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What the World Needs Now…

I’m hardly the first to say, or sing, or lecture, or prophesy (I’m only claiming to be saying it, it’s been repeated so often)… It’s been said so many ways, in so many languages, it’s enough to make your head spin if you let it!
Life, is about one thing, and one Thing only!! Love.

That’s it. It’s not hard, nor rocket science, it’s what makes it, it’s what helps it to grow, and it’s how/why we continue to exist! No Living thing survives without Love (That includes the Living Planet we occupy!) We as Human Beings, whether we’re looking from the bottom, up, or the top, down, are only special in that we think we are the only things capable of cognitive thought.
I propose we are the only ones complaining about it! Take a Good look around you!
If you are not seeing a wondrous view, of the Living organism that is the Glory of Life on this planet we cohabitate (poetic license), then you are missing the point of what it’s all about.
I’m not saying you “have” to be in the middle of a forest to see It, I’m saying we are failing to see it in all the ways It inhabits the world around us! Life is everywhere, there for us to admire, enjoy, stand in awe of for Its complexity and simultaneous simplistic pulchritude! What a wonder, what a joy to experience!!

Who knows the name of Helen KELLER‘s teacher? What a wonderful woman! Such Blesséd Insight/Inspiration! Can you imagine being able to care so much, that you gave your Life for the betterment of an other? That’s Love.
Putting someone else’s wants and needs before your own. That’s it! It isn’t hard (though at times, it’ll hurt!), It isn’t complicated, there it is in a nutshell. Why then, do we continue to over-complicate matters, make excuses about why we “…can’t do it”, and avoid discussing it directly?
…Maybe ’cause we’re afraid to do it!? Likely. It involves risk; a vulnerability, that few are honestly willing to admit to, or follow through with. And so then, we can pretend it isn’t there. Those feelings, those emotions, that we define as “being Human”, in today’s world is little more than myth.
Is there any wonder why teenage suicides (and suicide in general) are so much on the incline, and higher than ever before in our known history!? C’mmon , people!! Isn’t it obvious?? Our teenage years are some of the most emotionally charged throughout our Lives, because for the first time we are beginning to experience those emotions on a personal level. All those words are starting to paint a rainbow upon our hearts, and they make sense on a Spiritual level as well as Functional and Philosophical! We are then beginning to make sense of a world that we were at once dumb to, but now understand!

…And we’re pretending these things “…don’t exist. They’re just excuses for weakness!” And too, why bother expressing them if there isn’t an emoji for it?
We’re losing not only our comprehension of God/dess’s Greatest Gift unto us all, we are totally forsaking it, and saying it is our own to take away! Did you Make you? Is it then yours, to take away? Food for thought…
However, it’s difficult to say (for teenagers these days, in particular) that you are “wrong” to do so (taking your own Life), when you do not have a real understanding of what a Glorious Gift, It is! That guilt falls to the Parents who aren’t providing their Children with a viable example of what Love is! …Among other things, unconditional! We’ve long since (as a society) left behind the days of when Family mattered most, values and morals included! We’ve forgotten the Face of our Fathers and Mothers.

Love. Sweet Love! That, is what the World needs now! That is what Life, needs now! That, is what’s missing from our Lives, that is making us miserable. No Living thing on Earth, is an Island. We ALL need Love! Each, and every trillion(s) of us.

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The flu… Yeah, about that…

Good Morning one and all! It is the start of a glorious new day!! Why? Because we are alive!! As the sun rises (and until it doesn’t), we, as “religious” bodies, are supposed to be honoring, cherishing, encouraging, and protecting Life!!!

We, as self serving, selfish, narrow-minded animals, should be encouraging, protecting, and keeping healthy the only planet we have, that has produced for us every bit of life giving -and taking- material in our possession. And our Great Earth Mother continues to provide for our most basic needs (food, water [where available], you know, necessities for survival, despite the atrocities we continue to perform upon her (…for now anyway, we’re in a hurry to stop that too)!

