Climate Craziness of the Week: 'Exhale up to the atmosphere. Love away the carbon dioxide.'

From: “LOVING THE EARTH” reflections on yogaecology, climate change, permaculture and community, the only thing missing is the unicorns (h/t to WUWT reader Hank Veild)

Meditation for Climate Change

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This meditation came to me a week ago in meditation. I often let my consciousness and breath follow my spine up and down. Recently I learned a figure 8 breathing visualization from Kate Sutherland which helps to ground oneself.

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, eyes closed and your attention on your breath. Sitting or lying down works too, but standing is the easiest way to start.

Inhale slowly and bring your awareness to your heart.

Exhale slowly and imagine your breath is traveling the front of your body and entering to the center of the Earth.

Inhale slowly and imagine you are drawing up energy from the center of the Earth, up the back of your body, and into your heart.

Exhale slowly and imagine that your breath is going from your heart up the front of your body as high as it can go – to the stars, heaven, the sun – whatever works for you.

Inhale slowly and imagine you are drawing energy down from the sky, down the back of your body and into your heart.

Continue breathing the same shape. Next time you exhale, imagine your breath is travelling down to the earth, to the reserves of oil and coal and gas. Imagine a protective sheet of shimmering light around them so they stay in the ground. See all the wells and pumps disappear from the reserves.

Inhale slowly and imagine you are drawing energy up from the Earth, into your heart.

Exhale slowly and imagine your breath is going from your heart up towards the sky, to the atmosphere. Visualize that you can see the carbon dioxide molecules (one carbon, 2 oxygen) and you are touching them gently, loving them and letting them transform into oxygen and carbon.

Inhale back to your heart, bringing the carbon atoms with you.

Exhale and imagine you are bringing your breath and the carbon atoms down down to the center of the Earth. Return the carbon. Smoothly pet tight the mines, the drilling holes.

Inhale up to your heart. Exhale up to the atmosphere. Love away the carbon dioxide.

Continue. Use your imagination to add other healing images. Now you are a channel for that change.

Repeat this figure eight as long as feels right – perhaps 5-20 cycles at the beginning. When you are familiar with this practice, 4 or 5 cycles is enough to feel quite grounded. To start, you can trace the figure of eight shape with one hand, as a way to help your awareness move.

When you are finished, you can write down or paint your experiences, or share them here!


“Exhale up to the atmosphere. Love away the carbon dioxide.”

This poor soul must have no clue that human breath contains ~ 40,000 parts per million of carbon dioxide.

Our exhaled breath contains about 4% CO2 That is 40,000 parts per million, or about 100 times the current atmospheric concentration.

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Let’s hope he/she doesn’t “love away the carbon dioxide” to the point of hyperventilation.

 

 

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101 thoughts on “Climate Craziness of the Week: 'Exhale up to the atmosphere. Love away the carbon dioxide.'

  1. I forgot to tell you that we like trees, but not McCarthy”s
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  2. Next time you exhale, imagine your breath is travelling down to the earth, to the reserves of oil and coal and gas. Imagine a protective sheet of shimmering light around them so they stay in the ground. See all the wells and pumps disappear from the reserves.
    Imagine you can remember the gasoline shortage and lines at the gas stations in the 1970’s?

    • If only warmists would settle for meditation like this and leave the rest of us alone. I’m willing to give them credit for good intentions if they’ll be content to fight global warming with their imaginations.

  3. “Recently I learned a figure 8 breathing visualization from Kate Sutherland which helps to ground oneself.”
    ————
    Try visualising Naomi Oreskes during your meditation – then you’ll want to ground yourself whilst holding a live 220VAC mains.

  4. Good lord. Lol.
    Every alarmist should be required to do this so that all the adults can get on with reality.
    Fantastic.

    • It seems to me that he/she may be on to a good thing here. If the temp curve remains flat or (Heaven forbid!) cools a bit, she/he can claim all the credit for Saving Mother Earth from becoming a cinder! Not bad odds.

  5. “Inhale slowly and imagine you are drawing up energy from the center of the Earth, up the back of your body, and into your heart.”
    I did a lot of that back in the 70’s when the price was $10/oz.

  6. “… imagine your breath is travelling down to the earth, to the reserves of oil and coal and gas. Imagine a protective sheet of shimmering light around them so they stay in the ground. See all the wells and pumps disappear from the reserves…”
    “… imagine you are bringing your breath and the carbon atoms down down to the center of the Earth. Return the carbon. Smoothly pet tight the mines, the drilling holes.
    Inhale up to your heart. Exhale up to the atmosphere. Love away the carbon dioxide…”
    Yeah, that’ll work…
    Beyond parody. I wouldn’t know where to start. I’m not often stuck for a song concept but this beats me.

