I am leaving my self analysis out of the mix today, except to share one more thing about my ‘i’ trait. Yesterday, I revealed that I was a procrastinator, with a tendency to pessimism and disorganisation, based on my little i. There is one more thing to share on that, and it is the fact that my i is so simple, without loops or any adornment. It shows that I cannot identify with my parents. Yes, they are both dead, but that is not it. I did not have a happy childhood, and by age eighteen, I had shunned them both completely. It is starkly evident in my writing. Who knew?
I am saying all this (and I will continue with revelations about me later), to encourage you to look at your own handwriting. Why? Because, we are deeply self-deceptive with ourselves, and if that is so, we cannot function optimally in the world.
Before we can offer something to others, we must know what it is that we are offering? We must be sure that we are not taking instead, without any return of the gift. Knowing yourself (really being objective about it), gives an opportunity to repair and heal that which we think may not affect us, but that is actually dominating our spirit. And we need to know it, and change if we are to move forward into a kinder world.
These short videos on Graphology will be well worth watching… About 6 to 11 minutes duration each. They say so much… More than we want to admit.
And one more for the writers out there… This one will interest you, because it is about creativity and the traits of great literary giants.
My handwriting sample is self-analysed, so I am probably biased, but then I know myself fairly well (or should do after a lifetime). Still, it isn’t comfortable for me to do this. Not everything is positive, and it really does shed some light on my character faults.
My Sample Page
MARGINS Margin placement analysis is quite complicated. I have simplified it here so as not to be too verbose.
Left Margin I have used a normal left margin of 15% of the page, which means I have equilibrium of a simple life, conscious order and harmony. The margin drifts slightly to the right as I descend the page, meaning I am trying to detach in an optimistic way from what I write, but it could also could indicate impulsiveness.
Right Margin My right margin is small at about 8% of the page width, meaning I am sociable, and an extrovert, but can also mean that I have a tendency to defend myself from others or outside influences. The right margin is irregular with one blank block (A margin ghost) that should have been filled with words. The irregular margin indicates that I can have out of control emotions, be ambivalent or disordered. The block gap (Margin Ghost) says that I might have fear about making decisions for the future.
Top Margin This is the relationship with the reader. In a non-header page, such as this, it is normal at 10-15% of the page. It suggests courtesy, good manners and self control.
Bottom Margin This is indicative of how writers move on in life (turning the page). Mine is slightly small, showing a resistance to change.
Letter ‘t’ Most of my ‘t’s’ are consistent, with a midline cross on the ‘t,’ which is reflective of balanced self-esteem. The slanting (left to right) vertical down-stroke is indicative of self control, reflection, objective decisions and actions. When crossing double ‘tt’s,’ I use a single rising cross stroke, indicating quickness and ingenuity. Notice the cross on the double ‘tt’ on ‘go-getter’ word. The cross bar is (unusually for me) placed almost at the top of the down strokes. It may have been a subconscious raising of my own expectations. High cross bars indicate high self-esteem, ego and achievement. Rebellion can also be a negative aspect, especially if the cross bar is above the down stroke. (Sometimes a company might want that, especially if they wanted a job applicant to expand their business. A low cross bar on the ‘t’ indicates low placed self-esteem or a person who has no goals (a warning to employers).
Letter ‘i’ I have a lot of inconsistencies in my ‘I,’ especially on the dot. The downstroke is direct and simple, showing a quickness for comprehension but also that I feel some limitation for resources. The light pressure on the dot, indicates a certain amount of mysticism, but dot placement is not very precise, sometimes missing (forgetfulness), sometimes left of its target, (procrastination or pessimism) , sometimes right (inattention to detail). Occasionally a slight concave jab appears (irritation). The solid dot represents loyalty. More on my personality will be exposed next post… but if you want to learn more about your own writing, this website is really helpful.
Did you know, that handwriting is better for your brain than typing? The art of hand writing uses all parts of the brain, whilst typing does not. So if you find your mind getting a bit foggy (does come with aging), try writing a diary. Pick a favourite pen and make it an artwork.
You likely already guessed that these signatures belong to Donald and Melania Trump.
What do you think these signatures say about them?
