Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Season’s Greetings 2014

YouTube Video: "The Light Shines All Over The World" 
Hope for Light: Marilyn Lightstone on her Iconic, Multi-Faith Holiday Song
Credit: YouTube MarilynLightstone's channel
"However we worship, whatever our clan,
We all first belong to the family of man.
All over the world...The light shines all over the world."
~ Marilyn Lightstone
Video & Quote: Marilyn Lightstone 
Source: YouTube "The Light Shines All Over The World"
At this special time of year we take this opportunity to wish you and yours a magical Holiday Season, filled with family, friends, and the warmth of the season, no matter what faith (if any) you celebrate.

We also extend our heartfelt gratitude for our clients and partners who made 2014 so special. We look forward to an even more prosperous 2015 filled with new opportunities to bring the beauty, tranquility and healthfulness of the PeapodLife to even more people.

Our sincerest wishes for a joyful holiday,
a happy and prosperous New Year for all,
and Peace on Earth for all Beings.

Image Collage: Happy Holidays from PeapodLife 

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Plants Know they’re Being Eaten
“Go Ahead, Make My Salad”

Image: Go Ahead Make My Salad 
Credits/Sources: “Healthy Plant-Based EatingTips” https://texas-food-handler.com/nutrition/healthy-plant-based-eatingtips;
“Vegans and Vegetarians take note... If the sole purpose of your diet is to completely avoid the sacrifice of other species, then you should become breatharians.”
We at PeapodLife have made it a point of posting many articles indicating the consciousness of plants. The latest comes from Business Insider, Researchers Have Found That Plants Know They Are Being Eaten.

In it, Modern Farmer  references a study by the University of Missouri which indicates plants are able to sense when they are being eaten and activate defense mechanisms in an attempt to save themselves.

In the study, audio recordings were made of caterpillars eating Arabidopsis better known as thale cress, a member of the brassica family which includes such plants as broccoli, kale, mustard greens. According to the article, scientists like thale cress because it was the first plant to have its genome sequenced, and they believe they are very familiar with how it works.   

The researchers made other recordings of natural vibrations—such as wind noise—which the plant may encounter in nature.  The purpose being to see if the plant would demonstrate the same response to other naturally occurring vibrations in the same way it reacted to the sound of munching caterpillars.

As it turns out, the thale cress produces mildly toxic mustard oils only when exposed to the rhythms of hungry caterpillars making a meal out of them. The toxins are sent to the leaves by the plant in an effort to make itself less palatable (if not outright poisonous) to the unwanted dinner guests.
"Previous research has investigated how plants respond to acoustic energy, including music. However, our work is the first example of how plants respond to an ecologically relevant vibration. We found that feeding vibrations signal changes in the plant cells' metabolism, creating more defensive chemicals that can repel attacks from caterpillars"said Heidi Appel, senior research scientist in the Division of Plant Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the Bond Life Sciences Center at MU."
Source: Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building: Plants Know When They're Being Eaten and They Don't Appreciate it
Practically speaking, what does this mean to us?

What should feeling plants mean to us?  Earlier, we discussed how plants could sense pain, danger, and now it seems, when they’re being consumed. So what? Why should we care?

It’s all about out our relationship with the world around us and with nature.

A generation ago, most children were raised to “say Grace” before a meal. Why? Why did we do that? In part, it’s to show humility, reverence, respect and give thanks to whatever Force(s) we believe are behind the universe, our planet, and our lives.

On a practical level, it’s to give thanks for the sacrifice of the beings giving their lives in that moment for us. And by recognizing their contribution to ourselves (their bodies literally become our bodies—“we are what we eat”), any ill-intended defense mechanisms will have far less effects on us.

As it happens, many people develop spontaneous allergies to all kinds of foods. Sometimes, to their favourite foods overtime. In retrospect, we guarantee such individuals will find that they consumed such foods unconsciously, mechanically, with little or no regard whatsoever to the spirit of the animal or plant being consumed.

