Happy Saturday, dear friends. Yesterday, a close friend of mine complained about how cold it was. Certainly, I would have agreed with her if she lived in the same hemisphere as I did, but she lives in New Zealand and it is summer there.
I was indignant for a few minutes. How dare she complain about a little chill, when the temperature here on Paumanok has not broken freezing for weeks on end! She is enjoying summer, and I am suffering through an arctic blast!
Then, a little voice reminded me of a few things. First, its all relative. Second, while I am complaining about the cold, the little birdies who come to be fed each day in my space of love, have to live IN the cold until spring arrives. I only have to go outside a few times a day. Boy did I start to feel silly at that point for complaining. I also felt deeply grateful for the warmth in my house.
Here is the thing. We all have the right, in the moment, to experience any emotion we want to experience. We also have the right to feel irritated, in the moment, for how others feel. What a joy it is though, to gain some perspective, after venting or feeling sorry for ourselves or whatever, and get back to being grateful.
My friend was feeling sorry for herself, because it was her birthday and she wanted to enjoy a warm and sunny day. Her feelings had nothing to do with what I was going through, nor should she need to consult with me regarding her absolutely normal and instantaneous reaction.
If we had to ask others for permission on how we felt and expressed those feeling every moment, we would never get off the phone with billions of individuals. So, feel what you feel in any given moment, don’t apologize to anyone, allow it to flow through you and pretty soon you will be back to being grateful.
It is in the judgement of our emotions and feelings, invalidating them or beating ourselves up over them, that we get stuck. Let them rip, release them and move on. Oh that felt Good!
Top scientists seek a cure for the world carbon ills, and have to admit that trees have it covered.
Scientists, at Oxford University in the UK, were charged with studying the best way to remove excess carbon from the atmosphere in an effort to control global warming. After studying all the methods possible at this time to create feasible Negative Emissions Technologies, they had to admit that trees were the best option.
Afforestation, or planting more trees in laymen’s terms, was the cheapest and most efficient way to suck carbon dioxide from the air. They also studied the use of biochar, which takes wood waste and bakes it into a type of charcoal that is used to supplement agricultural soil. Using these two techniques would significantly boost the removal of carbon gases.
The other NET technologies, such as creating a giant vacuum to suck carbon out of the air, adding lime to the oceans to increase their carbon processing abilities, or spraying chemicals into the air to deflect sunlight, were all far inferior to simply planting trees and supplementing the soil. The other technologies required far too much energy and monetary investment to be viable global options.
The research also indicated what most people already know, there are additional benefits to planting trees that make them the obvious choice. Even though afforestation would work to remove excess carbon, the study also stressed the need to decrease industrial emissions and curb the use of fossil fuels, if the global community is going to effect positive environmental change by 2050.
As a being who is completely devoted to trees, I thank them for their miraculous ability and love for our planet. They have been in service to Gaia since they sprouted from their seeds, and I am so happy to hear scientists supporting their use as a technology. Go trees!
Denmark to double their use of organic farming techniques.
Denmark is already a leader in the organic market world-wide. They have the most highly developed organic produce market, which accounts for 8% of all products sold in national grocery stores.
Using organic techniques benefits the country in so many ways. It decreases the use of pesticides and inorganic fertilizers, as well as completely eliminating the use of genetically modified organisms.
The Danish government has set an ambitious goal to double the amount of farmland used for organics by 2020. To support this, they will create demand for these products by requiring their use in meals prepared in government and social care institutions. They will make it more lucrative for farmers to produce organically, in order to create the incentive needed to switch back to these age old methods.
Previous to the early 20th century, there was only organic and traditional farming. With the age of mechanization, the growth of the chemical and transportation industries and increased population concentration, methods to produce cheap food with limited human labor became possible.
The world is learning that these cheap methods create food that has reduced nutritional value and the growing methods contribute significantly to the destruction of natural soil and the environment. Hopefully more countries will follow suit and implement policies that support organic, local and traditional farming, and the conventional methods become a thing of the past.
More mysterious photographs.
After I watched the video from Hybrid Librarian yesterday, on the top mysterious photographs, I was happy to find a second installment. It is equally compelling, and so I share it here. Remember to turn the volume down if the soundtrack is not to your liking.
An interesting UFO sighting off Florida.
This article and video are rather interesting, because it came out of a focused intention for galactic visitation by the CSETI group near Vero Beach, Florida. The video spends a few minutes describing the focused intent and then shares the outcome. Extremely compelling confirmation that galactics are indeed responsive to our energy messages.
That’s the news for today. Have a sensational day. I hope to see you back here tomorrow for some Feel Good News.
Be Well. Be Joy. Be Love!