So here we have a choice. And for all interested parties (…you’re among the living, right? Well, then you’re included), the choice is the same. We start NOW to heal, promote, support, encourage, the Life that surrounds us, and with which we ourselves are Blessed, or we will lose that Life on scales rarely recorded.
And we will have no one to blame but ourselves! We cannot say we didn’t know. We didn’t see it coming. Don’t add insult to injury! The damage(s) we’ve already done is irreparable. We’re only beginning to see the effects of our continued greenhouse emissions! That devastation is yet to come, but is quickly coming. Make no mistake! We cannot undue even the mistakes of our most recent past. Namely, 20 years ago ignoring the top scientists of the world, who said, “…if we [didn’t] drastically reduce our carbon emissions in the next decade, the effects would be catastrophic! Well, that was two decades ago, and we’re emitting more, not less.
In fact, we’re destroying Life on this planet faster than has been done since an asteroid took out the dinosaurs! Congratulations! Something to be proud of! Maybe you can etch that fact in to a piece of plastic thick enough, it won’t break down for a million years, memorializing our stupidity in the most ironic of fashions!!

Is this really the “legacy” you want to leave behind? Or have you seriously become so short sighted as to think there actually might be a way to take the wealth with you when you die?

What about Life, do you find so despicable, that you’re not content with ruining just your own by being miserable all the time? Why must we seek to destroy Life as we know it as well, sending us all into a period of famine and death not seen since… well, since “biblical times”!!??

There is not a noteworthy philosophy or religion, or even scientific view, in which the actions we’ve taken, and continue to take against our own survival, make the slightest bit of sense, and/or are justifiable! And yet here we are, boasting in our pride of our “greatness”, when we’ve accomplished nothing more significant than increased the body count of the innocent blood shed, simply so we could say, “See, we can kill better!”

Not one of the Lifeforms upon this planet want anything more than to survive! We are all a part of the Living Organism that is Earth, and what we do to this planet we are inevitably doing to ourselves!! I’m certain I’ve said this before; If we all want to survive, and we will only be able to do so if we do so in support of one another, why then are we killing each other so we can… do the very… same… thing.

How can you fail to see the irony??? We are actually lessening our chances of survival, by drastic decreases in population! If we are going to have any chance at all of surviving the damage we’ve already ensured will bring devastation to us over the coming years, we will need every thinking person available to come up with damage control solutions on a global scale! It will take thinking in directions we haven’t thought before to overcome the dependency we’ve created on unsustainable practices! That goes for our ridiculous over-consumption of produce, as well as the fossil fuels used to make it all possible. We intentionally produce goods in an excess of 2/3 planned losses! Yes, that’s right, from field to market, we produce/purchase for mass consumption with the expectation of 2/3 of it being destroyed/wasted! What hunger problem? We have a consumerism problem, and a fair distribution problem, not a quantity problem, no matter what’s being measured.

The worst of it is, it’s not a lack of Life, which surrounds us wherever we go, for Inspiration, for Beauty, for a glimpse of the Divine, that is driving us to the brink of destruction. It is our own lack of attention to that Life, that is threatening to destroy us all! There are more forms of Life in a fist full of healthy dirt, than there are people on this planet! And putting our hands in that on a regular basis is worth more to our physical and mental health than a years worth of drug therapy and vitamin supplements (opinion, based on fact)!

We have entered a pivotal point in our time, and in/for the future of our existence, Brothers and Sisters. We have a choice. And we can no longer sit idly by and claim ignorance. There is too much information out there, and you can either seek to choose it wisely, and do your own fact checking, making educated decisions… or follow the herd of lemmings to their destruction. We are all being faced, with Right or wrong, Good or evil, Life or death, Love or apathy decisions. Haven’t you noticed? It’s not just the tension in the air, over too much hype on/over the negative, the glory hounds, the lunacy that our “decision makers” and their process has become. Are you being represented? Are you asking questions of your “leaders” that lead to productive, informative responses, on both sides of the table? There’s a Good question: Are you reacting, or responding?
Are you Choosing the Right? Are you being led, following, or leading? And to what end? There is nothing wrong with questioning authority, and authority should not be afraid to be questioned, nor fearful to give, or to have discovered, the truth! And why are we???

