Dec 12 -08
Seems a good day for putting Something on paper, so to speak. The crooks are getting waxckier and wackier!...For my money, they are beyond ABSURD -and you think this would be obvious to ALLCivilians/theSerfs. Yet there is a whole bunch out there, who see this all as an ongoing interesting SOAP OPERA and they revel in the Q : What will the next show-sequence("tomorrow's) coming up with?..... "A Day In Our Lives".... isn't that the name for ONE of the Daily Soaps that has gone on for eons now?
What really is important now is this: The Essential Choice
The human species has reached a defining moment of choice between moving ahead on a path to collective self-destruction or joining together in a cooperative effort to navigate a dramatic turn to a new human era. The profound cultural and institutional transformation that is needed goes up against the short-term interests of the world's most powerful people and institutions. The barriers to what we humans must now achieve are daunting. By any rational calculation, the needed transformation is not politically feasible. Yet it is essential to human survival and prosperity, which means we must set ourselves to the task of figuring out how to make the impossible into the inevitable.
We ALL need to choose with every action, our direction, because that will be where our Children will end up.That is where the Planet /Nature will end up! What happens to Planet Earth, happens to us. What happens to us, will happen to Planet Earth! How difficult is this equation?????.....
I cannot fit my Common Sense into ANY "Ideology" (out there) sanctifiedby the Establishment (to support them; the Crooks !..... ) All I know is my own Conscience and Common Sense and the Inner Skills; Intuition, Inspiration, Discerment, Judgement, Instinct etc etc and they all point me AWAY from the System; "Astrid ,in every New Question, that arises; STEP out of the BOX and go ever farther... as far away from that shit, as you can!" " Follow the Golden Rule and The Dalai Lama's "Rule" as well: Be KIND to ALL and Gandhi's "Rule" BE (and DO) the Change/s you want to see (in the World"...) and these Good Advices are also all that my Common Sense embraces! So, I work as diligently as I ever can to follow these, at the pace my Inner Tutor is bringing to my attention some guidelines for me start with and follow!
I am getting more and more into "Raw Foods" and I love it!...ahhh...so yummy! I feed a lot of raw --grated-- veggies to my four legged kids as well,(mixed with something-Whatever, that makes it all the more paletable to them...as you know; Cats can be a little fenicky !... ; ) ) I think this Raw Food Thing will be good for us all and We don't use as much gas for cooking, and we eat less... and .... Well.... that is just one of my Priorities, that I'm dealing with now, as I work on UN-DOING OLD PROGRAMMING!
I am constantly on the outlook to find some Human Angels to move in here with us, to build an Extended Family, which I so muchdesire and wish for. Big Families; members of all ages and genders, sharing , working together for the Highest Good of All is the ONLY thing, that makes sense to me!
Well... more on this topic later. What are YOUR CHOICES these days?
June 28 -08
Well, now that we all have had good time to ponder over these Issues mentioned in the article here below, most of us KNOW if or when we have (reason to ) have Bad Conscience; when we go (or allow someone else to be in charge of us/our life ( -and run with it FOR us ) AGAINST our Better Knowing!-wouldn't you agree?
Guilt is when we are being emotionally blackmailed by someone ( = NOT our own doingsto belive that we owe THEM something because we are /did this or that; somehow wronged THEM!...so now we owe!..... That is when we FEEL GUILT/Y.
How ever "fine"; this difference makes a world of difference!
May 28 -08
Mind Control of the Masses
A select group of people know they are contributing to the success of creating confusion among the masses of this world in order to conceal their true agenda of which all human beings are a part, willing or unwilling. The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government that is the true ruling power. You are governed, your mind is molded, your tastes formed, your ideas suggested, largely by people you have never met or heard of before. This is the logical result of the way in which society functions today. Vast numbers of human beings must co-operate in this controlled manner if they are to live together in peace and prosperity. Whatever attitude one chooses to take toward this conditioning, it remains a fact that in almost every act of daily life, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in your social conduct or your ethical thinking, you are dominated by a relatively small number of people who understand the mental processes and mental patterns of the masses. The real issue or concern is whether or not you are aware of the fact that your freedom has been substituted by mind enslavement.
The urgency of your attention this very moment is straightforward. Your mind is being controlled by others and used against you. You are now ready to understand the truth and the madness. It is time for you to wake up and take control before you are physically, emotionally and mentally changed forever. Consumerism has been used as the substance of this new creation while psychology is the essence of deceptive change. The general populous has become consumption and economic slaves of addiction.
