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Towards Collapse…

Bee friendly hedge at Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture 003Sitting here on this very cold and stormy day, writing as the day that is fast descending into a windy evening. 

Old church pew at Bealtaine Cottage PermacultureMuch of what I have written about over the past two years has come to pass.

The banks are in their death throes and are now preparing to take money out of people’s private accounts.

I refer, of course, to Cyprus and what is unfolding there.

Cyprus is a test zone…it will be a template for what these despicable bankers want to do everywhere!

winter sunrise at Bealtaine Cottage permaculture gardens Our governments, who we relied upon, to pass legislation, that would protect the bees and stop their decline through the use of certain pesticides, have ignored the will of the people and bowed to the demands of the corporations.

stained glass wheel of life at bealtaine Cottage permaculture gardensThe decline of the bees will continue, except in the pockets of protection we afford them.

I count the three acres of biodiversity, created here at Bealtaine Cottage, as one of them.

bee on Pumpkin flower at Bealtaine Cottage It is up to us now to boycott Garden centres that sell this putrid poison!

Old Irish dresser at Bealtaine Cottage The price of food is soaring.

Bealtaine Cottage kitchenThe commodities brokers, who have serious gambling addictions, are now gambling on the very food that people are relying upon to stay healthy and in some cases, alive!

clock on the mantlepiece at Bealtaine CottageShort term governance, based on an economic model, which is itself based on infinite economic growth, continues to create mayhem.

Old Rowan tree at Bealtaine CottageDid no-one in government, with all their overpaid consultants, ever cotton onto the fact that resources are dwindling and the planet is the same size as it ever was and will not be expanding any time soon?

Daffodils at Bealtaine CottageIf ever, in the course of a life, there was a time to plant food and learn a craft, build a pantry and invest one’s money in one’s life, it is now.

Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture wood burning stoveThe night is drawing in…a metaphor perhaps for what is happening around us…but as with the dark, comes the light and I look forward to a brilliant dawn tomorrow and a dishevelled, but calm garden.

I shake my fist at the lot of them and continue to plant!

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16 years of Goddess Permaculture through the Bealtaine Project at Bealtaine Cottage, West of Ireland. Colette O'Neill is a writer, photographer, environmentalist and teacher who has devoted the past 16 years to turning 3 acres of derelict land into a woodland sanctuary for all life, planting over 1,100 trees in the process. Colette posts prolifically across Social Media, encouraging planting of trees and regeneration of Mother Earth. Her life energy is now devoted to the Great Goddess, Mother Earth!

13 thoughts on “Towards Collapse…

  1. I shake my fist along with you too. I think we are in for some very big changes and those that are prepared for the storm ahead will fair far better than those with their heads in the sand. Here’s to a bright new future..eventually! One where people finally wake up and realise what is truly important and start to make life changes to enable them to be far more free from the state than ever before x

  2. I get so downhearted by the acts of our various governments against Mother Earth and those of us who care about her and all of the creatures who depend on her. Your posts help, knowing that there are others who value Her all across the globe. I do hope the light will come soon, before it’s too late.

    1. As a woman, I’m a pragmatist…so will just continue doing the best I can for Mother Earth. There are many like me and you…there is increasing hope!
      Bright Blessings from all at Bealtaine Cottage
      Colx

  3. Very wise words my friend. The more self-sufficient one can be, the better. Hope to be able to realize my dream in a few years from now and have enough to share with others. That is what life is all about. Hugs, Marco

  4. Here here!! I believe there is a shift in consciousness upon us and those who open up to this will find themselves being drawn to growing their own food and the like. And the old energy is just kicking up it’s heels as it finds the door. I’m for showing it the way out!
    Love, Micki

  5. Colette,
    Many thanks for the outstanding blog. The 10 things that people need to do are spot on. I did send you the latest in GMO’s here in the states. People are awaking and getting ready.
    My best to you and yours
    Carole

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