A Beautiful Offering…
Did you know that you have a powerful personal map that reveals your life’s journey? You do! When you plot points on this map and discover all the archetypal landscapes you’ve been through, YOU become the mapmaker with the ultimate capacity to shape your destiny.
A Beautiful Offering…
In The Map: Finding the Magic and Meaning in the Story of Your Life, my colleague Colette Baron-Reid reveals this truly brilliant approach to creating the life of your dreams. Drawing from her years of expertise as one of the world’s most acclaimed intuitive counselors, Colette shows you how to use the magic of metaphors and gift of imagination to delve into the most profound aspects of your subconscious, the places within you that light the way to lasting change. With The Map, you’ll harness your power to live your greatest destiny today! http://themaplaunch.com
Something To Be Aware Of…
Right now in the United States farmers are being rewarded by the government to plant fence-row to fence-row. In other words, some government subsidized farmers are leaving no grassy land between crops and water – which not only causes serious soil erosion, but renders water undrinkable and our oceans unfit to swim in. One striking example is The Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico.
This video from the Environmental Working Group stresses that it’s time the US government enforces the law that requires farmers to put conservation practices in place in exchange for the billions of dollars in tax payer income and insurance subsidies they get every year from tax payers.
As is stated in the video, “Farms need a safety net, but so does our land and water.”
We can Make a difference…
You’ve got to love Ken Cook, President of The Environmental Working Group, for being such a wise and staunch advocate for our personal health, safety and wellness. Here’s a great video of him in action at TedxManhattan –Changing the Way Eat. He’s speaking about revamping the Farm Bill (of which a whoppingly large portion goes, not just to farmers, but to the 43 million Americans on Food Stamps – so this issue does affect many, many people, especially our kids, on a personal level.)
He sites instances like dead farmers getting paid subsidies (I kid you not) and the fact that out of the 4.7 million acres that are farmed in this country less than 1% of that is organic!
Take a look…
When I was about 10 years old, one day my mother took a roast out of the oven and put it on the dining room table to cool before carving it. Then she returned to the kitchen to tend to the rest of the meal. A few moments later, when she went back into the dining room, I heard her scream. Our dog had jumped up onto the table and dragged the roast beef into the living room, where he was gnawing away on it… in doggy heaven. But I think he would’ve been more likely to legitimately earn his place in paradise had he been less of a glutton and more like like Honey – the (oh so cute!) little pup in this video – who has been trained to pray before each meal, not just in gratitude for his own chow, but for all of the dogs who “don’t get a lot of food.”
I’m joining the fast – are you?
At the time of this writing more than 4000 people across the US have joined in solidarity in a hunger strike inspired by World Food Prize laureate David Beckmann, who presides over Bread for the World, to boycott the GOP’s devastating budget cuts to programs that assist the poor and the hungry while at the same time increasing defense spending. I believe the numbers joining in on this monumental event will be fast growing (no pun intended!) The fasting populace are particularly targeting cuts to food stamps, WIC and aid to the international poor and farmers. NY Times food columnist Mark Bittman (who’s joined in the movement) says, these supposedly deficit-reducing cuts will barely make a dent, Bittman writes, ‘they will quite literally cause more people to starve to death, go to bed hungry or live more miserably than are doing so now. And: The bill would increase defense spending.’
View the PBS Video Prayer & Fasting Campaign on Budget Cuts
If you are one of the many bright Souls who are joining the fast or considering adding your name to the ranks to Protest GOP’s budget cuts to needy here is my thank you gift to you…
I have lots of experience with fasting. I’ve typically done extended fasts – for 10 days or more – at least twice a year. And I often fast at least one day a week. So I know the experience of fasting need not be debilitating and exhausting but can actually be not only invigorating, cleansing, but centering and clarifying to the mind and opening to the heart – if done correctly.
A brief but comprehensive guide to fasting that I wrote in my book, Soul-Full Eating: A (Delicious!) Path to Higher Consciousness, my gift to you.
Visit my website to get the gift: The Soul-Full Eating Guide to Spiritual Fasting
PS – I’m just finishing up writing a very comprehensive and inspiring Mind, Body, Spirit Cleanse book. Be sure to add your name to my email list
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BBC pulled a fast one in 1957 with this April Fool’s Day broadcast, which had hungry folks calling in to see where they could get their own spaghetti tree.
Happy April Fool’s Day!