You are in total control of your mind so let no other human being fill your mind with fear, uncertainty, psychic phenomena or mental waste. There is no battle between good and evil. By allowing your mind to dwell on such polarizing symbolism, you allow yourself to keep participating in the subservient deeds of those you don't even know. The checks and balances of the good and evil model provide the illusion of fear, uncertainty, luck or misfortune in your life. Pass no judgments and these phantasms of deception and control have no basis.
Now look around and see how many minds are infected with addiction and consumption. Look at how the "puppet masters" have raped minds through disbanding, fragmenting, splintering and even destroying knowledge that might have helped many realize their own true being and essence.
Knowledge has been twisted and used against you to control your freedom. Today's society has become rich in academic twisted knowledge and very poor in awareness and truth. Religion, philosophy and new age spiritual teachings are only a few of the various devices being used to blind you from the truth of who and what you really are. Your own mind is being used against you to consume your true identity and keep you under the watchful control of the "puppet masters" who rule through means of fear, uncertainty, addiction, consumption and twisted knowledge.
Your mind has been turned into an unfathomable and imperishable ocean of deception. It is your own mind that has become your enemy. It is always the habit of the human mind to be thinking about something, to be always contemplating upon the forms and figures of various persons, places and things. It is your mind that has the cravings and desires and the "puppet masters" know this in great detail.
Think of how you have been conditioned into deep thought with the planning and scheming of lusting for wealth, power and control. It is through your mind that you experience the pleasures of success or the agony of defeat. As a friend, your mind uses its techniques of deception to get you to fulfill its desires. As an enemy, it uses fear to threaten you into fulfilling its cravings. Your mind may lead you astray any way it can, by keeping you from discovering your true identify. This is for the most part, the design of those who would willfully deceive you. Whether you believe it or not, you have been living in someone elses world right up until this very moment. Your mind has been conditioned to accept the puppet masters view of pleasure and your physical senses have been shaped to conform to their will. Your awareness right now is beginning to take back control of your life which has been stolen from you.
Is your mind in love or attached to any physical object? If so, you have been conditioned. Are desires, cravings, attitudes or opinions clouding your attention? If so, your senses are playing on the desires and cravings created by others. You are being moved about like an emotional rag doll. Now think how long it took you to lose control of yourself. It started with your parents and your grandparents.
It was a slow methodical process of programming you out of your own true identity.
Modify, impair or change the human brain and you reduce, increase, or modify the mind's ability to function autonomously. Your mind needs you to take charge of your desires and cravings. To do this you have to attach your mind to the greatest thought that exists. The thought of your own unique identity, inner peace and freedom.
Need more proof. The reconstruction of your consciousness into this automaton thing is being executed in such a manner that it goes virtually undetected; in fact you are doing it to yourself and don't even know it. Why with the proper incentive, you're doing it to yourself and just love it - look at all the "stuff" you have. You're so comfortable you have become passive, submissive, and you don't even have to think. You just go with the flow. It feels good and quite natural running on automatic. However, disrupt your automatic mental state with even the simplest of problems - like misplacing your keys or wallet - and life becomes a living hell in your mind until you find those keys or wallet to re-establish your habitual routine. This becomes true of any little problem in life. You want it resolved as fast as possible, to stop the mental frustration, torment and confusion. You have become so addicted to living life under the control of others that even small annoyances become stressful events in your life.
You are constantly being fed images, sounds and information to keep your mind habitually thinking and speculating upon matters that have little or nothing to do with your life. This keeps you self-programming your mind to react and respond in specific ways to various stimuli when presented. For example, your television is literally programming you. The negative factor associated with the news is the same stress factor that causes changes in your mental and emotional thinking patterns which cause physical changes to your body; sickness, disease, and possibly premature death. Why you even carry the news with you wherever you go, stressing everyone out with it. You argue with others about it, even fight physically about these opinions that were given to you. After only a few years of the news, the stress and this unnatural human interaction, have made you addicted to living someone elses life. You even start things going with those you know will argue and fight with you over a trivial matter. You get your mental and emotional fix in this way. Emotional, drug like habits are being developed in you to generate abnormal states of depression, loneliness, and many other unusual and unnatural states of mind. Through repetition, your mind quickly identifies itself with certain unnatural, emotional, and mental states of consciousness as being normal. A few years ago you would have viewed this as abnormal.
