Last week I was invited to a private art opening for Yoko Ono’s new installation, “Imagine No Fracking” here in New York.
It was a small gathering of celebrities, artist & activists hosted by Deepak Chopra, Susan Sarandon, Paulette Cole, Adrian Grenier & Jean-Georges with musical performances by Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls, Rufus Wainwright and Sara Bareilles.
The stirring evening was a part of a larger series produced by Paulette Cole at ABC Carpet & Home to raise awareness and start a dialogue with politicians, leaders, activists, and citizens about this critical issue. And just now as I’m writing this I glanced at her business card and was reminded that their tagline is “infinite possibilities.” Love that! How perfect.
The director of the film Gasland, Josh Fox, was there. He’s primarily responsible for bringing such a broad range of awareness to the fracking issue. It was very cool to hear what he had to say about his inspiration to create the film which led to the creation of grassroots movements across the country.
I ran into old friends there like my first yoga teacher, the one who inspired me to go to India & get my yoga teacher’s certification. And I made new friends like the head of Frack Action, Julia Walsh, and Horst Rechelbacher, the founder of Aveda & his new company Intelligent Nutrients, Inc.
I left the evening SO inspired that I just had to bring the inspiration to you!
I’m working on a collage of some of the video that I took that evening. So stay tuned for that. But for now, know that you CAN do anything you put your mind to. You have the power to create your reality and in turn, create a better world for us all.
One small action can lead to massive change on a global scale. It all starts with an idea. Your imagination. A desire to make a difference.
I spoke with Jon Bowermaster, The director of the film Dear Governor Cuomo. He said his film started out as a conversation he had with his partner Natalie Merchant while they were at the dinner table. They were concerned about fracking and wanted to see what they could do about it. So Natalie organized a concert, and Jon filmed it. What a powerful film. I cried watching it.
Josh Fox, the director of ‘Gasland’ reminded us of the quote by Yoko Ono:
“We’re all water from different rivers,
That’s why it’s so easy to meet,
We’re all water in this vast, vast ocean,
Someday we’ll evaporate together.”
― Yoko Ono
We are all connected. It’s not only my belief, but it’s been scientifically proven that we are all one by quantum physicists like Nasseim Haramein. Knowing this, wouldn’t you try to treat everyone and every thing around you with love and compassion?
And water. Water – our source of life. Water that sustains us all – why would we put irreversible chemicals into it that have detrimental effects on us and the environment? That’s fracking folks.
Yoko was so called to prevent fracking that she created the organization Artists Against Fracking. And below is one of her works in the window of ABC Home & Carpet.
You don’t have to be as big as Yoko to make a difference in the world. A lot of us are waiting until we make it big to start our own foundation to make a difference. But there’s so much you can do right now.
I’ll tell you a secret.
The more you can tie in how you are of service to the world with your mission, the more successful you will be.
The idea of ‘Gasland’ started because Josh got a letter in the mail from his gas company asking if they could lease his land to put in some sort of hydrolic pump. Sounded fishy, so he asked his neighbors and began to research it.
So what is fracking anyway?
It’s advertised as a new natural gas but really uses a controversial drilling method. Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” injects a mixture of water, sand and chemicals under high pressure into dense shale rock formations to crack the rock and release natural gas. But it’s way riskier than conventional gas drilling.
Fracking has brought major environmental and economic problems to rural communities with accidental leaks polluting rivers, streams and drinking water supplies. Regions peppered with drilling rigs have high levels of smog as well as other airborne pollutants, including potential carcinogens.
New York is being targeted by the oil and gas industry for fracking for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale, which underlies large parts of New York.
Key Facts About Fracking:
- It’s irreversible.
- Hundreds of families have reported that they’ve been able to literally light their faucet water on fire.
- Millions of gallons of toxic wastewater will be produced from every new well and half of that remains in the ground.
- It causes underground and surface contamination.
- Naturally occurring Radioactive material is likely to be discharged into drinking water.
- There are no federal regulations thanks to loopholes and exemptions.
This is not good. New York is scheduled to begin fracking as well, if Governer Cuemo gives his okay. That means the ENTIRE New York City and surrounding area will be affected. In fact, many leases have already been signed in the state and are pending the state’s approval.
Other activists from across the country and around the world are looking to the leadership of New York on the issue.
So I’m asking you, amazing manifesters, to take a stand & tell Governor Cuomo that we won’t stand for fracking in New York. The governor is under intense pressure from big oil companies and needs to hear from us to show that we’ll stand with him on this issue.
One tweet, one facebook share, and one phone call makes a huge difference.
Call the NY Governor’s Office at 1.866.584.6799 and tell him to “Stop Fracking Now.” (Don’t be put off guard if it sounds like a doctor on the phone. You’ve got the right number.)
So how does this relate to manifestation?
You have a big vision for yourself. It may include starting a non-profit to change the world. Or it may simply be to get your book published, or your business off the ground. Whatever your vision may be, it takes small purposeful action steps daily to get you there.
1. Be of service.
The more you can help others in some way with your mission, the easier it will manifest.
2. Do it now.
Ideas are great. But you have to actually put them into motion. So take one small action step now.
One of the biggest takeaways I got from my call with Annette Saldano was that by asking for what you want, you’re actually giving the other person an opportunity. And by not asking, you’re taking that away from them. Just one phone call or email to that person who might be able to help you take your vision to the next level (but you’ve been too scared to ask before) may be all that it takes to get your project off the ground.
4. Do what you love.
You’ll end up attracting the right people and circumstances to you – like I did with the Yoko Ono opening.
I knew I was in the exact place that I was supposed to be at in that moment at Yoko’s opening, having great conversations with some of the world’s most powerful leaders in their fields. And I actually get invitations to things like this all the time. I’m not special. I just apply the principles of manifestation. You too can become a manifestation master.
If I can end up there, you can do anything.
It starts with your imagination. If you can imagine it, you can create it. The choice is yours. Each moment is a new opportunity to go for your big dream.
Now I want to hear from you. How are you going to make a difference with your work? Leave a comment below and tell me how you’re serving and what one small action step you will take now to honor yourself and move your big dream forward. (And don’t forget to tweet about fracking!)
PS. If you want help making your big dream a reality, we’re about to get started with the next round of my Manifestation Masters Program in a few weeks. Make sure to get on my list below to find out when registration opens!