Happy Earth Day!: Diary of an Eco-spiritual-preneur: Part Whatever.
Hippy Earth Day!You can watch a FULL FREE LESSON from Dr. Jane Goodall’s Conservation MasterClass, Available to view this THIS EARTH DAY WEEK as she talks about taking small steps to save the environment. You can take Jane Goodall's MasterClass here OR Choose another MasterClass you like from here.
This is David Suzuki's inspiring Earth Day Speech about how far we've come, since Earth Day was first started in 1970!
...But I'm going to carry on using Blogger instead!..NAAAY!?
Wix is cool, but it's not the right bag at the moment. They've added some themes just for bloggers, but it's no good for bloggers who use affiliate marketing links, because they don't have the ability to use rel='no follow'.
Rel='no follow' is a search engine optimization (SEO) thing you add to your links to tell the search engines your link is related to what you're doing, but not to make a proper link between your site and theirs. If you don't have that your site will be 'penalized'! 🙂
Wix has been taking votes on whether to include that feature, so I'm going to leave it like it is and maybe they will soon, or maybe I'll pick something else. I would have to pay for it to have my domain name connected howtobehippy.com which now points here. So I'm going to go on and make more effort with this and make it look better. I think we'll all know what we're doing better too when Mercury Retrograde finishes next month. This is the natural time for sorting these things out.
How's Art AccountI love my new Twitter Art account! I suppose I did it as kind of a form of procrastination, but it's worked out well and it inspires me so much to do the rest of my work and my followers' art is absolutely breathtaking! I wish I could give the time to retweet everybody, but it didn't work out for my financially before, so that's why I've done it like this now.
So I've been doing some other things, and I've just got AN ALLOTMENT!! I'll have to start it off, but I've got some help, and it's in a really beautiful location, so that'll inspire me too!
Maybe I won't keep it forever, and you can't sell the veg, but I'll learn a lot along the way, and I'll just see how it goes! These things always lead onto other things too!
I'm asking for any spare tools and gardening equipment for my allotment on freecycle.org If you haven't used it or heard of it, it's a SERIOUSLY COOL IDEA! People advertise anything they're throwing out on there. You can ask for anything on you want on there! But you'll see people give just as much more than they get or ask for because it's things they don't want and are getting rid of. Why don't you put your area in the search box. It's worldwide!
People have volunteered to be the moderator in your area, and all you do is get the emails showing what's being offered or asked for! It's the easiest thing in the world! You're expected to collect it yourself, so if it's something big like furniture you need a vehicle. People actually give those away too, but you have to fix them up. It depends what's in your area. You wouldn't believe how many chickens get given away here!
I slowed down while I was making the Wix website. But I'm going to carry on using Social Jukebox with How and Conscious again and maybe my art account too.
Nothing is real. Nobody's perfect, but it's good to have some heroes, and one of mine, and other people's is Tim Fargo, the creator of Social Jukebox I started using it when it was called 'Tweet Jukebox', when he very first started it, and was just trying it out. I was in a mess with this at the time. Right at the beginning of it. So, it was like a miracle! It helped me in such a massive way to get my business started!
Now it's called Social Jukebox, and still incredibly cheap for how cool it is. You can do a lot more with it now too, like post to Facebook and Linkedin. You can keep your tweets going all the time while you do other things. Work smarter, not harder. I think it's like recycling or renewable energy! Sustainable Social Media! Tim does a lot, and has a lot of friends. He's a multi-millionaire, but he never leaves you waiting around like...is the norm..! And that's why! Isn't it!
He's so nice, natural, funny, respectful and kind. I've learned a lot from him. If you're on Twitter, you'll have seen Social Jukebox in action. You could try with the free account, or go for it and take the first proper account I use at $19.99, as that's what you'll end up doing after messing about with the free one. At the moment, I'll get twice the commission on whatever account you buy! See that's how good Tim is! and you'll know that you're helping someone else out too. Watch the videos on the FAQ Page here, and if you've been thinking about it already just go for it!
Every Interaction is a Transaction.Love is free. The earth is unconditionally loving. Sunshine is pure, free, unconditional love. But interactions with other people are an energy exchange. Every one of us is either consciously or unconsciously trying to fulfill our own deeper human needs, in everything we say and do, all the time. It's more unconditionally loving, and better all round, to notice, accept, and work with that.
Love is being able to see and understand (firstly) as well as respect our own and each other's true needs.
We know people will often do well through the use of status and underhanded manipulation, and sometimes they're doing it because of their own practical and hierarchical constraints.
But I don't believe that's the norm at all! Most of the time the reason people do well, is because of their sense of responsibility and commitment, and those are qualities and conditions of the heart.
It's much easier to say you believe in something, than do that yourself. Watch what people do, not what they say, and tune into the motivation behind it. It's not cynical, it's true and kind and real and honest.
We've all got the same Human Needs motivating what we do. People will sometimes pretend, or unconsciously believe and say, that they're doing something for you unconditionally, but it's very rare, if ever, that they really are. Even if it's just to enjoy the feeling of loving other people, having their company, and being accepted or approved of, most of us feel hurt when what we're offering is rejected. It just means you've got to grow, so you've got a better offer, and that it's only ever certain people who are going to want it.
