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Gary Z McGee ~ Sacred Anger and the Power of Hard Love

This is one of the best articles I have ever read. Thanks, Ann! It goes right along with a comment I made on my reblog of Jon Rappoport’s “The composition of human life” post: Yes, it’s interesting, because there IS some value in surrender when you have truly tried everything else. Oftentimes, the relief follows and then ushers in solutions after deep surrender. The trouble with the New Age movement is that it teaches passivity as “surrender,” and that has allowed really good people to passively endorse all manner of atrocities in the name of “being spiritual.”

I would amend this comment to acknowledge that it’s not just the New Age movement that encourages passivity in the face of atrocities — although spiritual bypass may be most rampant in that particular realm of otherwise highly capable people. I ask similar questions of conscientious objector Mennonites in an attempt to discover by exactly what brain circuitry they can support drone striking children and wedding parties in their 100% support for Obama. I have yet to find a satisfactory answer for that from the Mennonites; however, the New Ager’s assure me that Obama is either “an enlightened being from a much higher (not understandable) dimension” or “a poor, hapless victim of the Cabal.”

I say we are each responsible for whatever roles we play. Whether that role happens to be a charade or not, there comes a time when excuses and passivity become endorsement. And no, this observation is not limited to Obama or the Democratic party. It extends to every increasingly flagrant assault that people continue to accept as “the new normal” or “just following orders.” NIMBY doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter. Plus if it’s not in your backyard right now, that doesn’t mean it won’t be soon.

This essay also calls to mind Julian Rose’s urgent question, “You May Wake Up, But Will You Get Out of Bed?“, as well as my earlier post on The Power of Your Emotions.

Sacred Anger and the Power of Hard Love

June 3, 2014

by Gary Z McGee

“Love does not imply pacifism.” – Derrick Jensen

As it stands, all of us are victims of an extremely unhealthy culture. In a culture of conquer-control-consume-repeat we are endlessly conquered, controlled, consumed and forced into repeating and facilitating this diabolical process to no end. We’re like a bunch of spoiled-rotten, whiny children, taking our vexations out on each other and the environment when we should be digging down deep and transforming our comfortable inertia into courageous action. The question is: how do we break the cycle. One answer may be through sacred anger and hard love.

Here’s the thing: life was not meant to be comfortable. Sure, discover comfort where you can, but you’ll never grow if you don’t get uncomfortable every once in a while. Just like our culture will forever stagnate and degenerate if we don’t challenge how comfortable and contained it keeps us, especially when those comforts are systematically destroying the world. Like Anais Nin wrote, “Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.” Let’s choose not to fail. Let’s choose not to give into this kind of death. Let’s choose courage instead.

In our culture, anger is seen as politically incorrect. But deep, focused anger can be a boon of sacred energy if we can learn to use it wisely and courageously. Attentive, meditative anger can even be a form of empathy, as anger is often a natural response to horrific situations. Sometimes anger is not only the natural reaction, but the only moral reaction.

This is the kind of anger that lifts us up and compels us to protect the weak against the overreaching powerful or the poor against the overindulgent rich. The type of righteous anger that flips over tables like Christ did against the greedy bankers, the type of anger that would rather live a hard life of freedom than an easy life of slavery. Such anger is sacred precisely because it instills in us an unstoppable courage.

We should not be expected to remain calm and happy in the face of ecocide, rape, misogyny, slavery, and greed. Rather we should be compelled toward righteous anger. We should be obliged to help victims become warriors, screaming from the rooftops, “Take the Goddamned red pill for Christ’s sake! Become a freedom unto yourself! You are your own hero! Allow yourself to be worthy. Allow yourself to be extraordinary! Get angry! Get really pissed off! Then grab the bull by the horns and pin that bastard to the ground!” Like Gloria Steinem said, “The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off.”

But when push comes to shove, we are just too damn comfortable to care, and too damn polite to speak out. We need to get uncomfortable. We need to rediscover sacred ruthlessness, divine anger, and holy rage, leaving nothing to the inertia of chance and everything to the responsibility of choice; otherwise we fail to be responsible with our power. We cannot consume our way to sustainability. We cannot pillage our way to balance with nature. We cannot lie, cheat, steal, or trap our way to freedom. We cannot tyrannize our way to equal rights. Something has to give. And that something is our overindulgent comfort and complacent inertia.

“What is the real origin of my own anger?” wrote Jean-Yves Leloup. “Is it the ego defending its territory, or is it something that has its source in the desire for the well-being of all?” Sacred anger that spills over into empathy and compassion becomes a very powerful force for moral good known as Hard Love. Hard love is ruthless love. It teaches even as it destroys outdated worldviews. It educates even as it shatters obsolete mental paradigms. It tutors even as it crushes parochial perspectives.

It reveals the wisdom within all wounds. It forces a mirror in front of our victim-hood, screaming at us to rise above being a victim of the world and to become the world instead. It slaps us with the truth while revealing exactly how often we’ve been kissed with lies.
It mocks our sense of deservedness: that whiny “I deserve a vacation. I deserve a brand new car. I deserve love. I deserve to be rich. I deserve to be perfect. Wah-wah-wah and woe-is-me!” while exposing us to the absolute fact that we don’t “deserve” anything but what we’ve earned through our own blood, sweat, and tears. And even then we may not get what we want. So it goes.

