I’m at work right now and everyone is asking why I’m laughing so hard. Send help.
they look weirdly like really big semi-bipedal dogs
It is time to invest our money in renewables, and to put an end to fracking altogether. The long term effects of fracking have not been assessed, as we are the first generation, guinea pigs if you will, to put this practice to use. We already know it takes 1-8 million gallonsto complete each fracking job. Aren’t ‘They’ telling us to “Stop watering your lawns, conserve water, nearly a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean, safe water!” And yet, they see absolutely no problem with fracking. They’ve even gone so far as to say this is a “natural” way to acquire “natural” gas. What is natural about injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release gas?
And this fluid isn’t just water… Every time the Earth is fracked, lead, uranium, mercury, ethylene glycol, radium, hydrochloric acid, formaldehyde, methanol, and up to 600 other carcinogens are injected into the Earth. I’m sorry, but doesn’t this sound like we’re turning the entire EARTH into an ATOMIC WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION?
Now, I will say, there is an end for everything. And maybe the mother in me is witnessing all of this happening and is feeling a deep, deep pang of grief and sorrow that this is how life on Earth is ending. I literally feel like a mother watching her daughter being drugged, abused, raped, and slowly lethally injected, by a money-grubbing, power hungry, idiot of a man, with nothing to do but keep telling her, “This isn’t you! You can still turn things around! Let’s go to rehab, I’ll help you get better with the help of my friends!” But my little girl is lost in a world of illusion. She has forgotten how beautiful she is, and thus has forgotten that her own life is worth fighting for…
Why can’t we use our time on Earth to make it a better, healthier, safer place to live? I know all things must pass. I know I will die someday, as will all others. But let us not be fooled. We humans are creators, which means we are also destroyers. And maybe I just need to let go of the hope that life on Earth will continue much longer. Because at the rate at which we’re going, the human race, and the most likely every other species inhabiting Earth will soon be extinct.
Until then… I’m choosing which side I’m on. I’m for preserving this planet. I’m for learning how to make this planet a better place to live. I’m forgiving those who oppose my beliefs, but I won’t stop fighting for what I believe in. Because what I’ve learned from my parents’ love is that you invest your life in life. You invest your life in love. You invest whatever health, money, power, strength you have into preserving, protecting, appreciating, caring for, raising, and respecting what you’ve been blessed with. I’ve been blessed with an amazingly beautiful life. I’m constantly surrounded by beautiful, talented, hard-working, fun-loving people, full of potential and dreams. I have the best family. I have the best dogs a girl could ask for. I have so many talents and gifts… and all of these things have been given to me. On some sub-conscious level I may have asked for them, but the point is that they were given to me. By some grace of the universe, I have them. I won’t have them someday. But while I do, I will love and cherish them. While we have this Earth, let’s love and cherish it and one another!
With love & good madness,
A stark new report seeks to cut through confusion and awaken the public to the urgency of the dangers of global warming.
Available on #Netflix, #Tapped documentary highlights the terrifying truths about the bottled water industry, and the quality of our water supply in America. Water is a world issue that does not discriminate against race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or social economic class. We have to WAKE UP. Please reblog this to your followers, change will not come from those making millions off of anything, it must come from the people. Most of us just go to work, come home, and survive behind a screen. Most people aren’t even aware of what it means to be alive. But you are alive. And you have a responsibility to your planet, to your fellow human beings, to all beings that inhabit the earth, to your creator, and to yourself, to WAKE UP. Start living consciously and get involved in something that actually matters. Money will not save us. Petroleum will not save us. Your employers will not save you.
I know there are a lot of people counting on Jesus to come back at just the right moment, when we’ve blown everything to hell, hoping we’ll be absolved of all the damaged we’ve incurred on this beautiful Earth we were blessed with. But what if God is trying to work through people? There is a conscious community of people who are trying to wake the rest of the world up, to get people out of the cycle of self-absorbed, money-driven, habitual living, and bring the focus back to the reason we’re here in the first place: To remember what it means to truly love, nurture and care for something.
Earth is a special living being. She has provided us with everything we’ve ever needed, and continues to. But we are raping her. We continue to disrespect her and all her beautiful creatures. I am pleading you to get out of your own way, stop letting yourself be distracted by the melodramatic story lines in your life, and bring your focus back to why you came here in this lifetime. We have the opportunity to heal the world right now. But like all real healing, it has to come from a place within us. The fire is within us. It has to matter to us, and we have to believe that we have what it takes to change things. We have to be brave, and we have to have faith in each other, instead of those who employ us, those who don’t actually care about anything or anyone other than making profit for themselves.
This doesn’t mean you have to quit your job tomorrow. Just start out by talking about this with everyone you come across, including your employers! We have to wake each other up, enlighten each other, start raising awareness and come back to reality. We all have the opportunity to be the stars of the greatest reality show of all time. The only question is, do you have the brains, heart, and courage to persevere when the going gets tough, as it inevitably will?
With love and good madness,
#SXSW YES, it’s true! @thegoodmad will be playing a FREE, 21+ show this Saturday @luckyloungeatx, w/ special guests @Yellforhelpmusic! See y’all there at 6PM. [Thanks @rockellle for this AWESOME poster!] “We’re all #mad here.”
