Israel Loves Iran

I ran across this TED talk the other day and have just now given it a listen.  What a Beautiful campaign this is in the way it connects people of the World.  Many of us had been aware of this when it came out, however I had no idea how widespread it had blossomed!

This is a good reminder for us about the Power we truly hold in determining the direction of our World.  We must remember:  World leaders have always, are, and continue to operate within a theatre of events that we, the People of the World, simply do not play a part.  We too often look to these leaders to give us a sense of direction and a glimpse of what is really happening.  But it’s obviously an illusion, it’s not what is really happening.

Because we the People, clearly prefer and intend to Love each other, to make Peace that weaves through all cultures and countries.  “They” can continue to bombard us with the fear-mongering and inevitability of a looming battle, yet each time the Brothers and Sisters in Humanity respond with what is Divinely instilled in us and is simply second nature:  Love.

These are the great campaigns of Peace that can truly change the outcome of anything on our Planet.  This is a Beautiful example of how expressing Love and Kindness in one simple way quickly spreads to affect all it touches.  The direction of our Planet and Humanity is up to us, because after all, there are a lot more of us Loving each other than there are leaders threatening war!

When the Heart of Humanity speaks, nothing can be heard over the music of Love!




TED Talks – Israel and Iran – A Love Story?



The Children Are the Future

Wow!  In the last couple of day, I have once again found myself thinking “Boy, from the mouths of babes!”

I ran across these two examples of the incredible wisdom our Children arrive with upon Birthing on Earth.  I never cease to be amazed at their Strength and Passion, and the Wisdom and Vision they hold within themselves.  The most moving part of this is their drive to not keep these things floating around in their Beautiful Minds, but rather show a clear need to express these thoughts to the supposed ‘adults’ that surround them.

We ‘adults’ may have lived longer, but it’s clear it took that long for many of us to open our Minds and Consciousness to the Hope and Possibilities that exist in Life.  Once again, let’s take a lesson from the Children.

Below are two amazing girls, presenting their thoughts to large audience venues.  Let’s inhabit a space of Divine Humility for a Moment, and truly hear their words.  If nothing else, it should Humble us to ponder a 12-year-old can see through the financial and economic game/global ponzi scheme and understand the problem so simply.  It’s time for us ‘grown-ups’ to really hear the messages from their Hearts.

…even the Children feel something is waiting just around the corner.  And clearly, some days their Bravery warrants a little head-bowing on our part.  They are ready for a better Earth.  Are we as ready to work to give them that?



Victoria Grant, 12 years Old, speaking before the Public Banking Institute in Philadelphia, April 27-28

Severn Suzuki speaking on behalf of ECO (the Environmental Children’s Organization)

“The Girl Who Silenced the World for 5 Minutes”

Take A Lesson from the Children

I ran across this wonderful article earlier on the Huffington Post.  What a Beautiful thing this Child (and all Earth Rangers) has done!

Do you get a message of Hope from this?  I personally got a clear in-your-face reminder that we must not forget the Power, Courage and Understanding that our Children in these recent generations have arrived with, ready to express!  Let’s remember in our adult, “mature” selves not to forget to Listen to the Children.  One more tool to help us all Save the Mother and her Creatures!

No more “Do what I say… not as I do!”



Winter Slade, 7-Year-Old, Raises Thousands For Wildlife Preservation After Being Told Her Idea Was ‘Stupid’

Earth Rangers Winter Slade Fundraising

WASHINGTON — When 7-year-old Winter Slade decided that she didn’t want presents for her birthday, but instead wanted people to give money to a charity to help protect endangered animals, her mom couldn’t have been more proud.

“I thought it was awesome,” said Michelle Slade, who, along with Winter and her other four kids, lives in London, Ontario. “She thought that was a great idea because she had enough toys already.”

Winter got the idea from a public service announcement on television for Bring Back the Wild, a children’s conservation program that works with kids to raise money to protect wild animals and their habitats. The program, run by the Canadian nonprofit Earth Rangers, encourages kids to have birthday parties where they don’t take gifts but instead have their friends donate money to help protect their chosen “hero” animal featured on the Earth Rangers website. Kids who want to do this for their birthday get a conservation-themed “party pack.” They also get a personalized fundraising page on the Earth Rangers website, where kids and their parents can keep tabs on how much they’ve raised for their animal. Half of the proceeds go toward teaching conservation in schools, and the other half go to the Nature Conservancy of Canada, a partner of Earth Rangers.

