Riding the Wave of Consciousness

At times, existing on this Earth feels heavy. There is too much negative energy weighing down the planet and the creatures who dwell here. Our species is technically an invasive one. We have used too much energy for our egotistical needs and now our own survival is distorted. Does your Soul strain when you read about poverty, injustice, greed, and destruction? Do you ever feel empathetically drained? There is a way to shift the mood on Earth. This shift is very similar to choosing to smile in place of a frown. We are in charge of our own destiny, thus we must ride this wave of positive change, together.

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Here are some techniques to help surf said wave:

Act Local, Think Global

If you do not do this already, now is a good time to start. Explore Farmer’s Markets and ask the distributors how these products are made. Next time you visit a grocery store, read the ingredients and the certifications. Understand where your food was manufactured. Each drop of water that went into the farming. Each gallon of gas used to transport the food. It will all be recycled into new energy inside your own body. When a person thinks deeply about where their food and other consumer goods come from, that person is immediately more connected to the Earth and more in tune with the collective energy.

When you use products, remember to be grateful. As Westerners, we forget the opportunities and luxuries we have. When we think globally, while acting locally, it teaches us awareness on a deeply intimate scale. Empathy has no boundaries. If you open your heart and your mind, you can feel a sincere emotional bond to the human who lives on a dollar a day in Guatemala. You can look at the banana bunch, stacked among many others like it at the Supermarket, and you can think about the family down south whose way of life is to make sure you are able to enjoy a banana. Meanwhile, this farmer, who feeds a nation, might just be struggling to feed their own children.

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Consume Less

So, try to consume less. Now that you think about where all of these wonderful products of nature come from, decide for yourself how much you truly need to survive. Life and survival are the essence of evolution. If our species gorges out all the time in the name of materialism, consumerism, capitalism, etc, then what kind of beings are we going to be years from today? Giant ogres? Bears with brains? I think we can do better…

Let us watch what we eat. Literally, stop multi-tasking at the table. Be present while you digest so that you can feel comfortable with your own energy needs. With goods and services, try to recycle often. If you have the ability, invest in Solar Power Energy. Elon Musk believes he can power the world with solar energy. No more fossil fuels? No more oil spills? More polar bears and coral reefs? The ability to see the sky? Sounds like this Elon Musk knows how to shift the planet toward positive change.

Remember, all life is fragile. Do what you can to decrease your carbon footprint, to increase your karmic footprint, and to get lost in the depths of this cosmic footprint.

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Cut the Crap

Now, this is where we use present day products for our own advantage. The internet is a tool like any other. Channel your empathy to give your voice to organizations that matter. Do what you can, as an online surfer, to stand against the crap that brings negativity to this beautiful planet. Earth deserves better than the conditions developed today. Let us clear it up for Mother Nature by sharing posts on social media that inspire positive change. Create a blog, reflect individualization on your platforms, educate yourself and others about the consciousness revolution, and act with organizations working to heal the world.

There is strength in numbers. The internet is a place to unite. If ever you think your efforts are going unnoticed, just keep surfing. There is always something to read or something to be Googled. Feel free to message me on WordPress! Be confident in your strength. You can change the world and we will do it together.

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Share and Absorb Good

You read, you watch, you share, and you snap. Our lives are so full of blinks and texts, it has become harder to grasp a deep message. When one quiets these bleeps, the truth becomes clear. This planet is a wondrous thing, full of amazing creatures. There are people who spend their lives at sea catching fish, and others who breath fire. There are scientists who spend their days deciphering the galaxies. There are doctors who travel to impoverished countries to heal strangers. There are fish with wings and monkey-like human beings. The circle of life is very interesting if you stop and explore it all.

In this consciousness revolution, we must realize that we have a duty and a responsibility to this planet. We know we come from star dust and we know this Universe is moving forward. If we have such immense perspective, our purpose is to share it. Let us cultivate a world of growth. Stop killing, and start educating. Suffering happens mostly when one is disconnected. Let us tune in to ourselves, to the animals, and the Earth, so we can do what is right for nature.

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Make Time for Your Inner Light

When a person connects with Earth, one connects with their true self. Looking within, you will see you are a universe on the inside, just as infinite and magical as the one on the outside. The circle of life cycles through us as well as around us. Stop. Put your phone down. Turn your electronics off and look up at the stars. Stars are the essence of technology on Earth. Close your eyes. Feel the starlight inside of you.

Explore your creativity. Write. Read. Paint. Draw. Stretch your body and see how it moves. Practice being mindful as you walk. Energize and exercise your physicality. Never stifle a laugh and always open your heart to love.  Pay attention to what attracts you. Find out what makes you tick and follow that feeling with divine passion. Depressing thoughts are easier to shift when the light inside is strong enough to balance the depths of the darkness. Nurture your inner sun. Cherish your being.

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All in all, find your own balance and have a strong stem.  Keep these things in mind as you ride the wave.

Catch you on the flip side.