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Who can tell me what this is from?
It doesn’t matter how many of you can tell me, I know many can. But the fact that there are so many that can’t (without Googling it), is cause for alarm! That writing has been taken out of our schools, IS CAUSE FOR ALARM! What were you thinking, when you said/thought this was okay??? And don’t tell me, “I didn’t say/think that… I didn’t even know they were doing it!” It is the responsibility of every living thing to be aware of their surroundings. And of the governed to be mindful of those whom they allow that governance! Until you sell them your freedom for that ever allusive security, you, as a “represented” individual, have the right to vote for those bills, and those “representatives” that are going to act in your best interest, to provide for, and make possible that which is italicized above. If they aren’t doing that, you aren’t being fairly represented, are you?
“Legaleeze” (that language only lawyers speak) is only in existence to ensure you are being deceived!!! If it were otherwise, the language of the law would be plain, and simple, for every wo/man to understand, without having to have someone else “…interpret the fine points!” 😐

Here’s a Good question for all you law-abiding citizens: Why are you letting these people “you placed” in government, tell you, you need them? Do you? What proof have they, that the piece of paper they say “proves” the value of their “profession”, gives any value whatever, to you, who are, again, the one being “served”… What exactly are you being served?

These are all, very simple, plain questions. That no truly “representative” government should be afraid to have asked, and should be happy to answer, and do so in a manner that “makes me feel like…” my question(s) has(ve) been heard, and my concerns are worth the time and effort to respond…
Which, cannot, and is not, accomplished, by a form letter that proves you have neither seen/read nor heard my complaint/issue/concern, and you have absolutely NO intention of coming off the golf course to see that an adequate and fair amount of effort is put into resolving said complaint/issue/concern
Signed, your hard-at-work “tax payed” civil servant,
Mr./Mrs. Politician, who got here not by scratching your back!!!

Do you feel, like your interests are being looked after, in/during this present “crisis”? And, if so, may I ask what tax bracket you’re in?

What exactly, are you thinking? We are better than this, people!! We are capable of so much Good, if we just would…
The adversary (of Life) can only win if Good people do nothing! Guess what!? We are all capable of being either/or!! It’s all about the choices we make. Are you repentant? Do you seek to Love/Live more than hurt/destroy? What choices are you making that say so? Because actions often do speak louder than words… or tweets.

I’ve been, and remain, so very Blessed in/by Life!! And Truly, we all are. We just don’t always choose to acknowledge it. And when we fail to feel even that slight bit of Gratitude for Gifts beyond our ability to give, we miss out on feeling the purest of all emotions around! The greatest of all, Charity [Love]! Pure, unconditional Love! You know, like the kind our “pets” (I prefer animal companions) give us, no matter how we treat them (to an extent)! My Aunt Marie told me when I was still young, that there was a reason doG is, what it is, backwards! And it’s stuck with me all these years, ’cause it makes perfect sense! What better example have we, of what Unconditional Love should be about.

Why is it so hard to understand, that Love IS the answer, to all of our problems, public and private!? And that it was when focus was taken away from Family, that we lost sight of what’s truly important in Life!? (Hello! Each other!?!!?)

