Why Is The Great Barrier Reef Dying?

Our bodies and our environment have deep hidden connections. In spite of mankind’s technological achievements they have for the most part only been used to further compete, manipulate or destroy our environment. Frankly, this is evidence mankind has not psychologically evolved one iota.
Consider the human body as a metaphor for the planet. Both are made of the same cosmic stuff, both are living pulsing biospheres of complex dynamic systems that support the whole.

Sadly we care the human body as poorly as we care for the planet that supports all of these life systems and the myriad hidden connections that interweave us all together.

In general the human body is riddled with the same symptoms as the planet . . . and perhaps you will agree that the cause of these common degenerative symptoms is also similar, if not exactly the same.

The pH of the human body is a subtle indication of our over all health. Just as the pH of the ocean is also an sensitive bio-marker of its health. If your body’s pH is acidic rather than slightly alkaline, that means there is less oxygen, depleted cellular salts and too much metabolic waste.

When this state is allowed to persist the body will attempt to add more trace minerals (cellular salts) by removing them from its reserves. The biggest reserve being the calcium in your bones. This eventually leads to loss of bone mass and a systemic breakdown of  over all health and wellness.

Imagine the vast living coral reef systems in the oceans and seas as the calcium and mineral reserves of the planet’s marine biosphere. In fact the water on the planet is very much like the blood in our bodies.

Both depend on a rich solution of mineral salts to  not only sustain, but to propagate, revitalize and rejuvenate.

Your body has an innate intelligence that allows you to take it for granted, for even extended periods of time. But without “genuine care,” inevitably, in the long term, quality of life suffers drastically.

Mama Earth also deserves this “genuine care” and she is not getting it. Look around you and you can’t help but see how conventional medical practice encourages people to just “cover-up” the symptoms of degenerative issues, just pop a magic pill, right? Now look around at your environment. Do you see the parallel behavior patterns? Are we just covering  up the environmental symptoms too?

There is a Self-Health Revolution happening today all around the world and it all begins with you. We are all in desperate need for a personal revolution of perspective, we need to wake up!

Because only with the passion that comes from being totally aware can we experience the joy of being truly responsible.

Right now nothing can be more important than nurturing this “awareness” and turning the health of our bodies and our planet completely around. Mama Nature has always been mankind’s best teacher and she’s gotten nothing but grief from us and now it’s up to us to show we care.

The old adage tells us we can’t give love if we don’t have love, right? well then, this is why each one of us is a living example of what we believe . . . of what we have and what we can give to one another. It begins with me and you.

Change the way you see your self and the world around you will follow that vision. This is mankind’s last and most important lesson from Mama Nature . . . before a new and better era will begin.

When we accept a paradigm shift in “thinking,” naturally our “behavior” will radically change as well. It only takes but an instant to decide to face the truth.

Once you turn on, activate and tune into the hidden connections between your hard drive DNA , your attitude and the food that naturally sustains and heals you . . . you will understand the importance of addressing the root cause of all this suffering.

It’s no secret that mankind has been confused for some time now. But it’s not meant to be that way, we’ve simply confused “cause and effect” . . . somewhere along the way, we just got it all turned around.

Today, I am asking you to help me turn it back around 180 degrees.

Every great revolution began with a minority. Well can you think of a smaller minority than me and you?

It’s not a duty to possess an extraordinary awareness, it’s your loving responsibility. I mean to say, it’s not because you have to, it’s because deep down you have a passion that desires to show “genuine care” indiscriminately . . . because you want to!

You are the rest of the world and the world you see is a reflection of what you chose to believe. “It is simply not possible to see what you do not believe” . . . so change your mind and the world will change too.

One more thing, I want to ask all my readers for a favor. I am applying for http://www.thebestjobintheworld.com/ . . . I was born for this job. I will be the best island caretaker you would ever see  and I hope you will agree that I deserve your support on this great opportunity.

I have an entire series of Self Health books I want to publish as well as many others and getting this “Job” will launch my career as a health and wellness/ environmental writer. I am just starting out as a travel writer and I’ve been ghost writing for doctors and wellness publications for several years now and during this journey I have come across many amazing things I want to share.

I meet all the requirements for the job, I’m a writer, an environmental activist, a photographer, a scuba diver, a social net worker, movie maker and an adventurer. Ultimately I will pod-cast to the world once a week what I find and record concerning the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday islands in Australia.

They will select only 10 people, the 11th will be elected by the world wide web and they will select only one lucky person for the assignment. Whether I get selected or not, I am still on course to fulfill this mission during my lifetime . . . it will take me a little longer, but I will find the funding if it doesn’t find me.

Stay turned on and tuned in.

