It is indeed an activist kind of afternoon; I am stirring it up!
As I sit with my afternoon coffee, the world outside is alive with spring fevered birds, insects, frogs, deer and so much more. I am mindfully conscious of a pending cellular/mobile phone tower installation that is sited right next door to my rural sanctuary home. The image conjures all sorts of gruesome sicknesses while continuing to emit sci-fi mind altering frequencies. I have children and grandchildren yes and consider myself a steward of the land I dwell on. What can I do without getting all drama and losing my grace? Post menopause means little tolerance for social and environmental ills. We post menopausal crones simply don't have time to waste if we are to ensure a better legacy for our begets. There is still so much to do.
A candid chat with my special needs single parent neighbour who reveals a startling insight to her own personal struggle to stay afloat. Bigga corporation has made her such a lucrative offer that it seems a miraculous solution to a desperate financial crisis. We cannot fault her of course, it is difficult to err in fear of health hazards when you desperately need to put food on the table. I pray for her and may the angels guides assist in miraculous ways.
Now, that is a savvy bigga corporation sales pitch angle; approaching struggling farmers and homeowners with a gigantic wod of cash in hand. A lottery win with questionable side effects.
And, don't get me wrong, I really really do appreciate having the technology at my own finger tips via mobile phone and internet, yet I am acutely aware of alarming controversy over its reported health hazards. With just a little online research, a myriad of data expounds on the dangers of the associated Radio Frequency Microwave Radiation Emissions. One would think that with such amazing advances in technology, that there has to be solutions that can more readily ensure well-being.
What can one homeowner do??? Most of us are already stressed with what we have on our plate. There simply is insufficient movement on instilling national/global polices on the issue and unfortunately, it falls to homeowners and local or county By Laws enforcement. Which without National standards in place, local By Laws have no code, policy procedures in place to ensure safety. NOTHING in most cases!!! Hmm. . .
I am reminded of the following quote: “We rich nations, for that is what we are, have an obligation not only to the poor nations, but to all the grandchildren of the world, rich and poor. We have not inherited this earth from our parents to do with it what we will. We have borrowed it from our children and we must be careful to use it in their interests as well as our own.” Moss Cass
I pause here, allowing the Joan of Arc warrior surge. Dam, I was hoping to retire from social activism gracefully. I shall endeavor to continue to walk my talk.
We are not islands; what we do, the choices that we make, do affect all others, including the earth that we stand and walk upon.
My neighbour needs more day to day help to raise her child, we all do. We all need each other. I wonder, en mass, how did we get so far away from community cohesion, looking after each other and our nature friends as our ancient ancestors once did?
I will promise to give one helluva a go before I move! My roar may sound like a kitten’s tiny meow against this bigga corporation giant, but at least I will take a stand and have a say. Wish me well! So while I begin the slow wheels of of addressing the issue in my locale via a letter to my local Councillors to address By Law codes as a first step, I wonder who out there has success??? Let me know, I would love to hear about it.
In the mean time, enjoy the Stir It Up for what ever burning issue has your passion this beautiful spring day.
Jan Porter ~ Author www.inspiredsoulworks.com