  7. Don’t knock it!
    If we can get them all to do this and leave the rest of us and our “carbon pollution” alone…..

  8. “Inhale back to your heart, bringing the carbon atoms with you… visualize your heart as black as coal, as hard as stone…

  9. Meh. I just shake my head.
    “We live in an era of smart phones and stupid people…. Go figure.”
    ― Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

  10. The author of this guided meditation and blog, while highly entertaining, is pretty harmless…
    He (or she) claims to have been: “Born in families of not-so-long-ago-farmers, and raised at a socialist cooperative kindergarten, I went to see the world and universities and worked as an environmental activist and educator.”
    Being an environmental activist and educator isn’t for everyone though: “Honestly, it was stressful and I missed to sing and dream and be enough.”
    But fortune would shine upon this wayward soul: “One day, I went on a pilgrimage from Sweden to BC, Canada and met my love. Here I seek my dreams about yoga and deep ecology, to be a farmer-poet overfilling with peace.”
    I’m not at all worried about the peace-filled farmer-poets. The politicians are the dangerous ones.

    • Right. So cut he/she off the dole, and tell them to get to their idealic farming.
      Real farming. You know, with plows, shovels, hoes. Lots of sweat. And weeds, and frost, and hail…
      A strong dose of reality would do this poetically dreaming idiot a world of good.

      • Regardless of her naive faith in changing the course of nature with meditation, you are judging someone you don’t even know. She probably does work for her sustenance. Many environmentalists (myself and my family members included) and back-to-the-landers work a hell of a lot harder and more ethically than the deadbeats on the dole who pretend to represent us. We can’t even get those monkeys off our backs when they retire while continuing to suck off the public teat. And don’t get me started on the banksters.
        Thinking of all the people I know who are active environmentalists—from petition gatherers to tree sitters—I can’t think of a single one who doesn’t work for a living. We are teachers, farmers, ranchers, bookkeepers, business owners, lawyers, artists, social workers, electricians, and more, and we care about this world we are leaving to future generations. That’s why we walk the talk and put our time, resources and bodies on the line.
        So stop painting environmentalists as deadbeats. It reflects poorly on what is otherwise an informative web site. I’d like to direct my climate alarmist friends here, but the ignorance sometimes expressed on this site makes me think twice. You won’t change anyone’s mind by accusing them of not knowing how to work. Besides, judging from the number of responses to an article dating from nearly a year ago, a lot of people frequenting this site have way too much time on their hands…

      • Yes, Rud Istavan, but we should keep in mind that some environmentalists are lawyers, artists and teachers and lead very, very busy lives.
        Which in turn keeps us busy, wasting all of this wonderful prefrontal power debunking spurious scientific claims, ridiculous green art and protests, and legal harassment by activists.

  11. “Imagine there’s no carbon
    It’s easy if you try
    No life within us
    Above us, no more sky
    Imagine all the people dropping dead today”
    (Now someone else can do the next verse.8-)

    • “You can say it’s a wasteland
      But it wasn’t always one.
      There was a day there was life here
      But it dies when all the carbon’s gone”

  12. These people are seriously deranged. They actually believe this stuff is true. I had one show me a quartz crystal point, you know the ones, a nicely shaped clear point on one end and mass of tiny misshapen and cloudy crystals at the other end along with the fracture where it was broken from the main mass. This woman pointed out every singe newly formed crystal on that broken end that had “grown” since she started wearing it around her neck. She explained how her energy and the crystal’s energy was healing it and soon both ends would be whole and clear. Yes, she was working on her PHD at UC Santa Barbara in some social “science field” I’ve forgotten.
    These people are in our schools, universities and social service agencies and they are TEACHING people the “truth” about evil man and climate change. Facts and data are useless. We need to keep them AWAY from our children and the ignorant (the press is included in the latter.) True believers are very, very scary people no matter how looney they seem they can do a huge amount of damage to truth and reality.

