May 21st, 2008
You are all Buddhas.
There is nothing you need to achieve.
Just open your eyes.
- Siddhartha Gautama -
May 19th, 2008
"All we have to decide is what to do
with the time that is given to us."
John W. Gardner
April 29th, 2008
|02:18 pm - The Intender's Code|
Ten Intentions for a better World
To have The Code work for your life, say it once a day
The First Intent – Support Life
I refrain from opposing or harming anyone. I allow others to have their own experiences.
I see life in all things and honor it as if it were my own. I support life.
The Second Intent – Seek Truth
I follow my inner compass and discard any beliefs that are no longer serving me.
I go to the source. I seek truth.
The Third Intent – Set your Course
I begin the creative process. I give direction to my life. I set my course.
The Fourth Intent – Simplify
I let go so there is room for something better to come in. I intend that I am guided,
guarded, protected, and lined up with the Highest Good at all times.
I trust and remain open to receive from both expected and unexpected sources. I simplify.
The Fifth Intent – Stay Positive
I see good, say good and do good. I accept the gifts from all of my experiences.
I am living in grace and gratitude. I stay positive.
The Sixth Intent – Synchronize
After intending and surrendering, I take action by following the opportunities that are
presented to me. I am in the flow where Great Mystery and Miracles abide
Fulfilling my desires and doing what I came here to do. I synchronize.
The Seventh Intent – Serve Others
I practice love in action. I always have enough to spare and enough to share.
I am available to help those who need it. I serve others.
The Eighth Intent – Shine Your Light
I am a magnificent being, awakening to my highest potential.
I express myself with joy, smiling easily and laughing often. I shine my light.
The Ninth Intent – Share your Vision
I create my ideal world by envisioning it and telling others about it.
I share my vision.
The Tenth Intent – Synergize
I see humanity as one. I enjoy gathering with light-hearted people regularly. When we come together, we set the stage for Great Oneness to reveal itself.
February 15th, 2008
February 14th, 2008
|12:44 am - Love poem for the planet & her people...|
A day for love, not a day for scorn.
A day for loving all that is born!
Love the world, and her boys and joys,
Don't trash her with your PVC sex toys!
Flowers, chocolate, pink and red,
It is the best day to stay in bed!
So think happy thoughts and love your neighbor.
And give thanks to the awesome creator!
Happy Valentine's everybody. :)
Love & Light,
February 12th, 2008
To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life.
- John Burroughs
February 6th, 2008
|10:18 am - Earth-Friendly Alternatives for V-day|
February 14th is Valentines' Day. Consumers will purchase an estimated 180 million roses, 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and an incredible 188 million greeting cards (not including the kind packaged for kids). And that's just the United States. Valentine's Day is also celebrated in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Denmark, and Italy. It's too bad that behind every long-stemmed rose, heart-shaped box of chocolates and fancy dye-cut greeting card is the potential for a disturbing set of environmental and social ills. Here are some ways to say 'I love you', while loving Mother Earth.
Give Organic Flowers
* Valentine's Day is the number one holiday for the florist industry.
* According to the Society for American Florists, for fresh flower purchases, Valentine's Day captures 35% of the industry's holiday transactions and 34% of dollar volume.
* Each year over 180 million roses are sold for Valentine's Day.
The Facts: More than 120 million (over 70%) of the roses sold for Valentine's day are imported from Central American and South American countries where it is legal to grow them using pesticides currently banned or restricted in the U.S. Not only are the greenhouse workers (many of whom are children) exposed to and injured by hazardous chemicals, but these chemicals leech into the soil and water and become a toxic part of the food chain. Spray from pesticides and herbicides also ends up in the atmosphere and fall in other parts of the planet as rain or snow. According to the Organic Trade Association, from stem to store, imported flowers travel an average of 1,500 miles. Not only does importing them contribute to global warming, but these toxic bouquets can end up being touched or inhaled by your loved ones on Valentine's Day.
* Buy Local: Organic flowers are grown using techniques designed to minimize the use of chemicals and keep the final product as close to Mother Nature as possible. The best organic flowers are purchased locally. Visit Local Harvest (www.localharvest.org) and type in your zip code to find sustainable producers in your area.
* Grow Your Own: An even better option is to break with tradition and send your loved one a package of heirloom flower seeds or a gift certificate from a local nursery for a sweet-scented rose bush. Try www.greenpeople.org/seeds.htm for a list of organic and heirlooms seed producers by state.
* Double Your Love: www.OrganicBouquet.com offers nationwide delivery of organic flowers called Charitable Bouquets. Proceeds from the sale of each bouquet are used to support non-profit organizations dedicated to social justice, wildlife conservations, animal rights and environmental protection.
January 25th, 2008
A single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
-Henry David Thoreau
July 11th, 2007
|10:05 am - Global warming threatens wild relatives of food crops|
Global warming is likely to endanger the wild relatives of some of the world's most important food crops, according to a recent study. Using a simulation model, researchers at the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research studied the effect of global warming on wild varieties of several crops, including peanuts and potatoes. They determined that 61 percent of wild peanut species analyzed and 12 percent of wild potato species analyzed could become extinct in the next 50 years. Plant breeders often tap into the rich genetic diversity of wild species for traits allowing crops to adapt to harsh conditions. Wild relatives can contain genes for valuable traits such as drought resistance or insect tolerance. If changes in climate drive wild relatives to extinction, farmers may lose the very genetic resources needed to help our food crops adapt to the same changes. For more information on this topic, visit Biodiversity International's web site.
June 5th, 2007
I'm going to be on the news in Japan! Biodiesel broadcasting is spanning the globe!!