I just came back from our first 2015 Share the Bounty Week meeting — this one on the power of community gardens and gardens in communities. In the course of the meeting, I learned that all that work I did back in 2014 to ensure that the Goshen Comprehensive Plan included “sustainable sovereignty,” rather than just the cookie cutter plans for an Agenda 21 takeover of our city — including magical working — paid much bigger dividends than I ever imagined.
Not only has the assistant city planner become a good friend and ally, but Goshen was selected as the model for comprehensive planning — despite the fact that our plan strategically did not include many of the most top-down power grabs of other plans. Our plan also specifically mentions and encourages edible landscaping and front yard gardening. I knew that my friend had shared some of my ideas at the national level, but I did not know that the American Planning Association had recently made a mini-documentary featuring Goshen.
I’m sharing this here not to gloat, but to say that one person can make a difference. Magic can make a difference. Creating portals to preferred realities can make a difference. It is possible to the fight top-down co-opting of the sustainability movement simply by nurturing community instead of tearing it down with ideologies. It is possible to paint and encode freedom and healing into artwork and intend it as a magical working. That works. For the story of the portal door I painted in 2014 and the reasons behind that painting, please click here.
Thank you, Elen of the Ways, for finding ways and more ways to invite and foster blessings. So many communities either get torn apart by Agenda 21 (or now the 2030 Agenda) battles that pit those who care about the environment against those who care about sovereignty, or they end up with cleverly disguised, oppressive corporate takeovers and sweetheart deals. It is possible –and natural — to care about both sovereignty and sustainability. Originally, the Goddess of Sovereignty and the Goddess of the Land were one and the same. Originally, the ruler needed to prove himself worthy by symbolically uniting with the Land.
There are always so many behind the scenes details I cannot share in this kind of public space, but magic works. When you approach a challenge with love, imagination, creativity, and urgent need, never doubt the synergistic power of aligning with Nature and using any and all tools to make it so. Door Number 17 ~ Elen of the Ways.
A number of other synchronous answers to prayers and intentions unfolded at today’s meeting, too, and when I arrived home, I found an emailed link from reader Nancy speaking of a different art project using magic to shift the global trajectory. I like this one much better than John Lamb Lash’s Kalika War Party calls earlier this year, because this project uses an idea I also had — if “corporations are people,” then instead of cursing actual people, which brings karmic and ethical payback many will not want, this project works on the “corporate person” itself. For your consideration of any and all means to free our world from destruction: “Can a Magic Spell Take Down Monsanto?”
Create what you do want, but don’t be afraid to get creative in how you remove that which you do not want. Beauty from ashes … growth from compost … new life from complete and utter B.S. Hey, stranger things have happened. If I tried to explain how things get done, no one would believe me. 😉