Healing : I’d like to call this the “Sublime Healing” Edition … The Weekly Newspaper #7 Susan’s Editorial Saturday September 26th, 2020

Welcome to this week’s Newspaper | The “Sublime Healing” Edition !

How do you heal a world which seems to be in such a mess of chaos? Well, we’re coming into the long awaited new Age of Aquarius – and the energy is going to be all about the enlightened individual, understanding that taking personal responsibility heals the whole of humanity. In today’s edition we’re featuring different but harmonious healing methods: Ho’oponopono, Zen, Buddhism and my own approach to healing “Mother”: all our articles this week will help many of us new to  the various different forms of taking another step to awakening for our own spiritual path.

Personally I’ve also taken a “flyer” with Teresa Hawkes’ article “One Religion to Rule Them All”: not focussing on Religion or Politics embodies detachment for me — but the United States is at a crucial point in its spiritual journey … I like her unique writing style, and here we have it!

So, I’m proud to say this is the first “Healing” edition of The Kindest Revolution Weekly: lead articles are “An Interview with Ihaleakala Hew Len” by Cat Saunders, Ph.D., and “Thich Nhat Han on Healing the Child Within ” used with kind permission of Lion’s Roar. And the featured video in the body of the paper is Ihaleakala Hew Len “Who’s in Charge?”.

As usual in the video section: Astrology by Acyuta-Bhava Das  | Tarot card readings for week of September 28th for each Astrological sign by the amazingly gifted Ali | Vegan cooking by Gaz at Avante Garde Vegan | And, setting the energetic feeling-tone with our music videos shared by World Peace.

All the video content in today’s edition is intended to keep us in tune and in touch with the power of art, beauty, music, wisdom . . . all Divine Feminine energetic expressions of compassion and gratitude for our mission of being “outrageously kind” [especially to ourselves and planet as well as each other]!

We go to press today with yet more valuable contributions from the “I Declare World Peace” art movement [check the photos section] .

Hit the subscribe button under the top banner in my By-line [ newspaper.thekindestrevolution.com/ ] to get the weekly paper into your email inbox on Saturdays, and all your donations are most welcome as blessings which will help the Newspaper thrive!

With outrageous kindness
“Live well yourself, live well with others and our Planet”
Susan

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Healing Inner Hurt from the Mother

Often the healing is in “loving the mother inside” … in the heartspace.

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Healing Deep Hurt From our Mother’s Lack of Commitment to Life at our Birth.

I should explain what I mean by “Healing Inner Hurt from the Mother” and what I mean is that we can experience a deep inner hurt resulting from our mother’s lack of commitment either to our own birth, or the circumstances of her life at our birth.

It’s probably still a bit taboo to admit that we can experience a hurt as deep as this in our life – because it there has been a deep taboo about talking and feeling in this way about our own mother. And this is especially true in Ireland, this taboo is still powerfully strong. But the reality is that many of us feel hurt and experience being stuck in life and relationships and it’s coming from our mother’s feeling for us at our birth.

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Living with Flow is Living Powerfully: with “The Song of the Universe”

 

Life, and the world, challenges me no end . . . and my resources. So, as a Teacher of Ancient Eastern Wisdom Paths to Liberation I delve deep, I practice, teach and trust.—Susan

We’re at a moment in Eternity. And like Gandhi who when toughly challenged to be inspirational and responsible turned to Baghavad Gita, Song of God, I turn to the Song of the Universe – the Mother of Existence’s presence in all things: flow of our Nakshatras. The answer always lies within the question, as we say in Zen: and of course, yoga and zen had the same roots.
I turn to the Song of the Universe – the Mother of Existence’s presence in all things: Flow

The “moment” we are at collectively as Humanity, is the end of the age of Kali Yuga. This has been a dark age of Technological power, and not of Yoga power, which has left us dependent and vulnerable. The power I’m talking about comes from attaining the Divjne Focus we need to live with our Soul Force, Truth Force or Love Force for creating, as both Gandhi and Jesus called it.

