The Bees Knees

I live in Southern California and I keep noticing little bees crawling along the beach. Are they dying? What’s happening to our precious pollinating gurus?!

Apparently, bees are in danger from unhealthy crop growing (pesticides, chemicals, GMOs)- It is quite disheartening. But alas, don’t you fret my blogger friends, for there are things we all can do to help save our buzzing bees and ensure the prettiest of blossoms bloom for many years to come!

Here are a few ways we humans can do our part…

  1. Grow a Garden. Gain your green thumb while getting in touch with nature!
    Find a nice plot of land in your yard and plant herbs, fruits, vegetables, flowers- or all of the above! We all know bees and flowers go together like peanuts and butter. Before long, you’ll have a small flock of little bees zooming around the buds, spreading the love all through your shrubs.
  2. Eat Organic. Balance your diet with wholesome nutrients to help save the bees!
    Eating organic foods will, not only make your insides feel like laughing, but you will also be supporting a cleaner ecosystem. Little bees are extremely sensitive to pesticides and are dying from the dangerous crop growing techniques non-organic farms currently use. If you make a conscious effort to buy only organic foods, you will help increase the demand for healthy alternatives in replace of the harmful foods suppliers sell in stores today.
  3. Spread the Word. Make like our fuzzy buzzing friends and spread the loving words!
    Bee populations are declining and it’s up to us to use social media to let others know how important bees are to the environment. You can also research ways to get involved politically, petitioning government legislation that supports GMOs and speaking up against companies that practice non-organic farming.

In a perfect world, the human race would join up in a Bob Marley “One Love” kind of attitude to replenish the environment, heal our health as a community, and spread the love far and wide. Welp, a blogger can dream!

At the end of the day, who doesn’t love flawless flowers and delicious honey? Stinger schminger, we need to watch out for the bees because those guys are truly the bees knees.

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Love,

Aves

Being Human

If you think about it, the ocean is a long lost friend. If all life began by the sway of the tides- by atoms combining proteins, sugars, and carbon dioxides, then does that mean humans are related to the seas?

The timeline of life dates back 4,000 million years, which is the equivalent to 4 billion in the English language. To put it into perspective, that’s a number less than some billionaire’s net worth. Before humans claimed the earth, a whopping .001 percent of the timeframe, the planet was ruled by ocean life. If you’d like a full history lesson this link has great insight> http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=aa34 

Modern humans, the people in history who look similar to you and I today, have walked this earth for a measly 200,000 years. In that short time, we’ve spent our industrialized and materialized lives destroying the precious gifts our earth has offered us. Not only have we, without thought, damaged the environment as a whole, but we’ve also used and abused most other species for our own benefits- here is another great link that talks about animals in our world today>  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKTORFmMycQ

I hope one day soon we all will wake-up and appreciate more of the beautiful things in this world. We should be more understanding of our planet who’s circling life is in sync with a universal time clock humans of today may never fully comprehend. Mother Nature does not belong to us, nor does she abide by our egotistical rules. She is a massive soul, which needs to be gardened and respected so future generations of life will live in prosperity.

Just by looking out into the ocean’s horizon and watching her waves sway like a rocking fishbowl, you will be inspired to help her flourish. Glancing up at a massive tree, with toe nail like bark growing around its body, may make you wonder why our veins resemble the veins in its leaves. The sky could paint a color your eyes have never seen before, while a gaze toward the stars will make your heartbeat faint. The universe is waiting patiently for us to quiet our conscious egos so we can grow beyond this clouded sense. 

I Meditate and I run, I do Yoga, draw, take pictures of flowers and climb trees. I star gaze when I feel like it and try to appreciate the little things like a smile from a homeless man, my favorite songs, or a conversation with a parrot. 

Though these things may sound silly, I have a good idea about the direction of my own life and a path I imagine I want to follow. It’s full of compassion for our planet, our species, and all other living things on earth. Whether our paths collide or not, I challenge you to do the same.