What we need is a global coup d’état. What we need is to break the trance. What we need is to get uncomfortable. What we need is a Great Rewilding. What we need is to shift the current unsustainable paradigm. And the way we do these things is through sacred anger and hard love. It feels like an impossible task. But no task has ever been more important. On the detritus of the outdated, unsustainable system, we will create something entirely new and sustainable.

We must, or we doom ourselves to failure and “a kind of death.” WWJD? He would flog greedy bankers in public, for one. So I beseech you all: discover your own righteous anger, become a freedom unto yourself, channel hard love, open the paradigm and ascend. The world needs you to not be crippled by fear, inertia, and comfort. It needs you to be filled with courage, compassion, and proactive, interdependent love.

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Julian Rose ~ The World Is Our Garden — Defend It Or Lose It

Another inspiring and insightful offering from Julian Rose:

The World Is Our Garden – Defend It or Lose It

By Julian Rose

When we walk into a carefully nurtured and diverse garden, we are struck by its beauty and its sense of completeness. We are enraptured by its scents and its mysteries. We are enlivened by its colours, both vivid and subtle, and we are nourished by the freshness that fills our lungs.

Altogether, the majority of sentient beings will surely concur, this garden is a most agreeable place to be – and should someone emerge who threatens to desecrate this sacred space – the reaction will be to jump to its defence and protect it against such a criminal action.

So let us consider the fact that many a wise person and many a spiritual leader has felt impelled to point out that “The World Is Our Garden” and that it should therefore be tended, nurtured and defended in the same way as the private space in which we grow our flowers, fruits, vegetables and herbs. Emotionally, we should make no distinction between these micro and macro spheres.

Yet look around today and what do we see?

Certainly there are many mortals tending their individual gardens, and many more with no physical garden to tend. But amongst of all these, just a tiny minority can be found who are willing to go out of their way to stand-up for that greater garden called planet Earth.

Even amongst those who would class themselves as ‘aware’ and advancing along the path of spiritual enlightenment, one finds too few ready and willing to actively defend the greater whole in the same spirit as they readily defend and tend their ‘own’ private space. Be that space the place where one cultivates one’s spiritual growth – or the physical space that is one’s own garden.

The act of ‘ownership’ appears to have overridden and nullified our ability to feel and apply a sense of innate responsibility for that which we don’t ‘own’.

The neo-liberal capitalist/consumerist conditioning that forms a major part of nearly all our educations – has not taught us to feel responsible for all life – but only that part in which we have invested our personal interest and financial resources.

We need reminding that we are the collective trustees of this unique living entity that sustains and provides us with all our needs for the duration of our lives – and beyond.

Let us question our supposed ‘spirituality’ in the light of our unwillingness to lay ourselves on the line to fight for the survival of that which enables us to eat, drink, breathe and take pleasure in its abundant generosity.

You see, if we had been entrained from an early age to respond spontaneously to the life giving heart beat of our planetary existence, we would make no distinction between empathy for the garden of Gaia and empathy for our own private garden. Empathy for all children and empathy for our own children .. and so on.

We would recognize that the manifestation of our protective instinct to operate only around that which we consider ‘belongs to us’ is a gross distortion of our natural instincts.

Why do I say that?

Consider for a moment that you are sitting in your garden and someone comes through the gate with a chain-saw and proceeds to set about felling your favourite fruit tree … what would you do?

Well, you would almost certainly spring up from your chair and rush to stop them. Now let us shift to a similar incident where a beautiful tree in a park on the other side of your garden fence is indiscriminately approached by a man wielding a chain saw who clearly has no business to be there. It is clear that this person has the intention of cutting down this tree … what would your reaction be to this? Would you try to apprehend this person? Try to find help? Feel a sense of outrage?

There is a chance that you might respond in all these ways; but there is a much greater likelihood that, after experiencing some initial discomfort at the brazenness of this destructive intent, you would take no action, consoling yourself with the thought “There’s nothing I can do about it anyway”. With that thought uppermost in your mind you would try to ignore the incident and get on with what you were doing.

If our education system had even a smidgeon of spiritual aspiration written into its curriculum – we would be encouraged to recognize our responsibility for all life on this planet from an early age – and be encouraged to come to its rescue at times when it is clearly under threat.

But that is not what the majority of schooling is about. On the contrary, it concentrates its energies on teaching us how to acquire the means to ‘own’ some little niche of this planet, and to accumulate the thousands of bits and pieces that are deemed necessary to furnish it. God forbid that we might decide to reject the trappings of this hallowed road to hell!

Every TV advert, commercial hoarding, glitzy magazine, shop window, internet and cinema screen – is imploring us to indulge in a consumptive way of life that both precludes gaining a greater awareness of our predicament, and contributes to the inevitable rape of the planetary resources upon which we all depend.

The rising consciousness that comes with our spiritual practice also has the affect of alerting us to the destructive nature of this consumptive life style and the majority of jobs that constitute the repetitive and largely sterile working week.

We see more and more clearly how, if we are caught in this mechanism, we are just a cog in a vast machine whose overall ambition is precisely the opposite of that which inspires our spiritual endeavours.

