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Protect Our Environment

DSC_1471Mary’s message today is to protect our environment. Don’t pollute our oceans or throw things away. The garbage in our own city that people just lazily toss into our fields and the sides of our highways obviously thrown from a car. You are hurting Mother Nature with trash. Scott and I both raised our children to never throw things away like that. We are always are shocked in this day and age to see the mess that is out there and these children were not raised differently. Don’t forget to reuse, reduce and recycle whenever possible. Make sure you raise your children that way. If you see some trash pick it up and recycle  or compost  it if you can.  We are made from Mother Nature so we are all hurting ourselves when you don’t take care of her.

Believing Is Seeing . . . . And This Is According To Mary Magdalene (Lady Nada)!

Time to Upgrade?

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Do you just have to have “it”? Your brand of choice has just unveiled the fastest, or smallest, or thinnest, or biggest version of their new smartphone. There’s now a 3-d version of the TV you want…or maybe it’s now 2 inches larger diagonally…or ¾ of an inch thinner than what is mounted on your wall right now.

Do you feel the need to upgrade?

Maybe you want a fridge that syncs up with your smartphone to tell you when you need milk, or you a dryer that will text you when the load of wash is done. Did you know that diapers have sensors in them now that can send a message to your smartphone to let you know when your child needs to be changed?

I’m not saying that you should deny yourself the things you need, but what I’m asking is do you need the things that you want? And what happens to your discarded products? Where do they end up? Can they be recycled? Or only parts of them? What happens to the rest? Do they end up in a landfill somewhere…or in a third world country somewhere and it becomes someone else’s problem?

There was an interesting documentary I saw some time ago about planned obsolescence and seems like now more than ever the plan is in full swing. Here’s the link if you are interested. http://archive.org/details/PlannedObsolescenceDocumentary

We have been conditioned to upgrade. There was a time when you bought a household appliance (including a TV) and you expected it to last…20, maybe 25 years. There was also a time when you tell if your child’s diaper needed to be changed by paying attention…do you really need an app for that

And there’s another part to this…how are you paying for everything? It’s so easy to upgrade by using credit isn’t it? It’s become the norm…new technology is considered a normal cost of living which can easily be purchased on credit with an interest rate of anywhere between 7% and 36%. So what is the true cost our needs? It doesn’t even need to be technology related…what about the clothes we wear, or the décor of our home? Do we feel the need to change and upgrade because of fashion trends?

Mary has asked that we think about all of these things….what is the cost to us personally, to the environment, even to our mental health? Just things to think about the next time we go shopping.

Embracing an Earth Life Balance

Earth Life

In a recent message from Mary she showed me the natural balance of our planet as it was at one time.

As humans we worked within this balance. We had our own communities and we did what we needed in order to survive. We farmed, we fished, we hunted… but only what we needed. We drew on the natural resources around us to make life livable and comfortable. It wasn’t easy, and it was a true balancing act. We had respect for nature and our surroundings…and even though the term sustainability was not in our vocabulary at the time, we were living it.

But times changed and so did our greed… as well as our attitudes. Most of it was pure ignorance … we had a minimal understanding of the impact we had on our environment at the time. We simply wanted more…all in the name of progress, convenience, commerce and power. The next thing we knew we were polluting our beautiful planet and diminishing our resources at a rate where the balance would be changed forever.

I realize there is no going back to those days, but we must always keep nature in our thoughts…what are we doing to our planet? What could we be doing to lessen the impact of the way society lives today? What can we do in terms of reducing our carbon footprint? What can we do to reduce the amount of waste we produce? What can we do in order to conserve energy? What alternatives can we use when choosing products or services?

Here are a few suggestions (and there are many more):

  1. Clean with natural and harmless products such as vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda (look for aluminum free…here’s a link that talks about brand name baking soda and the use of aluminum http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/12/15/Baking-Soda-Used-to-Treat-Swine-Flu-85-Years-Ago.aspx )
  2. When you are sick try treating your body with natural and holistic options such as oil of oregano and raw garlic instead of buying cold and flu products from the drug store.
  3. Instead of throwing away unwanted items, try giving them away or donate to charity.
  4. Do your research before purchasing painting products or wood treatment products for treating wooden decks and fences….you might be surprised at what is out there and better for the environment.
  5. The usual advice: walk don’t drive…reduce, reuse, recycle…compost…use cloth bags when shopping…watch your energy usage…
  6. Vote with your wallet…contact your big box retailer and tell them you want greener products.
  7. Buy organic if you can. Buy local if you can.
  8. Don’t buy into the latest and greatest anything…it is all marketing…ask yourself “Is this something that I really need, or am I just being swayed by a marketing campaign?”.
  9. Be careful with plastic products. Convenient yes, but the health risks are still unknown…(there are over 200 chemicals floating around in our bloodstream because of the food, the packaging and products we consume).
  10. Research Holistic health options including dentistry….there are dentist who use x-ray machines that produce minimal radiation…so ask your dentist what they are using…also try to eliminate your use of fluoride…research is showing that this is not a healthy treatment option.

…anyway these are a few things off the top of my head…there are hundreds of other recommendations…the bottom line is be kind to mother nature and she will be kind to all of us!

…and this is according to Mary!