Wake up & save our planet

With this book I want to shake people up to help and do everything to repair the enormous damage we have caused to ourselves and to nature.

I wonder how it is possible that humanity is technically so brilliant to fly to the moon and at the same time destroy our own source of life mother earth, which gives us, everything, what we need, in such a way that the earth at high speed heats up.

Almost daily we are confronted with all kinds of new alarming messages:

  • The warming up occurs much faster than we thought (and by that the danger of rising sea levels also increases).
  • The insects die quickly and that endangers our food supply, etc.

It always strikes me that these major global problems are mentioned, but that they fail to demonstrate the mutual connection and to provide plural adequate solutions. That is very frustrating and it makes people anxious and despondent.  A new word has even emerged: “climate stress”.

In my book i do not only nominate the problems, but i also give from an integral holistic perspective real practicable solutions, that help to make our planet healthy again, so that our children also have a livable future.

Marianna Farfalla

This is a message of hope

it is a wake-up-call
to change our life-style
in a positive direction

1. Introduction

We are facing the biggest and most exciting challenge in the history of mankind:
When will we finally realize that we need to make a profound change in order to control this ticking time bomb scenario of a climate crisis that threatens our existence, and the financial crises by which increasingly more people are duped?

If the answer is ‘Yes’ we can turn the tide together, and create a splendid future.
If the answer is ‘No’, we will end up as the most foolish generation that ever lived on earth. Because even though we were being warned repeatedly, we clearly have been blind to the signs.

What we need right now – more than ever – is a revolution of the consciousness we have to reconnect our heads to our hearts and develop our intuitive intelligence, the wisdom of our hearts, to wisely use our technology.

First of all we have to understand that the underlying cause of all global problems, including the dramatic climate crisis and the credit crunch is a crisis of values.
In the industrial countries, we educated our children with the wrong materialistic concepts, like egoism, greed, competition and the importance of outward appearance. We should teach them the right universal values, like self-knowledge, sincere communication, mindfulness and compassion (these values should be also taught in schools!)

All life on earth is operated by an universal intelligence.
This all-embracing intelligence ensures that animals follow their instincts and people their intuition. Birds instinctively respond to a signal that they must fly south before the winter is coming. Without that signal they would freeze to death. Just like animals we experience these instinctive signals as well, but we call it intuition. Without intuitive signals people will die an early death as well.
Only in humans this process takes longer than in animals. Human beings become ill first, because they do a lot of things that damage their health, such as overeating or eating an unhealthy diet, smoking, using drugs, drinking too much alcohol and working too hard.

2. Our unhealthy lifestyle creates diseases of affluence

We have developed an unhealthy lifestyle with too much tension and stress, and an unhealthy diet consisting of too much sugar, refined white flour and saturated fats.
This lifestyle causes a whole range of so-called diseases of affluence like cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity. The costs for health-care increase worldwide, and become too expensive.

There is one effective way to limit these costs: knowledge of healthy food and respect for nature must become part of the school curriculum.

A healthy life is a daily joy

If you start eating in a wholesome, unprocessed, organic way and start exercising consciously and focused, your condition will improve, your energy level will raise and you will automatically lose weight.

A healthy biological diet contains of several kinds of whole wheat grains, pulse, a small amount of organic meat, fish and soy products (including tofu) on a regular basis. Eat lots of fresh vegetables and fruit, (especially blueberries) nuts and seeds (especially linseed). Drink a lot of water and green tea.

Eat no sugar, or as little sugar as possible. Use malt syrup, stevia or pure honey or maple syrup to replace sugar.

Avoid fatal fats and use vital fats

The Dutch company called Witsenburg with its own brand ‘Omega & More’, states that trans-fats and saturated fats are extremely unhealthy and polyunsaturated fatty acids, like fish-oil (omega 3) and evening primrose or borage oil (omega 6) add to our health in a very positive way. Finally use biological olive-oil!
This company recommends us to deep-fry as little as possible and to replace the oil wherever we can.

The effective results from naturopathic remedies

If you become ill, always first look for natural remedies like phytotherapy, homeopathy, gemmotherapy etc. And don’t forget valuable treatment methods like acupuncture and the impressive bioresonance therapy. There are no negative side-effects.