Your emotions are being used against you to lead directly to the habituation and subsequent automation of your mind. Your emotions are being developed to rule over your intellect because as a determinant, the emotions offer greater subjective identification to unnatural stimuli. A few uncontrolled people see this form of mind manipulation being used to lead the masses towards war. While the reason for war always appears to be developed around intellectual reasoning, the real rallying points pivot around the long term, deep rooted feelings that have been cultivated in your minds over many years.
People are medicated so heavily with emotional stimuli, that very few can ever accomplish anything in life. While you imagine, think about, and consider all sorts of things you would like to do in life, you never seem to be able to make your dreams come true. As the years roll by, your mind becomes habituated and addicted to living life in an emotional failure mode. When it comes to making the proper choices and getting things done, your mind continues to worry and speculate upon all sorts of obstacles that prevent you from taking any action towards manifesting your dreams.
You are under the influence of, and listening to, the "puppet masters" as they dictate to your mind and its emotions. You are being controlled. Your life is becoming more and more illusionary, lacking less and less in the substance of experience.
The computer, the Internet and virtual reality are quickly habituating many minds into automatons, to function like robots in the labs and slave factories of society.
You have lost consciousness of who you really are. You are a prisoner in your own mind. You are being held hostage by the invisible strings of others you do not even know. In fact, these small groups of people want you to stop reading any further, right now.
You must learn how to "switch off" these preconceived ideas and open your mind if only for a few moments at a time to see what is being communicated to you. You must learn how to "switch off" or temporarily ignore the subtle programming and imagery being used to control you if you are ever going to realize your true identity. Whether you believe these things or not, our shared destiny has been realized and the choice is now yours.
Source: Mind Control Of The Masses
There is one Wish ALL Life forms have in common: To be guaranteed safety to one's LIFE; just over all SAFETY and WELLBEING!
I don't care WHO or "WHAT "YOU" are; this is thee desire of ALL Living Things -including ALL Animals, big, small, be they air borne, water or in-the-earth creatures or walking the Earth; we ALL want to know have it somehow guaranteed to us that we will be/remain SAFE and secure and feeling good.
Plants have this very same Wish! Many people object to this pointing to the different seasons, when Plants go dormant and to the fact that "even animals die".
When Charles Darwin arrived at the Galapagos Islands for the first time, not he --nor his crew-- were able to find ANY evidence of ANY Animal having ever died there!
Eventually after so & so many trips to the Islands -for better or worse -as it turns out!... - death STARTED to OCCUR there among the Island's Wild Life --and Wild life was all there was to be found!...
If you were to tell a Caterpillar that It will turn into a beautiful Butterfly one day, you think It would believe you? I doubt! If you told the Caterpillar's flesh that it is all -down to its single every tiniest molecule and even down to its atoms, indeed to its very DNA, hotwired to fly one day, don't you think you would hear the Caterpillar's Body to start singing and be gleaming of happy anticipation?!
Our own very bodies know this Life secret as well! So, what is it that keeps us from "not understanding" this whole LIFE EVERLASTING-thing???... Could it be an injured pyshce, injured by not having been taken vare of the way we all SHOULD have been cared for during our earliest infancy?.... Far too many have this experience as the BASE to build the rest of our lives upon! So common has this been, that a whole "civilisation" has grown out of it! "All" it takes is BROKEN TRUST in "Life's Ability" to sustain us... just like our Parents failed us!
Around this injury we have built a Social/Soci/political structure trying to compensate for that trust and HEALTHY BEINGNESS -- and we call it "The Western Civilisation; resting on SURVIVAL of the FITTEST -which is to say we compete for "what's there to be taken"! We compete! THAT is the Survivial of the Fittest; the more fierce one is in TAKING FROM ANOTHER LIVING BEING, the better chances the ROBBER, I mean Competitor, has of survival!... we've been told "without words" ; that is to say covertly!....
How many do you know who have survived? SURVIVAL of the FITTEST has never taken us --and will never take us where we are meant to be be; into a COSMIC Life to live a LIFE EVERLASTING as full fledged COSMIC BEINGS / "BUTTERFLIES" as it were! .... ONLY if / when we start lving from the AWARENESS of SUSTAINABLE LIVING/LIFE are we on the right track and that path will take us ever closer to where we actually turn into what we were mado to be:COSMIC ( "Light"-)BEINGS simply because Life EVERLASTING IS THEE MOST INGRAINED -as in hotwired-- thing on Earth, indeed in the entire Universe! If it wasn't Life would have ended LOOOONG TIME AGO!!!!.... and certainly for all Life forms here on Earth!
"Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action."// Orison Swett Marden)
"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."
Could this be the Truth, that is waiting to be discovered by each and all?!.....
Interested in living a Life of YOUR Choise? In that case; continue to read this whole page, AND the link-articles provided here.
This is "where" we are standing today: A depraved society--such as we now face--can destroy a person's soul, because the disorder of society is a disease in the psyche of its members.
Sure!... these people( described in the link above) are sick!... we now KNOW it. So, we are all left to choose. Do we continue to give credence and RESPECT to their "VIP" - Syndrome and CHARADES --or do we choose something more real, something of our OWN choosing and making, something that is in greater HARMONY with our OWN CONSCIENSE?...
Poeple ALL OVER the World are FEELING the URGE to TRANSFORM today and the Need to actualize this Urge in/to their Every-Day Lives. It is all very REAL now!!!
We are --indeed-- facing a very real and very
The human species has reached a defining moment of choice between moving ahead on a path to collective self-destruction or joining together in a cooperative effort to navigate a dramatic turn to a new human era.
The profound cultural and institutional transformation that is needed goes up against the short-term interests of the world's most powerful people and institutions. The barriers to what we humans must now achieve are daunting.
By any rational calculation, the needed transformation is not politically feasible. Yet it is essential to human survival and prosperity, which means we must set ourselves to the task of figuring out how to make the impossible into the inevitable.
We do this BEST by realizing that our COSMIC / DIVINE RIGHT is to be Nothing & Nobody but our own selves, our very own "Just Me, my own --AUTHENTIC-- Self ." ( in ancient Times that Authentic Self was called "The CHRIST(-Self)" .... and to be nothing , but that, will -eventually-- take us here, that my friend .... Matthew Webb; The World Mind Society expresses --so very accurately-- like this: "A (Self-) realized Master ("The Christ-Self") has no religion; they are the embodiment of truth, around which other people mistakenly make religions"
Soooo many of us are sooooo sick and tired of carrying around these different "Santa Claus" Masks; all the "benevolent" Identities dumped on us by the SYSTEM as a DUTY and as a --sort of-- "Thank you" as well, for being allowed to share a Social Community with fellow humans.
But thers's more, much more to it! There is this whole "Ball of Wax" so to speak; ; to take upon us (the "DUTY" ) TO PROTECT and JUSTIFY Someone else's EVIL!.... in other words:WE --when not demanding the right to be our own Selves--, accept the burden of carrying someone else's BAD CONSCIENCE for THEIR bad ACTIONS / BEHAVIOUR TOWARDS US --and indeed towards ALL Life outside their (own) skin!
Now, how sick is that?!?!?... I'm telling you; time to stop being the APOLOGETICS -- or "DUMPSITE"-- for the EVIL Ones, and let them carry their own "you-know-what"
I was a RN for the longest time!... I hated being identified as an RN by the System -and nothing else, though I did have a degree in Journalism ( among a few other degrees!) ..but I was NEVER identified (by the System) as "Just ME" , who willingly responded to the name given me at birth: Astrid....yet my ME goes even deeper and also beyond and above that too! ....Do you feel this being "your Story" too?
More and more people today are reclaiming their OWN --AUTHENTIC-- "Me" --unless you happen to be one of those who rather choose to waste YOUR Life in & through someone else's life, trapped by dogma,"ideology, "religion" and all other forms of "This-IS-How-you/we-should live-in-order-to-be-Good-citizens , " / "Politically Correct" - which is the same as living with the results of other people's thinking!!!...
Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice, but have the courage to follow your heart( = your own CONSCIENCE, discernment and intuition.
great article here, supporting most everything said here above:
These two Cosmic "Things" always hand in hand: Quality & Quantity!... We HAVE to start doing the Opposite to what we all were brought up to accept as our way of life: "Be happy with what you've got. It could be worse!..." This is the GUILT-TRIP- Line of Choice, that the Sickos, have fed us for so long and the "Thingi", that has brought us to this brink of DISASTER!...
RAISE YOUR BAR!
RAISE YOUR STANDARDS of LIFE QUALITY!
DEMAND BETTER and MORE OF IT in the sense of LIFE QUALITY!...
To hell with (most) all of the MATERIAL TOYS! (just keep the most essential": washer dryer, fridge, (landline ) phone (for now!... for the sake of InterNet)
KNOW that your TOOLS/TOYS DETERMINE your LIFE(STYLE! ...and NOT the other way around!
