An inland port development in Utah has been the subject of multiple studies and countless discussions in and around the Salt Lake City area for more than 40 years. In 2018 the Utah State Legislature considered the establishment of an inland port authority for the first time since the 1990s. During the 2018 legislative session, a bill was passed that established an inland port authority and designated the area in which such an authority would have jurisdiction. After some amendments in a 2018 interim session, the Utah Inland Port Authority and its jurisdictional land boundary was established on 16,147 acres of land in Salt Lake County’s Northwest Quadrant.
The area chosen contains some of the only undeveloped land left in the county. Development here will do harm to air, water, land people and also millions of birds.
Recently, in the 2019 legislative session, the powers of the Utah Inland Port Authority were expanded in a newly troubling way. Now the Port Authority can create project areas and distribution hubs throughout the state, collecting future tax revenue to hand out to developers and others to support development in rural locations. Fossil Fuel exports were specifically mentioned by the sponsor of the legislation, Rep. Frances Gibson, who is also a Port Authority Board member.
The Port Authority Board meets once a month and allows for general public comment, as well as comment on action items. By testifying before the Port Board, community members are creating a public record of concern. You can also register your concerns through written comments. However many people feel their input is ignored as the Authority Board seems to focus more on short term economic growth than a sustainable long term economic growth.
For more details on the issues, please read: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/b237b1_692ad397dcf14df1bdc02778bd144b0e.pdf
Spiritual Activism through mass meditation
Spiritual Activism uses the power of intention in order to influence a current event on an energetic level.
When championing a Cause, the mindset must be altruistic, and the motivating emotion must be positive. Spiritual Activism is an action for the benefit of something, not against something. We hold the intention for a better more conscious and sustainable outcome that favors most and if possible all parties involved. “The ends justify the means” has no place in Spiritual Activism. If our methods are not noble, our results will not be either.
CosmicNation would like to invite you to join a mass meditation for the Utah Inland Port June 15 at 9pm
During the session, you’ll be guided into meditation and we collectively hold the intention for everyone involved in the Utah Inland Port project
Register for this event now!
Does spiritual activism through group meditation work? In 1993 a successful experiment was performed in Washington DC in America to demonstrate the effect of a large group of transcendental meditators on crime levels. Researchers predicted in advance that the calming influence of group meditation practice could reduce violent crime by over 20 percent in Washington, D.C., during an 8-week period in the summer of 1993.
In fact, the findings later showed that the rate of violent crime decreased by 23 percent during the June 7 to July 30 experimental period.
Watch the very inspiring video below from Quantum Physicist John Hagelin: