Saturday, March 21, 2015

They are closely interconnected and interdependent

Currently re-reading 'The Turning Point' by Fritjof Capra, a must -read! Here's an excerpt from chapter one:
'It is a striking sign of our time that the people who are supposed to be experts in various fields can no longer deal with the urgent problems that have arisen in the areas of their expertise. Economists are unable to understand inflation, oncologists are totally confused about the causes of cancer, psychiatrists are mystified by schizophrenia, police are helpless in the face of rising crime, and the list goes on… the persistence of slums, poverty and crime.
None of them, however, identified the real problem that underlies our crisis of ideas: the fact that most academics subscribe to narrow perceptions of reality which are inadequate for dealing with the major problems of our time. These problems, as we shall see in detail, are systematic problems, which means that they are closely interconnected and interdependent. They cannot be understood within the fragmented methodology characteristic of our academic disciplines and government agencies.
Such an approach will never resolve any of our difficulties but will merely shift them around in the complex web of social and ecological relations. A resolution can be found only if the structure of the web itself changed, and this will involve profound transformations of our social institutions, values, and ideas. As we examine the sources of our cultural crisis it will become apparent that most of our leading thinkers are outdated conceptual models and irrelevant variables.'
- excerpt from 'The Turning Point' copyright © 1982

Photo by: Manolo Vílchez

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Failing to connect heart to heart

In what author Daniel Goleman calls a "limbic tango", partners cycle through a spousal conflict usually initiated by the woman who tends to be the emotion manager of most relationships. Since she is usually the partner who is more relational and "heart" focused and vigilant for relationship problems, she complains about a problem she feels in her heart but her spouse does not sense in his. The man, who usually has his heart less into the relationship, tries to use his brain to try to figure out the "substance of the problem" and how it might be immediately fixed. His protective and selfish brain personalizes the complaint as it's own failure. Since the problem was detected by the woman's heart and the man is trying to solve it with his head, many relationship problems may be due to speaking in two different codes. The man's brain feels it's heart starting to flood and tells him to withdraw. It says, "Go golfing, watch a ball game, cut the grass, but do anything to just get away from this hassle for awhile."

When a man withdraws, or intellectualizes a complaint, the woman goes from emotional disappointment to intellectual disgust and becomes critical. Failing to connect "heart to heart" she now uses her brain more than her heart and tries to find her partner's weak mental point in order to make her emotional point. She exaggerates, sulks, or initiates a subtle emotional vendetta intended to teach her love-blind partner a lesson "the hard way". Because Gottman's research shows that men tend to be more "hot-hearted" and cardiovascularly reactive than woman during conflicts, the man's heart begins to flood.

When a man's heart floods, his brain detects a vague sense of dread caused by physiological reaction to a sense of helplessness in the face of his partner's disappointment and disgust. Wanting to stem the flood, the man "stonewalls" or tries to sever the intensified energetic connection with his energetics principles of volume conduction and dynamic systemic energy available throughout our body.
- excerpt from 'The Heart's Code' by Paul Pearsall, Ph.D (author of The Pleasure Prescription)

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Friday, February 13, 2015

'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated'

Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
"Animals have always played an important role in agriculture. Not only do they provide us with food and fiber, but they also help to recycle nutrients and add to soil fertility. Over recent decades, however, the farming of animals has become increasingly separated from its natural existence on the land." Read More...
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Sunday, February 1, 2015

We’ve been bamboozled long enough

“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.” - Carl Sagan

 Corporations will put the profit margin and will put making money from billionaires, over the lives and the quality of life of foreign citizens. And I don't think it's crazy for people to fight against that. In fact, you resemble the greatest amount of spirit that any American has ever had who fought for his rights and his dignity. It's ironic that here, in this country, the profit margin is put before people's lives, even in the food that we eat. GMOs (corporations) don't want their foods labeled. If you're so proud of it why don't you put your seal of approval on it? People are making too much money off this stage of evolution (capitalism), to stop and get off it and take us to the next level.
If we're still here in 100 years, then we've basically put the nail on the coffin for humanity, to the point where we can't speak about healthy food without being persecuted by the companies who sell food that is bad for you. They're making too much money selling processed stuff (that is going to be proven to give people cancer) in order to stop and be taken off the market."- Immortal Technique

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Friday, January 30, 2015

"The landscape belongs to the person who looks at it. "

Quote by: Ralph Waldo Emerson

BLOG UPDATES: Our Earth Land Blog will be going through some minor changes in the next month ... stay tuned!
Above: Photos taken at Lakeshore Toronto (Winter 2015)
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Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Butterfly Dreaming

