March 20, 2013

The Day I Discovered a Monsanto Inside of Me.


Do you believe that we co-create our own reality? I do.

The Hawaiian Huna tradition of Ho’oponopono, is based on the premise that everything in nature is interconnected through subtle energies, and that we can never truly separate ourselves from the whole.

This idea brings an entirely new meaning to the concept of responsibility, promoting the fact that everything we perceive in the “outer” world is merely a reflection of our inner thoughts and emotions. Yet, we are not always gracious hosts to these experiences, and sometimes find them distasteful; this includes “hot potato” issues like GMO, organic farming and monopolies.

Last week, my blog stirred up a lot of dust and controversy. Some local farmers weren’t happy that I singled out Monsanto, while others applauded my bravery. Thank you for the feedback. My close friends know that I do not take political stances. The reason I chose Monsanto was because I was doing research for my weekly radio segment about the financial impact of social protest.

Frankly, I stay clear of debate on GMO’s. Several of my good friends happen to be farmers who work in the field and feed millions; following their advice, I read some of Borloff’s biography describing the creation of modified wheat seeds to feed starving people during times of famine.

In my worldview, this was done to serve humanity. I recognize that it is has become a big business, but people have the right to choose otherwise. Everyone is entitled to gather in community and farm.

Do I believe that organic farmer have the solution to world hunger? No. We have an entire world to feed, less land, more people and a system in place that is impossible to change.

However, we can make personal choices and live in harmony with our beliefs at a grass roots level.

Many people cannot afford the cost of organic food, while others choose not to pay the higher prices—a family member asked me recently how she could maintain a healthy diet on her minimum wage salary.

My interest in farming began as a child, when I worked on my grandmother’s farm. Over the years, my life’s work has evolved—from fruit stand to commercial kitchen, and now, from the center of my passionate compass, I strive to help people wake up to personal responsibility.

Everything that crosses our path is intended for our growth; we must learn to deal with our challenges in a creative manner. If you view the world as a battleground, be prepared to wage a war.

I help people navigate their emotional windstorms using my “Awakening Compass,” which teaches them to find harmony in the midst of chaos. This does not mean turning a blind eye to human gluttony and consumerism, but requires responsibility for the co-creation of our experience.

Monsanto is not the enemy, nor is Wal-Mart or other multinational corporations.

“There is only one, and we are all connected,” we love to spew this term from our lips, but resist taking responsibility for our involvement, or lack of it.

If you are disturbed by GMO’s, perhaps it is time to pray.

“I love you. Please forgive me for anything I have said or done in this lifetime or any others that would have created a shortage of food and starvation. Please forgive me…thank you.”

The “I love you” is the creator and creation; use this Ho’oponopono to bring balance into your every day experiences. Only then will you be able grab the spade of earth and plant new seeds.

Bringing Spirit into business is the taproot of my work—and I’ve created a series which teaches others how to weave passion, purpose, platform, prosperity and poetry into personal and business life to live responsibly.

As we heal our inner landscapes, we learn to live in harmony with the world around us. Then, and only then are we able to mulch our scraps, recycle our trash and plant a fertile garden.




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Ed: Bryonie Wise


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