Archive for the ‘Sustainable Living Practices’ Category

REMOVE, REPLACE, RESTORE

March 15, 2012

NATURE RICH, a company I started buying products from over 10 years ago, has added some good stuff to their range.  

If you want to keep it SIMPLE, in cleaning out your engine of either your body or your car; get some of these products and study their website a little, to learn more about WHY this is important.

http://www.naturerich-inc.com/corporate/RemoveToxins.cfm

 

 

The World of Boycott

October 29, 2011

Please consider:

Companies that don’t use practices that are Sustainable.
Companies and entities that don’t create the products that are not good for us.
Financial institutions that don’t match what we truly need.
….and DO NOT SPEND YOUR  HARD EARNED DOLLARS there.

Now this is the ‘New’ Activist Way.   It’s very simple and VERY PROFOUND.  If the people don’t buy COCA-COLA ever again, well I know that won’t happen anytime soon, but COKE would have to change their practices and make something that we will buy!  We have to start with our children, and as early as possible, as we big kids won’t be around much longer to make that kind of statement and choice…As Stephen Stills sings in, “Teach the Children”.

For the People, By the People.  This is what our world-wise message is echoing, through our ‘Occupying of our main cities’ and more.

Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the
best quotes about the debt ceiling:

“I could end the deficit in 5 minutes,” he told CNBC. “You just
pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more
than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible
for re-election.

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds)
took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple!
The people demanded it. That was in 1971 – before computers, e-mail,
cell phones, etc.

Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year
or less to become the law of the land – all because of public pressure.

Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward an email to
a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask
each of those to do likewise.

COPY THIS BLOG INFO AND MAIL IT OUT !

In three days, most people in The United States of America will
have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed
around.

_*Congressional Reform Act of 2011*_

1. No Tenure / No Pension.

A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no
pay when they’re out of office.

2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social
Security.

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the
Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into
the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the
American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all
Americans do.

4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.
Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

5. Congress loses their current health care system and
participates in the same health care system as the American people.

6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the
American people.

7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void
effective 1/1/12. The American people did not make this
contract with Congressmen/women.

Congressmen/women made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in
Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers
envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their
term(s), then go home and back to work.

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will
only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive
the message. Don’t you think it’s time?

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!

we're in this TOGETHER

we need each other to swing through life

 

Dirty Dancing

September 28, 2011

Hello There.

Well, I’m back in the city, but of course, there’s a whole bunch of beaches nearby, or I wouldn’t be venturing here.

I have a video for you, from the ‘potato patch’, that demonstrates what happens when you start working with DIRT !  It just gets you singin n dancin – but of course, it was inspired by a 3 yr old.

It was time for the POTATOES to go in, so we turned the soil, raked it, pulled all weeds out, prepared it and then . . .

ENJOY.

best kind of city beach

early AM meditation

 

 

Depression Recovery

July 28, 2011

to celebrate or not - is the decision, not the question

I meet someone everyday now that exhibits symptoms of depression.  Even myself.  It’s actually quite a normal reaction to the world around us.  I feel it arises when we are out of alignment with our SOUL and TRUE NATURE and we’re living a life different than that.  Does anyone resonate with that?

For the most part we are finding that we were led down a path that has brought us to a place where we feel out of control, we’re not happy with the lives that we’ve created, based on what society and peers and teachers and parents, have told us is the ‘right thing to do’ and is ‘good for us’.  Hmmm.  Is anyone finding themselves at a juncture that is hard to know what to do next?  How to make the little changes that are needed to be moving forward instead of feeling like we’re moving backward – or worse, just standing still.

So I copied this Blog Link, for you  to peruse, at your leisure.  It has some very worthwhile info on nutrition and daily habits, that can help one change – a little at a time.  We cannot very well change our whole life at once, after we realize we’re living a life we don’t really want or we feel stuck and don’t know how to ‘get out from under’.  By  making 1 change at a time, taking that first step – will instill a little more confidence and a feeling of more self-worth, that gives us the energy to make the next change or to take that next step.

