desiree green

Pacifica, CA, United States

About desiree

An idea worth spreading

the economy and the constant changes in our lives are forcing us to evolve as quickly as possible. if you can't create this for yourself, you can't survive. what if we not only created our own selves, but the world around us, not by being against things (not that there are not plenty of bad guys to fight, but then, they are still in control), but by imagining what we are FOR.
dream big, dream daily, dream deeply, with feeling.
remember a memory inside from long ago, remember the quality of the impression that it made inside of you, shapes, colors, how the light looked that day, how the touch felt, or the laughter or tears rocked your body, how your memory recorded your voice that day, or what sound you hear in your chest when you feel that memory.
our challenge is to remember the future, with that quality of wholeness, to hold it, and say "go there"! And why not? stranger things have happened.

I'm passionate about

evolving on purpose
presence of being

Comments & conversations

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desiree green
Posted over 3 years ago
Teachers are called not hired.
have you ever worked in a classroom? just curious. I can spend 3 hours in my kids classroom and I'm as tired as an 8 hour day at my job. Just wondered if you'd tried it. that said, I have no pension, no medical insurance for myself, no sick days, no vacation days...so I get a little tired of the teachers who are always on about it. They should be paid well, they are hugely important to our nation. But also, the schools should be funded and the money should be spent wisely. Merit pay is ridiculous. You can't measure what they do, its kids, and learning. Check out Finland- they don't even test and they score the highest. And the Stones song works for me, and I'm lucky enough to feel called to what I do so I keep on.
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desiree green
Posted over 3 years ago
Teachers are called not hired.
I am a parent at a public school in California where we agree to work a number of hours per year (147 for our family with 2 kids) and we also are expected to donate $300 per kid per year. California schools are totally underfunded and I grew up in them as well, so its no news to me, and terribly sad. As a parent I get that teachers feel so discouraged right now, maybe its an all time low, not sure. But I'm having trouble understanding, is it the media, is it us as parents and kids, is it the Capitol of your state? I feel that in my community we support our teachers with so much. But it feels like many teachers feel disappointed in us, and like no one cares what they do. Our voters even keep voting for taxes to go to the schools, but the schools don't see the money after Sacramento gets done with their shenanegans. So, my question is, is there a fight? I imagine after an average week in the classroom you may be just plain exhausted and all the fight out of you, but aren't you all in a union for a reason? Isn't part of the reason to have a say over your working conditions? I just don't see teacher's unions standing in solidarity with labor, and honestly, am pro labor, but have no idea what is the purpose of these unions. Nobody has the power that you all have as teachers, and yet I hear you feeling beaten. We have 5 furlough days this year, what about a state walk out day to show solidarity with this national debate about state workers. What about a national walk out day? The kids really need our nation to spend on their education. We are trying as parents to give all we have on every front. But I feel really disappointed that so many teachers I know dwell in feelings of defeat instead of using already organized systems to stand up. Its a downward spiral when you give up. I wish the message to me from my PTO was, we can do this, we are creative, and we will continue to run an enriching program no matter what because we are together in community.
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desiree green
Posted over 3 years ago
Are we trying too hard to make the sick members of the congregation well and neglecting the well until they are sick?
Most people have ups and downs through their lifetime with whatever challenges they face. I totally agree that so much energy is spent teaching people how to be sick and get at pill or whatever, and lots of us are obsessed with fear trying to avoid every danger, but very little energy on how to be well, think well, act well, and live well, and how to live and walk in your wellness. You almost can't remember how good it feels to be well when you are really sick, and can't believe you felt that way normally before you got sick and didn't even notice. I'm watching my dad die, facing my mortality in the process. I started each morning checking in with myself about the intention to be vibrant, to have systems and cells that are alive and functioning efficiently, processing nutrients and waste, etc. Sometimes I imagine how "life", living, growing things are so hellbent on living, like the weeds that keep coming back or the established roses and lilac bushes in my yard. I sit and feel that living inside of my body. I've had that concept spiritually for a long time, but a simple minute in the morning might do wonders for long term health. Thought I'd give it a try. Also, short term, all these nasty bugs going around all winter haven't caught me this year since I started that practice. I want to be there for my dad all the way, and I want to be well myself. That's sometimes very confusing. And how do you share being well humbly? Quietly, just being, I guess. But I've never heard anyone say, pray for my friend because she's well! Kind of a funny concept.
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desiree green
Posted over 3 years ago
the idea i am proposing is to change the world using water and love...
There's a company that makes "love bottles" that have words or prayers printed on the bottle. They are applying what Dr. Emoto discovered. I got mine at the Green Festival in San Francisco, its a little bulky and hard to carry along, so I keep it at work. I love it, I give water to all my clients from it, as well as drinking from it through my workday. Isn't all science "faith based"? We have to experiment so we have something to measure, right? Some scientists can be just as narrow minded as some religious extremists. Less ego, more wonder, and we might keep this whole thing afloat. Bottoms up!