“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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It Should Bee Easier

Originally posted on Feb 10 2014 at Alisha’s Blog.

“It’s dangerous to be a bee.”  “Do You Like Food? No Bees, No Food!”  Pollinator Support Movement

Dying bee in Oakland CA © 2013 Alisha Forrester Scott
A dying bee in Oakland CA © 2014 Alisha Forrester Scott

Written by Alisha M. Forrester Scott 

My dear friend, Don “Bee”, is a real life superhero.  Don Hughes, also known as “Dragon Master” and Sensei, is a very talented, entertaining, and intelligent person.  When I first met Don, I was living in Oakland, California.  I had just had some very interesting experiences involving bees, and I was newly and acutely aware that there was something terrible happening to them.

Very recently, Don E-Mailed me something truly hopeful and spiritually exciting.  The subject line of Don’s E-Mail read: “My law I made up.”  Have you ever read the makings of a proposed law banning the sales and usage of the chemicals that are killing food and garden pollinators?  Well, that’s exactly what Don sent me.

“Known in the Bay Area CA as Dragon Master, performance artist and activist Don “Bee” Hughes has agreed to design the cover art for the upcoming PSM educational DVD release, “Bee-Friendly: BeeSWeek 2013″.  I had the sincere pleasure of working with Don in 2012 to produce 11-weeks of “Weekly Wednesday Peaceful Protests” in Berkeley CA.  Don “Bee” is a multi-talented artist who created many of the popular handmade flyers and signs for PSM.”  Click here to read more from this blog post.

Don has been a busy bee, researching and thoughtfully crafting his version of Oregon’s “Restrictions on Use or Application of Specific Pesticides OAR 603-057-0386”.  Don recently received permission to begin circulating a petition to make banning all of neonicotinoids (pesticides) a Berkeley ballot measure.  By May 8th, 2,700 signatures will be gathered.  Once gathered, these signatures will make it possible for Don’s petition to go on the ballot for a vote.

Don Bee at PSM's Oct 2012 Official Launch © 2013
Don Bee at PSM’s Oct 2012 Official Launch © 2014

Click here to read the incredible scientific report called, “Pesticides and Honey Bees” at the Pesticide Action Network website.

The work being done by Don Hughes on behalf of all of us who love bees and northern California is REALLY, VERY, TOTALLY great news.  Especially, for Berkeley.  The work that he is doing is an excellent example of the types of community actions that will become commonplace and absolutely necessary, as more and more United States citizens realize the detriment and extent of Bayer and Monsanto’s bio-engineering practices.

“Don Hughes Sensei is Young Sensei’s most senior student, and is responsible for the California Dojo.  He is a Shodan (black belt) in the Genbukan.   He has been studying in the Genbukan since the 1997, and has been teaching adults and children martial arts for over four years.  Donald graduated Weber State University with a Bachelors of Science in History and minors in Psychology, Anthropology and Philosophy. He has recently completed his Masters of Chinese Medicine and practices Chinese medicine based healing.  Before that, he was a teacher in the Richmond, California public school system.” Click here for original post.

Click here to read about how the intersecting topics of bees, neonicotinoid pesticides, and your food at the Pollinator Support Movement website.

Visiting Don and Distributing His Petition

It is my intention to join Don “Bee” this spring — prior to the early May submission deadline — to help him gather the signatures that he requires.  My guess is that it will very much bee like old times, but with a new, more hopeful twist.

© Don Bee and Alisha Bee in Berkeley CA 2012
2014 © Don Bee and Alisha Bee in Berkeley CA 2012

Below is a copy of the verbiage that will appear on the petitions that Don is gathering signatures on.

1) Use and/or sale of all products containing any of the following ingredients: acetamiprid, clothianidin, imidacloprid, sulfoxaflor, nitenpyram, nithiazine, thiacloprid and thiamethoxam, hereafter to be referred to as neonicotinoids is restricted.  This includes:

1) Application of neonicotinoids, by any means, to plants and/or seeds. This includes but is not limited to applications in landscape trees and shrubs, nursery and greenhouse plants, turf grass, forests and agricultural crops.

2) Sale of any plants and/or seeds containing neonicotinoids.

3) Planting of neonicotinoid treated plants.

4) Spraying or otherwise applying neonicotinoids in order to kill insects.

2) Failure to comply with section 1 above will be considered a class A misdemeanor, carrying a $1,000 fine per instance of noncompliance.

Contact Don Hughes

Click here to visit Don’s martial arts website.

Click here to read more about Don’s martial arts classes in Oakland, CA.

Don’s E-Mail: kamiyodojo.ca@gmail.com

Thank You, Don Bee

I Love You, Don Bee!  ❤  Thank You for all of your dedication to the cause of saving and restoring bees and the food supply chain.  The Community will be very appreciative of your efforts when they find out just how important they are.

A Real Me

Written by Alisha M. Forrester Scott

View the original post at http://alishatheexplorer.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/a-real-me/.

Hi, each and all.  This is Alisha, the helpful, artistic, comedic, offline human that’s typing.  First, Thank You for your interest in my blog productions.