My thirty years experience have made me very enthusiast about the results. Besides helping myself I was also able to help my friends, and even my pets with it.

3. The beneficial effect of mindfulness

Master your mind! Reveal your sub-personalities

Until the moment we truly know ourselves, we find ourselves in the unpleasant position of being a passenger in our own car of life (or worse, being trapped in the trunk) while our sub-personalities are taking turns driving it.

Hal Stone and Sidra Winkelman wrote a very valuable book Embracing Ourselves. They very clearly describe the situation most of us are in, within the current society.

The development of our sub-personalities

Each and every baby comes into this world with its own genetic make-up and a special, unique essence. Stone & Winkelman call this the essence level of the newborn.
I would rather call it the level of the True Self. For the next 21 years: certain behavior is being rewarded other behavior punished.

During this process we gradually loose contact with our True Self and our natural joy, creativity, and our precious intuition. We start developing all kinds of sub-personalities in order to survive in our complex, industrialized society. The four heavy weights are the pusher, the critic, the perfectionist and the pleaser. Finally we become servants of market laws our minds rule and we don’t have enough connection with our hearts.

You will discover that each step out of the world of your sub-personalities (and observe them and their behavior from a distance) is a step into the world of your True Self. In other words; the more you liberate yourself from the identification with your sub-personalities, the more you will experience your True Self.

Meditation is a very powerful and effective way to get to know your True self. The self that you were born with. It helps you to fully direct your attention inward. This deactivates your common thinking patterns and opens your intuitive channel, allowing you to connect to your inner being in addition, meditation has a very positive impact on your body and mind.

I have thoughts but I am not my thoughts. My thoughts come and go while I will always continue to exist. Therefore, from this moment on I choose to have positive thoughts in order to contribute to the quality of my life.

As soon as you understand this principle, you can start working with it. You can follow your own flow of thought and change this flow as soon as it starts to turn into a negative one. This is called ‘positive affirmation’. By saying STOP, you can interrupt the negative thought and turn it into a positive one.
Positive thinking has a positive impact on your health; it releases endorphins which help to reinforce your immune system.

The importance of heart-mind-connection

The word mindfulness is actually – if you take it literally – an incomplete word. A person is in harmony and well balanced when he/she is both mindful and heartful. I see everywhere in the world a lack of heartfulness as a result of the increasing commercialization.

4. Men and women have the right to meaningful work

Women had to fight for their rights and today they are emotionally and rationally developed, which provide them with an advantage over men, who in general just cling to their rational development. However, this advantage also involves a major risk. As long as the situation remains the same, women are being increasingly overburdened since they also have jobs outside their homes, while their husbands are not willing or unable to contribute to housework sufficiently because of their fulltime jobs.

I do want to encourage men to pay attention to a proper caring and emotional development. What’s more, it is tragic how all these rational men lost contact with their pure intuition, and no longer feel that our current materialistic way of life damages humanity and our environment.

I advocate a system where men and women are both able to work part-time (3/4-time), allowing them to also raise their children and carry out housework together, with duties shared equally.

Fortunately, I also notice a growing new group of men. Men with a more developed emotional side who want to spend as much time with their family as they possibly can and men who are aware of the current dangers we are facing, which made them decide to become sustainable entrepreneurs. In my eyes, this is a very positive development.
I am absolutely convinced of the fact that we can only create a better world if men as much as possible open their hearts and become more sensible and have more respect and appreciation for women.
Credit where credit is due! It’s about time women receive the respect they deserve and the equal salary for their work.

To these women I would like to say: “don’t let your self-respect depend on men but respect yourself!

5. The dangers of current large scale agriculture & cattle breeding

About the threat of pesticides:
We are poisoning our environment in such a way that an increasing number of bees are dying right now, and yet of course we need them for the pollination of our food.
There are strong indications that the biggest culprit among the insecticides is the group containing neonicotinoids. Bees are weakened and disorientated by the poison, and can’t find their way back to their hives.

All the insecticides that contain neonicotinoids should be banned immediately to avoid a future food disaster.

Also the dubious Roundup of the producer “Monsanto” should be banned because it contains glyphosate. It destroys the biodiversity because it kills also the plants in surroundings. There are alternative remedies like Raptol and Ultima of the producer “Ecostyle”. More info: www.ecostyle.nl

In Holland and big parts of Germany, 75% of all insects disappeared already and this has a dramatic effect on the birds.