Think for yourself, trust your instincts and know what it feels like to do a good deed. As our earth circles the sun tonight and the moon makes her mark, let your mind circle through your passions in hopes you’ll find your own righteous spark.

I know one day we humans will see the light, but I just hope that day comes soon.

Peace and love for all the beautiful things.

xo

Aves

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I Love LUCY

Bloggers,

 

If you haven’t seen the newly released film Lucy, you better click Fandango and look up movie times as soon as you finish reading this awesome blog post.

Unfortunately, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes gave the thing an average of 6/10 in the ratings. Ignore that… The low number is probably a ploy by critics to sway audiences into buying Guardians of the Galaxy tickets because Lucy was produced outside the U.S., but that’s beside the point!

The point is, after seeing the film two nights ago, I decided it’s my new all time favorite. I know that’s a really intense claim to make because there are so many greats. Classics like In the Mood for Love and The Diving Bell and The Butterfly will always have my heart, but Lucy is a movie made for the next generation. Check those out too if you haven’t seen them!

The film dives deep into the evolution of human beings, our purpose as a species and our relation to the universe. It questions materialism, societal norms, and comments on the current state of our Earth. The writing is brilliant; balancing a discovery of human nature with a Westernized plot. Technically speaking, the beautifully illustrated metaphoric imagery that act as a parallel to moments throughout the film are fantastic.

The visual storytelling slaps viewers in the face, so that by the end everyone is clinging to the private darkness of the theater. As soon as the credits flash on screen and the lights go up, the energy of the whole room shifts. Basically, it’s the kind of movie you see and then you have to talk to somebody about because it’s that good.

Which, as soon as my family and I exited the theater, I did. I asked my Dad, who was closest to me, what he thought. From there, the comments and questions from my mom, dad, and younger brother exploded into conversation. It continued through the car-ride and lasted an extra two hours on the living room couches. Instead of going our separate ways, like we usually do when we return from a family outing, we sat down together and shared ideas. I’m not kidding, it may be one of the best conversations I’ve ever had.

To see a movie that makes your thoughts race and that makes you question your current reality, is a true work of art. I applaud Luc Besson and everyone over at EuropaCorp for creating a unique marvel of a cinematic experience.

I cannot wait for more original stories, like Lucy, to trip me out and blow my mind. Five stars!

 

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Peace and Love for Beautiful Things.

xo

Aves

Mood Rings

Calmed colors shift to paint the scene,

A blue dawn fades to a soft sea green.

Amid the tides, dark pools make me seen.

Thoughts stream, I’m gone in a blink.

 

My pupils dial to the beat of my dreams.

Numbered time is hard to believe.

Milky shades swirl as fruity loops bleed.

Sight is a wonderfully sore sense of reality.

 

I look to the stars hoping they’ll help me see.

I’m down-to-earth with my warm heartbeat.

Soft green fades back into blue dawn seas.

My soul knows my eyes like a pair of mood rings.

 

 

xo

A

Back to Basics with Woody Harrelson

We’ve cluttered our world with so much junk it’s hard to think straight anymore. Here’s a great video of Woody Harrelson’s poem called Thoughts From Within. Covering everything from Global Warming, to before the Industrial Revolution- Harrelson offers an intuitive perspective of leadership for those of us seeking enlightenment and constant awakening.

Our Earth is everything. Let’s find a solution together and give our planet the strength she needs to persevere through humanity’s mistakes. America has it in her to keep up with the changing times, so let’s get down from business and get back to the basics!

 

 

Much Love,

Aves

Sunflower Swings

I have greatness within me

Its an insane compulsive energy

A whole-body heat boils up inside

Shaking my right reason free

 

I see my veins, but I’m in the dark

So now I let my heart find the spark

My mind ignites with a beating thump

The big bang to my own spiritual start

 

 Compression brings me down to Earth

 I start to question the point of birth

Time and knowledge is defined by logic

Our universe expands far beyond truth

 

My existence is rooted in seeds of love

 Always in admiration for the Sun above

My perspective streams worry free waves

On this manic swing, my soul lights up

Sunflower

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