A Place of Compassion--
For when you just have to do SOMETHING

Purpose

When you feel overwhelmed by the pain in the world, this page will help you to help others quickly by providing:

(1) Images and information that give quick, visual coordinates for Situations, People, and Creatures in desperate need so you can use whatever methods you have–Reiki, Johrei, Chi Healing, prayer, other personal methods–quickly, easily, on the fly, whenever you have time, wherever you are;

(2) Images and  quick, clear coordinates to reach The Good Guys–i.e. people and organizations–who are doing wonderful work to help others and the planet so you can offer them support quickly and easily with Reiki, Johrei, prayer, chi healing,  other personal methods, and/or donations.

Why Civilians Are Being Targeted in Syrian Airstrikes

Residents in parts of Syria have been experiencing some of the most terrifying days of their seven-year-long war. This week, the Syrian government and its Russian ally pummeled towns and villages in the opposition-held northern Syrian province of Idlib with air attacks. A relentless series of payloads were dropped in the space of just a few hours in the darkness of Sunday night. The dead are still being counted. Residents say dozens of people are missing under the rubble of collapsed buildings.  In just under 48 hours, there are another 100 confirmed dead and countless missing.  “It’s clear these attacks are part of a systematic strategy in order to basically punish civilians,” said Haid Haid, an analyst with the British think tank Chatham House. Instead, the air campaign appears focused on residential buildings and hospitals.

 

Raed Fares, an activist in Kafranbel, Syria, posted these images to Facebook of scenes he said he woke to Monday after airstrikes hit a local hospital.


A volunteer rescue team attempts to put out a fire in the Syrian city of Maaret al-Numan, in the rebel-held province of Idlib, on Wednesday, following airstrikes reported by a U.K.-based monitoring group.

 

The future of over 800,000 individuals who were brought into the US illegally as young children is hanging in the balance.  No doubt many of you have heard about this over the last several months as politicians go back and forth on what to do with those individuals who are covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival legislation enacted by President Obama as a potential path to citizenship.  People took out loans, enrolled in school and even made decisions about whether to get married and start families on the basis of DACA and now face “horrific” consequences from the loss of the program.

DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 5: Randi Smith, a psychology teacher at Metro carries a sign for her students as students, immigrants and Impacted individuals marched to Tivoli Quad on Auraria Campus to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program during a city wide walkout and rally at Auraria Campus downtown Denver, CO. (Photo by Joe Amon/The Denver Post)

School Shooting in Parkland, Florida

On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Nikolas Cruz opened fire inside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 and injuring 15 others.  Cruz is now in custody and has confessed. The Parkland shooting is the eighth school shooting so far in 2018.

Evidence of Rohingya mass graves uncovered in Myanmar

Scores of Rohingya villagers in Myanmar have been massacred and buried in 5 mass graves, according to an exclusive investigation by the Associated Press news agency. The report by the news agency on Thursday includes witness testimony from two dozen survivors and relatives of victims, as well as time-stamped mobile phone footage of the aftermath of the attack. UN special envoy on human rights in Myanmar,Yanghee Lee told reporters on Thursday the killing and disposal of the bodies bear “the hallmarks of a genocide”. When asked about violence against the Rohingya minority at the hands of the Burmese military, Lee responded that “you can see it’s a pattern”

Full story here.

Plane Crash in Iran

All 65 people aboard an Aseman Airlines plane are feared dead after it slammed into Mount Dena in central Iran Sunday, February 18, 2018 during a bout of bad weather.  Officials state that due to the amount of rain and fog, rescue teams have been unable to reach the crash site as of yet.

People and Animals

Noel the Bobcat

Noel bobcat, hit by a car at Christmas and salvaged by intense surgery for broken bones by Big Cat Rescue in Tampa) is recovering nicely/hair growing back over surgical sites. She gets up and down without difficulty.

 

She’s still confined to hospital recovery cages until her bones heal and are strong enough to withstand more space. Then she will be moved to the bobcat rehab enclosures (outside) to strengthen her muscles until she can hunt. There is not yet a date for that move, but so far so good! You can see how she is doing for yourselves, and track her amazing recovery process (thank you Reiki list!) – this link is the live nest cam that shows her activity in real time.

 

https://video.nest.com/live/JqfJnsJA9h

https://bigcatrescue.org/noel/

 

Florida Shooting Hero Anthony Borges

Anthony Borges is a 15-year-old high school student at Stoneman Douglas High School. During the recent deadly Florida, Borges helped save 20 students.  He was shot 5 times as he tried to close and lock a classroom door.  Borges has survived,  but remains in the hospital with a long road to recovery ahead of him.

 

Anthony Borges and high school teacher Marilyn Rule in the hospital.

 

 

 

The Good Guys

Yes, there are crises everywhere we look such that it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the suffering. But at the same time there are many, many people and organizations stepping up to provide help in specific crisis situations  as well as to the ecological crises across the planet. You won’t  hear much about these Good Guys on the news, but they also need our energetic support since they are working in the name of all of us who hold Compassion.  When we offer Reiki and Johrei to the Good Guys we leverage our abilities and we help move the planet closer to a point of positive critical mass.

We will regularly highlight some of the Good Guys here so we can quickly and easily offer them energetic backup.

Canadian Scientists’ bold new plan to save polar bears

 

A group of Canadian scientists have come up with a bold, long term plan for saving the polar bears whose numbers are declining due to the diminishing amount of sea ice that they use for hunting. As the sea ice is diminishing at approximately 14% per year because of global warming, the polar bears are being forced to travel longer and longer distances to find food and many are literally starving to death.  For the full story click here.

A male polar bear that starved to death as a consequence of climate change, according to scientists at the Norwegian Polar Institute. This bear traveled hundreds of miles north looking for sea ice to hunt on before finally collapsing. Ashley Cooper / Global Warming Images

The Ocean Cleanup announces Pacific Gyre cleanup to begin May 2018

The Ocean Cleanup is preparing to begin deploying it’s full scale model of Boyan Slat’s ocean cleanup system beginning in May of 2018 with full deployment expected to be complete by 2020.  If you have not had a chance to check out Boyan’s work, it is definitely worth looking at.   www.theoceancleaup.com

 

Boyan Slat, inventor, founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup


Testing prototype in the North Sea

Tea Farmer in India leads the charge for organics

In the biggest tea-growing region in India, the hazards alone range from red spider mites to herds of wild elephants. Grower Tenzing Bodosa, a native of Assam, fights the former and unusually invites the latter. Tenzing’s small 13-hectare (about 32 acres) tea estate sits in the folds of the Himalayas, and borders the mountain kingdom of Bhutan to the north. Tenzing transitioned to organic farming after an incident with pesticides on his own farm convinced him he needed to change. In addition to the transition to all organic farming, Tenzing dedicated 74 acres of  his estate as a wildlife preserve and spends much of his time teaching and encouraging other tea farmers how to switch to organic farming.

Tenzing talks with tea farmers from his large farming district on how to successfully run organic tea farms. He also discusses how best to survive in the market, where big tea growers with much cheaper rates can be more competitive.


Tenzig Bodosa on his tea plantation

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