Permaculture Cottage ~ Beyond Consumerism…Life after Debt.
Friday…always a good feeling!
The weekend lies ahead and there lies the potential for something happening and all sorts of possibilities.
Many people look forward to going out and many go shopping, as a form of retail therapy!
However, change is happening…and it is good!
This is a time of change.
The Equinox is upon us and the day itself is changing as we enter the descent towards Midwinter.
An equinox occurs twice a year, when the tilt of the Earth’s axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun, the center of the Sun being in the same plane as the Earth’s equator.
The day and night are equal…
Consumerism is slowing down.
People are buying less and are turning more and more towards growing and foraging food.
The social and economic order that is based on the systematic creation and fostering of a desire to purchase goods and services in ever greater amounts has failed us all.
This may appear to be a bad thing to some people, but the Earth has been given a break…the first real break in a very long time.
The flowers at the front gate are beginning to replace the concrete walls, iron gates that are closed and an intercom service that you have to speak into in order just to drive or walk up to the house!
The idea of neighbours and helping one another is slowly catching on…
Today has seen several visitors to Bealtaine Cottage, including a neighbour concerned about ‘Fracking’ and wanting more information.
The times we live in are all about change…
Change is happening and happening fast.
We either embrace the change in our living circumstances, taking time to evaluate our lives, or we continue on as mere consumers, or in the present scenario, unhappy people without the money to keep consuming.
The choice is ours.
Today is the actual Autumn Equinox…the descent towards Midwinter begins…a time to nurture, bake, cook, sew and…rest a bit!
What was it that Bob Dylan sang about…oh yes…
The Times They Are A Changin’
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