Celebrate Earth Day, April 22nd 2011
Hopefully as we grow and evolve we will all learn to honor our planet more. Tomorrow in the Western World we can choose to honor our planet by celebrating Earth Day. Here are a few fun (and hopefully interesting) ways to go about it.
Starbucks offering a free coffee on Earth Day – raise a cup of joe to Gaia!
On Earth Day, Starbucks will be giving free coffee or tea, iced or hot, to customers who bring in their own mug or travel tumbler.
I watched the CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz be interviewed by Gayle King recently on OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network). Given how so many companies have been and are being exposed for so lacking in ‘moral fiber’ at the moment, Starbucks is a refreshing change. Howard Schultz returned to run the company after a period of time away because, as he says “We were managing the company in a way that was more about share holder value than it was about creating value for the customer and the employees. Starbucks created something that did not exist perhaps previously in America and that is, a respite between home and work….we set out early as a company that would balance profitability and social conscience”.
You can read more about how Starbucks is aiming towards these goals at http://www.starbucks.com/sharedplanet
Many people who meditate regularly or practice energy work will probably be able to talk from experience about their heart energy opening, or feeling emotions or physical sensations ‘from the heart’. Modern science is beginning to tap into the idea that a happy heart is a healthy heart, and that positive emotions are better for our bodies than being sad, angry, fearful or in high stress mode on a continual basis. The HeartMath Institute has helped fund the Global Coherence Initiative, whose long term aim is to study the effects of continous ‘positive coherence’ experiments, that is, what is the result of positive heart states of many people (or you could call it positive prayer) on the electromagnetic field that surrounds Planet Earth.
This from www.AffirmingSpirit.com “
HeartMath, lead by research at the Institute of HeartMath, discovered that the human heart generates the strongest electro-magnetic field in the body, far greater than the brain–in fact, approximately 100 times more powerful electrically, and up to 5,000 times more powerful magnetically! Scientists already knew that atoms can be altered if the electrical or magnetic field surrounding them changes, so realizing the heart is capable of doing BOTH makes you realize how powerful the human heart truly is!”
Earth Monitoring by the Global Coherence Initiative
This from the GLO’s website.
“The Global Coherence Initiative will include an important scientific measurement component. Advanced sensing technology, now being developed at the Institute of HeartMath, will allow us to observe changes in the earth’s magnetic field and test the hypothesis that the earth’s field is affected by mass human emotion, positive or negative. The Global Coherence Monitoring System (GCMS) will consist of approximately 12 sensors strategically located around the world. This system will enable a new level of scientific inquiry into the relationship between the earth’s magnetic field, collective human emotions and behaviors, and planetary changes.
Their research has led to some significant findings. For example, two or three weeks prior to earthquakes or volcanic eruptions, the earth’s magnetic field changes, suggesting that a multistation monitoring system could predict earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Not only did Drs. Rauscher and Van Bise predict the cataclysmic eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington, in the year and a half following the eruption, they predicted 84 percent of the seismic activity occurring within a 100 square mile area around a single detector. This finding alone would justify the development of a global monitoring system, but there are even more important reasons for doing so.
A number of important findings already have emerged. For example, changes in the earth’s magnetic field are associated with changes in brain and nervous system activity; performance of athletic, memory and other tasks; sensitivity in a wide range of extrasensory perception experiments; synthesis of nutrients in plants and algae; the number of reported traffic violations and accidents; mortality from heart attacks and strokes; and incidence of depression and suicide. It’s interesting to note that changes in geomagnetic conditions affect the rhythms of the heart more strongly than all the physiological functions studied so far.
If you visit the monitoring system you can actively send some positive energy to the planet.
Or while you’re waiting in line for your coffee or tea, you can…
Whenever I’m waiting in line for something, I like to mull over the thought that we are on a rock, whistling through space, around a star in a solar system, with a very small umbrella of electromagnetic energy cushioning us from the enormous power and heat of the sun and its’ solar flares. Sometimes lines (or ‘queues’ as we say in the UK) can exude a palpable sense of impatience and restlessness from the people forming them. This thought helps me shift from that energy and think how amazing it is that when I get to have my coffee, as long as I’m careful, it’ll even stay in the cup while I’m drinking it! Amazing! Happy Earth Day!