The fire of the sun + the ever changing mood of the tides + the magnetic vibration of our earth = an electric phenomenon known as #music.
My theory on music.
It is the most painful and depressing thing to know that so many humans don’t know the kind of treatment and love, that everyone deserves. It pains me to know that many people don’t even care and are ignorant of the fact that they are being severely, unfairly, and horrifically manipulated by big corporations, doctors, and the media. Most people only get in an uproar once they or a loved one have been injured, or diagnosed with an illness, and don’t have the means to pay for all the medical bills.
Our system was, and still is currently being designed so that humans are completely and totally dependent on corporations to survive. I had a conversation with a man the other night about the importance of water, and he seemed to think that petroleum was the most valuable resource on the planet. Normally, I have a lot of compassion for people, and quite honestly, I wish this stranger no harm, and a lifetime full of health and happiness. That being said, his opinion is completely delusional.
I made the point that human beings at birth are nearly 78% water, humans are LITERALLY bodies of water. He made the point that “But humans are dependent on oil.” I noted that humans were the ones who CREATED our dependency on oil. Therefore, what you create, you can also destroy, or change. “There’s no way our society is going to do that”, he says. I said, “Agree to disagree. I respect your right to your belief, but mine is different, and that’s OK.” And it is okay. What I’m having a hard time with is knowing that this man probably isn’t one in a thousand. His mentality is most likely representative of the mentality of the majority of Americans. This guy was probably hoping to get my number by the end of our conversation, and I’m currently in a relationship so it wouldn’t have worked even if he had asked me for it… But if that wasn’t a factor, why would I even want to entertain the thought of going on a date with someone who has such a TEENY TINY…….. imagination? Musn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger darling.
It is times like these in which I could allow myself to feel so hopeless for the world. America is a huge and powerful nation, but we’re also a nation that fosters lazy, selfish, greedy, and co-dependent narcissists. Much of our self-worth is derived from how much money and power we have, how attractive we are, how many friends we have, what kind of job we have, how many Twitter or Tumblr followers we have, how many “likes” we get on Instagram, and what the people in our little nucleuses think and feel about us. Meanwhile, we completely lose touch with our souls and spirits. We lose touch with the very thing that gave us life: Mother Earth.
Now I’m not saying, we all need to be completely IN-dependent from oil, or that Lays potato chips don’t serve their purpose in the world, (I love me some Lays BBQ)… I’m just asking people to expand their imaginations. Instead of saying, “That would never work”, or, “you’re pretty naive to think we could actually revolutionize the way humanity thinks and lives”, or, “I don’t have any money to give, I don’t know how to change the world”, try having a little faith; okay, a LOT of faith. There are plenty of us who are already leading the way, so take a cue, and start looking up to people who are actually creating sustainable, and positive change. These are the people you should listen to, not the bullies, not the closed-minded, not the religious leaders who claim that they know everything - by the way, anyone who claims to know everything, most certainly does not. There is a globally conscious community, and we are trying to help you, but you’ve got to be responsible for yourself.
The World Water Crisis should be called the World Spirit Crisis. The condition of the water on the planet is directly reflective of the spirit in all Earth’s living beings. In many developing countries, they don’t even have access to safe drinking water. Here in America, we may have access to “clean” water, but let me tell you, the water is not safe. Our water is purified with chlorine - a fucking chemical I’d rather not INGEST - and fluoride, which debilitates the thyroid gland, the gland that controls how quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins, and controls how sensitive the body is to other hormones. Whoever thought that was a great idea, I need you to know, you are delusional.
March 22nd is World Water Day. I implore you to join me, and the rest of the world at 3pm PST, in prayer over water. Many of us across the globe will be praying over bodies of water to raise the energy and consciousness of water. If we show Mother Earth that we still care about her, that we haven’t forgotten who we are, and that we truly appreciate the amazing gift of life, who knows how our lives could be blessed?! For those of you who have forgotten what a truly amazing gift life is, I encourage you to connect with nature as soon as possible. It doesn’t have to be for a long time, but take your shoes off and go reconnect with the living being that made it possible for you to live your life.
Say thank you to the trees that provide us with oxygen. Thank you to the birds who provide us with free music every day. Thank you to the butterflies that remind us that there is always life after death. Thank you to the sun who shines, whether it’s cloudy, or nighttime. Thank you to the grass that separates us from the heat of the core of the Earth. Thank you to the water that, like a piece of music, connects every human being. Thank you to the stars that remind us what we’re made of. Thank you to the animals who bring so much beauty to this world. Thank you for my life, because it is a beautiful one, and at the end of it, I’m going to look back and be grateful that I did everything I could to channel my gratitude into passion for making this world a better place for all living beings. I am grateful for you.
With love and good madness,
Powerful Image. #TheRedRoad means to walk the right path in life, having consideration for all living things, and treating Mother Earth with respect. Money and petroleum are not necessary for survival, but the planet is. #ConsciousLiving #Water #Life
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Written by an 8th grader
WHAT THE FUCK THIS IS AMAZINGI’m blown away, wow.