Let’s Act Differently-Embrace All Life-Change Habits-Incite Responsibility-Share Incentives

I am sending this letter today, right now, to one after another individual and group on the list included at the bottom. Talk about complete transparency. I want each to realize who all the recipients are, so that they may also add to the list. I need a job, and this is what comes to mind; gathering many to coordinate education at the grass roots level, that all of us can participate in.

I’d like to work with you in starting a global, grass-roots educational campaign – coordinated between all – re: ecological emergency; informing and inspiring public response to changing habits and actions.

Hi, 

I would like to work with you towards shifting peoples’ perceptions from complacency to fully recognizing how their actions and habits make an impact on their immediate surroundings and cumulatively affect climate change. Offering education and incentives that people can relate to, to guide them to think and act differently. An edutainment campaign which reaches to the public to give them a voice, through asking them to participate in providing ideas, questions, answers and listening to their responses. The idea, that by allowing people to engage and participate, they will feel more connected, more empowered and motivated, more responsible, and feel excited and involved as they watch how their messages like waves, ripple to bring other people together. 

I don’t believe anything can happen unless everyone is involved. That’s why I’m writing to each of the (individuals and organizations) resources of information I’ve valued and whose messages I’ve shared. Altogether about 40 at the moment. In fact, I’ve just decided to include the entire list of who I’m writing to, so that each of you can fill in and add some more people or groups to the list; who may in fact be more pivotal and effective in initiating this. I’m a female American who loves to write, draw portraits, paint trees and landscapes, play piano and bass guitar, and use computer music programs to compose electronic music. My compositions often incorporate the sounds of different creatures: whales, dolphins, penguins, insects and birds, so far.

I am ready right now (as I will probably have no housing nor money to pay rent in a matter of weeks and am able and willing to relocate virtually anywhere on the planet) to join a movement that coordinates education to raise awareness and offer guidelines towards immediate action. I believe that by working together, across individual and organizational boundaries, across disciplines, that we could engage the public to respond, as if life on our planet depended on it. Well, because it does. Complacency or lack of information has no place. Leaders and polluters will not inform. Therefore, though the odds may be dramatically against us (comfort over change), we could nevertheless try to inspire a movement of actions from the ground up, for each of us to collectively change some habits, that may actually gather so much momentum that people will start to care about what BIG energy hogs and polluters are doing, and BEGIN to speak out to them. New habits are difficult to start, but if everyone starts to really engage because the same messages are rippling out to the public globally by a team of people who are echoing what you and your collaborators have improvised, there is no telling how a critical mass of people with awareness and action and their heart into it, may start to make this grass roots message really move. 

The idea is to instigate people to re-define their relationship to the planet and its life forms and inspire them to re-imagine a dramatically different relationship to all of life, in which humans act responsibly as guardians to the plants and creatures with whom we share the planet. Messages which convey the realization that our greatest treasure is the life that surrounds us, supports us and delights us on earth; containing inspirational guidelines as to how we can change our habits, to live in harmony with other life forms and feel their value; the natural cycles, beauty of flora and fauna and fertility of the earth. You could say I’m an idealist. 

I’m primarily concerned with the loss of well, everything, all life with which we could live in harmony. Defenseless species of plants and animals lose habitats through the encroachment of humans, their residual noise, air and water pollution, chemical poisoning and the formidable elephant in the room, global warming, for which human behavior and industry are responsible. A trend which could collapse all systems on earth that have sustained life as we have known it. Given, Americans are the biggest energy abusers, without recognizing their contribution through the demands they put on having ease and comfort. By its nature, the capitalist formula is based on ever increasing profits, measuring success through the GDP, without factoring whatsoever, the health and well-being of all systems on the planet. This perception and motif has been perpetuated through the mendacity of those wishing to uphold it, in their allegiance to profit. We could actually shift our awareness to valuing deeply every single species as part of the labyrinth of life on this planet which we share. Effectually shifting from the notion of primacy of humans, to one valuing and being guardians to the sovereignty of all life. 

