Divesting, Digesting…

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My Chinese Herbs

I have been in a dialogue within and without regarding divesting my ExxonMobil shares. I even dared to send an email to my extended family, informing of them of my situation and my desire to come clean. A cousin responded, “If you sell, they will just buy them back and sell them to someone else!” This got me thinking and I did a little research. I came across a really good website called GoFossilFree that has lots of information about divesting and even provides support and guidance for starting a divestment campaign at your school or organization. Check it out here.

And this morning I visited my CHinese doctor about my troublesome gallbladder. After two weeks of taking his powerful herbs my digestion is much better. He said my body is responding well and gave me a stronger formula. It’s all about cleansing the liver so it can digest and detoxify and clearing out stagnation. Ain’t that a coincidence!

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Cleaning up within and without.

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Exxon Mobil tar sands spill in Arkansas. May 2013.

Today I begin in earnest to prepare for my pipeline pilgrimage which begins with the Healing Walk at the Alberta Tar Sands on July 6. A friend sent me an article about the tar sands walk that awakened me to a fact I had somehow missed. Syncrude, the big company extracting the crude oil from the tar sands, is actually owned and operated by ExxonMobile. A quick google search revealed a torrent of distressing stories including a very recent Exxon tar sands spill in Arkansas. The more I look, the more sick I feel. Though I have been giving shares away since I inherited a bunch from my Dad, I still own almost 700 shares of ExxonMobile stock. Ugh. How can I, in good conscience, participate in this pilgrimage knowing I am benefiting from the company responsible for the destruction? What is the best, most effective, course of action? Is this all somehow related to the current health challenges I face within?  How can I personally clean up and come clean? This blog is my first step. Thanks for joining me.  Click here to read the article about the Healing Walk. Or click here to support the pilgrimage with your financial contribution.