Prayers for the Earth

We live in a time when it is now more important than ever to rise above the sense of separateness from the natural world. We are invited by Native Americans and Indigenous peoples from around the world, poets and mystics to become aware of the inter-connectedness of everything and everyone in the universe. The Oneness of the Circle of Life. horsetail-falls-yosemite-national-park-ca

Examining our world, we can see clearly everything that needs our care – the land that feeds all creatures, the air we breathe, the water which gives us life – and we know in our deepest spiritual self that life is sacred and we are each responsible for doing our part to live in harmony with the earth.

Come add your prayers for the Earth and the life she gives to all. As we drum, sing and dance ours prayers into sacred actions that will heal all creation. November 30, 7PM at the Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley. 1201 Puerta Del Sol Suite 100 San Clemente, Ca. 92673.

“This we know. The Earth does not belong to us; we belong to the Earth. All things are connected, like the blood that unites one family. Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the children of the Earth. We do not weave the web of life; we are only a strand of it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.” Chief Seattle

“The beauty of the trees,
the softness of the air,
the fragrance of the grass
speaks to me,
the summit of the mountain,
the Thunder of the sky
the rhythm of the sea
speaks to me,
And my heart soars” Chief Dan George

“Air, water, plants, animals and humans give themselves to each other. It is in this giving-themselves-to-each-other that we actually live.” Kodo Sasaki

“Sowing the seed,
My hand is one with the earth.

Wanting the seed to grow,
My mind is one with the light.

Hoeing the crop,
My hands are one with the rain.

Having cared the the plants,
My mind is one with the air.

Hungry and trusting,
My mind is one with the earth.

Eating the fruit,
My body is with the earth.” Wendell Berry

Oh Great Spirit, Grandfather, Grandmother,
You walk together hand-in-hand
across the sky of the Sacred Earth Mother,
walking with great beauty
with your robes of stars trailing along behind you as the milky way,
you walk on rainbows
coming to us in the sacred hoop.

Your gifts of love keep the heart of we,
the two legged people, beating with the breath of life.
We stand before you with our hearts filled
from the Sacred Mountain.

We ask only to give away and share the gifts of this hoop,
this sacred ceremony, as we come out of this circle
into this land of beauty that you have asked us to hold
and take care of for you, Grandfather.

We see many of our brothers and sister
are sick in their hearts and bodies,
and the Earth Mother cries with tears of the souls
of many who now walk upon the rainbows with you.

We know that if one child cries or is sick
it is because the sacred hoop of love is broken by hate and lies.
We have only to listen to our hearts and speak the truth
that is spoken within the great circle of life.

The power of our vision, Oh Great Spirit, is within our hands.
We have only to speak it and share it, each in our own way.
I hear you speaking Grandfather, form the Sacred Place,
from Pa-ha Wast-ta: The Mountain Beautiful.

You call to us to sing in a sacred way,
and to dance in a sacred way
so that we might heal ourselves.
In doing so also heal others, as the sacred circle fills
and ever expands with all human beings
and our understanding of all living things grows,
with the light from within.

So that we may stand before you Grandfather,
in a Sacred Way. Eagle that Flies through Two Skies

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NUCLEAR WASTE ACTION ALERT

NUCLEAR WASTE ACTION ALERT:

Residents Organized for a Safe Environment (ROSE) is Burdenencouraging environmental activists to organize their members to visit/contact all of their state and federal elected officials to demand they take action on our nation’s critical nuclear waste issues, “what and where to put America’s growing stockpiles of waste?” Many of us working on this think that now is the time for a big push. With 14 nuke plants decommissioning and more to come soon we cannot wait any longer for strong action to be taken. Let’s get organized across the country!

