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May 25, 2013

Marching against Monsanto

 

100 of us gathered at noon in Silver City, NM under the marquee of Energy Ideal Green Boutique. We stood just feet away from the local farmer’s market and a few feet further from the local food coop. Many people grow their own food here, and our march was more of an affirmation of people doing the right thing than an impotent rage against an unscrupulous titan.

 

A friend and I drummed. Most carried signs. Our circuit took us down the main street, up the highway and around the annual Silver City Blues festival. We were greeted with honks from the drivers and raised fists from pedestrians. The organizer in front of me danced with her NO GMO sign as if it were the sexiest partner she’d ever encountered.

 

The protest was organized on facebook by recent college graduates. The woman who kicked off the event admitted she’d never used a bullhorn before. None of that mattered. The town was behind us. The local sign making shop offered a beautiful banner. The food coop served lemonade.

 

I gave up believing that a demonstration would change policy after a million people mobilized to protest the Iraq war to no avail. Monsanto is so fully entrenched in our government that it doesn’t need to heed the citizen’s cry.

 

But there is power in knowing you are part of a worldwide movement for a healthier future. When we take control of our food supply, it doesn’t much matter what Monsanto does.

 

So here’s to people power and the gentle reminders we offer one another when we unite.

 

--Abbe Anderson is a performing songwriter, astrologer, shamanic healer, yoga teacher, interfaith minister, and retreat guide living in Silver City, NM.

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Dec 5, 2012

Happy December, 
 
If you're feeling frazzled by the season, or the bigger changes to come, you might appreciate the perspective offered by my Uranus Square Pluto: Resistance is Futile blog post.
 
To see how this upheaval might affect you, why not ask Santa for a  reading? Or check out my new offering, a personalized report, available at a fraction of the price of a consultation. 
 
It's simple and quick: after you purchase one through the Paypal link, send me the relevant name, date, time, and place of birth. Within 48 hours, I'll email you or your intended recipient whichever report you choose: a natal chart, a relationship report, transits for the year ahead, or a solar return. Each report is just $25.  
 
If you are giving an astrology report or reading to someone, I'll email them a gift certificate, and let them provide me with their birth data.


A Musical Compilation

I've compiled a collection of my ten favorite original songs, playable in full online or downloadable as mp3s. Anyone with loved ones far away might appreciate the first tune, co-written with Jonathan Ezekiel, "My Heart is all I Have." Kirk Smallman shot a soothing video of the song. May it comfort all who need it.

You can download all 10 songs for $10, or as singles @ $1.

If you have a Droid and want to hear my songs on it, there's a free app for you here. And if you're Androidless, we have ringtones.


Below are some green holiday (or anytime) gift ideas.
 
If you'd like an easy way to reduce your consumption of disposable  coffee cups or plastic bags, check out the merchandise at my music store.  Nothing goes to waste. They don't make it unless you buy it, including the metal travel mug and cloth tote, each emblazoned with attractive album covers. You can also download any of my songs there, or prepare to dress up in 100% organic cotton T-shirts in a variety of colors and sizes.


Where's a Good Shamanic Practitioner when you Need One?

You don't have to explain what's going on to receive the benefit of a 30-minute shamanic healing. We will invoke the powers of nature to transform limitations and provide relief. Healings are as effective on the phone or Skype as in person.  Purchase a 30-minute session or gift certificate.
 
Hope this gives you enough resources to take care of yourself and those you love.
 
Blessings through the changing times,


Abbe A.

www.abbeanderson.com

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