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We are reading this at my mums funeral service which will be humanistic and a celebration of her life.
I thought it fitted Occupy - like a glove, perhaps we could adopt it as our prayer it is non religious yet encompasses all universally, is positive and optimistic.
The Cathar Prophecy of 1244 CE
It has no fabric – only understanding.
It has no membership – save those who know they belong.
It has no rivals – because it is…
Complexity does not need leaders, it needs skilled teams. We are right in our approach to a better world, we have the humility to realise that life is complex and we don't have all the answers. While we strive for something better, we have the wisdom to share knowledge openly as we strive for a better world for us all We all contribute our different skills in myriad ways no one more important than another we have our eyes firmly set on the prize for humanity a compassionate sustainable and…Continue
Added by gael.bage on November 17, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments
How do we avoid the sheep mentality? Mostly we generally like to gravitate to those similar to ourselves - birds of a feather flock together, but we are not all alike, we are diverse - so how can we get the best from all of us? See conflict as thinking and get good at it ? Dare to break the silence and speak your mind ? Often we are afraid to speak and run from conflict If we are to advance and be united perhaps we must dare to work through our conflicts and be prepared to listen to other…Continue
Added by gael.bage on September 3, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments
Poem for Peace.
In being peaceful
true peace will flower
and being loving.
adds to each happy hour
being human I strive
to watch my thoughts
and being connected
no harm is sought
in being compassionate
imagination plays it's part
and in the planet's service
I open up my heart.
In honour of the Dalai Lama's birthday on 6th July,
for my buddist friends and respect for all earth's people and…Continue
Added by gael.bage on July 2, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments
After the global seminar I sat and thought - we know the problems, we discuss them endlessly, it's so easy to apportion blame in our frustration, instead of taking responsibility, but how much honey can one bee make? Alone we feel impotent, but we can learn from the hive. I know it is not easy to find our way through the problems, and sometimes it seems like trying to move through a mudslide! Today I found this link that made me more hopeful that we could move mountains but we will need to…Continue
Added by gael.bage on June 29, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments
I wanted to write this last night while the words were fresh in my mind but my computer had other ideas! All I wanted to say really was how the people of the world have come together is astounding. To hear from countries which I know little about and to have them join us on the Round Table is truly wonderful. I remarked to the other half that I feel sorry for those still ignorant of the situation or lucky enough not to notice, because they don't get to experience this. Several months ago…Continue
Added by lamiawelsh on April 13, 2012 at 17:22 — No Comments
I think you are all amazingly diverse, talented, individual, complex, beautiful souls, full of infinite possibility - just stop and look at what has been achieved so far :)
A world wide organisation, with pockets in all major cities, teeming with creative and courageous people that is growing daily.
All different ethnicities, social classes, ages and religions accepted and unified as passionate occupiers
You have challenged police brutality and turned it into our…Continue
Ok, so the beast makes you angry, then channel that anger with a true sense of direction, if we react blindly we may or may not hit our target, the beast is clever, it does not venture out from under cover, it is like a fugitve who hides behind an innocent bystander with a gun to their head. . We perpetuate what we give our attention to, when we focus on everything that's wrong, everything negative, everything bad, and disasterous and give it our attention we will be rewarded by more of the…Continue
Added by gael.bage on February 21, 2012 at 13:27 — No Comments
Wow,it warms my heart to see unity love and togetherness emerging in so many groups, let's roll this out till it becomes seamless around earth, i love All, i love earth, we are One. With hearts full of love it leaves no room for fear, together love has no limits, let's fill all hearts with love,and being love, show them how. Love walks hand in hand with Peace. Love to you all. .
Added by gael.bage on January 19, 2012 at 10:07 — No Comments
Added by Occupy On Wheels on January 12, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments
Making your event more inclusive is easier then you may think. Sometimes, it's just a matter of adding one…Continue
Added by Occupy On Wheels on January 12, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments
EDITOR'S NOTE: For more tips and ideas, check out Activism & Accessibility : Raising Awareness, Educating Movements available on vimeo and youtube. (Unfortunately, it's too big of a file to upload directly to our occupii page…Continue
Added by Occupy On Wheels on January 12, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments
So, if you're like me, sometimes protest signs are just too bulky and/or heavy for me to carry AND steer my chair (without running into people - which I generally try to avoid.) Plus, since muscle weakness is an issue, they are often too heavy (sad but…Continue
Added by Occupy On Wheels on January 12, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments
EDITOR'S NOTE: Before I made Activism & Accessibility : Raising Awareness, Educating Movements, there was this blog post back from October (we also have a facebook page).…
Added by Occupy On Wheels on January 12, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments
Okay, so let's say you are an activist who really really really wants to get involved in Occupy Wall Street, but due to a physical disability (and possibly medical equipment), it's just not an option.…Continue
Added by Occupy On Wheels on January 12, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was originally written on October 23, 2011
YES YOU CAN GOTO OCCUPY WALL STREET, AND NOT GET PUNCHED BY A COP
Added by Occupy On Wheels on January 12, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments
EDITOR'S NOTE: We are currently looking into new ways to make your GA meeting accessible to those in wheelchairs, as well as tips on how to make your meeting accessible to those who are housebound but want to participate in the movement. More information will be coming soon...…
Added by Occupy On Wheels on January 12, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments
but many hands make light work. No one person can do it alone, we need unity and intentional local communities, surely the most pressing need within Occupii is.to be self reliant and release ourselves from the slavery created by our present system, to be self reliant we must produce our own food sustainably this is possible in cities, urban, and country areas , even in deserts, see Occupii Permaculture. Nature is abundantly generous, start saving natural seeds to exchange, Seeds are our…Continue
Added by gael.bage on January 10, 2012 at 16:28 — No Comments