God help you if men find you sexy, at least I’m not in Egypt, or India, or a Muslim country
That’s why I give thanks that I live in Britain. And that we are not steeped in pre-biblical traditionalism
That I wasn’t given away after my first period, to a strange family to begin breeding, cooking and cleaning for people I’d never met before, without my permission
And so my concerns are that with allowing so many eastern-immigrant and third-world countrymen into Britain without any kind of social, cultural, educational, orientational, integrational introductions…
As in a ‘heads-up’ concerning the Celebration of the emancipation and protection for women already domiciled in the United Kingdom
That they may bring with them their limited beliefs and a general disregard for women as lowly subservient, second-class citizens
Whom in their mind’s eye amount to nothing more than an object, or a possession
Bound by loyalty to centuries-old religious doctrines and cultural traditions, that without the proper preparation, adjustment, or decompression, that we as a nation risk application, maybe even transgression
Unless a nationwide awareness of feminism is acquired, an understanding that a deep respect for the independence and equality of women and girls, is already well established in the United Kingdom
What we need are free drop-in classes in English (the world’s Esperanto) and maths as this is necessary for the daily influx of new people, to bring everyone who may have missed out up to the same level
And community crèche facilities so that women can utilise their educations and have families without sacrificing their careers
Because the common illusion is that Britain can go back to how it once was, when it was great, when women stayed at home and only the men went out to work but Britain can never go backwards, it can only move forwards
We can’t go back in time, to a time when there was less world-crisis, less war, and less diversity, for there is more now than ever before, and pretending it’s not out there wont make it magically disappear
And I’m wondering how Britain can still be so Great? Having fractured the concept of social inclusion in preference of class segregation, by dismantling the NHS and making education inaccessible…. but maybe it’s not too late…?
To redefine the meaning of unity beyond the boundaries of the European community
Utilise this as an opportunity, to build global unity, turning ignorance around
Before the destablisation of the GB Pound drives our country even deeper into the ground
Because Britain is not a separate entity, no one country is, nor, no one person an island
Everything and everyone is inextricably interconnected, because separation is an illusion, a construct of the mind
For we are still one blue planetin the middle of infinity with nowhere else to go
This is ‘home‘, and therefore ‘Unity Consciousness‘ is the only way forwards, individuals as a collective, together
What we should be doing is regarding the sustainability of Nature as the way forwards to invest, for without nature we are nothing!
And how is the disunion of Britain and the dissolution of the EU going to help the dwindling population of the Lions, and the Rhinos, or the elephants, or the Limas, and the bees, and all the other endangered species…
Plus the en-mass deforestation, at the rate of two football pitches per second, we lose an area the size of New Jersey every year, to consumerism, (all trees are agents of anti-pollution, a major source of oxygen, and their roots also lock in moisture into the land)
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also known as the Pacific trash vortex, spans waters from the West Coast of North America to Japan. The patch is actually comprised of the Western Garbage Patch, located near Japan, and the Eastern Garbage Patch, located between the U.S. states of Hawaii and California.
These areas of spinning debris are linked together by the North Pacific Subtropical Convergence Zone, located a few hundred kilometers north of Hawaii. This convergence zone is where warm water from the South Pacific meets up with cooler water from the Arctic. The zone acts like a highway that moves debris from one patchto another.
It is commonly assumed that the world’s water supply is huge and infinite. This assumption is false. Available fresh water represents less than half of 1 percent of the world’s total water stock. The rest is sea water, or inaccessible in ice caps, ground water and soil. Crucially, this supply is finite.
And fishless oceans by 2048, where fish mistake degraded plastic for planton to feed on, and also of which there are 500+ toxic ‘Deadzones’ caused by animal sewage from factory farms, (instead of closed-loop farms), piped directly into the sea (instead of being used as fertilizer on crops), where nothing can live or grow:
Overfishing, habitat loss, climate change (yes), and pollution are driving numbers of most species into a faster and faster decline.
Everything in the ocean plays a vital role – think of it like the greatest balancing act ever, and everything involved depends on everything else to stay in sync.
“A large and increasing proportion of our population lives close to the coast,” said Worm. “The loss of services such as flood control and waste detoxification can have disastrous consequences.” As creatures that walk on land, we need the ocean pretty damn badly. But, “if biodiversity continues to decline,” says Beaumont, “the marine environment will not be able to sustain our way of life. Indeed, it may not be able to sustain our lives at all.”