In the book ‘Demain la Terre’ by Yannick Monget, about the effects of global warming, we read:
“Fertilizers that farmers scatter frequently on their land are dangerous: only 10 percent of these substances are being absorbed by the plants. The remaining 90 percent is left in the environment, and turned into extremely toxic chemical compounds (nitric acid, nitrogen oxide and nitrate) that poisons surface water”.

At the moment the lion’s share of EU subsidies goes to intensive farming companies. Yet the demand for organic products keeps growing nonetheless. This subsidy policy is wrong and should be re-evaluated, making less subsidy funds available for intensive farming and more for their organic alternatives instead.
Not only would this be better for our health, since organic food contains the most micronutrients, but also for the welfare of animals, for our environment and for food safety.

Finally, reducing the amount of meat we consume also helps decrease global warming since the faces of such a large amount of farm animals produces large amounts of methane which contribute to global warming.
Industrial livestock production increases the risk of developing all kind of diseases.

6. The worldwide danger of antibiotic resistance

Another alarming situation is the excessive long-term use of antibiotics in the live- stock industry, and over-the-counter sales of these products, for example in India.

We are left with very few effective antibiotics to fight resistant bacteria. If we carry on like this we will turn back to medieval circumstances. We should take action swiftly, globally!
We need to change our policies: antibiotics should only be used to control extremely harmful, life-threatening bacterial infections.
Effective natural remedies for viral infections exist, like echinacea, propolis and colloidal silver.
In countries like Russia, Ukraine and Georgia, they developed an effective method to kill harmful bacteria by means of bacteriophages. A bacteriophage is a tiny virus that enters into the bacteries dna and kills it.

7. The climate crisis is our greatest threat

There is an enormous lack of awareness of the dangers of climate change among large sections of the population.

Powerful lobbies of certain multinational companies, banks and investment trust funds have been causing the greatest part of the damage. They have huge interests because of their exorbitant profits. So now it is reasonable they pay a proportional CO2-tax!

How many natural disasters do we need before mankind wakes up and starts to live responsibly?
When will we finally realize that we should respect and protect our planet’s ecological infrastructure, because it is the foundation of our existence!!!

Now we have to learn to protect what is left of nature and we have to give mother earth a chance to recover from the incredible damage done by us.

This will involve a financial investment. However, if we stay as neglectful as we are now, the price will be so much higher.
People, wake up! Change your lifestyle and put pressure on the government to take the necessary measures.

8. We have to protect our oceans and precious coral reefs

About 75% of the earth is made up of seas and oceans but we seriously polluted this magical, magnificent underwater world.

Research done by Tara Oceans revealed that large parts of our oceans contain high levels of plastic particles. This is damaging for algae, sea plants and marine animals, and finally also for humanity.
Fact is that marine life, especially plankton, helps us fight CO2 emission by absorbing it, and produces 50% of our oxygen through the photosynthesis process.
The enormous ‘plastic soup’ and the rising temperature of the water, as a result of global warming, slows down this process and reduces the oxygen level.

According to the latest survey by the world wildlife fund half of the fish population and other sea creatures has already disappeared.
There should be a ban on overfishing with mega fish trawlers and fishing methods like trawling that destroy bottom life, or worse damaging the coral reefs with dynamite.

9. We have to protect our precious rainforests

The documentary ‘The Borneo Case’ shows there is an international network of holdings, offshore-bank accounts, etc. With an annual turnover of 30 billion to support the corrupt rainforest-destruction-industry.
This disgusting destruction has to be stopped!

We have to make sure the destruction of the rainforest to create palmoil-plantations will stop because they are an essential part of our ecological infrastructure and they contain valuable medical plants and what’s more, they convert carbon dioxide into oxygen which reduces the co2 emission.

Consumers should decide to buy wood and paper with the FSC label, and avoid products containing palm oil.
Moreover they should change over to green banks.

10. We have to look for a smart energy mix

Priority number one is that we should make more use of renewable energy, and we should find alternatives for petrol and diesel. The production of electrical cars should be promoted by means of subsidization.

