The symbols of Easter are eggs and bunnies representing new life. But we don’t eat actual eggs and rabbits because we wouldn’t be celebrating new life by destroying it. That would be much too ironic. It would be more like sacrificing the first fruits of a crop.
Do you feel overwhelmed by all the insanity around you?
I don’t blame you.
We are used to seeing a dirty world. It’s easy to believe heaven is somewhere else. The streets are filthy and busy with anxious people trying to be somewhere else with no time for peacefulness, good food or clean water. They have deadlines to meet, things to see and people to do. We are worried about war, loss of sovereignty, poverty, health. We are worried about the future.
But heaven is actually here, now. We only need to tap into it.
We have the power to make it more visible and to overpower hell.
What is happening, and has been happening for some time now, is that we have been focused on the wrong thing and giving our power away. You must learn what your power is and correct the channel it flows into.
The obvious example is when you buy something. Money is power. It is the reason people are polluting our planet. In our oceans we currently have what are called deadzones. These are huge areas of water which have too much nitrogen. Nothing can grow in there. The nitrogen and other pollution comes from intense meat factories. These are what have replaced the traditional farms that we see pictured on the packages of animal products in the supermarket.
If we stopped buying these products the deadzones would disappear.
It really is that simple.
We would also get a lot more healthier and need less healthcare. The drug industries would then die and remove another source of pollution.
We would also stop feeling guilty about the animal cruelty we are responsible for when we eat animal products. This guilt clouds our mind but of course we can’t tell until we stop supporting the cruelty industry. When we eat the animal products we are taking in violence committed on those animals. That grows inside us and eventually comes out. We find ourselves having angry outbursts, fights, war and sickness.
It’s obvious that getting meat from animals involves some cruelty but what’s cruel about milk, eggs and honey?
Cows make milk for their young. Humans artificially inseminating cows so they have calves only to kill the calves so we can take the milk the cows produce for the calves. When the cow is too old and ‘dries up’ the factory/farmer can’t justify keeping her and kills her before her time. If you don’t see what is wrong with that read it again but replace Cow with Mother, Calf with Baby and Artificially Inseminate with Rape because that is what it is.
Hens lay eggs to have babies. She will lay enough until she is satisfied with the number and sit on them. This is natural enough. Humans take the eggs away so the mother is never satisfied with her number. This is an unnecessary strain on her body and very cruel. The humans do this until the poor girl is too stressed to lay anymore at which time the factory/farmer can’t justify keeping her and kills her before her time.
Bees are making honey so they have food to eat over the winter. Humans take their stores and replace it with sugar water. If sugar water was what they really need they would make sugar water but they don’t. They make honey. They bees are in trouble and are dying out. We need to stop interfering with their food. If they disappear other plants will have a hard time getting pollenated and all life on earth will suffer and die.
It doesn’t matter if the animals are in a factory or on a free range farm. These acts of cruelty still are happening.
I can understand a human dominating another living creature for food if it was a matter of life or death but it actually isn’t. We can get all that we need from plants: fruits, roots, shoots, leaves, seeds and nuts.
It is because we have this option that we have power. When we buy real food we are standing up to the faceless industries that are killing our planet and we are saying no. They are watching carefully what we put our money into. When we send our money to the plant-based foods industries they will still want it and close down there factories of death and cruelty. The land that was used to grow the food to feed the animals they tortured will then grow food to feed us.
We will then be free of our addiction to cruelty foods and have a cleaner, fresher world and so send our power into organic foods and become even cleaner.
In this consumer-based world, we the consumer, hold the power. The industry is not necessarily evil, it’s only responding to our addiction to animals. We are starting on a journey to empower ourselves and clean up our lives and our home.
If you feel overwhelmed and powerless it will be an addiction whispering lies to you. Ask for help. Help is everywhere. (This previous sermon may help.) I am not affiliated with Allen Carr but his books on Smoking, Alcohol and Food worked for me personally. But there are also so many other ways to get help with addiction. Just look for it. (By the way, we now know that cheese is actually addictive; it has a similar chemical structure to heroin.)
For more information on animal-free plant-based lifestyle look out for these films: Forks Over Knives, Cowspiracy, Earthlings, Hungry For Change, Food Matters, Vegucated, Blackfish
Remember, you already have the power. If you didn’t know that, it was probably pouring into the wrong thing. Focus it into the best direction. It will take a little time getting your aim steady but the more you do it the stronger you’ll get.
You are on the right track.
Some 3D photos from a recent No Moon Noon Picnic Lunch in/on the Grandmother Tree, a pohutukawa tree in njnd af that is estimated to be around 500 years old.
We sent her love and blessings and hugged her.
We played and laughed with her.
We played music and drank tea and ate well.
We climbed and caressed her.
We loved her.
No Moon Noon is about Harmony and Fresh Beginnings.
As the moon and sun are in the same degree they are playing the same note even though they are octaves apart.
We start the climb through the spiral of life and experience the harmonies and dissonances again til the next No Moon.
Next moonth the sun and moon will meet again on the next note in the scale.
Put on your 4D glasses now.
It’s been a while since I posted some 3D/4D photos. I recently went on a retreat for the Equinox Eclipse Portal to Arthur’s Pass (pueleaz mau ‘puels! yfnos). I didn’t have my 3D cameras but took some snaps on a phone. The quality isn’t great but flying was an opportunity to get shots of the islands from above.
Why are they 4D? Because the images used to give the 3D effect where actually taken seconds apart; TIME is considered the 4th dimension. A 3D picture is usually taken at the same time from slightly different perspectives; each photo representing the two different perspectives of the eyes. As I flew, one photo was taken for the left eye and 2 seconds later another was taken for the right eye. Unless the subject is completely still during the two photos there will be some evidence of time passing. Consider the images of the water flowing. Another example is the photographer and the newly weds. His camera moves from his chest to his eye between shots. The rest of the picture is a convincing 3D photo but his camera moving causes visual dissonance. This can then be played with by blocking the view of one of your eyes with your hand. Now move it to the other eye and back and forth. It creates the illusion of time passing in a simple loop.
The other effect of taking shots from something moving as fast as a plane is that you get more perspective between the eyes. Things at a distance such as that from a flying plane don’t seem to have much depth to them; everything just looks ‘far away’. With a little time to give a little more distance between shots for the left and right eyes a large amount of perspective is gained. If you think the mountains look miniature you can work out why. The two photos taken to make the one image are the same distance apart as the eyes of a giant would be.
A friend of mine recently told me that she loves the thought that somewhere in the multiverse there is another her recycling, biking everywhere, eating healthy food, and so on.
The Multiverse Theory is that there is an infinite number of universes, one for every possible scenario, and you are in one of them. For example, somewhere there is a you who isn’t reading this.
Most people are unaware that we have the power to live in these alternate realities. We steer our own course through the multiverses with EVERY choice we make.
We visit these places by using our imagination. When we are imagining we are tapping into a universe where that particular scenario applies.
The friend I mentioned is choosing a universe where she will be unwell. Next time you have a choice to make think of which universe you want to experience.