Definition of Desertification
Desertification, also called desertization, the process by which natural or human causes reduce the biological productivity of drylands (arid and semiarid lands). Declines in productivity may be the result of climate change, deforestation, overgrazing, poverty, political instability, unsustainable irrigation practices, or combinations of these factors. The concept does not refer to the physical expansion of existing deserts but rather to the various processes that threaten all dryland ecosystems, including deserts as well as grasslands and scrublands.
Hour of Enlightenment
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The Main Event
Enjoy today’s main event YouTube. I think Denise Ramon did an excellent job, as always. I love how gentle and natural she is. Check her out HERE.
Here’s Allan Savory’s Ted Talk on the subject: https://youtu.be/fM2gpSG43wI
The Channeling Erik Event
I’m so excited about Tammy De Mirza’s event this weekend at my home. It’s not to late to sign up. All you have to do is click on the event button on the righthand sidebar of the CE blog’s homepage. She wrote a little something for you guys to share that even the teacher needs healing. We’re all human, after all. Here’s her message to you:
The Teacher is Being Prepared for The Healing Workshop with Tammy De Mirza – The Freedom Alchemist ™
Hello everyone, this message is to those of you who have signed up or are considering signing up for the Healing Workshop with me this coming weekend in Houston, in the home of Elisa Medhus. I will be sharing the truths about why we go through pain and suffering and what we do about it, how the body reveals what is stuck in the emotional realm and how you can heal yourself. There will be laughter, tears, moving conversations, truths given so that you will not walk away confused about how this works or what game we are playing here in this life and how to overcome whatever symptoms/dilemmas you are facing, whether you are in physical or emotional pain.
If you sign up for this workshop, I want you to know that whether or not you attend remotely, or in person, you will be given a one time opportunity to work with me personally for a discounted rate only for those who sign up and that all sessions are recorded so for those of you who cannot attend in person, you will be given a recording of the entire event, whether you can attend all sessions on-line during the workshop or not and can use this material in the future. For those of you who attend, the recordings will serve as reminders and give you ample time to take notes and further the healings you have heard in person. The premium spots are filled, but the in person and remote viewing spots are still plentiful. Come and join us and learn and laugh and change your life! You can sign up by going to the following website at: channelingerik.com and find the link to the workshop.
I am writing today to say that I knew when Elisa and I designed this workshop just for you, that for me personally it was “game on” for me being as clear of a guide/intercessor for you as I can in the moment and that if there was something within me that would thwart my ability to be more whole in presenting the truth, that it would come forward. This is a law for those of us who put ourselves in these positions and I embrace it and know it is part of the process. This has happened and I will share with you more fully in detail what happened and how I worked through it. Suffice to say that the preparations for me being the catalyst in your life and speaking the truth with a new sense of responsibility and knowingness is being completed days before the workshop begins. I’m doing the work and you will receive the benefits as me being a clearer conduit for you.
To show you the rewards of hearing these messages and practicing them, read the testimonial from a mentoring client named Laura who shared with me yesterday: “Tammy, I woke with a headache on Friday morning. When we were out hiking I realized I was mired in worry over my son in law’s drinking. I went through the forgiveness experience you led me through last Monday with Seth and his family. By the end of our hike my headache had faded away and didn’t return! We spent the day with them yesterday and had a wonderful day! Thank you again!” – Laura, TN
Come and learn how you can begin healing your own life in this workshop. It is not just about physical healings, it is about what the inside/within/shadow work is revealing. What the unconscious is conspiring to share with you so that you can get free!
I look forward to seeing what God has in store for all of us and know that He is already diligently working on you because you have made this commitment, as I have committed to you.
I only have love for you – Tammy www.tammydemirza.com
Elisa: Hello Denise, how are you doing?
Denise: Doing well, how are you?
Elisa: Good! Sorry, my hair’s wet, I just took a bath, but TMI! Anyway, hello Erik, how are you? I love you?
Erik: Hi Mumma, I love you! You smell good!
Elisa: Oh, now that’s a change! All right, thank you! Thank you.
Erik: I love that fresh smell.
Elisa: I’m not a fan of all your smells though!
Elisa: No, I love them, keep sending, I do not care. Today we’re going to have a very short session about desertification somebody brought this up to me that the deserts are growing and growing because of global warming or other things and there’s this Ted Talk that I will hopefully remember to include in the description box by Allan Savory and he talks about how it exists and how we can remedy it. It has to do with grazing or something but I didn’t watch the whole thing but anyway Erik, is there desertification going on? Is very fertile land slowly being change to desert?
Erik: Yes, that is a very accurate statement. It’s not just one thing, it’s multiple things.
