Suggestions for your own self-care during these turbulent times.
- Quiet time and staying centered are invaluable commodities.
- Invest in your mental and physical wellness. It is as good as money in the bank, maybe better.
- When making purchases remember the earth. Your money is a powerful ways of speaking out. Be an activist.
- Question facts. Not everything is as it seems.
- Find your passion. You being alive and also feeds the world.
Does nothing appear to be the same? Does much seem different? The weather can’t be predicted leaving us to become comfortable with the uncomfortable. That is just the beginning of a changing world. Changes can be observed in our schools, workplace, doctors’ offices and more. Our thinking is also changing. It is happening on a global level.
Not everyone wakes up and observes the changing world. Not everyone understands that the world is shedding its old skin so a new one can be born. Some people will not go back to old ways and are searching for, discovering, and demanding new possibilities/solutions.
People are waking up in places that might surprise you. For example, a small take-out food place that might be considered a hole in the wall, suddenly stops using plastic plates favoring more environmentally friendly ones that biodegradable. Plastic straws are no long available to customers and brown napkins made from recycled paper are available.
We are face crises that are physical, emotional, and spiritual. Myths are crumbling around us. Some include:
- Human dominance of over other humans, nature and animals are just a way of life.
- Problems will go away on their own.
- Consumption feeds the soul.
- Some humans are more valuable than others.
- Security comes in the from of monetary currency.
- Freedom is guaranteed.
New Questions Are Emerging
- What makes people successful?
- What constitutes a meaningful life?
- What does it means to take a different path?
- What does conformity really signifies?
This has become the new normal. Stop being surprised. Its costs spiral and so it’s devastating effects. Hearts are broken. Lives are destroyed. Ideas are birthed for a new world . Actions are taken . New possibilities and solutions arise.
Growing demand for a $15 an hour minimum wage continues, knowing that this is hardly a living wage. It is a highly charged issue.
They continue to be heroes and play a critical role in maintaining democracy. We need them more than ever.
Consumers need to read food labels and do their research. Labels can be misleading. Time invested in playing detective is well worthwhile.’
Farmers’ markets are not always a guarantee that food purchased is pesticide-free and/or organic. Even food vendors at farmers’ markets need to be scrutinized. Ask other vendors who they would purchase their produce from.
Wherever you purchase and consume your food, check in with your body . It knows what it wants even when you don’t.
Begin demanding better food. That means being willing to pay more for healthy food. Invest in the earth and its soil. Money well spent for everyone
Distrust and skepticism grow. Remember, not all you see, hear and read is real. Gone are the days when candidates can make empty promises. People start taking back their power by demanding that politicians start working for them, not the wealthy corporations.
The old male guard is changing. More women are elected to political office at the local, state and national level and are leading the way for change.
With the elections coming up this next year, expect a lot of surprises. Remember, it is a numbers game. For change to happen, voting needs to happen in large number.
Protests are here to stay. Protesters come from all walks of life. Momentum and camaraderie are built here.
Two simple words-not good. The question may be “How Soon?” How soon will the economy crash? If not next year it will be the following year. The economy is barely treading water. Many will have less. Many will learn to live with less. Some good comes out of the ashes of the “horrible.” For some it is a springboard for new ideas and creations. Sometimes people are most creative when their backs are pinned to the wall.
Give yourself the time and energy to invest in your creative talents. During these difficult times, these endeavors can be sources of comfort and personal expression. In fact, your creative talents are calling you to give birth. Connect with that part of YOU!! It contributes to great energy and to the peace on earth that so wants to be born and take over.