This morning I had a lot of "aha's" which if I shared would be lost in the translation. But, the essence of it all began as I was walking this morning and felt really angry that I can't feed myself without buying into a system I do not believe in or want to support.
This earth and nature provide everything we need to sustain ourselves regardless of our politics, religion, beliefs, or preferences - but we do not have the right in almost everywhere in the US to feed ourselves without first submitting to a set of rules not given by God or Nature, but by man's need to control both.
True freedom is the ability to make a choice and live with its consequence. Not by the minds of men, but the laws of God or this Universe. But the collective fear of responsibility or consequence has led us to create laws that were meant to keep us safe, but really only have enslaved us.
No where is this more evident than in our food. We are being poisoned and slowly killed as the quality of our food diminishes and is perverted by global corporations focused on profit and control.
We are denied access to what is wild. We are confined to water that is toxic. We are limited to rules about how we use the land and its resources as defined by the state.
Money and not the willingness to work hard and take care of ourselves is the means of control. You have to have money to buy your food freedom and that is not what this world was meant to be.
Then I turned the computer on and found examples of both the problem and the solution.
The problem: Town denies individuals the right to grow food because they don't like the way it "looks."
The solution: Town turn itself into an edible community.
Where do you stand? For freedom or for control?
There is this helplessness so many of us feel - my self included - because it is hard to both want Freedom and to make the choices to have it. It takes money. And how we get that money seems to be the means by which we are controlled.
I don't have the answers, but I do know they will come. Money is not the problem. My willingness to stand for what I believe in is really the bigger issue.
So it is really me asking my self, where do I stand?
Welcome to my Journey!
I'm inviting you to join me on my journey as I seek to find a new way of being in an old set of systems. It's hard, but worth it!