“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.

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If you are interested in learning how to grow “stingless” solitary bees, then please consider purchasing your solitary bee growing products at Crown Bees.  Pollinator Support Movement fully supports the BeeGAP method from Crown Bees (Washington state).  As created by Crown Bees’ CEO, Dave Hunter, the BeeGAP method debuted just prior to BeeSWeek 2013.  BeeSWeek 2013 was held in June, during the Albuquerque Film & Media Experience (AFME).

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When you purchase products (equipment) from Crown Bees using the discount code “alishabee2015”, PSM receives an affiliate credit… so that we can give away bee equipment to local gardens who need it!  This program is super-important projects to save and restore bees and the food supply chain.

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Newsflash Poster

Written by Alisha “Bee” Forrester Scott  |  Alisha is a writer, social activist, and founder of Pollinator Support Movement PSM.

This has been a busy bee kind of week! Don Bee is still hard at work, getting enough signatures from Berkeley, CA, resident voters. If he succeeds, his ballot initiative to ban neonics in Berkeley goes to a vote this year! If he is short of signatures, he would keep working to gather signatures, and his proposed ballot measure would be voted on in 2016. Of course, I hope that Don gets enough signatures! If you are in the Berkeley, CA, or San Francisco Bay Area and want to help Don “Bee” somehow, please E-Mail to PSM at: doyoulikefood@gmail.com.

Personally, I think that one of my new favorite ways to unwind is to create a save the bees poster. In the poster shown below, notice the “fence” image? Well, I took that earlier today in Sedona, AZ. Tonight, I created the poster design. I realize that both my font and color choices are all over the board, but I was going for creative (no pressure!). Enjoy and please re-post the poster! ❤

Click here if you haven’t already joined Pollinator Support Movement (PSM). Thank You, and we really need to band together so that the planet’s bees and other important pollinators don’t go extinct!

Designed by Alisha Bee Copyright Pollinator Support Movement

“Newsflash Poster” Design by Alisha Bee Copyright 2014 Pollinator Support Movement

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. ❤

Earning Money To Save The Bees

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

Let’s get to it.  

I am an entrepreneur trying to raise money for a bunch of projects.  I create art, music, products, and produce sustainable, community-inspired projects that help to save and restore bees and the food supply chain.  I need your continued support, as I try to build an online and offline-compatible system of doing my own business; which benefits our many ailing communities.  [Read: Social entrepreneurship] #dothework #joybasedcommerce

This post will act as my Spring newsletter.  Here is some progressive news about my Day of Wedding Timeline Organizer Flashcards (“wedding flashcards”) product.  I am giving away half of the net proceeds on this product; to Pollinator Support Movement.  Fifty-percent (50%) of net online sales from this product will benefit (fund) Pollinator Support Movement‘s educational community improvement projects.

Wedding Day Technology (campaign)

My initial “Wedding Flashcards.com” website is being cross-promoted through an ad campaign project that I will be producing.  This ad campaign will aim to widely advertise to North American brides and their wedding team.  All of this ad hoopla will promote sales of my “Day of Wedding Timeline Organizer Flashcards” professional planning tool (product).  Visit weddingflashcards.com to visit the current product website.  Note: sales are not currently being fulfilled.  This website is forever in production and editing.  But, I do plan to update all product web designs as soon as my new start-up budget, or, opportunity allows.

I hope to be able to hire my colleague project partner, Mark Short, as my ad campaign’s creative direction supervisor and designer.  Or, whatever he would want to do.  Mark is one of my favorite creative expert professionals.

Recently, Mark gave me two points on image crop and color for my current (new) wedding flashcards ad campaign concept piece.  I took his easy advice, and then added some conceptual elements to make this image into a sales ad (flyer).  I am already wondering: “If I give this conceptual ad to Mark, how would he interpret it in his own design style?”

Below is the conceptual ad design that I just mentioned:

Wedding Flashcards conceptual ad © 2014 Alisha the Explorer

Wedding Flashcards conceptual ad © 2014 Alisha the Explorer

Re: Ad campaign (Continued):

“My new, promotional ad campaign called, “Wedding Day Technology.com” will feature spacey-sustainable modern art as inspirational themes, and will promote the “wedding flashcards” product.  This campaign will also be cross-promoted at the recently purchased URL, Wedding Planning Forms.com.”  Alisha M. Forrester Scott, CEO of Alisha the Explorer, operator at Alisha Bee.com, founder of Pollinator Support Movement, creator of Wedding Flashcards.com product.

And, in other news:

Personal Business Card Lesson: My belief is that any business card design of mine should be fun and help to tell my story (for an affordable price).  My moo.com cards have arrived.

If you would like to learn more about moo, please click this link, so that Pollinator Support Movement gets my 50% net profit donation!

For this first lot of business cards, I have placed three images from my Pollinator Support Movement work, in Berkeley, CA (sometimes with Don “Bee” Hughes, a.k.a. Dragon Master), on the back of the cards.  On the front of the slightly-oversized business cards (with rounded edges/corners), I have placed a selfie image that I took while on a hike with Mark.  (Notice how I actually look happy.  I actually am a happy person.)  Oh, and there is a lot of exciting save the bees activism news coming from Berkeley, CA, involving Don Bee.  (I will be writing about it, soon.)  But, I digress.

I’ll post a snapshot of the business cards, soon.  For now, this is one of the three images which I’ve used as the other side to my new business cards: “Don Bee and Alisha Bee in Berkeley CA 2012”

© Don Bee and Alisha Bee in Berkeley CA 2012

Don Bee and Alisha Bee in Berkeley CA 2012 © 2014 Alisha the Explorer.com

Happy Spring!  OK + Thanks For Reading.

More updates will continue to come as I get further along in all of my projects.

❤ Bees and Alisha Bee.com. ❤

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.

BNN Bees News Network Launch

BNN BEES NEWS NETWORK! OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED!

The Best Is Yet To Bee.” BNN Bees News Network

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Pollinator Support Movement (PSM) is proud to announce the launch of BNN Bees News Network, exclusively online at SoundCloud.  The purpose of BNN is to share the uplifting, accurate, and sustainable agriculture and lifestyle news that is happening in North America.

Show Hostess, Alisha M. Forrester Scott (“Alisha Bee”), shares her personal narratives, and interviews real Americans about topics related to bees and the food supply chain, sustainable lifestyle, and positive community progress.

Audio blog podcast No. 1

CLICK HERE to hear the very first BNN Bees News Network audio blog podcast.

The first audio blog is a reading of a personal narrative that was fist published at the Pollinator Support Movement (PSM) blog website on Sep 22 2013.  The “Drink a Green Drink” piece was written and produced by Alisha “Bee” Forrester Scott, who is the CEO of Alisha the Explorer, and founder of Pollinator Support Movement (PSM).  This program was recorded on 9-22-2013.

Stay tuned to alishatheexplorer.com and pollinatorsupportmovement.com for updates on BNN Bees News Network, and to follow the progress of “Alisha Bee” as she works to save and restore bees and the food supply chain. To reach “Alisha Bee” for any reason, E-Mail to doyoulikefood@gmail.com.  Or, contact the studio at (978) ALISHA-8 is (978) 254-7428.

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