanoparticles are now being put into thousands of cosmetics and food products, and what that means for us. It's eye-opening. I had no idea we even had these capabilities!
Until the next time,
May you walk in peace and light....
And be the best you can.
Here's a great idea.
I think it's something we should all try!
Researchers Seek Easy Routes to Happier Life
November 26, 2006, Washington Post/Associated Press
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As a motivational speaker and executive coach, Caroline Adams Miller knows a few things about using mental exercises to achieve goals. But last year, one exercise she was asked to try took her by surprise. Every night, she was to think of three good things that happened that day and analyze why they occurred. That was supposed to increase her overall happiness. "I thought it was too simple to be effective," said Miller. "I went to Harvard. I'm used to things being complicated." Miller was assigned the task as homework in a master's degree program. "The quality of my dreams has changed, I never have trouble falling asleep and I do feel happier." Miller said the exercise made her notice more good things in her day, and that now she routinely lists 10 or 20 of them rather than just three. That exercise is one of several that have shown preliminary promise in recent research into how people can make themselves happier - not just for a day or two, but long-term.Anti-war couple conceive new way to generate Peace
And I found this one quite interesting.
Seems like someone at the Wall Street Journal is paying attention.
November 15, 2006, Wall Street Journal
ournal.com/ editorial/ feature.html? id=110009246
The most important--and unfortunately the least debated--issue in politics today is our society's steady drift toward a class-based system, the likes of which we have not seen since the 19th century. America's top tier has grown infinitely richer and more removed over the past 25 years. Few among them send their children to public schools; fewer still send their loved ones to fight our wars. They own most of our stocks, making the stock market an unreliable indicator of the economic health of working people. The top 1% now takes in an astounding 16% of national income, up from 8% in 1980. The tax codes protect them, just as they protect corporate America, through a vast system of loopholes. Incestuous corporate boards regularly approve compensation packages for chief executives and others that are out of logic's range. As this newspaper has reported, the average CEO of a sizeable corporation makes more than $10 million a year, while the minimum wage for workers amounts to about $10,000 a year, and has not been raised in nearly a decade. When I graduated from college in the 1960s, the average CEO made 20 times what the average worker made. Today, that CEO makes 400 times as much. Trickle-down economics didn't happen. Wages and salaries are at all-time lows as a percentage of the national wealth. This ever-widening divide is too often ignored or downplayed by its beneficiaries. A sense of entitlement has set in among elites, bordering on hubris.
Not quite sure how to describe this next one, but I couldn't leave it out.
Will YOU be flashing the universal "OK" sign on December 22nd? :)
November 19, 2006, San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco's leading newspaper)
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Living on their houseboat off the Marin County coast, anti-war activists Donna Sheehan and her partner, Paul Reffel, concocted a way for the world to communally create a lot of peaceful vibes. They want everyone to have an orgasm on the same day. On Dec. 22, they're asking the world to contribute in their own way to the Global Orgasm for Peace. Sheehan said not to worry if you don't have a partner. Busy multi-taskers shouldn't despair about trying to cram this global activism into their busy schedules, either, she said. Take any time during the 24-hour period at the beginning of the winter solstice to join the demonstration. Just make sure to think of peace before or after participating. Once you've committed, there's even a secret sign to show others that you plan to take part: Flash the universal "OK" sign and wink. Or, as it has been redubbed, "The O" sign. While the Global O may sound much like other collective actions attempted over the years, the O's organizers promise something more on their Web site: "The combination of high-energy orgasmic energy combined with mindful intention may have a much greater effect than previous mass meditations and prayers."
And this one, an inspirational story about something special that was shared between humans and a humpback whale, stopped me in my tracks.
Daring rescue of Whale: Humpback nuzzled her saviors in thanks
December 14, 2005, San Francisco Chronicle
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A humpback whale freed by divers from a tangle of crab trap lines near the Farallon Islands nudged its rescuers and flapped around in what marine experts said was a rare and remarkable encounter. "It felt to me like it was thanking us, knowing that it was free and that we had helped it," James Moskito, one of the rescue divers, said Tuesday. "It stopped about a foot away from me, pushed me around a little bit and had some fun." Sunday's daring rescue was the first successful attempt on the West Coast to free an entangled humpback. It was a very risky maneuver...because the mere flip of a humpback's massive tail can kill a man. "I was the first diver in the water, and my heart sank when I saw all the lines wrapped around it," said [James] Moskito. "I really didn't think we were going to be able to save it." Moskito said about 20 crab-pot ropes, which are 240 feet long with weights every 60 feet, were wrapped around the animal. Rope was wrapped at least four times around the tail, the back and the left front flipper, and there was a line in the whale's mouth. Moskito and three other divers spent about an hour cutting the ropes with a special curved knife. The whale floated passively in the water the whole time, he said, giving off a strange kind of vibration. "When I was cutting the line going through the mouth, its eye was there winking at me, watching me," Moskito said. "It was an epic moment of my life." When the whale realized it was free, it began swimming around in circles, according to the rescuers. Moskito said it swam to each diver, nuzzled him and then swam to the next one.
If the eyes and ears are open, the leaves of the trees become as pages of the Bible.
Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan:
If one would realize that the world of God, His splendor and magnificence, are to be seen in the wise and the foolish, in the good and the bad, then one would think tolerantly and reverently of all mankind, knowing that it represents the messenger, as the messenger represents God. For no one has seen God at any time, but if there is anyone who represents God, it is the man who speaks His word. God is seen in the one who glorifies Him. But if our hearts are closed, even if we wait for a thousand years for the messenger to show himself, we shall never find him. For he who is always there has said, 'I am Alpha and Omega. I exist every moment. When you call me, I am there. Knock at the door, and I will answer you.' And those whose eyes are open do not need to go to a church and look at a picture or statue of the Lord. In the eyes of every infant, in the smile of every innocent child, they receive the blessing of Christ.
It only means changing one's outlook on life, and recognizing the divine in man. But man has ignored the divine spirit that manifests in humanity, and always prefers an idol, a painting, a picture, to the living God, who is constantly before him. For the sage, the seer, the saint, and the yogi who begin to see the master, and see him living, there is no place where he cannot be seen. Then everywhere the beloved master is ready to answer the cry of the soul coming from friend, father or teacher. And if we go a little further forward, we will find that the teacher speaks aloud, not only through living beings, but through nature. If the eyes and ears are open, the leaves of the trees become as pages of the Bible. If the heart is alive, the whole life becomes one single vision of His sublime beauty, speaking to us at every moment.
~~~ If the eyes and ears are open, the leaves of the trees become as pages of the Bible.
Lesson 1 : How to Change
by Peter Farley www.4truthseekers. org
Probably no one knows more how difficult it is to change than I. You
could say I 'wrote the book' on it.
Six or seven weeks ago before I left San Diego to do gridwork in
Florida I was working with one of the group who Guidance was
adamantly telling her she needed to look into getting a new car.
Attached as we all are to the old ways of dealing with life i.e.,
using our mind to figure out what we think is best for us given our
limited cicumstances, she baulked at doing it. Upon returning to San
Diego today it was the first thing I heard that so-and-so had had a
car accident and her car had been totalled. A little worse for the
lesson, so-and-so has begun looking into getting a new car to
replace the old one she was so so attached to.
There is a spiritual law that if we are attached to anything, Spirit
will take it away from us to show us we don't NEED it. We can have
almost anything our heart's desire, as long as we do not get
attached to things. This blocks the whole flow of things into and
out of our lives. It works with people as well as 'things'.
If you stop for one minute and imagine this state of having
everything you NEED without the worry and pain of attachment to it,
what would it be like? The hardest lesson I had to learn in my
training was that it is a bountiful Universe and that Spirit and
Guidance want better for me than I want for myself. Holding things
to us, smothering them as the big hulking character Lenny does in
Steinbeck's classic novel 'Of Mice and Men', only seeks to leave us
Attachment is what stops the flow of everything good into our lives
and leaves us with a sense of lack and of not being loved.
Surrendering to the flow only brings us proof everyday of how much
it is we are loved.
The Highest Order of Masters is the Order of the Varagi -- Varag
meaning 'detachment' . Detachment does not mean you do not love or
have passion for life, in fact you have ten times, a thousand times,
more passion and caring because you are not trying to control the
river (Spirit) and bend it to your Will. As New Orleans found out
and many many more cities and countries will find out soon, this
does not work. To go with the flow, to work WITH Nature rather than
trying to harness her, to be a vehicle FOR Spirit, not a manipulator
OF Spirt, is the way life really works to everyone's highest purpose.
If true spirituality were easy, everyone of us would be Masters
already and would not need to be here in the flesh; however, Spirit
gives people the lessons THEY NEED not the lessons they want.
I have not found one 'spirtual giant' who got where they are by any
other means than by surrendering to this process of being a co-
worker with Mother Nature, with Spirit, with thir own highest
This is the very same Guidance most people say they cannot hear
simply as an excuse because they are not yet ready to surrender
thier own will for something better in their lives.
We can all go on learning lessons eternally in the manner 'so-and-
so' is doing, as I once did, as everyone I see is trying to do, or
we can understand the process and surrender our will to that Higher
purpose and ease into the flow of things where our will works in co-
operation with the Higher Will for everybody's higher good. When
Guidance says do something, is it not for everyone's highest good?
Will you be left without for giving, for surrendering, for not
feeling attached to that petty little something you think you hold
so dear? Can you really ever own another person's Being? Let it or
them go and like the butterfly we hear so much of, find out how
goodit feels to see it coming back to you in ways you never thought
Exercise 1: Practise releasing attachment to at least one thing each
and every day and watch for the spiritual signs of what Spirit
really thinks you should have and how much better it is for you.
Until you too are ready to surrender all your will to Spirit, take
daily steps to show IT you really, really care.
L and Bw, Peter
Deep Thoughts for those who take life seriously
1. Save the whales. Collect the whole set.
2. A day without sunshine is like . . Night.
3. On the other hand, you have different fingers
4. 42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.
5. 99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
6. Remember, half the people you know are below average.
7. He who laughs last thinks slowest.
8. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
9. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese in the trap.
10. Support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.
11. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
12. Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.
13. If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.
14. How many of you believe in psycho-kinesis? Raise my hand.
15. OK, so what's the speed of dark?
16. When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
17. Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.
18. Every one has a photographic memory. Some just don't have film.
19. How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges?
20. Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines
21. What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
22. I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.
23. Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
24. Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened.
25. Just remember - if the world didn't suck, we would all fall off.
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