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May 21st 2011 – To What End?

20 May

“Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.” – Oprah Winfrey

According to some people, the world is supposed to end this Saturday, May 21st. As soon as I heard that, I realized that I was scheduled to work at the restaurant. My first thought was of my co-workers. “These are not the people I would want to die with,” I realized.

But then most of us don’t get to pick and choose our company for the “final event.” I choose to think that there’s a brighter message to be discerned here.

Perhaps the value of these periodic “doomsday” proclamations is that they get some of us to thinking about our lives in terms of how we live, what have we accomplished, are we on the right track, etc.

When you live each day as a complete life, as I have observed of the one I know as spiritual mentor and Elder, Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha, there is a time for such self- evaluation within each 24-hour period. Some days I achieve that better than others.

I love that I have found a parallel to 12-Step practices in continuing to take personal inventory.  Occurring later in the progression of Steps, that practice is also designed to take place on a daily basis.

Living 24 hours as a complete Life, one can make course corrections on a moment-to-moment basis. When we live in self-deception, for whatever reason, the days can turn into years in a heartbeat, and then, as happens to some, there comes a day of epiphany when we realize that our life is not where or what we intended it to be.

According to Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha, we can turn that around in a moment’s decision.

“When it really makes a difference is when you get real and stop the pretense and determine you and you alone can set the course of your life. We cannot change the past, we can move forward and away from it and its influences.” –from Financial Literacy Series, An Enterprise Ventureby Pa’Ris’Ha Taylor*

If cries of impending doom give us pause to consider whether or not we’re living the life we envisioned for ourselves, then at least there is merit to the speculation. The real question is, if May 21st unfolds as “just another day” – will we take the opportunity to act upon whatever self-examination we may have made, or will we breathe a sigh of relief and put our self-determination of life’s purpose and productivity on hold for just a little while longer?

If I make one significant change this day and build on that, I will have a different life from what I’ve had. With no judgments on where I’ve been and what I’ve done, I can always create a better day than the one before. –Deborah Adler

* © 2004 Parisha Taylor. All rights reserved.

DISCLAIMER: All the opinions expressed in any articles, blog posts and Internet content written by me are my own and do not reflect the opinions or beliefs of any individuals or organizations with whom I associate.

©2011 Deborah Adler. All rights reserved. (NOTE: ALL quotes and/or materials from other authors or sources remain the sole property of the original authors/source.)

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Earth Day 2011 and the Dangers of “Fracking”

22 Apr

“The earth is not only the common heritage of all humankind but also the ultimate source of life. By over-exploiting its resources we are undermining the very basis of our own life. All around, signs abound of the destruction caused by human activity and of the degradation of nature. Therefore, the protection and conservation of the earth is not a question of morality or ethics but a question of our survival. How we respond to this challenge will affect not only this generation but also many generations to come.”  -Dalai Lama (from his message Caring for the Earth)

I came across a report from ABC Nightline about earthquakes that have been experienced in the state of Arkansas which are suspected of being linked to the industrial practice of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.”

I am including links here to the ABC Nightline website as well as the YouTube link, which I hope will not be removed under pressure from the Natural Gas Industry.

ABC NEWS NIGHTLINE – 4/21 – Fracking Connected to Earthquakes

http://youtu.be/pmqW7AQXMU8

Huffington Post Green: Earthquake in Arkansas

Here are just a few “highlights” from these and written reports from the internet:

Close to 1100 Earthquakes have been recorded since last September with the commencement of pumping of disposal water into the earth to prime natural gas wells, known as “Fracking,” in the Arkansas River Valley area.

Some have registered 2-3 on Richter Scale, some 4. There was a 4.7 magnitude quake in March. 

“Coincidentally” there has been a 50% reduction in earth quakes locally after the shut-down of two injection wells.

Here is the Google Results of seismic activity in Arkansas in just the last few days:

Recent earthquakes near Arkansas

Time

Magnitude

Location

3 days ago

3.3

Arkansas

Map

4 days ago

2.6

Arkansas

Map

6 days ago

3.0

Arkansas

Map

earthquake.usgs.gov

Here’s a map of today’s earthquake activity throughout the United States. That isolated cluster is Arkansas.

