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Introducing myself and my journal: Gently Fierce

About Me:
I

My Passions:
the earth, human rights, gender equality, the exchange of love and gratitude.

My Challenges:
thousands of years of false mythology and patriarchy.

My Vision for the Future:
All the voices of women singing at once

My Areas of Expertise:
writing, gardening, inspiring, teaching yoga

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Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

Its so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fun time with your new online friends and you will find this to be a positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

jodelight's picture

welcome!

Mei Li,

Warmest Welcome to PulseWire! We are so glad that you have joined our online community. I look forward to hearing your voice on gender issues and human rights. I loved your intro, talking about seeing a woman find her voice again. That is such a beautiful picture!
Do check out the Groups we have on PulseWire, and Resource Exchange, booth are amazing tools for members.
If I can answer any questions, or help in anyway, please don't hesitate to ask.

Kind Regards,
Jody
PulseWire online intern

Emily Garcia's picture

Welcome!

Welcome to PulseWire, Mei Li!

It is so wonderful having you with us here! Your words are beautiful. Your voice is so strong. I feel honored that you've chosen to share it with us. It is through such sharing that we can inspire and feed one another the courage to change our world for the better.

I see you've already posted a journal entry and am anxious to read it.

Again, welcome. I know you will find PulseWire to be engaging and thought-provoking and will help it continue to be so!

Warmest wishes,

Emily

Emily Garcia
World Pulse Online Community Lead

Mei Li's picture

hi :)

Namaste dear one!

I've been out planting swiss chard, strawberries, garlic bulbs, alyssum, kale...all morning. I hope to feed the neighbors soon! It's amazing to me how one can transform a small yard into a small farm. I start here...If we all used our yard space for food, think of the possibility! My neighbor and I have been feeding each other all week from each other's gardens. I feel honored to give and take so kindly with the earth.

Keep reading, and writing...it's a privilege to have access to such connections, we must hear and listen to each other - always!

Blessings of peace and sunlight for you today!

"...our compassion is the practice of unconditioning." Jakusho Kwong Roshi

Emily Garcia's picture

Hello!!

Namaste :-)

I whole-heartedly agree that you transforming a small yard into the paradise you've described is amazing! I would love to create such a space where I might grow food to share with neighbors. It is a brilliant, beautiful idea and at the same time so simple. What a happy image appears in my mind when I think of the streets of Portland being lined with such gardens.

I just came across a poem today that made me think of you and your blessed, bountiful garden!

Here it is:

The Garden of Divinity

We have the power
to keep the cycle turning,
But the seeds of change
must be planted now.
As we encourage admiration
for everyone and everything,
The flowers we plant
will bloom and burst with life--
A garden to yield
a harvest of true revival.
--Melanie Livengood, 2008

Happy gardening,

Emily

Emily Garcia
World Pulse Online Community Lead

Mei Li's picture

ooooh that was a sweet poem

ooooh that was a sweet poem to wake up to! Thank you :)

It came at just the right time too because I've been giddy over the spinach sprouting. I find myself so excited to wake up to see what all the plants and flowers were up to all night. Working with plants is like working with another culture. The language is completely different, their habits and behaviors totally unique to their constantly changing surroundings...I really feel as though I'm studying when I plant, and listening...

you mentioned you wanted to start something, start anything! I injured myself last spring so this fall I couldn't prepare the ground the way I wanted to. I just picked up a bunch of cinderblocks and stacked them one or two high, depending on the type. If they're those gray standard ones maybe just one, and use those as pots/beds for the plants. I had cauliflower growing like crazy in one of those. The mint started to take over as well. It will surprise you how much you can get done with a little. My greatest recommendation - grow what you feel like tasting a lot of. I grew peppers in the spring/summer only to realize I don't find myself eating too many peppers. If it had been kale or spinach I would've cleaned the garden out. Plus, there is something so lovely about knowing you planted a seed...and watched it...and watered it...and saw it sprout...and when you transport it from blocks to ground or bigger pots - you feel that root system that just webbed its way to the bottom and created a net to hold all of the soil in, and THEN they get huge, and THEN you eat them! And it is wonderful...

"...our compassion is the practice of unconditioning." Jakusho Kwong Roshi

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