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As a Single Parent, High School Dropout from the Hippie generation, I was awarded with a PhD in Biology from the University of Arkansas favors. A scientific understanding of our environment intrigues me and I love research. Blessed with intuitive insight, I align with the knowledge of Ancient Wisdom and have a steep learning curve allowing me to zero in on the needs of my clients. My goal is to serve with my best to bring joy, harmony, and happiness into the lives of others as they move in harmony with Nature. Please contact me at drlizarmstrong@gmail.com so we can schedule a time to chat.

CHANGE EMPOWERS SUCCESS

HEART MAGIC (2)

 

Change your thoughts and you change your world.”

-Norman Vincent Peale

 

Change is a Universal Law you may count on.  This transformational process was embodied in a catchy phrase created by a Greek philosopher when he realized this constant phenomenon.  You are empowered by developing your skills to change through growth and success.  Inspiration may be witnessed in the constant change that is displayed in your natural environment.  Nature has applied this simple processes to achieved incredible results.

 

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus (535 – 475 BC) of Ephesus coined the phrase “Change is the only Constant in Life”.  In essence Change is Constant.  He realized that this process was a fundamental order to the Universe.  He wrote a book that has been destroyed.  Only fragments of his mysterious book are immortalized by quotes used by other scholars.  Notably “You could not step twice into the same rivers; for other waters are ever flowing on to you”.

 

Change is a continuous process that may improve upon what exists.  Many small and large changes are added to create a masterpiece.  You may witness this process in nature as an emerging seedling becomes a towering tree.  Time and environment crafts the end result through trial, error, and success.  You may benefit as an entrepreneur to fashion a Fortune 500 empire through inspired creativity.  An unexplained power endures as you repeatedly customize a vision into a masterpiece, demonstrating your unique skills.  In the words of Winston Churchill, “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often”.

 

The Natural Environment is a testimony to the amazing power housed in the process of change.  In a lifetime, a frog adapts to his Universe as he transmutes from an immature tadpole to a rapidly moving aquatic gymnast.  Changes over many lifetimes allows life to evolve in harmony with environmental opportunities.  These responses to environmental signals are time honored over millions of years.  Be empowered by tapping into the ever present mystifying phenomenon discovered in nature that is available through conscious awareness.  Nathaniel Braden stated it nicely, “The first step toward change is awareness.  The second step is acceptance”.

 

You live in a world dictated by Universal Laws.  A renowned historic philosopher recognized and documented change as one of those laws.  Change offers you an incredible source of power to succeed in your professional environment.  Be empowered by the abundant wealth of inspiration that may be discovered from the grandest of all change makers in the Heart of Nature.

 

About the Author

Dr. Elizabeth Armstrong is a Visionary Leader.  She activates your Intuitive Spirit to achieve your Divine Potential.  Balance the Power of Your Heart and Mind in partnership with Nature.  Dr. Liz is a poet, speaker, author, and educator.  http://www.drelizabetharmstrong.com or drlizarmstrong[at]gmail.com

THE POWER OF WOMEN AND THE ECONOMY

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A historic day with peaceful showing of women solidarity occurred on January 21 in 2017.  According to USA Today, an estimated 2.5 million people showed up for the Women’s Marches worldwide.  The 21st century is an incredible time when women are showing up, overcoming challenges, and demonstrating their abilities to build a strong, vigorous economy.  This is a call to action for women and men to take a stand for dignified gender equality in business and in the world.

In 15 of the top developed countries, the number of people in the present workforce generation are greater than those people that are found in the younger and older age groups.  People ages 25 to 64 years old comprise 53.74% of the population.  Those representitives that are 65+ years old are only 15.86%.  Those ages 0-14 years old are 17.74% and people 15 to 24 years old fit into 12.67% of the total numbers (8).  There may be a significant gap with those leaving the workforce then the numbers of people needed to enter and replace the working population to support a strong economy.  Providing opportunities for women to fit into and support the new founding business environment may be the key factor in supporting “significant macroeconomic gains” in the labor market (2).

