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I Stand In Prayer With Standing Rock!

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Katelon T. Jeffereys

I stand in prayer with Standing Rock

I stand in prayer with Gaia

I stand in prayer with humanity

I stand in prayer for clean water, safe water, sacred water

I stand in prayer for clean air, food and soil, too

I stand in prayer for safe, clean, warm housing for all

I stand in prayer for opportunities for all

I stand in prayer for free energy, clean energy

I stand in prayer  for Unity and Oneness, inclusion,  for All people and creatures

I stand in prayer for reparation and sovereignty for Indigenous people everywhere

I stand in prayer for freedom and sovereignty for all

I stand in prayer for all to be treated with respect, honor, love, peace, gentleness, as a sacred being

I stand in prayer for the return of Wholeness, and divinity claimed once again

I stand in prayer for cooperation, healing, peace, light based government, operating for the good of all and the planet, spread across the lands and waters of this earth

I stand in prayer for rejuvenation, full and complete healing, re-claiming, restoring,  perfection

I stand in prayer for the return of joy and wonder, empowerment and balance, comfort and community

Please stand with me as we lift up all those at Standing Rock, all who stand for the light and love, ascension and light restored, throughout this planet and to our galactic supporters

From a song I wrote “Embrace”

“We got to get back to the truth and light

Release the war and the fight

Let’s save the love in the human race

Embrace, Embrace

Embrace, Embrace”

Let me know what you are standing/praying for……..

Love, katelon

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Light heart shaped cloud amidst the darkness, this morning.
Katelon T. Jeffereys

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Nov. 15, 2016 #noDAPL! rally, San Diego, CA

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I normally don’t focus on politics often on this blog, but the #noDAPL! movement and Native Americans are close to my heart.  I lived on the Navajo reservation off and on for 5 years, as a teacher, and saw first hand the extreme poverty, often no running water or electricity, few job prospects except for toxic mining jobs from companies that use their land for profit and leave a trail of toxic waste and ill workers and water in return.  Personally, I feel that how Native Americans have been treated throughout history is absolutely atrocious, as well as how we’ve treated this planet.

I grew up with a Dad and Grandfather who owned a Standard Oil distributing plant (now referred to as Chevron oil).  Next door to the plant was a business that made chemicals to spray on crops.  So between the two toxic businesses, I watched my Grandfather waste away via ALS, and my father die of Alzheimer. My brother, who had worked some with my Dad and had a job at the pesticide place next door, for months, died suddenly from an asthma attack, at age 21, when the doctor gave him too much medication, but the autopsy showed that the pesticide job hadn’t helped his lungs either, nor being around the at the time, leaded gasoline and pesticides my Dad had at his plant.  My Mother, who often worked at the plant, died of leukemia.

So although that income put me through college and gave me nice vacations growing up, I cringe thinking about how toxic those jobs were.  I spent a lot of time at the plant as a child, too, and spent my childhood in and out of emergency rooms and hospitals, with severe asthma that plagues me still.

The Energy Transfer Partners company, the company building the pipeline, has had  18, 845 barrels of oil lost to spills since 2005, polluting the soil, the water, and bringing illness all along the path of the pipelines throughout this country.  (1) Sonoco Logistic, the company who would run the DAPL, have the record for highest hazardous leaks in the past decade via 274 incidents. (1) North Dakota has had hundreds of spills and leaks already. Each year US oil pipelines spill an average of 11 million gallons. (2) Any leaks in the DAPL would dump crude oil into the Missouri River, poisoning the drinking water of the tribes and communities along the Missouri River Basin, potentially 18 million people. (2) There have been 220 significant pipeline spills already this year. (2)

There has not been an environmental impact review and yet Energy Transfer Partners, the company building this pipeline have continued their construction, in spite of President Obama’s request that they stop until a review could be done and, just as important, a review could be done about the Native land that is being used, with the company already desecrating sacred burial grounds of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

The pipeline was supposed to be routed just north of Bismark, ND, but the people raised such an uproar, that without permission,  and because of concern for the water wells of that town, the Army Corp of Engineers instead changed the route to go through Standing Rock Sioux land, under Lake Oahe, on the Missouri River. So once again, Native land that was given to them in a treaty, when the US stole their other land, is being used for corporate profit with no regard for the Sioux tribe or their water source.

With the election of Donald Trump, who has millions invested in oil companies and stakeholders like Energy Transfer Partners, (2),   his industry leaders and lobbyists as cabinet choices, his horrible plans against alternative energy, climate change and the environment, and his plans to deregulate oil production (among other regulations dropped), I am hoping that President Obama either stops the pipeline completely or answers Bernie Sanders’ call to declare Standing Rock a National Monument. (3) I would prefer all pipelines and fracking be stopped around the country and instead we turn to the many alternative energy methods that have been held back by the corporations who choose to continue to rape our world for profit.