We have to look for a clever combination of alternative energy sources such as nuclear fusion, hydrogen, earth-warmth, wind, solar energy, etc.
These renewable energy sources will at first supplement but in the long term replace fossil fuels. This involves all kinds of energy consumption: in transport and logistics, and industrial and domestic use.

There are promising sustainable inventions, like the ‘Dutch Blue Energy-project’ (energy derived from salt and fresh water). These kind of inventions will have a positiv effect on our future-economy and employment.

11. The revolution of the sustainable-circular economy

In the inspiring book ‘Cradle-to-cradle’, written by Michael Braungart & William Mc Donough, we are encouraged to design our products in such an intelligent way that all materials can be reused and won’t go to waste.

There are more and more big companies and even multi-nationals who feel a need to make a transition from linear to circular economy and to save our climate.

Thank goodness we see everywhere in the world a growing awareness of sustainable living. This is very hopeful for the future! But still a lot of evil takes place and that can only be eliminated when as much as possible people wake up and are going to help to save our planet!

Together we can break the power of the mighty lobbies and force them to change their policy.

Take good care of yourself & our children.

Don’t buy anymore harmful products because there is sufficient evidence that all kind of chemicals (including pesticides, cleaning products and even parabens in cosmetic creams) are damaging our health and dangerous for unborn babies.

My advice is simple & efficient:

Eat biological and use only natural products for your corporal care & for your house and garden.

In this book I give many examples of courageous people who work with heart
and soul to create a better world, like Linda Leonard with her plead for less consuming in the documentary ‘The story of our stuff, and the heroic Vadana Shiva who advocates ecological farming in India.

And today you can decide to join us!

Contributing to a better world is the most meaningful and
fulfilling work in the world!

Awareness → Insight → Conscious action
are the keys to create a healthy, happy life

Organic food, sustainable production, consuming less and a more equitable distribution of wealth are all vital elements to provide us with
the radiant health sustainable happiness and peace that we are all longing for.

In my book ‘Wake up & save our planet’ I tell you more about all these subjects –broad based- on research and personal experience.

Reviews book

“This book can contribute to the consciousness that our world instead of moving in the direction of destruction, still can be saved if we open our eyes for the real problems.
A marvellous book for all people who have the power to create change, but also for average citizens. With great courage Marianna shows in a holistic way the real important, ‘burning’ problems of this world, that remain covered by those in power, and she makes clear, in a comprehensive way, that everything is causal connected with each other.
In spite of the gravity of the actual situation, she encourages the reader and invites everybody to devote one’s energy to create a better world and appeals to everyone’s personal responsibility to chose the right way.
A very conscious, mature book that offers a clear view on the causes of our global problems and gives hope by means of wake-up-call to undertake action before it is too late!”

Dagmar Wald

“This book offers you a way out of the global crisis. It provides you with world-wide research results regarding the food and lifestyle that keeps you healthy and slim, and universal wisdom regarding the conditions for profound happiness. It shows you solutions for our present problems and how we can built a susainable circular economy together.”

Peter H.

Dear Marianna, thank you for your book, wake up and save our planet. In it you not only give us information about the causes and why of the global environmental problems in an easy way to understand, but also suggest the steps to take to stop the climate change and have a better life in harmony with yourself and with everything that surrounds us.

Thank you for your great work and devotion to spread and inspire us creating conscience.

Monica Reyes

When I first started reading Marianna Farfalla’s book, it struck me that her work deeply combines deep insight’s about self-destructed human behavior with an extremely well documented and positive “manual” of how to change ourselves and the world around us. I am impressed by her translation of (scientific) research into daily, feasible actions and changes. An excellent read, strongly recommended!

Anne Malsy-Mink

Biography Marianna Farfalla

Marianna dreamed of a career as an actress but her father prevented this and she became her an infant school teacher. She worked for five years at a Montessori school with a class of 40 children and was invited to lead a school for 3 year olds. In the meantime she had a 3 year old son, Cyril, who came to her class.

One day Marianna was ready for a new challenge and decided to delve into the adult human nature. She decided to study andragogy (a cross between psychology, sociology and philosophy) at the University of Amsterdam.
In her first year, of study, she asked interesting questions during the lectures and attracted the attention of her sociology teacher who ensured that she was allowed to give lectures at social academies.

