“You Can’t Do Nothing, Literally”

There is a lot of talk online and offline about how humans are on the brink of extinction, along with many other hundreds of species leaving existence each year. But no real worries, because brave people who love life will always end-up DOing the little things “at home” which are making positively major shifts in their own lives; making leaps and bounds within a short amount of time.

Changing Earth Again

Changing Earth Again by Alisha Bee (c)

FACT: Americans still dream of Mayberry

Have you ever seen or visited a faraway farmhouse that you LOVE? Or looked at a painting or picture of this timeless scene?  I wonder, what did you love about that “snapshot” of life? I have experienced several versions of farmhouses, and what bonds me to that reality is: the wholesome and filling foods which are grown, the wild animals which encroach, the simple peace and stillness of a natural setting, the clean water (assumption), and the sustainable designs which help the farmhouse to grow old and loved.

In my reality on this planet, the truth is evident… there is actually a ton of positive “farmlives” being lived. I see a massive shift already having occurred, and now every farmer’s little-big dreams are coming true in each moment. The truth is that sustainable “farmlife” investments are real and available to everyone. These lives are actually like portals into another dimension. If you know anything about rewards of stewarding safe and natural environments (which naturally protect and encourage pollination processes), then you are likely a fan of wholesome energy and nourishing foods, environmental beauty, natural mysteries, odd creatures, and otherworldly plant life.

Alan Watts and human relationships to life

Regarding our control and abuse of nature, it may be true that we cannot directly control what we’ve already done to change and stress the forces of natural Nature. And perhaps our collective consequences are left to education, planning, fate, chance, and technology.

“To act without feeling is to believe that your actions are separate from Nature. “You have to have space to be alone, as to not become a rubber stamp. The unity of man and the universe is not a loss or a merging of personality, in something impersonal. It’s more like the fact that when personality is known and experienced as an expression of the whole cosmos, then the person comes individual in the spirit of an un-carved block.” Alan Watts

I read once that you CAN’T control consequences, but that YOU CAN control your choices. And, you can make positive choices, to ensure that you’re experiencing the best-possible and most positively-charged results you desire. But, I’m NOT talking about trying to change what we CANNOT seemingly control. I’m highlighting my true love for the ideas which drive the DOers to create positive changes throughout life at all levels, and everywhere.

I believe that I meet people every day, who know for a certain that life is beautiful. I talk to a lot of “bee people”, and everyone seems to feel that Bees would be “fine” if humans weren’t around. Life would go on just fine without us. BUT, I do NOT want this. I want to live in harmony with Nature and Bees. I want to be an “US” with Nature, because I already feel that I Am experiencing this. I do not want this incredible gift of merging with all the life around me, to be ceased without necessity. In essence, just like you are obviously not going extinct today, right this very moment; and that I am not going to today either; then, I will simply not believe that the Bees are going extinct today either.

I am saying that — humanity and bees have one secret and MAJOR last card to play. Our card is a sure-fire WIN with endless gains for anyone on the team, and these GAINS begin with your own Positive Attitude Adjustment. Have you ever questioned why you are living the way you are, here and existing in a body that has a life, here on Earth? Since we only ever have a today, and then if I have my free will, instead I will that the Bees are going to adapt faster and allow us to work WITH them in a more honoring way. 🙂 If you’ve ever had the inclination to “save” something beautiful in Nature, then start with yourself, Wild Ones! I am not “just going along” with anyone else’s ideas here, and neither should you.

What if you could dream alive your dream reality?

We can literally and figuratively change any of our cultural collective’s negatively-projected fates, by very simple choosing and decided to re/train ourself (only) to accept positively-uplifting lifestyles. We only need each worry about ourselves here, because you cannot ever fully control someone else’s brain and thoughts and dreams.

BASIC Beliefs & TRUTHS

“It’s one thing to be happy, and not know it. For your reflections in your life experience show you what you know, that you know.” Alan Watts

Do you BEE-lieve that you, personally, are actually real and living a mysterious miracle? What about the other people around you? Do you see them as real people living our their fantasy lives? How attached or detached are you from the experiences that would help you know if and how others are actually living their lives?

If we can choose to do something to improve our very own lives, even if it’s just to prove to a higher power that we love our life, then the energy of hope will always remain available to our ways of life.

