Hello beautiful people!
Welcome to the Abundance.Tribe Weekly Curation, where I (@trucklife-family) get to showcase some of the great Articles that the tribe members created and that really embody what the Tribe stands for.
The Abundance.Tribe (formally know as TribeSteemUp) was created by @kennyskitchen. As we have moved to Hive we wanted to create a new name that really represents what we are all about. The Abunadance.Tribe is a Community Abundance Generator, which supports authors who write articles that look at ways in which we can become more empowered and create a more peaceful and free world. The authors who have been chosen to become part of the TribeSteemUp community are all writing content of high quality, and they all focus on topics related to the bettering of life, such as:
| Community Empowerment | Love | Original Music | Esotericism |
| Healthy Recipes | Psychedelics | Truth | Permaculture |
Today I have a total of 17 articlesto share with you, that really show the wonderful diversity that is within our Tribe. All of these articles were created to inform us, inspire us and motivate us to become more aware in our daily lives. Life is all about learning, evolving and being mindful in all that we do. By coming together and engaging with one another we can all share our wisdom and empower one another. We can create the world in which we all wish to live. Happy reading and remember to show your appreciation by upvoting and commenting. You can go one step further by following the TribeVibes Curation Trail, this way way you are supporting all the great authors who are creating quality content.
It's really easy these days to fall into mind-modes of despair and uncertainty and as you can read on this I also get sucked into feelings of self-doubt and worry more often than I would like.
But then I realize it really comes down to not only the constant mind-chatter of the ego trying to gauge a complicated situation and ultimately despairing at trying to figure it out... but the general, near-obsessive tendency to let in information that doesn't help at all in the hopes that it somehow does.
It's not like we should only look for positive things to occupy our minds with - challenges arise and they want to be seen and recognized, they need to be confronted and demand an answer from us as conscious individuals.
Do you have a favorite comfort food from childhood?
Sloppy Joe's are one of the first things I remember making with my dad but, most of the ingredients in the recipe we used waaaay back then were not within my realm of dietary ethics now.
Therefore, this is my take on a sloppy Joe AKA sloppy Cece 😂! Vegan, gluten free, sugar free, and made from scratch! YUM!
Pinto beans take over the base, swimming in deliciously slow cooked veggies and spices and it's sandwiched by homemade coconut, almond garlic buns!
David Katz, MD said in an interview I was listening to recently, if every American subbed beans for beef, the US could come close to meeting their GHG goals even if people continued in all other habits the same! That's a huge shift for one small substitution!
I am calm and at peace on the water - more so than I have been in months. In the cave of the boat we are living in, I feel held, protected, safe. It is a much more simple life. We have no reception, so the temptation to check news, weather and other shouting media is absent. We have a woodburner on which we cook soups and stews, and a gas cooker. Life is reduced to bare essentials and it is perfect. We have all we need.
We are closer to nature, here, separated by a thin skin of the boat. Sitting on the roof, we watch blue jays build a nest and a squirrel acrobat as it strips sycamore flowers, the excess falling into the canal below. We are told if we are quiet, we may see otters. Jamie saw a spotted woodpecker this morning.
What’s the difference between government and a coordinated group of service providers?
A belief in the authority of some people to initiate violence against other peaceful people.
Service providers have to operate based on voluntary agreements and contracts using free market forces. They have to maintain not only a good product or service, but also a good reputation in their communities to not only maintain an effective workforce, but also vendors, suppliers, and customers. If they were to use violence in self defense, for example, their actions would be judged based on the consensus of those they interact with. The daily choices of the individual determine the fate of the service provider.
With the assistance of my graphics friend @EDXserverus, I designed a large lapel pin for the 2020 unofficially named World Gem Show held in Quartzsite, Tucson, and also encompasses the Gem & Jam Music & Arts Festival in Arizona USA - all held in the months of January and February (scroll down for video & giveaway info).
These lapel pins are top notch, crafted by skilled metalsmiths that use an ancient Chinese tradition of die casting, dating back thousands of years (with a few modern modifications of course). These lapel pins are comprised of a soft enamel zinc alloy, are gold plated, have riveted pins for maximum durability, and are filled in with various colored high grade ink.
Right now, the only way to gain admittance to any hospital is through an emergency medical event, being employed by the hospital or having special circumstances with an appointment like we did. Once you are allowed access, there's no reason not to allow a visit.
We arrived early, which was nice, because we were able to wait in Jeanie's room. She was sleeping, which was fine, because she's mostly in extreme pain when she is awake. We let her sleep, being happy to just be in her presence after almost a month with no contact at all. While sleeping, she looked so peaceful the gravity of her deterioration wasn't noticeable, so we were just greatful to be there.
Another week has passed and - as us humans are keeping track of time - that simple fact is something worth mentioning.
Little Hyper has been pretty social in the last couple of days but also quite distracted for reasons he won't name. He even did more hugging than the week before, for as far that's possible with his little raptor arms.
I'm not sure about you though, dear reader. So let's see what mindful content we can come up with this time, to increase your level of ZENsitivity.
