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Disposability Consciousness

With Julia Butterfly Hill

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There Is No Word For "Disposable" In Native Languages

This is a video featuring some of the most profound, eloquent and enlightened words we have to share here at Nextworldtv.

This is Julia Butterfly Hill, an American activist and environmentalist. She is best known for living in a 180-foot (55 m)-tall, roughly 1500-year-old California Redwood tree for 738 days between December 10, 1997 and December 18, 1999.

I feel her words on "disposability consciousness" in this video are epic and truly enlightened. What richness, what truth, what poetry she speaks here. I will quote a few sentences, and please enjoy the rest of her wisdom in this incredible video.

"I know in my heart that as long as trashing the planet and trashing each other, a healthy, holistic and healed world is not possible. We can not have peace ON the earth unless we also have peace WITH the earth. Our disposability consciousness is a weapon of mass destruction."

She is referring to how we mindlessly buy a cup of coffee -- or anything-- in disposable packaging. And where is "away" when we throw it away? It's all right here, isn't it? What a monumental disconnect we have come to accept!

She speaks of reclaiming every step of life as a step toward consciousness, and a step toward healing!

--Bibi Farber

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