It soon becomes obvious that we have to make a choice: find a form of work that satisfies our rising sense of discernment and is supportive of the trusteeship of planet earth, or give-in to the demands and promises of the corporate state that so relentlessly undermines all that is subtle, beautiful and spiritually fulfilling in this day to day adventure called Life.

The new society so many of us long for can only come about if we take the necessary actions to bring it about. One cannot embark upon a path to higher consciousness while ignoring the damage done through the way one conducts one’s daily life. In order to realise our deeper selves and sleeping spiritual powers, we have to bring all aspects of our lives into line with our rising consciousness.

This means embarking upon a disciplined transition away from reliance upon the crude and destructive commercial edifices of the status quo – such as long food mile, profit hungry supermarket chains; highly corrupted large scale banking institutions; agrichemically and genetically modified ‘convenience’ foods; unnecessarily large gas guzzling cars; mind numbing and mind controlling TV programmes; following ‘fashion’; frequent boozing and partying; electro smog producing indulgent cell phone conversations … and so on.

Not only are these various pursuits negatively impacting on us and on our surroundings – but by pursuing them we are financially and energetically supporting those facets of society whose sole aim is profit, power and increasing control over our daily lives. In other words we are supporting that which is part and parcel of the uninterrupted destruction of this ‘world that is our garden’.

This is clearly a thoroughly unspiritual path to tread.

We are either supporting a radical transformation of society in line with our own rising awareness of its multiple destructive components, or we are falling into a hypocritical and delusional state in which any gain in awareness is soon undone and turned in upon itself.

We have no choice other than to walk forward on two feet. To ‘walk the walk’ and to practice what we preach.

It is my belief that we will succeed in this great quest once we have securely tethered our inner awakening to the manifestation of its true outward expression.

Thus the road to enlightenment becomes synonymous with taking actions to ameliorate and heal the social, cultural, economic and environmental scars that cover our wounded planet. A process which unifies otherwise disparate endeavours and reveals disengaged, inward looking and passive spiritual practices – that shun active participation in service of the planet – to be ultimately fraudulent and a mechanism for escapism.

If ‘The World is our garden’ then let us be united now in going to rescue it from its enemies – no matter what the odds. Let us defy the political gamesmanship that has lead governments to ally with the corporate cause and ignore the cries of imprisoned humanity and the tortured limbs of mother nature.

Our highest spiritual calling is to come out in defence of life.* The angels will rush to our side once we have demonstrated our commitment to taking control of our destinies, which includes the emancipation of this long oppressed planet which is our unique and irreplaceable home.

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* ‘In Defence of Life – Essays on a Radical Reworking of Green Wisdom’ is the title of Julian’s latest book. Published by Earth Books. See http://www.julianrose.info

Julian Rose ~ Organic Farming and Green Wisdom

Julian sent this February 20, 2014 talk to me in response to a short discussion in which I remarked that I so appreciate his work, because he’s “one of the few who recognizes the combined power of spirituality, vision/imagination and community action. Most people seem to get stuck in one paradigm, but we need all three to make any sort of real, lasting change.”

In retrospect, he felt he might have “got it wrong about Whole Foods” and their level of commitment to organics; however, I do know from David’s short stint working there last year that — despite the fact that they have some serious issues with GMO’s and far from full disclosure about “natural” foods — WF does, in fact, “get a lot of things right.” Just yesterday, for example, I read that 54% of Food Sold at Walmart is Banned at Whole Foods. Anyway, I prefer growing my own food or buying directly from organic farmers, but I don’t think Julian is off base that shopping at WF represents a major upgrade from what my friend Shazzie calls the “stupormarket.” :)

I appreciate Julian’s perspective as both consumer and organic farmer, including that he offers a less fringe dietary approach than my own primarily raw vegetarian/cooked and raw vegan diet. People can make huge shifts in their health and take large strides towards more compassionate food choices from wherever they are on the dietary spectrum. I’d rather see people reject factory farms than reject any dietary changes because “that new diet seems too extreme even to contemplate.” I always find Julian’s work informative and encouraging. Just knowing that Polish and UK organic farmers have someone like this on their side brings great relief and inspiration. Enjoy!

From the YouTube description:

“Sir Julian Rose, 5th Baronet, a leading exponent of organic farming who commenced the transformation of the Hardwick Estate in South Oxfordshire to the standards of organic farming in 1975. An actor and a writer. He has broadcast regularly with the BBC and authored hundreds of articles on ‘green’ issues. He is currently President of The International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside.

“In his book In Defence of Life Julian Rose presents a penetrating series of essays calling for urgent action to overcome the perilous state of our planet, at the local as well as global level. He both guides and challenges his readers to share with him a journey through the matrix-maze, and to come out at the other end a more aware and more self-assured human being. Drawing upon his life experiences as a farmer, campaigner, artist and social entrepreneur, Julian brings to our consciousness a way to break through the destructive patterns of our consumer-obsessed society and discover a simpler and more fulfilling way forward. Using essays exploring a wide range of pressing planetary concerns, he calls upon his readers to utilise the largely untapped power of their deeper instincts in coming to the aid of a severely depleted global environment and in striving for the amelioration of mankind’s perilous human condition.”

Julian Rose ~ Constructing the New Society

This essay by Julian Rose discusses many of the things we’re working towards in Goshen. Many of the suggestions dovetail with Transition Town ideas, but I love how Julian leaves things open for any community to begin asking these questions, brainstorming solutions and taking action steps towards change. As Julian says, “To bring a dream into reality is hard work.” In order to transform our world, we must dream and act.

