Green Recycle Your Electronics & Computers

Help keep this earth The Sacred Safe Place for all of us.  Most of you know that we recently had to replace Zeus, our workhorse computer and printer.  What do you do with the old one?  Take it to a landfill?  Throw it out in the garbage?  No and no.  Coincidentally, I received this email below requesting a link to one of our business websites.  Hooray, the universe provided my answer!

 

I’m an avid recycler and promoter of all things that will help keep our lovely planet a better place to live for each of us.  This email is reprinted with permission here.  Since I now have an old computer and printer that no longer work for me, I’m thrilled to see such a place exists. 

 

I am writing from www.era.ca , The Electronic Recycling Association. We are a non profit organization that donates and recycles computers and electronics. We are trying to gain more exposure, and are asking if your organization and website could post a link to us? We will gladly place your logo and link to your website on our website’s link section as well.

 

We are The Electronic Recycling Association @ www.era.ca , Located in

Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal, Canada.

 

Joseph

Web Marketing

Electronic Recycling Association

1301 34th Avenue SE

Calgary, AB, T2G 1V8

(403)262-4488

bojan@era.ca

www.era.ca

 

  1. If possible please check this out for yourself. Then get your local municipality or city to recycle computers and other electronics to this nonprofit agency.
  2. Please post this same email on your blog or contact them to link to their website.  They appear to be just getting their website going, so be patient.

 

I’m in the process of revamping 3 of our websites and plan to include this organization in my list of links.  As well, I intend to write a letter to my local municipal government asking them to let people know about this through their newsletters and links.  I also will write a letter to our local newspaper editor asking people to do the same thing.  Newspapers love to get letters to the editor.  Lastly, I’m going to forward this to people on my email list so they will be aware of what they can do to take their replaced electronics and computers to heaven.  We need to do what we can to help create a better place for all.  Besides, this company refurbishes electronics and gives them away to groups that cannot afford such luxuries.  What a grand idea!  For those of you living in other countries, please see what is available in your country and post it on your blog.  Why wait until Earth Day to do something that is helpful to this sacred place we call home?

 

Peanut Product Recall

Peanut butter is a staple in our house.  My Sherpa and I both love it (with bananas and chocolate is best for me, with jam is best for hubby).  I was appalled that my mother who is with the Golden Girls in Florida had not heard of this recall, since she too eats peanut butter daily.  So for those of you who also are in the habit of feeding peanut products to your kids, please see the list.  Thankful the peanut butter we generally eat is not on this list. 

 

Canada Salmonella in peanut butter recall product list:          http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2009/2009typhe.shtml

 

Canada:  other foods: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/recaltoce.shtml

 

USA             http://www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.HTML

 

 

Dance in the Mercury Retrograde Moonlight!

 

For more information on dealing with energy that surrounds you every day, visit my blog at  www.astromoon.wordpress.com.  If you are on a spiritual journey, you might also want to explore my website at www.moonwomenspirituality.com. 

Hawaii Goes Green – Alternative Energies

Eons ago, wise elders have said that when we use the heat beneath our feet plus the heat from the Sun, and the power of the wind, we will be okay.  To me that translates into geothermal, solar and wind power. The time has come for the world to wake up to using renewable alternative energies for their electrical costs plus their heating and cooling costs. 

For those who follow my blog regularly, you know that both my hubby and I took the training a year ago to be geothermal installers.  We took the beginners course and have a long way to go before we feel we confidently know what we are doing.  I was totally thrilled with what I learned about this amazing alternative energy just due to it’s high efficiency rating compared to other alternative energies.  The initial outlay is costly, but if one looks to the 5 to 10 year turn around, that upfront cost is paid back many times over with the reduction in ongoing costs of heating or air conditioning.  That’s why many governments are now insisting that most new government buildings include geothermal.  This is being done in both Canada and the UK.  I was totally thrilled to find out that Kona island in Hawaii is using geothermal to provide 25% of its electricity needs.  Neither Tom nor I understood how this was possible until we saw these websites of geothermal that is happening just a few miles from here.

http://geothermal.marin.org/index.html

http://www.punageothermalventure.com/

 

 

I was delighted to find that the entire state of Hawaii has a mandate to have electricity totally generated by alternative energy by 2020.  Currently they import 7 billion dollars worth per year of imported oil just to produce electricity alone.  This year they open a massive solar cell farm and a wind generating farm. 

http://www.silobreaker.com/DocumentReader.aspx?Item=5_945128196

 

Germany had the foresight to do this close to 2 decades ago and they are almost there.  Too bad our federal and provincial governments didn’t have as much political will.  See the comparison between what Germany and what Canada is doing here.  http://windpathfilms.com/blog/2008/11/alternative-energy-canada-needs-to.html I was saddened to learn that a Canadian could not make a living in Canada with solar energy.  He moved his business to Germany and is now thriving.

