I stopped owning a car in 2003. Do the math. I’m just fine having adapted to a whole new life on foot. Walking is so efficient, one is astounded at how the whole world changes from the perspective of a free, liberated Human being walking, talking and living above ground breathing real air. Once you also remove the screen and look into the three-dimensional continuum before your eyes and open your ears to the mockingbird and the sparrows, perhaps you, too will become part of the eternal song. Inside each and every one of us, there is a connection to the eternal divine nature. To regain access to this treasure, we must divest from petroleum’s stranglehold on our collective psyche.
As a species, we have amazing powers especially when we come together. Where I am, there is a Riverside where we shall all gather by and by to share this new way to approach life. When we walk, we assert our own terms and affirm our sovereignty. Once we step out of the car, we can interact with each other without the limitations and restrictions imposed by the absurdity of burning fossils and serving large metallic jails that box us in and separate us from our Creator. When we stop paying attention to corporate propaganda, we regain control of our own lives and become capable again of original thought. When we meet face to face, we will begin to see eye to eye and these wars could eventually end. Who knew?
Liberation begins at the feet and ends in the mind. Those in “power” use mass media to coerce us into doing everything on their terms. They flaunt their presumptuous wealth and material power to subjugate us to their technology and their system of “supply and demand” which makes no real sense. They pit us against each other and cause us to live in fear, suspicion, ignorance and doubt. That’s how they get their power and profit from the complacency of the unwary. Through their contrivances, the whole world is under a “spell” to keep feeding the Beast. The dependence upon cars and televisions is all in the mind. We don’t need either one. We need each other!
As the song says, “We are spirits in the material world” and it’s pretty silly to put ourselves into a system that removes our liberty and sovereignty by creating artificial scarcity and hyper-dependence upon fossil-based lifestyles. With some help from above, I was freed from their trap. Find your feet and you too will be liberated. Find a friend in Jesus and walk as He walked. Wake up to walking, Brothers and Sisters! Meet me down by the riverside.
We are body, mind and spirit,
We are flesh and blood and breath
That’s the trinity that makes us
And guards us until death.
And the Father of the three
Is the Life that circumscribes
Every river, seed and tree,
Every star and all our tribes.
Before Europeans, The Mississippi Basin was home to hundreds of tribes of stone age people living in relative harmony with the land and each other. With no concept of ownership, no idea about property rights, no notion of state, no high-tech agriculture, no aerial photography…
…they understood the importance of stream confluences on a spiritual level. Continue reading
Joseph Campbell in Monomyth: The Hero’s Journey describes a set of principles that every hero embraces to get ready for his or her adventure into the unknown. He asserts that the act of being born into this world is a heroic act in itself that we all experience when we leave our mother’s womb. As we grow, we develop courage and personal responsibility so that we can face whatever trials, temptations or nemesis we were destined, designed or otherwise bound to face. Once we achieve the victory, we return to the “ordinary” world to bestow the “boon” to others who have not yet embarked on their journey. We’re ALL heroes!
Once you die to self and acknowledge someone bigger is part of you, you are resurrected as part of that someone, thus “arrive” in your final immortal form. As he says, “What is sad about that?”
From my friend’s blog:
“There is no hierarchy of people!”
She was talking about her doctor, an oncologist describing how cool it would be if she and her husband could just have him and his wife as regular friends without the doctor-patient relationship overriding the personal one. Caroline is as much of a “regular” gal as any, and having followed her honest simple writing style for a good while, I have easily concluded that if I were to meet her in “real life” she would be a total delight. Her writing is candid, complete and very well composed. Don’t take my word for it. Just click and see the whole context of her heart, mind and soul that she pours into the stream each time she posts. The point, though:
“…there is something even more important than the here and now! Something far greater than community! There are friends. Higher, in another circle is family, and in another greater realm is the body of Christ!”
Now what is she talking about? What can be greater than the principle building block of civilization itself, community? We all know what a circle of friends is, but what is this “realm” of which she brings up here and in other posts? To answer these questions, we’ll have to turn to a very controversial book, the New Testament.
There… That should filter out about 40% of the Internet… <to be continued…>
As proof of how long we’ve been thinking along these lines, A Working Prototype reveals:
The physical infrastructure of public utility is currently susceptible to much abuse and waste. Electricity, communications, water, natural gas, transportation fuel and many other aspects of physical infrastructure have long been managed by the existing bureaucratic elements through social conditioning. Corporate marketing and governmental control have played a major role in making people feel powerless in the struggle for economic justice and sustainability. The vicious circle of consumption and imposed billing has presented a model of subjugation to the populace. Reversing this trend is a necessary task of the new ecological paradigm that we propose to institute. The same model that we used for governance is translated to the physical form described in the following table.
|soil, water, sunlight
||local public utility (specific instance of the village infrastructure)
||food, energy, shelter, etc
|local integrated service grid
||the village infrastructure applied to localized communities
||transmission of local resources between communities to a larger bio-region
|the aggregation of local ecologies to larger bio-regional areas
||the confederation of bio-regions and producer communities
||the gross national product derived from the aggregation of bio-regions
Shifting from a consumer culture to a producer culture will require social conditioning which is very stringent and pervasive. This process is inevitable and an intentional schematic for doing so will greatly ease the pain of the process. Everyone knows that solar energy and other ecological forms for extracting resources from our natural environment cannot and should not be metered or abused. The moral adjunct of economics and ecology is a planetary mandate which we all have received from our logical collective consciousness.
That is from an eBook we started in 2001. Since then, social media, eco-village thinking, regenerative agriculture, permaculture and free, libre and open source software production and distribution have grown enormously, but so have the commercial consumerism-based Internet ploys, schemes and exploits. The OzoneFarm Experiment is far from complete.
See ecological economics for further proof that the idea is pervasive, logical and inevitable.