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.”
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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Soul-Full Eating: A (Delicious!) Path to Higher Consciousness
Are you a war veteran of what seems to be a constant battle with your weight? Or are you just interested in attaining superior health and wellness, inner and outer balance and a greater sense of self worth and personal radiance?
There are scores of diets out there… and although these diet plans may be well intentioned, most people find the many conflicting approaches to diet confusing at best. How would you like to give up the confusion for good, gain greater self awareness and spiritual healing… along with dropped pounds!
The one key ingredient that most diet plans are missing is: LOVE!
Soul-Full Eating is for you:
If you would like to experience effortless weight loss (or weight gain) along with an overall sense of health and wellness
If you are sick and tired (literally!) of following fad diets and the diet trend of the day…the high protein diet, low fat diet, South Beach Diet, Atkins Diet, The Zone Diet, Fat Smash Diet, low carb diet, diet pills… the list is endless.
You’ve found yourself faced with food obsession and compulsive eating disorders such as binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, emotional over eating, fast food addiction and even depression and would like to banish food concerns and food addictions for good.
You crave a healthy lifestyle, greater balance, self-love, and connectivity and desire to live a life where healthy eating and healthy foods are just as natural to you as breathing.
You are ready to attain your ideal weight, experience vibrant health, have a trim, healthy, radiant physique and step onto a fulfilling, spiritually connective path that is not only delightful but fun but delicious!
Join us on this delicious and soul-satisfying path. It is more than possible to attain your ideal weight via consciousness!
Lose Weight – Gain Spirit!
Soul-Full Eating is congruent and fully compatible to weight loss programs that promote greater self awareness such as Weight Watchers and Overeaters Anonymous.
Maureen also speaks on a variety of other important and inspiring Soul-Full topics. Click here if you would like to see what other subjects you can bring Maureen in to present to your company, group or organization.
Foreword Magazine, Jan/Feb 2008
From Birth to Enlightenment
by Kristine Morris
The spiritual path calls seekers to be mindful of the grace and beauty, as well as the pain and suffering, present in even the most mundane human life. From birth to enlightenment, the human journey to wholeness need not be taken alone; it is best taken in the company of wise, loving, and inspiring companions such as the authors here included. Their books can help readers capture the magic, heal, and mend the broken places, and finally arrive at the most desired “peace that passes understanding.” (more…)
Download: The 7 Most “Intelligent” Foods (pdf)
I vividly remember standing at the front of my 4th grade classroom, being faced down by my teacher, Mrs. Chamberlin’s beady eyes as I first stammered, and then completely faltered, while attempting to recite the Gettysburg address. I just couldn’t remember what came after the pivotal line, “Now we are faced with a great civil war” Had I only known then, what I know today; that a powerful way to enhance our ability to learn is to pay attention to what goes into our mouths as well as what goes into our minds. Then, I might have told my mom to put a hold on the pop tart she’d given me for breakfast that morning, and asked her for a nice hot bowl of steaming oatmeal instead. (more…)