 

 

Please educate your politicians whom you voted into office.  The time is now to take action.  If we had done this 20 years ago all of our countries would be in the enviable position that Germany is in regarding heating and cooling.  It takes the will of the people plus the political will.  Then just make it happen a little bit each year.  Hawaii is doing it.  China is beginning to do it.  Is your country doing it?

 

 

In my greatest dreams someone will come up with a way that a KISS small earth-solar system will be installed at every person’s home around the globe.  Imagine the dream … free heat, cooling and electricity from the sun, earth and wind!

 

 

Please collectively put this on your Full Moon Vision Boards.

We the people can make this happen! Yes we can!

Dance in the Full Cancer Moonlight!

 

 

I love my journey into myself.  Do you love your journey?  If not, then do the work to empower yourself!  If you found this helpful, then visit my website www.moonwomenspirituality.comIf your want information on how the daily Moon and Sun energy affects you, your love and your relationships, visit www.astromoon.wordpress.com

Love Relationship Suitcase

What are you packing in your life suitcase?  Who are you choosing to pack around with you?  Empower yourself!  You get to choose what those suitcases contain.  What colors of clothes do you want?  What size do you want? Have you recently changed your preferred colors or sizes?  Do you want to change the shoes you are taking?

 

 

Similarly, the people we have in our inner circle are those we pack with us in life.  Periodically we should check to see who we are packing in our suitcases of Life.  If your energy size has changed, then perhaps you can choose to only take along people who are more positive.  Perhaps you can choose to take along people who help you on the Life Path you are on right now.  Take a look at your past.  Are you still packing people from your past?  Perhaps it’s time to get a smaller suitcase and not pack them around anymore!

 

 

You see we are getting ready for a much needed vacation.  Last night a friend called and demanded to know why I have not called her recently in her hour of needing to hear about her latest lament.  Frankly, she has all the skills to deal with her issues.  Rather than use the skills and do the work for herself, she wants someone else to carry her and do her work for her.  Like many people who seem to prefer to live from negative crisis to crisis, she tries to be very demanding of my time.  So I decided not to pack her in my suitcase anymore.  I turned her problems back over to her to solve a couple of years ago.  It’s time for her to carry her own stuff. So now I call once a month to check in, instead of several times a week.

 

 

Is it easy to change the energy when we love different people in our lives?  NO!  It’s something I certainly struggle with.  Tough Love is never fun.  I need to be needed. But in this particular case, I love her enough to want her to empower herself and trust in her own decision making.  I love her enough to want her to pay attention to her own intuition and interpret her own dreams.  She needs to pay attention to her own coincidences, patterns and cycles of life.  All those signposts help to empower her in the direction on her Map of Life.  It’s time for her to be the lovely soul she came to this earth to be.  She needs to choose to live her life on her purpose and her intentions.  I love her enough to have her do the work on herself and to carry her own Life’s suitcase.  I love her enough for her to begin reading her own Map.

 

 

When your own energy has changed and you are choosing a more positive growth path for yourself, often you will find the old luggage still wants to hang around.  However, they no longer fit in your suitcase.  You’ve changed your colors into vibrant growth colors.  You are a different more pleasing energy size.  Very gently remove the old clothing from your luggage and give them to God and the universe to take care of.  If you are on a significant growth path, they will only weight you down.  Honey, even your Sherpa guide couldn’t possibly carry them all. 

Reflection Questions

1.  Where are you choosing to focus your passion and energy? 

2.  What is in your baggage or luggage?  Can you downsize?

3. Are you packing others, or packing yourself and your soul’s growth?

4.  Which 4 people are you going to put in your suitcase to accompany you on your Journey?

 

 

Affirmation:  I intend to pack my suitcase with people who are growth oriented.  I choose to spend my time on positive people who are actively moving forward.

Empower yourself!

Use the Law of Attraction, your vision board and

attract positive people into your life.

Now isn’t that a wonderful notion in motion

for your Life Map and Your Life suitcase?

 

 I love my journey into myself.  Do you love your journey?  If not, then do the work to empower yourself!  If you found this helpful, then visit my website www.moonwomenspirituality.comIf you desire information on how the energy of the Sun and Moon affect your life, career and love, visit my blog at www.astromoon.wordpress.com  

4 Seasons of Love

There are 4 seasons to our Love and relationships.  I’m referring to loving yourself, loving your family, loving your friends and loving your partner.  I’m convinced that 4 seasons cycle holds true in many different areas of our lives.  I believe we were giving the 4 seasons as a blueprint for those cycles that we can detect in our lives.  Think about this and apply it to yourself!  This can assist in your cycle of transformation and change which those who seek continual growth go through.

 

So if I’m truly engaged and active and upbeat, there will be a time in my life when my rhythm has to be the valley where I go deep inside and am quiet.  That gives me the balance. That does not mean I have lost the thing I am passionate about.  It means I have to experience the quietness of that passion to take it to a new level. 

 

 

In the spring of the year, all seeds are bursting forth with newness and growth and vivid color.  The smell is different.  The colors are different.  All the senses are alert and alive.  Similarly, our passion for someone or something we love has to have seeds that burst forth.  During the newness or the beginnings of that love, our senses are like those of the springtime.

