Dare to Dream... a NEW STORY for humans on Planet Earth

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In a recent movie: Tomorrowland, the question was asked: "When did we stop imagining a positive future for ourselves and our world?" When did we believe the insanity that the future would be bleak and there is little we can do to change that?

What we dream and imagine we can create.

So despite the challenges humans and our planet face together, let's choose to re-imagine that we can create a positive future for ourselves, one where humans live in right relationship with the living systems and with each other.

This blog celebrates those who are imagining this -- a new story--and who are embracing their own creativity and finding a new way forward.


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Get inspired. Stay inspired. #Resist


Here's the thing--we need to BE STRATEGIC with our energies because overwhelm and cynicism can lead to despair, and indeed this is the objective of the rapid-fire actions coming our way. Shock and awe.

First, recognize that we are in a marathon, not a sprint and we need to develop our personal capacities to act quickly, strategically and with passion & force.  

Here is what I am doing personally so I can go the long haul: 
(1) Extreme self-care.  This means maintaining a sense of humor, tending to mental health and my physical, spiritual, emotional energies.  (Sometimes I need to go on a media diet and get offline to regroup); Connecting with others rather than staying isolated--including marching for strength, solidarity and community;
(2) Focus on my work to make a difference in one main thing--in my case climate change solutions including solar energy, soil, & community resilience;
(3) Take regular political action on items I care about--the most effective of these is to CALL elected officials on the phone a couple of times a week to encourage, support or weigh in;  Indivisible has a good weekly action list for this.
(4) Reach out.  Offer support and encouragement to those whose #resist work inspires me;
(5) Kindness--Conduct random (ideally anonymous) acts of kindness;
(6) Deliver my message. My message is this:
Get inspired. Do what you need to do to stay inspired. Act from deep LOVE.  You are on the right side of history.  Spring is coming.

Peace,

Denise,  aka Earthlover

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