The angular strokes are sharp, unforgiving. Donald has a very jagged ‘D’ that is large and full of self importance, but also closes off in a series of jagged angles, suggesting he is unapproachable and dismissive. The last name, he has given slightly more importance to the ‘T’ which is taller than all letters, suggesting surname means everything to him, but both names start with large capitals letter suggesting self importance.
There is pragmatism and intuitiveness in both signatures, but Melania doesn’t use her intuition. She, unlike Donald, is patient (waiting for rewards). Both are ego-centric and narcissistic, but Melania is the more grasping and mean spirited of the two (narrower writing all squished up with little curled hooks). She has big emphasis on the last name, so it is important to her. Both are very family oriented but in a self-interested closed fashion, excluding outsiders. There are tendencies for anger in both, but Melania keeps hers to herself. The high, short cross bar on her ‘T’ last name, with a long descender on it and also on the last ‘p,’ suggest her intense materialism associated with her marriage to Donald.
Interestingly, both of them have simple block type writing for composition of general text. Donald tends to use capitals for all written notes. This is a man who means what he says, wants to shout it, and is full of self importance. He doesn’t want anyone to misinterpret what he says.
Our personality can say so much about our goals in life.
From an early age, most of us are taught to write. It is a requirement for expression within our schools and for interaction in society. We have all learned to join up our letters.
“As long as we are studying penmanship in school or at home it is a merely mechanical operation; we simply follow the copy-book or the blackboard letters written by the instructor, but after we have mastered the art of penmanship, we become independent and write and form letters of the alphabet to suit our personal taste and ability. Our hand then becomes the unconscious instrument of our brain and merely transcribes into letters, words and sentences, the active thoughts as they are formed…. We find just as many different kinds of handwriting as there are people.”
~Hugo J. von HAGEN
Graphology: How to Read Character from Handwriting, 1919
True Graphology, is a complicated business. It requires meticulous measurement using special rulers, statistical analysis, and a lot of time to analyse the handwriting of one individual.
Our personal script says so much about us… it is like a window into our soul.
I have only attended a couple of informal lectures on Graphology, so don’t know much, but I have learned enough that I can see that there is some merit to it by looking at my own handwriting. I include it here so that you can look at it too. It is a quickly produced piece so that my traits show up best.
Of course, I use unruled, plain white paper. There must be no guiding constraints to a true handwriting sample. Everything matters. The space, the style, the pressure, and even the choice of pen.
I will share with you on the next post what my handwriting reveals about me, but perhaps you can guess? Am I introverted, or extroverted? Am I generous or mean? Am I secure, or insecure? Can you rely on me, or am I self-serving. Am I ruthless or gentle?
Am I a world saving hero, or a shrinking violet? Do I want to be in your life close and in your personal space, or am I distant and uninterested? Do I care about you, or do I care about me? Am I fun, or a misery guts?
All will be revealed soon. I can tell you that I am not perfect! 😂
Graphologists have had a field day with most leaders and celebrities of the world. Their handwriting says so much about them… And some couples (in relationships) can have similar looking signatures. Shockingly so in some cases.
Have a look… Do you recognise this couple?
But some close relationships can also show opposite characteristics in the handwriting, meaning that we can either complement each other ( a positive relationship) or find conflict ( a negative relationship). Who do you think these signatures belong to, and do you see complementing each other, or conflict?
There are a lot of positive aspects as well as negative aspects to each characteristic writing style… It shows that we have a choice to be either positive or negative in our lives, and that is really important, because there’s a little wiggle room for change.
Graphology is not a science. It falls far enough outside of an absolute, not to be allowed in law courts (like the lie detector test). But occasionally, Graphologists might be called in to give police an idea of the type of person they might be dealing with in some unsolved cases. Writing traits can show the psyche of a potential criminal, and let police know what kind of person they might be investigating.
Our writing is unique, but so is our Signature…
Our signature is what we put out to the world to say who we are publicly (rather than our private image which is only shared with close friends and family). It is generally more stylized to suit what we wish to project, rather than what we actually do with the rest of our more emotive writing style.
What do you think that your handwriting says about you?
Watch this 2 minute video. It might help you decide.
When you woke up this morning, what was your first awareness? Was it a thought, a sound, bright light, what?