The more of us who are Like Minded, stay focused on SAME/similar GOALS ; the more synergy, and strength we will gather and that much more POWER we will have to manifest -and also that much sooner!
Remember; "You never change anything by fighting the existing. To change something, build a new model and make the existing obsolete." (Buckminster Fuller)
This a "MUST READ" site: http://blog.staceyrobyn.com/the-way-in-is-the-way-out/
The Earth Charter
We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace. Towards this end, it is imperative that we, the peoples of Earth, declare our responsibility to one another, to the greater community of life, and to future generations.
Earth, Our Home
Humanity is part of a vast evolving universe. Earth, our home, is alive with a unique community of life. The forces of nature make existence a demanding and uncertain adventure, but Earth has provided the conditions essential to life's evolution. The resilience of the community of life and the well-being of humanity depend upon preserving a healthy biosphere with all its ecological systems, a rich variety of plants and animals, fertile soils, pure waters, and clean air. The global environment with its finite resources is a common concern of all peoples. The protection of Earth's vitality, diversity, and beauty is a sacred trust.
The Global Situation
The dominant patterns of production and consumption are causing environmental devastation, the depletion of resources, and a massive extinction of species. Communities are being undermined. The benefits of development are not shared equitably and the gap between rich and poor is widening. Injustice, poverty, ignorance, and violent conflict are widespread and the cause of great suffering. An unprecedented rise in human population has overburdened ecological and social systems. The foundations of global security are threatened. These trends are perilous—but not inevitable.
The Challenges Ahead
The choice is ours: form a global partnership to care for Earth and one another or risk the destruction of ourselves and the diversity of life. Fundamental changes are needed in our values, institutions, and ways of living. We must realize that when basic needs have been met, human development is primarily about being more, not having more. We have the knowledge and technology to provide for all and to reduce our impacts on the environment. The emergence of a global civil society is creating new opportunities to build a democratic and humane world. Our environmental, economic, political, social, and spiritual challenges are interconnected, and together we can forge inclusive solutions.
To realize these aspirations, we must decide to live with a sense of universal responsibility, identifying ourselves with the whole Earth community as well as our local communities. We are at once citizens of different nations and of one world in which the local and global are linked. Everyone shares responsibility for the present and future well-being of the human family and the larger living world. The spirit of human solidarity and kinship with all life is strengthened when we live with reverence for the mystery of being, gratitude for the gift of life, and humility regarding the human place in nature.
We urgently need a shared vision of basic values to provide an ethical foundation for the emerging world community. Therefore, together in hope we affirm the following interdependent principles for a sustainable way of life as a common standard by which the conduct of all individuals, organizations, businesses, governments, and transnational institutions is to be guided and assessed.
I. RESPECT AND CARE FOR THE COMMUNITY OF LIFE
1. Respect Earth and life in all its diversity.
a. Recognize that all beings are interdependent and every form of life has value regardless of its worth to human beings.
b. Affirm faith in the inherent dignity of all human beings and in the intellectual, artistic, ethical, and spiritual potential of humanity.
2. Care for the community of life with understanding, compassion, and love.
a. Accept that with the right to own, manage, and use natural resources comes the duty to prevent environmental harm and to protect the rights of people.
b. Affirm that with increased freedom, knowledge, and power comes increased responsibility to promote the common good.
3. Build democratic societies that are just, participatory, sustainable, and peaceful.
a. Ensure that communities at all levels guarantee human rights and fundamental freedoms and provide everyone an opportunity to realize his or her full potential.
b. Promote social and economic justice, enabling all to achieve a secure and meaningful livelihood that is ecologically responsible.
4. Secure Earth's bounty and beauty for present and future generations.
a. Recognize that the freedom of action of each generation is qualified by the needs of future generations.
b. Transmit to future generations values, traditions, and institutions that support the long-term flourishing of Earth's human and ecological communities.