Existence tells me, there are always cycles and we always survive and thrive again as Humanity. What happens at the end of the ages is what is happening now . . . but I had to research to find out and make some sense, so I could come up with teaching and practice to realise my own purpose, and show the way. It’s my own Karma.

At the end of every age [in Western astrology roughly every 2,150 years] the Great Teachers come – think of 500 bce onwards when Buddha, Zoroastra, Mohammad and laterly Jesus all came to prominence as teachers and guides: the teachers point the “way”, they all have their own techniques and we do the “work” as individuals. They distill the wisdom of the passing age for the future generations. What happens then at the start of the new age is, there is a creative flowering speaking of our “language of rebirth”.

In essence what happens, historically, is a return to innocence which is what the Ancient Wisdom Teachings teach us.

 

 

The “return to innocence” is the experience of awakening, at Guru Chakra, Divine Principle: our individual buddha mind.

What Teachers are fulfilling as their purpose is to distill wisdom to show us where the hope for Humanity is. Hope is in the quality of innocence which comes from the maturity of making our choices with discernment, with the result of building strong psychic defences which protect us by being able to live with, and not to try to control, the power of nature: existence flowing through us: Flow.

To live with Flow is to trust, to believe in the mystery in all things. My challenge as a Western Teacher in Ireland [most of the time] made me research. So I’ll explain, our Karma, and Karma of the Planet is changing, and Karma shows us where the hope is. I discovered that the Guru Chakra [third eye] of the Planet is mobile and moves at the changing of the ages – wherever this Chakra is globally is about the distilling of wisdom, and where the teachers are drawn to. The mobile Earth Guru Chakra is moving right now from Giza/Mount of Olives to this longitude here in Europe [Ireland]: Karma of the Planet is changing, and teachers here are faced with lack of commitment to practice from students, yet with a need to document our teachings for the future.

Kind of tough on a daily basis, and my own challenge has led me to daily practice and offering teachings and support with the whole of Yoga and Zen, in the rhythm of the “Lunar Mansions of the Goddess”, our Nakshatras – the daily, weekly and monthly flow of our Lunar astrological cycle.

 

 

My own enlightenment came from Ayurveda but not as commonly understood in the West: I looked to Astrology, Goddess and Flow. I started living with, and teaching from the experience of our Nakshatras, the lunar cycles of experiencing the energies of the “Mansions of the Goddess” – so, as we know, qualities of existence flowing through us individually on a rhythmic daily and monthly cycle. There’s another story here . . . for another day.

I’ll give you an example of a few days’ flow from a week last year: and the teachings and supports I offered – we had 3 days of Moon in Libra, typically a time to “sit on the fence” waiting in the realm of thought and air for clarity, and always with the aim of moving into harmony. Then we had a Karmic “lull” with the moon aspecting deeply Karmic Pluto, and I always say “we’ll sit with this” . . . then coming into Scorpio Moon, energy of the deep feminine, with the experience of freezing everything out to go deep for clarity. The teaching I offered was: Under the Libra Moon, Balancing our Being. Under the Scorpio Moon, we nourished the Spirit with devotion to practice in Ancient Yogic teachings and Mantra.

What actually manifested in the reality of our world was: GDPR “day” was under Libra Moon. I found out I’m “blocked” from my own Master’s blog on India’s SpeakingTree, as they sat on the fence then temporarily blocked Europeans [freezing us until they deal with it]. And the “Yes” vote to repeal the Irish Constitution for the feminine issue of legal pregnancy termination, had a landslide under a Scorpio Moon with a Karmic lunar “lull”.

I didn’t finish this article until we were out of the Karmic “lull” and into the culmination of the Sagittarius Full Moon: an energy of stepping in/stepping out.

 

 

Humanity always has “Hope”: it’s the redeeming virtue that holds together the fibre of the Yuga, ensuring the continuity of material life. For me, I live with the daily rhythm of the Flow of Existence. And I’ll remind you, the reader, that Ancient Eastern Wisdom included Vedic Astrology’s role historically in India. It contained the wisdom of harmony in the community and relationships, as well as precise timing for agriculture: planting and harvesting.