We humans are SO beautiful, and SO connected to other life, and SO good at dancing!! We are SO good at researching and telling stories about what we learn!! We are SO able to cultivate health and teach each other about anything we need to know!!  So, great idea: how about we change any negative human race trajectory, just because we want to and because we can? Why wouldn’t we?? 🙂

Recently, a friend of a friend won the lottery. Another friend is newly cured of their cancer using food as medicine. I just signed a contract to produce a bees media edu-tainment program. Tell me then, how can ridiculously good news like this exist in a naturally negative future? They can’t! The now is positively positive, if that’s you’re thing! Being positively charged is definitely my thing, because life seems easier this way.

In regards to the range of “miracles” which happen each day, do you still ever feel negative energy in your body or mind? Do you notice that your thoughts become snappy or un-kind, and that you are actually mentally attacking yourself for not being perfect or smarter, or…? YES?! Well, YES!! You’ve done a great thing by catching yourself! This is a great awareness to have, so that you can CHANGE the way you’re feeling.

Letting loose of the negative knit-picking

What happens when the bad news that you’ve been given, ends-up being much less terrible than you originally had believed? For me, my body stops tensing, I stop holding my breath and actually start breathing, and I ultimately stop thinking negative and worried thoughts. In contrast to miracles, are you ever annoyed with feeling negative energy in yourself and as you hang around others? Are you exhausted from always talking (and hearing talk) about how humans and nature are f*cked beyond repair?

Do you want to become positive and feel more joy and calm? If you were able to, do you want to feel positive energy about the direction that you are taking our own life? Would you like to learn to more easily recognize the positive realities being lived within our own life and the lives of our families, friends, and local community members?

Let’s NOT allow each of our minds to become negativity storehouse which kill joy and human spirit, simply because we are thinking that something is “too whatever!” to actually be happening?! We must get out of our own heads, and begin to express our thoughts with those around us. Thinking is NOT as powerful as DOing something. We are so uber powerful as humans with massive brains that we can DO and process whatever we need to, or order to change negative trajectory.

Simple 3 Ideas To Adjust Your Own Negative Attitude (if needed)

Our human moods of nostalgia, of feeling emptiness after joy, and of experiencing the consequences of our choices, are all very important to us, as a global people, to experience. A philosophy of life which I like is that: If we don’t know the feelings of love, then we won’t know what it is that we love to feel.

Then next time you “catch yourself in the act” of being a sassy person full of zip and outward punishment, then do yourself a favor by performing this 60 second brain re/training exercise on yourself. This easy 3 step personal exercise can help you to re/gain control of your conscious attitude, by re/training your sub-conscious mind to identify and will love. (You’ll be like your own brain doctor.)

How about we really let loose and start dreaming BIG BIG BIG positive changes into reality?

Step 1) When you find that you are being negative, or if you are told that you’re being negative, just take a moment to stand UP out of your seat. Yes, what I’m saying is that you should first physically stand-UP. (If you are not already standing.) Just try it. 🙂 Great job! You are well on your way to liberating yourself from passivity and negativity.

Step 2) Hold or go and stand in front of a clean mirror. OK, now that you are standing looking in the mirror, stop checking yourself out, and just give yourself permission to look at yourself. Go ahead and muster a smile, and say “Nice to see you now.”

Final Step 3) Look at yourself, and watch yourself say the words: “It is okay for me to believe that my life can be healthy, fulfilling, and fun. I believe in living a healthy, fulfilling, and fun life. I am living a life of natural beauty, regeneration, and joyful awarenesses.” Come on… just try it. In fact, there is a long list of studies which show that “mirror work” changes your self-perceptions and helps you to realize your beliefs.”

To paraphrase philosopher Alan Watts: “There are Yogis who share ideas of what happens (energetically) when you’re a perfect human, performing as the ideal. In the human existence, there is a state of detachment which always will contains a little bit of resistance to achieving a perfect peace; there is a certain clinging, still. But, in order to stay in the body, a human must make mistakes. Otherwise, he would leave his body. It is the human perception of experiencing a touch of regret that life is fleeting. If you don’t, then you are capable of compassion to people that very much regret that life is fleeting.”

If you want a video example (because you are a video junkie like over 70% of Americans out there lol), then here is a good example of positively helpful mirror work prompts that can work wonders for healing negativity and uplifts you by changing away from your negative or “stuck” brain patterns.

Thanks To A Smart PSM Member!

