Too Much Information

April 10, 2013

analog informationWe are living in times where we are being bombarded by information. However, is the information we are receiving really accurate?  We are addicted to “digital information. This is information that, like a digital signal, is made up of bits and pieces broken off from the whole. There is another form of information called analog information, which comes to us as a wave. An article that I recently read by Philip Shepherd explains it this way, “Indigenous Polynesian sailors use information from the ocean waves to navigate their way across the Pacific and find an island up to five hundred miles away- an unimaginable feat to the colonial Europeans who first encountered them and still sometimes got lost even with sextants and compasses. This native navigational tradition was suppressed and prohibited by the Europeans, but it has survived. Navigators are chosen in infancy and are placed in tidal pools for hours, feeling the water’s rhythms and currant.”
They were attuned to the energy of the earth. Something we have forgotten.
Everything effects everything else. This is the butterfly effect. There is so much this earth has to teach us if we are open to receive this information as a whole and not in fragmented pieces. Listen from your Hara, your gut, and get out of your head. Be still and know that you are God.

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Our Fragile Earth

October 10, 2012

I just returned from my vacation to California and Arizona. It was absolutely awesome. I have been blessed to have traveled to  many places so far on this beautiful planet earth and it never seizes to amaze me the glorious places and diversity of our world.
While on this recent journey I came across this news letter from the National Park Service at the Montezuma Castle National Monument which says; Learning to see ourselves as part of the earth and realizing our role in the earth’s ecosystems is necessary. Take time to ask yourself “How can I live in a way that is good for me, the animals, the plants, and the other people that I share the planet with?”
So ponder this question, as you go through your day. Our earth is our only home. We must learn to have respect, reverence and appreciation for its life giving properties.
Our fragile earth, like us can be very resilient, however if we do not begin to heal ourselves, and our world, we will continue to spiral down and lose our precious life and the earth will no longer sustain us.
Here is a Native American belief which I feel we all need to own:
The earth does not belong to man.
man belongs to the Earth.
All things are connected like the blood
which unites a family.
Man does not weave the web of life,
he is only a strand in it.
Whatever happens to the Earth
happens to all of us.
Whatever man does
to the web of life on Earth
he does to himself.


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