What is organic: how does organic solve a problem?
Organic solves the problem of diversity. When we grow thing in a monoculture meaning only one thing. All the diversity is wiped out. Diversity is important for the relationships to flourish to pollinate and promote the food web of all beings of which we are apart. When we grow organic we are not polluting that food web with chemicals and fertilizers. When we use materials directly from animals, plants, minerals for gardening we are apart of the the food web. When we use chemicals we separate ourselves and are destroying other systems. It’s really not necessary.
I look around and see all the destruction taking place and realize this is an outer extension of the accumulation of everyones internal turmoil of hurt, angry and loneliness.
When we process our feelings of destroying or destructive acts, we learn we are just acting out our loneliness or anger or hurt in what has happened to us. The act of Destroying is just how we feel in action in response to what has happening to us.
When we can curb our aggression toward others and the land, we can truly make change in the world. How would it be to treat the land ever so gently when we want to make a change. Visualizing and doing this is equally important as interrupting the destruction.
Which of these do we need to hear that will heal that old hurt? Below is the Ho'oponopono healing language that heals all things. Sometimes just saying all of them shows me which I resonate with and need to repeat often. My current one is I am welcome. Give it a try!
Oh Lasagna Gardening
I do it bit by bit
I think I started doing because the materials are free and work very well
just aliitle grass here some leaves there, add some manure
and suddenly the plant is flourishing
the summer really seems like the best time because the materials break down so quickly
This year I had a lot of successs with wood mulch, which doesn’t break down quickly but it sure does hold the soil moisture
Carbon gardening or sequestration has really opened my eyes to why lasagna gardening has become so important which is what I want to share with you!
in Texas carbon goes out of the soil really quickly due to heat. I add it (wood, leaves etc)a lot because mixed with nitrogen (grass, manure etc) they make a complete diet for soil development.
in essence creating a forest floor
How many of us don't feel welcome? Not at home, not at work, not at school.
When I look at it I realize I had a lot of fear growing up. I felt people didn’t understand or people around me had lots of feelings, that I took on as my "fault". I have carry this into adult life. I find it hard to feel I have a place in the world. Having feelings of not being welcome are widespread amongst everyone. They are universal. Everyone feels this in some way or another. So I hope when I heal it in me, I heal it in everyone!
The process of Ho'oponopono as I understand it is Hawaiian. Here are the words below that everyone needs to hear.
But how could you heal anyone by healing yourself?
When we heal our own emotional difficulties, we are able to heal everyone. We heal everyone by having the space for them thru our own words and deeds. Visualing them and saying these words makes a great ripple in the ocean of their suffering.
This is the truth: if you take complete responsibility for your life, then everything you see, feel, hear, taste, touch, or in any way experience is your responsibility because it is in your life. This means that dried up spring in the picture as the source of the San Antonio River, Trump, or anything you experience and don't like--is up for you to heal.
They don't exist, in a manner of speaking, except as projections from inside you. The problem isn't with them, it's with you, and to change them, you have to change you. "I know this is tough to grasp, let alone accept or actually live. Blame is far easier than total responsibility, Turns out that loving yourself is the greatest way to improve yourself, and as you improve yourself, you improve your world. Simply evoke the spirit of love to heal within you. This will heal what was creating the outer circumstance.
"The process begins with prayer. A statement of the problem is made, and the transgression discussed. Family members are expected to work problems through and cooperate, not “hold fast to the fault”. One or more periods of silence may be taken for reflection on the entanglement of emotions and injuries. Everyone’s feelings are acknowledged. Then confession, repentance and forgiveness take place. Everyone releases (kala) each other, letting go. They cut off the past (ʻoki), and together they close the event with a ceremonial feast, called pani, which often included eating limu kala or kala seaweed, symbolic of the release." – Nana I Ke Kumu (Look To The Source) by Mary K. Pukui, E.W Haertig, Catharine Lee.
I love this bee I found at the edge of the field where they are working on new construction at 45th and Bull creek. It's such a joy to see life even in such adversity. I struggle with talking about how this makes me feel, as do most everyone.
Things about this that make me angry?
A field stripped of its top soil, trees and vegetation; thereby eliminating any (bird, fish, insect) habitat, carbon sequestration holding or cooling air from the trees. I struggle with why we need another development. What we need more of is habitat, trees for carbon holding, cooling air, and top soil. but we live in a world where this doesn't seem to be valued or is it?
I value it! I know how much effort it takes to grow a tree or build top soil. I know I don't need a new development that brings more cars and less nature. How do I change this runaway rampant destructive cycle? I am just one person. We all feel this way, don't we? So right here right now this is what I propose:
1. Let's explore these feeling openly, honestly and loudly.
2. When you unleash your feelings and stop pushing them down, they come out and have a voice
3. When you have a voice you speakup when it is now needed!
4. When we all have a voice together the destruction gets interrupted
5. Let's talk to creation and ask what is needed, they want to help! (JOIN MY CLASS or here)
6. Love is the answer and the way
7. Greed is lack of Love, greediness is neediness or feeling a lack that you want to fill up
8. when you are filled with what you need you don't destroy
9. Really it's not outside of us that we need to change, it's inside! we need to love the destructive part of ourselves, the greedy part in everyone.
10. So let's practice. "I love you needy part of me that is never satisfied. Let me fill you up with everything you need today."
11. How can we practice this everyday in every way?
I wake up today with the hangover of a long week of bad news.
What do with the mad you feel?
What pushes my buttons about it?
I hate that I feel played by children in cages, women's healthcare in jeopardy, gerry-mandering.
I CAN stop reacting to these things designed to make me reactive, just to manipulate me.
They distract me, so I am used up for the other things that matter.
I have lived a lifetime of being second like every woman I know. I am done!
LETS CREATE A FEMININE WORLD TOGETHER!
What is so great is that we can decide to stop reacting now and reach for the feminine.
I woke up to this and decided to do my wonder woman stance. Put those hands on the hips ladies and feel your inner reserves and strength come forward to create.
Let's be like the sunflower and reach up to the sun with the many branches of our sisterhood.
I Breathe and do my wonder woman stance, I then cut sunflowers to take to my class for flower arranging.
Oh oak tree, how I love thee. Your strength and longevity. Your acorns for native people’s, you have feed countless generations. We stand on your shoulders. We survive because of you. How little appreciated you are. Many long lived trees are killed each year due to just mowing alone. Mowing compacts the soil and kills roots, especially Post Oak. It makes me weep to see another one lost. Mulch those trees you love and take care of them.
In this activity we make a blessing with the leaves from your yard. Its an old Dutch custom of blessing a house or barn with the geometry use of available plants and putting it on the front of the dwelling to bless it! I can help you make one.