Monday, August 15, 2011

Saving the Planet 101

The winner is Miss Marmelstein.

Please email me so I can gift you the Quantum Encryption Series. enchantment at kimfalconer dot com

Thank you all who have read and posted. Your thoughts are appreciated!


With the eminent launch of Journey by Night the theme of saving the planet comes to the forefront. Both Quantum E. series focus on magic, intimacy, shape-shifting, witchcraft and martial arts and the action plays against the backdrop of two worlds – Gaela, a magical hegemony where energy is derived from thought, and a future Earth where environmental disaster, geo-engineering, totalitarian governments and tectonic plate shifts are taken to a horrific extreme. Journey by Night concludes a six book saga begun with The Spell of Rosette, wrapping up every thread so that closure is assured. (If you can think of anything I left out, email me!)

I’m not going to say how it ends for Earth and Gaela, but I can assert that ten years of research has brought me to some horrific, as well as enlightening, conclusions. It has been quite a journey, by day and night, into the current state of our planet and where in the world we can find ways to reverse the environmental threats hanging over us. Some big answers are embedded in the books, woven like a magic spell among the ‘stunning tattoos, hot bards, wild warriors and environments on the brink of destruction . . .’ but I’ll give you my short list here.

Four Steps to Saving the Planet

1) Awareness –Ritual magic, witchcraft, deliberate creation, prayer, chanting, evoking, shamanism … these are all words that describe a state of being—a state of awareness. We get what we are and the witch, shaman, devotee or the ‘regular Joe’ who hires a Good Vibe coach is practicing deliberately the art of awareness. This is the #1 key to making a difference in the world – know thyself.

2) Intention – Setting an intention is the next step. You might start with saying I am making a difference. I am going to accomplish . . . I am discovering . . . I am grateful for . . . This is the #2 key to making a difference in the world and simple to do. Just start by saying, ‘I am . . .’ and follow with your heart.

3) Meditation – We do not emphasis the stillness and listening aspect of being in our culture but the benefits for the entire planet are astounding. Over 500 studies have been completed on the physiological, psychological, and sociological effects of TM meditation, making it perhaps the most intensively studied technology in the field of human development. Meditation is the #3 step in making a difference in our world.

4) Contribution – From an evolutionary biologist’s point of view, human beings are hardwired to connect to 150 others. That’s right, 150 people/beings that we know intimately and care for and relate to. In our isolated lives, it’s easy to see why so many people feel like something’s missing. (This is one reason why we LOVE the characters in books, celebrities and public figures. They become ‘our people’.) By making a contribution of energy, time, intention, support, we extend our connections to others while participating in the evolution of our planet.

Which of these four steps do you practice/find most accessible? Post a comment to win all three Quantum Enchantment books, #1 Path of the Stray, #2 Road to the Soul, #3 Journey by Night.

Thank you! Kim

Kim Falconer is a Supernatural Underground author writing epic science fantasy novels. Kim’s latest series is Quantum Encryption. Book #1, Path of the Stray, and book #2, Road to the Soul are out now. Book #3, Journey by night is out Sept 1, 2011. Currently she’s writing an entirely new series. You can find out more about her at kim.falconer.com. She posts on the 16th of every month.

12 comments:

Sharon said...

I would like to say I do all these steps often, but #4 is the one I excel at . I am a people person and helping others make connections gives me joy. I would like to do more meditation. I miss my yoga classes.
I love the feel of your covers.

SandyG265 said...

I think contribution is the most accessable of the four steps.

Kim Falconer said...

Thank you, Sharon. Contribution is the sweet spot. Are you doing the 21 day challenge with the Deepak Chopra Center? It's free, and so inspiring. Just started!

I love the covers too. My son did the illustration, which makes it even more special.

Kim Falconer said...

Hi Sandy! I agree. We aren't necessarily taught about awareness or intention but 'helping others' is ingrained! Thanks for dropping by.

annon said...

You know, I think about the concept of contribution and I'm not sure it's even a choice. We are all contributing whether we are doing so intentionally or not.

We contribute energetically and physically to everything and everyone we interact with or even brush up against. When it comes to the planet, sometimes just our intention alone is a contribution.

This article really got me thinking about that contribution, from a physical perspective, but mostly from an energetic perspective. I'm setting an intention to do that by deliberate design rather then default.

May sound sappy, but I believe the best I can do for the Mother is love her.

Miss Marmelstein said...

what a great article! realizing the impact we have just based on the energy we put out (instead of just the energy we use) is such a powerful idea.

Kim Falconer said...

These are wonderful comments all!

Ger said...

Lovely , so commenting will get me into the draw for the books?.... nice...good luck everyone!!!

Patty said...

Hi Kim! This question is a bit more difficult to answer than I first expected. I do all four. Meditation is most accessible but the answer I am giving is Contribution. It is the one that inevitably creates the most juice for me. They are all necessary as you say but the contribution reaches me in a much more tactile way.

There it is...
CONTRIBUTION!

PS I so love what you bring to the world Kim!

Kim Falconer said...

Thanks everyone for jumping in. I appreciate the support.

And a big congrats to Miss Marmelstein. Email me and I'll sent you the Kindle links!

Namaste all,
Kim

AA Bell said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your covers Kim!

Great to see a set of them together.

Kim Falconer said...

Thank you, Anita! The original illustrations we 'brighter' (you can see the art here http://www.kimfalconer.com/aaronbriggs_coverart.html ) but it all got 'darkened' I guess to reflect the intensity of the novels... My son's the artist so I get a LOT of input :)

Ta for dropping in!