Elisa: Causing it you mean?
Denise: I’m sorry?
Elisa: You mean causing it?
Erik: It’s how you’re caring for the environment is what is causing it, you know the desert part is very much needed.
Denise: Here in the U.S and in other parts of the world because that balances out the parts that aren’t desert that get a lot of rain and stuff like that and the cold.
Elisa: How does it balance it? In what way?
Denise: He’s showing me the Earth is like a bunch of veins and the Earth is getting what it needs from the desert, the warmth and the coolness and the dryness as the places that are the wet, they pull on from the desert but the desert pulls on from the wetness or cold or the tropical climates.
Erik: Things grow in the desert. Things grow in the bitter cold but it balances.
Denise: He’s showing me those old medical scales.
Elisa: Oh yeah.
Erik: It balances, it keeps things in balance.
Denise: But when you start, he’s showing me chiseling away at everything, and I feel like he’s talking about when we start chopping down acres and acres of trees and shrubs and stuff, and he’s also showing me with fires and everything like that, that starts to create an imbalance.
Elisa: Well, what’s wrong with Mother Earth, wouldn’t be happy with just a beautiful, lush green tropical paradise every where? We would not have world hunger then.
Erik: The world hunger really isn’t because of the desert.
Erik: That’s a whole other issue. Things do and can survive in the desert.
Denise: But when you ask about Mother Earth and the planet, wouldn’t it survive and just want a more tropical environment.
Erik: That just wouldn’t be balanced, because not everybody wants that. Not everybody wants that type of environment.
Denise: He’s showing me, how it just makes a full circle when you have those different climates.
Erik: But the desert is growing.
Elisa: How fast is it growing? Is it growing at an alarming rate? Slow rate? What point will we be only desert? Oh, that would be awful, we would be dead.
Erik: For you people it looks like it’s growing slow because some people for known about this.
Denise: He makes me feel like a lot of people have known about this for decades and centuries and stuff if things kept going the way they were going and some people just think it’s going to be not a big deal thing but it is chiseling away a little bit at a time.
Elisa: I care about what you think Erik, is it going a slow rate, a moderate rate, or?
Erik: I would say more of a moderate rate, it’s not a slow rate because things have started to speed up. You know just like you can tell time feels faster, it is at a moderate rate, it is not as slow as people think and that’s why there’s a lot of stuff going on in this world is to bring attention to it. You have to be responsible.
Erik: You don’t think about the consequences of when you tear things down.
Denise: And when he’s saying that he’s showing me wildlife, you know like the trees, the plant life and stuff like that, we just mow it down because it all comes back to money.
Elisa: Yeah. So, what’s causing it, Erik, you said that it was happening, at a you know increased rate from slow to moderate, what is the main trigger for that increase in rate?
Denise: He’s showing me a lot of the destruction is because of the wars that are going on even in other countries, people talk about, and he’s not dismissing or disrespecting anyone, you know people talk about our loved ones dying and being injured and what it does to them.
Erik: What it does to them, magnify that 100 times more what it’s doing to the planet.
Elisa: Oh gosh! Well at this current rate, when will the Earth be all desert?
Erik: Well, Mom.
Elisa: Oh, enough desert that it can not sustain life, including human life. I’m sure it doesn’t have to be completely covered with desert for us to all die off.
Erik: Gaia, Mother Earth, Spirit, whatever you call it, just isn’t going allow it to destroy it like that, you may think that you are or people protest and say that you are and you are to an extent but you’re not going to do it to where the Earth no longer exists.
Denise: When will this happen to where it just finally, they just say enough is enough? I don’t feel like, I feel like it’s much farther down the road but when he says that I feel like we will feel it, even you and I will feel it. Even though we may be long gone and crossed over on the other side, some how we’re going to feel it. I just feel like, I don’t know if we’re going to.
Erik: You’ll see the effects of it.
Elisa: Oh yeah. Yeah, well that’s said.
Erik: There’s a lot of people on the other side that are working very diligently with you over on that side to kind of like bring awareness to you.
Elisa: Well that’s good! So, this Allan Savory is he correct, of course that it does exist but also in his approach to solving it? Or is there a better way?
Erik: He’s a very smart man.
Elisa: Yeah it seems like it.
Erik: He’s very smart.
Denise: I don’t even know who he is, but that doesn’t mean anything, I haven’t heard of everybody.
Elisa: Well no, I just recently heard of him a blog member tipped me off.
Erik: He’s a very brilliant man.
Denise: I feel like his intelligence is guiding his intuitiveness but when Erik shows me how it’s his intelligence that is helping him to decipher his intuitiveness.