Mine was sound. I listened. Birds were singing; Blackbird, Crow, Finches and a Wood Pigeon. Not the dawn chorus, but enthusiastic nevertheless, at 7:00 am on a sunny morning. Next awareness, my husbands radio (always playing BBC radio 4) with the hourly news report. Then an airplane noise overhead. As I opened my eyes, light streamed in, forcing me to wakefulness. Blue sky and bright sunshine greeted me as I opened the curtains, listening to a report on the news to implement a plan to plant millions of trees worldwide to mitigate CO2 from the atmosphere…
Looking out the window onto tree-lined scrubby land filled with small brown butterflies and hover flies, it is hard to believe that there is a problem with our world.
If only all mornings could be this perfect for everyone?
One potato, two potato, three potato, four…
A game from my young childhood began playing in my head. As friends, we’d giggle in the playground, starting a game of hide and seek tag. “One potato, two potato, three potato four” … the appointed leader would use her rolled up fist to bump each of our own in turn… “five potato, six potato, seven potato, more… You’re it!” The eighth person that she chose, was ‘It.’
So ‘It’ would turn away and hide her eyes for a count of 10 seconds at a designated home base, while the rest of us ran away and hid. “Coming! Ready or not,” ‘ It’ would warn. She then used stealth, cunning and speed to find us, and tag us with another fist bump. If we got back to home base, we were safe from the tag. If not, we became the next ‘It.’ This endless game was social, competitive, fun and removed pent up tension from sitting too long in class. Even shy little weedlings like me enjoyed this game along with the extrovert types. We all got along, no one argued. When you were tagged, it was your turn to be the catcher. You were in charge, but only until you passed the tag onto the next person. It was fair, it was fun and we all adhered to the guidelines to participate.
A lot of those tags, turned into body slaps, with camaraderie and more giggles. We connected on a physical, emotional and mental level. If we were tired, it was OK to step away and watch from the sidelines, but we could join in again at any time. It was our game. We set the rules between us, and we all profited, increasing our awareness, speed, agility, and ability. There were no tools, no money, no betting, no corruption and no complaints.
Could the world work better this way, organising our leadership roles with a connected spirit? Certainly we need leaders but surely they should always be for the common good for all of us, and we should be able to choose who gets to be a leader at any time, while sticking to the same rules that we have all decided.
A reblog with kind permission from my lovely blog friend, Sue. I have not copied over her beautiful artwork accompanying this piece, so I encourage you to visit her amazing web site to see her beautiful photos, lovely posts and great insights.
The Post you will read below is one I posted Five years ago. Nothing much has changed in the world in regards to pollution and the way in which we are treating each other.
I can only do my own part in being aware of my own plastic footprint, growing much of our own vegetables and fruit and monitoring my recyclingng habits.
More and more I am retreating into my own inner world as I create and manifest the world I wish to live in as I leave this old programming within this Matrix
What brings me more and more hope now are how young minds are seeing just why they are a force to be reckoned with. As we see how from the very young their awareness of our destruction of our planet is echoing further afield rattling their voices upon the doors of governments.
When we Unite as ONE, we can see what can be achieved as we saw from the School Strikes for Climate, to the Students who protested new laws in Hong Kong fighting new Extradition laws to China.
When we wake up to our internal power of Unity Consciousness, the power within, which has the power to change our reality, you can see why so much effort is being focused upon dumbing us down.
We are so much more powerful than we are led to believe.
If you have a mind, use it to educate yourself to the realities of the World.
Change is constant,
It’s time we all Woke up, and Change begins first with changing ourselves.
Much Love, Sue
“There are many magical corridors. There are many Powerful Pathways. Beware those who would claim there is but one.”
Quote: Mary Summer Rain
Another dip into my thoughts as I sit with my journal.
While I try to keep my blog a Sanctuary for inspiration love light and peace. I am far from living in the land of make believe. And know that there are many wrongs which need to be put to rights.
I try to live in my own positive bubble, because I know only too well how easy it is to fall into Pits of despair for the sufferings of the world.
Being empathetic often mean we become over sensitive to the horrors going on. And if I’m not careful, images can replay in my mind for days as my energy reaches out to those suffering souls, as I feel their pain. But I also know that if I do not detach and reign in these emotions they will serve me no good. For eventually they will end up devouring me.
Even so as I look into nature I see how birds squabble and fight for their territory. Each of us are not without our problems. We all have to find balance if we are to learn and live in harmony.
But neither can I be like the ostrich and bury my head in the sand either. Too many peoples lives are at steak.
