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Living Compassion Weekly Tips Series – Week 29

“Which game do you want to play? ‘Who’s right,’ or ‘Let’s make life more wonderful’?”

– Marshall Rosenberg, Nonviolent Communication:
A Language of Life

Living Compassion Tip — Week 29

The Web of Life

“We did not weave the web of life; we are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.”
– Chief Seattle

Interdependence is a basic human needs. Our web of life is woven with acceptance, closeness, community, contribution, empathy, love, respect, support and trust.

We all know how crucial these various aspects of interdependence are. To understand ourselves, we must first ask:

How important to me is:

acceptance?
community?
contribution?
respect?
support?
trust?

Once we have an idea of our own level of need in the area of interdependence we can understand our part as a “strand” in the web of life.

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Mindful Practice for the Week

Spend some time this week defining the various aspects of Interdependence for yourself. Explore how these needs play themselves out in your daily interactions. Enjoy your week!

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The Amazon is NOT for sale!

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Jaime Vargas, President of the Achuar Nationality of Ecuador and Narcisa Mashienta, community leader from the Shuar Nationality of Ecuador

“We have come here to tell the government and companies
that these lands are not for sale.” Jaime Vargas, President of the Achuar Nationality of Ecuador

Jaime and Narcisa traveled from the Ecuadorian Amazon to Houston this week on a mission to challenge the Ecuadorian government face-to-face during its 11th Round oil concessions promotional roadshow at the North America Prospect Expo (NAPE), currently unfolding in Houston. Please take action today to support their mission!

The Ecuadorian government is hell-bent on plowing forward with plans to auction off the southern Amazon for oil development of an area that includes nearly ten million acres of primary forest and the ancestral lands of seven indigenous tribes.

But Jaime and Narcisa won’t have it. They’re in Houston on behalf of thousands of indigenous peoples in the Amazon calling on the Ecuadorian government to stop chopping up their rainforest home into oil blocks that will destroy the rainforest and threatens their cultural survival. And the government is doing everything they can here in Houston to keep their voices from reaching investors and potentially bidding companies. But their message is getting out loud and clear. Indigenous leaders and human rights groups from around the world are joining them in solidarity. Won’t you?

We’ve made it super easy to join us today. Learn more, take action and donate today to support Jaime and Narcisa’s message the Ecuadorian government: The Amazon is NOT for sale!

This is a critical struggle and it’s going to take us all to defend the Amazon from irreversible destruction. Please join us in convincing the Ecuadorian government that the devastating long-term effects of plans to exploit the oil buried deep beneath these ancient rainforest homelands are not worth the short-term economic benefit to Ecuador.

For indigenous rights and the rights of nature,

Leila Salazar Lopez
Leila Salazar Lopez
Program Director


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The manuscript of survival – part 264

The manuscript of survival part 264

by Aisha North

As you have mayhaps noticed, activity is on the increase. Not only inside, but also on the outside. We refer to the downloads that are being registered not only in your body, but in your celestial and indeed earthly abode as well. So you are not the only ones currently feeling the urge to moan and groan a little at the moment. Indeed, as above, so below, and you are all being inundated with round after round of strong, but friendly fire if we might use such a phrase. For this is indeed a barrage, but even if you do feel rather the worse for wear at times, we venture to guess that you have all in some ways been able to tune into that new tune that has started to make itself heard within.

In other words, even if some of you may feel less than inclined to even lift a finger at the moment, you are in fact growing steadily stronger. For as you opened up to these changes in energy, you have welcomed these missives from beyond your atmosphere that have started to trigger a chain reaction inside you all. And this chain reaction is of such a magnitude it will sweep away any of the old cobwebs still clinging in the hidden corners within. We know that we have talked about some of these spring cleanings before, but what we refer to now, is on a whole different level indeed. This is no longer preparatory work, this is the finishing touch to call it that, and for those of you still harbouring any doubts as to how you are doing in all of this, we can guarantee you that you are performing excellently.

After all, you have welcomed these changes, for without your innermost decision to do just that, your life and your whole world would be at a very, very different place now. For you have welcomed the light in all of its shapes and forms, and the light has started to make its voice heard in earnest now. So even if some of you are still faltering under the heavy pressure from this new visitor, some of you are already feeling the pressure lifting, and with it, your soul. For there comes a moment for each and every one of you when suddenly the storms raging within suddenly seem to go away completely, and you are left with a quiet but oh so strong knowing that you have arrived. Exactly where you have arrived may not be clear yet, but the feeling you have within is such a strong confirmation you just know that you have stepped away from the confusion, and the certainty has finally started to surface.

So fret not, all that have yet to savour the calm of this moment, for it is coming to you too. And again we say, do not think that it is by fault that you still feel the storm raging around you. It is not by chance that any of you are where you are at the moment, and it is not any form of competition where the amount of time you spend in this cleansing storm is measured. For you are all winners, no matter at what moment you cross the finishing line, and as such, you will all have reason to celebrate. For you are all reaching inside to wrestle forth the real you, the one that has not been reachable for lifetime after lifetime. But now you will finally meet up again, and you will do so at the exact right moment. So again we repeat the same advice of breathing and focusing, and know that underneath that roar of wind and hammering of rain lies that quiet spot that is yours, and only yours. It awaits you all, and you will not be able to miss it, for it is calling to you with a power that cannot find its match anywhere in the universe or beyond.