Do - things we can do now
wondering what can be done now to prepare for an uncertain future.
Here are some ideas.
Accept and honor
the gift of intuition, and imagination. Let your intuition be the
guiding light. Intellect is a faithful servant, but should never
be allowed to run the show. Inspiration and creativity are limitless
and feel good to use. Really question stuff you think about, rather
get tuned to how you feel about stuff.
Town a world wide movement to build resilient local community.
Join or start one near you. Learn about permaculture.
regular TV especially the stuff with commercials. If you must watch
something on the boob-tube, get videos or shows on DVD. They don't
have any commercials. Or watch PBS. The regular news is especially
disconcerting, try to get news from the internet preferably from
dollar you spend is a vote for something. Limit your spending on
consumer goods. Really think about everytime you spend money. What
are you really supporting.
be connected with the earth and in tune with the many gifts we continually
get, like sunshine and beautiful skies, day and night. Believe the
phrase, I already have everything. Be outside in sunshine, with
your feet on the ground, barefoot if possible every chance you get.
Lay flat down on the ground and be still. And, oh yeah, HUG A TREE!
Avoid packaged food when possible. Especially things wrapped in
plastic. Notice how much packaging a food item has and how far it
has traveled, then buy the food that has less packaging and is local.
Eat less in
general, and eat less meat, dairy, eggs. There are many reasons
to eat less/no meat, eggs and dairy:
Most of these
products are produced in factory farms called CAFO, where the animals,
cows, chickens and pigs are handled in inhumane and unhealthy ways.
You REALLY don't want to eat that. Watch a documentary called
for more details.
Health is so
much better on a plant diet comprised of real foods.
We could call real food, whole food, fresh food, unrefined sugars
and flours. The fresher the better. Grow your own, get it from your
neighbor. Watch the documentary called Forks
Over Knives. Wave goodbye to some major illness like
heart disease, cancer, arthritis and diabetes to name a few, just
by waving goodbye to meat. Watch the documentary called Fresh.
Take the grain
grown to feed meat animals and it could feed the whole world. So
it is a misuse of resources to grow grain for meat production. And
- get this - Cattle are not supposed to eat grain, it makes them
sick and that sickness is passed to humans especially in the way
meat is butchered and processed. Watch Food, Inc.
for more details.
occurs in only a few main 'factories' in the US. How weird is that?
We talk about
the 1% being extravagantly wealthy and we are the 99%. When a person
consumes meat produced as it is in the US, that person is the 1%
of the food chain.
Save the planet!
Be a superhero! Be Vegan!
Grow your own
food, fiber, wood, oil, medicine. Plant a food forest. Learn to
eat wild edibles and fresh food from the earth, your garden or farmers
permaculture and practice what you learn.
Watch this video
- available free on-line at this site. “Back
to Eden” invites you to take a walk with Paul as he teaches
you sustainable organic growing methods that are capable of being
implemented in diverse climates around the world.