Getting Angry about certain situations solves nothing. For Anger only feeds those who serve those same darker forces enabling them more control as they exercise their fear tactics to be used upon the masses.
We all need to be mindful of what energies we are putting out into the world.
We do however need to Wake up to what the real world is doing. And as we rub the sleep from our eyes we need to open them and start and question. Let us stop being submissive in acceptance of what we are being told by those in power. Let us look at how corruption is being exposed by those who are the elite and seek out the real Truth amongst the constant lies spewed forth. Let’s utilise and use our greatest power, as we unify for peaceful solutions and open our eyes to who the enemies of humanity really are.
When I published some facts in previous years. I was often reluctant to press the publish button for the labels of conspiracy theories soon had their fingers pointing that I was some kind of nut.
I have always maintained. Never believe one word I say. But do your own research.
You owe it to your self and your family in seeking out the true reality of how this world works. And once you do. You’re eyes are guaranteed to Pop! out of your head.
Its time to stop being blinkered and speak up against the injustices of the World its time if you have a vote to use it. And its time to understand we are all of us connected via the matrix of energy we send out.
So sending Anger only creates more to boil over. What goes around comes around.
But neither can we pretend everything in this world is ok.
As we watch scenarios play out which are bringing yet more deaths through those who play War Games with their citizens lives. Using children, teenagers either through murders or kidnappings, to escalate their causes is despicable.
We can no longer be complacent as we allow those in power to play with our World.. I speak not just about the warring of nations,
But I speak also about the war against our Earth.. Look up people at our Skies Look into our oceans and look at what you are putting into your bodies.
I tagged this within my Mind Body Spirit section.
I hope you will be Mindful.
And I hope you see we are all One Body with that of our Earth.
And lastly I hope your Spirit moves you to Wake up and engage in positive actions where ever you are in the world, to bring awareness and to help heal the Earth and her people’s where ever you can.
I am returning to the subject of my first post here because I think Humans have the ability to understand how the Universe works and therefore how life itself works.
Fractals are the Fibonacci discovery of a pattern that applies to all life forms. Think of the infinite pattern as similar to a hologram. Each tiny piece of the hologram is a fragment replica containing the whole image.
We think of life forms as separate and different, but in fact on the molecular scale we are all the same, arranged from the same building blocks of life. Each molecule holds information that can create itself. It is no coincidence that we are made up of 70% water… for so is the earth. All life forms follow a set of rules that connect our forms in patterns already dictated by the universe itself.
So what does this mean for us everyday folks who aren’t mathematicians, scientists or amazing philosophers? It means that we must stop treating everyone and everything as separate from ourselves. This is the concept of God…a creator that holds us all in its own image. This is not a separate entity, but the all encompassing energy of everything. It is us, all of us. Human, animal and plant.
For humanity to understand fully how to incorporate this into everyday life, we have to forget the word ‘separate.’ For when we use that word, it creates ‘difference,’ ‘dislike,’ ‘fear,’ and other negative emotions that break down life, break down symbiosis, break down cooperation, break down growth. For too long, we have been told that we are separate from the animals, separate from the rich, separate from the powerful, separate from the poor or the other races; the list goes on.
We are all born and we will all die. This is the pattern of all life forms. We have, in the time in between, growth of our form, reproduction and family and an ability to feel a physical experience through our senses. Each and every life form depends on other life forms for food or existence in some way. This means that in order to be human, we also harbour other life forms within us (bacteria), and they, in turn have other life forms in them. The Planet…a living organism supports us all and the universe in turn holds the galaxies that hold the planets, ad infinitum. Time and Space is a human construct to describe our existence within the plane of our perceivable dimension of all that is. We know from infrared, x-ray and other wavelengths that what we experience physically, is not everything that exists. Time and Space is not a real form but an idea to explain to us our own physical experience and to give us a linear perspective of a non-linear universe full of different life that we cannot perceive.
All physical life forms are patterns on an energy information system that brings together everything that exists.
We are so connected, that a single thought form can be felt around the globe and even out into the universe. If we project fear, then we will see and feel fear. If we project war, then we will see and feel war. But if we project only love, then we will see and feel only love. It is that simple, and that complex.