We must face the reality that women still face barriers to enter into the unbalanced gender equality of the business world.  The female presence in upper management and board positions are still low (1, 2).  Women face added discrimination, lack of support, biased language style discrepancies, and increased risk of electronic bullying when completing for men in the work force.  Ironically, companies with upper representation of women in executive committees perform significantly better than companies with no women at top.  The numbers are surprising with an increase of a 47% average return on equity and greater than 55% average earnings before interest and taxes (1) when women are seated in powerful roles.

There is an incredible growth of women who have entered into the workforce.  In 2014, the proportion of women reached 40.7 percent compared to 28.6 percent in 1979 (5).  Women are creatively designing their own businesses.  Recent numbers show where the number of women owned small businesses are growing up to 50% faster than the sum total of small businesses owned by both genders (4).  This seems logical since it is easier to start a business and work from home when a women take-on a greater responsibility with housework and more time needed for day care of children, elderly, and sick (7).

Women are embracing their right to gender equality against the additional responsibilities needed for the support and wellbeing of family and community members with their shoes on.  Women are responding by taking action to be inclusive in our working economy.  It will take a financial investment in women to serve as a “driver for social and economic development’ (6).

We are all facing major challenges in the 21st century.  Women and many men must be applauded for their determination to reinforce a healthy economy.  Taking a stand to show their unified allegiance for gender equality is exactly what is needed to send a message out to the world.  It is time for the Force of the Feminine to welcome their innate gifts.  These nurturing gifts include love, compassion, and collaboration.  Women are also known for their strong intuitive wisdom.  Let’s us all move in gratitude and accept our feminine gifts and use these blessings to Co-Create a World Economy to be Proud of.  It is time to “mobilize the world’s financial leaders to build systems that serve the majority of the population” (3).

About the Author:

Dr. Elizabeth Armstrong, the “Greenie Genie”, leads on a journey to tap into Your share of $72 trillion in Natural Products and Services and with building your online business.  You learn how to balance Heart and Mind awareness in partnership with Nature.  She is a speaker, author, and educator.  Contact her at wwwdrelizabetharmstrong.com or drlizarmstrong.com.

References:

1  Devillard, Sandrine, Sandra Sancier, Charlotte Werner, Ina Maller, and Cécile Kossoff.  2013.  Gender diversity in top management: Moving corporate culture, moving boundaries.    McKinsey&Company.  Women Matter Report.

2  Elborgu-Woytek, Katrin, Monique Newiak, Kalpana Kochhar, Stefania Fabrizio, Kangni Kpodar, Philippe Windender, Benedict Clements, and Gerd Schwartz.  2013.  Women, Work, and the Economy: Macroeconomic Gains from Gender Equity.  International Monetary Fund.  Washington, D.C.

3  Gatchalian, Gayle.  2016.  Twenty Years of Woman’s Financial Inclusion.  Huffingtonpost.  Online: <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gayle-gatchalian/twenty-years-of-womens-fi_b_8134936.html>

4  Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.  2011.  Fast-Growing Small Businesses Led By Women.  Online: <http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/business/T049-S001-fast-growing-small-businessesled-by-women/index.html>

5  Lowrey, Annie.  2014.  How Working Women Help the Economy.  New York Times.  Online: <https://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/15/how-working-women-help-the-economy/?_r=0>

6  Tierney, Trish.  2013.  Women in the Global Economy: Leading Social Change.  Institute of International Education.  Washington, D.C.

7  UN Women.  2015.  Facts and Figures: Economic Empowerment.  Online: <http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/economic-empowerment/facts-and-figures>

8  World Population Prospect: the 2012 revision.  United Nations Population Division of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, June 13, 2013.  Online: < http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/world-population-gender-age.php&gt;

“THE PLANT WIZARD” LUTHER BURBANK

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From the middle 19th into early 20th centuries there lived a man who embodied a heart-felt love to be modeled by many.  Luther Burbank’s genius serves to offer a light into a world of compassion.   He allied with nature on a mission to feed and serve humanity.  His gentle spirit formed a mutually beneficial relationship with plants to develop a grand diversity of food crops.  He left a legacy that carries on to serve through the arts and gardening.

