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This blog is the home of THE MAMALUTION! Calling all moms, grandmoms, sisters & aunts to tap into their instinctual & intuitive wisdom to save the day! It is time for our collective voice to be heard.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fear Not

Not only do we need to take back the planet but our minds as well! They are just as polluted as the planet - filled with all kinds of craziness, manipulated with fear based tactics and disoriented by mind- altering toxins. This "swine flu" is just yet another, among many, attempts to attack not only our bodies but our our psyches as well.

As a mother of 6 - I am extremely concerned about the future of the world, mandatory vaccinations, aerosol spraying, intentional pandemics and so on.... I do my best to stay in the present moment, learn from the past and prepare myself and my family for the future. This is part of what we are currently working out through mindful living and the practice of the art of living in community.

We stay busy with our day to day activities yet remain very tuned into what is going on in the world - we follow the mindset of the postings found on Natural Solutions and have been showing free films at our organic cafe to empower and educate. This past week we began meditating before the film to help make it easier to absorb the information without becoming depressed, apathetic or detached. It is about balance.

This is part of the lesson of living during these times - discernment, truth and integrity....not an easy path!

Get informed
www.GlobalHealthFreedom.org - http://www.HealthFreedomUSA.org

Together we are more powerful than we are alone.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A Day to Honor Mother Earth

I am Mother Earth. Earth I am. No divisions exist between myself and the Divine Mother whose resources are dwindling. It is both exhausting and exhilirating to be alive on the planet at this time.

Giving endlessly of ourselves as the ultimate sacrifice - without martyrdom. Are we merely reducing ourselves to Nothingness to be reborn again? How do we delicately balance the worlds of fear and love? How do we distinguish between faith and despair?

Staying present to the sensations of life. Feeling the searing pain of every mountain rendered from the curves of her body; gasping for breath as the trees continue to fall; leaving vast areas of clearcut scars across her surface; I quiver with each collision between science and nature in every cell of my being.
I am drowning from the crashing waves - left deaf from the pollution that fills my ears. Contaminated waters fill her veins and mine. I pause. We have drunk endlessly from her breast until the milk has run dry.
Here we are - clinging to parched desserts begging for rainfall. Acid rain scorches our skins; no longer barriers for the poisons that seep into my blood.
Are we participating in the extinction of our own species or evolving to the next phase in our consciousness? How do we hold both to be true simultaneously...better yet, how do we live our lives from a place of action while promoting peace and forgiveness in the world?

This Earth Day honor yourself. Feed your body organic food. Protect your children from the chemical laden lawns, GMO foods and synthetic fragrances that waft through our airs. Do it today and everyday and in doing so we give thanks to the Mother of us All.

Blessed Be Mother Earth.

Check out “What’s Your Big Green Lie?!” at http://www.biggreenlies.com.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Organic vs Local

Wow! All this talk about going local is great! The one problem posed for those of us living in small states like Connecticut is access to it (one of the motivations behind the state-wide delivery service we are launching!) And buying local ORGANIC can be even more challenging.

Which is better? local products drenched in chemical fertilizers or organic products shipped 3000 miles? Hmmm... In our family we choose organic over local but actively seek out as much local organic stuff we can get our hands on. More challenging in New England is seasonal availability as well...hard for those of us eating mostly raw food to live without avocados, oranges, nuts and seeds that aren't grown here.

The craze for LOCAL is going to push prices sky high in states where there is more demand than is able to be produced. We loose more farmland to development every day, yet more people are seeking out local growers. We need to begin to understand the relationship between us and the land. We need the land to grow the food and the land needs to be chemical free!
What seems outrageous to me is non-organic locally grown products that cost more than organically grown non-local products! That's just not right! The whole point of local is to make more sense. It's about access and growing the local economy. Yet, here in Connecticut the only ones that can afford the local organics are the country clubs and high end spas (unless of course we grow our own! - watch out Codex Alimentarius!) Kinda crazy living in a state where we have the poorest and the richest cities in the nation in such a small little area.

The bottom line is we should have access to BOTH! Be a WISE consumer - whatever you are buying! Always ASK QUESTIONS!Inquire about your farmers about their growing practices. Make sure to show your support for farmers in your communities committing to growing organically (even if they are not certified). Grow your own garden, join a community garden, start a seed swap or support a local CSA this season! Let's take the hand back into our hands! and let's support Michelle Obama as she does the same! Read on:

The Mid America CropLife Association (MACA) has a bone to pick with Michelle Obama. MACA represents chemical companies that produce pesticides, and they are angry that Michelle Obama isn't using chemicals in her organic garden at the White House.

In an email they forwarded to their supporters, a MACA spokesman wrote
http://www.lavidalocavore.org/showDiary.do?diaryId=1309 , "While a garden is a great idea, the thought of it being organic made [us] shudder." MACA went on to publish a letter it had sent to the First Lady asking her to consider using chemicals -- or what they call "crop protection products" -- in her garden.

This is CRAZY! Sign the petition telling MACA's board members to stop using Michelle Obama's garden to spread propaganda about produce needing to be sprayed with chemical fertilizers at the link attached. Go Michelle!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Healing Power of Water

A series of unending currents has washed throughy my life in the past two months since I last wrote...my 40th birthday has come and gone. The last chapter of my book written (conception) as I open myself to the next phase of birthing it out into the world (active labor).

In addition to my DETOXIFICATION birth day celebration (green drinks, sacred chocolate & my new infrared sauna - who knew you could have so much fun!), we spent many evenings showing and discussing the film FLOW (For Love of Water) - a new release that poignantly depicts the coming water crisis. Our eldest actively worked on collecting pledges for the Take Back the Bottle Campaign (http://www.thinkoutsidethebottle.org/)

If you haven't yet seen the film or don't know the details about companies like Poland Spring then now is the time to get informed. It is in the process of becoming informed that we send ripples of change out into the world. These ripples turn into waves that when we persist and follow our truths can change the tides for the future.