Joseph Campbell Quote (c) All Rights Reserved

Joseph Campbell Quote (c) All Rights Reserved

Discounts For Growing Bees! And Thanks To A Smart Pollinator Support Movement Member!

Someone in the Pollinator Support Movement community just did a very good thing… they decided to take a risk and get personally-involved with growing “stingless” solitary bees! YES!!

When YOU finally decide to help repopulate pollinators in your immediate area, you are helping to keep your community and local gardeners eating and gardening.

Volunteer your money and your personal energy to this task, and get 5% off at crownbees.com when you use promo code alishabee2015. When you purchase, Pollinator Support Movement gets a product credit, so that we can purchase equipment for local organic farms who need the pollination help!

Bees are still dying faster than we can stop. Please learn more at PollinatorSupportMovement.com. There’s a lot to know.

What is a Neonic?!

Written by Alisha “Bee” Forrester Scott  |  Alisha is a writer, artist, and social entrepreneur. 

neonics REFORM" poster © 2014

neonics REFORM” poster © 2014

 

It’s really dangerous to be a bee

“I’ve heard that bees are dying.  Why are bees dying?  Do we know why?  I’ve heard that mites and cell phones are the cause.”

Yes.  Scientists do know.  

The biggest manmade reason that pollinators like bees are dying is a chemical class called Neonicotinoids or “neonics”.

Stop Using Neonicotinoids

Can you even imagine no vegetables, spices, nuts, and fruits?

For bees and other pollinators, chemical insecticide products used in homes and crops all over the globe cause a variety of neurological (brain!) conditions which result in unnecessary death.  Honey bees, specifically, are dying faster than they can repopulate. Humans all over the planet must quickly take action in order to prevent unimaginable catastrophe.

About Neonicotinoids

Here are some facts about the chemicals, called Neonicotinoids (think Nicotine!), that are used worldwide on farms and in homes:

  • Very persistent in soil and water soluble.
  • Systemic pesticides applied at the root (as seed coating or drench) and then taken up through the plant’s vascular system to be expressed in pollen, nectar and guttation droplets (like dew) from which bees then forage and drink.
  • Systemics on food cannot be washed off.
  • Nicotine-like, neurotoxic insecticides that bind to nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in insects’ brains.
  • Bees have a particular genetic vulnerability to these & other pesticides because they have more of these receptors, as well as more learning and memory genes, and fewer genes for detoxification.
  • Widely used on more than 140 crop varieties, as well as on termites, flea treatments, lawns and gardens.
  • Fastest-growing class of synthetic pesticides in history.
  • Imidacloprid is Bayer’s top-selling Neonicotinoid chemical; used to treat fleas on pets.

Click here to learn about the planet’s most common offending chemicals; found in your homes, offices, and on your pets.

Source:  http://www.panna.org/current-campaigns/bees

* Psst!  Monsanto is involved with organic product labeling.

Click here to read more about the challenges of current commercial organic food labeling organization and policy.

Attitude and URLs

Written by Alisha M. Forrester Scott  |  Alisha is a writer, artist, and social entrepreneur. 

The original post may be found here at Alisha’s Blog.

Recent URL purchases

Recent URL purchases

I am doing my best to lead an authentic lifestyle, filled with openheartedness and bravery.  Thinking on my life, there have been countless subconscious moments in which I’ve re-considered and regretted the enormity of mistakes, errors, and misunderstandings that I have created.  [Read: I have been stubborn and slow to change.] But anymore, I’m not a big fan of dwelling on errors.  Now that I’m more aware of what life and love mean to me, I find myself working each day to practice a type of positive, wholesome, and creative energetic lifestyle that will heal me, and also sustain the communities that I rely upon.

Dang it, the bees are dying.

In reality, Honey bees — one of 20,000+ types of bees — are dying faster than they can repopulate.  This is an important point for every human to understand.  The bees must survive.  Or, our quality of life and health will decline.  Food will become very expensive to purchase, and many types of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and spices will not be available for consumption under most circumstances.

I continue to share news and updates about my various projects, here, at Alisha’s Blog and also at the PSM website.  It’s a fact that I dream of saving and restoring the bees and the food supply chain.  I dream of creating, brokering, and enjoying a system of community abundance that is sustainable.  I am working to earn money towards this just cause, to support the non-profit organization that I founded in 2012, called Pollinator Support Movement (PSM).  I have come to terms with the reality that bees projects of most any sort are not sponsored.  So, I am okay with raise the money for the projects, myself.  I am happy to have found such deep passionate about something.  What a challenge!