In Winter’s case, she chose to help protect the pine marten, a ferret relative. Michelle says Winter hasn’t been able to stop talking about her birthday plan (which isn’t even until November) ever since she got the idea in her head. But one day after school, as she was telling her friends about her birthday idea while they stood around with their parents, Winter overheard some of her friends’ parents making fun of her.

“One mother said to me, ‘Why would you do that? That is so stupid,'” Michelle said. “Mind you, my daughter is right next to me.” Two other parents also called the idea “stupid” within earshot of Winter, predicting that the charity would use most of Winter’s money to pay for administrative costs versus actually helping the pine marten. Michelle was stunned by the parents’ reactions.

“I leaned over and said, ‘Well, I guess your child won’t be invited to her party then,'” she said.

On their walk home from school, Winter started crying and asked why her friend’s mom “said I was stupid.” The whole incident infuriated Michelle, who said she “realized very quickly” that Winter’s fundraising idea probably wouldn’t work out too well since her friends’ parents “seemed very diametrically opposed to it.” So she decided to try another tack: reaching out to people online to see if anyone would be willing to donate to Winter’s fund in a show of support for what she is trying to do. She created an account on Reddit, a social news website, and posted a link to Winter’s fundraising page, asking complete strangers to pitch in even $5.

“Please help me restore her faith in humanity,” Michelle said she asked people. “I didn’t want her to think that adults think she was stupid.”

She posted her Reddit plea on Thursday night. By Friday morning, she was surprised to see that she’d gotten some nibbles.

“When I woke up, it had a whole bunch of replies and she was already at less than $100. I thought, wow, people are really donating money,” Michelle said. “These people don’t even know me.”

As the day went on, more people began kicking in money. One person donated $100. Another woman wrote a long message about how inspired she was by Winter and how she, too, loved nature when she was a child. Word of Winter’s fundraising campaign started gaining traction on blogs and got picked up by People from the Nature Conservancy of Canada contacted Michelle and said they wanted to send Winter a T-shirt. They also put a tribute to Winter on their Facebook page that featured a picture of a pine marten saying, “Thank you, Winter!!”

By Saturday afternoon, Winter had raised close to $2,500. While Michelle said her daughter doesn’t really understand the traction her story is getting, she does understand that she hit her goal of $500, which means she gets a free Bring Back The Wild T-shirt.

“Winter is just so excited. She talks about it all the time. The pine martin, blah blah blah, the pine martin.” Michelle said. “The funniest thing is she keeps saying she’s raised $15,000 instead of $1,500, which is funny because she doesn’t really understand money. She’s only seven.”

Winter spoke briefly to The Huffington Post.

Asked why she likes animals so much, Winter said, “Because they’re cute and they never want to stop playing with you and they never say no.” She said she has a dog, but that her favorite animal is the pine martin because “you don’t have to do as much work” compared to dogs.

Michelle was reluctant to give much attention to the fact that, amid all of this, she’s been in a long battle with cancer. She said she intentionally left that detail out of her Reddit posts because she didn’t want to seem like she was asking people “to give money to this poor girl whose mom has cancer.” Still, the reality is that Michelle’s illness has taken a toll on Winter.

“Everything in our life is about cancer. You get cancer and suddenly the whole world revolves around the person with cancer,” Michelle said. Winter is “my oldest and most concerned. She thinks about it a lot and cries about it a lot.”

So for Michelle, even more important than seeing the dollars come in for Winter’s fundraising effort is just seeing her daughter happy again.

“All she wants to do is raise money for the pine marten. It’s funny and it’s sweet and I don’t think she even understands the scope of what’s happening,” Michelle said. “She just thinks it’s awesome because they sent her a T-shirt.


One Man Plants a Forest

I saw this article this morning and was Humbled.  When we think we cannot make a difference in the World, by ourselves, we need to think again.  This man found Passion and Love for what he saw around him, and amazingly, by himself, created an Eden in India that expanded Life.

There are so many ways, if we stop to ponder, that we can Create Life and Beauty and Healing in our World.  Remember what Marianne Williamson said:  “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”

Do something Powerful today!