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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Why Travel is an Integral Part of Genetic Inheritance


People have been nomadic for reasons of survival since the earliest tribal groupings. This was highly dependent on food, especially the seasons; early inhabitants where well aware when it was time to move on and gather the next natural harvest. The migration trail is full of ancestors who moved because nature had sudden unforgiving shifts which forced people onward. Archaeologists have discovered hundreds of abandoned villages, towns and cities where rivers suddenly changed direction leaving desert environments. Volcanoes are responsible for covering whole cities or leaving them at the bottom of the oceans. Ice ages forced millions to head for warmer climates and the last one was only twenty thousand years ago. When the ice melted land bridges disappeared leaving some people isolated to islands. It’s no wonder people have such a varied genetic heritage.

When people feel the urge to travel it goes much deeper than it seems, an undeniably part of our genetic Inheritance. When people began to settle into small villages they still had to travel, trade, hunt and gather. Today the situation has changed; people work for income and then buy food that is quite close to housing. As a species humanity needs to stretch its muscles like any other animal, but fewer occupations allow for this kind of physical exercise. So exercise is done before or after the workday or on the weekends. Many plan to take holidays in their weeks off work to travel somewhere different and try new things. It’s almost a necessity and inner calling, especially when the seasons change and senses are alert. People are seekers and they desire to know more about the world.

School camps are a part of this early learning experience along with family holidays, wellness retreats, traveling to conferences and journeys to help the less fortunate. Travel is a natural bonding experience with places and people and not quite the struggle it was for those that came before, but they left a legacy so others could enjoy this wondrous and diverse planet!

Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: THESAGE00 or SACRED_LIVING
Email: the.sage.sb@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).


Saturday, 11 March 2017

Does Society Value Older People?


People spend their whole lives learning and experiencing, a literal storehouse of knowledge accumulated in just one being. There are billions of people on Earth all with something to share, but is this being passed on as people get older and does society value older people? The young are quick to think they know it all as they travel to adulthood, but could a bit of advice be helpful along the way? Maybe more people should write personal memoir’s for their own sake and the benefit of present and future generations. No one should pass from this life without leaving some small legacy from their wealth of experience.

For millennia there has been shaman, wise woman, philosophers, priests, oracles and mystics in each village, tribe, mob or settlement. As humanity has expanded the size of its towns to towering cities, has sage advice been lost in the rush? Necessity often means employment is away from parents, grandparents and brothers and sisters. This is made harder if couples where born in different towns, though travelling is certainly quicker than it used be. Having close contact with relatives is vital in times of trial, sorrow or great joy. It is important to value the special people that grace our lives whether they are family or not!

Humanity sometimes finds itself in a position of not valuing older people in the workplace; they find it harder to get work than other age groups, though the totally inexperienced are not far behind. Older people have more knowledge from work and life experience than others and many have embraced the new technologies that all must accept in any workplace. All have something to give; from the youngest to the oldest. Appreciate the wisdom around you, speak courteously to strangers and be patient, you never know what you will discover. Know your small village, even if you live in the city. Be helpful when others need small favours. Do you know your neighbours; are there community events where you are needed regardless of age? Good neighbourhoods depend on the people in them. Find a friend or natural mentor within your family or community. Value the subtle or bold wisdom that is offered to you weather it is useful or not. Make your own decisions, but value the sages, orators and diplomat's in your life!


Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: THESAGE00 or SACRED_LIVING
Email: the.sage.sb@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).


Monday, 16 January 2017

Stepping Back to View Our Place on Earth

   

We are an evolving people with a soul-mind capacity that stretches way beyond our physical body. In our visions of creativity we have no limits. Our daydreams are full of wonderful uplifting beauty that brings endless possibilities. The fear in us restricts, subdues and ridicules our fluid energetic concepts, reducing them to fantasies we all must grow out of. Along with that we have created systems of living where failure to conform to the typical way of life can have you living on the streets.