"Once upon a time, I, Chuang Chou, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was Chou. Soon I awakened, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man. Between a man and a butterfly there is necessarily a distinction. The transition is called the transformation of material things." - ‪Zhuangzi‬ (As translated by Lin Yutang)

Chinese music :Guo Gan - Butterfly Lovers 梁祝 (ErHu Concerto)
image © 2015 ourearthland
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

New Worlds

"Ending secrecy is going to be a very difficult ride. It wont be fun in a lot of ways because there's a lot of invested interest in keeping it that way, as we can all see. And nevertheless, it has to happen. No matter how many times the powers that be tell us there's nothing there, it keeps showing up. The UFO lies has done bad things to the soul of the world. Think about it. You have this big big reality of whoever these beings are, whatever they are. They have technology that is so vastly beyond what we're supposed to have, and yet we tell ourselves every single day that this doesn't exist. There's a dissonance there, a cognitive dissonance." - Richard Dolan
 “In very different ways, the possibility that the universe is teeming with life, and the opposite possibility that we are totally alone, are equally exciting. Either way, the urge to know more about the universe seems to me irresistible, and I cannot imagine that anybody of truly poetic sensibility could disagree.” - Richard Dawkins

A.D. (after Declaration) by Richard Dolan 
abc News latest UFO sightings
UFO Witness Declaration

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Big Bang

Existence is not subject to time. Time is subject to existence. Time is a creation within existence, therefore existence itself is timeless.
Using an analogy, imagine a subatomic particle (the one) in an empty infinite space. But in this state that we call 'the one', there's no reflectivity and no self awareness. It doesn't know itself. It has nothing else to relate to. So there really is no gravity, no sense of mass, no sense of space or time. It just exists as a point of pure existence.
But because it does contains everything, it also contains the idea of that which it's not. This creates the first separation, the first difference, the first reflection that it is capable of doing anything and everything imaginable. In other words, it can travel at infinite speed. Nothing holds it back. There are no laws of physics - yet.
If you understand that the single particle can travel throughout that empty infinite space at infinite speed, then that means that particle can actually appear to be everywhere at once. Thus it can appear to be an infinite number of particles, even though it's actually only one!

Information Source: Gravity, Prime Radiant
Big Bang, Prime Radiant
The Prime Radiant story
Image by Gabriela © Our Earth Land
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Friday, December 19, 2014

Your Heart Has Wisdom

'It doesn't need to be more complicated than just listening to your heart and following it. Because your heart has memory. Your heart has wisdom. Your heart has consciousness. Your heart actually thinks. And when you can develop a balanced dialogue between the heart mind and the head mind, that's when everything falls into alignment. The head needs to take it's queue from the heart, not contradict it and try to run everything… the heart is in the center of your being for a reason, not the head.' - Bashar

image by Gabriela © 2014
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Kale For Christmas

Kale chips are a great snack for the Christmas holidays! Kale alkalizes the body and contains many health benefits, including antioxidant nutrients. I use a dehydrator so they are served raw with enzymes. Eating raw(living) foods assists in digestion, and helps the body to focus on rebuilding new and healthy cells through the use of the metabolic enzymes. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

You are your own universe

"How you define your reality is what you experience. All things in physical reality are fundamentally neutral, they have no built in meaning at all. You are designed to give life meaning. You are designed to give meaning to different circumstances and situations. That's the gift, that's the power you have been given by creation as a co-creator. The meaning you give to something determines the effect you get out of it. Again, this is just physics… what you put out is what you get back. It's just like a reflection in the mirror. Physical reality is in a sense, a mirror. And if you see in the mirror that your face is frowning, you don't try to go to the mirror and make the reflection smile. The only way to make the reflection smile is for you to smile first." - Darryl Anka (channeling Bashar)

Digital painting by Gabriela © 2011
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Thursday, December 4, 2014

History Repeats Itself

"If you view time as a wheel, all we have to do is figure out how long the wheels are, and then if there's a traumatic event that happens in the wheel, and then the wheel turns again, we're in the future.
Past, present and future do exist in one sense, but if something really bad happens in a previous wheel, it's going to happen again in the next one because it leaves a residue. It leaves a blue print. So that does very much relate to the cycles of history. Some of this stuff are archetypes and it's like a universal mind, but some of it is the result of things that happened before. And when the cycle comes around again those influences, we have to work off the trauma - and they will repeat." - David Wilcock.
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014


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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Honest Communication

