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Saturday, 12 May 2018

Nurturing Female Rule



Should mothers rule Earth? Would wise, nurturing, intelligent, multi-tasking diplomats bring peaceful results to inter-country communications? Could less aggressive leadership be the answer to the world’s problems? The death and assault of civilians in war ravaged countries is unacceptable in times when war should be in decline, something abhorrent to the thoughts of modern humanity. Have world leaders learned from the misery and suffering of previous battles? Why does it take so long to remove unstable aggressive leaders who rule way past there term of office and rig elections. Countries may go to war to protect the innocent, though there are often hidden motives and deals done. It has been said that the preparation for war boosts economies and innovation, but that is a heavy price to pay for so many deaths. Who gets to decide – who lives and who dies?

Is male leadership along with egocentric behaviour the spark that ignited most historic and current conflicts? Aggressive tones, grand standing, manipulation, blackmail, bullying and unfair trade negotiations seem to be regular features of the boardroom or war room. Domination is an archaic trait that is not aligned with future existence. Greed, idiosyncrasies and the desire to control other countries is the prevailing failure of some leading nations.

Mothers and women with nurturing qualities could be the answer to sensitive global interactions, and sustained peace. Mothers have key emotions that prevent a desire for hate, domination and destruction; their focus on family, community and long-term existence gives them a wider scope for the joyous celebration of all life. The idea of killing to those that have brought life into the world is abhorrent! Life taken by government orders is a travesty to modern times. Protection of children and making sure they make it to adulthood is the prime incentive of women. Those reaching maturity between warring eras are extremely fortunate. Those that do survive the devastation of war are held captive by the horror they have witnessed. Few mothers would send their children to war if they had a choice.

We live on an aware planet; people have access to global information and elevated empowerment. Votes count in the race for improved global understanding and better quality of life. The greater part of leadership should contain compassion, nurturing, education, environment, sustainability, discerning science and economies that plan for the future. Could empowered female rule be the solution? Are mothers more able world governors of planet Earth? Will women in power prevent war and maintain peace, it is a theory that has not been tested – now is the time to test that theory!  

Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage      

Instagram: @THESAGE00 or  @SACRED_LIVING
Email: sharonbush66@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Mind Barriers - Breaking Point



Mind barriers disappear when people have had enough of any given or tiring situation. Suddenly the anger or lethargy is replaced by a glorious freedom that empowers. Anything can be achieved in these moments of high potential. Enough mental harassment and most people will stand up and defend themselves – diplomacy can only go so far when emotions are high and the balance is one-sided.

All human beings are highly emotional unless it is trained out of them in severe circumstances; such as harsh governmental regimes, strict cultural norms and radicalised cults. No one needs this heaviness of mind; it is not a natural state to be in. When the innocent get pushed too far, the breaking point follows and action is the almost unconscious answer. That driving force of defence and empowerment flows with the strength of a river current. There is no way back, forward is the only direction, win or lose.

Calmness is the optimal state to be in, why live life any other way? Productivity and enjoyment of a chosen occupation or pastime creates an ambience of joy. Family life should be happy and inspiring, so individuals can grow and learn about the diverse planet they live on. Yet a misguided few continue to disrupt the flow of daily life. Help is needed so destructive personalities can find the cause of their pain or disconnectedness, everyone deserves options and healing. Those not born into loving families have a difficult path, but this does not excuse acts of continuous disruption.

Sometimes people get themselves in a pattern of dreary or wearisome living, but when the catalyst comes, change is the welcome reward. The new or untried suddenly become allies instead of objects of fear. Mind barriers are learned or self-imposed and can be dismantled when recognised. Life is to be fully lived whether it is difficult or not – there is no easy ride through life, though you can soften the edges with love and wisdom.

Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: @THESAGE00 or  @SACRED_LIVING
Email: sharonbush66@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).   

Thursday, 21 December 2017

The Vivid Rapture of Love


Love is a heightened emotion that is steady and unwavering in its soulful nature. It does not matter if that love is for children, parents, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, friends, lovers or even the compassionate care towards strangers. Love is the reason for doing what we do in the life!

Love is almost indescribable in nature and can take over our lives at the summits of joy or depths of despair. It’s almost a swelling of the heart and soul as the mind is rendered mute. Love is an intense emotion as the peaks of birth, growth, mutual love, marriage, success, loss, peace, misfortune, illness, and death visit us all. We are not alone, love is always there in one form all another. Everyone has the right to express love and receive love.