Constructing the New Society
‘Eight Steps’

By Julian Rose

We who engage in postulating solutions to the dominant issues of this time, use much energy speculating on unknown outcomes. But how much energy do we use in laying the ground for a future of our own making?

How much time do we give to devising the template for the new society we must create?

To bring a dream into reality is hard work; it’s a lifetime’s work at the very least. Yet many hold back from ever embarking – rationalising that such a quest is a futile exercise that will surely be swamped by a reactionary and repressive status quo.

Somehow, this failure to embark on the single most important mission of our lives, characterises a great swath of sleepwalking humanity. But not only, also a significant percentage of supposed ‘spiritual aspirants’ who confuse the azure bubble in which they live with the stark reality of the new world which needs to be chiselled and honed into existence.

So here are a few suggestions about what can be done now, to ensure that life on Earth gets a better chance under our stewardship than under the present and past masters of control.

* Bring into consciousness a realistic vision of what your neighbourhood should look and be like in a positively transformed state.

* Note down on paper the basic ingredients necessary to bring about this positive change.

* Add to this mix anyone living in the area who you feel could make a positive contribution to this process.

* Go back through your blueprint and allow your creative imagination to paint in some colourful innovative elements that will give movement to the plan. For example music, drama and seasonal celebrations.

* Check that the essential simple necessities are in place: local ecological and integrated food production; fresh water availability; the resources for renewable heat and power generation; the existence/planting of orchards; woodland areas for timber needs – and all other such similar needs that offer food and shelter security within a community intent upon transitioning away from state and corporate dependency.

* Now research current activities in your neighbourhood and see what there is that may already touch on the key elements of your vision. There may be two or three such initiatives already being considered or even practised. But chances are they are not ‘connected-up’.

* Using your holistically conceived blueprint as the crystalising factor, get involved in helping to create a working symbiosis between these different initiatives so that they each draw benefit from the other and increase the overall awareness of all involved.

* Book an available space in your local town/village hall or home – prepare your ‘bigger picture’ plan – and map the interconnections that, when all the key elements are functioning fully, will bring renewed life and direction to the whole community.

Once having completed these eight steps, alert your local media and invite local residents to share the vision which you started. Show what progress has already been made and what still needs to be done. Encourage the formation of working groups to take these different complementary initiatives forward and to periodically share the results of their efforts. Forging, bit by bit, a metamorphosis of life in your neighbourhood.

Such a project can be done by anyone. No need for any particular qualifications or skills. Just a strong desire to help your community stand on its own two feet and free itself from dependence upon the hierarchical control model which holds so much of society in its thrall.

Very soon your energetic approach will draw fellow enthusiasts to your scheme – while others will back-off. This is an essential part of any process of creative change, and one which defines where true commitment can be found and where fake enthusiasm reveals itself for what it is.

I have put this concept to the test and had very positive results. The initiative involved developing a template for a UK market town of 10,000 inhabitants to become largely self sufficient in locally produced food, fuel and fibre over a fifteen year period, starting in 2000. While it was not possible to give as much time as I would have liked to this project, it was possible to share its vision with local motivators and witness a steady process of transformation get under-way – which continues to this day. The town in question has since attracted a significant number of national awards for its innovative socio-economic practices.

Don’t be swayed by the cynical voices who say ‘it can’t be done’. My reaction to such remarks is to be stirred into ever greater determination to show that it can!

We have one life – at least in this body. It is a brief flash, a spark, which flares-up into fire, flickers and transforms into something else. To waste this brief and precious gift by evading its call to action – is an error which in all probability cannot be recalled.

If we are serious about turning around the fortunes of this planet, then it’s time for talk and action to become synonymous. If we are not, then it’s time to get out of the way.

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Julian Rose is the author of “In Defence of Life – Essays on a Radical Reworking of Green Wisdom” available at Amazon.com and independent bookshops. He is an early pioneer of UK organic farming, an international activist, social entrepreneur, actor and author. His website is:
http://www.julianrose.info

Book Review: Julian Day Rose ~ In Defense of Life

Book Review

In Defense of Life: Essays on a Radical Reworking of Green Wisdom by Julian Day Rose

Julian Rose’s latest book, In Defense of Life, offers twenty-four essays on topics like “The Cult of Passivity” in our world, the story of his successful campaign to protect the right to sell and consume real (raw, organic) milk in the UK, “Health, Balance and the Life Force,” factory farms, consumers’ power, rights and responsibilities, as well as firsthand details of Polish organic farmers’ struggle against EU encroachment, GMO’s, and economic sabotage. Throughout this broad range of discussion runs a common current that encourages readers to rediscover our own Divine spark so that we can reclaim our world from the “Super-State” and runaway global corporate control. Julian shares and analyses specific strategies for change, noting how and why certain forms of advocacy work while others fail to deliver desired results.

In Defense of Life is a humbly ambitious project. Without knowing Julian’s background, one might assume he has bitten off way more than one author can rightfully chew in one book; however, a lifetime of education and vision, organic farming, professional theater, community involvement and passionate advocacy qualifies Julian Rose as a strong spokesperson and role model for positive change on all levels. Far from spouting off theoretical solutions, Julian walks his talk, and his sensitive, compassionate and deeply aware soul shines through every page.

