Today we are more connected through Social Media than we’ve ever been in the history of man – we’re also more Socially disconnected in real life than we’ve ever been in our entire history.

Disconnection

The realities of our Global Conscience are just too difficult to absorb or to confront in our day to day lives;
– War
– Poverty
– Exploitation – cheap labour, human rights, natural resources, slave labour http://www.collective-evolution.com/2016/05/13/stop-supporting-child-slavery-by-avoiding-these-7-companies/
– Environmental Distruction/Pollution/Degradation http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/before-the-flood-2016/
– Fossil Fuels – fuelling environmental disasters & Wars https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pipeline_accidents
– Debt – every day we’re coerced into it deeper and deeper by consumer driven society http://www.nationaldebtclocks.org/
– Immigration – wars are fuelling the floodtides of people risking their lives for safety only to be turned away
– Learned Helplessness – we’re unable to see where, how and whom to help the list is endless and our knowledge of the best methods for assistance are clouded.

Learned helplessness - disconnect
Learned helplessness – disconnect

 

What can WE do?
Physical traditional street protests today are being met with harsh government crackdowns. Violent aggression from militarised police forces and limited media coverage if any to spread the word of our discontent with the current status quo.

But what we can be certain of is that the sources of our discomfort all stem from the Capitalist culture the ‘more is more’ message being fed to us at increasing rates.

So how do we combat this?
We need to go back to basics – we need to be aware of the true cost of our purchases – we need to consider the greatest impact on our lives and the lives of those in our communities is supporting local, small businesses.

We can hit many of these industries in their pocket – IF WE WORK TOGETHER!!
* BUY LOCALLY FROM LOCAL PRODUCERS
* TAKE THE BUS, A BIKE, CAR POOL
* REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE
* REJECT CHEAP PRODUCTS MADE FROM QUESTIONABLE LABOUR SOURCES
* DONATE RATHER THAN TRASH IF IT’S REUSABLE: CLOTHES, TECHNOLOGY, APPLIANCES
* MAKE A CONSCIOUS DECISION TO REJECT EXCESS PLASTIC PACKAGING – USE YOUR OWN BAGS FOR GROCERIES, BUY FRESH NOT PROCESSED
* STOP PUTTING MONEY IN THE POCKETS OF CONGLOMERATES

 

Life balance
Reclaiming Balance


WORLDWIDE CALL TO ACTION

Let’s endeavour to put our money where our HEARTS ARE! Creation of regular calls to action where we can say a COLLECTIVE NO THROUGH SOCIAL ACTION!
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE – FOR OUR FUTURE!

I suspect many of us are somehow sick of the invasiveness of the current Social Media choices? Bombarded by advertising. Bombarded by GIFs, cute videos and demonisation of others.

Yet we’re so entrenched by our use of them it’s difficult to find a vehicle that fills the void leaving them behind would fill. Am I right?

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We’re outraged by world events but paralysed by fear as to how to respond and how to protest. We’re not in the 70’s, flower power is not ruling the day. Fear of paying the bills and not rocking the boat however, does occupy us every day. So does the media – telling us how we should feel and think, questioning our meaning of patriotism.

Today, we’re more connected technologically than at any other time in the history of humanity. However, we’re also the most disconnected in the history of time. The great revolutions in world history were not assisted by the technology we have today. In fact, it would appear that in our technological connectedness we feel someone else will make the difference on our behalf, someone else feels the same way as us and will therefore ‘do the right thing’ we no longer hold the responsibility to do the right thing. We don’t want to rock the boat, to be seen as a conspiracy theorist. We don’t want to believe the deck is stacked against us but we have a nagging feeling that it is!

But, that’s where we are wrong – we can still do a lot without putting our heads on the collective chopping block to bring about change – significant changes within society.

It’s time to ‘unlearn’ collective helplessness – we can stop the collective inertia and we can do so within the relative comfort of our own homes.

I’d like to suggest ongoing events in which we can make our voices heard without fearing retaliation. Without having to get on the street and be attacked by militarised police deployed to disperse protesters at the request of corporate giants and lobby groups. The ability to act in defiance AGAINST corporate greed and government ineptitude without breaking a sweat, without leaving your home – well sometimes leaving your home – but without fear of reprisal.

If you’re sick of the status quo – let’s start working together to make a difference in the world of tomorrow – the one our children and their children and yes, hopefully their children’s children will grow up in.

The time is now, the future is a choice.

Sign up, invite your friends, share this page – it is still in development and will take time to evolve but I guarantee you will be glad you did!

Best wishes from your Hostess, IngridVC