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My message of Love for Two-Thousand-and-Seventeen, Eighteen, Nineteen, and Twenty-something….

Is that humans really have to fast-forward and evolve

To get this ‘Self-Love’ thing moving

In order to save the planet and the future of all man/woman/animal kind

As our housekeeping skills are falling way behind

Coz really there is no ‘out there‘, there is only ‘within

And this is the real reason

For why there’s actually NO SUCH THING as separation, (it’s an illusion!)

For we are all made from the same stardust, atoms and carbon molecules

And therefore what one does to the planet, one also does unto ones ‘own self’, you fools

For if you spit, piss, pollute, throw rubbish on, destroy, over develop, or exploit the earth and Her animals

One mindlessly pollutes, destroys and exploits ones own self…

Because we are all in this together

As there is no place else in outer-space to go

And the same rule applies to other people

With both those whom one does, or doesn’t know

For what one does unto another, (either publicly or secretly)

One does unto ones OWN brother/ sister, father/ mother, son/ daughter, human family

It’s an interpersonal Dharmic, karmic, cosmic symmetry

Therefore Self-Love is absolutely key!

So as not to waste precious time taking things personally

But really focus on getting to grips with and better understand

How the concept of survival and self-love go hand in hand

For without it, there is no sustainable reality, no world peace, no safety, sanctuary, or Homeland

While with every new second, this world’s multi-billion procreative population ever-expands

For without self-love there is only ignorance and immaturity

Fear, deception and insecurity

A cognitive inability to move past competition, greed and jealousy

Which lets face it, is kind of creepy

Plus time is speeding up as the Universe also expands in accordance with Einstein’s theory of relativity

So we have no choice now but to ‘open’

To one’s divine human potential

To love, accept, forgive, live and let live, fully

For we are each of us Angels, with only one wing

And the only way one can learn to fly, or even just get by

Is literally by embracing

Each and every one another as one would like to be embraced oneself

A shared ‘Response Ability’ to awaken

To an awareness of the presence of ‘Love’

For although Love is the opposite of fear

What is ‘all-encompassing’ – can have no opposite!

I shall attempt to make this concept more clear

It’s an immense source of divine unconditional Love as an interconnected composite

For oneself, each other, the disabled, the young, the elderly and the LGBT community

Irrespective of spiritual path, faith, or origin of country

It’s available for both rich and poor, black and brown, yellow, pink and white alike

Whether male or female, child or adult

Including the animal, mineral and vegetable kingdoms; and the entire natural environment

For all life forms are from the same Source of Divine Love, its just the outer envelope that’s different

And so this amazing, beautiful, miraculous Planet we live upon

Deserves our very best

So let us share now in the natural perfection

And lay ignorance to rest

Lets refocus our attention

By tapping into a divine infinite intelligence

Love and gratitude is the enlightened way

Lets us make a difference, lets start today

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If you like this, you might also like:

Environmental Awareness – https://ipoem.co.uk/1995/06/03/environmental-awareness/

Earth’s Prayer – https://ipoem.co.uk/2015/07/15/earths-prayer/

September in the Park

 

I place two shiny new conkers in your hands

Commenting on how many leaves are gathering now under the trees, fallen to the ground

We count the grazing geese upon the green, (there’s more than fifty!)

And remark upon a fearless squirrel darting across our path with boundless energy

I let down our ponytails so we can feel the Autumn breeze in our hair

With the sound of the fountain spray upon the lake in the air

We stop to say ‘Hello‘ to a majestic white swan upon the pond who holds its neck so proudly

And over the hump back bridge we say ‘Hi’ to a crow changing branches in a tree

Whose slick black feathers shine iridescently

Then we see two little girls chasing each other around a playground

They laugh and shout: ‘you can’t catch me, you can’t catch me…’

On the way back we wave at our reflections in the window and pause briefly

Before I comb and braid your hair into a plait so very neatly

via Wednesday 28th September 2016 — Cat & Pat

Island Mentality

not yours

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

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gender equal opportunity or representation The Truth About Feminism – Gender equal opportunity and representation – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/janelle-ann-mccarthy/feminism-exposed_b_6781340.html
  • feminism
  • ˈfɛmɪnɪz(ə)m/
  • noun
  • noun: feminism
    1. the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.
    1. synonyms: the women’s movement, the feminist movement, women’s liberation, female emancipation, women’s rights; More

       
  • Origin, late 19th century: from French féminisme

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For as a nation we’ve come so far since the 1970’s innuendo days of: Benny Hill and Carry On Camping‘ 

