Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
It is clear to me that we, all species on our planet, are headed for disaster. The climate is changing so rapidly, we can't do enough to stop it. The glaciers are melting, taking with them most of the major rivers of the world. The shorelines are coming inland, taking away habitat for an awful lot of us. Habitats for so many creatures are so badly degraded, all of us have to figure out new ways of surviving. Many of us will not survive these needs to adapt. I find that horrifying. And yet, what I hear is mostly silence. HELLO!!!
My need to break the silence and have the conversation about this lead me to at least be clear about the issues. All I could think about was how stupid humans are and felt that might not be the best way to start this conversation. I'm still sorting it out. This is how things are falling at the moment::
Everything dies; everything has an end. We are animals and now appears to be the time for our end (at least for a great many of us). Why does that have to include the end of so many other species?
People are wired in a way that makes it impossible for them as a species to evolve and makes them so unnecessarily destructive.
Is it so difficult to step back and take a look at the big picture? That all these environmental changes are going to deeply affect the lives of their children and grandchildren?
When conflict arises, why does it so often end in violence? Have wars of the past not been horrific and tragic enough?
Where are the honorable, loving leaders? Greed and a need for power cripples clear thinking, particularly in our leaders.
¨ Women’s rights
¨ Peace groups
¨ Safe birth control
Saturday, April 17, 2010
My landlady and friend, Sheila (second from left), invited me to a quantum-touch healing workshop at her cousin Malathi's house nearby. I turned her down twice, not being very keen on learning something that outside my realm of comfort. But eventually my secret interest in healing lead me to say Yes. We had a wonderful, yet very long day. To my delight, Vanya was to be our teacher, and another friend Malathi was also there. It was a two-day workshop crammed into one day. Our hostess Malathi is making a copy of a dvd for me so I can learn more. I liked that it was so physical, that it was so loving and could also be done distantly. It was a revelation to me that our innate energy could be channeled like that. Living and learning .....
Sunday, April 4, 2010
To make a long and discouraging story short, I haven't slept much for a week. The nights are painfully long since I have a hard time lying down without coughing. The doctor didn't talk about them, but I believe dust mites are the main issue, and that is such a life-altering problem. I think my asthmatic/allergic reactions began with the bedding we slept in in the U.S.*, aggrivated by living in a dehydrating, upholstered, enclosed environment travelling, then returning to a house that had been closed up in pretty intense heat for 5 weeks. Throw in the laryngitis bug, and for me it was "The Perfect Storm." My sense that I had found a place where I could be healthier has been shattered. How must I change my travel back and forth to the U.S.? Extremely, extremely discouraging. At least the healthcare, so far, has been easily affordable.
I know my health situation is at its worst right now and will get somewhat better. But, we're looking at getting air-conditioning, western washer and dryer, a cleaning person. Big, expensive things.
* In both places we stayed, we were very comfortable and well cared for. I just have an allergic reaction triggered by the presence of dust mites, which are abundant in mattresses, stuffed furniture, carpet, etc.