Of course we already know who/what produces the world’s Greenhouse Gasses today…[mfn]
https://parkecovillagetrust.co.uk/faq/what-are-the-main-ghg-emissions-by-sector/[/mfn] Here are the up-to-date Findhorn Ecovillage carbon (equivalent) offsetting figures since PETs carbon offsetting service started in December 2017.
Nota Bene: during the last five “pandemic waves” (a) we have not been travelling so much, (b) Cluny has been closed[mfn]consider the statistical importance for the Ecovillage of 35 residents formerly sharing 1 house and its household services[/mfn], (c) being cloistered at home has caused our individual utility usage&costs to rise, and (d) when lockdown was eased for the two summers, loads of us went on beach holidays and/or visited family and friends. So where then are the increased offsets of the respective CO2emissions?[mfn]The terrible 50% Foundation Staff decrease is not responsible as the below figures (total offsetter distribution Jul 2019 — Jan 2022) show…
At the end of this January I read a challenge in the invite to the “14th Findhorn Extended Member’s Council”: “The impulse birthing the Findhorn Community and our collective work is one of spiritual integration and alignment to a deep planetary purpose.
Click image to offset your CO2e emissions (wherever you are located in the UK)
As Extended Members we share a vision for a world that recognizes the sacredness of all life, and we seek to make a contribution wherever we are living and whatever we are doing—recognizing the divine in the ordinary, the light within all. The FEMC is one of several efforts to strengthen our global network by creating a platform where we can grow together and express the spirit of Findhorn in all its many facets.“
In these VUCA times, one important Findhorn effort+expression is being a bright beacon of visionary hope & vital, vibrant and viable behaviour for less longsighted and courageous GHG-emitters.
We all know the global warming/GHG science. But some seemingly doubt the positive and negative effect an individual (butterfly) can have. And others, in a weird way, decide to hide their influence & power, which we all deeply intuited in early childhood, then lost and are slowly regaining only with serious interior development…[mfn]to these people (& me of course!) the following:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Source: Marianne Williamson’s book “A Return to Love.”
Check out also: https://www.weboflove.org/bestinspirationalpoems[/mfn]
But the FECommunity’s 3Principles, publicly professed by many of us, personally challenge us in our own “Cities of Light” to walk a proven — by Eileen, Peter, Dorothy, and others — talk.[mfn]Remember the old saw that nothing ever happens to us in our life except what we are capable of bearing.[/mfn] Only thus can we individually and collectively call ourselves unique centres of demonstration and education for the spiritual realities that underlie the world of form. For as the Founders still challenge us, what’s the point of it all if we don’t practice what we preach?
Pre-covid the bright beacon of “Findhorn” highlighted the practice of a successful balance:
- pointing people “within” to seek their own divine essence and inner direction;
- proving that people’s work, especially sweaty, unsexy and undervalued work, transforms into creative miracles when invested with one-pointed selfless attention on the other (ie. “true” love);
- intentionally inviting& confidently planning enough spiritual, mental and material liberty within people’s activities, for Nature’s un-quali+quanti-fiable genius to do its “thing” unimpeded through/with/in them.[mfn] [/mfn]
So how successful have we been, and are you and I at balancing the founding legacy? What do our own results show that we actually balance every day?
The following Deutsche Welle (Germany’s “BBC World Service”) article explains where responsibility for GHG emissions can be placed, highlighting strategies implemented to distract our really powerful manifestion focus. That truth too we know deep down (ie. meditatively, in our conscience, at “soul level”) — and yet, sometimes, conveniently ignore. We are challenged now&here to ‘behave:’ choosing between BEing and HAVing.