TIPS FOR TODAY:
This is probably one of the most interesting/weird mixes of tips and topics I’ve ever put together :-)
# 1 – Here’s an inspiring article about the Incredible Edible program in England. Would love to see this spread all over the world!
# 2 – Ah, I love it when I find simple tools to facilitate change and make the evolution process easier. Thanks, Rudy, for sharing!
# 3 -Boy, I wish I’d thought of this idea myself! “Doggie doodie bags” that are environmentally friendly and flushable. Apparently you can get them through Amazon and other places, as well as the Flush Puppies site….
# 4 – Some great advice from astrologer Risa D’Angeles’s column in the Santa Cruz Good Times on Gift Giving with Purpose & Meaning….
I attended an Alternative Giving Fair in Fayetteville, Ark., last week. Table after table of gift alternatives focused, not upon individual ephemera (tinselly) needs, but upon humanity’s needs. In a conversation with my daughter this week, responding to her saying she has not bought any holiday gifts (good choice in the Mercury retro), I suggested that she not buy any gifts this year (and next) of the regular kind. Instead that she gather her little (holy) family, inform them that Christmas (the holidays, including Hanukkah) would be different this year and every year hereafter. Instead of receiving they would be giving together as a family to another family in need.
I suggested she place on their table, next to the lit Advent wreath, brochure and pictures from Heifer International, a non-profit, humanitarian organization that provides gifts of seeds, trees and farm animals—ducks, lambs, goats, llamas, flocks of chicks, a camel, water buffalo, heifer or an entire ark of animals, including bees, along with environmental agricultural training. The gifts are for families and communities around the world (50 countries including the U.S.). Gifts from the Heifer project feed, clothe, house, educate, protect, train, empower and motivate resources-in-need families. Families helped through the Heifer project are able to rise up from poverty, sustain their families, conquer hunger, create a sense of community and prosperity, and begin the process of being able to give to others. When one gives (tithes, provides for others) a sense of joy, wild, unexpected and liberating settles in the heart. Children taught to give in this way and help others “inherit a lifetime sense of intelligent giving.” This is my daughter’s gift to her children this year. The Heifer International Project. Visit heifer.org.
#5 – And for those of you wanting updates on the Fukushima situation, here’s a couple of articles. You can also search for the post done months ago about Dr. Robert Gilbert and his sources for up-to-date information.
# 6 – And here’s a little stimulation (as if the radiation updates weren’t stimulating enough :-)) and inspiration to end on… some words of wisdom from Abraham…
“Wellness that is being allowed—or the wellness that is being denied—is all about the mindset, the mood, the attitude, the practiced thoughts. There is not one exception, in any human or beast; because, you can patch them up again and again, and they will just find another way of reverting back to the natural rhythm of their mind. Treating the body really is about treating the mind. It is all psychosomatic. Every bit of it, no exceptions.” — Abraham
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