I’ll leave you with an insight into our corporate and industrial lives. Can you imagine the amount of stress that could be avoided if a work team knew not to launch a new Social Media initiative right on the cusp of a 5 hour Karmic lull, when famously and frustratingly we know technology just does not respond? The potential for positive planning is limitless.

Our power is limitless, as long as we respect and revere Flow.

 

 

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Sustainability : Simple and S L O W … The Weekly Newspaper Edition #6 Susan’s Editorial Saturday September 19th, 2020

Welcome to this week’s Newspaper | Sustainability : Simple and S LO W !

When I first had a realisation of the simplicity and slowness of life intrinsic in sustainability, I could feel the numinous quality of Essence at my cellular body-level. I was living on a beach on the East Coast of Ireland and writing a book which seemed like a strange kind of a book 22 years ago, with my own healing story plus self-care and “recipes”. My own intelligence and intellect were sparked and stretched, with new openings of the head, or awakening: the articles in this week’s edition encompass how far we’ve all come as interpreters of simplicity and slowness: Niamh Traynor’s story is that of a YouTube Creator with 15 million views to date and also reprinted here from Heartward Sanctuary is an enlightening view of our healing process during Humanity’s journey through crisis and breakthrough: all our articles this week will help many of us new to  the various different forms of taking another step to awakening for our own spiritual path.

So, I’m proud to say this is the second “Sustainability” edition of the Kindest Revolution Weekly: lead articles are “Sustainability: Simple Living and the Fairyland Cottage Story” by Rose Mason, and “What if the Virus is the Medicine? ” reprinted with permission of Heartward Sanctuary. And the featured video in the body of the paper is the incredibly powerful “The Earthing Movie”.

As usual in the video section: Astrology by Acyuta-Bhava Das  | Tarot card readings for week of September 21st for each Astrological sign by the amazingly gifted Ali | Vegan cooking by Gaz at Avante Garde Vegan and Sustainably Vegan | And, setting the energetic feeling-tone with our music videos: The Eagles “Peaceful, Easy Feeling” and Lynard Skynard  “Simple Man.” Also delighted to introduce you to Niamh Traynor’s Fairyland Cottage video ”

All the video content in today’s edition is intended to keep us in tune and in touch with the power of art, beauty, music, wisdom . . . all Divine Feminine energetic expressions of compassion and gratitude for our mission of being “outrageously kind” [especially to ourselves and planet as well as each other]!

We go to press today with yet more valuable contributions from the “I Declare World Peace” art movement [check the photos section] .

Hit the subscribe button under the top banner in my By-line [ newspaper.thekindestrevolution.com/ ] to get the weekly paper into your email inbox on Saturdays, and all your donations are most welcome as blessings which will help the Newspaper thrive!

With outrageous kindness
“Live well yourself, live well with others and our Planet”
Susan

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Living with Zen Values

Living consciously with Zen in your life is very much about living moment-to-moment in awareness and simply being true to your own nature. This way of Zen enriches your life and helps you discover your full potential: and as you live this way, your life becomes deeper and fuller.

Here are three simple steps along the way:

 

Live with Zen Values

In living consciously with Zen, we live with the values of purity, tranquillity, harmony and peace.

Immerse yourself in all your actions, with these values, and your life becomes an art. Treating your life as a valuable art becomes your way of living life consciously.

We do this with wholeheartedness in Zen. The first step comes from within, wholeheartedness toward yourself. In fully accepting yourself here and now, you discover your true self. In Zen, the true self is One with the Universe.

 

 

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 You value your true self and your true nature: giving yourself first purity, tranquillity, harmony and peace wherever you can. Then you can direct what you value wholeheartedly to the rest of your life: to relationships, work, activities, and home. Then you can experience what Master Lin-Chi meant when he said: ‘Nothing is missing.’

Lin-chi realised that the everyday, sincere and ordinary human being lacks absolutely nothing and he helped generations of Zen practitioners discover that the Way of Zen means being true to your own nature.

The only goal is harmonising with the Whole.

