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This Blog Article is Published and Produced in Partnership with STOP ECOCIDE.

Stop Ecocide Loge - Black on Green with Inverted Peace Sign - Awakening Alchemy Ecocide is the extensive damage to, the destruction of or loss of ecosystems of a given territory, by human agency to such an extent that peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants of that territory has been or will be severely diminished- Polly Higgins the co-founder of a group by the same name ergo, STOP ECOCIDE, was a lawyer who sought to make ECOCIDE a crime.

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Polly Higgins – Stop Ecocide Now

This blog marks a few weeks and one year since the passing of Ecocides’ co-founder, visionary and legal pioneer the late Polly Higgins (1968-2019). My dear Year of Miracles college was a close friend of Polly’s and indeed Polly left her a much treasured motorbike in her will – awesome for the FREE SPIRITED this. Plans for any kind of live event have of course had to be cancelled due to COVID-19, but her team have put together some beautiful online content to celebrate and remember her. Below are two short video pieces created specially – enjoy and feel free to share:

Go Here on YouTube to Watch Polly on the origins of STOP ECOCIDE 

Also you can watch Polly Higgins: Greatness as a Legacy:

It was, of course, also Earth Day on 22nd April 2020, 50 years on from the first Earth Day in 1970. We are delighted to be contributing to several global Earth Day events – from Green Cross Netherlands’ video for the EarthX Conference, to a slot in the LiveHOPE Telefest, to a live talk from Jojo Mehta as part of the Pachamama Alliance’s Voices for the Earth Summit.

Dare to be Great Painting by Jaine Rose

Picture by Jaine Rose, local Stroud artist and Earth Protector

Closer to home, sister charity initiative Earth Protector Communities is launching the first stages of a toolkit for individual and community resilience and regeneration, inspired by Polly Higgins’ recently republished book Dare to be Great.

Dubbed the Earth Protector Quest, you can join to see developments and lots of special Earth Week contributions HERE, including films, interviews, singing celebrations and even a “virtual pub night”! They will also be releasing content on the Earth Protectors Community FaceBook group HERE.

ATTUNING TO THE VOICE OF MOTHER EARTH

Native American at Sunset on a Horse, Hunting with Bow - Awakening Alchemy Maya Zacharow, Environmental Scientist who grew up near the Black sea, is hosting an Attuning to the Voice of Mother Earth video summit with lots of top speakers giving interviews, over the next few days – she agrees that the regulations are not sufficient, and like the indigenous cultures we need to reconnect with Earth – you can sign up to the series for FREE here

 

 

A couple of the ways to improve connection are:

1/ Food Intake and Buying Habits:

Making better choices, more locally sourced, avoid PALM OIL which is attributed to deforestation – e.g. of ancient rainforests and the demise of species such as Orangutang. Check how much forest was felled in Canada or where-ever for those Panic Loo rolls to wipe our botties and aim for recyclable or sustainably sourced versions. Plants- try growing your own:

  • My father was [an Industrial chemist so he knew what actually went into weed killers and fertilisers] – was an outstanding gardener, a prize winning dahlia grower and he only grew organic food, which my mum a bakers daughter and an excellent cook turned into delicious home-made meals.
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    Sweetpea – From Spirit of Prophecy

    He had an allotment in Bingley, West Yorkshire, UK where he became friends with Sweetpea, a white witch, who ran the wrath of the all- male bastions of the Allotment Executive Committee who tried to oust her from the site – my father instigated and raised funds for her defence.

