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GreenWay article for September

From: Jim M.
Sent on: Thursday, August 11, 2011 11:58 AM
Challenge and Opportunity 

What's your take on what's going on in the world?  And how will it affect you?  I think we all feel pretty much the same, but at different times.   With: earthwide agricultural and environmental difficulties; jobs disappearing; warfare becoming ever more high-tech and destructive; pollution disasters like the BP Gulf spill and Fukushima meltdowns affecting everyone; and civil unrest around the world - it's increasingly clear we are one humanity (like it or not).  

I say we all stop scaring each other half to death with all our negative spins on things.   I'm fed up to here with beautiful people being badmouthed by other beautiful people who have forgotten their own beauty and the beauty of the world around them.  Do you not see how beautiful you are?  Take this as an assumption:  If you can't see the beauty in a specific situation, that's because your eyes, mind and heart are not opened wide enough.   If something sounds like noise to you, listen better - God, there's music there!  Stop dissing each other.  Stop fighting or else (and here I'm trying, contradictorily, to scare you) you're going to get nexted.   Next!  The planet doesn't need you; you are recyclable.  What I am saying is that at this most crucial time in human history, it is vital that we grow past our old boundary definitions of what's good and bad.   

Do you think it's bad to let unused places grow up in weeds?  I beg to differ.  If you had had the time to learn environmental science over the years and learned what I have about the troubles we have coming, you would have no problem making the call - STOP CUTTING DOWN PLANTS (except where you absolutely have to).   We are all in mortal danger from the abrupt climate change upon us.   It is a no-brainer to - when life-threatening problems approach - deal with the biggest problems first.   It does not matter a hot hair's width in hell whether or not your lawn is mowed if you and your loved ones can't breathe, the economy's so bad you can't buy food, or your neighbors have lost their minds and are burning down our civilization.   

Stop and think - Are you really going to find happiness wreaking your own local genocide on those [ants?][rats?][mice?][roaches?][pigeons?][rabbits?][moles?][bugs?][groundhogs?][weeds?][wasps?][yellow jackets?][neighbors?]?   Do you really think the Earth's treasury of gifts of life are going to cotinue to be available to you if you declare your enemyship with other life forms,  peoples, religions, countries, income brackets, skin colors, lifestyles, sexualities?   We are living in a potential paradise right now.   Look all around you.   I can see trees, heard mourning doves (pigeons) coo-ing this morning.   There are foxes around here, toads, frogs, possums, gorgeous little flying things ("bugs") complex beyond description, Nature's surprises at every turn of the head...if you let go your fears.     The molds are not bad as you've been told, they're good and we need them for the fertility of the soil.     We have been living under a dark false history of defining good things as evil, so that now we're beset by terrible fears all around us.   

I worked at a cooperative daycare center in New York City once, and realized how all these wonderful children can each make each other even happier..., until one parent/guardian says Oh No! You can't let the kids crayon on the walls, they'll be doing that at home!...or some other no, so none of the kids can do anything because one parent or another doesn't allow their child to do that.   So you end up with No don't do this NO don't do that till a kid can't do anything.    And that's where we're at today.     Between a rock and a hard place.   Can't do this and can't do that.  Is it any wonder people are going crazy?   Let yourself go, and let other people go.    Let your positive impulses loose.   Don't hide your light. 

Just about everybody has a mindset that some are more intelligent than others.     I wonder.     People refer to others as stupid.    Everybody has a unique gift, and knows things others don't.   So are you stupid just because you don't know something I do?   We are all part of God, and the Universe is a living manifestation of God.    Words like "stupid" are derogatory, in the same category as racial epithets.   Step back from your own stupidity by refraining from calling others stupid.   Maybe then we can each find our role in birthing the new age that calls from this current time of destruction.   
Jim McCue
St. Jim the Composter
composter and biotech researcher

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