Add Contemplation to Your Life

Certain masters at different times in the evolution of Zen have taught that sitting in a stiff meditation posture is too painful to the body and for a true experience of the nature of Zen in one’s life, contemplation and living in the present are all.

A very simple way of living consciously with Zen, moment by moment, is to start your day contemplating the Four Noble Truths:

May all beings be happy

May all beings know joy

May all beings be free from suffering

May all beings know peace

 

Then you can extend your time in contemplation on a daily basis, maybe with a walk outside: feel the ground under your feet and the air on your skin, breathe consciously and experience aromas, warmth from the sun, the cool breeze. Experience and be in the moment.

The only goal is living with a pure and magnanimous heart.

Bring the Sacred into the Day

For me as a teacher sitting Zazen is the essence of living consciously, living daily in Zen.

Zazen is sitting Meditation. Za means ‘to sit,’ and Zen is tranquillity. In Chinese, the character Za is a picture of two people sitting on the earth. This means we have to sit Zazen with others – not just with other people, but with all beings. You might be on your own when you actually sit, but you are not alone in Zazen . . . . To sit Zazen, you open yourself to the Universe. You are sitting in harmony with humanity, the Whole.

In essence, the principles of Zazen are simple. We learn the posture, and the breathing and we practice in silence with a regular routine. So, there are three basic points to Zazen: first is harmonising the body; second is harmonising the mind; third is harmonising the breath.

You’ll probably find when you first practice that your mind is busy; and you’ve been told that sitting Zazen makes your mind calm, so forget any expectations you have about Zazen and just sit.

This way, you are learning the nature of your own mind.

Meditation enriches your inner spirit and grounds you firmly in a conscious way of seeing and living life, guiding you to your potential…as you discover that emptiness has great potential.

There is no goal. Only being.

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Astrology : But Not As Most Of Us Know It … The Weekly Newspaper Edition #5 Susan’s Editorial Saturday September 12th, 2020

Welcome to this week’s Newspaper | Astrology : but not as most of us know it!

 

When I personally came upon some of the varied and rich forms of Astrology, I could feel the numinous quality of Essence. My own intelligence and intellect were sparked and stretched, with new opening of the head, or awakening: the article reprinted here from Constellation News as our lead article this week will help many of us new to  the various different forms of Astrology to take another step to awakening for our own spiritual path.

So, here is the first “Astrology” edition of the Kindest Revolution Weekly. And the lead article excerpt is “Indigenous Astrology and the Celtic Wisdom Wheel” by Gaisheda Kheawok, reprinted with permission of Constellation News. And the featured video in the body of the paper is an interview with Moses Siregar on Vedic Astrology for Westerners by Acyuta-bhava.

My own article “Healing the Earth’s ‘Third Eye’ ” will give you a deeper understanding into some of the “Why, How, and What?” of energetic changes happening right now in Humanity’s experience of our Earth’s journey through time.

 

 

As usual in the video section: Astrology by Acyuta-Bhava Das  | Tarot card readings for week of September 14th for each Astrological sign by the amazingly gifted Ali | Vegan cooking by Gaz at Avante Garde Vegan | And, setting the energetic feeling-tone with our music videos: Hair “Dawning of the Age of Aquarius” and Seal “Crazy.”

All the video content in today’s edition is intended to keep us in tune and in touch with the power of art, beauty, music, wisdom . . . Divine Feminine energetic expressions of compassion and gratitude for our mission of being “outrageously kind”!

We go to press today with yet more valuable contributions from the “I Declare World Peace” art movement [check the photos section] .

Hit the subscribe button under the top banner in my By-line [ newspaper.thekindestrevolution.com/ ] to get the weekly paper into your email inbox on Saturdays, and all your donations are most welcome as blessings which will help the Newspaper thrive!

With outrageous kindness
“Live well yourself, live well with others and our Planet”
Susan

 

 

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Healing the Earth’s “Third Eye”

 

Those of you who are in a regular mind-body-spirit practice are aware of and in tune with your own Chakras. Our Planet also has Chakras: energetic gateways to higher consciousness of the Earth.

