Posts Tagged ‘youth’

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

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Chemical Cocktails – we are

June 28, 2011

As a Health Ranger, on the continual lookout, for what will aid us most and what is killing us most – – here’s the next bit of INFO and BLOG that I’ve found, that I’d like to share with you.

http://blog.imva.info/medicine/nuclear-doom

Read it and weep.  Then smile and take positive action, which acts like a magnet in attracting more of the same.  For instance – plant a tree today.  Start painting pictures with your kids with words and art that come up with a ‘pretty picture’ of how you’d like your life to look like.  The Science of Imagery is alive and well and has been hidden from us, on purpose.  Don’t you think that anything that has been hidden, is something worth looking at?

Have Fun painting, imagining and looking . . . until next time, in peace and in health – laurel

p.s.  dont’ forget that the ‘living ebook’ is now available to arm yourself with the basic requirements and information – to change your habits, to grow your health and to become aware of the new ailments and dis-eases to be aware of, as a result of our ever-rising toxic world.

http://www.lightjourney.net/retreats/lightjourney/ebook2.html

Each book is funding S.L.E.C’s (sustainable lifestyle education camps®).  Thanks for your support.

Whole families can come work/study, with us, in these locations, for a week, a month, 6 months – to get life back on track.  You’ll be re-learning about life from the ‘seed to the table’ with experts on every sustainable subject while we build together.

Scholarship funds are being created now for those who need it and sliding scale ‘stays’ will always be offered.  Those who can afford it will be financing those who can’t, with a portion of each tuition.  Most of the work/study will be ‘experiential’ while we build each location from the ground-up, learning every aspect of a sustainable life while ‘doing it’; from water to building to food to energy.

Ground yourself in the area that turns you on the most and become a blessing to any community or neighborhood that you live in or to those around you.

Plants will save our lives…our health

January 30, 2011

Did you know that the pesticides from the veggies we buy at the grocery store get stored up in our fat and in our brain so over time we start to exhibit strange behaviors which are exactly what the TV commercials play up to in offering the so called answer in the form of a pill.  Gee, are we really in control anymore, if that’s the case?  Well, not if I can help it !!

Moringa is my fave new plant.  it has the highest quality ingredients of anything green, that i’ve found.  just google that name and see what i mean, for instance….

“It is commonly said that Moringa leaves contain more Vitamin A than carrots, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach, more Vitamin C than oranges, and more potassium than bananas,” and that the protein quality of Moringa leaves rivals that of milk and eggs.”

“As a Filipino, I love Moringa plant or commonly known as “Malunggay” in Filipino. Moringa has many health and useful benefits. It is well known in India as herbal plant and uses it as a medicine against various diseases. Moringa tree grows fast and can survive even in a drought and very hot weather conditions resulting in enough supply to a given place.”

“Today, Philippine government has named “malunggay” as a potential source of biofuel.”

•Helps take out dizziness and headaches
•Strengthen bones and muscles
•Normalise hypertension
•Stabilize blood sugar levels
•Reduced inflammations and arthritis
•Helps stops tumor formation
•Helps improve ulcer condition

Stay tuned, as we’re experimenting with it now, on one of our smaller Hawaiian islands.  Some home-schooled kids are working with it to create a new healthy product that they can distribute to many kids, and self-fund their own goals, projects, and ideas.  gee, what a concept, eh?

Food Garden Sign

to Observe or not to Observe ?

January 22, 2011

Aloha and good morning ~ from Maui, Hawaii.

We’re growing !! more and more FOOD as well as population.  Hmmm.  How well do we do this?  To accommodate the growing population with food for all?

Well, the question above, answers it for us, if we took the TIME to LISTEN and WATCH – – how Nature works and moves.
The Nature of our Land, the Nature of ourSelves.  Why is this interesting to  me, as a Health Guide and a Nature Guide?  There is no separation.  As above, So Below.

What I mean is, that by observing Nature in a certain area for awhile, I can learn how the water flows, how the air moves through the trees or lack thereof, over bare ground and the results of all this biological movement.

Permaculturalists are not a new kid on the block, but it’s still a little known concept.  The interesting thing is that Hawaiians lived very closely, as most indigenous people did or do, to the principles embodied in Permaculture.  So HOW are we living life?  WHY are we economically and healthfully Challenged?  Not according to Nature and how it needs to move and change.  Have a look at a piece of ground somewhere and just watch it for a week or so and notice what works with what’s placed on it and what doesn’t.  ie:  the house is not facing in a direction to maximize the sunlight or the shade.  ie:  the trees are planted in a place that does not shield buildings or gardens from the prevailing winds.

So what does this have to do with Living Well and Light Journey Retreats?

In Hawaii, we cleanse our bodies, hence minds, through a guided week or two of certain elimination practices that clean out what we’ve put in that create dis-ease or ill health or overall sluggish-ness and more.  We also get out into Nature and immerse ourselves in her waters, her biosystems of forests or jungle.  In doing so, we start to NOTICE….notice what works and what feels good and what doesn’t.

We are embarking upon a new venture to share with those who can’t come to Hawaii to cleanse or be in our beautiful paradise nature.  Kids and youth here will be ‘reporting on’ what they find and how it affects them personally, as an individual and as a family unit.  Their perspective through good fact-finding and sharing their observations and conclusions.

Stay tuned – – we’re going deeper into what MATTERS ; about LIFE, LIBERTY, HEALTH, LOVE.

Be Well, Lahela