I am so awed by all those at Standing rock, those who show up for a day or two, those who are dedicated to remain there until the water and land is safe, with tribes coming together from all over the country and the world, some of them historically enemies. And yet, they and those supporting them, have come together in peace, harmony, cooperation, prayer, ceremony and respect for each other and the land. They have met the obscenely militarized forces that surround them, with peace and respect, in spite of their attack dogs, rubber bullets, mace, their camps burglarized and  some of them destroyed, the drones flying over head, the ridiculous arrests and high fines.

So last Tuesday, people came together all across the country to stand with Standing Rock, to stand for the planet and the water, to stand together and demonstrate peace, cooperation, honor, and valuing life.  I was glad to be a part of it.

We met at the Army Corps of Engineers office, setting up in front of the office park. I showed up early to volunteer and ended up helping people get registered, so we knew how many had shown up as well as getting people set up to receive updates from 350.org, the organizers.  I am a long time activist but most of my work has been done alone for quite awhile now. I enjoyed being around others again and everyone was respectful and cooperative. The police who showed up were peaceful and supportive as well.

There are several petitions going around to stop the pipeline, to declare Standing Rock a National Monument, and other sites where you can donate food, money or supplies to support those preparing for a long cold winter at Standing rock.

Sadly, this Standing Rock issue is just one of many across the country that are looking to put pipelines, toxic mines, etc., on Native Land, attempting to steal the land, and bringing poison to the land, water and people. There is even uranium mining going on next to the Colorado River?!!!…a river that provides drinking water for several states.  The greed and lack of fore thought or concern for our future clean water/land/air needs is just appalling to me. So please, if you are inspired to, please support the #noDAPL! movement and all the other fights to protect Native land, ALL land.

So….now that I’ve got that off my chest :)…here are some photos from the rally:

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Gathering to set up before the rally.

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Making signs.

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Many cars supported the rally with honks and cheers, both sides of the road.

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wp-1479419138275.jpgPeople moved into the center of the office park, near the Army Corp of Engineers office, to listen to speeches, songs and drumming.

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People gathered for the rally.

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Two great hand made signs.

At the end of the rally, the postcards that had been distributed and signed, to go to the Army Corp of Engineers and President Obama, were gathered up to be taken to the office of the Army Corp of Engineers.  There were 500 collected.The post cards expressed a request to shut the pipeline down and support for Standing Rock. Donations were collected as well, to be taken up to Standing Rock.

I loved the feeling that these rallies were taking place, on the same day, all across the country. Solidarity, inclusion, cooperation, support, respect, honor, peace, harmony…these are the values I work for every day when I do my daily spiritual work to bring about the shift into the light for the planet. Please join me!

I took some information from a few articles so wanted to acknowledge them and share them as well, in case you’d like to read more about the #noDALP! situation.

(1)

http://kstp.com/news/oil-and-water-dakota-access-pipeline-north-dakota-energy-transfer-partners-standing-rock-sioux-reservation/4319858/

(2)

http://www.ecowatch.com/robert-kennedy-jr-dakota-access-pipeline-2096018185.html?xrs=RebelMouse_fb

(3)

Bernie Sanders Calls on President Obama to Stop the Pipeline by Declaring Standing Rock a National Monument

 

 

 

Emmanuel Dagher: Energy Forecast March 2014 – An Unexpected Revolution

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Emmanuel Dagher: Energy Forecast March 2014 – An Unexpected Revolution.

What makes you happy? What are your dreams? What are goals you have been ready to give up on? What else is possible?

I have spent 35+ years working on, researching and attempting to fund a destination international wellness center/resort/learning center/community. My long time mission statement is “To inspire individuals to rediscover wonder and joy”. My idea about wellness goes way beyond just merely having a healthy body, as my long time career of being a holistic/spiritual therapist has shown that wellness isn’t just the absence of illness. Wellness implies the totality of emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well being. And this needs to take place within a well environment.

I have long felt that for individuals to be truly well, they need the skill set and structure of a well family, well companies, well cities, well countries and a well world. One affects the other and ripples outward. So the focus of my wellness center is to support, inspire and teach individuals, families, companies and communities what it takes to truly be well. This includes healing our water, our air, our soil, and growing healthy sustainable food; educational systems that support the individual learner in a healthy way; music, art, dance, creativity to uplift and transform; healthy communication and social skills that support healthy relationships with self and others; deep spiritual attunement that underpins the knowledge that we truly are ONE, thus we co-create a world of peace and cooperation.

I am ready to claim the fulfillment of this dream I have worked on for so long, and held in my heart since childhood.

The time is now for us to step into our power, fulfill our dreams for ourselves and the world.

So, what are you ready to bring forth?

The House That Katelon Built!

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My house built in 1978

In 1978 I was living in Prescott and ended up buying 5 acres 12 miles out Williamson Valley Road, and building a house for myself. I hired the man from whom I had purchased the land. He was a contractor who supposedly knew what he was doing. I also hired my across the dirt road neighbor and a man from town to help us. I dug holes, mixed concrete and carried big blocks. I had big dreams for the home and land, seeing it as the fulfillment of the vision I had been given that I was to create a wellness center and community. As was my pattern, I believed in dreams, not looking at the current reality.