Without such reverence, with only a pure mechanical interaction, there was no superior ray of energy to negate the lower frequency vibrations present in the defense mechanisms of the food being consumed. Once the body “had its fill” of whatever mildly toxic compound it was being exposed to over and over again mechanically, it simply became and developed a corresponding overreaction to even a tiny amount of it.

Being in reverence and awe of Mother Nature is always a good thing, especially when we are taking from her bounty.

PeapodLife Ecosystems are all about elevating our conscious awareness and appreciation for Mother Nature by allowing us to commune with Her in Her highest expression: high-order Rainforest Ecosystems. By becoming more sensitive to, more attentive of, and more appreciative of the life of ecosystems, we become more sensitive, attentive and appreciative of ourselves and others…all beings.

Sensitivity, conscious awareness and appreciation have been accepted practices of inner peace and happiness since the days of ancient mystery schools to modern-day self-help gurus. It’s a path to a healthier, happier mind body spirit connection. Reason enough start living the PeapodLife.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Wake-Up from Consumption
Wake-Up to Your Ecosystem

Image (Screenshot): The Gaia Foundation - Wake Up Call


There’s no getting around it: our modern consumer lifestyle is just that: CONSUMING THE PLANET. Sure, we’d like to avoid it, deny it, sweep it under the rug, remain blissfully ignorant, but the fact remains. We are wilful participants in a modern paradigm of social, ecological and economic exploitation happening on a global scale to an extent never before seen on this planet.

The short animation by Steve Cutts, Wake-Up Call, tells the story better than mere words can…

Video: Wake Up Call

The animation shows how digital technology has not only ushered in a new age of exploitation, it perpetuates that exploitation with completely throwaway design:
  • gadgets with non-removable batteries
  • pre-programmed failure dates
  • engineered obsolescence—parts designed to fail after a certain number of months or years
  • devices rendered “obsolete” one year to the next by “the next iteration”
  • and hundreds other clever tricks and strategies to keep us consuming.


What we love about The Gaia Foundation’s video is that it shows how consumption CONSUMES:
  1. Natural Resources
  2. Human Resources
  3. Consumers

Yes, consumers…us. The more we consume, the more we are consumed. The more we get caught up in the frenzy of the owning the latest and the greatest, the biggest and the best, the more we get swept up in a hurricane of exploitation, just as the poor fellow in the animation.

Don’t think so? Consider some video shot on Black Friday, 2014.

Video: Black Friday Fights 2014

If you can’t see these people are spiralling out of control psychologically in a way exactly as depicted in The Gaia Foundation’s animation, then you are unaware of your own nightmare scenario as a consumer.

Just like in the Animation, YOU CAN WAKE UP.

Video: Advanced Human Habitat

PeapodLife Building Ecosystems & Technology is the antidote to the culture of exploitation we find ourselves being consumed by.


PeapodLife ecosystems are hand-made here in Canada. No exploitation of foreign workers, no disposable anything. All parts and components are designed to be replaceable, repairable, upgradeable, and serviceable. As for the underlying construction, we build ecosystems to last 100 years (maybe more—the technology has only been around 30 years or so). All indications are your ecosystem will outlive you.


Unlike the daily grind chasing gadgets, fashion, media and other forms of disposable consumables, PeapodLife ecosystems are sustainable, ever-changing, ever-adapting generators of pure clean oxygen, beneficial ions, rejuvenating energy and unparalleled natural beauty.  An electromagnetic field of harmony and symbiosis. A space of love.

Our ecosystems are your sanctuary form the world “out there.” If anything, our ecosystems will help you discover the peace and tranquility—the joy and happiness—awaiting you “in here,” within yourself, by clearing your mind and relaxing to the sights and sounds of nature in its highest expression.

Don’t believe us? Just imagine having an ecosystem like this in your home or workplace. You’ll have to use your imagination because videos can’t do nature justice…

Video: Rainforest Ecosystem the antidote for Excessive Consumption


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