  13. “Continue breathing the same shape. Next time you exhale, imagine your breath is travelling down to the earth, to the reserves of oil and coal and gas. Imagine a protective sheet of shimmering light around them so they stay in the ground. See all the wells and pumps disappear from the reserves.”
    Cut, cut, cut! New take:
    “Continue breathing the same shape. Next time you exhale, imagine your breath is travelling down to the earth, to the reserves of oil and coal and gas. Imagine a protective shimmering light of exploitation rights hovering in front of your mind. Grab. Drill. Earn. Exhale a grateful 40 000 ppm, see all your competitors’ wells and pumps disappear. Continue. Use your imagination to add other healing images. Go chakra-fracking, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, eyes closed and your attention on your breath. Sitting or lying down works too, but standing is the easiest way to start. Release your inner strength into those porous layers of imprisoned energy, let it flow out and up, out and up. Repeat this figure eight as long as feels right – perhaps 5-20 cycles at the beginning, then adjust according to current gas price. Exhale. Relax. Not all muscles; don’t fart. Visualize that you can see the carbon dioxide molecules (one carbon, 2 oxygen) and you are touching them gently, loving them and letting them transform into tangible dollar bills. Touch lovingly. Exhale.”

  14. LOVING THE EARTH
    reflections on yogaecology, climate change, permaculture and community

    “yogaecology”!?
    May the Force be with your proctologist.

  15. Forget the “of the week” part. This gets my vote for a “Climate Craziness Lifetime Achievement Award.”

  16. Heh! someones out on that CO2 by an order of magnitute. We breathe it in at 400ppm and out at 4000ppm, not 40,000. Even in the hyperventilated atmosphere of a nuclear sub it doesn’t get above 8000ppm.

    • Nope, the OP was right. There is 100 times as much CO2 in the air we exhale. The oxygen going in is about 21%, going out it is about 14-16%, The CO2 going in is about 0.04%, going out it is about 4-5%.

    • In a nuclear sub it DAMN SURE can get above 8000 ppm .
      Been there, done that. It only requires the scrubbers to go down while you can’t go to periscope depth to ventilate.

      • Hope all submariners here take your Vitamin D supplements:
        http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/47157210/effects-prolonged-submersion-bone-strength-metabolism-young-healthy-submariners
        Effects of a Prolonged Submersion on Bone Strength and Metabolism in Young Healthy Submariners
        AUTHOR(S)
        Luria, Tal; Matsliah, Yinnon; Adir, Yochai; Josephy, Noam; Moran, Daniel S.; Evans, Rachel K.; Abramovich, Amir; Eliakim, Alon; Nemet, Dan
        PUB. DATE
        January 2010
        SOURCE
        Calcified Tissue International;Jan2010, Vol. 86 Issue 1, p8
        SOURCE TYPE
        Academic Journal
        DOC. TYPE
        Article
        ABSTRACT
        Submariners taking part in prolonged missions are exposed to environmental factors that may adversely affect bone health. Among these, relatively high levels of CO2, lack of sunlight exposure affecting vitamin D metabolism, limited physical activity, and altered dietary habits. The aims of this study were to examine the effect of a prolonged submersion (30 days) on changes in bone strength using quantitative bone speed of sound and in markers of bone metabolism that include bone turnover (BAP, PINP, TRAP5b, and CTx) and endocrine regulators (serum calcium, PTH, and 25[OH]D) in a group of 32 young healthy male submariners. The prolonged submersion led to increases in body weight and BMI and to a decrease in fitness level. There was a significant decrease in bone strength following the submersion. Speed of sound exhibited continued decline at 4 weeks after return to shore and returned to baseline levels at the 6-month follow-up. There was a significant increase in circulating calcium level. PTH and 25(OH)D levels decreased significantly. Significant decreases were observed in both TRAP5b and CTx levels, markers of bone resorption, as well as in N-terminal propeptide of type I collagen (PINP), a bone formation marker. Prolonged submersion led to a significant decrease in bone strength, accompanied by an overall decrease in bone metabolism. Bone strength was regained only 6 months after return to shore. Prevention and/or rehabilitation programs should be developed following periods of relative disuse even for young submariners. The effects of repeated prolonged submersions on bone health are yet to be determined.

  17. I looked for the sarc tag at the end of the article but you must have accidently left it off. This can’t possibly be real… can it?

  18. The possibilities are endless … just imagine …
    Inhale and slowly imagine that as you draw energy from the earth and the sky you are able to sprout wings.
    As you exhale imagine you are able to start to slowly flap your wings.
    Inhale and imagine you are able to increase the power of your flapping wings, rising above all earthly concerns.
    Exhale and imagine yourself able to fly anywhere you wish to go, as fast as you wish.
    Inhale and imagine yourself coming to a landing at your desired destination.
    … if it’s at work, continue your breathing exercises and imagine yourself working and getting paid for your hard work.
    … if it’s at a store, continue your breathing exercises and imagine yourself placing all your purchases in a single large bag and paying for your purchase with the money you imagined receiving at work.
    With the power of this exercise all your physical needs are met without once leaving the comfort of your home.
    Just imagine.