 

Luther Burbank’s began his path of compassion when he recognized a need to feed a nation.  Ireland experienced six long years of famine that killed over a million of their people (2).  Potatoes were a major crop grown in this agricultural nation.  Living in Massachusetts, Burbank discovered a unique ball of potato seeds growing in his garden (3).  He meticulously germinated and grew the seedlings.  The gentle tending of the plants resulted in what is now known as the ‘Russet Burbank Potato’.  This natural potato strain was resistant to the blight that destroyed the crops of Ireland.

 

This genius of a man decided to carry on his legacy by moving to California.  He went on to develop “more than 800 strains and varieties of plants” that satisfies your pallet (4).  Luther’s relationship with plants baffled scientists and nurserymen.  This insightful man possessed an intuitive understanding of Charles Darwin’s work.  He was respected by the famous Paramahansa Yogananda.  He was sought out and partnered with the Stark Bothers nursery business men.

 

How was one that only completed an elementary level education able to achieve so much in a lifetime?  It must have been due to his ability to spiritually commune “with the forces of nature and the cosmos” that contributed to his incredible success with plants (3).  The founder of the Philosophical Research Society of Los Angeles, Manly P. Hall, reported where Burbank went to his knees to talk with the plants to get what he desired.  Luther spoke of human’s inability to understand the “over twenty sensory perceptions of plants”.  It was this humble man’s goal to “create a vibration of love” in harmony with plants.

 

This fascinating humanitarian’s love carries on well after his passing through the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.  The center’s mission is designed to “enrich, educate and entertain children and adults” (1).  You may find the Burbank Center in the North Bay, near to San Francisco.  His nurturing spirit may still be present where the facility is available for families, performances, programs that embrace the arts, culture, and gardens.  Many of his plant creations may be found throughout the gardens at the center.

 

May you be inspired to form allied relationships with the rich diversity of life that co-inhabit on our Precious Planet Earth.

 

About the Author

Dr. Elizabeth Armstrong, the “Greenie Genie”, leads on a journey to tap into Your share of $72 trillion in Natural Products and Services and with building your online business.  You learn how to balance Heart and Mind awareness in partnership with Nature.  She is a speaker, author, and educator.  Contact her at wwwdrelizabetharmstrong.com or drlizarmstrong@gmail.com

 

REFERENCES

1  Luther Burbank Home and Gardens.  Online <http://www.lutherburbank.org/&gt;

2  Irish Potato Famine.  2000.  The History Place.  Online <http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/famine/introduction.htm&gt;

3  Thompkins, Peter and Christopher Bird.  1972.   The Secret Life of Plants.  HarperCollins Publishers Inc.,  New York, NY

4  Wikipedia.  Luther Burbank.  Online <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luther_Burbank>

 

YOUR COFFEE, BEES, AND A TROPICAL RAIN FOREST

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Most of the food you eat and the drink you consume are dependent upon the valuable natural service offered by honey bees.  These little understood flying nectar lovers carry the pollen from one flower to the next so fruit are able to develop.  A seed is formed to support the survival of the next and future generations of plants.  You benefit by having a large selection of food and beverages to support your needs; like coffee.

 

The coffee bean is one of these very valuable economic products that is created through its mutually-beneficial relationship with a bee.  The bee benefits from the sweet nectar as a food source and the bean flowers thrive when pollen is transferred between flowers.

 

There is a third-party member involved in this intimate relationship.  A neighboring tropical rain forest offered its gifts to improve the results of the bee and flower fertilization dance in nature.  The Science magazine revealed a Costa Rican farmer’s success that was supported by the work of a World Wildlife Fund team of scientists.  This crew decided to look deep into the secrets of these special relationships.

 

In 2002, Taylor Ricketts team observed 111 bee species that were extremely fond of coffee flowers.  They took the study one step further by noticing the influence of the tropical rain forest that grew along the side of the farm.  They found some incredible results when they combined their findings with information on market prices of the time.

 

The value of the bee/coffee/rain forest community relationships provided this one plantation with an increase in financial revenue of $62,000 annually.  The coffee plants that grew near to the forests had 20% greater yields and 27% fewer deformed plants.