 

The Earth’s “Third Eye” Chakra

So, as our own personal Chakras are psychic gateways to higher energy and our potential Divine vibrations, the Planet also has these energetic centres and vibrational gateways. This is how Heaven and Earth align.

There are 7 major Chakras [and also “Earth Stars”] and more minor energetic lines which run all over the earth in line with waterways and power lines.

Six of the Earth Chakras are pretty fixed. I say “pretty fixed” because change is a constant, paradoxically, and in the time-frame of our understanding for this concept, we are talking in Ages or Aeons – not about what happened last year or will happen next year.

One of the Earth Chakras, however, “moves” locations: it is called the mobile Aeon Activation Centre which carries the energy at the dawn of a new Aeon. This movement happens between Ages – again not overnight or in a couple of years – and the transitional period between Ages is usually 50-years or so. The Ages themselves, Aeons or Yugas, last for 2,200-2,500 years. This mobile energetic centre is the Earth “Third Eye” or Guru Chakra. It is in transition now.

To give some background to the Earth Chakra locations:

One, Base Chakra: Mount Shasta, Northern California;

Two, Sacral or Sexual Chakra: Lake Titicaca:

Three, Solar Chakra: Ulura and Kata Tjuta, Northern Territory Australia:

Four, Heart Chakra: Glastonbury and Shaftesbury, England:

Five, Throat or Life Chakra: Mount Sinai and Mount of Olives, Middle East:

Six, Third Eye is the mobile Aeon Activation Center: my thinking is it was located at Kashmir, India in one Age. More recently the Great Pyramid, Gisa, Egypt.

Seven, Crown Chakra: Mount Kailas, Himalayas, India.

When the “Third Eye” or Guru Chakra as I prefer to call it moves, it transitions West by one-twelfth of the Earth circumference. It has been predicted that this new location will be Glastonbury in England.

I don’t think so. And on asking many spiritual initiates over the last few years, I’m not alone in thinking that. The “Third Eye” of the Planet wouldn’t be in the same location as the World “Heart” Chakra. They have different purposes and energetic qualities. And I do suppose that the estimation for the “Third Eye” moving to Glastonbury is simply because of lack of knowledge of the energy in the ancient land of Ireland.

Ancient spirituality in the land energy of Ireland is massive, and yes it has been blocked for a long time – issues mainly having been about immaturity of the masculine energy and suppression of the Divine Feminine.

And this is why I prefer to call the third eye Chakra “Guru Chakra”, because the energetic principle at this Chakra is Guru Energy or the Divine Principle: the meeting of Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine energies at the point of your own Divinity within. It is here that we raise our awareness to Wisdom, understanding the evolution of consciousness: and use the power of discernment in making choices.

You are reading this, so I presume you understand how we’re evolving. We are collectively raising Kundalini, healing Earth Karma, working with Shakti, power of nature or “Livingness” as I call it.

We are progressively more aware of and able to master our own problems and difficulties, again collectively and individually – and recognising the individual becoming the master is part of our unfolding in this transition phase.

Because we practice, teach, offer therapy, coach or live and walk the Divine path, we live in knowledge that what we do is keep the energetic channel open within for Divine Communication.

The full unfolding and integration of our wisdom at Guru Chakra is mastery. Self-mastery and the skill to be able to solve our own difficulties and problems with higher knowledge and thinking, working on a higher intuitive and skillful level that requires wisdom.

Ireland is the Planet’s “Third Eye” Chakra

My reasoning behind prompting the understanding of the land of Ireland being the new Guru Chakra energetic center for our Planet is actually quite logistic as well as historically, spiritually and energetically based. If you knew that the Chakra was about to move West by one-twelfth of the Earth circumference, and that Glastonbury England is such a massive world power centre, then it’s quite a small leap to make conceptually. However, in terms of physical radius, it is actually only 250 miles west to the island of Ireland. Hardly a “Spit of the Goddess” [as they say in Egypt] on the face of the planet.

Living in West Cork, South West Ireland, it is a felt experience for those of us in tune, spiritually toned up and living with the energy experientially.