  • You can read about Sweetpea- a fictional character , of the same name here in my novel Spirit of Prophecy.
  • Sadly, my fathers gardening gene seems to have by-passed me – I tend to do the total neglect to death-by-drowning , however I am trying – and have a bit of help!! As you can see:
  • Around Plabts in the Garden - Awakening Alchemy A Blue Garden Shed - Awakening Alchemy

2/ Spend Time in Nature Connecting:

  • Take a walk, in nature, a rest [on a socially accepted bench-distance  – LOL]
  • Watch the trees, the flowers and feel gratitude for the infinite grace and certainty of the rolling seasons.
  • Take an Oracle walk – this is easy and yet SO powerful – check out how to – on my website:
  • Look into Heart Math a pioneering organisation who conduct amazing research looking at the magnetic resonance of our hearts, with highly informed results. They also arrange meditations individual ones such as THE DOVES IN FLIGHT:

HOPE: 

These are just a couple of suggestions, as we are remembering Polly and acknowledging all those who understand the importance of making ecocide a crime … as a bridge to the more beautiful world we all want to bring into being. For all of you on a spiritual path, you may believe as I do, that the Earth is Ascending from the physical 3rd Dimension through No-Time on the 4th Dimension to the 5th DIMENSION and as she attempts to throw off the considerable harm inflicted on her over the Eons, she needs our help now more than ever.

In hope and trust, Jill in conjunction with The Stop Ecocide team.

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Prosperity Report Cover: Chinese Hanging Lanterns: Awakening AlchemyYou may also wish to avail yourself of our fantastic FREE report: 3 Proven Ways to Pull More Prosperity to You in 30 Days. You can grab your copy of this here:

Maybe check out Jill Hughes: Author pages on my website: which highlight my No.1 Best-selling, Visionary Fiction, “whodunit” crime mystery, Spirit of Prophecy, and download the First Chapter for FREE.Spirit of Prophecy Cover with Readers' Favorite 5-Star Award - Awakening Alchemy

Spirit of Prophecy AudioBook Cover With Awards Displayed - Awakening AlchemyFinally, today, please do pop on over to the SHOP: where you can download the Award winning Audiobook at an amazing price. There a Soundcloud taster so you can try before you buy, and bag a big discount!

The novel incorporates many of the ideas and philosophies discussed in my blogs, into a fast-paced, fictional thriller with a spiritual under-current: prepare to be swept away.

Till Next Time I’m Sending: Love, Phire, and the Violet Flame of Peace

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Republished Courtesy of “Stop Ecocide” Team. Visit Their Website:

Here:

(Desplácese hacia abajo para leer en español)

For Earth Sake:

Try this!

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Here you’ll see the entire Earth, lit up with bright green dots which are local radio stations around the world – listen to music from around the globe – how awesome is that?

As we write this, many “first world” countries are in lockdown due to COVID-19.

Millions in the developing world have lived daily for decades with the fear of losing loved ones to disease (or hunger, or conflict) but this is not something wealthy nations are used to experiencing at once – and at all socio-economic levels – as we are witnessing now.

There is a lot of fear and overwhelm, and understandably so.

We are also seeing an emerging thirst for change.  Our electronic connectedness and access to information is, in our confinement, beginning to translate into wider human connection and the development of ideas.  There is a growing awareness that the response to this crisis must not shore up the life-destroying structures that have failed.

Coronovirus: Nature is Sending Us a Message, says U.N. Environment Chief:

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The UN’s environment chief has called COVID-19 “a clear warning shot” from nature, explaining that pandemics could become more frequent if we return to destructive business-as-usual, because exploitation and destruction of natural habitats and ecosystems upset nature’s balance.

Indeed, the climate and ecological crisis already unfolding is the direct result of such disturbance and damage – ECOCIDE – sustained over decades.  

Ecocide Law – A Powerful Offering:

At moments like this, the previously politically impossible can become possible. As political writer Naomi Klein and other health and environmental experts highlight, that can cut both ways: towards increased control of citizens and deregulation of industry, or towards greater responsibility and support for people and planet.

Ecocide law is thus a powerful offering right now – an essential part of the discussion on how NOT to return to destructive business-as-usual.

Watch And Share This Now!

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The short video is a simple piece to clearly communicate what we’re up to – for NGOs, funders, lawyers, journalists, bloggers… and everyone else who deeply cares about life on Earth.  Please watch now.

