Carbon Tax, Climate Change, and REAL Solutions

In my humble opinion… We need to stop focussing on “climate change” and/or “carbon tax” and focus on pollution in general. I’m not an expert, I’ve just read and listened to people who claim to be experts and I have a cynical view that history and news seems to confirm time after time – 99% of politicians are motivated by their own financial gain. Sooo…

We need to stop tackling “climate change” and tackle “pollution” in general. 1 carbon is not the only pollutant killing us, and 2 carbon tax doesn’t even begin to solve the problem.
Phase out non renewable energy completely.
It’s the only solution.
Other reasons include it would shut up the climate change deniers. I actually believe in climate change, although the causes of climate change may be debatable, but that’s irrelevant – we need to tackle pollution in general and carbon tax will not solve anything. At all.
It is a shameful indictment of humanity and our obsession with capitalism and money that our solution is “tax carbon” rather than “stop doing the thing that is killing us all now and will probably flood coastal regions in the foreseeable future.” And it’s taken seriously? Smdh 🤦 

 

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Sensitivity, Spirituality and Emotional Resilience

A ‘spiritual’ essay is brewing based on recent lessons… might be a rant or two this weekend. Positive ones 💜 just committing myself to the task of putting these lessons into words we may continue to learn from…
The crux – what IS spiritual? Since I was a child I realized there are things that have energy but no physicality, emotions and concepts seem like real things but you can’t put them in a box. Studying Steiner and Anthroposophy there is an area of study called the Soul World and these are generally intangible things that effect our soul. The longer version of this will involve a more in depth definition and exploration of those ideas.
The study of the soul world has helped confirm an idea I’ve had before but was never sure of. We all sense things that are intangible, have no solid form but are real, the feeling in a room after an argument, chemistry between potential partners, someone’s eyes watching the back of your head, the difference between the feeling of being surrounded by trees at a festival and being in a supermarket on the way home. As we meditate, as we grow, as we progress our sensitivity to the intangible may grow as well. However it’s not always nice. Sometimes being in a supermarket after a festival feels uncomfortable, sometimes feeling empathy for Palestine or Tibet feels painful, some of us feel too sensitive to be surrounded by angry people, drunk people, etc.
But this sensitivity is both the superpower and the Kryptonite. We may label it anxiety, over sensitive, introverted, or ‘wobbly’. Are you an empath?
Is what seems to be an increase of anxiety in general an increase in awareness of the intangible ‘soul world’?
Could a spiritual goal be to increase ones sensitivity to intangible emotions and appearances yet increase our RESILIENCE so we can be of use (and happy!) with our sensitivity?

💜💜💜💜

Poem

Avalonian inspiration by Glastonbury Tor.
And study groups with Bristolian Anthroposophists and more,
Draconian implementation of unjust laws
And of course this, deceitful justification of unjust laws.
A poem brews in cauldrons made from life lessons…
Grateful for fine blessings even when I’m stressing.

What IS spiritual? is it intangible, what’s weird is this,
Emotions and vibrations confirmed by experience.

we know we feel. Between incarnations we know the deal.
If we want to smell the rose n carnations we brave them thorns, we know its real

Since a yout I realized some things have energy but no physicality,
But we know emotions and concepts like power are reality,
but you can’t put emotions or power in a box.
Can’t put pride or humility in a box with your watch buried in your crops.
The intangible, no solid form are they real?
the feeling in a room after an argument, can you feel
The chemistry between potential partners?
Can you feel the music more if you listen in darkness?
Can you feel someone’s eyes on the back of your head?
Can you feel post orgasmic bliss when you lay back on the bed?
Can you feel the difference between the feeling of being surrounded
by trees at a festival and in a supermarket? if you can’t I’m astounded.
As we meditate, as we grow, as we progress
our sensitivity to the intangible may grow as well. But just rest.

Cos it’s not always nice. Sometimes it’s a sacrifice.
Cos being sensitive to the intangibles a blessed but different life.
Sometimes a supermarket after a festival’s uncomfortable,
but you need vegetables. Sometimes anxiety feels unlovable,
sometimes feeling empathy for Palestine or Tibet,
Or Kuwait, or Assange feels like emotional debt
some of us feel too sensitive to be surrounded by angry people, or drunks then,
…we become angry or drunk or both, so no judgment!

Sensitivity’s both the superpower and Kryptonite.
But don’t overuse it obsessing over if you’re livin right.

Sensitivity’s both the superpower and Kryptonite.
But don’t overuse it obsessing over if you’re livin right.

We may label it anxiety, over sensitive, introverted, or ‘wobbly’. Are you an empath? If you resonate, probably.

Is what seems to be an increase of anxiety in the general world at all
Evolution of increase in awareness of the intangible?

Could a spiritual goal be to increase ones sensitivity
To various appearances yet increase our RESILIENCE to live with the

Waves of emotions, and information,
And vibrations, that we
Surf. Be of benefit, be content and sometimes even happy.

Sensitivity’s both the superpower and Kryptonite.
But don’t overuse it obsessing over if you’re living right.

Sensitivity’s both the superpower and Kryptonite.
But don’t overuse it obsessing over if you’re living right

We may label it anxiety, over sensitive, introverted, or ‘wobbly’. Are you an empath? If you resonate, probably.

Is what seems to be an increase of anxiety in the general world at all
Evolution of increase in awareness of the intangible?

Could a spiritual goal be to increase ones sensitivity
To various appearances yet increase our RESILIENCE to live with the

Waves of emotions, and information,
And vibrations, that we
Surf. And be of benefit, be content and sometimes even happy.

💜💜💜