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3/1/13 7:19 A

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Day 3

Chapter 11 PEACE AND THE ENVIRONMENT - The Earth Is Alive

#97 GROW FOOD

Growing food requires intimate participation in the processes of life and in the cycles of nature. All the elements come together to produce food. The Earth, sun, rain and fresh air all are needed by the seeds to grow to their greatest potential.

Even in the largest cities, we can connect in some way with the life cycle by raising our own food and feeding our friends. When we plant, tend, harvest, and eat this food, we remember that we too are part of this sacred chain of life.

Plant windowsill herbs.
Plant container gardens on roofs or patios.
Join community gardens.
Join a gardening co-op.
Support organic gardening. (No matter where you get your food from.)
Barter for produce. If you cannot grow your own food but know other who do, offer to barter. Give something you have or can do in exchange for the produce you want. This honors the cycle of reciprocity.

"The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself."




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2/28/13 3:16 P

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Those are great! Thanks, Ann.

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2/27/13 10:58 P

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Thanks Ann...I really love reading those too. Thanks for sharing!

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"Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for
another day of loving."

"The first duty of love is to listen."


"Perseverance and determination is all you need in life" I would add Positiveness to this quote as well :)





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2/27/13 7:57 P

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That is great, I hope you keep posting these are they are very helpful.

I am also on Facebook, please send me a friends request@ www.facebook.com/tina.darlington.79

For lots of fun, amazing ideas, recipes, health tips, weight loss motivation, encouragement and fun, join me and others at: www.facebook.com/groups/BalanceLovea
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xoxo elle~


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2/27/13 5:45 P

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thanks that is really cooll I will have to look for a copy of the book

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2/27/13 4:19 P

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Day 2

Number 77 Soften your defenses

Defensiveness is a natural reaction to having been hurt. We learn to defend ourselves against rejection, to protect our hearts against pain. We want to justify our actions and beliefs and guard ourselves from whatever we find frightening.

When we shield ourselves we tighten up. This makes us more likely to attract attack and unable to receive whatever good energy is coming our way. The more defended we are, the less able we are to let our hearts open in love and peace.

First step, always, is just to be aware. Pay attention to when and how you feel defensive. What happens in your body? In your mind? In your heart?

Ask what you are protecting yourself from. Can you actually stop whatever it is you are afraid of from happening?

The Peace Book written by Louise Diamond
2001 Conari Press



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2/27/13 2:46 P

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I have had this book for years and keep forgetting about., yet it keeps calling to me. So today I picked it up and really started looking at it for the first time. It is 108 simple ways to create a more peaceful world....

Today's is #59 - FORGIVE

The other side of apology is forgiveness. Forgiveness is something that happens first in your own heart. You cannot force it.

Notice what negative feelings you are carrying about what some person (or group) did that hurt you. Notice how carrying those feelings affects your body, your mind, your heart.

When you are ready, find a way to release what you are holding. Give it to God, to the Earth, to the wind or water; give it up or put it down, or whatever language works for you. Just let it go. Breathe deeply. Feel the new space opening in your heart.

The Peace Book written by Louise Diamond
2001 Conari Press


"The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself."




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