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General News    H3'ed 9/13/13

Tamera Center: The Remarriage of Humanity and Nature

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In an Oped 9/9/13 article titled Overcoming 'Overburden': The Climate Crisis and a Unified Left Agenda; Naomi Klein states

Here it is: our current economic model is not only waging war on workers, on communities , on public services and social safety nets. It's waging war on the life support systems of the planet itself. The conditions for life on earth.

Climate change. It's not an "issue" for you to add to the list of things to worry about it. It is a civilizational wake up call. A powerful message -- spoken in the language of fires, floods, storms and droughts -- telling us that we need an entirely new economic model, one based on justice and sustainability.

It's telling us that when you take you must also give, that there are limits past which we cannot push, that our future health lies not in digging ever deeper holes but in digging deeper inside ourselves -- to understand how ALL our fates are interconnected.

"Climate change. It's not an 'issue' for you to add to the list of things to worry about it. It is a civilizational wake up call." (link at end of article)

Is Naomi's desire for a civilized wake-up call manifesting anywhere in the world? Where in the world is this wake-up call being lived? Should we ask Naomi to either "suck it up and get over it cause 'things just aren't going to change?' How many of us know of a place where Naomi's cry is lived? "Where is Wisdom to be found?" is a question asked in the Bible's "Book of Proverbs. She appears to be non-existent in current Western civilization.

Is the image below, which was created by people within a peace village named Tamera, even close to reality? Is it a nasty joke, or a people's dream/wish/intention? Our wish, maybe? Perhaps we don't need Obama to manifest our dreams...but, rather, we can manifest OUR dreams ourselves. Thus, we can imagine and make the following pledge:

A Dreamed up Speech w/ Picture of Obama by Tamera

A Dreamed up Speech w/ Picture of Obama by Tamera

I wouldn't hold my breath regarding Obama. He may back down on invading Syria, BUT backing down is only going to happen because it is advantageous to him and to the bankers/corporations that own him. These are the current nightmare-makers we live with. People appear to be waking up from this nightmare and are saying "NO!" We are placing Obama and the Banksters in a delicate position. Thus we become dream changers. As we shift our personal paradigms, so we shift the cultural paradigm, for we are a holographic part of the whole.

The people of the peace village of Tamera also speak to the new dream as well as Naomi's wise words regarding the environment. Indeed, they don't just speak her words; they live them. Tamera does not act on behalf of humanity only by resisting war. Rather, Tamera acts on behalf of humanity by cultivating a way of life that is a win-win proposition for people, land, and the creatures upon the Earth. Their way can make war obsolete, while returning our planet to a place of plenty, rescuing it from becoming a deserted wasteland.

The site of Tamera is called "Monte do Cerro" and sits upon 331 acres. It is situated in the Alentejo region of Portugal, one of the least densely populated regions of Europe. The shape of the site resembles a landing eagle. For this reason the eagle has become their logo. Tamera is a place that the Eagle would smile upon. It is no accident that eagles reflect Wisdom for they are far-sighted, not near-sighted like our politicians and their owner/handlers, the corporations and banks. If our politicians were far-sighted like the Eagle, they would account for the consequences of their actions upon the Earth for generations to come. Thus the Eagle on America's seal was intended to (but currently doesn't) stand for far-sightedness. May it re-inspire such Wisdom among our people and our political representatives.

Due to this same short-sightedness throughout Europe, the land base of Tamera suffers from the destruction of the forests and other agricultural maltreatment in the region during the last decades. It is the community's challenge to return Monte do Cerro to a natural paradise. Upon reading about and seeing images of Tamera, it becomes evident that a new Eden is indeed possible. Their water retention ponds have enabled lush gardens and landscape to emerge. The community is also working towards the healing of the divide of male from female, as well as a return to lifestyles that are more natural. Perhaps Tamera is providing us with a model in which we can take off all that "stuff" that clothes us in body, mind and spirit. Thus, could it be we can return to who we are by Nature?

Tamera's website states that the land and its inhabitants have gone through large changes in the last decades. These include: dictatorship, suppression, even starvation, a non-violent revolution, integration into the EU, and now the immense impulse of globalization. In spite of this history, many now see Tamera as a chance and a model for a different life. Perhaps it is a model for moving beyond the globalization age.

The founders for this modern village that serves as a model for the world are:

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Burl Hall is a retired counselor who is living in a Senior Citizen Housing apartment. Burl has one book to his credit, titled "Sophia's Web: A Passionate Call to Heal our Wounded Nature." For more information, search the book on Amazon. (more...)
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