By Merrilee Baker The sun has just set, the birds are tweeting and there is a gentle cool breeze drifting through my window. I have just been watching a webinar streamed from the other side of the globe. I reflect on how quickly technology has ‘advanced’ for this to be possible. To be able to … More Can Focused Intentional Thought Reverse the Deforestation of the Amazon?
Nature spoke to me today. “I want a moratorium on all extractive industry and deforestation for ten years. Forget about GDP and paying state and country debt back, your debt is to me. Think of my request as an ongoing day like Nyepi, Bali’s day of silence. Each human connected by a magnificent web will … More Charter for Awakened Beings
How do we live our lives as the new story when the old one is still so entrenched, or if that is not possible how can we decrease the time between stories and fast track it? I am sure visionaries have many answers but I have only questions. Except I will keep envisioning the world as healed and the human race as compassionate and loving, connected to all beings. What have I to lose except despair? … More New form of communication needed. What will it be? Telepathy?
The great wisdom of the Indigenous people who are still connected to their ancient wisdom, lies in their ability to call upon a source greater than themselves. Collectively aligned we can do much more than as individuals. We can listen deeply and feel the vibration of others, and by our thoughts and connectedness help raise the vibrations of people around us. If we listen deeply we can re-wire and remember the Indigenous mind. We can reactivate it. … More Embodying the Indigenous Mind
..sometimes I prefer to be ‘just curious’ and have a go, rather than an expected outcome. You never know what you will find if you are open to whatever flows. … More Begin with the End in Mind?
It’s 9.30 pm, and I have finished writing a story for my blog. I check FaceBook and see a promotion for Pachamama Alliance’s Awaken the Dreamer course. I click, and get drawn into the wisdom within. The online course is 2 hours so although I was planning on winding down to get ready for … More Terra Wicha Journeys to the Heart and Lungs of Planet Earth
I am aware air travel uses a lot of fuel and emits tons of carbon dioxide. As a promotor of humans becoming a restorer species rather than a consumer species, causing more devastation on the planet, I consider being a TreeSister a top way to ‘pay it back’.
TreeSisters actions address at least two very high ranking “Drawdown” solutions; 1. Reforestation of tropical forest #5 solution and 2. Women smallholders (ranks as number 62) TreeSisters works with Indigenous women partners to plant the forests and empowers and educates them at the same time. Educating girls rates as solution number 6. … More Top tip for Global Nomads to offset carbon miles
Clare Dubois invited me to feel my grief along with her and cry for what we have done, for what we have lost already and what we stand to lose, which is life on this planet. Her whole body conveyed the urgency to sequester carbon by stop extracting and destroying (raping) Earth and to start planting trees. Hers is the most passionate plea I have ever heard. I could feel her grief. It reawakened mine but rather than a numb despair I cried healing tears as I walked along the beach…We can channel our grief energy to change perceptions; we can create change. … More TreeSisters journey to a Billion Trees
Changing the Story of Plastic As I sit upstairs looking out towards Mount Agung, the bubbling creek cascading into a pool of lilies, I can easily forget the rest of the world. Coconut trees wave in the breeze, the hen chuckles, and the white clouds are covered by thicker clouds tinged with grey and rain. … More Changing the Story of Plastic
It has been a while since my last post. I have been immersed in learning a compassionate communication and mediation technique called Non-violent communication and pondering travelling to locations in the world where wild life, landscapes and cultures are most likely to be exposed to radical change. The Pachamama Alliance game Changer Intensive provided insights … More Plans for Travel & House sitting in 2017