I haven’t been posting for a while. A … little thing happened to me that turned my world upside down. There’s many words you put to why … but lets just say, the Holy Spirit knocked me off my horse. I’ve been trying to blog about food and alternative, healthier ways of living, and I will continue to do so … but … I can’t do it anymore without mentioning Spiritual Food from time to time.
I was studying Vipassina Buddhist Meditation (… be still and hear My Voice…) and then, like in every spiritual tradition I’ve attempted to undertake …. I “stopped too soon.” Initially I went deep, but after getting in touch with deep regions of my “Body-Mind”, I failed to get with a teacher or join a spiritual community (Sangha). The result of not changing? Well … you’ll never believe it unless you too know how Paul saw a bush on fire … a bush that only he could see … and the bush wasn’t consumed. That said, let’s get back to the reason for this post.
I strongly encourage each and everyone of you to view, “Food, Inc.” I put a copy on hold at the local public library. This video isn’t “Republican” nor “Democrat”. (As if those labels actually meant something anymore…) Everyone has to eat, and food has changed more in the last 50 years than it has in the last 10,000. (View the trailer link)
All around us signs point to economic disasters, natural disasters, social problems, and now, the reality of this Corporate Dictatorship called, the New World Order. Good outcomes are derived from making good decisions based on quality information. Naturally, you don’t have to take the word of a small blogger from Oakland … no … what I’ll do is point you to creditable sources so that you can decide what to believe in, and where to place your energy now that “business is no longer … as usual.”
I’ll start off with an interview with Peter Schweitzer, founding member of The Farm intentional community in Tennessee, and Director of Plenty International. This may well be a glimpse into the future. (Here is a link to their blog.) Below is a link well worth looking at and take a moment to view the video. Allow them to be … “food for thought…”
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In “Race Matters”, theologian Cornel West wrote:
“The greatest problem facing the black community today is nihilism. Nihilism is … the live experience of coping with a life of horrifying meaninglessness, hopelessness, and (most important) lovelessness.”
Until the early 1970’s black Americans had the lowest suicide rate in the United States, but now, black people lead the nation in the rate of increased suicide.
“… There is a change…” In fact, MAJOR changed occurred. African Americans now have some of the highest suicide rates in the nation.
The changes that have influenced culture and class over the last 25 years did not occur by accident. The resulting black on black terror, the disruption of the black business community, mass addiction, and the general distruption of black social life was very effectively designed.
The proper reaction? Self-pity is just another clog in the wheels of addiction and disempowerment. Anger? Pure foolishness. Far better to remember the quote:
“Every problem is an opportunity in work clothes.”
– Henry J. Kaiser
This blog will look at not the problems … but the MANY opportunities that are currently staring us in our collective faces. Greenfreed believes that opportunities are currently boundless. Not just for blacks, but for all of us.
- Instead of blaming the illegals, let’s look at what they’re teaching us.
- Instead of blaming whites or Jews or Asians … greenfred encourages a higher, more spiritual step … link, network and befriend as many people as you can. Isolation leads to poverty.
- Instead of crying about the loss of industry in a given area, lets look at the fact that the infrastructure is still there! The gas, water, and plumbing is still there. Working with unimaginative City Councils to open up existing green space for urban farming is just one of the MANY opportunities that can bring new revenue to communities and empower people.
…. Besides … “it’s ALL spiritual…”
Have fun, be happy, create love, and if you look two steps beyond any problem, you can get paid.
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