Your Soul Food for the week of Columbus/Indigenous People’s Day 2020: 22 Positive Things Happening in the World, and An Apolitical President We Can ALL Get Behind!

This week:

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.”

Local Land Acknowledgment:

I acknowledge the First Nations people throughout the world and recognize their continuing connection to land, waters and community.

I recognize San Diego was built upon the unceded territory of the Kumeyaay Nation

I pay my respects to the Kumeyaay people, culture and elders; past, present and emerging.

I am honored- and I hope you feel the same way- to share this space with them

This is my message to the western world – your civilization is killing life on Earth
We Indigenous people are fighting to save the Amazon, but the whole planet is in trouble because you do not respect it, says Indigenous campaigner Nemonte Nenquimo

Love all must include the whole planet!

Think Global. Act Local.

Local Change Is Creating Big Impact:

While the federal government is dismantling protections for our environment, climate, and health, towns, cities, and states across the nation are continuing to fight back. Local communities are stepping up to fight the climate crisis, transition to clean energy, protect safe water and clean air, safeguard wild places, and help secure a more sustainable and equitable future for all. States are taking bold climate action and transitioning their economies to clean, renewable energy. A rundown of some of our most significant wins in communities across the country.

Distant Early Warning- Rush
A musical reminder from one of the great Rock and Roll bands

On a more Positive Note-
Here is a list of 22 positive things that are happening in the world:

A President We Can All Get Behind-

3,200 Years In One Photograph:



Thankfully, no loggers took it down, nor forest fires or earthquakes!Just a quiet life in a California forest for all these years …3,200!

Not every tree has a nickname, but ‘The President’ has earned it.

This giant sequoia stands at 247 feet tall & is estimated to be over 3,200 years old.

Imagine, this tree was already 700 years old during the height of ancient Greece’s civilization and1200 years old when Jesus lived while Rome was well into its rule of most of the western world and points beyond.

The trunk of The President measures 27 feet across,with 2 BILLION needles from base to top.

Because of its unbelievable size, this tree has never been photographed in its entirety, until now.

National Geographic photographers have worked along with scientists to try and create the firstphoto that shows The President in all its glory

They had to  climb the tree with pulleys and levers and took thousands of photos.

Of those, they selected 126 and stitched them together to get this incredible portrait of  The President.And here it is:

The man standing near the trunk of the tree is a good indicator of the tree’s size.

Incredible, isn’t it?

Thanks this week go to Indigenous People the world over, and locally to Sanya D, Feroza A, Luisa N & Larry H.
Consider paying it forward.
Love all,

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“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us walk together…”

— Lila Watson, Australian Aboriginal woman, in response to mission workers

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