XO
Aves

Be Whole

We’re all out here together in this crazy world, bobbling about like a bunch of ants in an ant-farm. We follow our paths, barely running into one another, and constantly carrying more than we can hold. We use Tinder and Texting and Facebook and Snapchat to flirt, or to creep (depending on your nature), with people we find cute or with those hotties with da bodies. We compare the look and feel of our Timeline to others’ Timeline like- omg, she did this, and I didn’t, FOMO, like what, no, my life is over, I fail as a human, goodbye…

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Why do we get so wrapped up in these things? Why are we forcing the connection through a virtual reality? If you want to meet someone, just be more present in your daily life. Smile at the little things, shine in your own way, and I promise you others will notice. It seems like young people spend so much of their time trying to impress others, or waste time obsessing about what these others think. It’s a natural part of the human condition to think this way, but let’s be honest, social media makes it harder to turn off that sad chattering voice.

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If you’re feeling lonely or if you’re worried what the future holds, try to embrace the light that is glowing all around you. Count your blessings (#blessed), think about all the things in your life that make your heart warm, and maybe pick up a new creative hobby. There’s so much to see in this world. If we’re constantly trying to find ourselves or establish some kind of delusional world online, we’re going to miss out on the wonders of nature.

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There’s a really great quote floating around that reminds the reader to set out on this journey, not necessarily in search of your other half, but rather in search of yourself. You are not a half and you do not need another person to make you whole. No matter how you appear to be online, you still need to find your place in the real world. Try to realize that you are an infinite wonder, a being created by a glorious cosmic combustion. You are a million different atoms wrapped into one. If you let it, your light will shine as bright and as beautiful as the star in our sky, giving life to all things that come near the radiance that is you. As soon as you begin to discover your own inner sunshine, you will surely collide with another soul on a similar path. That is the magic of the real world. That is the power of natural true love.

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So, to wrap this up, try using your Ego for good. Instead of using it to see how many likes you get on your social media appearance, use it to establish a real world self-awareness. Explore your own emptiness. Pay attention to all the things that make you tick. Take a step back from the you who sits in your profile, so that you can discover the depths of your own dreams. There is a sea of truth deeper than Earth’s oceans just waiting to be explored.

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Find yourself. Find your soul mate.

xo

Aves

PS here’s the quote :)

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Puppets and Hummingbirds

“It’s funny to think humans once thought the earth was the center of the universe. But then again, now we see ourselves as the center of the planet.” -Spencer Cathcart

We know the Universe is a great and infinite place, yet still we waste our lives to the system. We’ve become a planet of puppets, our strings pulled by the elite on their thrones. It’s hard to imagine an immediate answer to all the problems we face today. Deforestation, ocean extinction, poverty, animal cruelty, factory farming, and materialism. The weight of the negativity that plagues the Earth can be overwhelming. If you ever feel alone in your efforts, remember this story:

One day a terrible fire broke out in a forest – a huge woodlands was suddenly engulfed by a raging wild fire. Frightened, all the animals fled their homes and ran out of the forest. As they came to the edge of a stream they stopped to watch the fire and they were feeling very discouraged and powerless. They were all bemoaning the destruction of their homes. Every one of them thought there was nothing they could do about the fire, except for one little hummingbird.

This particular hummingbird decided it would do something. It swooped into the stream and picked up a few drops of water and went into the forest and put them on the fire. Then it went back to the stream and did it again, and it kept going back, again and again and again. All the other animals watched in disbelief; some tried to discourage the hummingbird with comments like, “Don’t bother, it is too much, you are too little, your wings will burn, your beak is too tiny, it’s only a drop, you can’t put out this fire.”

And as the animals stood around disparaging the little bird’s efforts, the bird noticed how hopeless and forlorn they looked. Then one of the animals shouted out and challenged the hummingbird in a mocking voice, “What do you think you are doing?” And the hummingbird, without wasting time or losing a beat, looked back and said, “I am doing what I can.”hummingbird-and-forest-fire2

This classic tale brings to light the power of leadership and change. We all need to be more like the hummingbird and less like the other forest animals. Instead of embracing hopelessness, we need to use our collective free will to change our impact on this planet. Not only will humans connect with nature, becoming harmonious and balanced, but we will also each find truth in our individual existence and be able to evolve as a united species.

Finally, here is a beautiful video by Spencer Cathcart. Let’s all wake up together. Let’s become the leaders we were destined to be, brushing off the puppet strings and bringing the elite back down to Earth. They do not own us and they do not own this planet. You are in charge of your own destiny.

Life on Earth

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…

Humans of the Earth. Please understand the damage we are doing. Decide for yourself what future you want welcoming our children and our children’s children. It is easy to blame the big corporations for polluting our planet and for wiping out our natural resources, but in actuality the fault belongs to the entire population.

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I realize most people do not think about the environmental dangers we face present day. Noticeably so, humans decide to ignore the reality and instead focus on trivial worries aside from the big picture. Well the truth is the big picture is staring us down. Earth is screaming for the invasive species (humans) to quiet down so that a harmonic ecosystem can flourish once more.

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The environmental issues are endless and the answers to the problems are hard to grasp. What you do as a person, as a being on this wonderful planet, is up to you. God, or whatever you want to call it, gave us a chance to prosper. This planet has provided everything from a cool breeze on a hot day to the magic of life itself.