This book will most appeal to intellectual, creative and/or spiritual people bothered by the direction of our world, but unsure what to do about it. Those who live in Europe will appreciate his detailed descriptions of EU policies and how they really affect organic farmers and countries lured into debt by promises of an economic boon. As an American, I find this information useful for helping less informed people understand the global agenda at work. Recognizing what’s happening elsewhere sheds light on corporate and government shenanigans on this side of the pond. When we see the same patterns emerge in other areas, it becomes more difficult to maintain head-in-the-sand denial of Shadow Governments and conspiracy facts. Despite his time in Poland, Julian’s prose remains very British — his passion simmers beneath the surface, which might well suit those first learning about some of the more maddening policies and situations in our world.

I do not recommend trying to read this book in one or two sittings. Though short, the essays pack an individual and cumulative wallop. Reading them too quickly diminishes their impact. I suggest first letting an essay wash over you, then rereading it in order to absorb all the information and nuances. Julian Rose is a brilliant man, and he lets that brilliance shine through without apology — as well he should! In this action, he models his own urging for each of us to find our passion and live our own best lives as inspired beings. In its quiet, sensitive way, In Defense of Life drops paradigm shattering love bombs on its readers’ “comfortable” denial. Even if you already know most of the cited facts, Julian Rose’s extreme love for humanity and this world will work on you and in you — urging you to unleash more of your own love in action.

A Grievous Sin

laurabruno:

Colette shares some important thoughts on the TTIP treaty under as secret negotiations as the dreaded TPP on the other side of the US. “I call this manifestation of utter madness, GMOs, a weapon, because that is precisely what it is…and a weapon that will cause more devastation to the environment than anything concocted in laboratories ever before!” I’ve posted before about flushing the TPP down the toilet with strong intention for purging magick, but that suggestion holds true for all these treaties, including the big one they’re based upon: Codex Alimentarius. Where’s the vanishing cream and banishing scream? Are we really going to give these sickos total control over our food? Not if I can help it. … But it will take strong determination, non-compliance, intention and a willingness to fight for real food. Julian Rose’s book, “In Defense of Life” calls this what it is — a fight for life. How much do we value life?

Originally posted on Bealtaine Cottage:

midwinter cottage 012The biggest threat to our food security lurks in the shadowy depths of the Halls of Power…the buildings housing the European Parliament in Brussels.

www.bealtainecottage.com 037You may or may not be aware of something called The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

www.bealtainecottage.com 002TTIP is a trade agreement presently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States.

www.bealtainecottage.com 006In my estimation, this will allow full and unfettered access to our food production, from multi-national corporations, such as Monsanto, that carry the weapon of GMOs.

Polytunnel at Bealtaine Cottage permaculture gardens in April 2013I call this manifestation of utter madness, GMOs, a weapon, because that is precisely what it is…and a weapon that will cause more devastation to the environment than anything concocted in laboratories ever before!

An early bee in April 2013 at bealtaine Cottage permaculture gardensThis is already the case in the US, as small farmers, producing Organic food, are hauled before courts accused of property rights violations by Monsanto.

April 2011. Permaculturecottage 001Monsanto claims ownership of any plant material infected by their…

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Julian Rose ~ Save Polish Farmland from Corporate “Buy-Outs”

I received this in an email from Julian Rose, but I’m sharing it here for anyone who wants to add prayers, intentions, or direct action towards their cause. For those who don’t know, Zany Mystic describes some of Julian’s groundbreaking work in Poland:

“Julian is President of the International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside, successfully banning GMOs in ‘GMO Free Zones.’

“In 2000 Julian was invited to become a co-director of the International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside, co-launching a highly successful ‘Campaign for a GMO Free Poland’ as well as leading a high profile defense of peasant farmers whom he holds-up as the true guardians of biodiversity throughout the world. Regular listeners to BBC radio 4?s Framing To-Day will have heard Julian’s 2007 series of once monthly ‘Letters from Poland’ passionately highlighting the crisis provoked by forcing ‘corporate globalization’ onto traditional family farming communities.”

Keep in mind that GMO’s and BigAg corruption have become worldwide issues; even if you don’t live in Poland, what happens there can set precedents for elsewhere. Best to nip these poisonous blooms in the bud.

Here’s Julian Rose’s update and call for support:

Friends!

Here in Poland the battle to save Polish farmland from corporate buy-outs’ continues. But that’s not all the Polish farmers are up against…See link to film below. Tractors have been blockading government institutions from 14 January…

Regulations that the Warsaw government has imposed over the years have made it virtually impossible to sell farm processed foods to local shops, schools or private individuals. The only way farmers can conform with the hygiene and sanitary regulations imposed from above, is by carrying out their simple processing tasks in specially designed and equipped buildings that none can afford to build or to adapt.. except the very large producers supplying the food industry and supermarkets. Yes, that’s right – it’s all about destroying the competition – which in this case is the small and medium sized independent family farms that produce the best foods!

There are still one and a half million such farms in Poland!

ICPPC is supporting the protesting farmers to highlight this grossly unfair treatment of all who wish to provide fine quality, flavourful and ‘real’ farmhouse-foods in their own localities.

