Every Plant has a Purpose

If we had the knowledge of all the weeds around us and how we can best use them, we may not waste another plant. In the world of Permaculture we eat them, give them back to the earth, make a tea, put them in a vase, feed them to the animals, find out the characteristics of a space, moisture, sun and soil quality too. It’s amazing, you’ll find that every plant indeed does have a purpose.

Just as every plant has a purpose so too does every person. This is where mainstream society may have failed us. In the past and maybe today still if you didn’t thrive in the school system, you didn’t achieve good marks, you were seen as some what useless and your value seemed meaningless. There was no way to measure on paper your childhood fantasy stories that could engulf a group of fellow children down your rabbit hole, there was no value in wearing second hand, you may have been seen as peasant-like not an ethical icon as the title you were more deserving of, your uniqueness is not meant to be a curse, it was something we would like to know for the greater good, the benefit of the world.

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The world is changing at a fast pace and our children’s knowledge will lead us in the right way. I remember moments in my life where nothing really made much sense the way things are done, how things are made, how long a product lives and where it goes to degrade made no sense, other than a quick thoughtless money making scheme an economy that needs injections and a high rate of infection and disease. Food without flavour. Food without nutrients. Soil degradation. Imitations. Not living within limitations. Someone changed and led a movement, of soil improvement nutrient rich clever pitch, seasonal produce not favouring limited veggies in production but seeing what works well at your place.

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It is also worth saying that society in general has not valued unique skills abilities and interests, instead in some ways rats that can contribute to economic growth. If you look after children you may fall into this category too, it doesn’t have a dollar value so it’s worthless but in reality it’s completely contrary. The children today are tomorrows leaders and too many issues in childhood affect a person’s potential to live the life the love. 

As I write this I am thinking the more we do what we love and value the more beauty will be present in the world. You are here for a reason and some time in the near future money may lose value your community may gain value from the uniqueness you bring to it. It has be research that Happiness has nothing to do with money anyway. Your success may have a different definition to someone else’s. Your values may be different to someone elses, but keep in mind Every plant has a purpose.

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Book Recommendation: Wheels of Life, The Classic Guide To The Chakra System by Anodea Judith

anodea judith wheels of lifI’ve just about finished this beautifully written book of wisdom and I read it pretty fast too. It’s detailed description of the seven chakra system is as useful as it is enlightening. Anodea Judith PH.D. is an absolute expert on the subject and goes into depth about each energy centre and making suggestions that are easy to use such as breathing techniques, yoga asanas and meditations. Wheels of life was first released in 1999, and now 20 years later is more relevant than ever.

To be honest the reason I bought this particular book was because it goes next level and gives some truth to telepathy and clairvoyance in a matter of fact way speaking from experience both from her many clients and personal experience.

These extra sensory perceptions are not limited to super natural films but are being widely discovered by humans everywhere. I just love that if someone doesn’t believe that every human has the potential to be psychic I can now direct them to a credible source and specific energy centre, not just say look at ‘WikiHow’.

Our world is changing and has been changing since it’s evolution, Judith makes correlations between historical events and astrological cycles and confirms that humanity is currently in the midst of moving upward from the solar plexus issues of  control and power to the heart chakra where we are becoming connected, more unified, accepting and compassionate. One example being the circular economy, giving less energy to capitalism’s buy and throw model to a buy, swap, sew, fix, upcycle, recycle, gift  and basically keep using what we have instead of buying new.

Anodea has written a number of books to educate people in a way that is easily adaptable to westerners, Eastern Body, Western Mind which talks about addiction and sexuality in relation to eastern philosophy, and The Chakra System, A user’s guide to self diagnosis and healing  which takes the reader on a journey through that seven chakras root to crown detailing deficiencies and over active traits of each one, with yoga asanas specific to each chakra, starting with very important grounding techniques.

If you are on the journey of self discovery Anodea Judith is a worthy source of wisdom that can enlighten you on a number of issues we deal with in life. Easy to use, simple advice for personal empowerment and development.

 

 

Embrace your feminine

Everyone – Males and Females have a feminine side, it’s receptive and nurturing qualities make receiving easy, Where as the masculine energy is go-getting. Both have great value in our lives but if we are constantly in our masculine striving to get, always in action, running on high energy we can become disconnected from our intuition.

Feminine energy is intuitive because as Eckhart Tolle says ‘stillness speaks‘, we can receive our best intuitive insights and messages when we are in this energy of receiving. Feminine energy is abundant and giving just like mother Earth who gives us all a place to live and love.

Simply put Mother Earth nurtures and heals us all, if we are open up to receiving.

 

I watched a documentary a year or so ago titled The Grounded, which details the mind blowing simple benefits of grounding or earthing ourselves.

The most memorable and emotional connection this movie gave me was a scene detailing the life of school kids in the US. The children woke up early, before they left their rooms had but their shoes on for football training, on a constructed playing surface, they would then change shoes to go to school for 8 or so hours and when they got home that afternoon go straight to their room to study. Therefore the whole 24 hours of a typical day for a school kid they didn’t make a connection to the earth. It doesn’t seem like that big of a deal but when each day ends up like this, day after day it causes a number of problems with low concentration, behavioural problems, joint pain among other things as a result of the constant disconnect they have with the earth due to wearing shoes all day everyday.

The saddest thing for me is that kids don’t get a choice, they have to do these things, they aren’t allowed to not wear shoes, they have to go to school and this has a ripple on effect into adulthood. Thank-you to the kind souls who have created nature play, so kids are encouraged to play outdoors in unstructured play environments.

As you read this can you remember the last time you put your bare feet in nature? maybe it’s a good time to re-child yourself…

It’s such a simple action – Earth yourself daily and feel good, reconnect to Gaia.