Of not being allowed to wear trousers to school, or having to learn home economics, with shorthand and typing

Now women have ‘equal opportunity‘ to be who they want to be

The equal right to an education and gainful employment. The right to drive a car, show ones face, wear a mini-skirt, drink a beer and choose ones own faith

The right to fall in love and make ones own partnership choices, and-or mistakes

The right to decide whether or not one wants to procreate

And also the right to say: “No! I’d rather have a career actually,

Than give my life over to bringing up a family”

And it has absolutely nothing to do with Race or Religion

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race or religion

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It’s to do with how a male-dominated society regards, or disregards women

And how highly a woman regards or disregards her own self, and whether she is supported to devolop critical thinking and expand her skills

For when in England one is encouraged to behave like the proverbial educated English gentleman. Rather than the misogynist, sadist, controller, or narcissist

One is taught to temper ones own ego, and not become seduced by advertising illusions, aesthetics, or the Hollywood innuendo

Or bound by prehistoric male-supremacist conditioning

For it’s all about respecting oneself enough to respect other people, including ‘Women and Children’

(As well as young people, the elderly, the disabled, the unemployed, the LGBTQ’s community, the natural world and the animal kingdom)

Somehow, the World’s multi-cultures need to re-establish a balance of communal union. Like yin and yang, a complimentary co-operation

Empowered individual nations with their own unique identities, operating as a collective

So that this blue dot in the middle of infinity, can function. As a whole planet, starting with unlimited access to education

For both boys and girls, all men, and all women

To make better informed choices

So that women from under-developed countries, or dysfunctional families, can enter the work-place and support themselves without dependency upon a husband

Because do we really need even more new-born babies, when we already have so many displaced, unwanted or orphaned children?

When by the year 2024 the world population is predicted to have reached 8 billion?

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And for the first time, through the use of a And for the first time, through the use of a “probabilistic” statistical method, the Science paper establishes a range of uncertainty around its central estimate-9.6 billion Earthlings in 2050, 10.9 billion by 2100. There’s an 80 percent chance, the authors conclude, that the actual number of people in 2100 will be somewhere between 9.6 and 12.3 billion.

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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

For only social inclusion can accommodate diversity

And only Peace is sustainable

And actually it’s all about taking responsibility and allowing individuality

It is about connecting with an inner-emotional intelligence that respects the Natural World, and all life, including women and children, as necessary, equal and complimentary

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social inclusion

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For where we are now, is where we are now, it just is what it is. There is no going back to some nostalgic idealist memory, days of a former glory, we can only move forwards from here on in

And Britain is a tiny island, where the majority of its people are still clinging onto illusory memories of an empire long gone

Still with no effective measures in place for expansion, or cultural and social integration

You’d think we’d have figured that out by now seeing as we have such a long history since Roman Times, of immigration

But we’ve reached ‘crunch point’ and we literally can’t move forwards until such time we have a more progressive approach in place, that is humanitarian,

Otherwise ‘The Extinction Rebellion’ will not be the only rebellion

What is needed is a more integrated vision to assist ‘World Peace’

With more elevated thinkers in charge who can seek wise council

Without ulterior motive such as seeking financial gain, status-elevation, power, control or fame

Who are not singularly profit-orientated, but profit hand-in-hand with ecologically sustainable communities and futures. Built on humanitarian values

Repairing the family unit… But alas, is unlikely while the country’s decisions are fear-based and greed-driven

And not while Britain is so busy dis-integrating its once unified kingdom and exiting the European Union

For fear separates and love unites

Today the UK no longer stands united with Scotland or Ireland, and Britain’s dis-united Kingdom, whose majority vote to leave the EU initiated the crash of the GB£ overnight

It took two World Wars and 71 years to build the European Union

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 planet in 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

The left hemisphere of the brain cooperating with the right hemisphere

Northern hemisphere of the globe cooperating with the Southern hemisphere

And I don’t really see how the planet’s global ecological issues can be resolved individually

Only collectively, as a Whole Earth, One Planet, spinning through time and space

And what the planet needs is the united love and consideration of all her inhabitants in order to survive, otherwise no amount of referendums or exits are going to make a difference

And not unless the exploitation of the planet’s resources as a saleable commodity for profit and gain is a concept that is laid to rest

For eg: only ten to twenty thousand lions in the wild left!

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…

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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)

And what about the two plastic islands the size of Texas, known as The Great Pacific Garbage Patches, one for the West and one for the East?

  • 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 patch to another. 