I speak conversational German, French and Spanish, pretty close to fluent. I love to communicate. I’m presently available to relocate anywhere. I live minimally, acquire a bicycle wherever I live, have no dependents and am healthy, strong and resilient. I gained new perspectives quite different from how I was brought up in central Pennsylvania, though I’ve gathered quite different perceptions of the world through having lived in a variety of quite alternative communities (New York city, Washington D.C., Taos, New Mexico, San Francisco, California, Berlin, Germany where I lived for 7 years altogether, Paris and Montpellier, France where I lived last year for 7 months. I’m adaptable. I’m also a person who has all my life been able to walk up to strangers, approach people and begin conversations. There are plenty of other people who with the incentive to save the planet, would be happy to do the same. I have a strong appetite of curiosity and creative drive to communicate. I have to admit that many of my blogs and music need to be more concise to be more easily approachable. I’m working on delivering more elegant and simple message. I also think vlogs are the way to go, more powerful and compelling, with images and music for people who don’t have the time or patience to read.

My dream is that outspoken individuals and organizations like yourself would actually stretch across each of their own boundaries and work together to create a resoundingly clear and transparent message and movement. A message that moves people emotionally to act, because of how overwhelmingly obvious and compelling it is. And a message that is spread through teams of people who go out into the streets to talk with people and collect information from the public. Messages that are informative, humorous, and elicit community participation. I can help you to create this message, I can’t do it on my own. We can do it together.

Below are links to my blogs, music and book trailer. I am in search of the best fit.

I came upon this quote when I was writing an article in 2003 which I just re-located on my HD. This from an Adbusters article in March-April 2003 Issue, “our first problem is one of denial. (and that) our crisis is not fundamentally one of technology, but one of the mind, will and spirit.” The author wrote that our ” denial must be met with a world-wide ‘perestroika’, predicated on the admission of failure: the failure of economics, which became disconnected from life; the failure of our politics, which lost sight or the moral roots of our commonwealth; the failure of science, which lost sight of the essential wholeness of things; and the failure of all of us as moral beings, who allowed these things to happen because we did not love deeply and intelligently enough.”  

With heart, intuition and intent,

Carol Keiter

carolkeiter@gmail.com

(720) 243-2953

skype:  carol_keiter

social networks:

http://www.facebook.com/carol.keiter

http://carolkeiter.tumblr.com

résumé:

https://carolkeiter.wordpress.com/2010/12/24/curriculum-vitae-portfolio

portfolio:

https://carolkeiter.wordpress.com/2010/11/23/parcel-of-my-portfolio

blogs:

https://carolkeiter.wordpress.com/

http://digesthis.wordpress.com/

I searched under the themes of environment and happiness in each of my blogs, which resulted in several pages in each consolidating articles on these subjects. 

https://digesthis.wordpress.com/?s=environment

https://carolkeiter.wordpress.com/?s=environment

https://digesthis.wordpress.com/?s=Happiness

https://carolkeiter.wordpress.com/?s=happiness

ebook trailer:

https://carolkeiter.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/final-metamorphosis-of-the-ebook-trailer-for-adora-vitali-a-spin-on-the-matter-of-motion/

music:

https://soundcloud.com/more_nomadbeatz/sets

https://www.reverbnation.com/nomadbeatz

http://www.myspace.com/nomadbeatz

podcast:

https://deliciousmedicinalfood.wordpress.com

Recipients as of August 24th 2018:  

Alternatiba
Avaaz
Beautiful Solutions Lab
Bill Maher
Bill McKibben 350.org
Brian Thomas Swimme – Center for the Story of the Universe
Center for Biological Diversity
Charles Eisenstein – The More Beautiful World
Climate Warriors
Collective Evolution
Dalai Lama
Daniel Pinchbeck – 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl
David Wolfe – Environmental Defense Fund
Defenders of Wildlife
Democracy Collaborative
Democracy Now Amy Goodman
DJ Spooky – That Subliminal Kid
Earth Guardians
Earthling Ed
Elon Musk
Gabor Maté
Gar Alperovitz – Democracy Collaborative
George Monbiot
Global Climate Action – Climate Network
Greenpeace
Interfaith Power and Light
International Animal Rescue
James Gustave Speth – World Resources Institute WRI
Jeremy Narby – Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge
Joe Brewer
Jon Stuart
Michael Moore
Naomi Klein
National Geographic
National Resource Defense Council – NRDC
Next System Project
Noam Chomsky
PlaceToB – Paris COP21
Pope
Prince Ea
Rob Brezsny
Russell Brand
Save Animals From Extinction
Stephen Colbert
Trevor Noah
Vandava Shiva
WildEarth Guardians
WWF – Nikhil Advani – WWF Lead Specialist, Climate, Communities and Wildlife