We all know that in the beginning of the nuclear madness, it was promised that in 40 years the solution to nuclear waste would be figured out by the time it was needed. This did not come true, it has not been figured out. Instead, in August 2014 the Nuclear Regulatory Commission turned all NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS into NUCLEAR WASTE DUMPS for a minimum of 200 years. US taxpayers over these past years have now subsidized the nuclear industry with over 14 trillion dollars. Also, the Department of Energy is paying these nuclear plants MILLIONS OF DOLLARS MORE EACH YEAR TO STORE THEIR NUCLEAR WASTE ONSITE IN YOUR BACKYARD! WE MUST STOP MAKING MORE NUCLEAR WASTE NOW. We also know that it is no longer satisfactory to let our elected officials keep kicking this nuclear canister down the road. We must demand action from our government and the nuclear industry to find the solutions that are needed, and our anti-nuclear activists must have a seat at this table. Our generation of activists cannot be the one that lets this INACTION continue for another 200 years! Yes, of course,I know some of us have been working on this for years, but few have been listening to us, but now the “times they are a changin.” More people are now listening to us and WE MUST ACT NOW!

Listen to former chairperson of the NRC, Allison MacFarlane’s talk at the June 22nd CEP meeting. This nuclear waste information is very important if you want to get the DOE and the government moving on the waste issue. Video 1, start the video at 1:55:30 to hear the entire talk at: http://www.songscommunity.com/cep-events/062216_event.asp

Please take action by using the links below to contact your elected officials:
US Senate http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?state=me
House of Representative http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

As a reminder, the Invitation for Public Comment closes on Sunday July 31st at 11:59 PM ET. Please email your comments to consentbasedsiting@hq.doe.gov or submit them using the options listed in the Federal Register notice before the closing date to have them considered in the draft summary report. Additionally, we are posting comments received to our website, and the first batch reflecting public input through July 1st is provided below. Comments received from July 1st – 31st will be posted in a similar manner after July 31st.

Link to the document: http://www.energy.gov/ne/downloads/invitation-public-comment-inform-design-consent-based-siting-process

 

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California Nuclear Survey

ROSE is taking a Nuclear Survey to help develop a action strategy for California’s nuclear waste. We are looking for a simple yes or no answer. Please respond by leaving a comment below. Thank you very much for taking the survey.
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1. Do you believe California should stop making nuclear waste as soon as possible?
2. Do you believe California’s nuclear waste should remain where it is for the next 300 years?
3. Do you believe the Federal Government and the DOE should keep the promise they made to remove nuclear waste from power plants?
4. Would you lobby the state of California’s elected officials and Gov Brown by one of these methods, email, phone, or direct personal visit to Sacramento about California’s nuclear waste?
5. Do you believe it would be helpful for the state of California to get involved in the nuclear waste issue and lobby the Federal Government to solve the amounting nuclear waste problems in the country?
6. Would you like your local Environmental groups to lobby Gov Brown and state officials to take a stand to help make California safe from nuclear waste?
7. Do you believe it is time for the the Federal Government, the nuclear industry and environmentalists should work together to find the solutions to the nuclear waste problem?
8. Should we do nothing about nuclear waste or just keep kicking these nuclear canisters down the road for future generations to deal with?

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Let’s get organized across the country!

ACTION ALERT:
For California I am suggesting a team be formed to lobby Gov Brown and Ken Alex and the California legislators to form a “California Nuclear Waste Oversight Committee” to work on interim storage nuclear waste concepts for our state, (not under the office of the CPUC), to effectively lobby the DOE, DOJ and our Federal senators and representatives. This California committee should have equal parts anti nuclear activists and pro nuclear experts. We need the state of California to get involved and pay attention to the mounting nuclear waste in our state, and we need their support in dealing with the federal government. This, of course, is just a starting point this conversation. ROSE will be calling local meetings soon on this topic.

ROSE is encouraging environmental activists to organize citizens to visit all of our state and federal elected officials to demand they take action on our critical nuclear waste issues of our time “what and where to put America’s growing stockpiles of waste?” Many of us working on this think that now is the time for a big push and I agree. With 14 nuke plants decommissioning and more to come soon we cannot wait any longer for strong action to be taken. Let’s get organized across the country!

We all know that in the beginning of the nuclear madness, it was promised that in 40 years the solution to nuclear waste would be figured out by the time it was needed. We all know this did not come true, it has not been figured out! We also know that it is no longer satisfactory to let our elected officials keep kicking this nuclear canister down the road. We must demand action from them and the nuclear industry to find the solutions that are needed. Our generation of activists cannot be the one that lets this inaction continue for another 40 years! Yes, of course,I know we have been working for years, but few have been listening to us, but now the “times they are a changing.” More people are now listening to us.

