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I recently realized that I really needed to get this blog up and running. I do so much writing and sharing on social media, and have been receiving a lot of feedback about how much the knowledge I've shared has benefited people's lives. I often write about the same topics over and over again, so it makes sense to collect them here and then share them when appropriate. I’ll be sharing articles that I write on a variety of topics, related to music, classical feng shui & eco-regenerative design, natural health & flora consciousness, flora-friendly culinary creations, literary arts for the cultivation of the principles of unity within our community, conscious relationship building & more - all centered around building a strong foundation for our future & the future of our children & grandchildren. Read on to see how it all weaves together.
The purpose and mission of The Strong Foundation is to help fortify our lives and communities with the knowledge, wisdom and understanding we need to secure a bright future for all life, free of unnecessary suffering.
Science has confirmed we are deep into the 6th Mass Extinction to hit this planet we live on. The other five mass extinctions were caused by comets, asteroids, volcanoes and such, but this one has been caused by human beings, for apparent reasons.
We really need to make sure the foundation of our future is built from a blueprint based on reality, rather than the shifting sands of how we wish things to be, or how they’ve “always been”. We have a lot more to consider when planning for ours and our children and grandchildren's futures, as our climate changes more rapidly, and the human population eventually begins to reduce as most of the animal populations have already.
Despite the massive increase of natural disasters worldwide, the ocean dying, recently losing the last white rhinoceros on Earth, looking at losing all our elephants and lions within the next 30 years, and countless other things, most people still seem to be going on with business as usual. We've yet to accept the gravity of the situation we find ourselves in on a level large enough yet to turn it around and create balance before nature inevitably steps in to do so. There's only so much harm to the planet and our environment that humans can cause, before that in itself takes away our ability to continue to cause so much harm on such a massive scale.
The planet and life on it will go on. The question is, how do we want to spend our attention in the upcoming years as the reality we are living in becomes more and more impossible to ignore? How can we engage each of our inherently unique gifts to consciously create the highest vision for the future we want our children and grandchildren to raise their children in? Do we know that we have the power to do that when we unite and work together as one people?
We absolutely and completely have the ability to build a strong, solid foundation for our future. We are not victims of our ancestors' ignorance. Rather, they are our foundation; our ancestors are the shoulders we stand upon. It's up to us to utilize the opportunity they've given us to be here in this time, and utilize the knowledge available to us to build the future we want our children and grandchildren to experience. It’s up to us to take things a step further, and to implement what we’ve learned from the mistakes of the past. There is no reason to fear the future when we unite with the principles of nature. We are more than capable. We just have to be willing. We absolutely and completely can generate enough power to create and sustain the vision we wish to create for our future. Like any structure built, it all starts with the foundation.
By bringing attention to the restoration of our soul through the power of music, we can stay connected with the principles we want to live our lives by, we magnify our connection with the Source of Life from which all things emanate, we connect with guidance, with wisdom, understanding, and true peace and serenity are the result. This nourishes the creation and growth of our highest vision for our future on the deepest levels where it all begins - within.
By bringing attention to the restoration of our environment with the virtues of classical feng shui and eco-regenerative design, we heal our environments, learn to respect the earth and listen to the quiet voice of nature. We learn not to alter our natural environments without fully considering the consequences of its impact on everyone and all life around. This completely transcends the potential for anything and everything we wish to do, for we are the products of our environment. Greater health and prosperity can be found for all when we consider, respect, love and care for our environment.
By bringing attention to the restoration of our body with the knowledge of flora consciousness, we are able to optimize the time we have on this planet by making our bodies into the most useful, well-running vehicles to move around in this world, and in turn, feel amazing. Our bodies are THE foundation of our existence. Without our bodies, we can’t do anything, we can’t even meditate very effectively to achieve liberation from karma. The vitality of our bodies is of the utmost importance to our future because we can't do much good for anyone if our bodies aren't working properly. Flora consciousness renews our bodies, and removes so many of the obstacles to optimum health and a life fully lived.
By bringing attention to the restoration of our community with the principles of nature, we are able to truly unite as one people with one goal, one aim and one destiny - the highest well being of all people and all life on planet earth. Unity is an absolute and utter mandatory necessity for the power we need to manifest the dream of a bright future for not only the generations following, but us right here and now in these next few decades. The time is now, the change is here, this is it. Are you ready? The principles of creation, taught in Wisdom from King Solomon and other books to be released, gives us the knowledge, wisdom and understanding to bring our goals to fruition.