In those years, Marianna was also very active in the Dolle Mina (women’s liberation) movement with major actions such as “Rely on the Women”. Later she also took part in the team that launched the first Dutch-woman-consultant Meta van Beek.
At the same time, she founded a theater group and travelled throughout the country with a play about the men-women relationship. IT WAS A GREAT TIME!

In the meantime Marianna had a full-time job in higher professional education that would last for twelve and a half years.
She had already become quite society-critical and wanted to discuss this with the students, but that was not appreciated by the strict Catholic management. She was forced to give ‘tight’ lectures and halved her teaching hours. With that she took a financial risk, but luckily she was offered all kinds of other work such as an Open-school project in the Bijlmer prison and training in social skills for the police and the Criminal Investigation.

In addition to all that work, Marianna and her boyfriend had started the project: “Living in nature”.
She had a very traumatic childhood and always sought her comfort in nature and with her animals. They had bought an old hunting lodge in a forest that needed to be completely renovated. The intention was to become self-sufficient.
Marianna created an organic vegetable garden and wine was made from elderflower and elderberries. She enjoyed cooking on an antique wood stove.
In addition, she attended drawing and painting courses at the Free Academy and opened a Gallery for female artists.

Meanwhile, Marianna had another dream: she wanted to become a psychotherapist for women. She had worked hard for many years on solving her own childhood traumas through gestalt-therapy, path-work, yoga and meditations.

She started the Psycho-synthesis study. One of the Italian founders Roberto Assagioli came to teach himself. Then she went to study psychopathology in Utrecht, because women were referred to her with serious problems.
She became a therapist at “De Maan” in Amsterdam and organized weekend training for women (a mix of
gestalt-therapy and assertivety training).

Marianna could have sustained this for years, but there were two breaking points: first, her son got juvenile diabetes with serious health problems when he was 8 years old. Medical mistakes were made and she travelled all over country to get the best medical help so that Cyril stabilized, but then Marianna was hit by a burn-out.
She began to delve into natural medicine and thanks to the ingenious Bio-resonance therapy, Lyme disease (caused by a tick bite) was diagnosed and cured.

A turning point came in her life, Marianna decided to become a writer and wrote two books about health and happiness. She received a lot of media attention and articles appeared in newspapers and magazines and the crown on her work was a large television interview and a letter of thanks from the Minister of Health.

She came in contact with Ruud Nieuwenhuis, director of the Orthomolecular Nutrition Consultancy, with whom she was going to collaborate to launch a press release about a healthy lifestyle.

Finally, Marianna realized a dream she had cherished for years: A HOUSE IN TOSCANA. Although she spoke only two words of Italian “cappuccino and Chianti”, she found a rental house within two days in the beautiful Tuscan coastal area and finally her current dream house.
In Toscana she translated the essence of her books into Italian and made the documentary “Blueprint for a better world” (Health and Happiness in your own hands), which became a huge success and can be seen on the internet for free.

Because Marianna is very concerned about the state of the world, in particular the climate crises and the destruction of nature, she wrote the book: “Wake up & save our planet”, that is for sale in Dutch book stores and as an E-book available on Amazon.
She considers it her mission to provide all knowledge about healthy food and mindfulness and to give practical advice for a sustainable, ecological lifestyle.

The documentary Health & Happinnes in your own hands

In this documentary  Marianna combines the Universal wisdom about what makes us happy and worldwide research about what makes us healthy and slim, with the aim to help you free yourself step by step from our conditioned self and your subsequent stressful, unhealthy lifestyle. This will enable you to reconnect with your True Self, a centre of infinite creative consciousness.

Consciousness is the key that opens the door to liberation. You need to be liberated from all negative behavioural patterns that are harmful and limiting. And by using your creative power through positive thinking and visualization you can create a better future for yourself and your fellow humans.

Part 1: Living from your own source of happiness

In this part Marianna explains that we are all born with the ability to be happy, our inner source of happiness. Unfortunately we are cut off from this source, and we are told time and again that we can only be happy if we earn as much money as we possibly can. Marianna discusses how you can get in touch with our source of happiness again, and become self-aware and self-confident. We learn how to deal with negative behavioural patterns. And we learn how positive thinking and creative visualization can help us achieve our dreams.

