Sometimes we just want to relax take a break, learn something different, go on a safari, go bush, to a retreat or ... possibly even a non typical experience of depriving our self of the usual.
This being the case, then try spending over a fortnight a mile deep down a canyon of rock walls of red, brown, yellow to white colours and a clear blue sky above, on a tribal adventure by river raft, with people you have never met.
Experiencing an adventure deep through the grand Canyon in the US allows thoughts and feelings to be caught up with, plus encounter and interact in a close intimate clan-like setting that over a very short time period, becomes more and more natural, allowing ourselves to shuck off city life and all the attachments of Western civilisation.
Understanding of how a river runs through aeons of time, the politics of water, the pros and cons of dams, of invasive species and native aquatic fish, and know that for many thousands of years the Indians lived in sacred ceremony throughout the area, and now today struggle with the western indulgences that induces diabetes, alcoholism, cigarette smoking and a loss of connection.
Listen to an experienced and well grounded river canyon guide articulate what it is like to support people in doing what they think is impossible and push the boundaries of their being as well as know that you have to do it yourself, but not necessarily alone.
Formerly of Stanford University USA, He enthuses us - that by changing our belief system, and letting go of fear we can cro-create and change evolution - and that knowledge is power and at a cellular level a minimum age of 140 years of age is within our scope.
The interview ranges over: working in groups in community, collectively with shared aspirations and creativity - we shape a positive future. Including, science and spirit, matter and energy fields, what is visible and what is not, everything being connected ... we are in relationship ... even if we don''t realise it!
Also, native indigenous peoples and a sense of connection with the hidden. Avatar is the telling of the myth that in so many ways is the reality of today, as we have become disconnected from the living earth and the subtle energies beneath our feet. Many essences one being?
Today, Gaia is is living scientific reality.
Listen to a spontaneous full-on expression of passion and joy as Bruce tells it ... as it is!
Project Lyttelton is a grass-roots organisation in Lyttelton, in the South Island of New Zealand, that is attracting wide attention both nationally and internationally.
Its numerous successful community-led projects mean it is both an inspiration and a model for other communities wishing to build community resilience and sustainability through innovative projects and collective creativity.
The organisation has embraced cutting-edge thinking to meet the challenges of a changing world. It is showing the way forward with community sustainability, using innovative methods to capture community imagination and help create a shared vision for the future.
Through projects as varied as Time Banking, a monthly newspaper, waste minimisation, energy initiatives, three seasonal festivals, community gardening and local food production, the Farmer‘s Market, educational courses, and collective visioning workshops, Project Lyttleton has made a significant contribution to the social, economic, recreational and environmental wellbeing of the Lyttelton community.
Imagine a whole country where the population has a dynamic relationship with their environment - that locally, directly feeds them with the most vital of sustenance - fresh healthy, organic produce – that they grow themselves.
Now visualize the largest NZ city with close on 20 co-operative urban gardens doing just that already, with the probability of an extra 100 plus clusters spread across the Auckland landscape in the next 18 months.
Community garden oases of verdant health that become the focal point for family, friends and neighbours to grow, meet and share in the spirit of goodwill.
What initially started with the Counties Manukau District Health Board to curtail the spiraling increase in diabetes has led to a pioneering approach to food growing and bettering ones health. This has been to enable local citizens to work in groups or singularly to learn and grow their own healthy food and exercise in a stress free setting to once again live more in tune with community and nature.
Listen to this exciting initiative and the profound possibilities of re-greening and gardening of suburbia and across the nation that in maximizing ones health, is also pulling many differing ethnic and cultural groups together to reestablish contact with the earth, community, share information and beat diabetes.
GreenplanetFM104.6 Thurs 4th March 8-9am