I am a Quaker, social networker and anti-fracking activist. The anti-fracking campaign for me began at Barton Moss in Salford in late 2013, when Igas was the first company to drill to test for unconventional extraction of gas known as fracking in the north of England. Other activists formed local groups and in east Lancashire we started Keep East Lancashire Frack Free meeting regularly in Burnley. I later joined activists from the Fylde as a Lancashire Nana in the summer of 2014 when we occupied a field earmarked for fracking by Cuadrilla on Preston New Road.
I have a YouTube channel for interviews and livestreaming – Hilary Whitehead at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGB24MOpYhMGjDjHe1bqltQ
I feel it is important to communicate so that is why I’ve started a blog. The world has been dominated by corporate media and as a society, we are influenced by corporations and now is the time for individuals to share, thanks to the internet, what is important to us as individuals and communities. Our environment has to be protected from the greed of corporations who do NOT care about the planet or the people and have powerful lobbyists in Parliament!
I quote from Dr. Deborah Rozman, the President of Quantum Intech, something I feel we humans have within us which is very powerful:
“Research findings have shown that as we practice heart coherence and radiate love and compassion, our heart generates a coherent electromagnetic wave into the local field environment that facilitates social coherence, whether in the home, workplace, classroom or sitting around a table. As more individuals radiate heart coherence, it builds an energetic field that makes it easier for others to connect with their heart. So, theoretically it is possible that enough people building individual and social coherence could actually contribute to an unfolding global coherence.”
In my earlier adult life I spent many years at the Rajneesh/Osho ashram in Pune, India sitting at the feet of the Master, which has especially since his death in 1990, become a more up-market meditation resort where westerners can find peace and love. The commune was a great experience for people from all backgrounds and countries to come together in a Buddhafield environment and realise our potential as human beings!