In order to fulfill these four broad commitments, it is necessary to:
II. ECOLOGICAL INTEGRITY
5. Protect and restore the integrity of Earth's ecological systems, with special concern for biological diversity and the natural processes that sustain life.
a. Adopt at all levels sustainable development plans and regulations that make environmental conservation and rehabilitation integral to all development initiatives.
b. Establish and safeguard viable nature and biosphere reserves, including wild lands and marine areas, to protect Earth's life support systems, maintain biodiversity, and preserve our natural heritage.
c. Promote the recovery of endangered species and ecosystems.
d. Control and eradicate non-native or genetically modified organisms harmful to native species and the environment, and prevent introduction of such harmful organisms.
e. Manage the use of renewable resources such as water, soil, forest products, and marine life in ways that do not exceed rates of regeneration and that protect the health of ecosystems.
f. Manage the extraction and use of non-renewable resources such as minerals and fossil fuels in ways that minimize depletion and cause no serious environmental damage.
6. Prevent harm as the best method of environmental protection and, when knowledge is limited, apply a precautionary approach.
a. Take action to avoid the possibility of serious or irreversible environmental harm even when scientific knowledge is incomplete or inconclusive.
b. Place the burden of proof on those who argue that a proposed activity will not cause significant harm, and make the responsible parties liable for environmental harm.
c. Ensure that decision making addresses the cumulative, long-term, indirect, long distance, and global consequences of human activities.
d. Prevent pollution of any part of the environment and allow no build-up of radioactive, toxic, or other hazardous substances.
e. Avoid military activities damaging to the environment.
7. Adopt patterns of production, consumption, and reproduction that safeguard Earth's regenerative capacities, human rights, and community well-being.
a. Reduce, reuse, and recycle the materials used in production and consumption systems, and ensure that residual waste can be assimilated by ecological systems.
b. Act with restraint and efficiency when using energy, and rely increasingly on renewable energy sources such as solar and wind.
c. Promote the development, adoption, and equitable transfer of environmentally sound technologies.
d. Internalize the full environmental and social costs of goods and services in the selling price, and enable consumers to identify products that meet the highest social and environmental standards.
e. Ensure universal access to health care that fosters reproductive health and responsible reproduction.
f. Adopt lifestyles that emphasize the quality of life and material sufficiency in a finite world.
8. Advance the study of ecological sustainability and promote the open exchange and wide application of the knowledge acquired.
a. Support international scientific and technical cooperation on sustainability, with special attention to the needs of developing nations.
b. Recognize and preserve the traditional knowledge and spiritual wisdom in all cultures that contribute to environmental protection and human well-being.
c. Ensure that information of vital importance to human health and environmental protection, including genetic information, remains available in the public domain.
III. SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE
9. Eradicate poverty as an ethical, social, and environmental imperative.
a. Guarantee the right to potable water, clean air, food security, uncontaminated soil, shelter, and safe sanitation, allocating the national and international resources required.
b. Empower every human being with the education and resources to secure a sustainable livelihood, and provide social security and safety nets for those who are unable to support themselves.
c. Recognize the ignored, protect the vulnerable, serve those who suffer, and enable them to develop their capacities and to pursue their aspirations.
10. Ensure that economic activities and institutions at all levels promote human development in an equitable and sustainable manner.
a. Promote the equitable distribution of wealth within nations and among nations.
b. Enhance the intellectual, financial, technical, and social resources of developing nations, and relieve them of onerous international debt.
c. Ensure that all trade supports sustainable resource use, environmental protection, and progressive labor standards.
d. Require multinational corporations and international financial organizations to act transparently in the public good, and hold them accountable for the consequences of their activities.
11. Affirm gender equality and equity as prerequisites to sustainable development and ensure universal access to education, health care, and economic opportunity.
a. Secure the human rights of women and girls and end all violence against them.
b. Promote the active participation of women in all aspects of economic, political, civil, social, and cultural life as full and equal partners, decision makers, leaders, and beneficiaries.
c. Strengthen families and ensure the safety and loving nurture of all family members.
12. Uphold the right of all, without discrimination, to a natural and social environment supportive of human dignity, bodily health, and spiritual well-being, with special attention to the rights of indigenous peoples and minorities.
a. Eliminate discrimination in all its forms, such as that based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, language, and national, ethnic or social origin.
b. Affirm the right of indigenous peoples to their spirituality, knowledge, lands and resources and to their related practice of sustainable livelihoods.
c. Honor and support the young people of our communities, enabling them to fulfill their essential role in creating sustainable societies.
d. Protect and restore outstanding places of cultural and spiritual significance.