This knowledge, culture, spiritual wisdom has been embodied in the land of the island of Ireland longer than is often recognised. However, it has been suppressed, blocked and abused also for a long time – probably for the whole of the dark age of Kali Yuga and 2,500 years of the shadow of the Divine Mother.

For the Earth Guru Chakra to awaken here, there is healing to be done. The healing ways seem to me to be happening by the opening up energetically of Mother Earth.

Healing is Happening Now

There is broad-sweeping change and healing happening. To the rest of the world I do acknowledge that this will seem quite behind the times. Truth to be told, yes it is, but obviously the time is now.

Indicators of change and healing are showing the energy of the immature masculine energy which has dominated culturally and spiritually for so long. These are examples currently in Ireland:

Issues of Child Care are being highlighted and addressed – with need for more accessible and affordable Creches. Healing of the housing crisis and homelessness is forefront – absentee owners with empty properties are being made accountable along with landlords being held responsible to meet their legal obligations for rental tenancy standards. And the awful, gut-wrenching issue of the young mothers who had to give up their babies in the un-aptly named “Magdalene Laundries” and “unwed mothers homes” coming to light with the discovery of mass baby graves.

Perhaps the picture I paint in words is not the usual one of the green island and the happy Irish diaspora celebrating St Patrick’s Day across the planet. But the way I choose to feel empowered about what I do, is to say to myself that I recognise the need for and teach the ways of holding the space for deep feminine healing to take place. This includes holding the space for men to “come home to their own hearts”.

Healing is Happening, Chakra is Moving

The age we are in right now as Humanity is one of transition from dark to light. It’s probably going to take another 50 years.

So, what I am writing about here is not a “temporal” issue . . . not just of our time in terms of a few months or years, but it is a sign of metamorphosis. Metamorphosis is a one-way process – so not like the annual cycle of a plant, but the not-going-back change of the Chrysalis-into-Butterfly.

For those of us in practice, or teaching, training, coaching [whatever our vibrational level is right now, and how that is manifest in your life] our role in easing the transition would obviously seem to be: “hold the space” with inner strength and restore balance.

o Project your own stability onto the Earth.

o Merge your own inner balance with the collective.

o Keep your own inner channel open to the healing of the Divine Mother.

o Hold the space for the Planet.

And most importantly, distill the wisdom we have brought together, for the future, so the light can be carried forward.

Pranams to the Mother, my teacher.

Namaste to you, Susan

 

 

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Growing : Humanity’s Chance to Open Hearts, Heads and Hands for Hope … The Weekly Newspaper Edition #4 : Susan’s Editorial Saturday September 5th, 2020

Welcome to this week’s Newspaper: Growing : Humanity’s Chance to Open Hearts, Heads and Hands for Hope.

 

When I came upon the lifework of two Indian luminaries, both multi-dimensional teachers who’ve gifted Humanity with an amazing legacy of written, spoken word and sheer hope—Gandhi and Dr Vandana Shiva— I could feel the numinous quality of Essence. Both sparked my intelligence and intellect, and were important in my own opening of the head, or awakening: the extract used here as our lead article this week will help many of us new to  “Growing” as a first step to awakening for our own spiritual path.

So, here is the first “Growing” edition of the Kindest Revolution Weekly. And the lead article excerpt is from Satyagraha for a Sacred Economy by Dr Vandana Shiva, reprinted with Dr Shiva’s kind permission and in her words with “Gratitude for a Legacy of Freedom”.

My own article “Organic—Pure Love Unencumbered—A Call to Action” will give you a deep dive into the “Why, How, and What?” of living an Organic lifepath, with an outline of both spiritual and historical foundations … it’s a calling!

As usual in the video section: Astrology by Acyuta-Bhava Das  | Tarot card readings for week of September 7th for each Astrological sign by the amazingly gifted Ali | Vegan cooking by Gaz at Avante Garde Vegan | And, setting the energetic feeling-tone with our music videos: Stevie Wonder “I Want to Come Back as a Flower”, and “I Get Up” The Teskey Brothers.