Erik: He’s very intuitive.
Denies: He may not be one of those talks with people from the other side but he’s very connected.
Erik: Rock solid to the Earth.
Elisa: Okay, so well that’s good.
Denise: Is he a scientist?
Elisa: Yeah, I’m pretty sure, but I know enough to fit in a thimble and it will still float, but you know I haven’t had time to research him. Is he right? Is his approach as far the solution is concerned the best solution? Or is there a better or equally as good a way?
Erik: This is such a big subject, and when I say subject, I don’t want to say problem because when you say problem, people go into panic mode.
Erik: Start building bunkers and stuff like that.
Elisa: And then you attract it.
Erik: Yes. It does the exact opposite of what you are wanting. He’s not the one all, with the only answer but he definitely is a spring board as a reference of where to go and what to do.
Elisa: Okay. So, his solution is not perfect, is what you’re saying right? But it’s a spring board for other to jump in and tweak his plan is that what you are saying?
Denise: But he’s telling me that other people have good solutions too because there’s not just one solution. I don’t know what his solution is.
Erik: His solution is perfect for him and people that believe in that because of how they believe and how they feel they can make that work and create significant changes and differences.
Elisa: Okay, before we go on to the solutions, and we’re going to make this a short video so, Erik if you could just give me a quick list of what the causes are, man-made or otherwise, of this desertification.
Erik: The main thing is fear, you have such a fear of being without, so because you have such a fear of being without and that is just with anything and everything.
Denise: He’s showing me there are other alternatives to fuel, there are other alternatives on how to, when he says fuel he keeps showing me the rain forest, I don’t know what, he keeps showing me that, trees and I know it’s the rain forest he keeps showing me because it’s very tropical and stuff about chopping down thousands of acres over there, he’s telling me.
Elisa: Are they doing that for farmland or drilling or what?
Denise: They do it for money, they’re not doing it for farm land and what they do, when they’re doing that, he’s telling me, they’re causing the habitat, the animals and the creatures and stuff to go seek homes elsewhere.
Erik: Then there’s other plants that stop growing, there’s a lot of plant life in there that, you know this.
Denise: I feel like other people have done videos on this, where there are plant life in the rain forest where they have cures for diseases and stuff like that but we keep, we cut down those trees for all kinds of products because it’s cheaper, in what we can do and there is a lot of them, and we just can not grow that back fast enough.
Erik: Over in Alaska and Antarctica and over in there, the drilling that you’re doing, that vibration, do you think that that’s not hurting the planet in some ways? It’s like if as if you were sitting on that drill all day, it would upset your organs.
Elisa: Like Mother Earth is in the dentist chair, all day long, all night long.
Elisa: So, Erik you’re talking about the fear being without, is it like people fear not having, not making a bunch of money.
Elisa: (inaudible 16:23), so they got to (16:26), so that they can make products or services or whatever.
Denise: Well we’re trying to find things that (lost audio 16:39).
Elisa: Say that again.
Denise: We’re trying to find products on how to make products cheaper, but sell it for a lot more, and I feel like he’s talking about fuel, paper products, he keeps showing me, we use some of those natural products to make synthetic products, to make medicine, for fuel and that but we buy it as such a low rate, like we buy it for 10 cents but we sell it for 10 dollars, but it’s fear, it’s like we have to have a lot.
Erik: This is also tied into, and you’re going to know this, this is tied to the elite people, that has been talked about.
Elisa: All right, so anything else that’s causing this moderately expansion of deserts? We got chopping down rainforests and other you know lush.
Erik: For you people you can take responsibility with how you treat the planet, how you treat Mother Earth and what you do, about showing your respect to the planet also, there’s a lot that you can do.
Elisa: (inaudible 18:10) solutions though, really is there anything else that is contributing to this phenomenon?
Erik: It’s the synthetic products that you put into the planet.
Elisa: Oh, okay.
Denise: The synthetic products and when he says that I’m like, like what do you mean? And I feel like the emissions in our car, those type of products, the things we bury.
Erik: That’s a big thing, the things you put in the landfills, that’s why it’s so important, if you would all recycle, that would make a huge difference, there is like 2% of the U.S population recycles.
Elisa: Whoa! All right so.
Denise: I’m asking him, Erik is that really true?
Erik: Yeah about 2%.
Elisa: Wow, is there any natural climate fluctuation and change of the climate, I mean maybe for millions of years there has been a growth and a shrinkage, growth and shrinkage of deserts as a natural cycle.
Erik: Everybody should plant a tree.
Elisa: Milankovitch cycles, my smarty-pants Lukas says.
