Wednesday, February 25, 2009

How Can You Eradicate World Hunger?

Only $19 billion a year could eradicate hunger, Last year the world consumed $47 billion in ice cream.

With the support of out impact partner Feed the Children, Humanity Unites Brilliance (HUB) delivers food to places in need. For example in Kenya, HUB feeds children in a Nairobi school system, as well as provides nourishment to women in micro-loan circles.The largest slum in Nairobi is Kibera, with over 1 million people living there. The Olympic Primary School serves the children of that area. With our “Food-4-Education” program, HUB serves up two meals a day to children who attend the school. HUB helps attendance increase, which in turn helps grades go up. In addition, the children take a portion of their food back to their mothers and siblings in the slums, enhancing the feeding effort.

HUB connects aid organizations and volunteers together to handle the growing needs on our streets for those in economic crisis. In 2008, Feed the Children, the Salvation Army, Feed 333, the National Basketball Association and an army of compassionate companies and volunteers joined together to carry out, Miracle on Main Street, the single largest food drop in USA history. Feeding tens of thousands of families.

Humanity Unites Brilliance Provides You with:
• Empowerment training from some of the world’s greatest leaders and teachers.
• Weekly Education Curriculum in three areas:
- Business Growth
- Personal Development
- Humanitarian Impact
• Connection to like-minded people around the globe.
• Opportunities to participate in humanitarian programs throughout the world.
feeding up to 3 children, educating up to 3 children, providing clean drinking
water for up to 10 people, and environmental sustainability training for up to
16 people, every month! HUB is constantly working to provide you with the field
reports about the individual children and women you are supporting in each
compassion community.

Be a part of a new source of change in the world.

Zachery Robert Davis
Humanity Unites Brilliance

Monday, February 23, 2009

Bend when the winds of life blow your way.

A few days ago I was meandering through the forest with my son and baby girl, who was strapped to my chest and fast asleep. I was walking on the beaten path, of which I am always ready to step off. I heard two Owls hooting at each other so I slowly deviated off course to investigate. My six year old son was busy “chopping down the forest” with his play sword so I had some time to myself. As I walked I came upon a tall and majestic yet dead deciduous tree. It stood about 40 feet tall with about 100 thick branches reaching for the sky all about 10 to 20 feet long. As I stood there gazing at them looming over me, I began to look through the branches and discovered the younger, but much taller, pine trees swaying in front of the beautiful blue sky and wispy clouds. The wind was slightly robust which urged the pliable young pines to wave dramatically. This made me realize that like these trees we too are meant to sway and bend when the winds of life blow against our bows. I then pondered the question: what happens when the winds are actually too strong and the once strong but flexible pine does break and fall to the ground? The answer came to me immediately; Life never actually ends, it simply continues to change form. A tree falls over a brook and turns into a bridge for a father and son to walk over. Another tree falls on the ground and begins to become an enormous luxury housing development for hundreds and thousands of creatures big and small. As time goes on it becomes a smorgasbord of food for even more creatures. As this process it taking place all sorts of gasses are produced that help create the air we breathe and heat is also produced that contributes to the climate that we enjoy. Finally the tree is broken down and becomes the soil that forever feeds and nourishes the surrounding trees and vegetation.

So how does this relate to us? Well when our body dies there are at least two ways in which we continue to live on. The lives that we lead this go around no matter how glamorous or unimportant we think they may be leave an enormous impact on the world around us. Just think of how many people we come in contact with since we were small children. The number would have to be in the high thousands. A good portion of these were most likely casual encounters, some close friends and other not so close friends and of course family members. The point is that we are much more powerful than we’d like to think. We have made impacts on all of the lives we have been in contact with, and those people impacted the people in their lives a bit differently because of the influence we had on them. A simple smile, the opening of a door or simply the understanding and compassion of enabling someone to be their self can influence someone immensely. When we die the things we had done are usually embraced and remembered by those who miss us. So by passing on we actually reiterate the life we have led to those who knew us which in turn changes them and the things they do.

And finally, the way I understand it, we transcend the body we inhabited and start again in a different form. Whether you believe that our souls ascend into heaven or that we are reincarnated the point is that nothing ends; Life moves on. God is here with us. God simply is. What does that mean? It means that everything, no matter how big or small, is not only created by God but is God. It took me a long time to realize this. Throughout my life I have had many beliefs and ideals instilled into me that never felt right, mostly because they weren’t mine. I believed them for years because I was told to and because everyone else did. When I was ready to open my eyes and see the truth for myself it finally felt right. Of course I don’t pretend to know all of the details and logistics of how it all works but I remain awake and ready to take it in as it comes. The law of attraction, which is a newly popular phenomenon, has much to do with how our world looks today, but that is an entirely different conversation.

In closing, I would like to say: bend when the winds of life blow your way. It is here to bless you with new lessons and experiences that are meant to expand your life and your understanding of it. No matter what you do the wind is going to keep on blowing so you might as well go with it.

Zachery Robert Davis

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

What If?

What if?
What if your contribution to the world and the fulfillment of your own happiness is not dependent upon discovering a better method of prayer or technique of meditation, not dependent upon reading the right book or attending the right seminar, but upon really seeing and deeply appreciating yourself and the world as they are right now?How would this affect your search for spiritual development? "Author Unknown"

Wow! This hit me hard the first time I read it. For the last 5 to 10 years of my life I have been in search of the "wisdom" that would set me free. Although I feel that I needed all that I read and experienced in my life, I now see that it is less and less these “things” in and of themselves. Information comes to us and is absorbed in all different forms and ways. It has been said that God speaks to us in a plethora of mediums and this is a very evident and valuable truth. I suppose that until we are able to access and trust our inner guidance system we rely upon outside sources. I don't think this is necessarily a "bad" thing. Another saying I have heard quite often is "It takes what it takes" which infers that we all learn in diverse ways in various time periods.

I still love to read many diverse forms of mental, emotional and spiritual literature. As time passes, the reason for investigating evolves. More frequently I am searching within for guidance and searching without for the purpose of investigation and education. The most beneficial tool I have learned so far is to appreciate and look at my life and the things in it with the eyes of gratitude. The more I am able to look at life this way the less I have the feeling of need or lack which in turn diminishes my need to search for any answerers.