IV. DEMOCRACY, NONVIOLENCE, AND PEACE
13. Strengthen democratic institutions at all levels, and provide transparency and accountability in governance, inclusive participation in decision making, and access to justice.
a. Uphold the right of everyone to receive clear and timely information on environmental matters and all development plans and activities which are likely to affect them or in which they have an interest.
b. Support local, regional and global civil society, and promote the meaningful participation of all interested individuals and organizations in decision making.
c. Protect the rights to freedom of opinion, expression, peaceful assembly, association, and dissent.
d. Institute effective and efficient access to administrative and independent judicial procedures, including remedies and redress for environmental harm and the threat of such harm.
e. Eliminate corruption in all public and private institutions.
f. Strengthen local communities, enabling them to care for their environments, and assign environmental responsibilities to the levels of government where they can be carried out most effectively.
14. Integrate into formal education and life-long learning the knowledge, values, and skills needed for a sustainable way of life.
a. Provide all, especially children and youth, with educational opportunities that empower them to contribute actively to sustainable development.
b. Promote the contribution of the arts and humanities as well as the sciences in sustainability education.
c. Enhance the role of the mass media in raising awareness of ecological and social challenges.
d. Recognize the importance of moral and spiritual education for sustainable living.
15. Treat all living beings with respect and consideration.
a. Prevent cruelty to animals kept in human societies and protect them from suffering.
b. Protect wild animals from methods of hunting, trapping, and fishing that cause extreme, prolonged, or avoidable suffering.
c. Avoid or eliminate to the full extent possible the taking or destruction of non-targeted species.
16. Promote a culture of tolerance, nonviolence, and peace.
a. Encourage and support mutual understanding, solidarity, and cooperation among all peoples and within and among nations.
b. Implement comprehensive strategies to prevent violent conflict and use collaborative problem solving to manage and resolve environmental conflicts and other disputes.
c. Demilitarize national security systems to the level of a non-provocative defense posture, and convert military resources to peaceful purposes, including ecological restoration.
d. Eliminate nuclear, biological, and toxic weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.
e. Ensure that the use of orbital and outer space supports environmental protection and peace.
f. Recognize that peace is the wholeness created by right relationships with oneself, other persons, other cultures, other life, Earth, and the larger whole of which all are a part.
THE WAY FORWARD
As never before in history, common destiny beckons us to seek a new beginning. Such renewal is the promise of these Earth Charter principles. To fulfill this promise, we must commit ourselves to adopt and promote the values and objectives of the Charter.
This requires a change of mind and heart. It requires a new sense of global interdependence and universal responsibility. We must imaginatively develop and apply the vision of a sustainable way of life locally, nationally, regionally, and globally. Our cultural diversity is a precious heritage and different cultures will find their own distinctive ways to realize the vision. We must deepen and expand the global dialogue that generated the Earth Charter, for we have much to learn from the ongoing collaborative search for truth and wisdom.
Life often involves tensions between important values. This can mean difficult choices. However, we must find ways to harmonize diversity with unity, the exercise of freedom with the common good, short-term objectives with long-term goals. Every individual, family, organization, and community has a vital role to play. The arts, sciences, religions, educational institutions, media, businesses, nongovernmental organizations, and governments are all called to offer creative leadership. The partnership of government, civil society, and business is essential for effective governance.
In order to build a sustainable global community, the nations of the world must renew their commitment to the United Nations, fulfill their obligations under existing international agreements, and support the implementation of Earth Charter principles with an international legally binding instrument on environment and development.
Let ours be a time remembered for the awakening of a new reverence for life, the firm resolve to achieve sustainability, the quickening of the struggle for justice and peace, and the joyful celebration of life.
Each small task of everyday life is part of the total harmony of the universe.
Wake up - the time is Now! Wake up, everybody!... The time is Now!
For so long living Life Adventure was what I believed to Thee Thing to do!.... So that is "how " I lived my life, (all the while I as searching for the Truth ). I never questioned the idea of "Life Adventure"!... Only lately, something started to nag me about this Adventure -"thingi" and it then dawned on me, that i was constantly asking for a life in STRUGGLE and DIS-ENCHANTMENT !.... What I really was HOPING to live (through this wrong concept!...) was :Life -CELEBRATION!!!....
ALL my life I THOUGHT of LIFE Celebration while asking -hence using- the wrong concept of Adventure = Struggle etc. What an eye -opener that revelation was!
Now I am one hundred % in tuned with the IDEA of (Life-) CELEBRATION.
But then came the Question: "how do I do that??? What's the Big Dif in my behaviour/approach???... It took a few days.Then I relaized: the ONLY way we express Life Celebration is by DOING /living the things we LOVE to do/living the life we LOVE to have!... THAT is what makes living to LIFE-CELEBRATION!