  19. hey, taxpayers in australia pay ABC to play an hour of similar nonsense from Californian non-profit New Dimensions Radio each week. the latest episode, which links all the civil rights leaders to
    CAGW activism, tragically promises a Part 2 at the end of the broadcast!
    AUDIO: 20 Oct: ABC RN: New Dimensions: Moving From Despair To Hope In Threshold Times: Part 1 with Paul Rogat Loeb
    As Paul Loeb says, “History is not ended, the future is not foreclosed, there are things we can do even if we can’t quite see the path.”
    He encourages us to find what has meaning for us and take a stand. Only when we step up can our efforts ripple out and have an influence on the arc of time towards peace, justice, and sustainability…
    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/newdimensions/moving-from-despair-to-hope-in-threshold-times3a-part-1-with-p/5822562

  20. There is nothing wrong with breathing in. The breathing out part is the detestable one, which loves a heck of a lot of disgusting carbon pollution up into the atmosphere. Now, imagine you could only get rid of that bad habit and keep breathing in and in and in until everything goes dark and peaceful. It is an advanced exercise, which can’t be completed more than once in a lifetime, but never despair, you can make it. As soon as you get at that stage, all your worries cease to exist along with your own self.

  21. Does it hurt to have so little knowledge of the real world? It should. Ignorance should be painful, very painful.

  22. Exhale slowly and imagine that your breath is going from your heart up the front of your body as high as it can go – to the stars, heaven, the sun
    For heaven’s sake girl, do you want to overheat the entire universe with all that CO2 you are directing there?

  23. There’s a much more serious point here. This poor woman has been frightened out of her wits by the lies about AGW.
    She’s been converted — by those liars — from a kind, good-hearted woman into a member of an evil perverted species. She’s been driven into despair and made to feel guilty. There’s no escape for her. She can’t become non-human. So she’s forced into anguish and regret and into living a life of penance, just to feel OK about being alive.
    This is part of the evil those people have done. Naomi Oreskes, Michael Mann, James Hansen, Kevin Trenberth, those lie-mongering NGOs — WWF, UCS, Greenpeace, and all the rest. And including the willfully prejudiced reportage. They have corroded away the inner happiness of good-hearted people. The more sensitive the victim, the worse the effect.
    Feel sorry for that poor woman. She deserves your comfort. She’s been violently psychologically violated. Violated by completely hard-hearted unrepentant evil-minded villains.

    • Hey Pat! You make an excellent point. I have had friends caught up in the CAGW meme set, and had one tell me how he despaired of mankind’s survival and could no longer sleep at night. If their mania were confined to themselves, it would be bad enough — but we need to remember that their mania compels them to control YOU and ME and everyone else in the world. The CAGW belief calls for the aggressive use of force to prevent YOU from living outside of conformity to THEIR rules. These people are not content with “we agree to disagree.” They demand that the entire planet convert to their religion.

  24. You have to understand, these people are Canadians (sorry out there).
    The woo is deep and blessed above the 49th latitude. Below not so much.
    May be caused by over exposure to geomagnetic storms and cosmic rays.

  25. “Exhale slowly and imagine your breath is going from your heart up towards the sky, to the atmosphere. Visualize that you can see the carbon dioxide molecules (one carbon, 2 oxygen) and you are touching them gently, loving them and letting them transform into oxygen and carbon.”

    You laugh now–but not so much when the Keeling Curve turns down!

  26. I hesitate to point out….There was a generation which never blushed to borrow any tradition from any where in the world, strip all of the commitments, disciplines, meanings, and duties (or shamelessly replace them), and keep the fluffy breathing exercises and the appearances.
    Hippies always could pour any meaning into any text or practice they wanted.
    To illustrate. An anecdote. I visited the largest used book store in Oregon. I went to the religion section for several reasons. I decided to get the Amitabha Buddhist texts, if possible. There was a very large Pure Land section, with hundreds of books. When I asked, there was not one copy of the text itself; just important glosses in one book, which the very informed person in charge of that area happen to know of. Otherwise, I would have went begging.
    This generation thinks it knows what other religions teach, but I submit that all anyone has read for 5 decades are Boomer descriptions, full of distortions and modern expectations. You say well that it is craziness. Just look how shameless and manipulative it really is – but it has been regular fare for decades. And I have seen the Green manipulative populism in the rest of our folk beliefs also. Boomers are doing it to Zarathustrianism and Christianity. Laugh, but this is nothing new.

