Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
I love reading the comments, as they are the most uplifting part of this article. The peeps are cutting through the spin of the media and speaking up. Harper lied when he said he would not run a deficit and now he fully intends too.
And the people see his hypocrisy...let's keep our eyes open, because there is more to come...
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
It's been one week since I last posted....too long.
Admittedly, I've been more in my head than "in the world" because I have been inspired to reassess my life and ponder new directions.
My wonderful sister had been away from home for a year, traveling to exotic places and partaking in amazing activities along the way. I met up with her last week to hear her stories and as a result of our visit, I am now doing research on where I may like to move to next. It's not a case of "not liking" Toronto, but rather a case of desire for adventure and change.
Ideally, I am looking for a culture and community that is less rat-race oriented and more "back to basics". I am also craving natural beauty like it's a vitamin I'm severely lacking. I want to wake up and see mountains or trees or water rather than the blinking sign of my not so pretty but super-convenient neighbour: the Eikona Chinese restaurant. Don't get me wrong- I love my life and am not complaining about what it looks like.
Just simply, I seek to expand....!
So far Australia, Thailand and India are in consideration...I'd also love to do a bike tour of Europe...perhaps get my citizenship and then...?
I'll keep ya posted on any developments regarding this exciting new project.
Blessings to you, and may your life be an adventure!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
"A summit of Central American leaders on Friday agreed to adopt a common regional currency and passport, among other measures to bolster regional integration in the face of global financial uncertainty, they said in a statement."
And it truly is a matter of a small amount of time before we find ourselves in the same situation with Mexico and the US. The foundation for formulating the North American Union has been being laid for a while behind closed doors and we are closer than ever to experiencing it as a reality. We, as citizens of Canada, are being made to fear and panic and ask our great leader for a solution so we can hold onto our jobs and livelihoods. And what solution does our great leader have in mind? I found this great blog today which has a compilation of videos that answers this question with clarity.
I was at dinner party last night where I met a couple of bankers. My first thought was, "Great! Now I can find out more about the Amero and how well known it is in the world of Canadian banking." My second thought was to not say anything for fear that I would be dismissed immediately as a conspiracy nut who not only knows nothing about money, but who probably is wacked and ignorant about everything! I was afraid that my whole character would be questioned and then dismissed. In the past, this insecurity would have been enough for me to keep silent. But I now know that speaking out about what matters to me is not a freedom I am willing to forfeit.
I know I am on a quest that is not only integral to my survival in the world, but ultimately effects the quality of life for everyone.
So I asked the banker beside me, "Is there any conversation about the Amero? Do people know about it, are they talking about it and what are they saying?" The good news is she knew what I was talking about. But in general, there is so much frenzied focus on simply maintaining employment, that not much action is taken to spread information. In fact, most of the conversation these days is about job loss and shrinkage. People are too distracted and zoomed in so far that the big picture is not even being looked at.
So I guess that's my job! Since I don't operate in the 9-5 arena, and have no benefits or retirement savings to worry about, I am freer than most to continue on my quest to shine a light on the closeted inner workings of the systems that govern our lives. Work for me has always been about what supports me in the moment, and my music and art have always been about observing what IS, coupled with an intention to provide people with what will make their lives a bit better.
While I have compassion for those who are truly struggling to hold onto what is important to them, I am simultaneously relieved that I am not as entwined in the capitalist cog & wheel architecture. I FEEL free in this moment to manoeuvre my life as I choose. I feel an excess of empathy and love for my fellow humans and a desire to nurture their own sense of freedom by reminding them of it. It is our inherent birthright. And no amount of globalization can ever change that fact.
Blessings to you all....
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Just got this in my email:
FRIENDS has learned from a reliable confidential source of Conservative plans to slash a devastating $200 million from the CBC's Parliamentary grant, which would cripple the radio and television operations of our national public broadcaster. During the election campaign we noted with great concern Prime Minister Harper's dismissal of culture as "a niche issue for some" while belittling Canadian artists as a "bunch of people at a rich gala... all subsidized by the taxpayers". We intercepted the Conservative Party's anti-CBC fund raising letter during the campaign and made it public. When a reporter asked Mr. Harper during the campaign to answer the question whether he supported CBC's Parliamentary grant, he refused to respond.
