Profit From Harm

Some years ago it became clear, at least to me, that there was a hidden agenda to reduce the human population. Further, that the primary strategy would be stealth-biology. See, When Bad Is Good. So shocking were the implications that I sat on the essay for several years, appreciating that it would appear and be neutered as some nutcase conspiracy. In that draft, it was clear that the cartels that shorten the lives of human beings or prevent their conception would profit from the harm they caused. Yesterday, in Albany NY, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. made the same claim, at least regarding Big Pharma and the Medical Cartel profiting from the harm they induce.

Please take the time to listen to Kennedy defend the lives and wellbeing of our children.

Themes: 
freedom
wellness

Winter Silstice 2019

Quietly I return
each winter when the moon is full
and the stars sparkle bright in the black sky.

I return to this silent place that has been
in my heart and soul of humanity – forever
when the heavens pause
in this stillness we all feel.

The ever-present cycle of birth, growth and blossoming,
the wisdom of autumn and death of each heartbeat,
breath filing each cell, organ, limb, body, tree,
mountain, planet and galaxy dancing the dance
of transformation and renewal,
we are reminded of in this quiet place.

Themes: 
solstice

Santa Isn't Fat and Angels Don't Have Wings


But there is a Santa and there certainly are angels.

The sights, sounds and smells, the music, songs and winter chill that say it’s Christmas, tug at us deeply and have for thousands of years. Visiting the Vatican and cathedrals in Europe, one is surrounded by statues, paintings, symbols and icons. Even the architecture is designed to lift us up, at least to look up, ascend, and perhaps even transcend.

Themes: 
santa
Christmas

Social Anxiety and Depression

Here is the link to the full collection; Where do we go from here?

Recently the Board Chair of Ventura Unified School District, along with two VUSD high school principals, visited our campus for a lengthy tour. When asked why they were visiting, Board Chair Sabrena Rodriguez said that the "depression and isolation caused by screens" among their students prompted them to learn about other educational models, models that aren’t screen-intensive.”

Santa Barbara Waldorf School

How?

Please write a list of simple suggestions of how an individual, parent, educator, practitioner could make changes to turn the trends you are talking about.
Thanks. Helen

Themes: 
parenting
human potential
freedom
culture

Epilogue: The Vast, Empty, Sky-Like Nature of Our Mind

If the example which our behavior exhibits today was the template that would imprint how the next generation, and therefore the future of humanity, will behave, what would you do differently? What will make us change and what kind of change will actually make the difference we urgently need? Just today, on November 26, 2019, another extinction report filled the headlines:

Themes: 
parenting
human potential
freedom
culture

Putting It All Together

There is the surface challenge du jure, of the moment, and the deeper challenge that created that challenge. We are exploring the root source of our chronic personal, social and ecological dis-ease, that has now turned into crisis. Why humanity has created the mess we find ourselves in, and have been in for thousands of years. As we began; the source of problem is not out there, in society, in our relationships, in the environment. The crisis is in each of us, how we perceive, think, feel, how we treat each other and the world. The deeper challenge is inner, a particular misuse of memory, and therefore structure of thought and our identification with this misuse.

The deeper challenge

Themes: 
parenting
culture
human potential
freedom

If Not Teaching, Then What?

Themes: 
parenting
human potential
culture
freedom

Media and The Mind

The question is; can we use image and information technologies without them infecting us and changing how we perceive, how we feel, what we think about, value and behave? The answer is no, so precede with caution.

Themes: 
parenting
human potential
freedom
culture

Not More Imagination but Imagination of a Certain Kind

Sometime, perhaps 50,000 years ago or more, a relatively thin layer of neurons, emerging out of and covering the ancient sensory-motor and limbic-emotional brain centers, exploded - and along with it memory of the distant past and more revolutionary projections into the future. The capacity to create mental images not presented by the sensory or emotional systems grew like a supernova, including the use of symbols, language and metaphor; a word, for example, standing in place of a thing. So powerful and explosive was this new image-making capacity that it quickly swamped the other systems, filing what we call consciousness with dream-images that were so real that we forgot that we were dreaming. Like a giant snowball of dream-images, once set into motion this capacity grew by one dream image triggering another and another, creating a virtual reality machine unparalleled in the known universe.

Themes: 
parenting
human potential
freedom
culture

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