As we move into a robotic age it is said that creativity will be most highly valued, because most manual occupations will no longer be viable employment. This will move humanity back into a creative emotional compassionate space that is in keeping with our true nature. This will force us to step back and view our place on Earth. Humanity is a species that is shrouded in a mist that prevents clear vision; there are glimpses but never enough real effort on humanity’s part to see clearly. Is this mist a sort of protection from the realities that individuals do not want to face?

This coming of the robotic age brings upheaval and we re-position ourselves and reduced issues of the lazy mind which we created in our efforts to bring ease and comfort. Younger generations where everything has been thoughtfully provided may not reach their full potential as a result. Screens and devices should never overtake the role of parenting. Show them, teach them, and love them; take them into the fresh air, let them run and explore and find the insight and creativity they deserve. Have conversations in open air settings and they will flourish. Influence their creative natures with stories, art, history, science, geography and spirituality. Let them be emotionally intelligent beings that aren’t afraid to see the beauty and problems of life on Earth. Awareness is our greatest friend; from here we can give freedom to the uplifting visions that wander through our minds.

Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: THESAGE00 or SACRED_LIVING
Email: the.sage.sb@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).

Friday, 25 November 2016

The Age of Entitlement; What do we Really Deserve?

   
Our world is vast and magnificent and many are living stable lives with homes, jobs and education. As technology advances at high speed more products emerge to temp the multitudes. Enticing plans can be found allowing you to take products instantly while paying for them later, which can be a high interest trap for many. Have we become inpatient with our desires, can’t we wait a bit longer for something special, have we reached the age of entitlement! 

People seem intent on instant gratification, they see things that other people have and make efforts to obtain them as soon as possible. We live in luxuriant times; anytime you have food, water, shelter, employment, education, good health and money to spare, you are living a good life. But then again, the more we see the more we want and every advertising agency knows this and will work on your emotions until you hand over your funds. We are stuck in a cycle where want and need are blurring together and this is not helping the youth of today. Leading by example is paramount, raise your children to be sensible adults.

It is reasonable for your first car to be brand new – is it sensible to want a mirror image of someone else’s life – do you need the latest technology the day it reaches the stores? Can something broken be fixed – can you pay something off before you take it home – can you separate want from need – are there more important things to spend your money on? Are you creative enough to try recycling or up-cycling and save your money for more important things? If you are heavily reliant on funds that you don’t earn, be helpful and considerate, money doesn’t fall from the sky, it is earned!

So once again, what do we really deserve and are we expecting too much? Don’t feed your mind fallacies about luxury; remove the brainwashing of your time! Appreciate small everyday things like conversation, sustenance, companionship, creativity, love and the natural beauty of life on Earth.

Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: THESAGE00 or SACRED_LIVING
Email: the.sage.sb@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).



Wednesday, 14 September 2016

The Dangers of Altering the Natural Process of Nature

 

Genetically modified foods, altering human DNA, breeding animals, birds and fish for new colours and textures, destroying habitats to gain material wealth, eating animals as a normal state of being, mining and gas extraction that pollutes the earth, introducing foreign animals to indigenous landscapes, chemical pesticides that destroy natures balance, supermarket foods that barely contain natural ingredients, factory by-products that pollute the air and waterways, etc. Have we become mad scientists or monsters? It seems many are learning too slowly, though governments are making some small efforts of change.

The war on ignorance can only be won with awareness! There are many things we do not want to know or be exposed to in our world, things that make us sad and disillusioned. The question is, will doing nothing be helpful and is there anything you can help with? We all want to live happy and productive lives, no one always wants to look at the darker side of existence – but someone has to make a stand for the principles they believe in and encourage more along the way. When like-minded communities with holistic views get together amazing feats of change occur. It is equally possible for just one person to make a difference! Ask questions, do your research, find the truth!

The heart and mind can fashion an energy that speaks to the world. Empower yourself, show courage as you activate your plans. This is a shared earth, no one has the right to alter, deplete or destroy the air, water, land, flora or fauna! Let your soul wander this magnificent planet. Save this sacred place for future generation.
15-09-2016
Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: THESAGE00 or SACRED_LIVING
Email: the.sage.sb@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).