We need to rethink how we live because the planetary system that we live in is changing. It may be that the earth becomes inhospitable for some life forms. We, as humanity, need to address how we are going to deal with those changes. Our old ‘separate’ thinking will not work now. It is time for our symbiotic nature to return. For us to feel everything in our physical plane. If we do not reconnect to our oneness then we will not know the love or joy or the bliss of everything. We will not exist.
What will a return to our symbiotic nature look like in a more down to earth world view?
Here are a few examples showing how to live a loving symbiotic life…
And finally… How Love can heal a broken spirit and bring back health and vitality.
These are not unique examples. There are many. Good stuff is around us everyday. Focus on the love and connection and forget all the negative thoughts. They will only separate you from the rest of creation. They will destroy the energy that is YOU.
Seventeen percent of human caused greenhouse gases, come from meat and dairy production. It is actually a greater figure than all CO2 produced by global transportation!
Posted by The Daily Conversation
But is it enough, just to reduce our animal consumption, or should we look at the compelling evidence that we need a Vegan future!
Animal and Environmental Ethics
On a previous blog, I mention the documentary ‘Earthlings’ narrated by Hollywood actor, and lifelong Vegan, Joachim Phoenix. ‘Earthlings’ is the definitive Vegan film on exposing the meat and dairy industry in the US. And while other countries may not have factory farming on such a broad scale, many of the same procedures occur on a smaller scale. No member of the general public is allowed into the kill sections of slaughter houses for a very good reason. It is horrendous to watch a fear-ridden animal that wants to live, face its painful death.
This filmed reaction of a viewer watching ‘Earthlings’ is an average reaction. It is a moving experience for anyone with compassion. Posted by Raw Vegan, Fruitarian, Michael Lanfield, it is worth watching if you cannot bring yourself to actually watch the devastating, but common images of the meat, dairy and egg industry.
Switching your food intake to a plant-based Vegan diet, (eliminating all meat, dairy, egg and seafood), is the biggest change with the most impact that you can possibly make to reduce climate warming, land and water degradation, extinction rates, deforestation, pollution, human and animal suffering, and war (often over lack of food and water resources). And It is the number one thing you can do to improve your own health. It can also cut the cost of your food bill while you continue to eat a healthy diet.
There is no downside to this change if you keep your diet healthy and balanced. You can even eat processed plant-based, meat-like products if you want, but they may cost a similar amount to having meat in your diet.
The United Nations has already stated that we need to switch to a plant based diet if we are to survive.
Australian, James Aspey, a survivor of thyroid cancer, has become a Vegan Speaker (on ending animal cruelty) with his own Youtube channel, but he is also one of an exponentially growing number of people who have improved their own health through a plant based diet switch.
Lots of new Ethical, Healthy Vegan Ready Made meals like this brand are appearing now on Super market shelves. So even if you don’t ‘do cooking’ you can still find nutritious Vegan options. And Vegan restaurants, holidays and lifestyles are all available now.
And new research is beginning to show that meat and dairy are actually toxic to our body.
Meat is a neurotoxin, Posted by 8/10/10 in London
And for when you have time, do listen to this amazing and life changing Cardiologist’s 1:20:00 hrs talk…on your likelihood of developing heart disease, diabetes, and other life threatening diseases on a meat based diet…and also look at doctor Greger’s work and videos too (links below)
Robert Ostfeld, Cardiologist and Director of a US Cardiology Centre. Posted by Jeanne Schumacher, ‘Plant Power’ YouTube channel
Elite Athletes and Hollywood Icons
You’d be surprised how many top athletes eat a vegan diet just to be at the top of their sport…Names like Serena and Venus Williams, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray, are all Vegans. Winner of the world Strongman competition is Vegan. Many top boxers eat vegan. Look at PlantBased News on YouTube for lots of informative videos on who is Vegan. And see their 100 countdown of awesome Vegan celebrities.
Top 2017 Vegans posted by PlantBased News
Making the change to Vegan
Eating junk plant-based foods is not advisable as it will lead to nutrient deficiencies…and ultimately a disease state, so you can’t survive on potato crisps, popcorn, and bread….there is a responsibility to eat a balanced fresh food diet to be healthy.
