Rock Your Soul Opera–Welcome to Life on Planet Earth!
I thought this poem from 1968 captures some of the essence of The Rock Your Soul Opera. We are each playing our role. Our job is to play our part well.
Welcome to the Rock Your Soul Opera: This is the story of Life on Planet Earth
The Rock Your Soul Opera is a story I have been writing about for a number of years on the Plant Your Dream Blogs. The idea was inspired through my relationship with a root vegetable. Her name is Keep The Beet Media Star, The World’s FIrst Talking Beet Plant. She is my constant companion, although in the 2011 has been upstaged a bit by two other plants, namely Organic Alfalfa Seedlings growing in BioSmart Compostable Pots, and of late, Arundo Donax (Giant Reed), an amazing Tribe of 20 feet tall grass called the Devil by some, and honored around the world by indigenous cultures as a gift.
It is from the Arundo that we get our reeds for clarinets and created the first pipe organ. It has no less than 100 other postive uses, that including helping humanity along the Arosa Canyon of San DIego, potentially get their beat back with nature.
Arundo Donax (Giant Reed) has a main star in the lastest scenes of the Rock Your Soul Opera. In Act Four, that ended some time around Thankgiving 2010, I said goodbye to Barry Logan, a devoted local organic farming. Barry came to the conclusion that the San Diego Climate, at least the climate of regulations, was making it impossible for him at that time to build a local community off Dear Springs Road in Escondido. He was offering training for seven years to wide eye students of nature, who came to learn how to farm organically. This was a major stress point finally to the Laws that be, who felt it was not in sync for Barry to not be collecting Worker’s Comp. His farm fell between the cracks,but that land, as prophesied by Keep The Beet, is still growing food.
ENOUGH OF THAT!
Enough of scene four. Now we move on the this scene: Life among the Arosa Canyon Rim, within walking distance of San Diego State University, home of the Enchanted Garden Intentional Community Growing Grounds. To some, the world as we knew it ended October 28. That was the end of the Mayan Calendar. What was next? For those among the Beet Keepers, it was the beginning of 1000 years of Peace, the destined Enchanted Garden Era.
Of Course, peace begins with Drama. What else would you expect on Planet Earth, where most of us learning our Soulful lessons in hospitals or with bellyaches. We seldom do the right thing, if there is such a thing, without coming near the canyon rim and falling off. That my friend is called the Abyss. We simply, in these times, do not have a clue how to live in harmony with Mother Earth.
Edmond Bordeux Szekely, the 20th Century Essene Renaissance Prophet sort of tells it like it is in this quote from the Teachings of Keep The Beet Media Star.
Adapt to Nature or Non-Exist
The Normal Heights Fire of 1985
Our story may very well go back to the Normal Heights Fire that occured in 1985. Eddie pointed that out to me.
1985 – Normal Heights Fire
A fire fueled by heavy brush and strong winds raced up a series of Mission Valley canyons on June 30, 1985. The Normal Heights Fire burned 300 acres, destroyed 76 houses and damaged 57 others. Damage was set at $9 million. 1,000 to 1,500 people were evacuated. It was, at the time, the worst brush fire in San Diego history.
Heavy brush in the canyons and around the houses on the canyon rim propelled the fire. A force of some 400 firefighters and 98 rigs fought the fire. Firefighters from virtually every city and rural fire district in the county rushed to San Diego to help, including teams of federal firefighters from North Island and Miramar Naval Air Stations. The San Diego Fire Department called in 40 off-duty firefighters. Reinforcements came from Ventura, Imperial, Riverside and Orange Counties. By evening, two air tankers arrived from Ventura County.
The first call came in at 11:52 a.m., but the fire was already out of control when the first units arrived. By 1:00 p.m. it had gone to four alarms. The fire started near Camino del Rio South and Litchfield Road. At 96 degrees, it was the hottest day of the year, and at the time the hottest June 30th on record.
By evening, the fire zone was more than a mile long and a half mile wide. It was bounded by Interstate 805, Camino del Rio South, Copley Avenue and 35th Street.
The San Diego Union reported that baseball fans at the Stadium across Mission Valley turned their attention from the game and cheered as the air tankers from Ventura County began dropping retardant on the fire.
Firefighters eventually overcame the flames despite problems with low water pressure from water hydrants.
The Normal Heights fire pushed the City of San Diego to establish several initiatives including a weed and brush abatement program, an educational campaign for canyon rim residents and a plan to improve water pressure in the mid-city area.
The Normal Heights Fire Brought Community Together
My sense is that the events among the Arosa Canyon Rim that begin in August 2011 will do the same as well.
They are already bringing neighbors together. What I see coming out of this is community building and education toward Securing Our Organic Future. What I see coming out of this so far, is a petition to end Roundup Herbicide in the U.S.
Most Sprayers of Roundup Herbicide Consider Glysophate Harmless
The sprayer, who used a backpack and spray gun on December 1, said he had been doing it for 40 years. It said it was safe to a cat within an hour. My headache from whiffing it at a distance of 20 feet was intense. I may also have been effected by using non toxic paint in my room during the same time. My housemate was also effected by Roundup in the air, he reported.
WHY NO MORE ROUNDUP HERBICIDE?
Reason # 1021
Roundup herbicide is an approach to life that cuts corners. It takes away jobs. It appears to make life easier, but in the long run it takes people farther away from nature contact. The beat of nature is calling us. This is the heart beat of human life itself. It is the the birdsong. It is in the the idea–of many hands working together.
Roundup Herbicide has Spawned a Culture of BIO Tech Agriculture
Roundup herbicide has made millions if not billions of dollars for biotech agriculture. It has helped buy out Washington D.C. There are not a lack of regulations on the books because funds from Monsanto Corps, its maker, is so highly esteemed on the hill. Today, alfalfa, the #4 fodder crop in the world, is endangered because of a UDSA deregulation coming from the White House itself that wants to believe that Bio Ag is a pillar of economic revival in our nation. We are now exploring Bio Ag and Roundup Ready Seed tech to the third world. We sent it to India where it destroys families. Roundup is a popular suicide remedy in India. Read this story about that.
SUICIDE BY PESTICIDE IN INDIA
Suicide by pesticide: It’s an epidemic in India, where farmers try to keep up with the latest pest-resistant seeds only to find themselves trapped in a vicious cycle of pesticides that don’t work, drought and debt. Since 1997, more than 25,000 farmers have committed suicide, many drinking the chemical that was supposed to make their crops more, not less, productive.
ROUNDUP HERBICIDE IS IMPLICATED IN SUICIDE DEATHS IN INDIA
TEN REASONS ABOUT MONSANTO
READ MORE ABOUT THE ROCK YOUR SOUL OPERA
ACT FOUR HERE
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Life is a Rock Your Soul Opera
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