Friday, 26 August 2016

Why we Need Peaceful Minds to Improve Humanities Future

 

Humanity comes from a fear driven history, a fear that will always be present. Moderate safety and housing have been achieved by the majority, though pockets of anguish still flare for many. Generally the population is now in a position to create the magnificent, peaceful, creative existence that brings joy. By working on fairer global systems that bring benefit in a sustainable way, we will finally make progress. By working in non-detrimental occupations we make a stand for what we believe in. Remove greed and discover what families really needs. Those with peaceful minds should be nominated as the leaders, town planners and community liaisons of our future.

Our minds are capable of greater achievements than we believe, but how will we know if we don’t give ourselves some time and space to find out. So far individuals and team efforts have dragged us out of our simple existence from fire to electricity and harnessing the power of the sun! From the wheel cars evolved and now aircraft's are commonplace. Most of our latest technologies would have drawn ridicule fifty years ago! That said it is important to monitor the purpose of all future technologies, by asking if they offer humanity a harmonious time-saving experience or a complicated debt ridden existence.

Can we stretch our inspirational minds even further; can we see the lightening before the storm? Do we banish fear and traverse beyond known limits and will our vision let us get that far? Clarity strikes when we remove the fallacies that litter our world. Strive for more than is on the surface. Trust what you can see and feel, but do not dismiss the things that linger on the periphery. There is always more to consider. Don’t stand for hearsay or media gossip; look at several sources before making bold judgments and then remember that most things are subject to change – especially the minds of people. Find a passage to infinite magnificence’s! Allow space for new growth, while living a simple life of wise and meaningful abundance!

The future only brings clarity if our eyes are open and we work together in peaceful productive circumstances.

26-08-2016
Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: THESAGE00 or SACRED_LIVING
Email: the.sage.sb@gmail.com

Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers). 

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Is DNA Heritage the Answer to Humanities Core Problems with Ethnicity?


Humanity is a grand experiment! What happens when millions of species of plants, animals, birds, fish, insects and reptiles live on one planet and the space slowly becomes smaller? One rises to take control out of fear, protection and survival. Humanity (Homo sapiens) is that species, false as that security is. The fragile human form born with few defenses created additional implements of protection against fierce animals with superior instincts.  Scientifically we have been divided into three groups and from there another 30 subgroups. The beliefs of these migrating groups along with cross-cultural development generated further distinctions.

Naturally people are proud of their heritage, but sometimes this gives rise to the superiority that causes ignorant clashes of opinion. Education, practical awareness and travel are the best cure for thoughts of supremacy. Not much is hidden from anyone these days; everyone can search the internet, go to a library or research the archives for answers. As one revelation leads to another, soak in the continuing discoveries.

With the desire to know more about family history and a written record that has failed many over eons, genetics is offering a few answers. It is a simple as buying a DNA kit from a reputable company and following the instructions exactly. Tests consist of Y chromosome (fathers, fathers, Fathers…) and mitochondrial DNA (mother, mothers, mothers…), though all of these tests are rapidly evolving to give even for information. There are 26 DNA haplogroups that developed over a hundred thousand years.

 DNA tests have led to a world map of journeys that cross many continents and cultures. This means that no one on this planet has the right to parade there culture as being superior or pure – the average person has a multi-cultural heritage that led out of the cradle of human development in Africa and across continents for thousands of years until they settled in a place to call home. Add wars and slavery and a million cross-cultural marriages and you could have the most unexpected bloodline. Don’t be afraid of the unexpected, let go of pre-conceived ideas about your heritage.

Respect everyone as a good person unless they prove otherwise. Clear an open path for good people of all nations. Learn what you can about other cultures and countries, even if it seems strange. Understand the crisis of cultural conflict and attempt to break down the barriers. You family is much bigger than you know!

Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: THESAGE00 or SACRED_LIVING
Email: the.sage.sb@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).