2020: Year of the Comeback – Come Alive!

“Don’t ask what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.”

Howard Thurman

What makes you come live? Truly alive. Aliveness you anticipate, savor in the moment and feel such a sense of satisfaction when complete.

To be clear, I am asking about authentic aliveness, an experience you create with friends, family, nature, or a creation of some sort. I am not asking about the artificial variety where you watch someone else have those experiences, or you read about someone else coming alive, or even read about a situation that is calling for people to come alive around it.

This aliveness may be sustained or it may be fleeting, but whatever it is leaves you changed for the better. It is creating art? music? food? Is it tending a garden? A parent? Is it playing with your children? Grandchildren? Animals? How often do you come alive?

For us to be successful at making 2020 the year of the comeback, we MUST come alive. The following are some suggestions (just in time for New Year’s Resolutions) to do exactly that!

DO MORE OF WHAT MAKES YOU COME ALIVE AND COME ALIVE IN EVERYTHING YOU DO!

If you already know what it is, do more of it! Spend the time and effort to make aliveness part of your personal ‘program’ and work at it until it is self-replicating. If you truly need a boost, here are some suggestions:

  • Get a journal and begin writing and imagining what it might be for you.
  • Spend time in Nature, and totally attune to it. Find a tree and spend time sitting at its base. Become its friend.
  • Make a list of some of the funniest things in your life and laugh about them all over again.
  • Become a master at protecting chunks of time to develop your aliveness if it is a skill you want to learn or practice more. Become another master at finding the pockets of time for singing in the car, chatting with a clerk, or noticing beauty in nature.

DO A TECHNOLOGY DIET

Start with one entire day, and put away your cell phone and stay away from all forms of technology. While you do this, note the ‘pull’ from technology and know that it is designed to create the addiction within you. Your dependence is its life (more on Artificial Intelligence later) and your freedom is your life. You know this, right? This New Year, vow to go on a technology diet and reduce your dependence by 10%? 25%? 75%?

PRACTICE EMF HYGIENE

Just because we can’t see, hear, feel the electromagnetic impulses doesn’t mean they aren’t infectious and capable of causing physical ailments and disease. Yes, this is contrary to Big Telecomm’s official and defended position, but in my humble experience, this is where truth is usually found.

  • Do NOT keep your cell phone on your body or hold it to your ear while talking.
  • Find special ear buds that block the EMFs.
  • Use a landline.
  • Turn OFF and unplug electronics when not in use.
  • Use wired rather than wireless connections.
  • Research what independent scientists and health professionals are saying about EMFs as well as products that can help block.

MAKE A DIETARY DETOX PART OF YOUR ROUTINE

Unfortunately, toxins are part of our everyday life. From the foods we eat, the liquids we drink, the plastics they come in, the air we breathe, the radiation and chemicals that surround us, the pills we take, the shots we get, it is a wonder we are still as healthy as we are!

My inspiration for dietary detox is Anthony William ‘The Medical Medium’. From him I have incorporated routine detoxes for the liver, heavy metals, plastics, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, chlorine, fluoride, cleaning solvents and radiation. They are all in the form of wonderfully tasting smoothies and teas. Feel free to find your own source, your body will appreciate everything you do to lighten its load!

BE INTENTIONAL ABOUT YOUR CONSUMPTION

Americans are a fraction of the population of the world yet we consume a significant amount of its resources. We can do better AND while we are, we can make our consumption a statement of our values.

  • Explore and experiment with all the ways to reduce consumption.
  • Shop local and keep our dollars in our community.
  • Pay cash or checks to increase the bottom line of our local businesses by avoiding the 2.5%-ish credit card fee. And make it harder for purchases to be tracked.
  • Intentionally research and boycott companies that do not support human values. If we ALL work hard at this, there is power in numbers and it all begins with us.

Hopefully there is something that inspires you to join me in 2020. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! May this year be the Year of our Aliveness!

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