Today is Earth Day.  This official designation began forty-one years ago. Actually, every day is Earth Day because she, the Earth Mother, is our Home. Whether you refer to the Earth as a Planet, a Ship, a Living Entity, Mother – She is the ground we stand upon and the sphere we move through space upon encircling the Sun.

In the tradition of her Traditional Indigenous roots, the one I have known as a spiritual mentor and Elder, Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha, speaks often of the importance of honoring the Earth Mother as a living Being. Indigenous Cultures know the importance of treating the Earth with Respect. Traditional Peoples Honor the Earth. There is a relationship of mutual survival. Where the Earth provides for us, we replenish.

We as a Society and most particularly as a country have bled the earth for oil, scrapped off her mountain tops for coal, gutted her forests for numerous purposes, poured noxious chemicals and gases into the air, dumped garbage and more chemicals into her waterways, and now we’re injecting waste water deep into bedrock to “loosen” natural gas to the surface through pipelines. These are acts of greed, raping and pillaging – not of respect.

The Earth is fully capable of providing for our needs. Abundance is a Principle. It’s even spoken of in the Bible (New Testament, King James Version).

“Luke 12: (24) Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?…(27)Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  (28)If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?”

When we moved from being an agricultural society where each family unit was self-sustaining to an industrialized society which, like the assembly line, transformed us into segmented pieces where we depend on outside sources for the manufacture of our food, clothing and other necessities, we lost an essential relationship with the Earth Mother and the Elements.

Farmers still know this relationship. Their livelihood depends upon it. Our survival under this paradigm depends upon them. But we need to wake up. An attitude of Respect, conservation and preservation is required from all of us. We must form a collective consciousness to turn the tide of destruction. We are literally tearing apart our home underneath our feet.

Traditional Peoples hunt, fish, and grow crops with respect for the Earth as Provider. Only what is needed is taken. There is no manipulation or mauling of the natural resources that would endanger the natural order and balance of Creation. We operate as Co-Creators with Respect for Creator/Creation.

Given that our society has been and will continue to be industrialized and moving beyond into the technology-information phase, we cannot necessarily turn back to becoming an agricultural state. We can however become consciously aware of every action we take in the name of “self-preservation” and its effect upon all living Beings as well as the Mother Ship Herself.

There is no self-preservation without Respect for and preservation of our Home, the Earth.  -Deborah Adler

From “Grandmother’s Legacy” by Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha

“I am so very grateful for the wisdom in the lifestyle of my Cherokee family. We refer to it simply as “The Way”. Nature is the oldest of our Elders and we know her well. She has birthed our Human Elders to give words to her ways. It is simple, but can be hard if we make it such or resist the authority that is its life giving power. We accept all has purpose within the Circle Of Life…

“To take only what we need and to not kill the Tree or Bush we take fruit and food from. To leave enough to reseed and living the principle of reincarnation and allow all life its course of existence was how we were given to live here. This is called the Sacred Hoop.”*

* © Copyright 2007 Parisha Online. All Rights Reserved.



DISCLAIMER: All the opinions expressed in any articles, blog posts and Internet content written by me are my own and do not reflect the opinions or beliefs of any individuals or organizations with whom I associate.

©2011 Deborah Adler. All rights reserved. (NOTE: ALL quotes and/or materials from other authors or sources remain the sole property of the original authors/source.)

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Welcoming Winter

20 Dec

For many years now I have had the privilege to take part in a Ceremony known as Great Pine that honors and welcomes the occurrence of the Winter Solstice.

Traditional Peoples are connected to the Earth and her Seasons in a way that those who are not raised with an awareness of the Oneness of Creation are not. I am so grateful that my Elder, Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha, has shared the wisdoms of her traditional knowing of the interconnectedness between Humans, the Earth Mother, the Moon, the Stars, and all the natural cycles of the Seasons, and other natural phenomenon of our planetary home.

Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha once shared with us that in this day “set for us to put winter into movement is the time of the Great White Buffalo. [It’s] the moment Ela [Earth Mother] takes a second to be silent. Some scientists have stated they have found a STRANGE THING at this longest night of the year, that it’s almost like the Earth stops and a new degree of magnetic force takes place. Well our Old One’s have passed to us that She does stop and she begins a new energy.” *

Furthermore, as I have learned from attending many Great Pine ceremonies through the years,  that “pause” is felt throughout the Universe. In that precise moment, there is a frequency sent out from the Pine Trees which resonates deep within the earth and awakens the growth that will then begin to reach its way to the surface of the earth as green plants and vegetation arriving in the spring. The frequency, or energy, emitted by the Pine Tree is what the dormant life responds to – sort of like nature’s alarm clock.

The Pine Tree, also known as “Evergreen,”  is the symbol of Everlasting Life. It does not sleep during the cold of winter when other trees and plant life have died or gone dormant. Traditionally we make decorations to hang on the Pine Trees in our environment – colorful things that the Winds can play with. That’s why it’s good to have a potted tree if one needs to bring it inside to celebrate Christmas – so it can be a living reminder of Everlasting Life, which is also the symbolic significance of the life of Christ.

I will travel to our Ceremonial Home in southeastern Ohio tomorrow to once again join Family for the Celebration of Great Pine. I will bring with me many rich memories of past celebrations, faces of those who came from all around the country and many countries around the globe to gather, feast, sing and drum and take a moment to honor and welcome the arrival of Winter and the magnificent synchronicity of the Universe in which we live.

It is a beautiful world and we are Family!  -Deborah Adler

*© 1990 Pa’Ris’Ha. All rights reserved.
©2010 Deborah Adler. All rights reserved.  (Quoted material from Pa’Ris’Ha remains the sole property of the author.)

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The Gulf Oil Crisis and Science on the Power of Prayer

6 Jul

Scientific Research has been reporting findings of the ability for focused thought to affect physical matter locally and non-locally (from a distance).  Here’s just one brief comment I found while trying to find my notes from some published NASA experiments on the subject (which I couldn’t – sigh) Note: the bold type is my emphasis, not part of the original article.

Respected scholars in various fields – mathematics, physics, biology, and the cognitive sciences – including Nobelists, are offering theories that fully permit nonlocal manifestations of consciousness such as those seen in intercessory prayer (Dossey, 1997).  As an example, mathematician David J. Chalmers has advanced the idea that consciousness is fundamental in the universe, perhaps on a par with matter and energy (Chalmers, 1995a, 1995b). Chalmers’ view is widely considered to be the most fertile hypothesis currently circulating in the field of consciousness studies. Chalmers cites a recent proposal along the same lines by Nobel physicist Steven Weinberg, who suggests that consciousness may be subject to physical laws all its own, which a complete “theory of everything” may have to recognize (Chalmers, 1995). While not demonstrating that the effects of distant intentionality actually exist, these proposals are cordial to the possibility and permit the above data to be taken seriously.”

British mathematician C. J. S. Clarke has also offered a sophisticated nonlocal theory of consciousness, which similarly regards consciousness as infinite in space and time (Clarke, 1995). Clarke’s theory is anchored in an approach in mathematics known as quantum logic. These are only two among a score of provocative ideas about the possible nonlocal nature of the mind (Dossey, 1997). These hypotheses are important because they elevate the level of plausibility of intercessory prayer and distant healing.”

ref: Article by Larry Dosser at The Scientific and Medical Network website http://www.scimednet.org/effects-of-prayer

Want to Help in the Gulf Oil Crisis? A dedicated group of individuals will gather July 9th-10th-11th-12th-13th-14th in a special Global Prayer-Meditation for the Healing of our planet and her People.

http://2010globalprayermeditationjuly9thru14.wordpress.com/

Go there and make the pledge to join in this energy. Let’s create a Circle of Healing that goes ’round the globe. The Law of Critical Mass proves one-by-one-by-one WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

©2010 Deborah Adler. All rights reserved.

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Earth Changes 2012 Update

2 Oct

Grandmother Parisha will be on conference call this evening at 9 pm EST to discuss recent developments regarding the earth changes prophesied for this time with particular attention to 2012.

Listen in at

646-519-5860, pin no. 2930

Please mute your phone once you are “in” out of courtesy for all the participants.

More information:

http://www.parishaonline.com

©2009 Deborah Adler. All rights reserved

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