Goodbye GMO…Hello GWL (Grown With Love)

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Two of the primary concerns for humanity are food and shelter. That being the case, I would think we would be paying closer attention to our food sources.

I’ve watched the health trends scan from junk food, to organic, to vegetarian, to vegan, to raw, to juicing. Compared to twinkles, those are all excellent steps in the right direction. Bravo to us!

Now it’s time to take it to the next level. If you’re fortunate enough to have space to grow your own food, you’re already several steps ahead of the agricultural game. I call this a game because that’s what it feels like to me. A game called Food for Profit, rather than food for nurturance.

Let’s get to the root of what actually nurtures us. It doesn’t matter what form it takes. Is it organic? Is it a superfood? Is is raw? What I’ve realized is that my body really doesn’t care about any of that. My body only cares about one thing… was it Grown With Love (GWL).

Let me share a recent experience with you. I live in a small community with a local Saturday market. I hadn’t been there in a few weeks. When I arrived I went to my regular organic produce stand. But when I walked into their tent, I was not inclined to buy anything. Instead I wandered around the market noticing some of the other vendors. When I went back to my regular vendor, I missed the usual sales people. There were no welcoming smiles. And after I picked up a few veggies, I put them back on the table and left. Then I went back up the aisle to the gal who had beamed me a brilliant smile the first time I walked by. After a few words about some of her produce, I filled my bags and went on my way.

When I got home I had a message from my farmer friend Laurie Levey from Flying Blue Dog Farm in Willow Creek, California. This is what she had to say…..

“It’s all about how the plant is treated by humanity, the plant itself is not the issue! America is a culture that wants to whip plants and animals into submission, to alter them for a ‘Marketing Market’, destroying the best of their energy including their natural will to survive.

I once did energy work for a farmer friend when he was having issues with a bug that was destroying his cauliflower crops, eating all the roots and killing the plant. During the energy session I talked to the cauliflower and found out that it didn’t care that the bug was eating its roots and killing it before it could flower, because the cauliflower knew it was bred for food, not reproduction. Turns out the cauliflower was a highly hybridized seed that was bred for large heads, uniform florets, and a snow white color, all meant to make it very saleable based solely on how it looked. Right next to the cauliflower was a long row of beets who had roots much sweeter and meatier that the bug really should have been going after as well, yet none of them were affected. I talked to the beets and asked why the bug wasn’t bothering them. They told me they were there to grow strong and mighty and set seed and flourish and reproduce and no little bug was going to do a thing to stop that. It would NOT be allowed!! I swear, the energy of these beets were so mighty that I felt they would pop out of the ground and bonk a human on the head if they tried to pull them up before they could finish their full life cycle and set their seed! They repelled that bug with their energy alone. Turns out the seed for the beets was an heirloom open pollinated variety that had never been hybridized. The cauliflower had it’s own natural will to survive bred right out of it in favor of looks and just didn’t care who or what was eating it.

The thing of it is while they are breeding for certain desirable traits for market purposes they are breeding out the energetics that make the plant whole. It’s a truly disrespectful practice, one that is born from believing we are not at all connected to other species, that the plant or animal is something that is here to serve us and we are free to alter it to meet our desires without consequences.

The hybrids lack the energetics to feed our newly evolving physical bodies. Rita and I both noticed that our cells aren’t feeling fed by organic foods that are being grown from outside our area and trucked in. They leave us wanting. We also notice we feel starved by food that we’re gifted from friends who use chemicals in their agricultural practices. Neither of us feel fed by food that isn’t from open pollinated seed sources.