Listen to former chairperson of the NRC, Allison MacFarlane’s talk at the June 22nd CEP meeting. This nuclear waste information is very important if you want get the DOE and the government moving on the waste issue. Video 1, start the video at 1:55:30 to hear the entire talk at: http://www.songscommunity.com/cep-events/062216_event.asp

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World Peace Dance for the Peoples of the 4 Directions

Walking in Good
It is time that all people of good heart work together to build a world that works for everyone. No matter your race, creed or religious, political, or sexual preference, we must start to work together. When this happens the world looks to me to be more inclusive and compassionate in all aspects of life. It is time to find the common thread that holds us together to do the right things for ourselves, our families, our communities, and our world. We are all members of the worldwide human race, we are all part of the earth, each one a strand in the web of life. Our actions have a dramatic impact on our peace as individuals and world peace. We are responsible for the air, water, soil, and every other living organism on earth. The decisions we make on a daily basis determine if there will be peace, harmony and justice for all living beings or if we continue down a path which leads to war, injustice and destruction of the earth.

Questions we need to consider:
What are the common threads that hold all life together on our planet?
Is All Life Sacred?
Do we all have basic needs for peace, food, shelter, clothing, love, opportunity to grow, and education?
A sense of belonging, purpose in life?
The global economic system is changing our world. Is there a place for everyone to thrive in this new system?
Should it be fair for everyone in the world, or just the rich?
Who is it creating winners and losers in this system?
Is this outdated system effective for the modern era?
What is a world system we think would be fair and work for the good of all?
Are spiritual and Humanistic principles guiding economic policy?
Can and will we describe a principle of fairness and equality for the rights of all living things?
Do Bears and Eagles and other animals have as much right to clean air, water, and food as human beings do?
Can the people of the world and the world itself afford to leave these answers in the hands of a few political and spiritual leaders, or will it take more minds and hearts than that?

In these polarizing times, we are being led by the few who do not have the same goals as the many, and do not keep the good of the people they represent in mind. Far too many political and religious leaders advocate for separation rather than inclusion. We already observe the suffering happening in the world due to economic injustice and wars. People are losing their homes and communities related to climate change. The economically challenged people all over the world will suffer the most for a world they did not create.
We human beings, since we are the ones who are causing most of the damage to the earth, must consider our responsibility to all other living things upon the earth. Please remember that war is one of the leading contributors to pollution and environmental damage in our world, even to the point of a potential future nuclear Holocaust.
What are the solutions to this? It is now time for a new awakening that we all have the same right to become fully who we are in this new world if we want life to continue for all. Examples of people working for good together (Gov, NGO’s & other groups):
http://www.earthday.org/greencities/events/ http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/earth/crowdsourcing-climate-change-solutions/
http://climatecolab.org/
http://www.springforalexandria.org/

Examples of leaders who have made a difference in the world and how they did it.
http://www.biographyonline.net/people/people-who-changed-world.html http://www.emlii.com/9146884/31-Most-Inspiring-Women-Who-Changed-The-World http://twistedsifter.com/2013/12/10-people-who-made-the-world-a-better-place/

Future of economics, what are the possibilities? Below are a few examples;

http://www.weforum.org/agenda/2015/11/5-trends-for-the-future-of-economic-growth
http://www.oecdobserver.org/news/fullstory.php/aid/1895/Rethinking_our_economic_future.html

We are at a Moment in Time, the question is what will we do with it?
It seems we are at a pivotal point in time once again with choices to be made that will affect the future for our children and the planet, perhaps even the survival of all things! We can all see even from our different perspective the importance of the upcoming presidential election. I suggest it may be far more important than we see on the surface.
Keeping in mind the global economy no matter what you think, it’s here, good or bad. Science and robotics are making the future new and exciting in many ways. But they are also producing concerns about the future of our jobs. If we need fewer humans for jobs what will we do? Can the earth sustain the increasing destruction of the planet for raw materials for profit? Is it time for a change in the world economy? Does everyone need to be a billionaire in the new economy? Is the upcoming political change a signal for an evolutionary change in humankind’s thinking? I believe we are certainly reaching this crossroads.
Here are just a few of our future opportunities that I see at our fingertips, if we have the courage to grasp them at this “moment in time.” This future will hold as important the development of the human mind and spirit. Increasing our knowledge through education of science & mathematics, spiritual awareness, and developing as more fully realized human beings, and opening our minds and our hearts to a more compassionate future that makes the world a better place for everyone. Enriching the quality of life for all while at the same time solving our many environmental challenges to live and thrive on this planet. Basic needs such as peace, clean water, air and land for the production of safe and abundant crops for all is of course a necessity. Business models will also change with the times. They will no longer be based on profit and greed, they will simply provide the basic economy that is necessary to make the world function for this new paradigm.