Tools for Decision Making | freewill astrology | The Science of Happiness

As is a growing tradition with me, I tend to create and post new blogs in pairs. The other one is http://digesthis.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/the-tradition-of-human-towers-in-catalan/

Song_Hay_Double_Happiness_Oranges_streets_SF
Chinese_Character_Double_Happiness

I’m presently up against making a rather major decision; where to relocate. That’s after living in Berlin, Germany from 2006 to the ‘eve’ of 2012, returning to my home town in the States in Central PA, to spend time with my parents, and now deciding where to from here. Thing is, I’m inhibited by the economic realities which make San Francisco or New York city, less attractive.

I contribute to two blogs, have nearly completed a book project that I hoisted into full gear since I have none of the typical distractions of a thriving metropolis or family of my own, intend to further produce music (live beats on my laptop) and hopefully also play bass in a band. Following my bliss! words of Joseph Campbell.

I really am kind of a self motivator type, the type of work I do is solo (outside of visiting places that host internet access for others also doing free-lance work away from home). After a while, one can feel isolated due to not having a regular ‘workplace’ environment with colleagues that one gets to know over time. Yet that is changing, with more co-working establishments popping up in a variety of towns. Berlin had some, where I met the brothers who were about to open their cooperative work environment in Paris. La Mutinerie. They had been attending a coworking seminar in Berlin at a co-op space the Betahaus and then within 24 hours I met them again where I usually brought my laptop to work, at a cafe in Mitte, Sankt Oberholz, usually swarming with laptops, and an inordinate number of Macs. I hung there regularly, often hearing at least 5 different languages in one little space. Here’s a new one http://co-up.de

All that said, besides reaching out to get feedback from friends, I’m literally with a notepad and pen, honing in to what things are important to me and what kind of community could help me to thrive; not just artistically and with the sports and my enjoyment of outdoor activities, but also in terms of maintaining income.

Knowing that I need to finally make this decision and make it quickly, ironically, today I happened to open up a different web browser (because frankly Mozilla Firefox has been getting on my nerves by always defaulting to Yahoo as my ‘home page’ despite me re-setting it every 5 minutes).

Remembering this saying: “The definition of insanity is to continue to do the same thing, and expect different results.”

I decided to just try a different browser and

ba da bing:

upon opening Safari which I’ve used rarely, I realize that not only does it have a slicker interface design in its elegant presentation and functionality, but one window was already opened (as I tend to do when I want to go back to that material) and this was:

The San Francisco Bay Area based astrologer Rob Brezsny’s column, whose words tend to be humorous and his lean towards spiritual growth and insight into one’s own attitude. He often puts the responsibility back to the individual; to be aware of themselves, the attitudes they have and the choices they make.

This one somewhat leaped out at me, since it so resoundingly echoes my current dilemma. Oh, by the way, I’m a Capricorn sun and rising sign, with 3 planets emphasizing Sagittarius and a moon in Scorpio. All of the influences are split between 3 houses; so naturally, I read all three ‘-)) This one was quite targeted! By the way, I’ve had several people ‘do’ my astrological birth chart, interpreting it for me, and writing out all of the influences, with a rather remarkable portrait of what really has influenced me, delineating what characteristics I have, with undeniable accuracy. One of these astrologers, a woman in Taos, New Mexico, said that a person, particularly a female, should pay as much if not more attention to where her moon falls, than the sun sign.

Rob Brezsny_freewillastrology_weekMay9_Scorpio

And since this is so accurate, I began with writing two pages attempting to hone into formulating the correct questions of what I need to ask myself regarding where I should reside. Then I decided to google the article mentioned, and well, here it is, yet another angle on the subject of “happiness”; the ongoing theme I’ve been writing about, and which is popular, because more and more people are realizing that we are responsible for our own happiness.

The Science of Happiness by David G. Myers and Ed Diener
Magazine article from The Futurist, Vol. 31, No. 5

Shortly I will read it, and already have a paper out to ‘map out the foundations of my own happiness’.

Of course putting the effort behind doing the work of thinking and writing these exercises on paper, will help me towards narrowing-in on a decision.

And if I were to actually meditate on them (which I have not yet done) my heart may provide me with even more accurate and gut/intuitive information.

http://dimensionalbliss.com/2011/03/23/follow-your-heart-it-is-smarter-than-you-think/