This is why we're in a hurry to start Owning It! It's okay to make the change ... you'll be the happier for it!
Some days no matter what you do, time gets wasted, food gets wasted, gas/carbon emissions are used and it's a bit of a waste. We still keep going, though. Still keep doing our best to Own It.
As times become more challenging, there is a pull to isolate and protect oneself. The truth is, the greatest chance for prosperity is through connection.
This is a worthwhile podcast of about an hour to hear how someone else puts together how all the systems of the earth interweave to one meta-ecosystem. Forgive the initial mention of John Muir, who has finally undergone the scrutiny he deserves for his anti indigenous and Black sentiments. If you want to learn more about that, see second link further below.
Today's update didn't go through to publish and so this is a makeup entry. The failure is a gentle reminder that technology can fail. What matters is intent. We just keep doing our best. We don't have to be perfect, we just have to keep at it.
Tempers are short, people are tired. Patience and compassion are needed.
Saying thank you to people can be about making amends for a history you inherited. So many countries, including the U.S.A., have populations of people who struggle to play on equal footing due to our past. Developed countries have "wealth" due in part because of a history with unfair labor practices (including slavery) and bio-diversity destruction. Owning It also means understanding history and helping people out, right here at home. Feeling secure in your life to give is the bridge to cross. Own It Economics is a means to get there.
This is from a few months ago, but as we enter the latter part of this year, it is a good reminder. How do you take care of the earth in gratitude for the life you have? When you burn carbon when you turn on lights and the stove, do you invest to pay her back? Are you connected with your acts have a direct influence on the earth and that relationship needs tending as any other?
Message from White Eagle, Hopi indigenous:
“This moment humanity is going through can now be seen as a portal and as a hole. The decision to fall into the hole or go through the portal is up to you.
If you repent of the problem and consume the news 24 hours a day, with little energy, nervous all the time, with pessimism, you will fall into the hole. But if you take this opportunity to look at yourself, rethink life and death, take care of yourself and others, you will cross the portal. Take care of your homes, take care of your body. Connect with your spiritual House.
When you are taking care of yourselves, you are taking care of everything else. Do not lose the spiritual dimension of this crisis; have the eagle aspect from above and see the whole; see more broadly.
There is a social demand in this crisis, but there is also a spiritual demand -- the two go hand in hand. Without the social dimension, we fall into fanaticism. But without the spiritual dimension, we fall into pessimism and lack of meaning. You were prepared to go through this crisis. Take your toolbox and use all the tools available to you.
Learn about resistance of the indigenous and African peoples; we have always been, and continue to be, exterminated. But we still haven't stopped singing, dancing, lighting a fire, and having fun. Don't feel guilty about being happy during this difficult time.
You do not help at all being sad and without energy. You help if good things emanate from the Universe now. It is through joy that one resists. Also, when the storm passes, each of you will be very important in the reconstruction of this new world.
You need to be well and strong. And for that, there is no other way than to maintain a beautiful, happy, and bright vibration. This has nothing to do with alienation.
This is a resistance strategy. In shamanism, there is a rite of passage called the quest for vision. You spend a few days alone in the forest, without water, without food, without protection. When you cross this portal, you get a new vision of the world, because you have faced your fears, your difficulties.
This is what is asked of you:
Allow yourself to take advantage of this time to perform your vision-seeking rituals. What world do you want to build for you? For now, this is what you can do -- serenity in the storm. Calm down, pray every day. Establish a routine to meet the sacred every day.
Good things emanate; what you emanate now is the most important thing. And sing, dance, resist through art, joy, faith, and love." copied to clipboard
Careful about what you read. It's serious what's happening, but sometimes, hyperbole is afoot. From Nick, a fellow researcher, about the link below, from which the picture is taken, "Nothing in any of the real research behind this art piece claims there is a point beyond which we won't be able to reverse global warming. The research they are getting the seven years from is describing the global carbon budget. This is the amount of carbon we can release without going above a certain number of degrees of global warming, in this case, 1.5° C. Assuming current emission rates, we will use up that budget in seven years." "https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/20/arts/design/climate-clock-metronome-nyc.html
An article on what's headed our way by 2070 if we don't turn this around. Thing is if we don't turn it around now, we will suffer far more later, if we even get to survive. No downside to just making a shift now, you'll actually be happier every day living the Own It way. Promise.
Thoughts on migration if we don't turn this around? It's one way or another, and either way you do have to change. The good thing about Owning It is that it gives you back a life of calm while you reverse global warming.
if you wonder what one person can do from modest means, R.B.G. was a remarkable example. Like her, we all need to feel in our bones that we each have so much to offer and can do incredible things this life. If it weren’t for her efforts some would not feel this as deeply as they do. Yet we all have to bump it up to the next level, don’t we?
Did you get outside this eve to stroll and listen to the crickets? The days are shortening, but the warmth remains. A special time of year on our home planet in northern hemisphere.
1/2 of the CO2 from fires is absorbed by oceans. Be enlivened! Take action! Sequester 113 tonnes of CO2 a year to reverse GW in 30 years — about $50/mo or 1/2 cell plan. Can you hear me now?
there are four things you can do to feel stellar: eat well, exercise, get ample rest, and Own It. It’s the missing link for personal and planetary health. You don’t know what you’re missing until you’ve tried it.
Now that the air is clearing a little I hope people don’t forget how much the skies were darkened. We lost millions of acres of carbon sequestration, animals burned to death, and also we have all that life turned to air particulates that o crease the carbon load in the atmosphere. How do we repay the earth for again taking on a huge carbon load? We invest to restore her.
If you're looking for a new way to tickle your brain and get a fresh perspective on your world, try the hack in the 0828 post (link to youtube vid). This new practice calms you in an instant — you get so present just by doing one little thing differently. We keep finding over and over that unplugging from "conveniences" actually invigorates your mind and is calming at the same time. Oh, and you'll like be using less water than you ever imagined, which means another way to reduce your footprint. I'm telling everyone to give this a go! Super fun, and great lesson for kids.
The video is coming together, got images in early morn and wrote ideas through the day. Just like with Own It, you take steps, little steps, every day and you make something different, something new.
Going from feeling inconsequential when it comes to the world’s ills to feeling, knowing, you made a big difference is not so hard. You’ll be seeing a video soon about it. Stay tuned ...
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