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Empower While Paying Attention.

Posted by Ralph E. Cook on Apr 12, 2015 in Action, Barter Fest

Dear Campers,

Now that we are past the spring equinox 2015, I would like to share a few thoughts and intentions.  The connections we made through hosting a Barter Fest the last five years are truly incredible.  We couldn’t have asked for more support from our family, friends and community who all participated in creating this great event.  Thank you to everyone who helped us make an amazing Barter Fest in Hewitt a reality!  While we have realized that it is time to retire this Barter Fest, we are hopeful that others may light a similar fire in their community.

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At some point we all come to a crossroads in our life, but luckily we still have the freedom to choose which path to take.  Each and every day we are presented with opportunities to change our ways.  The path that I have chosen for the new year is a path of empowerment for myself and those around me.  No longer will I stand by watching others disempower themselves and I challenge you to do the same!

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Our life path can be perceived as a two way street.  In one direction we slowly destroy ourselves or willingly allow ourselves to be destroyed.  Surprisingly enough, this appears to be the paved and easy road, the one most traveled these days.  Why would a society choose to promote and indoctrinate such a direction?  Profit & control.  As long as there is money to be made by people getting sick, there is no incentive to stop creating the causes of illness.  As long as we are overworked, unhealthy and distracted, we will not pay attention to what is really happening to us and our world.   Notice the scope of frequencies on this map of consciousness that you take in by watching the nightly news on your “tell-a-vision”!

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It is possible to empower yourself and those around you.  At first, this trail appears to be an uphill climb.  The portage this way is long and hard, so you best ditch the extra baggage and self hate you’ve been carrying around all these years.   Once you are free from self loathing, you can start to forgive those who have done you wrong.  It is helpful to consider the cycle of patterns that have been placed over you by family and friends during your upbringing.  These patterns can be passed down from generation to generation, but you do have the ability to the break these chains once and for all.  Once you have broken free, you have a responsibility to help those around you do the same.  When deciding what to eat, how to spend your time or who to hang out with, ask the question; does this empower or disempower me?  As you strive to change direction in your life and our world, know that you are not alone in this effort.  Our time here is short, so we best make the most of it!  Together, may we leave behind a legacy of more beauty, truth and love!

Yours,

REC

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