reply to post by Greensage
Hey GreenSage, it sounds like we are cut from the same cloth in many ways, wish you were closer we could definitely be friends I would think.
First, I have been living like you suggest for some time now, but did get a ''regular'' job so that keeping my home would not be such a chore,,,
yet,,, still is..lol,, but I work for it because I do love my home here,, and my thought was that if I was going to be within the Matrix,,, system,,,
I want to be in this city.... but if I go totally against any hope that the system can be reformed,,,, I need to find my ''cabin in the
Option two,,, the cabin in the woods is evidently needed it seems.
I am a survivalist,,, and after losing my corporate job,, I did as you have suggested and made my own path,,, which I still have in the works,,, all
in the effort to detach from the system. So,, for going on 8 years or so,, I have kept what I have by having one foot in both worlds so to speak. All
the while knowing I would at some point be forced by the system to choose and leave one behind. I now know it is this home In the System that will
but for you,,a few pictures here to show a few of the reasons I have fought so hard to keep my piece of the American dream.
This is my backyard labyrinth where I do my walking meditations
Here is some of my Garden,, which includes apple, peach, fig, mulberry, wild plum trees, grapevines, blueberry bushes and a host of Medicinal Herbs I
was taught to use by my RootDr Grandmother,, plus the regular garden, compost etc
and I don't think I will give up the Paganism,,, it is who I am,,,
and this is my Church,,, nature in my yard,, and a fully functional medicine wheel / sacred circle that is use mostly by myself,,, sometime with local
Plus,,, I have my life long collection of over 20,000 books,, which at one time I was going to use as a startup for a bookstore idea I had,,,,, but
didn't have the capital,,, and banks were not loaning to the likes of me.
they are hard for me to ditch,,, being a bookworm type and bibliophile,,,
Then is the fact I don't think of this home as just a house,,, I believe in connecting to the Genius Loci,,, and Have done so with this land,,
No pesticides for over 12 years here,,, much love and work with the Deva, plant allies,,, dirt beneath my feet talking to the Genius Loci who is
battered by '''Development" of the Matrix/system we live in today.
I want to be off grid,,, thought I could do it here in the City to show others there is another way to live,
So,,, don't have Central heat/air,,,, have detached myself from as much as possible and still my home is more that just a house,,, even has a
name,,,, to acknowledge its own 'Life'.
I agree with so much of what you say,,,
I have thought of the Nomad life,,, and as a survivalist,,, could do that if needed,,, or want,,,,
right now,,, weighing options I guess
I Love North Carolina,,, even if we are backward sometimes politically and otherwise,,, so if I am staying in America,,, the Green of NC is most
desirable for myself,,, but have looked elsewhere and will continue to search the elusive cabin in the woods idea,,,
problem is ,,,
like so many
I am Broke and a Slave to the System if I stay here,,,,
so,,, All you say registers neatly into what I do believe
Thanks again,,,, Hope to talk more