You too can be part of this vital protest…

Join in – by sending a brief letter in support of the farmers to Prime Minister Tusk urging him to change the regulations so that family farmers can sell their products locally! And send a copy of your letter to us here at ICPPC – biuro@icppc.pl . Thanks!

Contact to Prime Minister:
Premier Rządu RP Donald Tusk,
Secretariat of the Prime Minister
Aleje Ujazdowskie 1/3, 00-583 Warszawa, Poland
fax: +48 (22) 694 70 53
e-mail: sprm@kprm.gov.pl

FILM: http://youtu.be/UlOC__K2LT0
You can donate to our activities here

http://icppc.pl/index.php/en/support-us.html

With greetings,
Jadwiga and Julian

Follow-Up to the Fukushima Post

My Medical Intuitive Observations about Fukushima Radiation post triggered some appreciative, insightful and also intensely reactive comments on other blogs, raising a few points that I feel led to address here in case they add additional clarity for people. I also encourage people to check out the many inspired and heart-full comments left on the original post here. I have not had time to address each person individually, but I do appreciate everyone who has shared their experiences, opinions and wisdom. I enjoy hearing from you, and I love that people are paying it forward even through this blog.

A discussion came up following my article, re-posted on Jean Haines’ blog, regarding over-giving not healing people, with specific reference to Lyme Disease as something that tends to plague over-givers. Just wanted to share my responses here for clarity:

laurabruno says:
Thank you for opening this discussion. From the context of my own blog readers, this topic has been covered in many previous posts, including on Lyme Disease, finding boundaries with narcissists and reinvesting one’s energy into appropriately balanced channels that give back, too. This article on its own simply shares what I have noticed happening, which as I said, may only be with a small percentage of people or as my last paragraphs say, we may all just be FUK’d and need a miracle. Here is my Lyme article. I have worked with many Lyme clients, helped my ex husband heal from Lyme and also recovered from it myself. http://laurabruno.wordpress.com/2009/09/24/healing-lyme-disease/

Many Blessings and thank you for raising these issues here, since Jean’s readers haven’t had two years of me talking about boundaries. :)
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laurabruno says:
January 8, 2014 at 6:10 pm

Also, just to clarify that I am referring to a difference between codependent over giving and being generous from the deepest core of soul and Self –the difference between depletion and radiance. :)

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On a different blog, which I won’t name here so as not to fuel the fires over there, my Medical Intuitive Observations about Fukushima Radiation article triggered accusations of me being everything from:

1) A fundamentalist Christian Bible-thumper (still completely tickled about that one!) ;)

2) The initiator of dark Arconic energy attacks (perhaps even being part of the off-world Arconic control network believed to be responsible for all the evils on this planet)

3) An un-evolved, greedy egomaniac who has no business offering advice or “healing”

[Update and Full disclosure: this is a conflation of two people's ongoing comments, the originals of which you can read by clicking here, since G linked to this post from the one I had hoped not to create further fire storms on. One commenter took umbrage at this summary, and, yes, discerning readers will likely find the original comments far more eye-opening than my summary.]

4) “Just plain silly.” “Really a little silly.”

As a side note for people wanting to insult me or hurt my feelings: I take the word “silly” (from the original “Seelie”) as a high compliment, and probably always will. Those who know me will know why. ;)

Anyway, I’m not going to post all the comments, as the summary above covers most of the ones I’d like to address here. I’ll just post my replies below, in case they clarify things that others wondered but didn’t ask:

Laura Bruno:

Wow, P_____, I am sorry you felt so non-resonant with this article and took one Bible verse as hammering you over the head with guilt and shame. If you were familiar with my work, you would know that I have had my own kundalini awakening from a 1998 brain injury, volunteer extensively in my community, and that I am anything but a fundamentalist Bible thumper. This is one of only a few Bible passages I’ve ever quoted over the years on my blog, and I do not personally practice that tradition. I wish you much healing or peace or whatever it is you would most love, and I will simply reiterate this bolded part of the article:

“All of which is to say: take my observations however you will. I offer them here not as a definitive, provable conclusion, but rather in hopes that they may help people to live more fully, generously and healthily in these extremely challenging and exciting times.”

If you didn’t take them that way, then my observations are not a match for you. I’ve now received personal emails and comments from dozens of people who felt truly loved and understood by this post. I wish you heartfelt comfort through yourself, Spirit or someone else with whom you resonate. Peace … Laura

And after the above reply resulted in more strongly worded variants of items 2 thru 4 above:

S______ and P_____, I wish you both well and will just reiterate what I have shared in the article, disclaimers and all, including the idea that sharing one’s gifts does not need to mean everyone quits their day job and becomes a healer. Shoveling a neighbor’s driveway can be a gift — and I have no doubt P____ would have experienced it as such. Art, poetry and hand me down clothes can be a gift. My point was and remains to do what you can with what you have wherever you are.

I shared about the kundalini awakening to attempt to let P____ know that if she had delved a little deeper, she would have found some similarities and sympathy from me rather than an attack. Perhaps these Julian Rose articles articulate my underlying point far better than I apparently have in my article:

http://www.changingcourseforlife.info/2014/01/you-may-wake-up-but-will-you-get-out-of-bed/

http://www.changingcourseforlife.info/2013/11/at-the-point-of-no-return/

Wishing you both heartfelt blessings.