- "Both parties are committed to restoring the integrity, transparency and efficiency of the appointments process in the Public Service and in federal bodies like the Supreme Court, the Senate, and Commissions like the CRTC."
- "Other Priorities to Stimulate the Economy: support for culture, including the cancellation of budget cuts announced by the Conservative government."
Clearly messages sent by hundreds of FRIENDS' supporters have had an impact!
Now that Parliament has been prorogued, FRIENDS is monitoring the crisis and calling on all the parties to invest in culture as a contribution to economic recovery. We invite you to join us by sending a message to your MP with copies to the party leaders. You can do this by clicking the link below:
I just sent my letter to Jack Layton. Feel free to send yours!
I am only 33, and a verified idealist to boot, yet even I have lived enough life to know that asking these questions is not a sign of cynicism. It is self-preservation. And curiosity... I just think it's logical to assume that there is an underlying governing force that has been in power for centuries. Too much has happened here on earth with the crazy humans for a hierarchy to not have formed by now. Many people want power and money and will do anything to keep it and get more of it, while many others are just trying to survive. Let's face it- life on planet Earth is a game of Risk, and whether you asked to join the game or not, you're in it! I don't think it's a bad thing or a good thing; it is what it is. And now that I think of it that way, I have to smile. As an avid game-player, I've never been one who needs to win, and nor do I pout when I lose. I only ever play to have fun....lucky for me!
The Rothchild Family originated in Germany and made their family fortune by lending money to the elite of the world, as well as through war. Since family-owned banks existed internationally, the Rothchild's were the predominant source of funding, typically for both sides of every war. It is a fascinating story, and the ten minute clip below outlines a bit of the history:
"I assembled this team because I'm a strong believer in strong personalities and strong opinions," the President-elect said of his national-security picks.
I have been compiling a list of the new (world order ;) team so I can research who these people are. So far, as many publications are mentioning, a lot Obama's picks are not much different from ones McCain would be making, were he the one doing the choosing. Hmmm....?! Not sure how I feel about this yet, but I will certainly keep you posted on my finds...
Enjoy the beautiful day!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Greg Braden authored a book I have called "Walking Between Worlds: The Science of Compassion". And this is him talking about the ideas found in his book, namely that we live as interconnected beings, evolving together under the influence of one another's own personal evolution, much like the symbiosis of a hologram...
I do my best to not make too much of my blog about animal-related issues. I realize not everyone feels the way I do about animal cruelty and veganism and rightly so. We're all, blessedly, different. But the moment I began to read this article my entire body chemistry shifted and I broke out into tears of surprise, anger and frustration. The need to ACT-no, to SHOUT!!! about this horrible occurence is too strong in me to not post it.
In short, 500 Narwals have been trapped in the ice for days, and now rather than rescuing them with an ice-breaker, our government has decided to execute each and every last one. Pretty F'n sick. Oh, did I mention that the tusks are worth money????
What is happening to Canada? People need to realize that Harper is our version of Bush. I know our opposition coalition is a very tricky sitch, but too many don't know enough about Harper and his agenda to make an educated vote. It is my honest belief that we will lose what makes Canada CANADA if Harper and his neo-con administration is left to make any more devastating decisions.
I again urge you to read The Harper Record, available for FREE DOWNLOAD.
Here's a snippet:
"...even Harper enthusiasts who balk at labeling him an ideologue...will admit that Harper has always wanted to champion stronger conservative ideological commitments in Canadian politics: he 'would never lose sight of the long game, which was to transform Canada, if it would let him, into a profoundly different place'."
Thank you for reading. I'm off to hunt for something more uplifting...mostly to remind myself that there is and always will be darkness AND light...