This is what I know. It is now time for all people of good to come together to work together to make the world a better place for all. To put your prayers, thoughts and ideas into action please join us April 27, 2016 at the at the World Peace Dance for the Peoples of the 4 Directions at 7 P.M. Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley 1201 Puerta Del Sol San Clemente 92673.

The World Peace Dance for the Peoples of the 4 Directions will be Led by Gene Stone and Beth Boardman featuring the Native Hummingbird Women’s Drum. We will all join in a Prayer Dance for Peace where we will sing, dance and say prayers for peace for the People of the Four Directions Upon Our Earth. You need only come with a good heart to join this dance. Come and add your Prayers for Peace. Everyone is welcome! Hummingbird women's drum

Gene Stone

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A Moment in Time, the question is what will we do with it?

Seems we are at a pivotal point in time once again with choices to be made that will affect the future for our children and the planet, perhaps even the survival of all things! We can all see even from our different perspective the importance of the upcoming presidential election. I suggest it may be far more important than we see on the surface.

Keeping in mind the global economy no matter what you think, it’s here, good or bad. Science and robotics are making the future new and exciting in many ways. But they are also producing concerns about the future of our jobs. If we need fewer humans for jobs what will we do? Can the earth sustain the increasing destruction of the planet for raw materials for profit? Is it time for a change in the world economy? Does everyone need to be a billionaire in the new economy? Is the upcoming political change a signal for an evolutionary change in humankind’s thinking? I believe we are certainly reaching this crossroads.

Here are just a few of our future opportunities that I see at our fingertips, if we have the courage to grasp them at this “moment in time.” This future will hold as important the development of the human mind and spirit. Increasing our knowledge through education of science & mathematics, spiritual awareness, and developing as more fully realized human beings. Opening our minds and our hearts to a more compassionate future that makes the world a better place for everyone. Enriching the quality of life for all while at the same time solving our many environmental challenges to live and thrive on this planet. Basic needs such as clean water, air and land for the production of safe and abundant crops for all is of course a necessity. Business models will also change with the times. They will no longer be based on profit and greed, they will simply provide the basic economy that is necessary to make the world function for this new paradigm.

So back to the 2016 election. For me this is what Bernie Sanders represents for our future, revolutionary and evolutionary change.

Please register to vote and #feeltheburn. We are all being called upon to make a choice! Regression and stagnation of the past or making a conscious choice for a better future of equality and rights for all.

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Independent Scientists Manifesto on Glyphosate-More than 80 scientists worldwide are calling on governments at all levels to ban the spraying of glyphosate herbicides, based on overwhelming evidence of harm from scientific studies

From our friends at APP Advocate Precautionary Principle, thanks for this article.

APP Advocate Precautionary Principle

Independent Scientists Manifesto on GlyphosateMore than 80 scientists worldwide are calling on governments at all levels to ban the spraying of glyphosate herbicides, based on overwhelming evidence of harm from scientific studies and witness testimonies compiled by the group

http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Independent_Scientists_Manifesto_on_Glyphosate.php

Please circulate widely and forward to your local government representatives

We, the undersigned international scientists and medical professionals, call on governments at all levels to ban the spraying of glyphosate herbicides. As professionals who have read the literature on glyphosate herbicides and their effects, we have concluded that they are causing irreparable harm.

The World Health Organization’s recent reclassification of glyphosate as a “probable human carcinogen” is only a small part of the known toxicity of glyphosate herbicides. Chronic exposure to glyphosate herbicides is associated not only with cancers, but also with infertility, impotence, abortions, birth defects, neurotoxicity, hormonal disruption, immune reactions, an unnamed fatal kidney disease, chronic…

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