 

The diversity rich rain forest offered its gifts by providing different unique habitats for the diverse bee species to call home.  Each specie of bee had their own temperature, moisture, and predator relationships that impacted their survival and optimum performance.  Constant changes in environment conditions impacted changes in annual bee survival found within a bee specie.  Due to the many different bee habitats, bees had many different places to live.  There was a constant supply of bee services that were insured by the presence of the rain forest that catered to the diverse bee species.

 

As you enjoy your next cup of coffee, know that your brew is the result of many natural products and services offered through wildlife relationships.

 

Dr. Elizabeth Armstrong, the ‘Green Genie’, is a Speaker, Author, Blogger and Coach.  You may contact her at drlizarmstrong(at)gmail.com to schedule a chat.  Learn how you can tap into your share of $72 trillion annually of Nature’s Products and Services.

GUARANTEED WINNER WHEN YOU PARTNER WITH NATURE

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Forming partnerships is a part of life.  You may choose to be involved with a partnership.  Or you may become involved in a partnering relationship without even knowing it.  How does it feel to know you have an opportunity to maximize on a partnership that embodies proven strategies for success?  Nature offers you an opportunity to join a winning team that has thrived and overcome incredible challenges for millions of years.

 

Nature is made up of many different community members.  Most members are able to respond, without thinking, as they work together to support the whole system.  Working alone isolates you from an abundant of opportunities and resources that boosts your ability to thrive.  Working alone increases your responsibilities, your workload, and your need to create solutions to challenges.  Being a partner in a natural ecosystem that values your inputs provides you with riches beyond measure.

 

Ecosystem simply means a composite that is made up of all of its interacting parts.  For example; a kitchen ecosystem is made up of the cabinets, people, food, cookware, and everything else that may be found in the kitchen environment.  You define the limits that define an ecosystem.

 

The parts of nature work together in harmony to design the best strategy for success.  Natural systems are able to communicate across great distances in waves of energy.  The members of the system are able to respond to the good or the bad arriving from any direction.  The speed and efficiency of the response sets the stage for the continuous survival of the system.  You can be a major player in this system with only a thought.  The thought must focus on a community mindset.

 

Your ability to be a part of this amazing community is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Nature is present everywhere, around the world.  You may not be able to see nature in a concrete environment.  Yet with the help of a microscope, you will discover natural life in many forms.  Each one of these life forms are equipped to take action and respond to the needs of the whole system.  How does it feel to know that you have a workforce ready 24/7 to offer you what you need to thrive?

 

The choice is yours to be an active, positive partner is the magnificent natural ecosystem that is found worldwide.  You have the opportunity to reap the abundant rewards that are generously offered to you for your success.  Access into this incredible natural community is available to you with only a thought.  Know that you are already connected.  The key to access the riches found in nature is to heighten your awareness and understanding of the natural environment.

 

Dr. Elizabeth Armstrong is an Author, Nature Lover, Educator, Speaker, and Collaborator.  Her steep learning curve and acute intuitive skills allows her to effectively serve her clients.  You may contact Dr. Liz at drlizarmstrong@gmail.com

FEMININE LEADERSHIP SKILLS

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Women embrace many inherent skills that originate from their heart center.  These gifts offers an ability to collaborate when involved in relationships.  The term relationship is used loosely to include interactions between a parent and child, two siblings, and friends.  However the focus is between a leader and their assistant in a work environment.

 

Birute Regine wrote a paper about what is tagged “radical vulnerability”.  It is my focus to highlight a few of the main traits that support a vulnerable feminine leadership strategy to achieve common goals.

 

Resilience is a common thread to be found in the feminine leadership style.  When women are able to tap into their intuition then the ebb and flow of interactions becomes more fluid.  It is important to recognize where an exchange of information between two people must include each individual personalities that may navigate the stream of dialog.

 

Response to what is perceived from an individual may include what is or not said and particular body language expression.  Remaining flexible to evaluate the direction a communication stream is moving provides an avenue to create a mutually beneficial relationship.  A leadership stance of resilient allows for a win/win outcome that benefits all involved.