There is something quite mystical about love, when it seems like the fates have aligned on certain occasion that bring bountiful change. Love is a pure emotion that comes with responsibility – loved ones put their faith and trust in you to do what you say and make no false promises. Reliability, dedication and faithfulness are the key pillars of love.

Children with their untainted anything is possible attitude towards life give us the most beautiful example of what love is! A sort of love and freedom combined that swirls in their hearts. They quickly see what is right and wrong in this world and come to simple conclusions that are often correct. Laughter, love, joy and justice are the priorities of children, they want to have fun and they want daily life to be fair and equal.

Offer love when your heart is full, offer help when others need it, notice when something doesn’t seem quite right, be passionate when you believe in something, offer simple kindness to the people you meet, seek the truth when it seems hidden, be part of the vivid rapture of love. Love is what we are here to experience. Love can be shown in so many ways.

Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: THESAGE00 or SACRED_LIVING
Email: the.sage.sb@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).
   

Friday, 24 November 2017

Why Social Change Moves So Slowly

 

Social systems and social laws alter very slowly unless major upheavals push them into public view. One piece of important information may sit quietly for forty years until it is really heard and understood. Developing that belief into law will takes time. Finding general public consensus on new ideas is a lengthy process, even urgent matters are tied up in political paperwork for years.

Humanity has created systems that often do not support the general populous, animals or the environment. Are the few in power becoming more greedy and negative, rather than positive and fair? Not a great deal can be done on a global scale, the expanse between different cultures and countries make progress far-reaching. Countries that are governed by dictatorships pose dangerous threats to communication, amendments and modernisation – this stagnant immovable mass deflects social change. These are strange and unpredictable times as the latest betrayals glare across news screens, though some eventually get due punishment.

Change is for dedicated individuals who usually make it their life’s work to obtain needed alterations to social justice. Nothing happens without serious effort; steadfast beliefs in fairness and equality are monumental. Simple ideas like woman being able to vote came into law in the early twentieth century, yet there are countries where this is still not allowed. In some countries children are free to study and create a future, while others work at physical labour from early childhood. Some can marry for love while others are married to strangers without their consent, or not allowed to marry at all. People kill animals for both sport and food, while many see the unnecessary senselessness of these actions. Violent individuals can lawfully inflict horrendous abuse towards their families in some nations, yet they go to jail or rehabilitation in liberated civilisations. The degradation of the planet is something that concerns all nations and no excuses should be afforded.

Change is only as strong as its people. Remove fear and stand-up for vital change where it is safe to do so. No one should have to die for their beliefs. Dedicated public awareness is the answer to speeding up crucial change. Ambassadors are everyday people that care about the world and happiness in daily life.

Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: THESAGE00 or SACRED_LIVING
Email: the.sage.sb@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).


Saturday, 21 October 2017

Fatherhood, a Century of Change


The changing role of fathers as parents has brought dramatic differences to the family unit with a century. During the difficult war years and great depression men kept their emotions hidden in order to portray certain strengths of character and calm. They were told that men don’t cry even though they had witnesses many horrors and heartaches – their role as head of the household was to be invincible and ever-strong in front of their families. This restrictive rhetoric led many to self-imposed emotional prisons, where escapism often led to substance abuse. This created an invisible wall that partially separated families from really knowing each other at a deeper level. The pressures of fatherhood were demanding as many struggled to find the steady work needed to support large families. People had a standard role of what they should be doing in society whether they liked it or not, though change evolved and some broke through the stereotypes.

The more prosperous 1950’s had a firm structure, though fathers could relax a little. Images of perfect families and fathers playing with their children graced magazine covers, though this wasn’t the case for everyone. Fathers were still restricted from birthing suite or were convinced that this was not their place. The connection between babies and fathers were limited until children were old enough to communicate fully, babies often remained the domain of woman. As women began to enter the workforce, ideas of the standard family changed forever. This was often an era of children being seen, but not heard, until some children rebelled against these sentiments.  

The later years of the twentieth century, especially the radically different 60’s and 70’s gave fathers a natural freedom of expression. This era of freedom had its downside and many children were born outside the family unit, leading to a multitude of forced adoptions, shaming for young adults, and alternative futures for children. Men with families could now speak with their emotional voices without ridicule, as judgement lessened. Men loved their children, but now they could show it. The handshake as an emotional bond between father and son slowly gave way to the embrace. Fathers could march and demonstrate their true beliefs at public forums, building on the way they thought family life should be. Deep meaningful conversations were part of daily life and the bond between father and child was flourishing out loud.

