SIMPLE WAYS EVERY DAY TO PRACTICE PEACE AND HEALING FOR OUR WORLD
The most important thing we can do is realize that everything we do matters. Jane Goodall
Practice yoga and meditation or silence/centering prayer and qigong/tai chi every day. What we practice, we become. Become a well of peace, harmony and happiness. Every word you speak matters. Every thought you emit matters. Every action matters. Become conscious of your thoughts, such that they become a blessing in your body, a blessing within your family, your community, the world and the living Earth. Be the peace for the world.
Plant lots of trees, especially native trees, fruit and nut trees in your yard and on your street, your church and schoolyards. Planting trees helps to offset the effects of climate change, a most important task. We are all in this together. Trees are the lungs of the Earth.
Grow a garden with lots of organic food and flowers in it. Best guide I know: HOW TO GROW MORE VEGETABLES, J. Jeavons. Or join your local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm. Pay the farmer a reasonable weekly fee and she will deliver a box of in-season fresh local vegetables to your door. It is a solid approach to family food security.
As Thomas Jefferson proclaimed, growing food on the smallest amount of land is the most important art.
Recycle everything. A great goal: ZERO trash going out of your home or garden – zero waste. Google the Story of Stuff and take 10 minutes to be amazed at our current cycles of production and waste. Be sure your workplace recycles. Do simple things like bringing a coffee cup to the coffee shop and to work. Everything matters. Love your mother – Earth.
JOIN GREENDIMES.com today and tell your friends about it – one of the simplest, easiest ways to help save the Earth’s fragile atmosphere. For $36.00 once, they will stop your junk mail and plant a tree a month in your name for a year. It WORKS! When enough of us take the time to act, extensive tree planting can offset global warming. Breathe.
Become a LOCOVORE! EAT and BUY LOCAL and organic– this is the biggest revolution there is for healing our world, and it’s so easy. Support your local organic farmers, gardeners, bakers and craftspeople. Between buying local, fresh unsprayed produce and imported organic produce, support local growers. The ideal is to buy your products from within 50 miles of your home. Join the
TAKE BACK THE TAP movement. Filter and drink tap water. Most bottled water is tap water and has less rigorous standards than tap water. If you must buy bottled water, be sure it is local, fresh and you recycle the bottles. Use only glass, stainless steel or # 7 plastic bottles for drinking. We vote with every dollar we spend. NO GMO foods in your body. Genetically modified foods necessitate huge amounts of antibiotics, biocides and chemicals and produce sterile, patented seeds, an immensely dangerous plan. Vote for life.
Go to local Green Festivals or the Bioneers (fall, SF, CA) or other “good news” positive message concerts, festivals and conferences. Attend local meditation and healing workshops and celebrations. Commune with awakening people. Together we will thrive.
Buy a solar hot water heater and a photovoltaic array for electricity, a small windmill and conserve energy and reduce your carbon output. Let’s become self-reliant again. Every contribution counts. Buy a solar/wind turbine. Every one of us can make a difference.
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Change habitual mind patterns: sing with Krishna Das, and Karen Drucker and any positive, meaningful music that you love. For background, try the Dalai Lama’s Healing Chant and also CALLING THE LAMAS FROM AFAR. There are all kinds of CD’s and songs to lift your spirit. Listen to Calley’s Instar Guided Meditation CD. Everything is energy and vibration.
If you pray, please pray for humanity and the Earth, and for wisdom and awakened action by our world leaders every day. What else to do? Be the Change now and develop the courage to step into the light. We are at a critical turning point ~ every action matters – Without these simple yet substantial lifestyle shifts, by 2050, 1/3 of all the life forms on the planet may disappear, and climate change may destabilize vast populations. Pray healing into being. We have everything we need to heal this world. Practice appreciation, peace and harmony. Let’s work together wherever we are to practice what we want for all life
Think it into Being. Speak it into Being. .Act it into Being. All people are our family. All races. All ages.
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