You do need to eat proteins (nuts, legumes, grains, beans, some veggies). You will need to supplement with Vitamin B12, a soil- based, active nutrient essential for our brain & nervous system which we do not get in our diet as we no longer forage and eat unwashed food like our ape ancestors. And you may need to supplement Vit D3 for bone health as we no longer spend enough time outside in the sunshine. Essential oil, Omega 3 can be obtained from flax and hemp seeds. The rest, you should be able to get from a ‘good’ Vegan diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, legumes, beans, grains and nuts. Just 15 grams of nuts per day will give you enough protein to be healthy. Eating Kale and other dark leafy plants, beans, whole grain rice, legumes and some nuts, sweet potatoes are all sources of Calcium. The key to health is to have a full, varied selection of whole plant-based food!
Meat and Dairy Industry Scare Tactics
The Meat and Dairy industry packers are worried that they will lose their industry and are fighting back with their political power and disinformation campaigns designed to scare us, but the smart companies will begin to think about how they can profit from exponential growth in the Vegan food industry.
Corporate Panick, posted by PlantBased News
There are so many online sources to help you buy, and cook a healthy plant-based diet. Just type ‘Vegan Recipies’ into a search engine and you will find fantastic yummy recipes. You will love the variety and the taste of your new diet. And if you are not into cooking, mainstream supermarkets are now starting to stock a growing variety of vegan ready made meals, and starting to label Vegan choices.
Dr Michael Greger, MD, author of Best Seller, ‘How Not to Die’ and distributer of free videos and research on how plant based diets affect us. I have followed his work for years and he backs it all up with science based studies…his short videos and reports are packed with hundreds of supportive reports for a plant based diet.
Vegan Junction list of Plant-Based Diet health professionals
Open Your Eyes – Toronto Pig Save posted by Bite-Size-Vegan
How not To Die – plant based diet by Dr Michael Greger Latest documentaries to look up
Carnage (only on BBC iPlayer)
The Game Changers
Eating our way to Extinction
What the Health!
Plant Pure Nutrition
And there are so many more resources out there ! Join the growing trend to make this a better world for everyone, by making the biggest difference you can when you shop for food. Pick whole, plant-based, foods and kick the ‘animal eating’ habit to be healthy, stop animal cruelty, and save the environment and reduce global greenhouse gases. What could be a more worthy goal?
Why not check out my blog here on ‘Why do We Hurt Animals?’
We are currently in illusory states of the mind that feed a loop of constant fear, anger, war and destruction, greed and depravity on our planet. It is making us and the planet very sick! And these thoughts are paralysing our ability to move forward to create a better world.
So where DO I go from here?
All You Need is Love sung by Glee
That might sound simple, but Love is an energy….yes an energy that transfers from every person to every other form on the planet.
Are you religious? Yes! That’s great, as long as you use your religion to foster love, care, kindness, hope and betterment for everyone and everything around us. If it does anything that hurts others, or our world, don’t follow it any more and find a religion with a humane philosophy that teaches only kindness.
I personally do not follow any religion as I believe all religions have the same founding principles. They all have great merit when interpreted correctly without egotistical human intervention. My belief is that we have a founding universal energy that is ‘Love’ and it is a governing principle energy of life itself. Without it, we die!
Children are born without our biases, without our perceptions, and without our self-created emotional shackles. I want you to watch this unique interview conducted outside the United Nations Offices. Please watch the whole interview with the articulate Max Loughan, a thirteen-year old Theoretical Physisist who has a wisdom that only 1% of us might only acheive in old age after a lifetime of searching!
What is God?
OK…I’m convinced 🙂
Video of Max making his ‘Free Energy’ device.
And here is Max’s achievement being tested on his Brother!
If you are astounded by Max’s intelligence and indeed his amazing grasp of existential laws according to theoretical physics, you will enjoy his interview about what has been termed the ‘Mandela Effect’ in which we have been shifted into a parallel universe by an experiment at CERN in the Large Hadron Collider. If this is true, we are already living in a world with different perceptions.
This is really exciting, because everything that Max believes, could be the theoretical proof that we can shift our reality, and perhaps have already done so. Could this be why our astrophysicists have started to find more planetary objects in our own solar system that were previously undiscovered?
Don’t scoff at this. Everything is possible and future events unfold according to our thoughts and deeds. It is time to stop the Egomaniacs who are turning our world into a dead planet.
Max certainly isn’t Egotistical. He is a bright human being who wants to help humanity. I hope he has a chance to make his ideas into actions and deeds that help humanity find a stargazing future.
