Truth Against the World

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Earth Moving

I've got a lot of opinions about the world.  Opinions about what is real and what is propaganda in service of the Matrix.  Opinions about spiritual matters and meaning, about the best way to raise children, how a hole is best dug and what a good beer should taste like.  Opinions are like assholes in this world full of them.  So, due to my particularly cranky, old jaded man like attitude towards the state of affairs in the world, I've decided to just start being the change as an MO.  So expect more pictures and videos in the future...and probably less opinion about the world.  Less social criticism...more doing as William Hunter Duncan has recently propounded. 

So I dug that swale out and then it rained.

I know I sound like an idiot, but I can assure you that I am no idiot.  When I moved to this property in February of 2012, all that you see in the above two videos, at least in the fenced in section, was nothing more than bermuda grass, dandelions, and wild garlic that was all cut on the lowest setting with a riding lawn mower.  I have grown lots of food, and I have imported loooooots of free biomass.  The system is maturing all around.  I'm growing soil and capturing rain water and sun energy.  It's beautiful.

I'd say, outside of being here everyday for my family, the best part about dropping out of the Matrix is the ability to live my life how it is supposed to be lived.  My wife told me the other day that she had read a blog written by a hospice nurse about the most common regrets that patients on their death beds have.  The most common was regret for not having the courage to live their lives on their own terms, and not due to the worlds social and programmed expectations.  That is what I'm doing.  I'm living my life based on my moral north, my bliss, doing what I'm meant to do.  My wife and I are fulfilling our purposes together, with children, and it's the most beautiful thing I've ever participated in. 

I ask you, dear reader, what is an hour of your life worth in dollar figures?  Not just one hour, but an endless precession of hours, until they end that is, upon your death.  What is that hour, just before you die, worth?  Personally I am incapable of putting a dollar amount on even my last second, much less hour.  This is where you must put meaning into perspective.  I've met the reaper in person, up close and personal.  I know his inevitability, and the hubris created between his inevitability and our pride and selfishness.  The irony is that the most selfless thing you could possibly do is to undergo your own self actualization.  Because it's true that you cannot possibly expect to be loved if you can't even love yourself.

I believe the job that we all must do, for the world, for our children, and for ourselves, is to fulfill our purposes.  Not to blindly follow the programming that tells us that a job is the highest good.  Make your own damn job, and that job is to do what you are called to do, and not what you are paid to do.  The money will come, as if by magic, and you might find that the Stones were right, you'll get what you need.  Do not be afraid to live your life for your highest purpose.  After all, there is a high probability...if you live your life on the terms of others, that you will regret it on your death bed. 


Aphrodite Photography Inc. said...

Here's a link to that article I shared about the hospice nurse:

Dig that hole, baby ;)

William Hunter Duncan said...

You should dig with less force, more grace. LOL

Seriously, nice set up. Looking joyward to seeing the garden in full flower.

Where are you on fruit/nut shrubs and trees?


uncle bob said...

Hey LD, or is that chewbacca? Wish I still had enough hair to pul off the hippy look lol.

swale pond looks good, Im guessing you dont line it or cover it with plastic so that you plant trees alongside and the water soaks into the roots? Frogs and ducks might even come.

I think I need to take a leaf from you and whd on more doing and less moaning too. Im going to put updates on the SUN site.

I reckon theres more connection between growing healthy food and deathbeds than just regrets. When you SEE all the chemical residue that runs from the manure and pesticides/herbicides into creeks and into rivers that then recycles into irrigation and city water supply, you really appreciate the value of clean water like rainwater.
My neice died of a brain tumour 8 yrs old, now her mum, my sister has a cancer, hopefully they can remove. All the meats, fruit and veg in the supermarkets are full of poison right through, what youre doing there to produce healhy food is about the only way to avoid it.

Luciddreams said...

still thinking about the trees and shrubs, which ones and what not. I'm thinking about placing a tree in each earth mound and then guilding around each one. The main shape of the garden is a tribann, and it's evolved around that theme, but I've never had any idea what I was doing really, other than building soil. When I started I was still an annual gardener. Obviously I've transitioned to a perennial ecological designer ;0)

The design has simply been mostly a spiritual design, but like any good bullshitter I can make a good case for how I designed from pattern to details. The pattern, a tribann, the details...the question you just asked.

I'll be puttin' chestnuts in as soon as I find the appropriate variety and figure out the best way to proceed. I also know I want apples and peaches as well as chestnuts, hazelnuts, cherries, elderberry, and mulberry.

I'm trying not to get into any hurry. My next big project is going to be a rocket mass heater for the gypsy house as well as a new coup for a meat bird flock. I'm also going to focus on growing as much chicken forage as possible in an attempt to get 100% self sufficient where the birds are concerned. As far as I know, nobody has figured that out, at least not in the homestead permaculture world. I've made a lot of progress towards that goal by just letting the natural weeds grow to create a perfect chicken habitat. I should do a blog on just the chicken side of things.

I'll be doing another photoblog, possibly today, on pit composting.

Luciddreams said...

"a new coup for a meat bird flock" lol, the meat birds are going to take over the egg birds...

Luciddreams said...

yeah UB, what I'm doing is required for me to maintain optimism. The antidote to our poisonous world. I'm trying to create a refuge, a whole system biofilter, a protective and magical force field for my sons to continue to generate cancer free bodies. The Matrix is destroying everything. The sooner we all start taking that reality seriously the better IMO. Nothing is more important than creating healthy ecological designs, if for no other reason than to show the Earth that there is some hope for our species, and please don't shake us off like flees. Hopefully Carlin was wrong, and the Earth wants more out of us than Styrofoam.