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Dedicated to interviewing leading edge experts, practitioners in their field, and people who are living examples of sustainability. Covers environmental subject matter that is not readily discussed in depth in mainstream media.
June 2012 Posts
How did Kim Fraser a barrister and lawyer, living a very successful and comfortable life on the Sydney waterfront, suddenly shift her focus towards a meditative life that then propelled her to establishing 10 centers throughout Australia to bring about peaceful change, both within and in the outer world?Changing her name to Shakti Durga she has become an adept teacher at assisting people and community to grow in the knowing that they can cooperate and assist each other in a frenetic and challenging world.
Utilising many techniques and modalities she has built up a team that assist:
This enjoyable, flowing interview from a strong and warm hearted woman covers a myriad of subjects and questions and shows why there is a need for such centers filling the vacuum in western society today.Shakti Durga ~ http://www.shantimission.orgHer team are going to be in Auckland for an intro on the 6th of July at Kawai Pura Pura, Mills Lane off Oteha Valley Road, Albany.7th and 8th July, 2 day - Ignite Your Spirit Work Shop with Savitur.To register: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 027 256 3010Ignite Your Spirit Therapy at beautiful Kawai PurapuraFri July 6th: Music and Introduction to the weekend 6:30 pmJuly 7th and 8th: Seminar 9:30am - 5:00pmBookings essential *offered by donation
An insightful, free range discussion pushing the boundaries of matter and reality and the experience of oneness in our relationship to nature.Covering aspects of contemporary culture and belief systems as to how Holism found its place in todays world, and how Einstein personally viewed it as the companion to relativity for the world view for the whole of the 21st century.Also, How can we experience transcendence in relationship to the collective consciousness and where to from here?This thought provoking discussion tells that at one stage how 'holism' was introduced at the highest political level, but due to unknowingness, and the lack of scientist capable of supporting the magnitude of its implications, it lacked the political will due to thepolitical/educational system not being conscious enough to grok the possibilities.So how do we educate ourselves, to 'wake up' and really see and realise all the relationships in the web of life, the connectivity across the vast interwoven ecosystems throughout the majesty of the biosphere we inhabit.
How do we position our process so that we scale down our unconscious resource plundering and instead sustainably find innovative ways to relocalize and consciously care with community to harmonize our relationship with the natural world?http://www.alternativeaotearoa.org
The chemicalisation of our society and the chemicalisation of New Zealand, our food, our bodies …Meriel Watts from Waiheke Island, trained in agricultural science before becoming a natural health practitioner and treating people poisoned by roadside sprays. She also co-ordinates the New Zealand branch of Pesticide Action Network, providing technical information to international organisations such as the United Nations.Listen to one of only two full time, totally dedicated 'volunteer' activists against the chemical spraying of the thousands of kilometers of Auckland's suburban streets and footpaths with dangerous herbicides.This is another battle for the health of Auckland's families as well as the ecology of the beaches, harbours and marine life, where the chemicals run off after rain.
Present focus:Stopping the reintroduction of chemical weed management on roadsides and streets throughout the greater Auckland Council area, when for the last 14 years Auckland and the North Shore had a very successful non-chemical management system, and now the focus is getting Auckland Council region back onto non-chemical roadside weed management. To get chlorpyrifos an insecticide banned in NZ where it is still used in agriculture, horticulture, on livestock and on roses, because prenatal exposures to even low levels interferes with brain development leaving children with neurological and behavioural issues that last a lifetime – like reduced IQ, ADHD, Autism.http://www.pananz.net/ban-chlorpyrifos.phphttp://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120430152039.htm Meriel also clearly identifies that right wing corporate governments, still stack the deck in that the rich get richer and the poor slide downhill and that there is no languaging of organic and health (or holistic) practices for the populace on their agenda.Where once the Greens and Labour had a food chart for buying and consuming healthy food, and that school tuck shops were once cleared of many items considered either junk food or sugar drinks, under the easily stated languaging of 'having freedom to choose' (our own poison) unhealthy food (rubbish) is now back on the National menu.Note: If we received 'conscious' direction and support from 'conscious' Government and the Department of Health, we would not have huge queues of obese and diabetic youth to middle aged people lining up for hospital beds. Because the way we are tracking very soon unhealthy ill, New Zealanders will implode the National health system, due to the huge costs of taking care of 'unconscious' and ill patients sucking the health system dry.Like what sort of civilization goes out and sprays poisonous chemicals over their food and then harvests it to eat. These are policies condoned by present 'unconscious' NZ agricultural and health policy advocates and those in power.Or in the USA, a chemical corporation that has produced a herbicide that causes cancer, as well as a breast cancer fighting drug and they also happen to own the USA's largest for profit cancer clinic in the country. They profit from making and selling a carcinogen, then profit from the drug to treat it and finally it a coup de grâce, profit from the clinic where the people pay to get treated.How 'unconscious' do we want to become?Dr Meriel Watts - Contact - merielwatts [at] xtra.co.nzThe Chemicalisation of Society, and halting chemical weed spraying in Auckland Council areas.
Listen to an enthusiastic and inspired interview with Laurie Ross, one of NZ's tireless advocates of Peace in the World and Inner Peace, Within.Hear how Auckland has passed a resolution as a 'City of Peace.'That back in the early to mid 1980's, Citizen groups established 105 Nuclear Free Zones across NZ that comprised 73% of the country and gave a mandate for David Lange, the Labour PM to pass legislation through Parliament for NZ to become a Nuclear Free Nation.That in 1992 at the World Court in the Hague in the Netherlands, NZ championed the Declaration 'that nuclear weapons are illegal,' this was another major break-through for this country.
Then on the 31st May 2012, the 'whole NZ Parliament' passed a resolution revalidating NZ as a 'Nuclear Free Zone' and committed us to supporting Norway's proposal to hold a conference in 2013, for the 'Abolition of all Nuclear Weapons'.This all with the support of 5,000 Mayors globally, who have joined voices to have their cities proclaimed 'Cities of Peace' and for the abolition of nuclear weapons also. The interview covers the celebration this weekend on the 8th and 9th in Auckland City, especially the Saturday afternoon concert of music, acts and speeches.Celebrating those who work behind the scenes at policy level, to shape the way forward and that peace be your heart and peace be within you and your family, as well as in schools, in your community, with volunteer groups, as well as acknowledging Auckland's Peace Foundation and it's tireless work over all these years.Laurie also takes a serious look at how we work towards peace and of higher values and virtues as we consciously evolve to a greater unity of purpose, that of a peaceful country embedded in a peaceful biosphere.This brings us to how does Auckland become one of the most livable cities on earth and what is the criteria?Behind all this is to have NZ become an independent neutral country, and have the skill to self organize the community just like we did to set up the 105 nuclear free zones, (but in todays context, for example, have GE or GMO free zones, like they are endeavoring to do in Northland).The imperative being for conscious New Zealanders to become really savvy from the grass roots up - get together in groups and then lobby their local council to put benevolent change through. Then Councils can lobby the Central Government.And yes, the continuing challenge of Fukushima in Japan and the radiation spewing out of reactor No 4 needs to be urgently addressed in the Nuclear Free debate.* You are encouraged do something different this Saturday, something out of the ordinary, and gravitate to where you can become inspired by surrounding yourself in a field of goodwill, joy and purpose.http://www.disarmsecure.org/people.php