Thursday, October 15, 2009

Environmental Action and Activism - a simple perspective

In the scheme of things, action (Environmental Action and Activism) to change the world can come in three forms:-

* Identifying the critical issue, passively supporting change for the better in your heart, but recognising that beyond that, you can do little else, except heal your own inbalances and heart.

* Identifying the critical issues, actively supporting the change for the better and recognising that balance, focus and the "heart" and "energy" behind those actions are to be considered as foundations to those actions.

* Identifying the critical issue, understanding the passive and the active response, then going beyond. Going to and working with, the underlying issue that has caused the initial problem is in this category. Going to the spirit of things, addressing them in a way that can help cause a massive shift in mass consciousness awareneness, thus facilitating change without really becoming involved in the individual issue.

Native Black Bee, Australia

Tolerance, love, forgiveness, redemption and compassion are powerful tools when dealing with poor land management, inappropriate land custodianship and ignorant land stewardship. These things can open up doors that anger, misdirected ego and intolerance have previously held shut.

and now a poem......

Phantom Koala and the Goanna

"Dearest PK" asked Goanna wise
"why don't the Trees now reach to the Skies-
why is the Rain so late to fall?
I know many things but with these, I stall."

PK slowly shifted to see
who questioned him so from beneath his tree
"Why Goanna, you smarty, didn't you know
The government let them clear the trees, so....
The rain doesn't come, the wind blows hard
and everyone's mowing down their back yard
They've channelled the water away from the streams
and ruined the chance of our childrens' dreams."

This disturbed the Goanna who said, "But PK, surely not everyone acts in this way?"
Well, PK just laughed and pulled at some leaves
"It's what's in ones heart - that's what to believe
Does it make sense to kill? does it make sense to steal?
Does it make sense to eat much much more than your meal?"
"Well, that is what they do - the clearers of land, they kill all the trees and they make out they're grand. Then they take all the water and pump it away
and they tell us that industries show us the way.
They hop on their jet stream and swan round the world
praising themselves with their grand flags unfurled
saying 'We have the answer - we are the best'
(though to you and me both - we know they're the pest)."
Goanna thought deeply on PK's last words and dreamily saw that it was quite absurd
"So why do they panic and call each day drought, why do the leaders still hold so much clout?"
"Oh Goanna! Dear friend, you wise brave old soul
because they can't see from their justified hole. They've dug down so deeply, their egos as spades - that the only thing left between them and the hades-

is redemption and love. We must give them a hand, to clamber back up and to save our sweet land"

The above article is taken from a lengthier one that I have written on the website. For more about the plight of Australian Koalas in this region, you can try bluecray's environmental search engine .

Koala Populations and their Habitats are falling sharply along the central east coast of Australia, where Urbanisation and unsustainable development practices have been the norm for many decades. Habitat clearing is one of the biggest threats currently facing Koalas. Despite the dedicated work by Koala carers and Koala advocates, the Koala is not listed as a threatened species by the Australian Government for this Region, although the NSW & QLD Governments have the Koala listed as a threatened species in these bioregions.

Astrological Predictions, Ego and the Winds of Change

The practice of fortune telling for money is a dubious process. Divination has become a methodology employed by many people to create scenarios that more than often, seek to soothe either the soothsayer's ego or the seeker's unfullfilled desires. Divination by sharmans and oracles is a centuries old practice in many cultures.

And today, there is a new breed of "prophets" and diviners creating diverse stories and predictions across the globe. Many of them have short and limited experiences. Some are authentic, many (most?) are not.

Observations, marking of the seasons by the fixed stars , and the correlation thereof with human activity, mundane or personal, can be an extremely useful tool to find timing for events, opportunities and potential developments. The insights offered by the astrologers of past eras hold a wealth of mythological stories that still hold relevance today.

Use of magic with these two above procedures of observation and correlation can create a somewhat precarious reality, that may carry with it a substantial consequence from the "fates" or "judgement from God". The use of Magic can also be a truly divine process, when used in an innocent, selfless and free from ego context.

It is best to reflect on these matters when embarking on the somewhat dubious but often modern day popular human activity of asking for a practicing occultist to intercede on the part of another, using magical spells or divinations, and creating an outcome that is ego driven or fear driven. The winds of change can come from many directions and carry upon them all types of unpredictable outcomes.

Even love driven, or what is supposedly "love driven" gain from occult practices can be a highly dubious affair.

The path that is taken by the authentic student of occult ways is necessarily riddled with tasty morsels offered straight from the "devil's" smorgasboard of "dainties". Oh, how sweet may they seem. How innocent, tantalising the choices may seem. Take care lest your ego trick you!

The student of God and pure LOVE, however, does not take these choices lightly. Mostly, they steer away from the dubious practices of foretelling the future or trying to change someone's "destiny".
The choices between the "devil" and God can be easily recognised for what they are. Best they be either ignored or "marked" for exactly what they are - temptations, little pavers to "hell", that step at a time, that will take the seeker steadily away from God and toward an ever harder to extricate oneself from hell on earth sensation. Staying with God and in the light is the ONLY CHOICE.

And so, if you feel compelled to choose? Choose wisely when seeking out an occultist or magician. The accrued magical power of occult practices thousands of years old, hold with them, the archetypal old "gods". These "gods" can be unforgiving, fearsome, mocking and ruthless.

In an earthly sense, many of these practices may be seen to hold sway..... for a while. Many seem to create a path forward for the ego encrusted "seeker". The extrication from the contract made, with regard to employing the ancient powers may not be so easy. And, after this life, there may be "fate" consequences, that are still not conceived, but relentlessly played out, in the world of spirit, beyond time and "the matrix". To be able to divine is a gift. It is a gift to be used for humanity, to help humanity, either personally or collectively. If you have this gift, use it wisely.

For myself, a general rule of thumb has been, in astrological practice, to remind the "client" that it is a story - for fun, enjoyment and personal well being. On a mundane level, I still find that astrology is best used as a creative story to help others understand patterns and processes that are reflected throughout the earth, the heavens and all the spaces in between.

There are some absolutely beautiful, authentic astrological and divination websites across the internet. They are created by caring souls who share their insights with others, give knowledge to our collective humanity's consciousness, and help awaken our own spirit to its worth. When you find a website that has the qualities of honesty, innocence and true good, YOU WILL KNOW!
a great example of an authentic astrologer is Liz Green .
other related stories in my Myths for a Modern Age series:-
Astrology Links at Astro LINKS .
Syrma - Al Ghafar - in Constellation VIRGO