Erik: Everybody should plant a tree.
Elisa: Should do what?
Denise: Plant a tree.
Elisa: But is part of it not, Erik, you’re not answering my questions. Is part of it the Milankovitch cycle, the natural change, cyclical changes in weather and topography or deserts?
Erik: Some. You can’t take away the responsibility.
Elisa: Oh, no! You can’t do anything about that anyway.
Denise: Yeah you can’t take away the responsibility of what the human race is doing.
Elisa: All right so, let’s talk about what we can do to stop the rate of desertification, now as a collective, should we mandate, no more chopping down, you know what should we do, (inaudible 20:28)
Erik: You can mandate no more chopping down trees because there are people that are lobbying and protesting and what you call tree huggers.
Denise: He’s showing me chained up to trees and stuff.
Erik: But something easier with less resistance is everybody go plant a tree.
Erik: You don’t have to have a big tree.
Denise: He’s showing me a little tree, you just go plant it somewhere, it doesn’t have to be in your yard, it can be you know at a park or something, just go plant a tree.
Erik: If you get a little tree you only have to dig a hole this deep. Plant a tree. If half the U.S population would plant a tree it would make a huge difference.
Elisa: Well how can we reclaim some of the lost lush lands that have now turned into desert, what can we do about that? I mean, plant trees and plants there, then you have to irrigate it and you know.
Denise: What he’s showing me is that we plant trees or brushes or something like that where we live, that’s in our environment that’s native to where ever we live in doing that, it helps to shift the direction of the climate.
Elisa: Okay, oh really? Okay what other things can we do?
Erik: Recycle (audio cuts out)
Erik: When they are out boating, they just throw things overboard and they’re not mindful. If everybody would just do 1% of their part, it would make a huge difference.
Elisa: Absolutely! In this Encyclopedia Britannica they say that this is caused by climate change, deforestation, over grazing, poverty, political instability, yeah you were talking about in these war-torn areas, I can’t understand, unsustainable irrigation practices, just a combination of all those things that are threatening all dry land eco-systems, so.
Erik: When you plant these trees.
Erik: That changes the climate.
Elisa: That’s cool.
Denise: He’s telling me how when you plant these trees, and that’s why this is so serious about the rain forests or other places where they have a lot of trees, because when you remove all those trees it shifts the directions and then the rains don’t come there anymore.
Elisa: Oh wow!
Erik: When you’re planting all these trees, the climate, Mother Nature, is all hearing, I’m here, the trees we are here and then water comes this way.
Elisa: Oh good, because drought is a big part to play you know as well.
Denise: And drought is but the drought comes from you know some places are known for their drought and have been for a long time but then you know he’s showing me like how in California is known for drought, parts of it, and then when they get it, they have these mud slides, land slides.
Elisa: I read that 80% of the rain water just goes right to the ocean, so I mean that’s got to contribute to their desertification too.
Denise: Well, because they don’t have (overtalking)
Elisa: Preserving rain water.
Erik: They don’t have a lot of the vegetation to capture it, and also, you’re talking about centuries of erosion too.
Elisa: Oh yeah.
Erik: Because if you look at older maps, California was further out than what it is.
Elisa: Okay. Okay well that’s all I have to ask, Erik do you want to add anything else at all before we close?
Erik: No, but this is a really good topic because this is something that’s on everybody’s minds and not too many people want to discuss it because they get so afraid.
Elisa: I know. Yeah. Here in this article, I’m seeing that salt traps which involve the creation of so called void layers of gravel and sand at certain depths in the soil prevent salts from reaching the surface of the soil so that it can’t sustain life and of course irrigation improvements, putting certain crops that will prevent soil erosion, crop rotation, rotational grazing, which is the process limiting the grazing pressure of livestock in a given area, so I just move them to new places so that vegetation can regrow. Terracing, so you don’t get the run off, it slows down the pace of run off, wind breaks, contour bunding or contour bundling it says in parenthesis which involves placement of lines of stone along the natural rises of landscape and of course contour forming, dune stabilization, charcoal conversion improvements, which includes the use of steel or mud kilns or high pressure blah, blah, blah to press the wood and other plant residue into briquettes, I don’t know what that would do but anyway, we’ll learn more about it. So, thank you so much for this, Erik, I love you. You guys check out Denise at deniseramon.com and Denise thank you very much.
Denise: Thank you.
Erik: I love you Mom.
Denise: He’s just hugging you tight, hugging your neck real tight.
Elisa: All right, I’m going to stop this recording and I’m going to start it again and we’ll have a very brief another thing-a-jigger.
Featured image courtesy of DownToEarth.