The ‘Occupy Blogoshphere’ movement, started by Amy at Souldipper, has been running for four months now. Over the past fifteen weeks, I’ve followed her brief to inject a shot of positive energy into the planet. This week I’ve decided to review why this is important to me.
I first heard that 1% of the world’s population controls 99% of it’s wealth some years ago. That they have been planning – for centuries – to reduce global population by engineering wars, economic crises and famine, seemed like just another conspiracy theory. (Recent events have proved otherwise – Amy has posted information, useful links and videos on her blog.)
Concluding that there was little I could do about it, I concentrated on developing a positive attitude and a spiritually centred way of life. I read self-actualisation books, practiced yoga, t’ai chi and meditation, learned healing Massage and held the faith that ‘good’ would ultimately prevail. But was I truly part of a swelling universal consciousness or simply deluding myself?
Reading Amy’s blog – and others like it – reassured me that I’m not alone in my beliefs. So, when she started ‘Occupy Blogoshpere Thursday’, as a protest against the 1%, I decided to give it my best.
To my surprise I have discovered that there are fringe benefits. Making a commitment to contribute keeps me searching for positive messages, to inspire my next ‘Occupy’ post. I’ve learned a great deal from my research and find working to tight deadlines energising.
The ‘stats’ on both of my blogs (this one and Tao of Scrumble ) are steadily improving. It’s fun to interface with my readers directly (and sometimes instantly), by means of conversation threads.
I’ve discovered many co-incidences between myself and other bloggers – Jacqueline, from maturestudenthanginginthere for instance. In addition to sharing the same first name, we have both studied for degrees by distance learning, whilst working – hers in Health and Social Care, mine in Social Housing. She hopes to complete hers before her fiftieth birthday, whilst I achieved my qualification twelve years ago, when I was 48. We share a number of other connections – the most unusual being that both our husbands have rebuilt classic cars, using kits by the same designer – Nick Green. Theirs is a NG TD, ours a NG TA. I was so excited when I read her blogpost about it!
Here’s a picture of ours:
Sixteen weeks on, I’m glad that I accepted Amy’s challenge to Occupy the Blogosphere and to connect with others doing the same, every Thursday. I like to picture our sparks of inspirational energy, zapping across the Internet – lighting up and lightening up Our World 🙂
Every Thursday we OCCUPY this space, giving this planet a shot of fun, support and positive energy. To learn more about this movement, or to join in, please visit Souldipper’s Blog