The Heart-Break of the Dakota Access Pipeline

Thoughts and prayers for those brave souls who are peacefully protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.  Thank you from all of us! I know a few people who left the Oil and Gas (O&G)  industry because they witnessed too many unconscionable practices.  When I worked at an Alberta division of a large bank, several officers commented that Alberta had been devastated by the open-pit mining and toxic oil extraction processes of the Oil Sands.  They said it was a horrible thing to witness. From
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Heal your Heart, Heal the Planet

"Some people think the plant-based, whole-foods diet is extreme. Half a million people a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme." Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn A new Oxford University study has determined, if the whole world switched to plant-based food by 2050, there would be 8.1 million lives saved every year by preventing Heart Disease and other heart-breaking illnesses like Cancer and
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The Gaia Theory

"Life, or the biosphere, regulates or maintains the climate and the atmospheric composition at an optimum for itself." James Lovelock, Scientist, Author, The Vanishing Face of Gaia I'm a huge fan of James Lovelock, and fellow scientists, Lynn Margulis, Stephan Harding (Animate Earth: Science, Intuition and Gaia) for their research to better understand the Earth's environment and for raising the alarm that we're facing a climate crisis. Dr. David Suzuki, Dr. Jane Goodall, Clive Hamilton
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A Culture of Greed

"The fault is our greed and if we are not willing to change, we will disappear from the face of the globe, to be replaced by the insect."  Jacques Yves Cousteau GREED is a challenge for everyone.  I become greedy when faced with lemon pie.  Seriously, I want the biggest piece even if you get less, or none. Greed is also rampant in our financial institutions.  Just five years after the onset of the global financial crisis, a recent study shows that the moral codes, rules and standards
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Remembering Friends

Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow When friends die, you realize just how unique, precious and irreplaceable they are.  In the midst of a tragedy, from our physical human perspective, the world can feel pretty lonely, empty and bleak without them. Thankfully, I keep being reminded that separation is an illusion, our spirits never die, and love is eternal. Last week
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Urgency on Planet Earth

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.” Gandhi There is an urgency to our situation on Planet Earth.   I've experienced the urgency first-hand and described it in my book, Diamond Lantern.  Recently, I saw several visions of our world's demise.  Physicist Thomas Campbell has also seen visions of the world's end. However, visions of the future appear while you still have time to change things. This past weekend at a healing retreat in Southern
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Vision of the Future

“The world is using the equivalent of about one and a half planets to support life on Earth.  Earth Hour was born out of a hope that this could change.  People are turning off their lights to signal their concern about the future of our life on this Earth.” Earth Hour 2013 Official Video EARTH HOUR starts on March 23 at 8:30pm. TURN OFF YOUR LIGHTS to signal your concern then turn the inspiration of Earth Hour into the actions of every hour. This past weekend, Tariq Sattaur, Director of the
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Baffling response to Arctic climate change

“Dealing with global warming doesn't mean we have all got to suddenly stop breathing. Dealing with global warming means that we have to stop waste, and if you travel for no reason whatsoever, that is a waste.” David Attenborough In a recent article, David Suzuki wrote that the Arctic may seem like a distant place and the consequences of our wasteful use of fossil fuels may appear to be in some distant future.  However, both are much closer than most of us realize.  The Arctic is a focal point
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Earth Changes

The following was posted on Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. Blog.  It's a compelling call to action: "Now is the time to exercise your power as a creator. Consciously. We constantly create. The world around us is the result of our thoughts. This is found in numerous Cayce readings—thoughts are things, mind is the builder, etc. Unfortunately, we have not accepted the deep nature of this truth nor have we accepted the responsibility of this aspect of our being. We have limited our vision to material
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How to Brighten Your Future

“Why worry when you can pray? He [God] is the Whole, you are a part. Coordinate your abilities with the Whole.” Edgar Cayce, Reading 2528-2 The 'Sleeping Prophet' Edgar Cayce lived in the USA from 1887 to 1945.  He could go into a trance and access universal knowledge from what is known as the Akashic records, a record of the past, present and future that is reportedly encoded in a non-physical plane of existence.  In trance, Cayce could answer any question asked. Thousands of his trance
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