Communicating honestly about products and services is important to consumers. A poll of 12,000 consumers from 12 countries around the world were asked which brands they consider most authentic. McDonald’s, Samsung, Apple and Carrefour took the top spots globally. In the U.S., Walmart, Starbucks, Amazon and Apple landed at the top. Article here.
'When people talk to me about Illuminati and they say Illuminati is so scary. I say, You don't have to use a hypothetical. You want to talk about people behind close doors who make decisions about your life and what they are going to sell you that may be killing you…that's Walmart! ' - Immortal Technique interview with Alex jones

Related article: How Large Food Corporations Influence Legislation
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Homemade CornChips With 'Sour Cream' (Sunflower seeds)

Over the summer, we bought some organic corn and made dehydrated corn chips with homemade 'sour cream'. We don't have dairy in our diet so we love to discover alternatives to our favorite dairy foods, such as sour cream. The recipe uses sunflower seeds as the key ingredient for the cream. We only eat certified organic food - both our sunflower seeds and corn were organic. We also made sure to pre-soak the seeds! Buying organic corn is a healthier option because Certified Organic farmers are not allowed to plant GMO seed. You can find out more information at the Non GMO Project website. Check out the simple recipe below - enjoy!

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Fear vs Logic

'Once a person comes to accept that a specific belief must be held in order to avoid eternal torture, they are no longer free to think independently. Their mind is held hostage by threat of eternal punishment. Logic may point to a fact, but if that fact threatens the core belief system, and that logic threatens their eternal destination, in such a conflict, only the strongest are able to break free and choose the side of logic.'-  excerpt from youtube video
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

This gate was made only for you

Before the law stands a doorkeeper.

To this doorkeeper there comes a man from the country and prays for admittance to the Law. But the doorkeeper says that he cannot grant admittance at the moment. The man thinks it over and asks if he will be allowed in later. "It is possible," says the doorkeeper, "but not at the moment." Since the gate stands open as usual, and the doorkeeper steps to one side, the man stoops to peer through the gateway into the interior. Observing that, the doorkeeper laughs and says: "If you are so drawn to it, just try to go in despite my veto. But take note: I am powerful. And I am only the least of the doorkeepers. From hall to hall there is one doorkeeper after another, each more powerful than the last. The third doorkeeper is already so terrible that even I cannot bear to look at him." These are difficulties the man from the country has not expected; the Law, he thinks, should surely be accessible at all times and to everyone, but as he now takes a closer look at the doorkeeper in his fur coat, with his big sharp nose and long thin, black Tartar beard, he decides that it is better to wait until he gets permission to enter. The doorkeeper gives him a stool and lets him sit down at one side of the door.

There he sits for days and years. He makes many attempts to be admitted, and wearies the doorkeeper by his importunity. The doorkeeper frequently has little interviews with him, asking him questions about his home and many other things, but the questions are put indifferently, as great lords put them, and always finish with the statement that he cannot be let in yet. The man, who has furnished himself with many things for his journey, sacrifices all he has, however valuable to the doorkeeper. The doorkeeper accepts everything, but always with the remark: "I am only taking it to keep you from thinking you have omitted anything."

During these many years the man fixes his attention almost continuously on the doorkeeper. He forgets the other doorkeepers, and this first one seems to him the sole obstacle preventing access to the Law. He curses his bad luck, in his early years boldly and loudly; later, as he grows old, he only grumbles to himself. He becomes childish, and since in his yearlong contemplation of the doorkeeper he has come to know even the fleas in his fur collar, he begs the fleas to help him and to change the doorkeeper's mind. At length his eyesight begins to fail, and he does not know whether the world is darker or whether his eyes are only deceiving him. Yet in his darkness he is now aware of a radiance that streams inextinguishably from the gateway of the Law.

Now he has not very long to live. Before he dies, all his experiences in these long years gather themselves in his head to one point, a question he has not yet asked the doorkeeper. He waves him nearer since he can no longer raise his stiffening body. The doorkeeper has to bend low toward him, for the difference in height between them has altered much to the man's disadvantage. "What do you want to know now?" asks the doorkeeper; "you are insatiable." "Everyone strives to reach the Law," says the man, "so how does it happen that for all these many years no one but myself has ever begged for admittance?" The doorkeeper recognizes the man has reached his end, and, to let his failing senses catch the words, roars in his ear: "No one else could ever be admitted here, since this gate was made only for you. I am now going to shut it."

Before The Law - Translated by Willa and Edwin Muir 

Image from 'The Trial'. Watch it online here.
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