Humans do the same thing to livestock, breeding them for valued cuts of meat. I have a few rabbit meat and egg customers who have told me that they could feel the love coming off the meat and eggs in waves as they were preparing it for a meal. Another one told me that as her family ate the rabbit meat at the dinner table the energy and conversation changed to lighter and brighter topics until they were all laughing and joyous, and she attributed it to the love energy coming from the meat that they were ingesting. “

All of a sudden it made perfect sense to me. My usual market vendor has done really well in their business over the past few years. They are now supplying the local restaurants with their organic produce. I am so proud of their business accomplishments and the restaurants that care enough to serve local organics. I am also disappointed that their growth seems to have lost the primary element that originally drew me to them. The quality was still there, but the enthusiasm and love was missing. Perhaps it’s still present in the business, but I didn’t feel it in the tent or the veggies that day at the market.

Whereas the bubbly girl who sold me a bag full of produce was not only exuding joy in selling me her produce, her produce was juicy with love. And… my body felt the difference.

If we really care about our survival, in Laurie’s words, it comes down to this:

“If we trust that the natural foods grown in their natural states will sustain us (and that translates into trusting the earth and the realms that tend to plants and animals), then we’re free to simply love it all, appreciate it with passion and ingest whatever calls out to us.

The cells of our body can thrive on less food with higher vibrations. This I believe is the wave of the future with food. It won’t be the price, it won’t be the physical properties that science has attributed to it in terms of vitamins, minerals, proteins, fat etc, it’ll be it’s energetic value and how it makes us feel. It’ll be light, joyous and love.. or not.”

I have no doubt that my body is saying…
Goodbye GMO, Hello GWL (Grown With Love).

~ Sharon Lyn Shepard ~

http://www.sharonlynshepard.com
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A special thank you Laurie Levey and Rita Jacinto from Flying Blue Dog Farms, Willow Creek, California for your expertise and loving care of our plants and animals as a natural thriving high vibrational food source.
http://www.flyingbluedog.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Flying-Blue-Dog-Farm-and-Nursery

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Shearing Away the Old Debris

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A few days ago I ventured deep into the old growth forest in which I live. There was a grove of sawtooth ferns that were begging my attention. It’s springtime and new fronds were pushing their way through the ground with spritely new growth. But the undergrowth was a tangle of dead brown bracken.

These ferns were immense with fronds almost as tall as I am. Granted, at 5 foot 3 inches, I’m a little imp of a woman. So to me these were huge. I got down on my hands and knees and crawled into the undergrowth my a sheers in hand. Snip snip snip went the sheers as I cut away all the undergrowth gently pulling it away from the base of the plants.

I didn’t simply grab and pull. I was conscious with each snip. But I didn’t stop and ask each frond why it was lying limp on the ground. I didn’t analyze it’s demise. I didn’t ask what was pinching the life force out of it. I simply knew it was no longer living a vital life and it was time to cut it free.

Branch by branch, I snipped and cleared away the debris until all that remained was a proud stand of vital green fronds. A core of lusty new growth curled at its center ready to spring forth with new virility. It’s vibrancy brought a smile to my face, knowing these plants would continue to foster stronger growth now that they were free of the old deteriorated bits.

We are just like that stand of ferns. Overtime, some of our fronds have shriveled and died because the life force has been pinched off. Sometimes, we’ve pinched the life off out of habit. Sometimes life had simply taken a new turn and the old is no longer viable. Other times it’s been intentional because those fronds no longer serve us. The reason doesn’t matter. What matters is that we take the time to shear the dead bits away and carry them off to the recycle bin to foster strong new growth.

The next day I walked out into that section of the forest and noticed how vibrant and lush it was in the sparkle of morning dew. I crouched down to take a seat under the lush grove of ferns and much to my delight I found a new family of faeries had moved in! By shearing away the old, not only were the ferns thriving. But they are also providing a home for a whole new generation of faerie folk.

That’s exactly what we’re doing when we snip away the old lifeless bits…. of our personal stories, health complaints, financial woes, political games, religious dogma, etc, etc. When we shear way the old debris, not only do we free our Joy and Happiness to flourish, we provide space for a whole new generation to prosper and thrive.

Perhaps you may want to get out the snipers and free your Joy of Life!!!

~ Sharon Lyn Shepard~
http://www.sharonlynshepard.com

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