It’s that time again where people argue over whether or not voting is a waste of time or not?
Whilst many argue that it is merely a distraction, something I have been aligned with somewhat in the past, I would be willing to express that voting at municipal level is the best way to make change.
Voting is just the beginning however. By simply voting you have marked down a choice between people, but you havent really become “engaged” in the process. By marking down a tick or two on a sheet of paper every four years does not make you politically involved. You need to really get stuck in, talk to your councillors, make yourself heard and tell them what you want to see happen in your town.
Head to the various meetings, speak to the mayor, email your councillors and generally get involved. There is nothing stopping you, other than sheer laziness. The true distraction is facebook, not voting.
Whilst the very core of democracy is in fact broken, or even perhaps corrupt, it won’t change by disconnecting entirely from the process. The changes need to come from inside. It’s not going to be easy, but some MP’s are beginning to stand up for truth. It’s time to stand up for truth and to recognise the damage that the current system has caused.
Get involved – go out to the polls on November 15th and keep pushing your elected councillors to represent you.
If you need more information you can attend a voting party at Common Loaf Bakery on Thursday November 15th at 5,30. The premises are licensed, DJ’s will be playing and the candidates will be in attendance.
If you are a regular on this site, you will have noticed that I have changed back to it previous set up.
The reason for this is mainly down to hosting requirements and my focus being taken onto my main project of traktortips.com.
I almost shut down ‘Take to Change’ altogether, as I haven’t had much time to work on it of late. But, I decided to keep it alive in some form. So I moved it back to the free wordpress hosting. I want to thank Dreamhost for all their previous services, they were a pleasure to work with.
Whilst the site will remain active, I may not be in a position to create fresh new content due to my time being spent elsewhere.
In the meantime feel free to cruise the site and see if anything fits the bill.
The decision is here, the Prime Minister of Canada has decided to ‘approve’ a dirty pipeline to be inserted through pristine lands to feed dirty sludge to the coast of British Columbia, Canada from the ever-growing toxic wastelands of the tar-sands.
Surely the picture above is as close to a living hell that we can get. It appears that the devil has made his decision to increase the size of hell and attempt to take the rest of life with it.
The saving grace in all of this, is that my email inbox is full of emails from concerned groups intent on stopping these destructive plans.
A local organisation, Clayoquot Action published an inspiring piece about how we can come together to achieve great things.
It’s time to Stand United
The links above are only just a handful of what’s happening and there are countless organisations jumping all over this. With all this attention and powerful desires to stop this pipeline and turn governments on to a more sustainable energy future, I have great hope that amazing things can be achieved.
Obama recently called for a larger area of protection in the Pacific Ocean, so we know some things are heading in the right direction. We just need to convince those mis-guided ‘leaders’ amongst us.
So if there’s one thing you do today it would be add your name to this list and start talking to others about the biggest bad decision of our generations time.
It’s time to take this guys advice and to return our focus to the real things in life. Remove distractions and superfluous items and re-align with truth. The incessant need for stimulation from our technologies is holding us back from stepping into our full potential.
The shift is happening now. The tipping point is here. Society is waking up and a new world is emerging. More and more people are understanding the need for a new paradigm, a need for a clearer and more positive outlook.
Have you noticed how more people around you now talk
Meditation teaches us more than any book can. We are intelligent beings torn between spirit and ego. Our lives are spent finding balance between the two. Meditation, is where spirit and ego meet, it is where they learn to get a long. As we develop this relationship we are able to see the connection between our internal and external worlds and how they are intertwined so delicately and inseparably.
It does not come as a surprise that the world needs a wake up call. Certain corporations, and those giving money to them, are driving this planet to its grave, along with all it’s inhabitants.
We can’t wait any longer for ‘appointed‘ world leaders to take the reins.
It’s down to us all as individuals to do what we can to make this World the ‘Heaven on Earth‘ that it is destined to be. The thing is though, it won’t happen unless those enlightened souls, or those that are slowly awakening, take action!