I don’t know if it’s just me, but I seem to be seeing an abundance of anger in some people while the hopeful souls seem fewer in between. The more I pay attention to the world I realize that it strongly mirrors the energy of individuals we are surrounded by. I am feeling bombarded with nay Sayers, no hope for the future kind of thinking and I wonder if this has a purpose for me?
I find that I try to act in ways that will prove my muggle pals wrong. I try to cheer them up by lifting their mood and hopefully swaying their thoughts on ‘how horrible the world is nowadays’ with words of encouragement; at the same time reminding me why I still wish to live in a way that gives me hope. I believe I can make a difference in the world for the better and I believe you can too.
I care about the effect my actions have on the collective of my family, community and our country. I think people are angry because they feel hopeless and helpless, they feel their actions do not matter, but they are wrong. Anger does have a large effect on the collective energy of the world around us. This reminds me of the old saying about Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody;
This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody,
Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and
Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure Somebody would
do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody
got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody
thought Anybody could do it but Nobody realized that Everybody
wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when
Nobody did what Anybody could have done.
I believe in manifesting, yet I don’t think we can manifest desires like protecting the environment or making the world safe with wishes and prayers alone. I believe we must take steps and action to make progress in receiving what we desire. If I want to be an author I have to write a book or my manifesting dream most like will not come true.
I have started in small ways that don’t seem like they would make a difference to some, but I know that even small efforts help the collective world around me. Imagine what could happen if we all tried a little?!
Here are six small things you can do that add up to make a big difference in the world;
Recycle EVERYTHING – I reduce, reuse, recycle and repurpose most everything I can, I got this habit from my mom and my grandmother, waste not want not! This applies to food, clothes, containers, cars, tv’s, phones, appliances, furniture, wood, you name it. When we recycle we lessen our demands for mining, drilling, clear cutting, over harvesting resources that harm the earth and poison our water. Recycling can change the way we consume for the better. When we recycle appliances like computers and smart phones we won’t have to ravage and poison the earth to continue making the endless new improved versions.
Vote with your dollar – This more important than we give it credit for, your voice is your dollar. We tell the powers that be what we want with the money we spend. It’s all about the money and where you spend yours. I buy organic, I support my local farmers for humanely raised meat sources and eggs, I also frequent farmers markets when I am able. I try to avoid large super stores who sell food covered with pesticides and use marketing trickery to get me to buy more then I need. I support small businesses as often as possible because I know from experience doing so supports the families in my community and not some CEO’s bonus.
Vote with your ballot – If you don’t like the current affairs of our country, take time out of your life to vote when election day comes. Not just in Presidential years but in mid-term voting years like 2018. Midterm voting is extremely important to endorse your beliefs through the candidates in your preferred political party. By making an educated vote and researching your candidates for midterm elections you essentially set up the support team of your favored Presidential party elections two years later.
Volunteer – Get involved in your community or affairs that interest you. I used to volunteer at the local food shelf but that didn’t seem to be the right fit for me. I still volunteer as often as possible with a local pet rescue in my community fostering dogs when I can give them the time and energy they need. I help my neighbors when the need assistance right next door, I help my friends and family when in need. Helping, volunteering, doing something that lifts the energy of the people around me helps the greater good. Doing good feels good.
Kindness – I like the Golden Rule, I believe in treating other living beings as I would like to be treated. Right down to the spider that found himself in a strange land of my home, just wandering around on the wall and got lost, not doing any harm. I choose to escort him gently outside instead of squishing it dead for being in a foreign land and not knowing the language. If ever I find myself lost in a strange place, not knowing what to say, I would hope to find the same kindness. Wouldn’t you? Most people would.
Forgiveness – Sometimes it’s not forgiveness for the other other person that is important, usually it is important for you and your own peace of mind. Don’t let the few ‘bad apples’ ruin your perspective on the whole of humanity. Look around your life and count your blessings. There are so many people who brighten your day or even your life in so many ways that they must not be taken for granted. People make mistakes, we all do, lets work on forgiving ourselves and others so we can move forward in a supportive and loving way to create the healthy happy future we all want. Chose love over judgement.
I believe our everyday actions matter, they tell the Universe/God what you want more of in life. What do your actions say you want?
Wishing you an abundance of joyful blessings,
Emy Minzel ~ Adventure Sister
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