News-in-Transition

20 March 2016

plant-tree - This is precisely why Jennifer Smith, an idealistic conservationist with a passion for trees, founded Community Carbon Trees, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to reforesting land in Costa Rica and creating local jobs in the process. Over the last 14 years, Smith and her organization, with the involvement of Costa Rican landowners, have planted over 500,000 trees. This ground-roots organization is doing essential work to reforest farms and ranches in local communities, outside of protected conservation areas, helping Costa Rica become one of the most biodiverse countries in the world.

This is precisely why Jennifer Smith, an idealistic conservationist with a passion for trees, founded Community Carbon Trees, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to reforesting land in Costa Rica and creating local jobs in the process. Over the last 14 years, Smith and her organization, with the involvement of Costa Rican landowners, have planted over 500,000 trees. This ground-roots organization is doing essential work to reforest farms and ranches in local communities, outside of protected conservation areas, helping Costa Rica become one of the most biodiverse countries in the world.

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4 February 2016

 - The heart-breaking, anger-inducing emotions that surge though many of us when we see and experience the environmental vandalism perpetrated on Earth are sometimes unendurable – the more so because we are having to own up to our own ignorance, irresponsibility and laissez faire, as well as come to terms with the truly thuggish behaviour of many of the world’s leading corporations.

Yet who knows better than Nature Herself how to restore Her outward, physical expression back into balance and well-being. Our part in this restoration is to learn how to communicate and co-operate once more with the Soul of the Earth and her invisible architects and artisans. To do this we need to awaken the dormant human organs of perception that we all possess, and to widen our imagination to accommodate and decipher the data we perceive and receive.

The methodology need not be complicated; if the tree is diseased, learn to speak and listen to the communicable intelligence existing within and behind the pathogen. If the land is sick, begin with a petition to, and a process of investigation with, the Genius Loci, or Spirit of Place, using the group dynamic.

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2 January 2015

Disaster shamanism - "If you are unprogrammed in the cultural causa-sui project, then you have to invent your own: you don’t vibrate to anyone else’s tune. You see that the fabrications of those around you are a lie, a denial of truth. A creative person becomes then, in art, literature, and religion the mediator of natural terror and the indicator of a new way to triumph over it. He reveals the darkness and the dread of the human condition and fabricates a new symbolic transcendence over it. This has been the function of the creative deviant from shamans through Shakespeare.” –Ernest Becker

We’ve all experienced that feeling of emptiness at our core: that something important is missing. Even in our synthetic, dog-eat-dog society, we can feel our souls aching, pushing up like flowers through the asphalt of our lives. We catch fleeting glimpses of it in poetry, in the embrace of a lover, in the howl of a distant coyote, or during a magnanimous sunset. Most of us muffle that cry, pressing the thousand-and-one inane snooze-buttons of our lives. But some of us are beginning to hear the call again.

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2 September 2013

 - The takeover of the earth’s energy grid being executed on our planet’s spiritual energy system by clearly malevolent forces has been in effect for eons. I am personally convinced that at this juncture in our timeline we are flushing out these energies with very powerful, positive ones and literally lighting up and pushing back the dark side by our spiritual realizations and directed energy efforts, whether done consciously or subconsciously.

The “current” manipulators have gone techno-mad in this arena, messing with the natural Schumann resonance of the planet and de-naturalizing anything they can via the massive man-made electromagnetic grid.

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26 July 2013

 - Just as the physical body has seven (or more) identifiable energy centers, or swirling vortexes of subtle energy, so does the planet have chakra centers that govern her health and act as a reflection of her energetic evolution.

Robert Coon identified the geographic locations of the planet’s chakras and 'spinner wheels' in 1967, and his map has been in use since that time.

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2 July 2012

 - What Can You Do To Help Our World? Dreams Turned Into Reality, written by Barbara Wolf and Margaret Anderson, is a new book packed with ideas to spark a dream that can be turned into a reality.
 
Salva Dut was a “lost boy” of Sudan who led hundreds across the desert to escape war. Many died of thirst. He dreamed of drilling for water in the desert. He started with nothing and today he has drilled many wells.

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