The physical experience of building the house was thrilling, as I pushed myself more than I ever had, discovering strength and muscles I never knew I had before. I loved the initial backhoe work as we dug a big hole, to create a home partially underground. I had great dreams of providing a stable community for my son to grow up in but that wasn’t to be. The neighbor and contractor turned against me, and I didn’t have the desire to stand up to their backhanded treatment anymore and also didn’t have the money to finish, as the estimated cost turned out way below what the final cost would be. So I put the roof on and sold the house as is, leaving it to the buyer to finish it.

It is sad and yet gratifying to see the home now finished. Numerous years ago I went inside the home and met the owners. They had turned my south facing greenhouse into a carport but otherwise, it was close to how I had envisioned it. They did scratch their heads over how some things had been done, but were happy with the finished product.

I am learning that sometimes our dreams don’t turn out the way we thought they would and yet they do contribute to how we turn out, and they bring us strengths, qualities and gifts that add to our make up and enhance future dreams and goals. I have no regrets, only gratitude for all I’ve learned, and the path I’ve walked.

Welcome to 2012 – Time for Change

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Just saw this movie! Great documentary that combined info about Mayan 2012 info as well as how to use mushrooms to clean up oil and soil, permaculture, Buckminster Fuller, roof top gardens, healthier ways to build cars and homes, evolving our consciousness, saving the earth and ourselves…us being the change we are praying for…not waiting for something to come and save us!

Katelon T. Jeffereys

Seattle LIfe Coach

www.empowerandbalance.com

Would you like to be part of creating a new Wholeness and Wellness paradigm …and add value for yourself while supporting the environment and humanity?

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If so…read on and perhaps choose to help create a new International Wellness Center resort and village…

     I am committed to creating a new type of Wellness Center and resort, one that strives to be a worldwide model for bridging class, race, gender, business, spiritual and environmental concerns.  This will be a Wellness Center that models wellness in every aspect of it’s operation and design, from how we treat our employees; what materials we use to build, design with and even use for cleaning; how we truly support and collaborate with the local community and other businesses and institutions; to filling our center 12 months out of the year vs. the normal seasonal status of most resorts.  The foundation of this destination wellness resort is a commitment to change the face of how we do business and how we honor humanity, community, the environment and ourselves.  This center is based on Wholeness,oneness…within ourselves, our families, our community, our environment, the world and especially with the Divine. 

     Through my 31 years as an educator, therapist, trainer and coach, I have heard businesses lament the lack of results from training.  I have seen the lack of wellness in how many resorts are built and managed.  I have seen the narrow focus of many centers.  My Wellness Center resort will be a new model for providing a center that speaks to the educational needs of businesses, families, youth and individuals; that offers onsite/offsite/online trainings to support the follow through necessary to obtain lasting change and results. This will be a Wellness Center that focuses on family, community, business, and environmental wellness as well as individual wellness.  This will be a Wellness Center that helps lead individuals through the quickening pace of change with compassion, integrity, and professionalism, helping to foster a sense of unity, intimacy and belonging that will nurture the foundation for peace and international understanding so needed in our world.  The Internet has expanded our ability to connect with each other but has it really expanded intimacy in our lives?  I hear the cry for us to truly connect with one another.  It is time for us to deeply align with the truth that we are co-creators with God, and we have this Divine power that flows through us.  It is time for us to accept this responsibility, become aware of how we do create what happens on this planet. And lastly, it is time to harness and focus this power to create health and harmony in our bodies, our families and the world. I desire to create a sacred space that nourishes this understanding, and provides a safe place for people to come and grow into this power and divinity so they can take it back into their lives and together, we can transform this planet.

Vision:       To be THE premier center for wellness, wholeness, education,  
                 sustainability, recreation and renewal. 

                  To inspire individuals to rediscover wonder, joy and deep connection with  
                  their divinity.

Objective:    Model a new business paradigm.

                   Heal/nurture businesses and individuals undergoing change.

                  Strengthen connection to the local community.

                  Steward the earth.

                  Offer a complete package of progressive trainings and classes to
                  business,individual,family and youth clients, onsite, off-site, online and
                  through personal coaching.

                  Align non-profit as well as for profit components.

                   Design and build using appropriate technology and use all environmentally
                  supportive products.

                  Empower individuals to re-discover their oneness with all.

      This Wellness Center will succeed because of it’s visionary design; integration of offerings for individuals and businesses; unique commitment to the use of appropriate technology and green building in a resort; broad appeal to a wider audience; opportunity for business and educational research and community involvement; integration of alternative and main stream health models; full year occupancy rates; modeling a new business paradigm; organic gardens and perhaps even winery; opportunities for home ownership in a pioneering sustainable community; opportunities for extending Wellness Center branches worldwide.

Care to join me?…                                  Katelon T. Jeffereys / 206-763-9880

Katelon T. Jeffereys

Seattle Life Coach

www.empowerandbalance.com