We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us. --Virginia Satir
The New Civilization
We are the New Civilization
We are here.
We are waking up now, out of the past, to dream a bigger dream.
We are friends and equals, we are diverse and unique, and we're united for something bigger than our differences.
We believe in freedom and cooperation, abundance and harmony.
We are a culture emerging, a renaissance of the essence of humanity.
We find our own guidance, and we discern our own truth.
We go in many directions, and yet we refuse to disperse.
We have many names, we speak many languages.
We are local, we are global.
We are in all regions of the world, we're everywhere in the air.
We are universe being aware of itself, we are the wave of evolution.
We are in every child's eyes, we face the unknown with wonder and excitement.
We are messengers from the future, living in the present.
We come from silence, and we speak our truth.
We cannot be quieted, because our voice is within everyone.
We have no enemies, no boundaries can hold us.
We respect the cycles and expressions of nature, because we are nature.
We don't play to win, we play to live and learn.
We act out of inspiration, love and integrity.
We explore, we discover, we feel, and we laugh.
We are building a world that works for everyone.
We endeavor to live our lives to their fullest potential.
We are independent, self-sufficient and responsible.
We relate to each other in peace, with compassion and respect, we unite in community.
We celebrate the wholeness within and around us all.
We dance to the rhythm of creation.
We weave the threads of the new times.
We are the new civilization.
written by Scarlet Jewels; a New Civ.Member.
The more I, Astrid; the "Mom" of this web-site; observe what goes on in the World, the more I see the question only being about the two kinds of people, that really will be doing the Tag of War so to speak. It is the AMIABLE Ones, who are geared towards sharing and co-opreation, because it is what comes naturally to them vs the SELFHISH Ones, who just cant robb enough to feel good about their own security -because they are soooooo insecure and needy so the need to turns into GREED and all that follows to satisfyi that greed/need! We could call these two opposite Parties: The Makers and the Takers.
It’s always easy to tell who is on the darkside of duality: And whether it is a man or woman ruling as a dictator in his family, business or government, it is the same: They use FORCE, --no matter how subtle, like using colorless/odorless energy to Point Blank gunforce and A-Bombs & such-- to implement their ideals. Force(fullness ) is always the Tool of Choice for the Incompetent .
But FORCE as a means to create Change is about to be OVERTHROWN, being replaced by Co-operation and Sharing in peaceful harmony among all Living Things. This is also known as ("Using one's Divine Inner/God-given Skills" =) POWER! Genuine Spiritual Power is replacing all else as means to manifest anything ...anything at all!
To the very best of my ability I will --from now on-- do all the FUN-things I would do if The SLAVE Money was of no concern any longer, but already replaced by a FAIR monetary system ; FAIR for ALL ; a true win-win situation for ALL Creatures big & small. (This is all part of bringing in Sustainable Living into our awareness, and from "there" into our very Every-day-lives in order to brake free from their tyranny.)
I'm soooo ready for this !... Are you?
Something really big is going on now!... We could call it Awakening! People everywhere are waking up, saying "NO" to the mad peoples and the madness they put forth. We need to talk about this!
GOD BLESS EACH HEART
God, Bless each Heart, who's turned away from You….
The more astray, the more we ask you to Bless that Heart.
The more astray, the greater Love let shine It's way.
Let our request of Love create momentums stronger
than atomic bombs for every Heart distressed with fear.
God Bless each Heart, who's turned away from You….
yet burning from Divine Desire of Life in Health and Beauty,
Abundance, Joy and Happiness.
God, Bless our Hearts, all secretly attuned to Life and Peace and Mercy. /// Astrid
.FORGIVE US, MOTHER EARTH!
Please, forgive us, Mother Earth…
for all the wrongs we've done to You:
We are all Your children, and we love You....
we love You dearly… we truly do…
blindly,... ignorant and careless for so long…
but we always, always loved You!
Let's all together now invoke the Sacred Fires of Forgiveness
for all the wrongs we've done to You:
Today we'll try to love and act in better ways.
Heaven help us now to bow our knees to worship You
and our Hearts in deep repetance to confess a Love , so long denied.
Let's all together now invoke the Sacred Fires of Forgiveness
to help us love with more Respect,
to help us love in Peace and Harmony,
to help us love the whole Creation more intelligently day by day,
as the Sacred Fires of Forgiveness make it possible to make
“All Good Things Possible” again. /// Astrid
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