Great Pacific Garbage Patch 5cf3f96e-8bef-404a-860b-e9e65b750c84

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And the bottled water industries and water exports of natural underground water tables, (no clean drinking water by 2025):

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  • 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.

water-pollution-facts

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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:

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  • 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.”

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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.

Climate experts say that the annual Antarctic ozone hole has expanded to a larger size compared to last year, but that it is no cause for panic Source: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Climate experts say that the annual Antarctic ozone hole has expanded to a larger size compared to last year, but that it is no cause for panic Source: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Not forgetting the space junk that’s colliding, exploding and falling to Earth, (no it wasn’t a comet)

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  • 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

space junk space-junk

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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

 

Align Right

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Artist’s Statement / Vision

I am an artist and a poet. My practice is about sharing personal truth, insight and revelation about the human experience inspired by life.

I attempt to do this through the written and spoken word, events and installation, multi-media, mixed media, and technology.

My objective is to extend an invitation to commit to the communication of wellbeing, self-love, inner-peace and connectivity, so that in the face of surmounting state austerity and corporate greed, where the quarterly profit margin is prioritised over and above family, community, human dignity and environmental sustainability, one can offer a healthy comparison.

This can be achieved by engaging in right-brain activities that reconnects an individual with a sense of innocence and play in order to rediscover and form new neurological pathways in the brain.

In this way, according to brain scientist: Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor; one can choose to ‘step to the right of one’s left hemisphere’ at any given moment in time, in order to run the ‘deep inner-peace circuitry’ that is characteristic of the right hemisphere of the brain.

In the words of Thích Nhất Hạnh: ‘Peace is every step’ however, in order to walk a path of ‘mindfulness’ (ie: left and right hemispheres working together) one must keep challenging one’s concepts of self-identity (left hemisphere) within the context of the larger scheme of things (right hemisphere), to move beyond old limiting programming and divisive stereotypical-labels such as gender, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, salary, postcode, elitism, etc. to redefine the boundaries of ones inherited cultural and social roles.

This constitutes a hemispherical union that initiates self-love and facilitates it’s outer expression as compassion and humility.

This is the true sense of the co-joining, dovetailing union between Yin and Yang. For Yin and Yang is not something out there, these qualities exist within ones own cranium. It is the perpetual dance of duality and polarity within the self and within each other. Love is unity. Fear is the division of unity.

In order for humanity to evolve humanity must learn to engage and apply both sides of the brain equally. Not one to the exclusion of the other, but both, to integrate the perspective of the ‘I’ and the ‘I am’ as part of the ‘Whole’, the ‘We are’, and the: we are all here now and in this together.

This is also the reason for why humanity appears not to have evolved beyond the multiplicity of the ego, and appears to be making exactly the same mistakes related to power, greed, control, self-importance, conflict and war etc., as it was thousands of years ago, because humanity’s decision making process is still dominated by the same left-brained ego-mind that operates solely from a place of self-interest and instant, short-term gratification, without engaging the vision for a long-term communal best interest that is characteristic of the right-brain.

As soon as we choose to come online to embrace and integrate the sensory nature of the right hemisphere of the brain, to support and balance our left-brain thought processes, humankind will make monumental leaps and bounds forwards, discovering and developing a plethora of new, exciting and inspirational ways to cement a deeper sense of communal responsibility, committed to finding ecologically sustainable growth solutions whilst healing old grievances easily and effortlessly.

Author and spiritual teacher, Marianne Williamson says that: “Righteousness means ‘right use’ of the mind and the only right use of the mind is love”.

And so I propose that this is how one can begin making heart-supported choices, by engaging our right hemispheres of our brains, (the sensory, feeling, center that connects the heart, tempers the ego and is committed to communicating peace) to balance and support our logical, rational, thinking left-brain, (the ego-mind that offers the incessant internal dialogue that can often border upon the tyrannical) creating an inner-outer union, rather than tension.

This union between the hemispheres is the process of becoming fully conscious, where the ‘Off’ becomes an ‘On’ and where the ‘Zero’ becomes a ‘One’. This is also how consciousness can spread like a wildfire virus, where whole countries can become united over night, just like switching on an electric light. Align Right.

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Research

  • Dr Jill Bolte Taylor – My Stroke of Insight:
    A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey (Published by Hachette UK, 2009)
  • Thích Nhất Hạnh – Peace is Every Step (Published by Bantam Books, USA, 1991)
  • Karen Lazar – Hemispheres: Inside a stroke (Published by Modjaji Books and Worldreader, South Africa, 2011)
  • Marianne Williamson – ‘The Law of Divine Compensation’ (Published by HarperOne, USA, 2012)