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JANUARY 2014

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THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS 

Asked recently to find a common value that we as Americans share, I could think of nothing other than the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness as put forth in the Declaration of Independence. The brilliance of this declaration was that it hit upon the one thing that is common to all: we want to be happy.

When the forbears of this country began this discourse it was not fully accepted among the people. There was no twitter, Facebook, television or even radio. They had to talk. It had to be first and foremost in their hearts and minds.

There was incredible risk. When one approached a neighbor, there must have been all levels of awareness of government, all levels of acceptance of status quo. Yet somehow with clear message and sheer determination, the colonies were able to unite and change the course of human history.

For those of us with a love of the earth and a concern for our children's future - that they may share an unbridled beauty, plentiful resources and a life free from servitude to corporations, banks and energy abuse - this is our time to come together.

We must, as corporate coaches are sharing with their management, step out of our "silos." We must look past our own silo of interest and issue to unite in our common pursuits: living the life we choose without harm to our neighbors; celebrating life as we choose and believe best; and most importantly assuring for our children's children a life that is full of possibility, beauty and resource that they may enjoy life's fruit as we have.

We do not have the right to deprive our children's future. We do not have the right to allow a few to destroy what belongs to us all. There are issues before us. This is our time to come together to speak as one voice, to open our eyes and our hearts and to act to protect the Earth and her children.

To this end, Echo Valley will spend 2014 bringing people together so that we can see our similarities, so that we can stand together and in fact change the course of the history that is beginning to unfold before us. It is the time of peace. It is the time of reconciliation. It is the time to protect the Earth, to change the course of destructive methods of energy extraction and use. It is time to sit in circle and listen to one another. It is time to forgive and be forgiven. We are all we have.




UPCOMING CLASSES
Offered by Echo Valley Hope, Free

Fundamentals of Tai Chi
January 10, 17, 24, 31
10:30 - 11:15 a.m. at Ontario Public Library in Ontario, Wis.
All abilities welcome.
Contact Deb for more information at 608.337.4578.

Wintertime Health and Herbal Support
January 11 (snow date January 25)
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please visit the classes page for more information.

Roots of Wellbeing
January 18
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Please visit the classes page for more information.

Weaving
February 1
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please visit the classes page for more information.




PAYING ATTENTION

Some good news for those working to stop the mining of the Penokees:
http://news.wpr.org/post/army-corps-engineers-won-t-work-dnr-iron-ore-mine-impact-study

Visit Save the Water's Edge for more updates.

Changing our Wisconsin energy policy and our reliance on fossil fuels
Let the Public Service Commission know your preferences: http://soulwisconsin.org/Resources/Input_to_PSC_Scoping.html.

Numbers count! Become a member of SOUL here.




DENA EAKLES ON WORT
A conversation on creating peace, justice and sustainability in our communities

Please enjoy this radio show with A Public Affair interviewer Karma Chavez featuring Dena on Echo Valley, our need for personal peace, highlighting peacemakers and putting in a good word for community farming. Music and news is followed by the interview at http://archive.wortfm.org/mp3/wort_140101_120002apawed.mp3.




FROM STAYING AWAKE THROUGH A GREAT REVOLUTION:

Through our scientific and technological genius, we have made of this world a neighborhood and yet we have not had the ethical commitment to make of it a brotherhood. But somehow, and in some way, we have got to do this. We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools. We are tied together in the single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. And whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.




ECHO VALLEY HOPE 

Advancing sustainable living and all initiatives of peace.

We are an all-volunteer 501(c)3 educational and charitable organization working to raise the voice of peace, bringing people together, celebrating diversity and respecting the Earth.

The ideas we champion are welcomed by people everywhere. Our classes and events foster individuals and community. Peace is possible. It is our time.

Thank you to all who support our efforts. Your help is welcomed.

Click on the button above to make a tax-deductible one-time gift or become a monthly supporter. Your donation of any size helps advance sustainable living and promotes initiatives of peace.

To make a tax-deductible donation by mail, send a check or money order to
Echo Valley Hope, Inc.
E 14604 County Rd. F
Ontario WI 54651



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