Before becoming too ill to continue I was a scholar and activist with plans to become a professor, write books, possibly work for a think tank. I had a professor who wanted me to work with her at the UN (no not everyone there has a black helicopter and wants to take over the world, it was invented to HELP people globally and create Peace and many people go to work there with those aims still firmly in mind).
My area of specialization was Globalization, Indigenous Peoples and the Environment.
If you have done much reading in that area you will probably understand how that could lead a person to an old fashioned “nervous breakdown”:-(
After many years of research and study I feel I have a fairly good grasp both on how things are SUPPOSED to work, and how they really do, and more significantly-WHY.
Even before I became seriously ill, I realized my career might not be possible, because I have soul, apparently;-/
I was reading a long dry book on international trade and finance for a class and came across a section I had to read three times before I registered what it was saying. Then I threw the (really expensive) textbook across the room.
I had encountered the concept of the “EXTERNALITY”. Which shorthand means if it doesn’t affect the financial bottom line it doesn’t count, it doesn’t EXIST in the decisionmaking process.
The thing in this text which didn’t count, or exist was the fully preventable and purposefully caused death of 5 MILLION Iraqi children due to unclean water(we blew up their water treatment facilities and then placed sanctions that did not allow them to obtain the parts needed to repair them)
I had thought before that I *knew* the system was insane, but that moment was an epiphany.
One child’s death is a horror, my mind could not even encompass 5 MILLION children dying and people writing it off as unimportant.
I had until that point dedicated my life to changing the system and making the world better, and had been actively and passionately involved in this, but I knew then that there is no way to reform a system that can contain that.
It is time for a new system based not on money and greed but on Love, compassion, respect and mutuality.
The competition between capitalism and communism for the control of the means of production is a false competition since BOTH never question that PRODUCTION Is the central thing in life.
It is not.
LIFE is the central thing in life!
Nothing exists in isolation, everything is part of a system. Natural systems function quite well over extremely long periods of time because they are based in mutuality with both competition and cooperation functioning at many levels.
It is time for humans to learn to become functional parts of the systems to which we belong,and it seems Gaia, Universe, Creator, whatever higher power(s) you may believe in are all engaged in helping us to do so thru this much discussed Shift of the ages said to be happening now and over the next few years, or on 12-21-12 all at once depending on perspective.
I started this blog to contribute in whatever way I can to the awakening and coming together that has to happen for humanity to accomplish the changes we need to accomplish.
I hope to share some information, inspiration, beauty or encouragement that helps you on your journey, brightens your day or lightens the load you carry.
Love and Blessings,