We can do this, Brothers and Sisters! We’ve overcome worse (…though we seem determined to make it worse), but the way is getting rough, and it’s time to discover if we’re worth our salt. We have each other. And United, we will stand! History tells us so! …Divided, we will fall! History tells us so.
It also tells us, there’s no new way under the sun to hurt, maim, and/or kill one another. Violence begets violence. And violence has not ever benefited us. It detracts from our humanity.
Peace is the only way, and the way of every Profit I’ve ever read or heard mention of. So long as we Live, and Love, Peace, and we, have a chance! Let’s see how many ways we can discover to heal one another, to Love one another, to lift up and support! Most especially during their time of need! And we are all in need!
And if we throw in enough Faith to fill a mustard seed, there isn’t a man made illness/drug or bullet made that can keep us from seeking the Light of ALL Life!
And therein lies my Hope!! I Love you my 7 (?8?) billion Brothers and Sisters! More than most of you will ever know! And I desire for each and everyone of you nothing more than a Peaceful, and prosperous Life! …But you have to want it for yourselves, as well!

Aloha! Namasté! As-Salàmu Àlaykum!

Peace!!!!

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Happy New Year_2020!

Happy New Year!

    Good Morning and Good Day to thee all!!  A bit late, perhaps for some tastes, for such greetings (either in the day or year… take your pick or both), but I offer the first [title] (usually) until the end of April, and the latter all day long, wherever I am!  Besides, I’ve been more than a bit lax in my posting, so such Greetings are overdue anyhow!  😛

    I’ve had many reasons and occasions as of late, to be an observer of the world around me.  And a Beautiful, tragic, big bit of Life, is there, out there, to be observed!  I am Blessed, that I have within the last 2 years, and for nearly 7 years before, been incarcerated!  Not that there is anything of Good report in the fact of being imprisoned, but in some of the consequences thereof (and not including the Blessing(s) daily of remaining alive in a highly volatile environment)!

Case-in-point, I appreciate with delight the sound of birds, and the song of the wind through the leaves of the trees!  And though I was a nature Lover before my incarceration began, having been deprived of so much as touching a tree (and for about half the time even seeing a tree was not possible), my appreciation for Nature is now a thousand-fold what it was, and I am no longer as comfortable away from Nature (“in the city”) as I was, either!  It’s amazing the ways in one can be “broken”… and startling allthemore that we continue to go to such lengths with such glee, and a sense of pride that “justice” is being done!

It is astonishing to me, that we are so quick to judge, and so slow to understand.  One would think of most “devout” religious/spiritual folk as being predisposed to the latter over the former… one would think!  But reality paints a far different picture.  Where is the understanding of not only religious organizations, but business and government conglomerates as well, when the inmate/convict is released back into a society that says it’ll give you a second chance, but the reality is so much lip service as to make recidivism appealing to the weakest and most powerless among us!  Why fight the system, when you can ‘do what you want’ on the “outside” ‘til you get busted, then be given a (albeit for me most undesirable) routine/program to -again- do (or not) what you want, minus the “dangers and pitfalls” of trying to be a part of a system/society that not only rejects you, but profits from your/our poverty and recidivism!  The entire system, benefits financially from our incarceration!!  It/They depend upon it!!!

    As it is the dawn of a new year, and as we near the blooms of Spring, it is time to reflect upon what it’s taken to get us here… what we truly hold dear and/or give importance… and decide what path we are going to take.  As winter’s frost and dormancy give way to Spring’s fresh starts, and the awakening of that which has slumbered and survived through a cold, long winter, and all that has transpired in the dark times, comes to light as the days grow longer!

Rivers forged anew, Trees fell/survived, all of Nature begins with a shift towards Life, and away from death!

    Where are we going?  With all the amazing advancements we’ve seen in technology, we’ve not ever been further behind in our ability(ies) to relate one to another!  Why is that?  Any therapist/group worth their salt, is going to tell you the value of effective communication (rooted in effective listening)!  And how utterly necessary it is to any sustainable relationship!  So why have we fallen so short?  Why, and how are we failing each other so miserably???  We are capable of sooo much more, if on no other level than empathy!  There is absolutely no reason why we couldn’t divert every one of our scientific/technological endeavors, immediately, from Life threatening/endangering to Life promoting pursuits!  Overnight!!  No jobs lost, in fact, there would be a great enough demand for all positions, to employ every able-bodied man, woman, and child on Earth!  …If we were serious about it.  If we really wanted to end suffering on Earth.  If we were serious about changing the direction we were going, and not repeating the mistakes of the past… but we’re not.  We’re consuming resources and destroying/covering up our only habitat faster than She can recover!!

