This is a healing prayer in the form of writing and the first part of a series of short texts that have yet to be written on the inexhaustible themes of death, release and the heart. My mother past away recently. This poetic prose is an oath to my mother's extraordinary Soul-life, as well as an opportunity to give thanks to her wild loving spirit and bless her kind heart with all the gratitude I have in mine. This is a lyrical song written in the form of prose to give thanks to the wise one who gave birth to me. Mother I have the most sacred and deepest of respect for your eternal Spirit and unconditional LOVE. Thank you for caring for me. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for making me.
I am now practicing Vipassana meditation two hours a day, and it's the best thing that could ever happen to me.
My artwork, experimental films, and scholarly reflections emerge from a deep curiosity and fascination with the boundlessness of the human spirit, the limitlessness of the cosmic universe, the mythological, the spiritual, the exploration of my EARTH LIGHT body which emanates from infinity (this is the realm of the MYSTERY, the wildest imagination), as well as a real concern for our beautiful planet MOTHER EARTH. The premise of this heuristic body of work is that the current planetary crises are crises in human consciousness, crises of the humanity group soul/spirit. As an environmental advocate and consciousness activist, my work intends to intentionally participate in redesigning culture, the intentional participation in designing a post-growth ecological culture (this is the creative process of redesigning culture; an ecological culture!) for an ecologically sustainable and spiritually thriving planetary future. My intention is to shed light on the sacred multidimensional ways in which we potentiate the power of our consciousness. This body of work is a prayer to humanity to align our mind and hearts, to raise the power of our hearts, to develop methods and technologies to go inward towards the complexities and awareness of our individual connection to Source. We are the Rainbow Warriors. If the world is indeed participatory, we manifest/dream this world into existence. Indeed, dear friends... a colourful future is ours to create!
I am so grateful to have amazing friends! I love my friends with all my heart.
I am SO GRATEFUL for it all.
GIVE ME SOME LOVE is a website hosted by one of my favouritest people in the world, as well as one of my best friend's ever...Seabrook Leaf!!! Check it out! It is well worth your precious time with lots of pertinent info on resilience, coping with the climate tragedy, survival and the art of cultivating joy!
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“We are either going to have a future where women lead the way to make peace with the Earth or we are not going to have a human future at all.” Dr Vandana Shiva
Deep Adaptation: A map for Navigating Climate Tragedy
I wanted ton share this article that was passed along to me on the topic of run away climate change. I feel deeply concerned about the global environmental crisis, more than ever...
Deep Adaptation: A map for Navigating Climate Tragedy
IFLAS Occasional Paper 2 by professor Jem Bendell, July 27th 2018.
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." - Socrates
Tree Nature Hazelnut · Free photo on Pixabay, https://pixabay.com/en/tree-nature-hazelnut-leaf-winter-3086818/
MEDITATING TWO HOURS A DAY MAKES ME FEEL
LIKE A TREE
WILLOWY, ELEGANT, CONNECTED, ROOTED and WISE
Climate change is the greatest threat humans have ever faced. In the 2014 Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations scientific body warns humanity of the imminent impacts of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. “Human security will be progressively threatened as the climate changes (robust evidence, high agreement)” (IPCC 2014 Report, p.758). In discussing the finding of the report, Rajendra Pachauri, IPCC chairman, declared that everybody on the planet will be impacted by climate change (Tompson, 2014). Climate scientists agree now that keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius (or 3.6°F) above pre-industrial temperatures, which is what was agreed upon by world governments at the 2009 Copenhagen Climate change Conference (COP 15), GHG emissions will have to be radically reduced on a global scale. “We have already emitted two thirds of the total carbon allocation to the atmosphere that would ensure at least a 66% chance of limiting global temperature increases to below 2 °C” (Jackson, el at, 2016, p.7). While GHG emissions will have to be reduced globally between 40 to 70 percent by 2050, coal-burning activities will have to be eradicated by 2050, and GHG emissions, by the end of the century (Thompson, 2014). In the spring of 2013, during Canadian environmental activist Tzeporah Berman’s honorary degree acceptance speech at the University of British Columbia, in her address to her cohort and the general assembly, she recalled a moment of disbelief: “Five years ago, I sat in the audience at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, and the secretary general said: “We either reach an agreement to quickly reduce our dependence on fossil fuel or we doom humanity to oblivion” (Berman, 2013). “Climate change is undeniably an immediate, global threat and unless some radical moves are taken, the earth will be largely uninhabitable within 50 to 100 years” (Kin Chi, 2011, p.241).
BÉRANGÈRE MAÏA NATASHA PARIZEAU
My artwork, experimental films, and scholarly reflections emerge from a deep curiosity and fascination with the boundlessness of the human spirit, the limitlessness of the cosmic universe, the mythological body which emanates from planetary existence (wild imagination), as well as a real concern for our Mother Earth. The premise of this heuristic body of work is that the current planetary crises are crises in human consciousness. As an environmental advocate and consciousness activist, my work intends to participate in the intentionally designed post-growth ecological culture (the creative process of redesigning culture) for an ecologically sustainable and spiritually thriving planetary future. My intention is to raise awareness by shedding light on the meaningful multidimensional ways in which we potentiate the experience of our consciousness, and the ways in which we experience ourselves in the world. We manifest/dream this world into existence. The future is ours to create.