 

Transparency is another common trait discovered from Birute’s research.  The fear of being hurt may cause you to hide within a cocoon of emotions.  When open to the deep connection with someone then you are able to be direct from a position of compassion.  With compassion comes understanding that unites all participants on a common platform.

 

When your vulnerable side is exposed then a bond is formed between all involved in the relationship.  This positions allows for a way to “nurture the full range of our reactions and expressions to the world”.  The honest and open dialog provides opportunities for a transformational experience that strengthens a relationship.

 

The third trait I wish to include is Spirit.  Women possess a deep connection to their inner knowing.  Soothing and supporting the inner soul of all individuals evolves into a mutual respect for the unique gifts that each individual delivers to a relationship and working environment.  An interaction that recognizes all parts of the whole-self enriches any bond that that may be needed between a leader and their aids.

 

This wholesome awareness supports an understanding that each participant has a responsibility to utilize all of their gifts for the success of any endeavor.  Tapping the inner, spiritual awareness requires a time to reflect and process information.  It may be this simple step that provides the perfect perspective to address and move through an issue to the benefit of all involved.

 

Our workplace is predominantly driven by a “domination model of aggression” that lacks certain feminine traits.  Feminine leaders are using their innate abilities to soften present conditions.  Their skills are proving to be successful with learning from vulnerable moments that results in a new strength in their working environment.  The result becomes more of an interaction based on persuasion rather from domination.  This tactic softens the interactions between leaders and associates.  The end result may be a peaceful and harmonious environment where we want to live.

 

Elizabeth Armstrong, PhD is an Author and Lifestyle Mentor.  She serves Proactive Women and Conscious Men to Ground their Unique Skills in a Heart-Centered Awareness to bring Greater Joy into Your Life.  Check out her Blog: naturemystic.wordpress.com.  Receive Jazzy Eco’s Newsletter through her website: http://www.jazzyeco.com.

 

Regine, EdD, Birute.  “Letting the Heart Fall Open: Spirit, Vulnerability, and Relational Intelligence in the Workplace”.

 

GENDER BRAINOLOGY

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An intellectually stimulating discussion highlight at a Friday evening debriefing from a long work-week are gender differences when thinking. Your, perceived, main information processor is composed of two distinct hemispheres, the “right-brain” and “left-brain”. Rumor has it that the “right” leans to the side of being more intuitive, thoughtful, and perception oriented. The “left” favors logic, analytical, and rational thinking (1, 2). Women and men manage different mental pathways when they play out their unique sexist roles.

Neuropsychologist Raquel Gur, MD, PHD, collaborated on a study to determine if and how women and men, ages 8 to 22, process information differently through the brain (4). It is fascinating to reveal that compared to men, women have a greater amount of blood that enters and moves through vessels found in the brain.

Women experience a high degree of connections across the hemispheres that suggests a unified approach to processing information. On the other hand, men’s mental processing of information aligns with connections that occur between the back and frontal brain regions.

Women tend to think using their intuition and “verbal reasoning” when making decisions. Men sway towards utilizing “visual and perception centers” and are “more likely to respond impulsively” (4).

Another study revealed that although women and men are skilled with manipulating right and left brain qualities, their way of processing information is distinct. Women are more likely to process material using “analytical and intuitive strategies” (3). Men tend towards maximizing on “perception and coordinated action” (3).

Scientific results are in and facts show that although both women and men may walk upright, there are strong differences in their thinking styles.

Elizabeth Armstrong, PhD is an environmental expert, author, business owner, and speaker. Blog: naturemystic.wordpress.com. Website: www.jazzyeco.com. Join our clan at http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/d.jsp?llr=9mxfmitab&p=oi&m=1120193928602&sit=mszgbbpjb&f=d6713d32-713c-4837-8c06-18fcdfd5200d

REFERENCES

1 Cherry, Kendra. Left Brain vs Right Brain: Understanding the Myth of Left Brain and Right Brain Dominance. Online <http://psychology.about.com/od/cognitivepsychology/a/left-brain-right-brain.htm>