 

In the summer, the colors change.  They grow deeper as the flowers mature.  Much of the plants energy goes into creating these flowers and this beauty to attract the birds and the bees which help pollinate the plant.  Similarly in our relationships, we put a lot of energy into the love we have for another during the summer of that relationship.  We explore ideas together, we do things together, we spend a lot of time watering and feeding one another’s soul. 

 

In the fall the rhythm of life changes.  We no longer need the bright colors to attract birds and bees.  The fruit is developing nicely.  This is similar to love energy.  It has been pollinated and is maturing.  It will be sustained if we have nurtured it, weeded out the stuff that doesn’t work for us both and fed the relationship with good topsoil of conversations and experiences. Our relationship has ripened and matured by a level of truth, honesty, trust and understanding.

 

In the winter, we tend to be quieter in our relationship.  It’s not hibernating, but is sustained under that lovely snowy blanket of white that holds everything we hold dear together.  That snowy blanket is woven through the love fabric of emotions that continue to water our love through both good times and others.  So sometimes we get a total new dusting of snow and at other times we get slush.  So what, our blanket of love is woven tightly enough to endure.  If we are very wise, we are planning together for the next phase or cycle of our lives.  We are deepening our relationship.  While this appears to be a quiet time, in fact life is teeming underneath the white mask we present to the outer world.  This is a time of introspection and quiet rhythms of day to day normal life with our partner or with our friends.  They accept us as we are.

 

We need the quietness of winter where everything is sleeping before we can burst forth with a new spring growth!  It comes full circle once again.  Wise ones will tell you that you need to continually work at your relationship to sustain it, to make it a perennial plant.  I want to suggest you look at having 4 seasons in your love relationship!

 

Reflection Questions Love Quiz:  Examine your relationships and friendships pattern. 

  1. What do you typically do in the spring of any relationship?
  2. List 4 words to describe your actions in the summer phase of relationships.
  3. List 4 words to describe your behavior in the fall or autumn of relationships.
  4. In what season is your relationship with yourself, with your friends, with your honey?

Affirmation:  I intend to allow myself my natural cycle of relationships!

Instead of looking for love, give it;

constantly renew it in yourself and

you will always feel its presence within you.

It will always be there smiling at you,

gazing on you kindly.

(Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov)

 

I love my journey into myself.  Do you love your journey?  If not, then do the work to empower yourself!  If you found this helpful, then visit my website www.moonwomenspirituality.comIf your want information on how the daily Moon and Sun energy affects you, your love and your relationships, visit www.astromoon.wordpress.com

Passion & Sacred Places

I truly believe we have to rediscover what our passions in life are.  It is only by knowing what your passion is that you can understand what makes you happy.  It is by knowing what your passion is that you can understand what brings you joy.  It is by understanding yourself, your passions, your happiness and your joy that you can follow the trail to your bliss.  Passion, happiness, joy, bliss are all sacred places within your soul.  You can visit there any time and feel at peace within yourself.  How on earth can you possibly achieve your potential, your talents and your gifts you came to share this time around if you have never discovered them?

 

 

I am dumbfounded when people cannot tell me even one thing that they are passionate about.  My challenge to you is to discover 4 things you are passionate about in 2009.  You see my goal is to create a sacred place on this planet.  If you are living in your personal world with passion and deliberate intent to be happier, to be more at peace within yourself, you create a better world not only for yourself, but for each living being on the planet.  When you are happy, the entire earth sings because of the vibes you give off.  That’s the law of physics at the nano level.

 

Choose the way and the tribe of the peaceful warrior.  Resolve to “fight”  for unity and peace in your home.  Peacefully resolve all conflict that is in your personal world.  Show others around you how to be at peace within themselves.  Be an angel and be a role model to others around you.  These are my wishes for you, your family and those you love in 2009.

 

 

World Unity Flag

World Unity Flag

Here are some sites that might be of interest to you.  I just found out about the world unity flag.  How awesome is that?

 

 

http://www.worldunityflag.org/   Whoever we are, where-ever in the World we are…we share many of the same common needs, issues and concerns.Basic needs such as clean air, potable water, sufficient food, shelter from the elements, kinship, a sense of belonging and purpose and the means to provide for one’s family is universal.  Humanity is one family… “In Community, common unity …we are One”.“Unity is the Heart of CommUnity!”


 

Walk lightly on my beloved planet Earth!           

http://www.caledonontario.com/

http://sfcompact.blogspot.com/

http://ourcompactlife.com/

Affirmation:  I intend to have peace in my heart, my mind, my body and my soul.

I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.

(Edward Everett Hale)

 

I love my journey into myself.  Do you love your journey?  If not, then do the work to empower yourself!  If you found this helpful, then visit my website www.moonwomenspirituality.com.  If your want information on how the daily Moon and Sun energy affects you, your love and your relationships, visit www.astromoon.wordpress.com