Envision “beeBay” not eBay

Some of my business and artistic projects have been developed over time from concepts that I have worked-on for years.  Since 2000, through the ups and downs of learning to work efficiently as a self-employed person, I have become more adept at researching and developing sustainable business systems.  I have consistently utilized my abilities to create a framework; whereas, I believe can help model how to save the planet by first saving the bees.  I am a fan of transparency, especially when it comes to sharing my collective-benefitting, “alternative economic template”.  This template is a concept called Restorative Retail (RR).  (RR) is a way for me to entice people to spend their money wisely; in order to save the bees and our communities.

Back to square one

My driving desire to lead an authentic lifestyle, filled with openheartedness and bravery, suggests that I should first help to save the bees and educate our communities.  I would do this so that I can survive long enough to fulfill my dreams.  My soul is telling me that I should continue with this work.

The screen shot image featured in this post shows some of the URLs that I have recently purchased.  These future websites might help me in some way to make all the money that is needed for successfully meeting the financial goals that will allow me to help the most and the fastest.

Please wish me luck, that I will be able to know how to do what it is that I am doing.  And, continue to find the people that will help me in the task.  Stay tuned for updates on my progress.  If you feel inclined, please share the PSM FB page, and tell your friends about Alisha’s Blog.

❤ Bees and Global Community. ❤

Is Sprung

Written by Alisha M. Forrester Scott  |  Alisha is a writer, artist, and social entrepreneur.  

My body feels at ease amongst wild Spring grasses and budding fruit trees.  The gentle scents of plants coming back to life lure me outside, more often.  Perfectly soothing breezes make daily rests on the rooftop deck a must-do.  Insects and birds fill the skies with their extraordinary colors, sounds, and songs.

Cornville AZ © 2014 Alisha Forrester Scott
Cornville AZ © 2014 Alisha Forrester Scott

Last March, I arrived to Arizona for about a month; coming back from two years in the SF Bay Area, on my way to Albuquerque, NM.  I enjoyed the poppies and the mysterious Desert Tortoise.  This year, Spring begins on March 20.  Only, here in the Sedona area, Spring seems to have already began.  BUT, REALLY.  The Farmer’s Almanac says that it’s not Spring; that it’s Winter.

Cornville AZ © 2014 Alisha Forrester Scott
Cornville AZ © 2014 Alisha Forrester Scott

What I have learned about signs of early Spring from others, my own observations and research:

  • There is a higher likelihood of seasonal frosts that kill budding fruit and all manner of trees.
  • The insects hatch early.  This complicates the food chain when, for instance, the birds hatch and their insect food is not available to them.  Fewer creatures live, which complicates the availability of food for the entire food chain.
  • Butterflies suffer.  They needed to have reserved more energy to make it through the summer.
  • There is less water available for all living things, since rising temperatures melt available snow sooner; ceasing the cycle. This includes detriment to crops such as wine grapes.
  • Grazing land animals eat grasses before the plants are at their proper stage of growth.  This kills the grasses that are supposed to grow all year long, and feeding grazing animals becomes a costly challenge.

I am mindful of the many reasons that are considered causes of climate change.  I see fossil fuels remaining on the stage of USA commerce.  I see airplanes criss-crossing over the skies of northern Arizona, nearly each day; dumping loads of unknown “fog” onto the high-altitude valleys below.  I see strangely beautiful sunsets in deep hues, surrounded by cloud formations that are unnaturally otherworldly.

Cornville AZ © 2014 Alisha Forrester Scott
Cornville AZ © 2014 Alisha Forrester Scott

And now, I see wild Spring grasses and budding fruit trees.  The gentle scents of plants coming back to life lure me outside more often.  Perfectly soothing breezes make laying on the rooftop in the early afternoon a must.  Insects and birds are filling the skies with their extraordinary colors, sounds, and songs…

Cornville AZ © 2014 Alisha Forrester Scott
Cornville AZ © 2014 Alisha Forrester Scott

My heart can still trust the willows that are already leafy green, but does not trust the force behind its conjured growth.  My eagerness to walk amongst Springtime does not outweigh my concern and disdain of the eagerness of this alien season.  I can see now that this is to be a terribly destructive, albeit, beautiful cycle.  It was less than four months ago that I wrote a poem in honor of Fall, and its falling leaves.  Feeling a deep concern in my body, I long for gobs of natural nature.  Now, where can I go to find it?  It appears that it has all been taken, or hidden, or ruined.  I hear that it may no longer exist in the places that are accessible to me.