2 Dew, Dr. Robert. 1996. Are you a Right-Brain or Left-Brain Thinker? Originally published in Quality Progress Magazine. Pgs. 91-93. Online <http://bama.ua.edu/~st497/pdf/rightorleftbrain.pdf>

3 Ingalhalikar, Madhura, Alex Smith, Drew Parker, Theodore D. Satterthwaite, Mark A. Elliott, Kosha Ruparel, Hakon Hakonarson, Raquel E. Gur, Ruben C. Gur, and Ragini Verma. 2013. Sex differences in the structural connectome of the human brain. Online <www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1316909110>

4 Reade, Nathaniel. Are Men’s and Women’s Brain Wired Differently? Online <http://www.oprah.com/health_wellness/Differences-Between-Men-and-Women>

WOMEN AND MEN WEAR DIFFERENT GENES

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Women and men are similar in that they both walk upright. Both sexes have similar physical appearances; such as eyes, nose, feet and hands, to name a few. Yet there are distinct differences that define a particular gender. One of the differences is the genetic make-up found in the human cell.

GENES: Understanding the exact mechanism that charts how genes determine the sex of an individual is elusive since there are over 20,000 different genes working together to process information in a human cell (1). This incredible number of genes are housed along a total of 23 matched pairs of complimentary DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid double helix) units or chromosomes that are restricted within a cell. They are the building blocks that design your whole-self.

Each one of the trillions of cells that makes-up your-self is the mysterious processing factory for the translation of genetic information into the physical manifestation of the very unique you. The major difference between a woman and a man is found on one of the paired 23 DNA units, the Y chromosome. For women, one of the 23 matching chromosome sets is shown as XX, a homogametic sex. For men, the matching sex chromosome set is XY. These are two distinct heterogametic chromosomes.

The outcome of gender is in the 80 or so genes located on the Y chromosome. The Y genetic make-up initiates a domino effect that begins with the production of testosterone. This initiates a chain reactions where pro-female, pro-male, anti-female, and anti-male genes are alerted to manifest the appropriate sex (2i). It is a concerted dance of genes that are concentrated on the entire set of 23 chromosomes. One genetic unit is the sex chromosome and other 22 chromosomes are named autosomes.

As a result it is safe to suggest that woman and man are created differently.

Elizabeth Armstrong, PhD is an Environmental expert, Speaker, Author, and Educator. Blog: http://www.naturemystic.wordpress.com. Get Your Free Report at: www.jazzyeco.com. Contact Dr. Liz at mystic@jazzyeco.com or through facebook at www.facebook.com/drelizabeth.armstrong for your Complimentary Strategy Session to Thrive through 21st Century Challenges.

REFERENCES

1 Jessica Profato. 2014. DNA Basics. Online <http://genetics.thetech.org/ask/ask456>

2 Wikipedia. 2014. XY sex-determination system. Online < https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XY_sex-determination_system>

WHAT IS THE 2015 WINTER SOLSTICE BIRTH OF NEW CONSICOUSNESS?

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Synchronicity arrives when unrelated events fortuitously arrive at the same time or relate to the same situation. December 21, 2015 was one of those events where books were written, that experts prophesied, and a cosmic alignment set the stage for the Winter Solstice celebration. The Restart of the Mayan Calendar and Birthing into a New Humanity was one of those synchronistic occasions. What has ensued is a powerful movement that is shifting humanity towards a new revolution, the Consciousness R-evolution.

 

PATH TO EMPOWERMENT – BOOK

My first taste of information about the 2012 major event popped into my path with Barbara Marciniak’s Path to Empowerment text. It was one of those moments when I was unable to refuse the literary gift about intergalactic messengers, the Pleiadians. Her writings set the stage for a historic shift in human development spurred by a world in crisis. The root cause was a closely held resistance, or fear of “knowing the truth”.

My curiosity was aroused. What was this mysterious message that held people so tightly to their belief system that they lived in fear? What were the apocalyptic scenarios that held a world of crisis?

Ms. Marcinick channeled the Pleiadian’s lesson about a specific time period between 1987 and 2012 that was to be a catalyst for change. This was a “turning point in a very powerful cycle of human development” (4). She mentioned three stages of universal acceleration starting at 10X to 100X, to 1,000X’s, each lasting about six to eight years as we progressed towards 2012. A steadily increasing stream of cosmic energies were transforming the Earth.