All the video content in today’s edition is intended to keep us in tune and in touch with the power of art, beauty, music, wisdom . . . and Divine Feminine energetic expression of compassion and gratitude: as Dr Vandana Shiva says, “Gratitude for a Legacy of Freedom“.

We go to press today with yet more valuable contributions from the “I Declare World Peace” art movement [check the photos section] .

Hit the subscribe button under the top banner in my By-line [ newspaper.thekindestrevolution.com/ ] to get the weekly paper into your email inbox on Saturdays, and all your donations are most welcome as blessings which will help the Newspaper thrive!

With outrageous kindness
“Live well yourself, live well with others and our Planet”
Susan

 

Organic — Pure Love Unencumbered — A Call to Action

To write about my love for and devotion to living an Organic lifepath, is to write about Essence and living close to Source – and it feels like being held in the hand of God/Goddess, it is that expansive. So, as I usually do in my writings for you, I’ll try to get right to the essence.

I was literally “called” to the path – and I do call living organically a lifepath and not a lifestyle. My own mother’s “alternative” beliefs and practices she had learned from her mother, a Scottish artist and spiritualist-medium from a well-to-do family. I always say I’ll be forever grateful to my mother for introducing me to yoga and yoghurt in the 1960’s!

Organic living is a positive choice. I say it’s a “call to action” and the action is love. The benefits of Organic, therefore, simply are all the spiritual and emotional benefits of inviting positivity into our life and the bonding we experience of living alongside like-minded people which of course, as we know, has immense physical benefits for our bodymind systems and making them a more comfortable dwelling place for our Spirit.

“Organic” is also known as Biodynamic after Rudolph Steiner’s visionary beliefs and practices, and it refers to food that is grown with reverence for natural rhythms and cycles, without the use of toxic chemicals, synthetic pesticides or fertilisers and also to our self-care products and home goods [cosmetics, body oils and cleansers and cotton bedding linens for example].

As simply as I can say, here’s a rundown of history, philosophy and tradition of the Organic movement and benefits for self, culture and humanity.

When did the Organic movement “start” and why?

Dates reported vary, depending on who is telling the story and from what angle, but in our recent history we can trace a starting date to the early 1800’s when it was first realised that traditional manure fertiliser could be substituted by some mineral salts:  in 1840 German Scientist Justus Von Leibig developed a mineral plant nutrition theory.

The Organic movement is not only plant-based, and includes any food grown by farmers who use renewable resources and who emphasise the conservation of soil and water, thereby enhancing the quality of the environment. Can you feel the love?

What first ever grabbed my attention about Organics/Biodynamics was that it was returning Europeans and British on homecoming from India in the first half of the 20th century who brought Organic farming, gardening methods and knowledge with them . . . ancient roots began spreading globally from Mother India.

Ancient traditions: Balance

I call India’s renowned scientist and eco-warrior Dr Vandana Shiva the world’s “ecological Saint” and she speaks and writes constantly on the ancient roots of “Organic”. To truly get in touch with these ancient roots Dr Shiva advises going back 4,000 years to discover traditional practices both in India and China.

And, digging deeper still Dr Shiva says: “Organic farming is the oldest agricultural practice, was practiced even more than 10000 years ago, dating back to Neolithic age by ancient civilization like Mesopotamia, Hwang Ho basin etc. “

Do these dates stir anything in your memory? 4,000 years ago we know as the start of the ages of Patriarchy, leading to the epoch of descending moral virtue for our world and humanity. 10,000 years ago the prevalent culture extending geographically from the west coast of Portugal, throughout Spain and France, across Europe almost to the eastern coast of Russia and south to India/China, was the Magdalenian or Matrilineal culture which was the culture of Goddess/Mother or Divine Feminine.

At source of all “Mother/Goddess” based cultures is a reverence for a Divine life-giving Essence, which leads to balance resulting in all men and women thriving equally.

Benefits of growing, eating, living organically are benefits of “Mother”: harmony with nature, diversity, knowledge intensive [rooted in wisdom] and a holistic approach. And to remind myself of all of that, I use this mantra: “I am a living being, on a living planet, in a living universe.”