And a massive hole in the Ozone, of which methane pollution is more problematic than emissions from all transportation combined, which also lingers in the atmosphere for up to 150 yrs, etcetera, etc.
Not forgetting the space junk that’s colliding, exploding and falling to Earth, (no it wasn’t a comet)
All human-made space objects result from the near-5000 launches since the start of the space age. About 65% of the catalogued objects, however, originate from break-ups in orbit – more than 240 explosions – as well as fewer than 10 known collisions. Scientists estimate the total number of space debris objects in orbit to be around 29 000 for sizes larger than 10 cm, 670 000 larger than 1 cm, and more than 170 million larger than 1 mm.Any of these objects can cause harm to an operational satellite. For example, a collision with a 10 cm object would entail a catastrophic fragmentation of a typical satellite, a 1 cm object will most likely disable a spacecraft and penetrate the International Space Station shields, and a 1 mm object could destroy subsystems. Scientists generally agree that, for typical satellites, a collision with an energy-to-mass ratio exceeding 40 J/g would be catastrophic. Source –http://www.forbes.com/sites/jillianscudder/2016/01/06/astroquizzical-space-debris/#5cc7326f3ec6
While everyone is just worrying and thinking about themselves, as we steadily turn our beautiful Planet Earth, our Garden of Eden, into a living hell
All our nations including the UK, the USA and European countries have been built on corruption and lies, that’s nothing new but surely in order to move forwards, these systems need restructuring with new improved values, so that they work in better more flexible ways, rebuilding them from the inside, bolting on each new section of the vision as one goes along… Thinking global not local
For when one votes from the perspective of ‘the self’ without taking into consideration the future of the collective, (ie) the whole nation, and how our nations effect other nations, and how everything is inter-connected just like the ecosystem, the unexpected and the unanticipated happens
Personally what I feel is needed are more active women in the community, who think and act like Jo Cox, from a humanitarian perspective, who live normal lives yet go the extra mile
It’s got nothing to do with lending one’s allegiance to a ‘Red’, ‘Green’ or ‘Blue’ party, competing just creates more division, it’s time now to try co-operation, and cross-party negotiation
Because it’s more to do with uniting one’s inner-self with the Energy of all creation to develop a softer internal dialogue and in turn cultivating self-love and self-worth, from a perspective of compassion, acceptance, forgiveness and tolerance, thus becoming whole on the inside, in order to contribute to the collective whole planet on the outside, making a difference by fulfilling one’s true potential
Integrity begins from within
Just like Peace and Unity begins within one’s own cranium
Providing protection and care, education and opportunity
Countries, nations or persons who persist in the subjugation of women
May not be considered as anything other than barbarian
And therefore underdeveloped, never to be taken seriously
By the community, or the super-powers of the West
For ‘social exclusion’ lacks ‘emotional intelligence’
And cannot be trusted as ‘Peace Keepers’
For Peace brings prosperity
Within a nation and between nations
Negation of ones own species can only be self-defeating, ultimately
Through a fundamental refusal to evolve
And indeed is all about cultivating greater self-respect
For the more one respects oneself
The more respect and compassion one has for everyone, and everything else
Women are people too
If we are going to see real development in the world then our best investment is Women
Written in response to Channel 4’s critically acclaimed foreign affairs series ‘Unreported World’ – ‘The Making of Egypt: Sex, Mobs and Revolution’, where men are being paid to sexually harass women at political demonstrations so that they wont take part and wont have a voice, and also where young women are regularly chased down streets and gang raped because young men, (even young educated men from well off families), believe that it is their right if they cant afford to get married, blaming their sexual urges upon how young and desirable a woman looks to them :: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/unreported-world/articles/the-making-of-egypt-sex-mobs-and-revolution
And in India where women are also considered to be sexual prey as in the recent Jyoti Singh Pandey case :: Pictures of the beautiful young Joyti here ::
And in the UK 2012, the Bishop of Bristol said he believes “the church will remain underdeveloped until women bishops are permitted” :: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-20572483 I believe that the Church needs to be seen to include females so that under developed nations may follow their lead and integrate their female population instead of what has become a normal practice of subjugation. Why is it OK for the West to stand by and do nothing while women are circumcised, denied education, career and vocation instead used for breeding to provide heirs (sons not daughters) who’s only purpose is a bed slave and unpaid carer / servant. How is that a life?
