If we want more for our children…🚸🚸🚸
We must STOP 🛑
STOP 🛑 pretending that…
❌ What we do doesn’t matter.
❌ What we do doesn’t impact others.
❌ What we do doesn’t impact our own lives (either now and/or in the future) and the lives of our children.
❌ What we do isn’t connected to the environment.
IT’S ALL CONNECTED!!! 💞💞💞
And… it matters for our children (and their children) and their future. 🚸🚸🚸
As a society we have become so disconnected from our natural environment, disconnected from our own NATURAL STATE, disconnected from true community.
We want to buy “cheap” items – whether that be clothes or homewares etc etc – but then we want to give gifts and donations to charity to help people “less fortunate” than ourselves.
Doing something that makes us “feel good” by making a donation but does little for the person or people we think we want to help in regards to supporting lasting change by addressing or effecting the CORE ISSUES.
The greatest gift we can give is to give a FAIR EXCHANGE for the time and talents of others. Whether that be someone living next door or in another country. 🌎🌍🌏
Not to mention the environmental impact of consuming and the resources that go into making the materials and products, then the environmental impact when we are finished with it and choose to throw it “away” (there is no way…).
I could go on (and on) about the interconnectedness of all our choices and all our lives… but I’ll leave that for another post!
I am definitely not suggesting I do things perfectly every time. Like most of us here on this earth at this time, I am continuing to evolve on my journey and consciousness every day.
But… With the festive season just around the corner, a time when we typically make A LOT of purchases, I’ve put together a couple suggestions for a more conscious Christmas 🎄🎄🎄and festive season for families.
A Practical Guide to a FEEL GOOD Christmas 🎄🎄🎄
🔹Wear something you already have.
🔹 Buy something made ethically.
🔹 Borrow something.
🔹 Buy what you want secondhand.
🔹 Wear your party clothes more than once.
GIFTS 🎁 🎁🎁
🔸 Buy less.
🔸 Buy gifts that have been made and sourced ethically.
🔸 Purchase gifts from your local artists and businesses.
🔸 Choose experience gifts rather than another toy.
🔸 Shop in second hand stores or browse online market places – there are great items which can be purchased second hand!
🔸 Stay away of crap novelty gifts people have zero want or purpose for.
DECORATIONS etc 🎉🎈
♻️ Cut the stuff that doesn’t recycle incl. balloons, straws, plastic plates and cups.
♻️ Cut the bon bons with the cheap plastic toys inside.
FOOD 🍇🍒 (really requires its own post)
🍇 Stay clear from the packet stuff & JERF (Just eat real food)
🍒 Cater appropriately to the numbers attending functions so food doesn’t go to waste and have to get thrown out.
What I want for my kids is a healthy and happy future and that includes a beautiful and divine connection to themselves and their natural environment.
Let us make conscious choices today and this festive season so their future and world is BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL.
P.s. If you are unsure if what you do makes a difference or you think you are too small to make a difference…
Have you ever gone to bed with a mosquito?
Have you heard of the the Butterfly Effect theory, that a butterfly can flap its wings on one side of the earth and create a hurricane on the other side.
You MATTER and what you do makes a difference.
Love & Light