Max’s plea, is for us all to become a ‘ripple effect’ of game changers on this planet.
You and I may not be Theoretical Physicists, but there are plenty of ways that we can personally change our world! Start by being unafraid to tackle what appears to be unsolveable problems in your life!
This TED presentation by Rob Stewart, director of ‘Sharkwater,’ and ‘Revolution,’ shows what can one person do…
“What Can I Do?” So we have two choices as I see it!
One can say these words with a negative shrug of incapability! That is the cowards way out! It is a death knell statement that inflicts even more misery on a dying world! And it ultimately will be our grandchildren and their offspring who will see the final hellhole of lifelessness on the planet that no longer supports our wildlife or humanity.
One can also say these words with a positive, hopeful tone and an eager attitude to do something, anything, rather than nothing. This is the brave approach to making the world kinder, more sustainable and species friendly across all life forms, and yes, recreate healthy ecosystems that maintain ‘Life.’
‘So What do I do?’ Well first, get off your couch and go look outside…that air, water, trees and plants (food) out there, it is what supports your life. If you cannot see these important things that you need to sustain you, then educate yourself now. Stop watching the time-wasting stuff and trivial hypnotising games on TV and the Internet (no educational value) and instead, watch every documentary you can about what is happening to you and all other life on Earth. Read articles and reports that people spend whole lives producing. There is some shocking stuff going on in the world just so you (like me, and all of us) can have material goods. And if you really think about it, you don’t actually need most of them to live a happy life! You just think you do because modern society has brainwashed us into becoming slave robots in a massive economic production line. Earning supposed life rewards are a treadmill of misery for most. End result of your toils – death.
I have included just a few good documentaries ( in a huge inexhaustible list) to start your search (see below). Then, you need to decide what you, personally, are going to do?
Some of the full documentaries may be free to view, so try a Google or Youtube search for the full documentary…
‘Earthlings’ directed by Shaun Monson (Earthlings Trailer)
‘Blackfish’ directed by Gabriela Cowperthwait (Blackfish Trailer)
‘The Cove’ directed by Louie Psihoyos (Official Trailer)
‘Cowspiracy’ directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn (Official Trailer)
‘Racing Extinction’ directed by Louie Psihoyos (Official Trailer)
‘Food Inc’ directed by Robert Kenner (Official Trailer)
‘The Ivory Game’ directed by Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani. (Official Trailer)
‘Final Straw’ directed by Patrick Lydon and Suhee Kang (teaser interview)
‘SharkWater’ directed by Rob Stewart (Official Trailer)
‘A Plastic Ocean’ a 2015 documentary by Craig Leeson and Tanya Streeter
‘Overburden’ a 2015 documentary exposing the coal industry (Trailer)
But if you can only watch one documentary right now, pick …
‘Revolution’ directed by Rob Stewart. (Official Trailer)
‘Revolution’ is a truly remarkable piece of work to demonstrate the implications of climate change. Shot in 2012, it indicates the urgency of dealing with the massive buildup of greenhouse gases and the effect on the ocean chemistry. His work shows clearly how close we are to annihilating ourselves along with all marine life. Five years on from its debut, his message is even more critical. It is currently available on Freefilms.Org
Rob Stewart died in January 2017. A young Canadian Biologist and film maker with a passion for life and saving our earth and the wildlife within it, he was making a follow-up documentary to ‘Sharkwater’ to expose such things as the Cape Verde (endangered) Blue Shark exploitation for cat food production in Spain. He was using a rebreather tank (to avoid bubble exhalation) and speculation is that there may have been some negligence by the dive team operators. He passed out and disappeared from view after resurfacing with another diver. After a massive two-day search encompassing many miles, his body was eventually recovered from the sea floor only 300 metres from the dive site. His family issued a lawsuit in late March 2017.
You can view interviews and a tribute to his amazing work here. R.I.P. and thank you Rob Stewart. Your legacy will continue.
Let us all be like Rob Stewart and start making a difference, because anything else is not an option!
He was not afraid to do the impossible, and he has changed attitudes world wide.
My next blog entry will start the task of looking for our way to a ‘stargazing future,’ for our ideal lifestyle for true happiness, health and completeness in the world. There is so much you can do, it just takes a moment for you to look inside your heart and find its kindness and to see what you really need from life! And you can make a difference to all life on this planet. We all can.
