There are approximately 7 Billion people on the planet and the population rising. It is easy to think our world aka: "the Earth", "Gaia", "Mother Nature" just cannot handle the stress and strain of so many people living, thriving, eeking, or taking advantage of her yet, in one way or another each calls "Here" home unless one accepts this is the prison planet theory.
There are a lot of people and people groups on this round, oval, flat earth (again depending on one's view point) seeking answers to their questions; getting more questions than answers; and/or looking for the right
questions to ask - All in order to find understanding to better their own lives and make sense of the Universal questions of "Where did I or We come from?, "How did I or We get here?", "Is there a god or set of god?", "Whose rules to go by?", "It is all bunk! Or is it bunk at all?"
"Who is right?", "Who is wrong?", "Why can't everyone just think the same way?", "Why can't we just all get a long?", "What happens to us when we die?", "Is there an after life or do we just rot in the ground and are recycled?" All the questions! Enough to irritate the hell out of a person. Yet, it is amazing how much these and some other questions govern our lives as individuals, as groups and as governmental societies and how the proposed questions and other not yet asked questions and the answers and not yet discovered answers result in how we treat one another as family and community members or as citizens and Human Family members at large.
They say curiosity killed the cat. It was not the desire for knowledge that killed the cat, but, rather not knowing how to get passed the barriers that killed the cat.
So here in this "Common Ground" segment of the Once Upon an Eden website, we will be highlighting what we as individuals who make up the Human Family have in common and celebrate those who capitalize on these bonds. Some loose pieces of the puzzle of life will also most likely be found in this segment. Anything presented in the Common Ground segment is for the purposes of regaining knowledge that has been forgotten, leached out, ignored, or hidden by or from us. In the segment "" under the "About Predators" section, we will explore how some of these questions and possible answers are used to impose hardships upon us all and violate our human rights. Most importantly between the "Common Ground" Segment and the "About Predators" section we should be able to employ the information found on the Once Upon an Eden website to stop being preyed upon and enslaved and to put predators and predatory people in check.
We are ensnared by our vices. We are enslaved by arrogant ignorance. We are killed by our apathy.
If this website is a resource to educate the public about abuses and exploitation and what to do about these human rights violations why is this website not set up like other websites that address similar issues?
The answer is simple at Once Upon and Eden don't rescue we cultivate.
Self abuse is the number one form of abuse. Self abuse is not masturbation as masturbation is often called self abuse. That is not what is meant here at all. That discussion can be found in the "About Abuse" section. Self abuse is accepting the bullying and verbal abuse of others, accepting the negative thoughts and lies told to one by others or ones self which keep one from thriving then acting out against ones self. Slavery is giving ones autonomy and integrity over to those one perceives more powerful or in authority in exchange for "safety" and "well being" and "Permission to continue to live or exchange for 'perks'". Once Upon an Eden does not rescue people out of evil and dangerous situations. Once Upon an Eden cultivates the person out of the dangerous situation and the evil situation out of them through loving guidance, helping them to grow out of their circumstances and thrive into their wholeness. Just as a plant grows, yields flowers, fruit and perpetuates so does the mind, soul, spirit and therefore the well being of a person.
Love creates life. Love causes life to thrive. Nature has a way of reclaiming and restoring herself. It may take time but the wrongs are made right. It just stands to reason we created in the image of the Creator/Love birthed by Nature are able to do the same. We at Once Upon an Eden remind people of what they already know and hold them accountable to what they know. Not everyone needs rescued. And even if they do need rescued, and are rescued, then what? Changing location moves the one out of evil but does not move evil out of the one. No, Not everyone needs rescued; however, everyone does need to Live, Love, Thrive. Loving Naturally is how evil is overcome. That is what we do at Once Upon an Eden, one seed of action over time; reclaiming back common ground.