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Truth and Revolution

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“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won.

There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall.

Think of it…always.”

Mahatma Gandhi

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Actions speak louder than words…that has always been my mantra.

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I look for actions in all the talkers and see the real person.

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The truth can be seen in the planting of a tree, care for the Earth, care for other human beings, compassion for animals…

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Each morning I walk in the gardens to see and listen, seeing and hearing the truth as it manifests all around me in birdsong, changing colours, rain, sun…

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“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
George Orwell 

Buddha wears a crown of moss in the Bog Garden
Buddha wears a crown of moss in the Bog Garden

We have passed “Peak Oil,” but if our governments told us this and began making preparations for dealing with the consequences, that would be considered revolutionary!

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Most times the truth is not palatable in the short term and much of our living is lived in “short termism!” permaculture (15)

The generations to come are not considered…there is no seventh generation, at least not in the mindset of those we trust to govern us, or should I say, entrust to govern us! permaculture (3)

I live in the mindset of “Edge of Empire.”

My truth is very different from ‘short term truth that suits!’

I have no savings in any bank, but have long term investments in Mother Earth.

When was the last time you heard any government representative refer to “Mother Earth”?

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What are we being told about Peak Oil?


Is anyone in government talking about what kind of world we are building, or planting, for our grandchildren?

If the answer is in the negative, then what manner of “truth,” are we being peddled?

Time to find our own truth and deal with it as best we can. 


Posted in Autumn, Bealtaine Cottage, Ecology, Life, Permaculture, Sustainable Living, Trees, Woodland

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“All our wisdom is stored in the trees.”
― Santosh Kalwar

Continuing this love affair with trees… 004…the view from every window in Bealtaine Cottage… 001trees, trees, beautiful trees! 006

“When trees burn, they leave the smell of heartbreak in the air.”
― Jodi Thomas, Welcome to Harmony 008

“To be poor and be without trees, is to be the most starved human being in the world. To be poor and have trees, is to be completely rich in ways that money can never buy.”
― Clarissa Pinkola Estés, The Faithful Gardener: A Wise Tale About That Which Can Never Die 011To plant a tree is to make a statement of faith in the future. 005

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”
― Mahatma Gandhi 009

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”
― William Blake 007

“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. ”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt


A Little Bealtaine Cottage Christmas Book…

I am into a second print run and am posting from today, Friday 15th of November!

Sad to add that all the lovely cards are now gone! (I can post seeds with the booklets!)

If any kind visitor to this blog would like to support the work of Bealtaine Cottage, then…

This is the link to the details of how to purchase  your own copy…

Blessings from Bealtaine X