I enjoy furthering my exploration of digital media capture, and the rest of the creative production processes associated with running blogs for non-profit organizations.

Alisha Bee Self Portrait © 2013

Alisha Bee Self Portrait © 2013

Updates and New Truth

Ready, Set, Grow the Non-Profit!  I am nearly ready to launch a SLEW of mega-uber-fabulous “retail fundraising” products and professional services; featuring the amazing people behind the products and professional services.

I am trying to bee brave.  Plainly spoken: I am trying my best not to sabotage ANYTHING because of fear, budget, and past personal experiences.  Forgetting fear, budget, and past personal experiences, I am treating my time with Pollinator Support Movement like a fresh and shiny and whole-sum happy peaceful unity green-friendly sustainable abundant bright orb.  That is to say, I am attempting not to pre-judge anything or anyone, while responding in my own spoken and creatively expressed truth.  I have found that, ultimately, my pre-judgments unnecessarily meddle and influence what my actual final decision is.

YAY! Great News.  100% Net of the “Alisha Bee Presents” online fundraising sales supports the expansion of Pollinator Support Movement (PSM).

In a very personal way, I have uncovered a new personal truth.  Which is that:  I want to use my own voice sometimes, too.  Typically, I blog in limited personal narrative or photojournalistic style.  This type of writing is fun for me, and I get to practice “sticking with the facts”.  Sometimes, I write under the name, “Alisha the Explorer” to sensually explore and feature my personal education and growth experiences in a more narrative creative writing style.  And so, I am going to include posts using the “me style”, which feels more comfortable and authentic to me, because I feel happy to. 🙂 🙂

❤ Bees and Creative Whole-sum Sustainable Lifestyles. ❤

Stay Tuned

LOTS more to share, but for now, thanks for reading, and check back often, and tell your everyone about my quest to save and restore bees and the food supply chain!  And, If you have not yet visited me at my Alisha’s Blog blog website, you are soooo invited to do that.

Reach Me

in other online realms I am also known as:

  1. Alisha Bee Valley Girl (My sustainably-conscious Alter-Ego and NEW brand name)
  2. Alisha “Bee” Forrester Scott (Me, the person)
  3. Alisha M. Forrester Scott (My legal name, professional career, and artist copyright names)
  4. Alisha Forrester Scott (seen in public media releases and mentions)
  5. AFS (My monogram)
  6. Alisha the Explorer of Alisha’s Blog (My sassy-pants nickname)
  7. MC Queen B (My “grass rap” performance artist name), and who can forget
  8. Bee Lady (Founder, Pollinator Support Movement)

News: “BeeSWeek: Bee Friendly” DVD updates

Written by Alisha M. Forrester Scott

Updates:

  1. Editing for the “Bee Friendly” educational DVD continues, and transcription of the BeeSWeek 2013 panel discussions is nearly complete.
  2. With professional assistance from the nice guys at H/H Productions, a local Albuquerque film and media production company, progress towards the release of the upcoming “Bee Friendly” educational DVD continues.  In addition to filming and editing the BeeSWeek 2013 footage, H/H Productions has agreed to help Pollinator Support Movement (PSM) to produce the ever-important “pitch video” for the forthcoming Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign.  The online fundraising campaign will feature the educational DVD for pre-sale, to help to fund the production of the BeeSWeek project.
BeeSWeek 2013 transcript  © 2013 Alisha Forrester Scott

BeeSWeek 2013 transcript © 2013 Alisha Forrester Scott

Thank You, BeeSWeek Supporters

To date, Pollinator Support Movement has raised $1995 to help cover the costs of the $8000 BeeSWeek 2013 events.  Our fundraising continues!

We are excited to be producing an important video project from the recordings of the BeeSWeek 2013: Scientific and Community Panel Forums events.

This BeeSWeek educational DVD production is now in process, and we are grateful to those who have supported the mission of PSM to save and restore bees and the food supply chain.

We are so thankful for the contributions of our commercial sponsors: La Provence, BBBSeed, and D&A Mattress (Mattress Firm, Albuquerque).

We are so thankful for the PSM Membership purchases and financial contributions from our Online Community members.

If you have a moment to support our vision and the vital BeeSWeek educational DVD project, offer your support to help PSM by visiting the PSM Memberships page at Crown Bees’ website.

http://www.crownbees.com/crown-bees/memberships/
❤ Bees and Community. ❤

BeeSWeek 2013 Supporters

  1. Art Jacobson
  2. Cari Gardner
  3. Colin Keizer
  4. Cynthia Andre
  5. Denise Shreeve
  6. James Collins
  7. Jennifer Ose-MacDonald
  8. Jim Houston
  9. Lana Starr
  10. Marcia Walker
  11. Mary Desmarteau
  12. Michael Farndale
  13. Michael Tullius
  14. Michael Wade
  15. Mike Shaw
  16. P. Palmer
  17. Paul Beckman
  18. Pat Lund
  19. Rebecca Toone
  20. Renee Czubowicz
  21. Sally Kayser
  22. Stephen Peterson
  23. Steve Murray
  24. Willard Gibbs

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