Memory, vision and Organic: Unity

I mentioned Rudolph Steiner, his methods and vision . . .he was an early 20th century Spiritualist-Scientist-Educator-Forerunner with an understanding of Cosmic Memory. From reading his writings and knowing people who’d benefited from his education system I’m convinced he could probably “see” the cells of a human body as living organisms of the Cosmos, much as the Ancient Indian Siddhars could. His Biodynamic methods use bio-rhythms of the Earth, Solar rhythms and Prana, light and life-force and of course planting, growing and harvesting of plant-food by the rhythm of the Moon cycle. He understood the story of Humanity as a Philosopher and Scientist of Living Energies. He practised Unity: or Humanity as “one”.

In 1924 Rudolf Steiner presented the first organic agriculture course to a group of over one hundred, including farmers and others in Poland.  His “Spiritual Foundations for the Renewal of Agriculture”, published in 1924, led to the popularization of biodynamic agriculture in Germany, probably the first comprehensive organic farming system. It was based on Steiner’s spiritual and philosophical teachings: Anthroposophy.

Harmony with the whole: Flow

Organic living is living in harmony with the whole: embodying flow. Organic growing flows with Moon cycles . . . Moon prana is as important as Sun prana. This lunar cycle teaches us to be at peace within  and thrive with the human birth, growth, death cycle inevitable for all of us.

What else living with our daily flow does for us as humans is, instead of constantly being stretched out, drained or stressed out by time demands it offers a return to health, wholeness and meaningfulness in time . . . .  accepting seasons and not accepting tasteless, modified fruit and veggies forced to grow unnaturally out of season or natural habitat.

Daily direct experience of Divine Presence : Love!

For me living an Organic path is essential to living with zen on a daily basis – being with the Immanent experience: experiencing Divine presence daily in everything living. Organic is a living close to Source, bringing a clarity of understanding which is where our strength is as a human being. It’s about making an incredible choice and choosing the power of living positively with pure love of the Divine Mother flowing unencumbered.

You know, we’re here to be happy and Organic living is about being a better, happier human being.

 

 

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“Buddhis: Opening Budding Hearts” … The Weekly Newspaper Edition [#3R – “R” for Rebirth] : Susan’s Editorial Saturday August 29th, 2020

Welcome to this week’s Newspaper: Buddhis | Opening Budding Hearts.

I call the generation now aged between 18 – 24 years “Buddhis”, and they’re an age group who haven’t grown up with the concept or the energy of “Mother” aspect of Divine Feminine.

When I came upon the Zen teachings of Osho, multi-dimensional teacher who has left an amazing legacy of written and spoken word with the world since his passing in 1990, I could feel the numinous quality of Essence. He sparked my intelligence and intellect and was important in my own awakening: the extract used here as our lead article this week will help some of our “Buddhis” with first steps to awakening for their own spiritual path.

So, here is the first “Buddhis” edition of the Kindest Revolution Weekly. And the lead article excerpt is from Born With a Question Mark in Your Heart by Osho, reprinted by kind permission of Osho International.

The Book Review this week is “Tales of a Shaman in the Making: The Awakening of the Self” by Katie McLaughlin — a multi-dimensional teacher, healer and writer who is committed to helping others of her generation open up to their own spiritual path.

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As usual in the video section: Astrology by Acyuta-Bhava Das  | Tarot card readings for week of August 31st for each Astrological sign by the amazingly gifted Ali | Vegan cooking and food by Immy at Sustainably Vegan and Gaz at Avante Garde Vegan | And, setting the energetic feeling-tone with our music videos: Stevie Wonder and Pavarotti “Peace Just Needs to be Free” and an amazing world-collaboration on “The Weight“.

All the video content in today’s edition is intended to keep us in tune and in touch with the power of art, beauty, music, wisdom . . . and Divine Feminine energetic expression of compassion for the beautiful beings of our “Buddhi” generation.

We go to press today with yet more valuable contributions from the “I Declare World Peace” art movement [check the photos section] .

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With outrageous kindness
“Live well yourself, live well with others and our Planet”
Susan

 

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