A Beautiful Blue Dot

“Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.”

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via Daily Prompt: Planet

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Life…Meaningless?

Life without technology or global communications would be as complicated as it is now.  Dying one day without knowing why allows us to revere the natural world and our part in it, as well as resepcting the inclusion of our species within its circle of life.

why am I being fatalistic today?  The ways of the world for a long time has weighed heavily on my mind and my soul.  I fear nothing but death. Death, why? I do not like missing out on anything, thanks to my experience and an aspect of myself – curiousity.

April’s National Geographic covered the topic of future of humans, climate change, degradation of natural resources (due to climate change, human practices and behaviors).

Changes have been coming and they still will be coming. Genetic change? Here. Bionic implants are already here. Superiority, thanks to Darwin, already been here for a thousand years thanks to European “civilization”. Thank you, Charles Darwin and the scientists whom have followed afterwards.

Most of the time I wish Darwin never got anywhere.  The survival of the fittest doesn’t mean humans should go willy nilly on making changes on a genetic level that will impact our species and the world in so few generations.  Well, that’s already happening despite what Congress or the climate change naysayers are telling us.

Being deaf is a way of life just as being a short lady with curly hair and blue eyes. Despite the gains that we bring to the world, we still will be eradicated.  Someone who is colorblind appreciates what life has to offer until an implant allows them to ‘see’ beyond.  The gap will continue widen between people as they have done today with wealth and intelligence.  The next gap is between those who choose the natural path and those who choose bionics.

Bionics are just tools that will take the human extreme of ‘survival of the fittest’ to a level where ethics will ignored, be damned the human species.

With what we are doing to the world, ourselves with technology and war, has not life become meaningless?  Am I raising my children to value life, only to have it turned back on me just because I happened to be different from them? Am I teaching children to value the world more than technology only to have them make the decision to support linguicide as well as genocide?

I will continue to live…when death comes at my door, I welcome it.  No longer shall I look to the future with such curiousity.

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Drawing by my soon to be 8 year old. 

via Daily Prompt: Meaningless

Daily Prompt: Tree

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Snapped on iPhone6 and edited/posted to Instagram a month ago. Trees have always fascinated me because of their strength and ability to encompass different parts of the physical world such as roots for underground, branches and leaves reaching to the sky and the trunk being the balance between both. Trees among many are our lifeblood to the world. Without them, we would not exist.

via Daily Prompt: Tree

The Land on Which I Stand

Flooded Yard with Cold Water

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “A Plot of Earth.”

Since settling on an one acre property, it is mostly left alone, with a few garden plots (flower/veggies), a small grove of trees and we don’t add chemicals to the grass (only to nurse sick trees)

Grove in Spring

 

This Friday is Earth Day…Let us keep practicing balance with our earth, every day.

“Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.”  ~Native Indian Proverb

 

The Wholeness of Deaf Children

 

DeafchildrenentiledDeafcultureAs a parent and as a deaf child of hearing parents, I find myself frequently disappointed that parents do not take their deaf kids out to meet others who are like them, regardless of what language is used by individuals.

Why is this important?  I believe strongly that deaf children need to know that they are human beings, who happen to be deaf.  How in the world of creation (Nature or God) can a group of deaf people create a language and culture out of ‘deficiency’ or an absence of sense?  How?!

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From ASL 4 Deaf Kids page on Facebook

The medical profession likes to believe that their answers are the accurate pathways for parents to take. This prevents parents from being able to be encouraged, learn and grow as human beings, in turn their kids to do the same as they grow up into their lifetime journey.

What this means for parents is that they need to take advantage of events that bring a wholeness to individuals and to families.  Whether it be a deaf/ASL Coffee Chat event, a community event such as Deaf Kids Fair (Cincinnati, OH), NWIDHHC Deaf Festival (Northwest Indiana), or American Society for Deaf Children (2015 Conference in Indianapolis, IN), a parent gathering with their kids (for socialization) or basically anything that gives parents and children a chance to be whole – TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THOSE EVENTS.

A child’s life should need not be dictated by medical opinions or the fanciness of technology. The child’s life needs to be encompassed by the WHOLE. Denial of the ‘whole’ is denying the opportunity for growth, adaptation, experience that builds into the mind, soul, body and spirit of self.  If this is not denied to most children who have their hearing, why should it be denied to deaf children?

Remember, we have defied and defined the concept of human culture and language by introducing our own signed languages and cultures. Why deny this natural occurrence for deaf children?

An Essential Oil A Day…

A part of an journey is trying to find what one can do in respect with personal health and the world in which we live in. I recently was introduced to doTerra, an essential oils company out of Utah. I am fascinated by the oils and how we can use them to improve our health and lives. I am still learning the ropes and so far what I have seen with the oils, continue to impress me. I have created bath salts, car fresheners, cleaning fluid and acne cream (also a moisturizer). I diffuse quite a lot too.

Today my daughter woke up with an intense ear pain in her left ear. I had to call in for a substitute at school and my son stayed home as well (I live 45-50 miles away from where I work).  A call to the doctor at 8 am netted me an appointment at 10:15 am.  My daughter was in pain so I took some drops of Melaleuca and rubbed on the surface of her ear and on her bone behind the ear. A few minutes she became calm and fell asleep.  She did wake up to tell me that her ear was better but I knew better and we headed out to the doctor. Sure enough, she has a terrible ear infection.

As anything new that comes into your life, do research.  What I have read and discussed with people tells me the nature of essential oils is valuable (as long as depletion and removal of nature’s resources are not abused, this is symbiosis that we are talking about!) and as old as the ages. How much have we modern humans in today’s age lost from the wisdom of those who have come before us?

Curious? Check out my site: http://mydoterra.com/joannawitulski 

I also created my own website which discusses essential oils in general, as well as some tips and homemade stuff.   EO With Joanna