Our voices are powerful if we raise them loud enough. Our actions even more so. We need to decide to do the right things and stop wars, exploitation of the poor, ecocide of the planet and its animals, and start to live harmoniously. It is our choice…and I think we have come to the point of ‘It’s now or never!’
There is an animation called ‘Man’ by Steve Cutts, wwwhttps://youtu.be/jid2A7ldc_8.stevecutts.com that accurately sums up Man’s impact on planet Earth. This three and a half minute video is possibly the most damning portrayal of our abuse of the planet, its animals and its environment, for our own selfish gain. See for yourself:
What Will We Do?
It is up to man, (humans), to make reparations for the mess we have made of the Earth. Our planet cannot take any more of our unconscious polluting, killing, abusing or selfish lifestyle that we have adopted through all human history. We have become parasites, and when parasites are too numerous, they kill the host, which in this case, is the supportive, biodiverse ecosystem that gives us life. Earth.
The Gaia foundation commissioned Steve Cutts to produce this short animation as a wake up call to all of us on our constant demand for material goods. The lesson is clear…it might already be too late if we do not wake up! We must reduce our demands and our waste. See for yourself:
And, one of the biggest problems we have, is the sheer numbers of humans on the planet. If we are going to survive as a species and still continue to grow our numbers we really need to look at our eating habits, because our food choices are actually making the planet evolve to one that will no longer support life as we know it! It is sick, the temperature rising, and we are not doing anything to make it well again.
See for yourself: A Video posted by Socioecological Researcher on Youtube.
When Anna Breytenbach (Interspecies Communicator) asked a Sunflower buzzing with bees collecting nectar and pollen, ‘how it felt?’ the answer she received was, ‘The bees kiss me with their awareness!’
Many varieties of bees have existed on the earth since the first flowering plants evolved millenia before humans ever walked. They are some of the most social animals that exist but they are dying in numbers that are truly horrifying.
Martha Spivak, giving her Ted Talk in September 2013, shares her concerns:
The bee is not just an insect ‘without feeling or emotion’ as some of my friends have often stated to me. They do not sting for ‘no reason’ and they are not without compassion or intelligence. It is well documented by commercial bee keepers that bees communicate the location of nectar sources on a high level, they groom each other, cool and heat the hive together, and they sacrifice themselves for the good of the hive community.
I have often picked up drowning bees and let them walk on my hands drying themselves until they are fit to fly. I have never been stung by any of them.
Peter Nelson explains our relationship with bees in his video ‘Dance of the Bees.’
Recently, a cold and sudden winter wind blew foraging honey bees into the shade on my patio. The cold quickly disabled them (bees will die very quickly if their body temperature drops below 13.5 C) and they crawled helplessly, getting slower and more crippled by the extreme change. Some had already folded themselves up, trying to conserve what little heat they had but quickly becoming dormant bodies. I gathered dozens in my hands. Their stingers came out, but as soon as they felt the heat in my hands, and my damp breath trying to warm them, they stopped and became relaxed, their abdomens pulsing. I transferred them gently to a clear box, placing them on paper towel and put them beside a fan heater. After a few seconds, the strongest came to life, and immediately crawled over to those that had not. They put their mouth parts into the pollen sacks of the invalids and took much of the pollen, but they didn’t steal it. Instead they gave it back to the invalid by mouth and stimulated them with their antennae. There was much scurrying as all the bees revived each other and took part in this strange ritual… a caring rescue of saving their sisters and themselves. A short time later, after they were warmed and buzzing… I released them back into the sunshine so they could return to the hive.
We should learn that what we do to bees, we do to ourselves. The pesticides and herbicides are slowly killing them (something that will affect our health too). Commercial bee keepers take as much as 90% of the honey and pollen from hives, replacing it with high fructose corn syrup (a cheap and poor nutritional alternative) for the bees to use to feed themselves and developing larvae. The result is weakened bees that have no defenses against Varroa mites and bee viruses.
Without bees, a whole link in the interdepedent food chain disappears and we will have lost a very special animal. But worse, we will lose vast crops essential to feeding ourselves. It is time to be kind to the bees! Our future depends on it!
Finally, Michael Sutton sums up some interesting facts about Honey Bee Life in this amazing short video: