...Ayni, the principle of reciprocity...
“Take only what you need and give thanks for all you have, Take only what you need and give back more than you took, Ask and you shall receive, as you sow, so shall you reap. So we're learning to live with all of our hearts, all of our minds, all of our soul, towards the goal to become whole. And we're paying it back and we're passing it on for the generations yet to come, with all of our hearts, all of our minds, all of our soul towards the goal, to become whole. And there's more than enough if we all learn to share, sharing will teach us how to care for ourselves and each other, our sisters and brothers, the whole family of life that's born to this mother.”
— Gareth Michael Morgan (from the song, Ayni)
So, in the end we arrive at the place of Love, of Gratitude, and Ayni, the principle of reciprocity. On this page you will find links (when it is finished) to some of the projects and people that I love and respect, that I draw inspiration from and choose to support in whatever way that I am able. Of course, there are many worthy people and projects in this world that could be added to the list, and the list will grow, I can assure you of that. These are a sample that are close to my heart, and that all require support in their own way to be able to continue offering the valuable service that they give to the planet, its plants, animals, and people.
If you are interested in learning more about any of these, then Google knows some things, but I am also happy to share more, so get in touch if you like and I will be more than happy to share some more information from a personal point of view.
http://foxproject.org.uk Fox rescue and rehab centre, providing medical and ambulance services to one of my favourite animals.
https://ukwct.org.uk There are 10 wolves who are in need of support in this (now closed to the public) conservation and education centre based in the UK.
The Bahuaja Conservation Area is a Peruvian Amazon conservation project and ECO-LODGE that I support and visit. It began in 2013 with the acquisition of 132 hectares of pristine Amazon forest with the purpose of helping the preservation of this region and it's bio-diversity. Of these 132 hectares, 100 are untouchable and solely dedicated to conservation. The other 32 are multi-use, where in addition to developing various organic crops, there are several other innovative projects underway. It is possible to visit this Eco-Lodge and learn many things about the jungle and what threatens this delicate eco-system that is so vital for the continuity of all life on this planet.This project requires continued financial support in order to maintain the area and safeguard it from illegal poachers and loggers. If you wish to donate or visit, then please write to me and I will guide you through the process and give any assistance or advice that I am able to... with love.... http://www.bahuaja.org
https://treesforlife.org.uk Rewilding and planting project based in the Scottish highlands, a small donation plants a tree.
https://onetreeplanted.org Tree planting organisation, one dollar for one tree. You can select the location to be planted.
http://www.pachamama.org A very dear organisation whose mission is to act as a bridge between the 'developed' world and the 'undeveloped' world, creating awareness of environmental issues, helping to protect indigenous lands and lifestyles in the Amazon, amongst other significant projects. They also provide many excellent opportunities to learn and engage on their website
https://www.drawdown.org The world's leading resource for climate solutions.
https://www.burguet.com/eng/indexeng.html Website of maestro Spanish / Flamenco guitar maker Amalio Burguet. I am honored to own a couple of his guitars and they have been incredible teachers and friends to me, I cannot recommend his guitars or his skill highly enough. A lovely family to do business with, and I am not being paid or assisted in any way to say this :)
A short video walk through the Peruvian Amazon
Love in Action, Love is Action
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.