Posted in Books, Cats, Current Affairs, Earth, Garden, Inspiration, Permaculture, Trees

There is an Eden…

bealtaine cottage posterThere is an Eden…we stand upon it.

Our potential to change the environment we inhabit is boundless.

permaculture gardens at Bealtaine CottageIf we started today and worked hard for all the changes we want to see, the possible transformation is beyond our wildest dreams.

bealtaine cottage pathsWhether we have land or not, what we are capable of implementing, in terms of creating Eden, is only limited by two things…our imagination and our ability to use our energy. entrance to bealtaine“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”
Arundhati Roy

missy in the kitchen by the stoveThis is my favourite slice of text written by Arundhati.

I have mentioned it before, but, personally, never tire of contemplating her wise words…

“Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness – and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we’re being brainwashed to believe.

The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling – their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability.

Remember this: We be many and they be few. They need us more than we need them.

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”
Arundhati Roy, War Talk

fracking posterWe create Heaven, or allow others to create Hell, whether that be through destruction of our environment, as they are doing with fracking, for example, or allowing governments to collude with corporate monsters without challenge…they are, after all, our elected trustees.

planting the futureWe expect them to hold in trust our land, our welfare, and even our children!

We must demand accountability at every level!

Missy...loveOur time on Planet Earth is too short to not care…don’t you think?

 

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Another World is Possible…Dawn in a Permaculture Garden

Arising early in the morning and walking out to hear the sounds of sacred earth…

The birds above and all around, the earth below…

Wherever you are, even in the depths of the city, there is a hum of Nature…

And, as Arundhati Roy herself says…

“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way.

On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”

― Arundhati Roy

“Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it.

To deprive it of oxygen.

To shame it.

To mock it.

With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness –

and our ability to tell our own stories.

Stories that are different from the ones we’re being brainwashed to believe.

The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling –

their ideas,

their version of history,

their wars,

their weapons,

their notion of inevitability.

Remember this: We be many and they be few. They need us more than we need them.

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”
― Arundhati RoyWar Talk

Today’s video…enjoy…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6qU7fj5GT4&feature=g-upl

Posted in biodiversity, Buddha, Culture, Current Affairs, Permaculture, Uncategorized

Confronting Empire and Laying Siege…

Revolution starts with self…making personal decisions and changes.

“Civil disobedience is the only tool we have left”~ Chris Hedges – Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist

Dark as the hour may appear, we exist in a dimension of greater opportunity, freedom and possibility than has ever been. ~ 

Bealtaine Cottage Feb 12 005“Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it.
To deprive it of oxygen.

To shame it, to mock it with out art,
our music, our literature, our stubbornness—our ability to tell stories.

Stories that are different from the ones we’re being brainwashed to believe.

The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling—
their ideas, their version of history, their wars,
their weapons, their notion of inevitability.

Remember this: We be many and they be few. They need us more than we need them. 
Another World is possible, she is on her way.

On a quite day, I can hear her breathing.”
~ Arundhati Roy.

 “Fundamentally, sustainable development is a notion of discipline.

It means humanity must ensure that meeting present needs does not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs.“
Gro Harlem Brundtland

“We have created an industrial order geared to automatism, where feeble-mindedness, native or acquired, is necessary for docile productivity in the factory; and where a pervasive neurosis is the final gift of the meaningless life that issues forth at the other end.”
Lewis Mumford

Bealtaine Permaculture Feb 12 005

“We must go through a natural revolution if we are to survive on earth. We need to change people’s perceptions. If there’s no environment, there’s no human race. We are in a state of global denial. “
– Ted Turner

Making small changes is the beginning of revolution, whether personal or on a bigger scale!