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OUR PERFECT PLANET

When I change one tiny section of a ten meter mural…everything is changed.    The rhythm, balance and composition.    

The same is true for all of life.

Recently I re-watched the final episode of ‘A PERFECT PLANET’ on BBC 1.     Once again David Attenborough lays it on the line.    

He has warned us over and over again about the damage we are doing to our environment/planet….but this episode is all about US and how HUMAN DESTRUCTION is threatening the world we live in.  

watercolour….demonstrating how everything reflects upon everything else – how all of life is interconnected. 

P1100748Today we find ourselves with many leaders who clearly have no real understanding of interconnectedness, rhythm, harmony and balance.    

It is these same leaders who are overseeing and governing our collective futures.      Each day we wake to whatever new form of madness, they choose to impose upon us!     

Meanwhile, our beautiful world becomes more unstable……

As I write this post in July 2022 we are experiencing yet another heat wave in the UK.

    This time we are about to reach 40c – a first!!      

With years and years of warnings….each government has chosen to bury their heads in the sand….not wanting to invest in vital infrastructure changes.   Always thinking short term – always thinking about the quick fix and how they can  get the next vote!

This form of thinking simply doesn’t work – it will destroy us.

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Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring was written in 1962….and spells out so clearly the horrors of what was to come unless we changed our ways……again that was 1962……and oh my goodness was she right. 

So many of us feel a deep sense of frustration and loss.     How can we make a difference?   How can we help to bring some form of equilibrium back into our lives?

I am a firm believer that small changes made by each and everyone of us can add up to big changes…but most importantly we must elect people who do understand what it is to live in a fully interconnected world….people who are willing to forego power and wealth for the greater good.   

Sadly I haven’t come across one yet…..!

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Given that our beautiful planet is out of sync – so are we.   Remember all things are interconnected and so when the planet feels pain, so do we. 

Through the creative process in all its many forms, we can begin to heal ourselves and consequently the planet.      

When we see the world around us as the exquisite tapestry of life that it is….we can connect with its core….and make positive changes. 

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By turning our phones and gadgets off and allowing ourselves the time and space to truly observe Mother Nature’s bounty – we start to see and understand the wonder of it all. 

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Janet

OUR PERFECT PLANET

When I change one tiny section of a ten meter mural…everything is changed.    The rhythm, balance and composition.    

The same is true for all of life.

Recently I re-watched the final episode of ‘A PERFECT PLANET’ on BBC 1.     Once again David Attenborough lays it on the line.    

He has warned us over and over again about the damage we are doing to our environment/planet….but this episode is all about US and how HUMAN DESTRUCTION is threatening the world we live in.  

watercolour….demonstrating how everything reflects upon everything else – how all of life is interconnected. 

P1100748Today we find ourselves with many leaders who clearly have no real understanding of interconnectedness, rhythm, harmony and balance.    

It is these same leaders who are overseeing and governing our collective futures.      Each day we wake to whatever new form of madness, they choose to impose upon us!     

Meanwhile, our beautiful world becomes more unstable……

As I write this post in July 2022 we are experiencing yet another heat wave in the UK.

    This time we are about to reach 40c – a first!!      

With years and years of warnings….each government has chosen to bury their heads in the sand….not wanting to invest in vital infrastructure changes.   Always thinking short term – always thinking about the quick fix and how they can  get the next vote!

This form of thinking simply doesn’t work – it will destroy us.

P1100739

Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring was written in 1962….and spells out so clearly the horrors of what was to come unless we changed our ways……again that was 1962……and oh my goodness was she right. 

So many of us feel a deep sense of frustration and loss.     How can we make a difference?   How can we help to bring some form of equilibrium back into our lives?

I am a firm believer that small changes made by each and everyone of us can add up to big changes…but most importantly we must elect people who do understand what it is to live in a fully interconnected world….people who are willing to forego power and wealth for the greater good.   

Sadly I haven’t come across one yet…..!