    If you haven’t noticed, our Mother (that Earth we live upon) is screaming at us to STOP doing what has already caused irrevocable damages to our climate and ecosystems!  If we wait any longer to act, we may not survive!  And our connection to our Mother plays a direct part in our own Happiness, Health, and Well-being!  We can have NONE of those without Her!  We have/share a symbiotic relationship with every Lifeform upon this planet! When It/She/They are Healthy, so are we!!  When It/She/They are barely hanging on to Life, so are we!!  She provides the ONLY source of sustenance any Life form on Earth has!!!  If we destroy Her, and continue to allow her to be raped for her wares, there will soon be nothing left for anyone/thing!  And it is NOT because there isn’t enough now, it’s because we waste 2/3 of it all!!!!

    I’ve plenty to say about the pitfalls of social media and technology, but little that hasn’t already been voiced by those “more professional” than myself.  It is appalling to me that we, as a society, have allowed ourselves to be led to a place where it’s okay that we know longer teach our children the skill of writing!  And communication/language is quickly deteriorating into a small collection of acronyms and emoji’s.

    At a time when it is so very important that we communicate, and understand one another, there is little surprise to me that the adversary has so effectively crippled the very means by which we do so.

    Make no mistake, there are no works of man that have not been infiltrated by dark forces!  What are the end results of what we produce?  Greed?  Domination?  Waste?  Destruction?  Death?  If any or all of these receive a “yes”, you may “unwittingly” be working for the wrong side.  Here’s a simple test:  Does what(ever) you do promote, or discourage, Life?  I’m not talking profit margins, or net depreciation vs. total value of output.  Does your work, and/or do your efforts, promote the furtherance of all Life on Earth, or the deterrence of [all] Life on Earth?

    You see, whether you choose to Believe it or not, we do have, and are a part of a symbiotic relationship with all the rest of the Life and resources upon this planet!  When we act selfishly, we are acting to the detriment of the Life around us.  When we act for the benefit of the Life around us, it is then able to act for our benefit!

    We are but a miniscule part of a much bigger cog, but our intellect -should- afford(s) us the opportunity to help and encourage on astronomically grande scales, the Life around us!  And we have in our (humanity’s) possession, the starts of several hundred, if not thousand such technologies available now!!  …But instead, we’re using them for destruction.  Or not using them at all.  Wasting not only the God/dess given talent(s), but the Life(ives) it could be saving and/or making better!  Example:  Look up research DARPA and the FDA have done on a fruit from the Philippine’s called Sour Sop.  A fruit 1000’s of times more effective at killing cancer than chemotherapy, but because they are unable to synthesize, and thereby profit from it, nothing has been done with it!  In fact, they’d rather we not know about it at all, but, you know, that little thing called the Constitution (what’s left of it) and Truth in Reporting, they couldn’t not publish the research.  Instead, they just won’t talk about it, and don’t make it any easier to locate!

    Why then, when we could/should be making Life better for all, are we instead doing all we can do to kill each other and the planet we all live on???  What sense does that make?  We’re smarter than that!!!  …Right????

    Though I know the Truth is “yes”, I really wonder about us sometimes.  How could the joke of a man we have as “leader”, ever become elected?  Well, Truth is, he wasn’t!  But, that truth has been known from the start, and nothing’s been done about it…  We couldn’t even get the criminal impeached!!  We are the laughing-stock of the globe, people!  Wake up!!  Or the chances of doing so may quickly disappear…