THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT

During the 139th meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Edward Lorenz posed the following question: “Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil, set off a tornado in Texas?” 

It is an intriguing question, especially when you consider that butterflies are one of the few creatures to have walked through the valley of the shadow of death. When the lights went out for the caterpillar, everything changed, but if the caterpillar is gone, and the butterfly is not yet present, then what exactly is it, that constitutes what we call life?

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Nature is in the business of creating abundance, For example; there are enough seeds in one single apple, to grow a whole orchard. Enough seeds in an orchard, to feed a whole nation of people. It all starts, with one single seed.

If someone vandalised the Mona Lisa they would be treated as a criminal, and yet, here we are, destroying something far more precious, and calling it progress. If the destruction of Earth were our goal, we have succeeded, but who in their right mind would destroy their own home? 

All 'wealth' is derived from the natural world. If we exchange what is living, for what is dead, we create a debt that cannot ever be repaid. The worlds financial system is destroying the natural world because it works on the presumption that we can get something from nothing.


The only way a square peg will fit through a round hole is if it is smaller. If it is smaller, it means something is 'missing'. What is missing will never be 'found', no matter how much time is given. What is dead, cannot ever hope to sustain what is living. 

If I filled a bowl with water, and set it on a table, after a short while the surface of the water will become completely flat, like the surface of a mirror. If I bang on the table with my fist, the vibrations will cause the surface of the water to become distorted. A perfect reflection can only come when the surface of the water is undisturbed. Our vision can be affected in a similar way.

 

A bowl of water that is never disturbed, becomes stagnant. A body of stagnant water will eventually become a swamp. In order to drain a swamp, fresh water must be introduced, and this is bound to cause a disturbance on the surface.

 

Earthing (also known as grounding) refers to the phenomenon that occurs when we remove our shoes and ground ourselves to the Earth. Bodily contact with the Earth's natural electric charge stabilizes the physiology at the deepest levels, reduces inflammation, pain, and stress, improves blood flow, energy, and sleep, and generates greater well-being.

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Footwear made from synthetic rubber, plastics and leather, prevent the wearer from being able to ground themselves effectively. This is pretty sneaky when you know what the benefits of grounding are.

 

Maybe shoes are called sneakers, because they sneakily disconnect you from the flow of electrons that would otherwise be freely available.

 

A river that ends in the ocean is a continuous and uninterrupted ‘circuit’. It is possible to connect to the entire ocean (and there is only ONE ocean), by dipping our feet into a shallow stream.

Food for thought...