By bringing attention to the restoration of our family through conscious relationship building, we are able to generate true peace within the core of our lives, and from that vitality we will derive the strength, inspiration, passion and initiative to be successful in all our endeavors.
Ultimately, my highest vision for the future of the community I want to be a part of, is one based on the contribution of each of our inherent gifts, rather than one based on monetary exchange.
Recently I was surprised to find an organization promoting the same values I’ve held for more than two decades, called the Ubuntu Liberation Movement. Originating in 2005, it is a movement of higher consciousness with a message of unity, abundance and prosperity for all. They have a simple plan to create a new social structure with the power to release us all from the economic and financial slavery that we are all trapped in - a new way of life in which everyone can contribute their their skills or talents for the benefit of everyone in the community, and be taken care of with what they need, as well. They call this Contributionism. Their motto is UNITY within the Community and, "If it's not good for everyone, it's no good at all." It's based on five simple principles:
So far as I've seen from all the talks I’ve heard from them, and all that I've read, I totally agree with all the principles this movement is based upon. I'm elated to see that there's an organization already in place in the world, built on the same radical principles I hold so dear - a community structure that functions without money! It's based on UBUNTU, an ancient African philosophy that refers to our humanness, our selflessness, and our connected-ness. On their website, they explain, "It is all about unity and harmony within our community, where people care for each other and look out for each other, as if they were part of a great big family. In UBUNTU communities, money has no place and everyone contributes their skills and talents for the benefit of the whole community. All ancient tribes and civilizations around the world share the same philosophy by different names. The most frequently used definition of UBUNTU is: I am what I am because of who we all are." I plan to become involved with The Ubuntu Movement in the near future. Its principles align in perfect harmony with The Strong Foundation.
Even though living by the principles of Contributionism is my highest vision, it's not possible to do alone. We have to unite and organize ourselves, and we have some steps to take in order to get there. The reality is that right now we are navigating our way through a system that is very much monetarily based. Therefore, that is why I currently must offer my skills, talents and knowledge in the areas of music, classical feng shui and eco-regenerative design, natural health education and flora conscious culinary creations, literary arts and conscious relationship building in exchange for money. I will always help someone who is in dire need, no matter their ability to pay, if I at all possibly can, and I am also always open to a fair and equal trade. Through the utilization of these powerful tools for restoring our soul, environment, body, community and family, we can generate the growth, transcendence, renewal, wisdom and peace we need to build the strong foundation of a future we can genuinely look forward to being a part of. Every day, I’ll be working towards helping to create a world in which everyone can reap the treasures of the Earth that they are entitled to by birth, be provided for naturally, and resources kept from no one. I know that when we unite our skills, knowledge and talents, we find that nature has given us everything we need to create our hearts’ desires, when our desires are in alignment with what's good for us, everyone and everything. Good = helpful and not harmful.
More non-profit projects will be added to The Strong Foundation, as well. Right now, we have the Call for Unity, a weekly conference call open to all with the purpose of unifying and organizing life support systems which are equally available to everyone, and that are supportive of all life. You can answer this Call for Unity by joining us and engaging your uniquely inherent gifts. This conference call is NOT for the purpose of discussing politics nor dismantling any other systems currently in place. It is solely for the purpose of unifying and organizing for a healthy future for us all. Everyone is welcome.
Upon confirmation of two or more people,
The Call for Unity takes place:
Every Sunday at
10:00 AM Pacific Time.
The Call for Unity will repeat every week at the same time, as long as at least two people have confirmed their attendance.
A commitment to attend calls every week is NOT required. Join in any week or as many weeks as you like. However, for the sake of the facilitator's time and energy, at least two people's confirmation of attendance is needed in order for the Call to take place. If you would like to take part, just fill in the form on this page, and you will be contacted.
There are endless visions are avenues we can take to secure a bright future. I look forward to creating it with you!
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With Much Love,
One Love ∞ One Heart ∞ Unity ∞ Strength
Katherine Howard, CFSC, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a Certified Classical Feng Shui Practitioner. She is also an Authorized Teacher of