By the twenty first century the father’s role in the household had been dismantled and rebuilt anew, thanks to the work of previous generations of men and women.  Situations had changed; mothers or fathers could stay home and look after their children while the other parent worked – the family unit altered dramatically compared to previous centuries. The softer emotionally intelligent father emerged with a new openness. Tough love scenarios dwindled as gentler approaches to childhood developed. Fathers could speak to their children and value their opinion. The father now becomes, teacher and nurturer from day one, considering the child’s best interest within the family. With love on show he can be straightforward, comical or subtle when speaking with his children. He gives love; he receives love, he is helpful – that is the true spirit of fatherhood.

Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: THESAGE00 or SACRED_LIVING
Email: the.sage.sb@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers). 






Friday, 25 August 2017

Priorities for Living


What are humanities priorities for living and have they changed for better or worse? We live in strange and uncertain times; there is a kind of smouldering hysteria on the world stage as uneducated leaders making questionable decisions. The priorities of politicians are somewhat different to the daily lives of families. Some struggle to find food and shelter, some are managing, while others have an easier existence. Invisible pollution is rife as efforts to contain damaging emissions continue as the clock ticks. Hands are tied and mouths are hushed as protesters are portrayed as radicals – yet, why are desires for earthy longevity and peace such a crime?

Priorities for living are changing, but that depends on your view. If a reasonable reality is what you have, does it need closer inspection or not? Do people have the ability to see the overall picture of humanity or is that not their concern? How far does an individual’s empathy and action extend – to the family, extended family, the community, town, city, state, country, other nations, the planet? Are people able to see through the supplanted normalities that are produced to raise money for corporations? Have they the courage needed to ask questions and do research? Strong people are often out of any zone of comfort, taking risks, because that’s what it takes to be free of mind!

Priorities for daily living often come down to the basics of food, water, shelter, family, clothing, transport, work, creativity, love, and a sense of community, or do they? It seems modern necessities have built skyscrapers on top of these basics needs, creating a sense of greed and entitlement among many. Even housing has become a continuous obsession of extreme nesting, an example of how well someone is excelling in life and career. Children and young adults are often guided towards careers that will make them the most wealth instead of their priority – what they are passionate about! The planet should be a top priority, because none of us can live without it! Food and water shortages in years to come have been talked about for fifty years, but many are oblivious to that science or have higher priorities than that. Disease is a common petulance because our foods have been genetically altered, chemicals have been added and carcinogenic meats degrade people’s health. Yet many believe the happy advertising campaigns that say all is well as happy families smile around the dinner table with some unpalatable food is fine. Awareness is the key to a sustainable present and future. Rethink normality. Rethink your priorities. That’s real love for people and planet!

22-07-2017
Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: THESAGE00 or SACRED_LIVING
Email: the.sage.sb@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).


Sunday, 11 June 2017

Why States of Continuous Positivity are Unnatural


Being positive all the time is living a false existence. Emotions ebb and flow, they change according to situations, experiences and moods. Few days on planet earth are predictable, the natural world has its hostile elements; volcano’s vent, rain floods, fires rage, drought consumes and storms destroy. Harsh and unpredictable states are true for people as well, making some conversations difficult if equal consideration is not afforded.

Being positive is something to aim for, but if life seems unkind do not put on a happy face to please others. Emotionally intelligent people will soon figure out that the face doesn’t match outgoing words. It takes time to re-emerge after bad experiences, major life changes and weeks of confusion. The smile will come back with a little effort. This is when words of kindness and empathy can be useful.

With so many affirmations on social media, t-shirts, bags, stickers and signs, many feel they should be positive all the time. States of continuous positivity are unnatural to humanity. A teacher might say to a grade prep student who is not behaving, ‘put your happy face on,’ but if the child is not really feeling it how can they? No one should be told what emotions to feel. No one ever said, ‘you are too happy, put your sad face on! Our societies are keyed up to be positive in order to be productive, though no one can stay at this level consistently. Happiness is the objective, providing there is time to work through the situation that caused the downcast emotions.  

Work can be a draining place when your emotional levels are depleted though two or three good co-workers can get you through. They know your generally optomistic sentiments and if you need a day at home. Don’t be brave, get your emotions out! Hiding or storing feelings is not healthy. There is a time for all emotions in the undulating phases of living. Be true to yourself; don’t deny your feelings, stress and anxiety are on the rise.  Everyone feels out of balance from time to time. The path back to positive ground begins with rest and gentle contemplation.

Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: THESAGE00 or SACRED_LIVING
Email: the.sage.sb@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).