I also wanted to share three other comments: the first, posted on my repost of the Julian Rose article “You May Wake Up, … But Will You Get Out of Bed,” the second, my response to her, and the third, sent to me in a private email, minus any identifying details. These additional comments reveal so much of what I’d love to convey to others:

Posted by Mary on January 8, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Another great post and so much along the lines of the guidance I’ve been hearing lately.

Just this morning – for myself and others who might still be on the fence, unsure of where you fit in : “Just do *something*, try any activity of service until you find one that clicks. If you want the Universe to respond to your cries of putting you into service, you need to create ripples of the vibration you want more of. Get up, get out and try new things until you find something that fits.”

I’ve been hearing, almost over a loudspeaker, “Now is the Time”, get up, get moving, do something!

Thank you for these posts because they validate in the physical what has been coming through for me.

Posted by laurabruno on January 8, 2014 at 4:20 pm

You’re welcome. It also reminds me of Rob Hopkins (the founder of the Transition Town concept): “The Power of Just Doing Stuff.”

As Transition’s “cheerful disclaimer” states, “we truly don’t know if this will work. Transition is a social experiment on a massive scale. What we are convinced of is this:

if we wait for governments, it’ll be too little, too late
if we act as individuals, it’ll be too little
but if we act as communities, it might just be enough, just in time.”

Sent to me via private email:

You know what i find so interesting is that the finer connections in your writing, which I have not read anywhere before have been acknowledged, the connection between receiving gifts and giving back, cancer, radiation and transmuting, i get the feeling that kind of flew over the heads of many but those that are paying attention, embrace that understanding in their hearts, it will bring about profound shifts for them, quickly, especially those on the west coast, in the Islands, especially if they have kids, of what to do, how to face a very palpable fear as radiation exposure is always viewed as a no win, game over scenario for humans.

This whole understanding of humans being capable of transmuting ‘dense’ energy such as toxic radiation isn’t being discussed, until now. You’re trying to get that door opened. You would think others would be trying to help you instead of offering resistance. They will, other intuitives will be coming forward echoing the same as it’s in the collective now. I find it interesting how you’ve been introduced and getting such benefit from Orgonite at this exact time as its role is transmuting toxic energy into high vibe energy, pure alchemy!

blessings! :)

Yes, blessings, indeed! No one said these were easy times, but they are richly layered and deepening times. Healing times. They are times for speaking the Truth in Love and for letting our actions express the true love within our hearts. Again, I encourage people to check out the wonderful sharing in the comments on the original post. Also, if you have not read those two Julian Rose posts linked above, please do click through if you feel so led:

http://www.changingcourseforlife.info/2014/01/you-may-wake-up-but-will-you-get-out-of-bed/

http://www.changingcourseforlife.info/2013/11/at-the-point-of-no-return/

Julian’s on the front lines of rallying the troops of love, freedom and healing, realizing the first two as key requirements for the third to happen — on any level.

Blessed Be!

Julian Rose ~ You May Wake Up, … But Will You Get Out of Bed?

Another right on message from Julian Rose … a call to reveal Love through Truth and action, along with finding your Divine life purpose:

You May Wake Up, … But Will You Get Out of Bed?

by Julian Rose

Each one of us came here with a purpose.

Either we decided, or a higher being decided on our behalf, that our spirit would attach to a particular physical body which would manifest itself through the act of conjugation between a particular man and a particular woman.

Well yes, you might say..that may be..but does this necessarily imply having ‘a purpose’? Or are we simply the result of a chance vibratory attraction that has no particular calling or reason to be?

Those of an atheistic, non believing persuasion, may opt for the chance vibratory connection; believing the Universe to be an arbitrary collection of orbs, energies and vortexes that have fallen into certain patters by chance – with no innate order suggesting the hand of a ‘cosmic conductor’ in the background.

To such individuals, everything happens either by chance or by an act of purely human will. For those of this persuasion ‘coincidence’ is just that – even if it occurs with surprising regularity and produces some startling results – the view remains “that’s just luck”.

Those who live their lives this way can’t fully wake-up. That is to say, they cannot – or will not – become conscious of the power of a higher source that works with them and through them, if so encouraged.

They cannot experience or imagine themselves as a part of that higher consciousness, if they do not believe it exists.

Thus life has a built in loneliness for such individuals, demanding various forms of compensation to make daily living a worthwhile experience. One finds many scientists falling into this category. Some at least are curious about a state of higher consciousness – but nevertheless have to ‘prove’ the existence of this ‘God Particle‘ via elaborate and hugely costly experiments. Once having ‘found it’ however, they do not themselves experience any transformatory inner change, metamorphosis of being, or greatly expanded consciousness. They just carry the knowledge as though it were separate from themselves – needing a vast super conductor experiment to reveal some outward sign of its existence.

Then next come ‘the believers’. Those who have had some reason to believe in a higher source of existence beyond our purely earthly cares and needs. Many will have come to this belief through some form of religious persuasion. Maybe a near death experience; maybe something that is simply inherited from elders; something latched onto out of a need to feel protected – or just the need to give some meaning to life.

Many who fill this description operate according to certain moral principles originally derived from biblical sources. They also carry within ‘the fear of God’, worrying that if they step out of line they may be punished. They need priests, gurus and various hierarchical figures to give them direction throughout this life.