There are many ways you can share it:

Email this newsletter to 5 of your friends

Post a link on social media:

  • Link for YouTube video HERE
  • Link for SoundCloud audio HERE

You can also share directly from Facebook or Instagram from Monday 6th.

Help us expand this conversation.

Polly Higgins’ Book Launch:

Dare to be Great  launches online next week!  Please keep an eye on our Calendar page and social media for details.

Dare To Be Great Book Cover - A Green Hand Reaches For Plants - Awakening Alchemy

For those of you who don’t know, Dare To Be Great  is both a playful, inspirational conversation and a heartfelt, lived call, daring each one of us and our society as a whole to become truly great. As Polly said:  ‘I know my work is done when others start to call in greatness too.’ This book is your invitation to do so.

Pre-order your copy for a discounted price from A Great Read HERE and help us spread the word.

 

Stay safe and well, and stay tuned.  As for many others, our visibility online is now more important than ever, so do check out our new resource pages

WATCH

LISTEN 

READ

And please keep sharing, retweeting, writing and posting about ecocide law.

With warmest appreciation for all your support at this extraordinary moment.

The Stop Ecocide Team

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Hi! Jill here – As a committed vegan and eco-warrior myself, I was proud to bring you a reprint of this Stop Ecocide Team. I hope you will share this message far and wide and once we finally do come out of this awful pandemic, perhaps we will all remember well that: “Normal can not and should not be the OLD normal”  

If you enjoyed this Blog and would like to read more of my own blogs on spiritual and metaphysical issues, plus lots more besides, please share it with your friends and family, or do join our website and you’ll receive a notice whenever a new blog is posted. We will never spam you though. You can join here:

If you liked what you read here, please do check out our previous blogs. The last four can be found here:

Prosperity Report Cover: Chinese Hanging Lanterns: Awakening AlchemyYou may also wish to avail yourself of our fantastic FREE report: 3 Proven Ways to Pull More Prosperity to You in 30 Days. You can grab your copy of this here:

Maybe check out Jill Hughes: Author pages on my website: which highlight my No.1 Best-selling, Visionary Fiction, “whodunit” crime mystery, Spirit of Prophecy, and download the First Chapter for FREE.Spirit of Prophecy Cover with Readers' Favorite 5-Star Award - Awakening Alchemy

Spirit of Prophecy AudioBook Cover With Awards Displayed - Awakening AlchemyFinally, today, please do pop on over to the SHOP: where you can download the Award winning Audiobook at an amazing price. There a Soundcloud taster so you can try before you buy, and bag a big discount!

The novel incorporates many of the ideas and philosophies discussed in my blogs, into a fast-paced, fictional thriller with a spiritual under-current: prepare to be swept away.

Till Next Time I’m Sending: Love, Phire, and the Violet Flame of Peace

 

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Crisis, coraje y cuidados

Querido/a amigo/a

Mientras escribimos esto, muchos países del “primer mundo” están en confinamiento  debido al COVID-19.

Durante décadas, millones de personas en los países en vías de desarrollo han estado viviendo diariamente con el miedo a perder a sus seres queridos a causa de las enfermedades (o el hambre o los conflictos armados) pero esto no es algo a lo que los países ricos estén acostumbrados a experimentar de golpe – y en todos los niveles socioeconómicos –  tal como lo estamos presenciando en estos momentos.

Hay mucho miedo y angustia, lo cual es totalmente comprensible.

Pero también estamos observando una emergente sed por el cambio.  Dentro de nuestro confinamiento, nuestra conectividad electrónica y el acceso a la información  han  empezado a traducirse en una conexión humana más amplia y en el desarrollo de ideas. Hay una creciente conciencia de que la respuesta a esta crisis no debe apoyar a las estructuras que destruyen la vida y que nos han fallado.