Here are a few ways you can make a positive impact on this planet:

Radiate Good Energy

Take responsibility for your self. Deal with your own inner demons so that you can help others heal. Center your being. Smile at those little things that bring you joy. Sing when you feel like it and dance when you’re stuck. Make the world a better place just by being in it. Don’t let bad vibes get you down. Be a rubber band and kill ’em all with kindness.

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Eat Less Meat

Slaughter houses. Chicken farms. Bloodied and stir crazy pigs spending their whole lives in a cage the size of a bathroom stall. Their whole lives! What kind of energy is that? Our Earth is polluted by the methane and carbon dioxide we use to fuel this operation, but even worse our planet is absorbing this atrocity. Mother Earth hears these animals cry for help just like they hear each other scream for their lives each time one of them is murdered. It is toxic. It is wrong. Whether you love the taste of meat or not is irrelevant. If you care about the Earth, eat less meat and dial down your support for this despicable crime against nature.

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Gain Perspective

Travel the world. Read a novel. Google search interesting facts. Find out about trending news and grow your consciousness. Those who are aware have power, and those who have power can hold a conversation, which could inevitably change the entire view-point of society. One who rallies for good, based on a foundation of knowledge and compassion, can undoubtedly shift the course of the planet. Did MLK give up on gaining civil rights when he was facing a nation of nay sayers? Did Mahatma Gandhi back down when the fear of death lingered all around him? The answer is no. Both were educated beyond the reality and knew they had a moral obligation to give people the life all beings deserved… Freedom.

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Get Money Off Your Mind

Money drives greed. Greed fuels the distance between human beings and nature. Why is it so socially acceptable for people to lust for the green when old teachings call it a sin? Why do we associate success with the amount of dead trees one carries in their back pocket? Or the numbers in a bank account? To me, the credit system is a convoluted depiction of commerce trade.  We’ve fallen from the foundation and have totally exhausted the planet to supply our obsession, in every sense. Materialism and capitalism have turned us into maniacs. Products are created as additives to life, which have ulimatley jeapordized our chance at sustainable life. Deforestation? Ocean extinction? Smog in Beijing? The drought in Cali? Hello?? Is anyone seeing what I’m seeing??

It’s like the children’s story by Shel Silverstein. The boy and The Giving Tree.

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We’ve all read the book, but still we have hurt the trees over and over again for our own needs. Will we be like the boy and realize we we’re wrong once nature is gone, or will we wake up before devastation is total? Pay attention to what you buy. Put your money to good use and donate to organizations that matter.

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In short, remind your person to reduce, to reuse, and to recycle. Never underestimate the power of love. There are ways to live a fulfilling life while making a positive impact on the planet. In honor of Earth Day, reflect upon your choices. Take a moment and a mind to see clearly. Understand that we have done damage to Earth. Be the light, don’t embrace the dark. Make it a better place for all of the life on Earth.

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Check out this post and more like it at Collective Evolution. http://www.collective-evolution.com/2015/04/30/life-on-earth/

Smile in Face of a Frown

Ya know, people always say smile at yourself in the mirror because it will lift the spirits and brighten the day, and actually, it totally works.

If you’re feeling lonely and you don’t have someone around who can constantly make you smile, then you have to be your own happy-go-lucky super trooper. Find a mirror or a selfiestick, look yourself in whichever of your eyes you prefer, and flash those pearly whites at your reflection with genuine adoration. If the endorphins don’t kick in right away, you can bet the embarrassing nerves will flutter their way to your senses, convincing your rational side that you’ve officially gone cray cray, so just go with it. Let yourself laugh at the fact that you just forcibly smiled at yourself, then let the positive affirmations flow throughout your day like a sparkly waterfall of good energy rushing out of every pore on your body.

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It’s the same thing as eating a small breakfast to get the metabolism cranking away at those calories. When you start the day off with a solid grin in the mirror, your destined to follow that positive path, laughing at the little things, and smiling in the face of a frown.

xo

Aves

PS… to help with the smiling:

Eye on Your Heart

It is easy to get caught up in the motions, to be living in a cloud above your head, a world all your own and separate from extra noise. A place where, when you communicate with friends or family, you come off as if you are far from the present. The sound of your voice may flutter with pitch. A bit too high or perhaps a tad too low. You are somewhere else, sifting through thoughts of another time.

When I catch myself drifting away from the moment, or even totally lost from the moment before it arrives, I remind myself to speak and to think with my heart. What I do is I consider the fundamental essence of what grounds me to all the nature that exists on this wonderful planet. It is my body. I listen to the pumping of my heart, feel the warmth of my insides, and take notice of how gravity weighs heavy against my spine. I turn inward and I focus my explorative thought bubbles on imagination. I think about how my body works in a magical systematic harmony and how sacred good health really is.  Each time I reflect, I feel a fresh connectivity to my person and to the present moment of my current reality.

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If you ever feel like you are going to burn out or your nerves have gotten the better of you, or both, take a deep breathe and remind yourself that this world is worth paying attention to. Acknowledge your thoughts, then let the anxious bursts flutter away. Keep your mind open to wonderful things and keep your your eye on your heart.

XO

Aves

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