  27. Upthread someone said these people are in our schools. I work and live in NE Oregon. No one of that description works here and I can swear on the Bible! The only one that comes close to even looking like a light-headed yoga princess is actually a gun-toten momma who can shoot the eye out of dear from quite a long distance!

  28. “. . . the only thing missing is the unicorns . . .”
    I feel compelled to object on behalf of unicorns everywhere. No self-respecting unicorn would consider associating with such a silly activity.
    Besides, as everyone should know, unicorns breath in carbon dioxide and exhale oxygen. Their declining populations I’ve already posited as the cause for the increase in CO2 concentrations world wide.
    I’ve submitted my research grant application already to several esteemed research institutes.
    Stay tuned.
    ’tis a fact.

  29. As a legal aid attorney, I have talked with a lot of people who are mentally unbalanced. None of them have been as loony as this meditation/yoga queen.

  30. ‘Recently I learned a figure 8 breathing visualization from Kate Sutherland which helps to ground oneself.’
    Relative of the ‘Flying Nun’?

  31. Probably would work a lot better if you stand naked inside a pentagram, wear copper bracelets, and finger your quartz crystals.
    Doncha’ know fer crissake?

  32. The terrifying thing is that they believe this crap…and even worse they can vote and cause other damage to society by the things they do

  33. Thank you all very much I have not had such a good laugh in a while and I think I’m with this comment.
    H.R. October 21, 2014 at 2:25 pm
    Forget the “of the week” part. This gets my vote for a “Climate Craziness Lifetime Achievement Award.”
    Keep ’em coming.
    James Bull

  34. May be a problem here. A human being breathes out, on average, 800 grams of CO2 a day.
    Before 1900 population was around 1 billion. Today we have passed 7.3 billion.
    Don’t tell the greenies or they might get excited.

  35. It’s scientifically illiterate.
    It’s easy to mock.
    But it isn’t doing any harm. Let her be.
    It isn’t preventing economic growth and causing poverty. It isn’t restricting anyone’s freedoms.
    So let her be free to be silly in our eyes if she wants t be.
    These comments aren’t very respectful.

  36. I think she might be on to something on how to make the world a better safer place.
    To prove this we need to gather 100 or so of the biggest alarmist eco loons and put them in a nice compact room. To make sure the experiment is not contaminated by the exhalations of any skeptics that might be lurking around, the room should be nice and air tight.
    They should then be locked away for a few hours to make sure the ‘cosmic’ message is getting through properly. They then should be told they can do there deep breathing and meditation to their hearts content and we will make sure that no one can enter or leave or disturb them in any way and I am sure that when we subsequently open the doors, the world indeed will be a better place!
    Alan

  37. Yeh, looks like he came up with Reiku for Gaia.
    That Reiku works is to stretch the meaning of the word “works”.

  38. Now inhale slowly and imagine you are drawing energy up from the Earth, into your heart.
    Now imagine yourself standing in a mall during the Christmas season, and as you exhale, imagine the CO2 being transformed into bullets, and direct them towards the Santa Clauses.
    Now imagine all the goods on the shelves magically transformed into the carbon from whence they came, and direct that carbon deep into the earth. Remember to do it with love.

    • “These people may be harmless in most respects, but remember, they vote!”
      And I shudder to think that they do.

  39. I tried it, “believe” me……. for the “love” and all that…. many times…but when I reached at this point:
    “Continue. Use your imagination to add other healing images. Now you are a channel for that change.Continue.” –
    -could not fail but “see” Mann and Ward in straightjackets running blindly followed by a group of other blinds, heading as I can recall toward the Grand Canyon at full speed, all shouting and screaming about all the burning heat they could feel on their stiff necks. Ah…. and AL.G was keeping them all in some kind of “controlled” chaos when at it, handing his book all around.
    I am sorry that is all about me healing images……hopefully these guys do not attempt a heroic fly-over the Canyon…hopefully not turning the healing images in to nightmarish ones. 🙂
    Sorry but could not resist, only a joke. 🙂
    cheers

  40. This would be the intellectual version of the Walking Dead? They only want to eat us for their own good…

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