P1100740

Given that our beautiful planet is out of sync – so are we.   Remember all things are interconnected and so when the planet feels pain, so do we. 

Through the creative process in all its many forms, we can begin to heal ourselves and consequently the planet.      

When we see the world around us as the exquisite tapestry of life that it is….we can connect with its core….and make positive changes. 

P1100742

By turning our phones and gadgets off and allowing ourselves the time and space to truly observe Mother Nature’s bounty – we start to see and understand the wonder of it all. 

P1100748

Janet

A PERFECT PLANET on BBC 1. A must watch.

When I change one tiny section of a ten meter mural…everything is changed.    The rhythm, balance and composition.    The same is true for all of life.

Last night I watched the final episode of ‘A PERFECT PLANET’ on BBC 1.     Once again David Attenborough lays it on the line.    He has warned us over and over again about environmental problems….but this episode is all about US and how HUMAN DESTRUCTION is threatening our beautiful planet.  

It is a must watch. 

watercolour….demonstrating how everything reflects upon everything else. 

P1100748Today we find ourselves with many leaders who clearly have no understanding of interconnectedness, rhythm, harmony and balance, and it is these same leaders who are overseeing and governing our collective futures.      We wake each day alert to what new form of madness, they have imposed upon us!     

Meanwhile, our beautiful world becomes more and more unstable……

P1100739

So many feel a deep sense of frustration and loss.     How can we make a difference?   How can we help to bring some form of equilibrium back into our lives?    

P1100740

Given that our beautiful planet is out of sync – so are we.   Remember all things are interconnected and so when the planet feels pain, so do we. 

Through the creative process in all its many forms, we can begin to heal ourselves and consequently the planet. 

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By healing ourselves we heal all that we are connected to. 

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I found this on FB yesterday and think it speaks volumes.      Simple ways to make a difference.  

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A new tutorial coming up soon.

A Bientôt

Janet

Making a difference – with the understanding that all of life is interconnected.

When I change one tiny section of a ten meter mural…everything is changed.    The rhythm, balance, composition, everything.    The same is true for life.

The other day I watched a documentary about Clive James  (Australian critic, broadcaster and writer.)      Filmed in 1991, London looked like a different world to the one we are inhabiting now.      Much less crowded….no one carrying i phones….generally speaking a seemingly more manageable place.

Since 1991 many things have served to change the rhythm, balance and composition of our beautiful world.    So much has changed in such a short period.    Far too rapidly for we human beings to assimilate in a balanced fashion. P1100748Today we find ourselves with leaders who clearly have no understanding of interconnectedness, rhythm, harmony and balance overseeing and governing our collective futures.      We wake each day alert to what new form of madness, they have imposed upon us!     

Meanwhile, our beautiful world becomes more and more unstable……and mental disease more prevalent in humans of all ages. P1100739

So many feel a deep sense of frustration and loss.     How can we make a difference?   How can we help to bring some form of equilibrium back into our lives…..?

There are ways as individuals we can make small but significant differences…

For the last two evenings, I watched The Choir: featuring Gareth Malone and the inmates of Aylesbury Prison.      Not only was it uplifting and moving, it showed how  differences can be made.    I highly recommend anyone who hasn’t seen this to watch on BBC 2 I Player.  

Gareth Malone did more in a short period of time with minimal funding than all of our politicians put together.  P1100740The power behind Gareth’s work is of course creativity….in his case music.

Anyone who has followed my blog will know that I am constantly talking about creativity being the key to emotional, physical and spiritual well being.      In The Choir we see the creative process achieving these goals. P1100742And so my friends, at the beginning of a new year and decade, I suggest that everyone find a form of creativity that works for them.     Something that calms and heals the mind  and body.

Then think of the small ways you can make a difference…….

P1100748I found this on FB yesterday.

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And of course don’t forget the unseen energy that magical hummingbirds show us.65184284_10157321058520396_8159511051407196160_o

A Bientôt

Janet