After a while, you will look back and notice that there is a big change that has been made – by taking little steps, every day.  Every day – is the operative term here.  Try doing 1 new thing each day, instilling new habits slowly, which create big change.  This could be just not eating but only drinking on Monday.  You won’t die and you’ll only feel better.  Drink juices that give you energy, as having to digest food takes energy and hopefully leaves us with some.

Try some of the tips from this blog and be well.  Check in here, leave a comment and share with others, your successes.  This too will give you strength to continue where no man has ever gone.  Well, that’s what I figure.  Human kind has never really been at this juncture in life before – – so we’re all pioneers, on this planet, living the best life that we can.  Now check in with WHO you’re really ‘listening’ to – your own self or others.  It’s time to listen to our own feelings – and that means maybe having to do some ‘cringing and smiling’ before we can clear the road blocks to a truly blissful loving and open hearted, joyful life.

http://depreco.blogspot.com/
Thank you James, for calling us up from our Cleanse Retreat flyer we had hanging around town here, in Byron Bay, Australia.  This is one way we find each other – – what i’m calling, our ‘SOUL TRIBE’.  Do you feel like you’re surrounded by those who feel, think, desire and do, as you do?  If not, go do something you really, really LOVE, and there they’ll BE !

in joy and love,

laurel

 

The Tyranny of Beliefs

June 30, 2011

I thought i’d write about BELIEFS today as i can look back and see how many times and in what places, BELIEFS, have got in our way of a sense of Peace, or making a better decision that is closer to our True Self.  This is where i see that we’re at today – in a struggle between following the messages between what those around us say and do and what our hearts are telling us.

What is your heart telling you?

I decided to follow mine, and started kicking myself, cringing then smiling, as i could see when i used to follow only my heart, when i was much younger.  At that time, I made a different choice and followed what the ‘taller people’ said i ‘should’ be doing.  hmmm.  I call that ‘shoulding on oneself’.  As soon as we hear that word – we know we’re not following our hearts.  That’s an easy one to keep in mind that can change a lot.

For instance, I went to University to study biology and transferred into public administration in spanish.  I love the language and thought I should study pub. ad. as it would get me a better J.O.B.  Ha !  That’s a good sign that I was making the ‘wrong decision’.  The only thing that degree got me was a good command of the spanish language and to learn what I don’t like about government….in any country.

I’ve been studying Biology and ecology, ever since, in my own way.  I started with the body, when mine wasn’t working right and now I teach it, through farming and regenerating our bodies to the soils and plants.  I am self-taught, naturally gravitating to classes or teachers or courses, throughout my life, that interested me.  This is the essence of HOW we ought to be offering education for our children – watch what they gravitate towards, support it with the right tools and see what the creative mind/heart comes up with.

What a dope I was.   Well, not anymore, which is why I’m creating a form of education that is based on this principle – of recognizing where our hearts are, and where is our food coming from.  That’s all I care about these days and what the ‘young’ people are going to do about it….as we’ve left a legacy, us old folks, for them, that looks like it has not much hope, but there’s opportunities galore, actually.

WWoofers are a really good way to get a smart education these days.  Grow food, learn science, math and life skills and in different climates and hemispheres.  These are the skills we’re going to be needing, more and more, in our communities.  If we can’t afford to buy good food, does anything else really matter?

The problem is, that we think it’s cheaper to buy dead, canned, processed, packaged food.  HA!  I have 5 years of results of clients that came to me to be healed from what they’d been putting into their bodies.  We spend more money on healing ourselves in the long run, from eating processed, irradiated food, than if we were to spend a bit more in the beginning, staying away from doctors offices and pharmacies, in the end.  The list is endless; the kids go to school more, less sick days for everyone, better decision-making due to good food in, so good thoughts out, and a myriad of other benefits.  The best approach, of course, is to start growing your own something, trade it with someone who grows something else and then you’re ahead, and haven’t bought 2 or 4 types of food, instead of just one.  

