Life’s Nectar

Watching this bee extract life’s sweetness from the inviting flower reminds me of a bumper sticker I saw:

The Universe is experiencing itself through every living creature. Make sure to show it a good time!

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Some of the ways I show the Universe a good time include:

  • Watch a sunrise
  • Swim in a natural body of water
  • Enjoy nature’s music

How do you milk sweetness from life to show the Universe a good time?

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Seven Generations

Gaia Our Home by Laurie Buchanan

Gaia Our Home by Laurie Buchanan

Barbara’s blog post, Earth Consciousness, was extremely thought-provoking, and served to stir the pot a little more …

The universe is a living connected organism. When we embrace this, when we really take this to heart, there will be a tremendous shift in behavior; individually and collectively. When we understand our relationship to Gaia—Mother Earth—we’ll cease dumping, strip mining and polluting our home. When we understand our relationship to each other—we are one—greed, envy, and fighting will cease; we’ll treat each other and our environment with respect.

When we truly understand how we fit into the big picture, we’ll teach our children the Seven Generation mind/heart set; a sound ecological concept that admonishes the current generation of humans to work for the benefit of the seventh generation into the future and to replenish what we use, leaving enough for the next seven generations in line. Imagine if humankind recognized Nature as a critical partner—the positive global change would be staggering!

“In every deliberation, we must consider the impact on the seventh generation … even if it requires having skin as thick as the bark of a pine.” —Great Law of the Iroquois

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