The Guardian Headline - A Solitary Tree Stands on Wasteland - Awakening Alchemy

El jefe del Medio ambiente en la ONU: “La naturaleza nos está enviando un mensaje”

El jefe de Medio ambiente de las Naciones Unidas ha llamado al COVID-19  “un claro disparo de advertencia” de la naturaleza, explicando que las pandemias podrían volverse más frecuentes si volvemos a la actividad destructiva de costumbre, porque la explotación y destrucción de los ecosistemas y hábitats naturales altera el equilibrio de la naturaleza.

De hecho, las crisis climática y ecológica que están teniendo lugar son el resultado directo de tales perturbaciones y daños – el ECOCIDIO – realizados durante décadas.

La ley del Ecocidio: una oferta potente

En momentos como éste, lo que anteriormente era políticamente imposible se puede volver posible. Tal y como la escritora política Naomi Klein y otros expertos en salud y medio ambiente  recalcan, esto puede ser un arma de doble filo: significar un mayor control sobre los ciudadanos y la desregularización de la industria, o bien una mayor responsabilidad y apoyo hacia las personas y el planeta.

De esta manera y justo ahora, la Ley del Ecocidio se ha convertido en una potente oferta: es una parte esencial del debate sobre cómo NO regresar a las maneras destructivas ‘de costumbre’.

¡Míralo y compártelo hoy !

Spanish Can You Imagine Video Link - Earth With a Peace Sign - Awakening Alchemy

Este vídeo corto es una pieza sencilla que hemos elaborado para comunicar claramente en lo que estamos trabajando y está pensado para ONGs, mecenas, abogados, periodistas, blogger…  y todo aquel al que  le importe profundamente la vida sobre la Tierra. Por favor, ¡échale un vistazo ahora!

Hay además muchas maneras de compartirlo:

Envía por correo electrónico este boletín de noticias a 5 de tus amigos

Cuelga un enlace en las redes sociales:

– Enlace del vídeo de YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN5KtBS0JvA

También puedes compartirlo directamente desde Facebook  o Instagram desde el lunes 6.

¡Ayúdanos a expandir este vídeo!

Lanzamiento del libro de Polly Higgins

Dare To Be Great Book Cover - A Green Hand Reaches For Plants - Awakening Alchemy

 

El segundo libro que escribió Polly Higgins se llama Dare to be great (Atrévete a ser genial, traducido del inglés) y se acaba de realizar una segunda edición pues la primera se agotó. La semana que viene se va a hacer el lanzamiento del libro en inglés on line. Esperamos poder tenerlo también en español pronto. Si sabes inglés, por favor echa un vistazo al calendario de nuestra web stopecocide.earth  y a nuestras redes sociales para tener más detalles.

Pide por anticipado tu ejemplar con un descuento en A Great Read AQUÍ y ayúdanos a difundirlo.

Mantente sano y salvo y conéctate.

Como para muchos otros, nuestra visibilidad on line es ahora más importante que nunca, así pues revisa nuestras nuevas páginas de recursos en nuestra web.

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Y, por favor, continúa compartiendo, retuiteando, escribiendo y haciendo posts sobre la ley del ecocidio.

MIRA                          ESCUCHA                       LEE

 

Apreciamos mucho todo tu apoyo en momentos tan extraordinarios como éste.

El Equipo de Stop Ecocidio

 

PD – Películas para ver on line (disponibles en un futuro próximo)

Pronto te llegará el primero de los vídeos cortos y películas que vamos a poner a tu disposición on line. Se trata de un vídeo que trae una propuesta para mantener a los niños y niñas ocupados mientras están haciendo el cole en casa.

 

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¡Hasta la proxima vez! Gracias a todos y todas por apoyar este trabajo de vital importancia.

El equipo de Stop Ecocidio

Si eres nuevo/a en esta lista, puedes leer los boletínes anteriores AQUÍ. (Como en este caso, desplázate hacia abajo para verlo en español)