To you-“the rest of the world!”

Tod Faassé

Is ADHD Discrimination Against Creative Learning?

If we assume everyone learns the same we risk loosing the diversity that nurtures creative genius.

Let’s discuss the three primary types of learners, Auditory, Visual and Kinesthetic. First, let’s consider children who learn auditorily. That means they learn, think and associate based mostly upon their hearing. Auditory learners excel in classroom environments like lecture halls and seminars where the bulk of the lesson is presented orally.

Auditory learners will learn to spell at an earlier age when taught phonetically. However in a strictly visual learning environment, they can easily fall behind the visual and kinesthetic students.

Children that learn and associate primarily through visual stimulation tend to learn faster by watching and observing. These students may take longer to paint a total picture, if the information presented is in the form of a lecture or speech.

Then we have kinesthetic learners. These children learn better by hands on experience and develop critical intuitive skills. Kinesthetic learners naturally behave more emotionally than auditory or visual learners do.

Often mistaken as a symptom of ADHD, daydreaming is actually a positive attribute of all creative individuals, Daydreaming, whether by an auditory, visual or kinesthetic, involves the gift of spatial thinking necessary for developing problem solving abilities.

Children labeled with ADHD are often a natural wellspring of innovative ideas. Because they do not jump to early conclusions, they play out all the options and are able to follow a complex thought through to the end. Being able to multi-task takes time to develop and is a great skill for problem solvers.

All three learning types offer brilliant insights into art, music, and science. Abstract thinking (daydreaming) is a skill that is necessary for inventing, composing, and integrative applications.

There was a time when we encouraged enthusiasm and diverse thinking skills in our classrooms and think tanks. If someone has a tends to go off on wild tangents is a desirable trait that makes for interesting conversation.

The ability to focus on a task with an attitude of commitment and drive is an attribute that should be encouraged. Instead, the dogma of ADHD suggests that they are unable focus on assigned tasks. Perhaps we should simply assign them with more individualized tasks, rather than label them as misfits.

Many naturally creative and extremely intelligent individuals are unfortunately labeled as ADHD and subjected to harsh psychotropic drugs.

It is a shame that children possessing specific abilities are not encouraged to develop them. The tendency to see the world with a different perspective should have never be condemned or regarded as less than normal.

Are we curbing the little doctors, scientists, explorers and playwrights of the future? Why wouldn’t we nurture their hidden gifts, rather than intervening upon their intellectual landscapes with brain altering chemicals? Are we attempting to psychologically homogenize children to all be the same?

We Need To Make A Stand For Positive Change

The whole ADHD assumption is dependent on discriminating against the positive, natural and genuine qualities of children and implying a negative, destructive and chemical change. Imagine how many great minds throughout history would have been stifled or even lost if they were subjected to the same chemical interventions in their own times.

By embracing these individual gifts as the positive traits they are, we can begin to see how diversity is a natural part of our evolution.

By demanding they be chemically altered into conformity, we deny not only our children their natural heritage as free thinking individuals, but we deny ourselves the primary purpose we are here; to help build a brighter, kinder and better future.

Right Brain Thinking v.s. Brain Stem Confusion

When sound, as information goes into your right ear, it is sent over to the left side of the brain. This is where speech development usually takes place. However, and the reasons are varied, some children learn with a right-brained bias. Visual learners tend to be in this category. The right side is devoted to intuitive, holistic thinking, whereas, the left side is reserved for analytical, deductive, linear thinking.

Many visual, right brain oriented learners have photographic memories but weak verbal memories. Some of these people may have difficulty reading and writing, yet have incredible problem solving skills. Keep in mind, that ultimately everyone uses both sides of the brain, however even a moderately inclined visual thinker, could easily be misdiagnosed as ADHD, it can depend on many factors.

We Need A Paradigm Shift Of Thinking And Teaching

The bottom line is we need to expand our perspective to include all levels and types of creative learning skills. This of course is more challenging than simply drugging people. Changing the way we teach requires a total makeover. But it all begins with changing our own perspectives on an ever-changing world viewpoint.

Is it fair to impose a two-dimensional perspective upon a three-dimensional thinker? Is it right to demand old school propaganda be imposed upon new age thinking? Can a grown man fit into the clothes of his youth? Neither should we attempt to put new wine into an old wine skin, for that matter.

Our world view once accepted the Newtonian and Cartesian mechanistic perspective as absolute. But today we live in a holographic world of Quantum mechanics and Relativistic physics. This new perspective has totally transformed the world, as we know it today.

Now, we need to apply the same paradigm shift to the way we teach our children, as well as the way we perceive ourselves.

Live well,

Tod