Before we move on to a bunch of people who I recommend following, instead of the news, first make sure to
take a deep breath in...
hold your breath for a couple of seconds...
and let the air out with a sigh.
If that felt good, feel free to repeat the process.
If it didn't, you should probably do a lot more mindful breathing ;
Finding ways to process and best use the food that we grow in the garden is a lifelong journey if you allow it to be. From canning to dehydrating, freezing to picking, being able to store the gifts from the earth for eating later is such a gem!! I am grateful every day to be able to live in a space on the earth that nourishes me tenfold for how I nourish her. RIght now my radishes are continuing to reach harvest stage, and we love a little creativity in our food lives.
I am personally a fan of most anything pickled - okra, cucumbers, plums, just to name a few. Several years ago I started learning a little bit about lacto-fermentation and the health benefits that the digestive system can enjoy if you add fermented foods to your diet.
Join me, and my good friend @TerryBrock, as we give an introduction to the Hive blockchain, as well as some of its most popular front ends: @peakd & @threespeak.
This video is also being shared on FB & Twitter, along with a link from HiveInvite for people to create free Hive accounts (thanks to the @Abundance.Tribe, formerly @Tribesteemup)
What was the lockdown for? Why close down businesses? Why isolate people? Why social distance? To "flatten the curve", right?
Why did they want to flatten the curve? To keep cases low so that hospitals weren't overrun.
This implies a fear in a spike of cases, a high curve instead of a flat one. What happens when you lift the lockdowns? The curve will spike since more people are going to interact. So, they don't want to lift the lockdown, because then there will be a spike in the curve. This will allegedly overrun hospitals. Is that really the case?
Hospitals are barren in many places. In the US, field hospitals that cost $660 million to make aren't being used. Navel ships sent to provide relief weren't used.
What a journey this is! Things are unfolding day by day, and as each day passes things get a little easier, and much more interesting... If you haven't been following the ecoVillage story, I am currently in Portugal after being locked out of my earthship home in India. As a result i have been pushed into manifesting ecoVillages way quicker than i had anticipated.. but of course, just at the right time! It's never easy setting up a new life, from scratch, with almost no money, and in a country that in lockdown with no ability to communicate with any locals! Nevertheless, things are looking very promising right now! Not least because yesterday I received a 6,000 Euro donation to start the entire project that will happen on the land we also have just bought last month from a previous donation.
The last few weeks have been nice. We are finally free from the clutches of tyrants and lazy captains. We’ve done a good job at bring the community over. But it seems a majority of people here are still acting as if they are not personally responsible for the future of this ecosystem....
Hive has no CEO.
Hive is not run by a company or corporation.
Hive has the potential to become one of the most decentralized chains out there as well as one with the most utility.
We are set to spread far and do great things. There is one thing we all need to remember though:
We are steering the ship ourselves now
Never let a good crisis go to waste, right?
Actually, there is a Natural Law: “As Within, So Without”... the outside must mirror the state of mind. If the disconnect between the two is too great, no action can follow. Of course each of us must take responsibility, no doubt about that. This appeal has to be taken as a first step, our own sovereignty is the goal to achieve.
The fear build-up is working its way through, generating the counterforce for the Great Awakening to occur. Moreover, this schism within the catholic church is foreshadowing the downfall of Rome because elite inner fighting is the best that can happen for this tyranny to reveal itself.
Thailand started the second phase of easing quarantine restrictions today, two weeks after the first round of "softening". Frankly, I'm shocked.
Why? At the horrendous risk of disease people are exposing themselves to? 😆🤣 Heck no. We've had less than a dozen new cases in the last week in a country of 65 million and the restrictions are frankly absurd. I'm shocked on two levels.
Firstly at the tremendous speed and ease with which people have accepted privacy violations and restriction of liberty in return for the illusion of safety and the panacea and mind-numbing fix of the mall. Like sugar junkies needing a donut. And secondly, I'm shocked at people's seeming desperation to break out of the confines of their homes and families to head for the plastic life of the mall and all it offers. Are their lives at home really so awful?
I continue to seek some sort of clarity within the unbelievable pace of change this year, with so much of it seeming to be change for the worse.
I don't think I need to spell out all that's been challenging the last few months. Wherever in the world you are, you may have slightly different versions of it, but our entire human civilization is going through a transformation right now.
How do we get it to turn out the way we want?
Well succumbing to fear of it not turning out how we want is definitely not the answer.
What Abraham Says
If you are someone who has followed the Law of Attraction and channeling from Abraham, perhaps the following set of recent quotes from them will prove helpful to you. I personally found it fortifying to have this extra support for clarity about how I can productively fit myself into these changing times.
In my early life I had no time for 'the Bible' since I knew it to be hugely inaccurate in important ways and to also be behind a great deal of human suffering over the centuries. None the less, there are some noteworthy parts in what I have read of it (and I have only read a small percentage). I feel that there's a key one here we need to talk about!
One very interesting detail is that the 'number of the tribe of Judah' (tribe of light) equates to the speed of light in our modern measurement systems. Ordinarily I don't speak about this much but I do know for certain that many old prophecies from tribes and other sources have come true during my lifetime (the Hopi Prophecies being a good example).