nourishing the planet

Harnessing Uranus

The planet Uranus is a powerful one, both here and in the Void. Uranus is the planet of rebellion, it is a motivator, a driver of change. As ruler of the star sign Aquarius, it brings to its people originality, rebelliousness, and a sense of adventure. Beneath its placid surface is a world teeming with possibility. 

So how can this energy be used in the Void? The first thing you must know is that every object in our universe has an effect on the Void. Imagine the universe and the Void being two sides of the same fabric. When you place an object on the universe, it creates a dip. In the Void, that dip is a hill. Every action here has the opposite reaction in the Void. What births life here, births nonexistence there. What is of a low vibration here is of a high vibration there. This must be remembered when using an object’s Void aspects.

The larger stellar objects, such as planets and stars, are easier to access in the Void than smaller planets like Mars or the dwarf planets Pluto and Ceres and their like will be. The hills they make in the fabric of the Void are simply not as big, and yet they are much easier to access than a person’s Void aspects would be. A person’s Void aspect would barely be a slight bump on the vast Void fabric.

One of the easier ways to access Void aspects is to simply ask the object to reveal them to you. This can be done via meditation or astral projection or in a spell. It is better to ask than to attempt to take as these objects have immense energy and are capable of holding generational grudges. Don’t curse your whole bloodline because you were too impatient to ask permission! In the Void, and in the universe as well, these planets are sentient. It is not a sentience that we are accustomed to. Yet they live as surely as we do, and they can die too. Their minds operate on a much higher vibrational frequency than ours do, so you must either try to reach that frequency or ask them to come down to one you’re comfortable on to communicate.

Once you have gained the planet’s permission, you will be flooded with cosmic energy and knowledge or whatever you have asked the planet for. This part is impossible to describe as it differs for each person.

Be sure to thank the planet for its assistance by lighting a small candle or leaving some other type of thanks. Also, release any unused energy into the Earth to nourish the planet.

🔆Summer is currently at its best here so naturally, after a morning stretch i’m having this beautiful bowl of positivity - - - 3 frozen🍌, a kiwi fruit, some spinach and a splash of almond-coconut milk 😊 Topped with some fresh currants, frozen 🍇, chia seeds and the good ol’ fashioned oats👍 Living a cruelty-free healthy vegan lifestyle is so easy and effordless, why not treat your body with nourishing foods while helping the planet and animals at the same time?🐰🐮🐣 Hope your day started off as positive as mine did 🌻🌴🔆

Cell phone banking could lift Africa's farmers

By Matt Styslinger, Nourishing the Planet, July 5, 2011
You might have a few dollars in your wallet, but chances are most of the money you spend is through your credit or debit card. The cashless system we’ve grown accustomed to across North America, offers consumers instant access to products and services–giving us the freedom to buy whatever we want whenever we want it. Much of the developing world still relies solely on cash and barter transactions.

But now entrepreneurs in Africa are pioneering a remote electronic money network for the continent’s “unbanked” rural people, allowing customers to use their cell phones like a debit card. Investing in this social entrepreneurship could bring prosperity to markets that need it most.

Over the past decade, cell phone use has increased fivefold in Africa. Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet project traveled across sub-Saharan Africa over the last year, and has found that nearly everyone, from remote villagers in Ethiopia and Uganda to poor farmers in Niger, has a cell phone.

Farmers are using their phones to gain access to information and other things they didn’t have before. They can check crop prices before investing time in long trips to city markets, for example, giving them the option to wait until prices increase. Agricultural extension agents and development agencies use cell phones to inform farmers about changes in weather that could affect crops.

Thanks to the efforts of companies like Mobile Transactions in Lusaka, Zambia–which Worldwatch highlights in its recently released State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet–Zambian cotton farmers without bank accounts can now electronically receive payments for their crop direct to their mobile phones.

About 80 percent of Zambians, particularly in rural areas, don’t have bank accounts. By using mobile banking, farmers are not only able to get paid more quickly and transparently, but they can also use their mobile accounts to send money transfers, buy phone credit, pay school fees for their children, and order agriculture inputs such as fertilizer and seed. Electronic payments also allow them to build up a credit history over time, which will make getting loans easier in the future.

The cashless system has several benefits. First, money stored electronically is less likely to be stolen or misused. Second, electronic transactions can be instant–lowering transaction costs–whereas in-person cash transactions often mean investing time and money in transportation. Electronic money can benefit more marginalized people who often have to rely on middlemen to help them access markets.

But Mobile Transactions does not have the luxury of riding off of the coattails of highly successful ventures like Twitter and the iPhone.

“We’ve faced similar challenges to any start-up of trying to do a lot with a little,” says the company’s CEO, Mike Quinn. “The investment funds are out there, but we are a new business in an emerging industry in a country that few people know much about.”