Beauty and innocence need to be protected, when did it become OK to exploit it? The correct attitude towards sexuality is one of Gratitude and Tantra, a divine experience where one may experience Godliness through union, but only if the sponsoring thought is Love, and with consenting participants, for anything less is emotionally retarded behaviour. Yang supports Yin. If Yang subjugates Yin, Yang subjugates its own self.
One of Sri Sai Baba’s sayings is: “The health of the nation depends on the mothers”which is why nations need to care for the psychological and emotional health of women whom become all of our mothers. Emotionally, psychologically or financially distressed mothers pass on their distress, sadness, fears and neurosis, ultimately the power is with the woman, if she can gather the confidence to assert it.
Write to the United Nations :: http://www.un.org/en/ copy and paste the above poem and ask them to intervene with the governments of Egypt, India, Palestine and other countries to ensure that preventative measures against sexual attack may be put into place, with consequences for those who continue to allow the attack and subjugation of women because this is 2013 and not the middle ages! It is time for change and the end of suffering.
Write to your favorite actors and directors in Hollywood. Tell them that inuendo is no longer funny and graphic violence in the name of entertainment is not helping women in under developed countries because the consciousness of their country’s men means women are treated as throwaway products instead of people. The media is the fastest source of influence in society and needs to be utilised more responsibly. We are not without power in the reshaping or our humanistic values. Treat others as one would like to be treated oneself.
Rooted, steadfast, embodied in a world of physicality
And without fears too, for the deserted drying
Of heartfelt words, or inspiration
Forever drawn to all my time spent, in dedication
For no greater pleasure do I feel, may’st I apply
Whilst chained, imprisoned, in this dimension
My only freedom, flight of soul, needs must express
Such a deep felt love, for all humanity
A curious quest, I cannot explain
Impression’d on high from an invisible plane
So sublime, that poetic craft
Is not required; for metre, or to rhyme
Unless such craft imply, inject, ripened hearts
With the jewel of ‘inner meaning’
Inner truth infused with love
All pervading and genuine
Connecting precious principals beyond mere words
Which seek to make whole thus human kind
In complete align
So that intelligent insights into our complex universe
May penetrate not only the heart, but also the skin and the mind
Whereupon tinsel-gilded illusions
May fall away into nothingness
Instead replaced by a delicacy and a gentleness
A refinement of the senses
Through an indiscriminate understanding
That the elixir of love
Is wisdom plus integrity
And connects us all
To every single living being, or entity.
I wrote ‘Elixir of Love’ in response to John Keats’ sonnet ‘When I have Fears’ which he sent in a letter to his friend John Hamilton Reynolds in January 1818.
‘When I have fears that I may cease to be Before my pen has glean’d my teeming brain, Before high piled books, in charact’ry, Hold like rich garners the full-ripen’d grain; When I behold, upon the night’s starr’d face, Huge cloudy symbols of a high romance, And think that I may never live to trace Their shadows, with the magic hand of chance; And when I feel, fair creature of an hour, That I shall never look upon thee more, Never have relish in the faery power Of unreflecting love!—then on the shore Of the wide world I stand alone, and think Till Love and Fame to Nothingness do sink.’
Yes, there is a holiness to the heart’s affections
When one is moved in purity and truth to love another
Or rather there ought to be a holiness
A recognition of the divine
An acknowledgment of ‘the spirit of creation’
A healthy respect for the holy union
Of two souls captured
With a mutual affection and bound
Without self consciousness to express
Such a delight of relatedness
It is still so wonderfully innocent
In an age where innocence is rapidly being obliterated by progress
In a world where nothing is sacred
And vulnerability is seen as an opportunity for exploitation
The heart’s affections then, must surely be the most sacred
In a world where nothing else is
And are to be honoured, respected and heard
For in listening to the inner whisperings of one’s heart
One may learn something more valuable and precious than gold
For to evolve through Love
Is the greatest spiritual teaching on Earth
To which one may aspire
From personal through transpersonal
To unconditional and universal
Emanating like the sun
Fostering life where previously there was none
An illumination of the soul
A massive deposit in the karmic bank account of destiny
A lifetime investment that can never depreciate, even into the afterlife
The true role of love is to uplift and inspire
Infectious like a smile
Like a virus of giggles
Like a sweeping epidemic of laughter and joy
A conscious choice everyday
There really is only One way forwards
This poem was inspired by hearing an adapted version of John Keats famous statement: ‘I am certain of nothing but of the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of Imagination‘ that he wrote in a letter to his friend Bailey (Full letter here) in the film ‘Bright Star’, about his love affair with Fanny Braun, directed by Jane Campion.