Part 2: Loving relationships

We do not learn how to properly love ourselves and others because we put great value on outward appearances. Advertising bombards us with absurd ideal images that cause us to get a negative self-image. Partners no longer have time for each other; parents are too busy to be proper guides for their children. In this part Marianna shows how you can tackle all of these social requirements and deal with yourself and your family members in a positive and loving way again, making your home a safe haven where you can be your True Self.

Part 3: A healthy way of living

Our modern lives are characterized by an unhealthy and stressful lifestyle. More and more people resort to alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. We eat too much of the wrong foods (too much sugar and saturated fats), and use sleeping pills and antidepressants.

In this part Marianna maps out the damage. Before the Industrial Revolution Western diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, hypoglycaemia, and systemic candidiasis hardly ever occurred.

Marianna shows by use of global research how you can stay healthy, slim and energetic throughout your life. She explains the importance of balancing a diet of organic food and supplements to prevent geriatric conditions with an especially composed exercise programme. Marianna is an advocate of integral holistic medicine, and she takes you to a specialized health clinic.

Part 4: Serious global problems and the solution

We are suffering more and more from the effects of the climate crisis, financial crisis, and expressions of religious delusion. Global power lies in the hands of banks and multinationals.

Humanity needs to make a choice:

Either we all go down together because of our greed, personal gain of power and money, and abusing and exploiting the environment or we can create a better world based on solidarity and honest distribution of goods, while developing a sustainable production system.

According to Marianna we need a revolution of awareness, connecting people’s minds and hearts, stop pointless wars, and take action and defy world powers by becoming as self-reliant as we can be, for example by making our buildings carbon neutral.

The DVDs are available on www.bol.com and on www.amazon.uk , (de and it).

If you also worry about global problems too, and you are dedicated to creating a better world, visit my web site www.blueprintforabetterworld.com.

Here you will find interesting articles. If you go to www.blueprintforabetterworld.com/video.htm

You will find a compilation of my documentary ‘Health and Happiness in Your Own Hands’. If you share my views, please spread this information to as many people as possible through social media like Twitter, Face book, etc.

Reviews documentary

Blueprint for a better world, health and happiness in our own hands.

Rabbi Mordechal-Lazar, head of the monastery ‘The holy church of Nativity’ in Jerusalem: Message from Israel. ‘Blueprint for a better world’ is very inspiring and educational, and made with good intentions and knowledge. It’s very good! Thank you.

Josephine Wall, artist from England: Your ideas and hope for the world are admirable and I support you 100%.

Reverend Dominic Egbe from Nigeria (Holy Church of God – Lagos): You inspire me with ‘Blueprint for a better world’. It is the best documentary ever made. Thank you very much and may God bless you.

Karimi Azar on behalf of a group of women in Iran: Thank you for the hope you bring into our lives with your documentary. Thanks for all the work and loving care you carried out into a world where many people are no longer involved. I hope people realize that the world will only get better when as many people as possible join forces.

Gianfranco Serafini director of a health clinic in Italy: Marianna is a great speaker who really knows how to get to people. I am sure that with this documentary she will help many people and I am proud to have been part of this valuable project.

Eddy Roos (artist) and Maria v.d. Louw (yoga teacher): When we watched your documentary, we were very moved. What a great view on politics. You offer a real solution to world problems. If this was put into practice, the world would look better. Beautiful, very beautiful!

Albert Bronk, journalist and life coach: It’s a great documentary, super. I enjoyed it. It was even better than I expected.

Mariska Vroom, manager drugstore: I admire Marianna and her commitment to nature. I thought it was a fantastic documentary and love that she raises this issue.

Nahid Karimi, assistant chemist: When I saw this impressive documentary, I felt that I should do something. It gave me a lot of positive energy. That’s why I posted parts of it on my Face book and I received many positive responses from Iran, such as my sisters.

Karen Ooms, nurse: I think your documentary is very inspirational and educational. You have given a lot of care and attention to it and everything comes straight from your heart. Many thanks and lots of respect for you.


If you feel touched by my wake-up call, please pass it on to other people! 

With kindest regards from Marianna Farfalla – e-mail: save.ourplanet@outlook.it