At lightning-like speed, humanity was to evolve toward a state of greater self-awareness and sensitivity. Individuals were to awaken to address their life situations and delve into the infinite possibilities to discover and resolve the secrets that held them in the bondage of fear.

It was important to realize that “what you think about and focus on comes into being with equal swiftness” (4). Was that the hidden truth – that we each hold the power to create our own reality? Knowing that our power comes from within is transformative.

It is easy to witness the subtle sub-conscious and conscious evolutionary force that is embracing the people on the planet. I believe the mystery is held in the power of the choice as we all move through these incredible times that have been prophesized through ancient wisdom.

BARBARA MARX HUBBARD

My second call to action arrived during the summer of 2012. A Birth 2012 event was about to arouse humanity. I sat in church as Barbara Marx Hubbard captivated her audience. Who was this woman that was voted to run for the Vice President of the United States?

Ms. Hubbard spoke of an extraordinary breakthrough in awareness she experienced about 40 years earlier. She was witness to a cosmic explosion and realized that humanity was on the brink of a revolutionary shift in consciousness. Now here she was at the dawn of the December 21, 2012, Winter Solstice to prepare us for what was to come.

Ms. Hubbard’s Conscious Evolution book (2) was written to unify the masses with a progressive movement, enlightening us to the dawning of a new world. She outlined specific conditions that have delivered to us to this present consciousness shift; the 3 C’s. We find ourselves at an era of new Cosmology, new Crisis, and new Capacities.

Ms. Hubbard launched the Foundation for Conscious Evolution to spur on the next stage of human evolution. This pioneering educational community prepares you to enhance your skills and collaborate with like-minded individuals to change the world.   Jump in to spark your creative abilities to empower civilization to fulfill their potential.

UNIVERSAL COSMIC ALIGNMENT

My third initiation into the 2012 event arrived at a New Age Conference. A panelist of experts convened to share their expertise about the end of the Mayan calendar culminating in December.

I was intrigued to learn more about a unique planetary alignment around this 2012 Winter Solstice (3). Our Milky Way galaxy is a large spiraling, whirling mass of stars, planets, and other cosmic debris that circulate around a Black Hole that is located at its center (1).

It is common that our planet Earth revolves around our Sun that spirals around the bright star Alcyone located at the center of the Pleaides Constellation. Alcyone rotates around the star Sirius, the brightest star in the Earth’s night sky. This massive movement of planets and stars revolves around the central Black hole. Around the 2012 momentous occasion there was to be a unique celestial alignment where the Earth and these stars were aligned with the center of the Black Hole.

This historic event does not occur often in relation to a human life-time. The Galactic Alignment happens about every 26,000-year cycle and termed the Great Astronomical Year (3). The Earth was carried by the Sun’s force to travel at around 500,000 miles per hour as it circles around the center of the Milky Way galaxy, that massive Black Hole.

The Mayans and Hindu’s suggested that our Earth and Sun, Alcyone, and Sirius aligned up with the center of the black hole on December 21, 2012 (1). The Mayans were considered to be great Astronomers. They predicted that the last eight years leading up to the 2012 event there was a Sun-Venus-Earth alignment; another monumental event in their calendar (3).

Another pivotal climactic event in relation to the stars was the shift from the Age of Pisces into the Age of Aquarius where we find ourselves at the present. A transitioning shift occurred sometime in the late 2014. The shifting of ages occur approximately every 2,200-year cycle.

We find ourselves at incredible times where major shifts are in the wind. The choice is yours on where to direct your journey and how to live your life’s path.

Elizabeth Armstrong, PhD is an Environmental expert, Speaker, Author, and Educator. Blog: naturemystic.wordpress.com. Get Your Free Report at: www.jazzyeco.com. Contact Dr. Liz at mystic@jazzyeco.com for your Complimentary Strategy Session to Thrive through 21st Century Challenges.

