I thought this was a really fantastic, lighthearted and educational way to start the necessary conversation regarding GMOs, hormone-fed livestock and pesticide use in agriculture.
Before the play, these kids must have had really great discussions with their teacher about alternative food choices and how they can support local and organic farmers. They seemed really passionate about what they were doing, and proud of the message they sang. It is so important to get children (adults, too!) to be aware of where their food comes from. Who ever wrote/directed this play did a fantastic job. : ]
What we put on our bodies and spray on our land becomes us, as we are interconnected with everything on this earth.
If we do not care for the quality of life in our livestock and produce, what can we say about ourselves?
Have you ever asked yourself what you symbolize? What symbols empower you? How can you use symbols to empower the people around you?
I often wonder how symbolism affects the subconscious mind.
Those questions do not have a correct answer, but asking the questions are important. We live in a time where we are forced to look at symbols everyday. I did not ask to see the “golden arches” or the famous Apple. These symbols are here everyday, forcing themselves into my (sub)consciousness.
Considering the importance of symbols and meaning making can teach you a lot about yourself and our history as humans. Some symbols that have been carried through history and are now so common in our society that few of us are able to recall their historical/spiritual roots.
This video shares some of the meanings behind universal symbols:
I really enjoyed Animus’ question:
What symbol(s) empower you?!? How are you affected by them?
— My symbol has always been a spiral; fun to draw, never-ending, never-beginning.
A spiral just is.
Funny. 8 is my lucky number. My names are all 8 letters long. 888 is three times infinity. Knowing my numbers and my favorite shape represent such a powerful idea allows me to feel absolutely full of possibilities. It helps give me the strength to live in the moment, never give up and to always strive to make a change in the things I believe in.
When I see my spiral tattoos, I think of life, rebirth and death.
I also am reminded to live. My possibilities are endless and my only job
is to make it happen.