On the 21st of December many were expecting the world as we know it to end. Many hoped that the suffering that most of us are enduring would have ended. Unfortunately, people are still sick, bills are still due, and many are still unemployed.
This is not a blog of doom, but of enlightenment and encouragement. Life still goes on. There has indeed been a shift; a shift of consciousness. Many are beginning to ask questions and seek ways to improve or make their lives more fulfilling and happier. Life as we know it has and can change for those who seek change. As quoted by Mahatma Gandhi: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”.
We can change by changing our minds to be healthier, more prosperous, more loving, and more peaceful. We can seek a deeper insight with all that we have right now. We must all become activist for clean land, clean air and clean water. Everyone no matter what race, culture, or economic status needs and deserves a clean Mother Earth. We take so much for granted and carelessly waste what nature has given to us freely. The dumping of toxic waste pollutes our waters, air, and land due to our toxic wasteful habits which in turn causes us to be unhealthy.
For those that choose healthy lifestyles, we can begin by choosing healthier foods. Making sure that more greens (kale, spinach, collards, turnips), fruits, and other vegetables are on your dinner table, grown by yourself or local growers. Not only will this ensure healthy food for you and your family but it will also help empower local growers and help boost the economy tremendously while reducing our carbon footprint (less carbon emitted in the air from trucks transporting food). Make sure you read food labeling so that the unsuspecting will know exactly what they are eating. Drink plenty of clean water, and nowadays, a water filter should be in every household. The driving force of the foods industry are the people; supply and demand. When “WE the People” as a whole begin to change our way of eating, then the food industry and our environment will change in a positive way.
Equip yourself with knowledge to incorporate more natural options to your life by reading online periodicals such as; Natural Woman Magazine, Grist Magazine, Natural Awakenings Magazine, Natural News, and Mother Earth News. Support organizations who lead in education and environmental advocacy such as, Another Avenue Cultural Resource Center, EarthMatters Networks TN , National Resource Defense Council, The Sierra Club, Green for All, Nashville Urban Green Lab, and Tennessee Alliance for Progress. Staying informed will help you to make healthier choices and decisions for yourself and your family which will ultimately help improve and conserve Mother Earth.
Finally, to be healthy requires a healthy mind, body, and spirit daily lifestyle. Surround yourself with positive thoughts, people, and activities to help stimulate and bring balance to your life. Chefs and natural healers make the transition easy with easy recipes, Universal practices, and information that are easily accessible on the internet. Dr. Jeff Menzise (J.Menaq), Djehuty Ma’at Ra, Dr. Dr. Llaila O. Afrika, Chef Ahki, and Queen Afua, to name a few, will help you get started as we embrace this shift and move into year 2013.
"The world will not be destroyed by people who do evil, but by those who watch them by not doing anything”-Albert Einstein
Enjoy life and live healthy and happy!
Peace, Love, and Light!