Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Humanity: Eco Footprint To Do List

A dynamic exists in every entity. Nature will naturally balance this.
On this side of the planet it is day. On the other side of the planet it is night.

In your Relationship, there is a dynamic. In your Family, there is a dynamic.
In your Workplace, there is a dynamic. In your Community, there is a dynamic.
In your City, there is a dynamic. In your Country, there is a dynamic.
In your Earth, there is a dynamic. In your Galaxy, there is a dynamic.
In your Body, there is a dynamic. In your Mind, there is a dynamic.
In your Heart, there is a dynamic. In your Soul, there is a dynamic.

What the many repress the select express. What ONE represses, the other will express.
CAUSE = EFFECT in Space and Time.

Theologica Aristotelis - Aristotle's Essays on Ethics and Metaphysics holds the premise that in life there is an order where nothing is missing. Dr John F Demartini bases his philosophy on this concept - nothing is missing - it is in a different form.

In this age of climate change, green living and sustainability, this may be a concept that doesnt seem to fit easily. However if you look closely, this is what sustainable is ACTUALLY all about.

Living in balance.
Living in appreciation.

So before we look at the Earth - lets draw an analogy to the human body - when it is under stress, it is balancing de generation and the 12 different systems (eg Circulatory, Digestive, Endocrine, Muscular, Nervous etc) will take over from each other in order to keep the body alive - the pancreas may take over from the stomach to aid digestion in turn liver and adrenal rebalancing in order to maintain survival. There is always a cost in this balancing and eventually the body system will require a quasi "reboot" nutrtitionally to get it back on track.

Similarly, our Earth, like our human bodies, is in the process of balancing a de generation of sorts. Aristotle says "Nothing is Missing and the balance WILL be conserved". Like our human body, this conservation process will incur a cost to our different Systems (eg Natural, Ecological, Chemical, Geological, Physics etc) and be expressed across Regions (Polar, Temperate, Tropics, Sub Tropics) and Seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter) in various Cycles (eg Biological, Agricultural, Astronmonical, Time, Climate, Electromagnetic, Mythical and Cultural).

Everything that we do on this Earth - swills around in our Eco Footprint. If we can appreciate and understand how the Earth systems actually work, we can begin to manage our own Eco Footprint to minimise the cost somewhat. This is where the "attitude of gratitude" where we appreciate our Earth resources - will truly add value to our Earth and ultimately our lives.

In a very basic sense, what we choose to eat really can have some major environmental consequences. We’re often not aware of the energy, water and materials that go into producing items like a chocolate bar, soft drink or packet of chips - not to mention the fuel burnt to get these things to you.

Simple, unprocessed foods require much less energy and water.
Food is actually the biggest part of our personal eco-footprint (the land area needed to support a person’s lifestyle). Animal products make up 34% of our footprint - and that’s mainly red meat and dairy foods – while vegetable foods make up a further 8%.

We need our gardens to be in harmony with the natural environment.
This means not using too much water on the garden and choosing drought-resistant native plants and lawns. Combine that with keeping our gardens chemical free and growing more Australian plants to provide habitat for native animals, and we can really make a difference.

When you look at you body, you know how very important it is to balance all the systems through nutrition and excercise and a healthy balance between the seven areas of life.

When you look at our earth, you know how very important it is to balance all the systems through appreciation and value of resource for a healthy balanced expression in the continuous Cycles of life.

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The Earth Mission

Our Mission is to:
Live a simpler life.
Live as part of the earth, part of the tides, the natural rhythms, the planets and the elements.
Align the values of the earth with family, community, work and mine.
Live with less.
Make better use of our resources.
Make better use of our time.

“A robin eats worms in the spring, because it needs the protein to lay eggs and raise chicks.
A robin eats fruit in the summer, because food is abundant and carbohydrates are lightweight energy.
And a robin eats seeds and nuts in the fall, to store fats for the long flight south.
In the same way, it is important for people to vary their diet throughout the year to remain healthy.
Eating locally does that.
It keeps you in touch with the cycle of nature wherever you live."

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