Notice there are NO ADULTS around in this photo.  The kids did this; designed, planted and watered and had a community blessing day with the adults.

This is an indigenous way of living and life, for centuries.  Why aren’t we following those who are still thriving today, living this way?  I’m not referring to those indigenous people’s that have been sucked into the ‘white man’s’ ways’ and society, either.  They also gave up on their beliefs and were enticed by the ease of going to store instead of growing your own – now look at the health of these who have succumbed to Industrialized Food.  Diabetes, cancer and heart problems are prevalent and on the rise still.  Hmm, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out where those problems are coming from.  It’s not really our/their fault either.  Humankind is inherently lazy, if compared to working a 40 hour week doing something we DON’T like to do.  If we were let alone to our own devices, we would be creating in every moment and eating only when hungry.

Just changing 1 day a week, to eating all raw – not cooking anything (not putting heat or fire to it) or just don’t eat anything at all, for a 24 hour period, can save a life.  Try it, you’ll see, you’ll still be alive tomorrow.  Trust me, we’ve been hoodwinked by a system that wants us to BELIEVE something else.  We all have a TRUTH METER inside, but we are not practiced in recognizing its messages nor can we actually hear it much anymore.  There is one reason for this: we are ‘gunked up’, on the inside of our bodies and our minds.  We cannot hear clearly, what some call, the Divine Messages, that we are connected to, but have become so dense, we can’t hear them.

Lighten up a little, and our vibration increases.  Let go a little, and our frequency increases.  This is the message for 2012, I BELIEVE.  I am practicing it and it works.  I let go of what I thought I desired and went for my true hearts desire.  It was scary as I sold most all and bought a plane ticket to Australia, but what has shown up daily, is proof that when you’re in that flow, your intentions are answered with ease and grace and abundance.  I am living proof.  I gave up all that I was doing and believed in and ‘got out of my own way’ and landed right where I wanted to BE.  Of course, I have done heaps and heaps of cleansing, I eat mostly RAW food, and I followed EACH AND EVERY MESSAGE/SIGN….which could have been just a light breeze upon my cheek, that made me look in a certain direction and I found myself looking upon a person I was to speak to, or a shop I was to walk into.

Follow every lead, look under every rock.  Don’t leave a stone unturned, if you really want to walk in your Bliss.  Faring all resistances leaves no energy UN-released, freeing up to be in the PRESENT – a GIFT to oneself.  EN-JOY !!

As you think thoughts that feel good to you, you will be in harmony with who-you-really-are. And in doing so you will utilize your profound freedom. Seek joy first, and all of the growth that you could ever imagine will come joyously and abundantly unto you.”

— Abraham

 

Over and out, for today, from Broken Head, Australia
where beautiful Bushland meets beautiful coast in outer burbs of Byron Bay

Bio-Mimicry; highest form of flattery is to mimic

June 26, 2011

Biomimicry is the art, skill, intuition and science of turning towards nature as inspiration for solving our dilemmas. Nature has millions of years on us in perfecting forms and systems, and it’s about time we humans turn outward when we need answers. The field of biomimicry has already yielded hundreds of solutions. Gathered here in a slideshow are nine facinating examples of biomimicry at work.

Click through to see images of innovations and the natural elements that inspired them.

“Greensulate, which is a styrofoam replacement for insulation, packaging, etc made from fungi and agricultural waste.”….from a member of Treehugger Forum.  See what sharing can come up with?

I love the one where a beetle sleeps at night, collecting dew on its back in its little valleys and tips its head in the AM, when it’s thirsty, and the dew/water just rolls on down, into its mouth.  hmm, I’m imagining at least 3 inventions for our households just from this one IMAGE.

http://www.biomimicryinstitute.org/case-studies/

Also check out the Science of Imagery.  This is the real SECRET to The Secret, that no one really talked about.

Our Future – observing Nature.  I wonder what creativity  he’ll come up with today.