Affiliated

Written by Alisha “Bee” Forrester Scott  |  Alisha is a writer, artist, and social entrepreneur. 

I am happy to be using much of my energy to develop an online retail fundraising shop called Alisha Bee.com. This online shop will house products which I find have obvious benefits to consumers. The purpose of launching this type of online shop is to raise the necessary funds to finance the many vital Pollinator Support Movement projects that will continue to benefit the restoration of the bees while educating our local communities on how to sustain them.

Very recently, I have added two new products to the “Affiliates Section” at Alisha Bee.com.  One of the two products currently available is a highly-rated dental hygiene product called GumChucks.  I have personally used this flossing product since December 2012, and can report that I have no objections to using the product… it seems perfect.

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The other product available for sale is a USDA organic e-cigarette “juice” from a company called “Virgin Vapor”.  I found this product last summer 2013, after researching what was in the corner store e-cigarette liquids.  (Read: Toxic chemicals.)  Personally, I am not a cigarette smoker.  But, the reason for my research was that a loved one was purchasing the corner store liquid, and I tried it… and it even tasted toxic.

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Please benefit from my research and personal reports on these products.  And, when you click on the banners listed in the “Affiliate Section” at Alisha Bee.com, you’ll be purchasing directly from the companies that sell the products while simultaneously benefitting Pollinator Support Movement.  I have made agreements with both GumChucks and Virgin Vapor so that any time you click on the banners and purchase the products from their respective websites, PSM will get a small amount of money back.  Over time, I believe that this small amount of money will pay-off BIG, and PSM will be able to fund the vital projects.

For now, I am still working on the actual shop.alishabee.com.  This “other” section of my shop will feature items that I have in inventory… like the upcoming release of the Wedding Flashcards product.  Thank You for your ongoing support.  You are invited to reach and enjoy my daily production of Alisha’s Blog.

The mission of Pollinator Support Movement is to save and restore bees and the food supply chain. 

Pollinator Support Movement logo by Alisha © 2013 Alisha Forrester Scott

Pollinator Support Movement logo by Alisha © 2013 Alisha Forrester Scott

New Experience: Final Print

The post below was borrowed with permission from Alisha’s Blog.

New Experience: Final Print

Written by Alisha “Bee” Forrester Scott 

With the upcoming release of my first product, Day of Wedding Timeline Organizer Flashcards, and thanks to the non-profit discounts made available to me by Pinnacle Printing in Tempe, AZ, I will soon have an online retail program that will fund my bees awareness community projects with Pollinator Support Movement (PSM).

“The purpose of the wedding flashcards product is to help anyone planning a wedding to quickly schedule and monitor important wedding day details.  This professional planning tool has many benefits, and may be used with any event coordinator’s existing planning method.” Alisha M. Forrester Scott, product creator

After toiling with typesetting the final product design for the last six months, I recently ordered the first printed version of the market-ready flashcards deck.  There is actually one other printed product version that I am trying out, just to see which version is more user-friendly.  This second flashcards deck version will be printed sometime this week or next.  Unless I can get down to Phoenix in the next two weeks, I will likely have Pinnacle Printing mail both printed sets to my residence.

Additionally, I recently updated the Wedding Flashcards website, adding a link to downloadable the official product guide.  Click here to view the official Day of Wedding Timeline Organizer Flashcards product guide.  At this moment, my final project tasks include: taking product photos, designing final labeling, selecting final packaging, creating the “Master Timeline” online form, design the online promo campaign, and set-up SEO for the website.

Visit my product website at http://weddingflashcards.com.

The wedding flashcards project has been on my plate for over three years!  I am itching to “get this baby birthed” and free-up some energy to develop my other entrepreneurial interests.  With each flashcards deck that is sold online, I am offering 50% of my net profits to PSM.  You know… because the work to save and restore bees and the food supply chain MUST be done, and it isn’t exactly funded by anyone at this point.  Thank You for your support.  I am very interested in seeing this product perform well in the marketplace.  The bees are counting on me.

Wedding Flashcards product cover © 2014 Alisha Forrester Scott

Wedding Flashcards product cover © 2014 Alisha Forrester Scott