REFERENCES

1 Ciocco, Carol Ann. Three Moon Ocean. Astronology. Online <http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs166/1101472333529/archive/1111851932236.html>

2 Hubbard, Barbara Marx. 2003. Conscious evolution: The Next Stage of Human Development. Systems Research and Behavioral Science. Vol. 20:4. Pg. 359.

3 Kasparis, Chris. 2012. 2012-The Great Shift: Mayan Calendar Book & 2012 Diary. Author House. Bloomington, IN

4 Marciniak, Barbara. 2004. Path to Empowerment: New Pleiadian Wisdom for a World in Chaos. New World Library, Novato, California

5 Storm2012. The Real Alignment of Dec 21 2012. Online <http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread909813/pg1>

TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY CHALLENGES AND NATURAL CAPITAL

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Our World is in a pickle. The 21st century ushers in an abundance of challenges. It has taken decades of human behavior to create the mess we are embracing. An opportunistic attitude provides riches for those willing to innovate for success. Solutions are scattered throughout the internet with easy access and welcoming collaborative relationships. Are you ready to dive into the next stage of global evolutionary development?

You must face your problems to have the knowledge needed to innovate for solutions. Human lifestyles dictated by the Industrial Revolution has polluted the vital resources necessary for the survival of life on our Planet. “Water, food, air, [soil, biodiversity], and natural ecosystems continue to erode and threaten the survival of life on Earth” (1).

Trash and waste are terms used to dispose of resources that do not fit into the prime product marketing lines. Blindly we cast out an abundance of riches stored in the remains of animal metabolism, manufacturing, consumption, and end-of-life electronics. What ensues are hazardous chemical concentrations that create natural disasters, physical and emotional ill-health, mass extinction, and death around the globe.

Historically, natural processes recycled these wastes. Yet rapid urban development and agricultural landscapes eliminated the space occupied by the biodiverse richness of life that offered valuable products and services to recycle Earth’s wealth. The United Nations Environment Program equates these benefits to be $72 trillion annually, worldwide (4). Presently, our economic infrastructure ecosystem is burdened with being a surrogate bioremediator, living hazardous clean-up machine.

Enlightened entrepreneurs and “Big Business” are forming mutually beneficial relationships to solve our problems and remain viable. “Natural Capital” has become a well-known buzz-word to balance the financial spreadsheets. Governments, businesses, and international institutions convened the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) to support the rapid growth of sustainable practices (2). The 2014 World Investment Forum catalyzes the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) to secure responsible investor money (5).

We are in historic times where change is transforming the face of our economy and your lifestyle. Evolution simply means change. The people of this planet are evolving rapidly. Barbara Marx Hubbard stipulates that it takes crises to initiate a major shift in consciousness (3). It took a woman to acknowledge the truth of climate change when she watched her house wash out into the Atlantic Ocean as a result of Hurricane Sandy. What will be your motivator for a change in behavior to experience increased wealth and improved well-being?

Elizabeth Armstrong, PhD is an Environmental expert, Speaker, Author, and Educator. Blog: naturemystic.wordpress.com. Get Your Free Report at my Website: www.jazzyeco.com. Contact Dr. Liz at mystic@jazzyeco.com for your Complimentary Strategy Session to Thrive through 21st Century Challenges.

REFERENCES

1 Armstrong, PhD, Elizabeth. 2014. Align With The Wild. CreateSpace. Online <www.Amazon.com>

2 Gerdes, Justin. 2012. Natural capital accounting gets a push at Global Green Growth Forum. Online <http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2012/10/10/natural-capital-accounting-gets-push-global-green-growth-forum>

3 Hubbard, Barbara Marx. 2003. Conscious Evolution: The Next Stage of Human Development. Systems Research and Behavioral Science. Vol. 20. Pgs. 359-370.

4 Nellemann, C. and E. Cororan (eds). 2010. Dead Planet, Living Plant – Biodiversity and Ecosystem Restoration for Sustainable Development. A Rapid Response Assessment. United Nations Environment Program. GRID-Arendal. Online <www.grida.no>

5 The Sustainable Stock Exchange 2014 Global Dialogue. Online <http://www.sseinitiative.org/>