A lot more famous people have become involved in the ethical and spiritual movement now too. People who became originally well known because of their music or as an actor. Ricky Gervais for example. There's people on breakfast TV, and pop stars with millions of fans like Pit Bull, who I hadn't heard of til now. Hippies don't usually have TV's. I haven't had one for a long time, and we aren't into what they do.
I do get the odd social media crush! (not on Pit Bull) I spent a long time looking at Peter Andre's Twitter profile one day! (He's such a nice person isn't he!) But for me it's always best when the interest is mutual! and Pit Bull is definitely doing his own thing!
So what I'm saying is, no matter how entertaining you are, not everyone likes everyone. And don't spend too much time focused on someone who doesn't really know or care about your existence. Because that's somebody else's life, not yours, and relationships are more about sincerity and quality, than quantity.
There's tons of absolutely mindblowing people in the world! Nobody's perfect, but a lot of the time people are saying and doing things just to 'look' good. You have to be able to tell the difference, and we tend to focus on the wrong things, but if we can be alright with our own stupidness, and not feel bad, but also see it for what it is, it naturally makes these things go better.
Conscious capitalism is a special way that you can help other people and the earth and fulfill all of your own human needs at the same time. Everyone wants to be able to think of themselves as a good person, and someone with their own mind, and a person who's achieved something. That's why it's really cool if you can do something as an entrepreneur, that helps other people and the planet, like Pit Bull apparently!
Whether you're on his thing or not, it's kind of phoney. When there's Greenpeace, Friends of The Earth, The World Wildlife Fund etc, been doing everything all this time. Oh and smelly hippies like me - we are gorgeous and we smell of Gorgeous Essential Oils. (Perfume and aftershave is made of essential oils, but with also toxic chemicals added).
But even so, with 24 MILLION FOLLOWERS, I'm sure he and the others can do loads! and so can everyone now! As long as it's not complete and total green washing, and just saying stuff, anything at all, that you do, is cool.
Making A Contribution In Your Community or Through Your WorkThere's always something you can do in every community, especially now. I'm loosely involved with some of the different ones in mine.
The Transition Network encourages people to organize co-operative initiatives in their community and implement sustainable systems that nurture the people and local economy to make it more resilient. When the small parts of a system or organism are healthy, the whole becomes healthy. Healthy things spread, just as unhealthy things do. You can click here to see if there's a Transition near you, or set one up.
The POOSH is another worldwide website where you can ask for volunteers to help with sustainable building projects, or be a volunteer, and stay with someone whilst learning and getting practical experience in building eco-homes and sustainable buildings.
WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) is a similar organization where you can volunteer to stay and get experience of organic farming.
Check those out if they sound interesting! I think really you have to do a thing to learn how to do it very quickly.
There's millions of ways in which people help each other. But if you are looking for something green and eco to do as a job, here's a couple of cool environmental jobs websites a friend told me about, Countryside Jobs and Environment Job. They want people with qualifications in those areas, but there's tons of volunteering and training opportunities too.
Giving and ReceivingThe relationship between receiving and giving, yin and yang, is a deep, important thing in all of life. I wrote an email to my subscribers about this - giving and receiving, and Freecycle, but it was just before Christmas and a lot of people didn't open it. So I thought I'd do it in a blog post.
If you asked someone close to you for something you needed, not necessarily a physical thing, or if they just knew that you needed something, they might feel under pressure to give it to you when they don't want to, or they might not mind, but regret it later if you didn't use it much, or if you didn't seem grateful enough, or if they missed having it, or if you didn't seem to do enough nice things like that for them.
Also, you might be throwing something out and ask someone close to you if they want it. They might feel patronized or insulted, because it's something you're throwing out. Complicated isn't it.
You know the kind of thing. Once, me and my mum went on holiday and we didn't have many holiday clothes. So she asked her friends to lend us some. We got loads, and we didn't wear all of them. We wanted show that we appreciated it, and it was nearly time to go home, so we put them on and took photos of each other posing, wearing them! It was funny while we were doing it! But it's hard to be honest isn't it. People can get hurt and disgruntled if what you do doesn't affirm them. But it can also get totally surreal and ridiculous! Like a farce!
Unconditional LoveAs well as showing how much abundance there really is, Freecycle is a brilliant example of unconditional love between humans! If you're throwing something out, it's a pleasure to give it to someone who really wants that! and if you need something, someone will pipe up who is about to throw away that very thing!
The earth is all loving, and people really are able to co-operate with each other well if they do it right.
So what are you going to do for Earth Day then?I'm going to my allotment today! I think we should buy from small businesses while we're on social media! I do that myself!! If you want to do your bit, by buying something you like from me, and the other small conscious companies that make their goods, I hope you'll go for it and shop now at THE EARTH SITE SALE!!!
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But whatever you do, don't go without CHECKING THIS OUT!!! You can make one of your own and share it! I'm sure all they want is exposure for their services.
I hope you got something you liked from this or feel inspired and have a cool one! 🌍
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.....it's looking a lot better already isn't it! if you've seen this blog before. I'm still sorting it out. Thanks to Blogger for their support and the new themes! - https://blogger.googleblog.com/2017/03/share-your-unique-style-with-new.html