They too cannot become fully awake; held back from following their deeper intuition by fear of transgressing the boundaries of socially acceptable behaviour, or through harbouring a simple fear of the unknown.

So that leaves the ‘waking-up’ to a rather small number of individuals who have rejected, or transcended, the first two states described above – and have moved onto the broader and deeper ‘path of discovery’. A path which leads through a number of initiatory levels of experience quite unfamiliar to the majority.

Experiences that involve piercing the veil of illusion and confronting the truth. Of allowing the inner voice to overrule intellectual deductions – or confirm them. These souls are guided by a higher consciousness. A higher consciousness which they recognise themselves as being innately connected to.

It is only amongst this group of individuals that one will find those who can be said to be ‘awake’ in the fuller sense of the word. Individuals able to discern right from wrong; not because of some extended studies in human psychology, but out of a deep intuition whose source is Divine.

A source that prompts recognition that this is indeed ‘The Age of Truth’. That those who are awake are in awe of its powers and in harmony with its intent. Yes, it has intent. The big question is: what is it?

What is the intent behind Truth? And how is it to express itself? How is it to be expressed?

The intent behind Truth is the catalysed desire for the full expression of Essence. The ‘I am that I am’ rising with each dawn of each day and spreading its rays in glorious affirmation. A vast outpouring of all that ‘Is’; so that all that Truth touches is permeated with the realisation of its Divine and ever fecund potentiality. We can be that touchstone.

When we experience this wave of Truth, we rightly call it Love. For that is what it is. Love is Truth and Truth is Love – they are an interchangeable feast. And like all good feasts, they attract indulgence – and it would be foolish indeed to resist such – for it is necessary to satiate this thirst which is common to us all and knows no limits or boundaries in its scope; just as the Universe cannot know of any limitations to its infinitely expansive potential.

Energy expressed through Love-Truth is the summation of the all by the one – and one by the all.

It is the manifestation of the glory of life.

So, bringing us back to Earth, ‘coming awake’ is the act of joining-in this feast; whose first course is an introductory glimpse of Love-Truth, and whose main course promises a fuller comprehension of its manifested expression within ourselves – and without. And it is precisely here where we face the biggest challenge to our authenticity.

The main course, in all its glory, is unattainable while our centre of gravity remains essentially inward looking; while we remain only intent upon attaining the inner flowering and its attendant awakening of an initial state of ‘awareness’. The main course is only attainable when we reach out and take action, beyond the confines of the self.

Therefore I say, you may wake-up – but will you get out of bed?

Things can seem very cosy under the early morning warmth of our sheets and blankets. There is that enduring sense of protection which cossets us, oh so pleasantly, and a lingering sleepiness that has its own pacifying affect over our minds and bodies – so maybe we don’t really need to get out of bed after all .. Can’t we just stop at the first course and savour its delights for as long as they last .. and not trouble ourselves with the main course at all? That way we can live our lives in scented spaces of wakeful awareness, free from the subversive frictions emanating forth from a world gone drastically off-course – while we dreamed. A world still waiting for the equally drastic reorientation which can save it from apocalyptic implosion. Can’t we reach our promised land without having to grapple with that chaotic state of planetary distress?

The answer to that question brings us to the fourth level. A level that represents the final initiation for those who are ‘aware’ but have yet to cross the threshold into fuller consciousness of their divine purpose here on Earth. Those who have not yet got out of bed.

For, as I said at the start, each of us has such a purpose – and it’s just a question of how early or late we come to recognise this and put it into practice as the main driving force of our lives.

The sooner we do, the sooner the transformation of our planetary chaos can take place. The sooner the conviction becomes expressed as outer action, the sooner the vampiric forces that have lived off our dead matter – are fired.

So the sooner you transfer the resonance of these words into a determination to put them into practice – the sooner the forces of love will come flying to your side and guide you in the path of Truth. It is not ‘Truth’ when confined to dialogue, however erudite. That is the sign-post to truth, but not truth itself. It is not Truth until it willingly comes face to face with all that captures, oppresses, diverts and subdues the genius of human creativity and love – and determines to overcome it – in service to humanity and to this planet which is our garden.

This is the year when we leave behind our story telling and move right into the story itself – forging its destiny through millions of real, pragmatic, on-the-ground purposeful actions. Actions that refuse to be thwarted, even by the most heinous plans, laid in stealth by the sterile operatives of a moribund status quo.

This is the year when ‘we the people’ take back our destinies and join together in mending the broken limbs of this planetary home – of which we are the true trustees and guardians.

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Julian is an early pioneer of UK organic farming, an international activist, actor and author of ‘In Defence of Life – A Radical Reworking of Green Wisdom’ see http://www.julianrose.info
- See more at: http://www.zengardner.com/may-wake-will-get-bed/#sthash.PASIyoDr.dpuf

Julian Rose on A Fireside Chat with Zany Mystic ~ EU, Small Farmers and More …

I’ve finally had a chance to listen to this past Saturday’s radio broadcast of another lovely chat between Julian Rose and the Zany Mystic (Lance White). This one is particularly timely after my recent posts regarding the European Commission banning heritage seeds and criminalizing non-registered plants.

Lance and Julian have such great on-air chemistry. Click here for a lively, enlightening discussion about the EU, organic farming, unemployment, health, and various strategies for alternative, positive change.

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