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Occupy Your Stomach: Occupy Your Life

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Today we protest via occupy movements.   Protesters are a breed of human's being acting like agitating flies upon the sociopathic minds of government and corporations. If they so desired, they could swat us flat into the ground.   And they are working on it.   But, like flies we will keep coming to agitate these psycho or sociopaths.   We are pests on the back of the Machine.

Yes, I say sociopathic for they do indeed fit the diagnostic criteria of sociopathic as reflected in the following definition taken from    


Psychopathy ( / s aɪ ˈ k -' p ə θ i / [1] [2] ) is a personality disorder characterized primarily by a lack of empathy and remorse, shallow emotions, egocentricity, and deception. Psychopaths are highly prone to antisocial behavior and abusive treatment of others, and are disproportionately responsible for violent crime when in a violent emotional state or situation. Though lacking empathy and emotional depth, they often manage to pass themselves off as average individuals by feigning emotions and lying about their past.

Next time you watch the news, especially Fox, you may wish to get hold of a psychopathic checklist.   You also should do this with the major banks and industries of our nation (see the movie Corporation)

In essence, we are being led into a planetary and species death by parental figures (at their own appointing and our allowing) who are mass murderers of people, animals, plants, atmospheres, landscapes and the psyches (souls) of children.   Yet, there is a cautionary tale here, and that entails our tendency to blame them "out there" without looking at our responsibility in the matter.   Indeed, if you point the finger at "them" out there, you have three pointed back at you; "in here".

So, what to do?   Dare we try to set up new systems externally?   Or do we make fundamental changes in ourselves, both internally and externally?

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Indeed, this movement towards the true power source was captured by the highly intelligent insight of our past President, George Bush Jr., who said, regarding the invasion of Iraq, "If they don't change, we will!"   Ole George outdid himself on that one.

Many of my past articles on spirituality are about internal changes within our Psyche or Soul.   I have also written about external changes in writing about sustainability movements.   The internal and the external are not two.   For example, as you tend and work the ground in your back yard so that your land can conceive and nurture food, you are also cultivating your mind.   This evolution will not only entail an internal or external change in you (better weight control, a sense of connection to the Earth); it will also entail a change in the world.   On an externalized dimension, you may identify your parenting styles with gardening where your purpose is to cultivate the soil by preparing nutrients which allows the child to unfold her or his potential.   Change how you parent and you cultivate a healthy child living upon an increasingly healthy planet.    

Be careful, though.   A new world that you create change in cannot be made from a dictate that you provide from your ego.    Rather, the cultivating of the mind must be to allow growth from within yourself while also allowing growth in others"..which includes the Earth that surrounds you and the people, including children, who are intimately connected to your life.

Meanwhile, don't ever discount the smallness of your work in relating to Nature.   As Chaos theory states, everything causes everything else.   The difference in how we interact with the world would be the same as that between a rapist and his victim to a Lover and his Beloved.   Not only does it affect her, it affects everything around her via her response to the world.   This is also reflective of the difference between systems that teach to a test rather than adapting a loving approach that allows a child's potential to unfold.   I am saying point blank that our educational system is one that rapes the Psyches of children.       

We can't count on government to help us build a healthy environment for our children, ourselves and our communities.   The government is as sociopathic as any corporation.   The primary purpose of the corporation and the government is to control you.   For example Henry Kissinger is reported to have said, "Control the oil and you control nations, control the food and you control people."

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Do you want the government to control you through the likes of Cargill or Monsanto?     

Thus it is food to which we must first turn to reclaim our lives and our independence.   And within the context of food, we need to build our community.   The power of what we can do to become more independent of corporations and government is illustrated in the following website that has several videos.   Indeed, the following gives you the basics to growing 1 million pounds of food on 3 acres.

You may not need that much for you and your family.   Nor do you need that much land.   However, you can be creative in how you use the information in helping you, your neighbors and your family to become more independent of the food system while also eating healthier foods  

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Burl is an avid writer and publishes to OpEd News. He is author of "Sophia's Web: A Passionate Call to Heal Our Wounded Nature." As of this writing, Burl is planning to self-publish the book. Alongside his wife, Burl co-hosts an on line radio (more...)

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