Sunday, June 25, 2017

We are Creatures of the Soil

What did people do to repopulate their gut microbiome before probiotics were available to purchase at the store?

I will give you a hint. The answer is related to why people who live close to the earth, such as native people, or back to the earth organic farmers, have a healthier microbiome than a city person. These people have healthy soil on their hands, and on their food,. They are also not afraid to eat a little dirt. This is the key. Most societies also make some sort of bacterial cultured food, that was allowed to ferment. Examples would be kefir, yogurt, and sauerkraut. I have cultured most of the vegetables I have grown, as well as many berries. My Grandmother use to culture meat. I have tried my hand at dry culturing pork, but not wet culturing meat in a crock like she did. My dad says it was barely edible. Most of what I have cultured has been a good experience.

Our food normally has a variety of bacteria on it that repopulates our gut. If you are living on healthy soil, growing/harvesting food from that healthy soil, and you eat fresh food right out of the garden, you end up with a variety of beneficial microbes repopulating your gut. (Watch out for dog, racoon, cat or other poo.)

With the advent of the use of chemicals on our food and soil, the microbes and fungus that once maintained a healthy soil life and fed our gut became different. The soil was no longer teaming with these wonderful organisms and minerals have either disappeared or become chlelated and unavailable due to them binding with chemicals. People started washing their food really well before eating as now their was concern about toxic microbes, and toxic chemicals. Our whole food chain changed. However, there are ways to enliven and nurture your soil back to health.

Once again, people are learning to repopulate their soils with healthy organisms. There are a variety of choices of how to do this. The concepts are pretty simple, but people approach it from different angles.  Everything from a spiritual point of view such as you get from Biodynamic Farming, which uses small energetically potentized preparations teaming with good critters and nutrients to support the soil and plants,  to scientific microbiolgoical examination of soil and application of organisms with compost, and compost type sprays. Both angles use additional common sense activities to support a good soil environment.

Nutrient cycling is possible because of the beneficial organisms in the soil.  The soil requires a variety of bacteria, fungi, protozoa and nematodes. In a perennial system it also requires microarthropods. You can read more about nutrient cycling by looking at David Coleman and the Soil Ecology Society publications, or check out Elaine Ingham on line.

If you have an interest in biodynamics, there is a wonderful local group where I live. You can also check out the article I wrote on biodynamic farming.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

How to Change the World

I was asked recently what my number one environmental concern was. I found it impossible to come up with one, most important environmental concern.  We should be living in a paradise, but there is so much to be improved in our world. Our air, water and food are tainted. We are indoctrinated as little children to accept our tainted planet and society as it is. We are taught to become good little worker bees. We learn to take our place in society. However, recently many more of us worker bees have been waking up and realizing there are some serious problems in our world. Problems created from the types of activities all of us worker bees are undertaking at the command of some not so nice Queen bees (The Banksters).  These Queen bees and our acceptance as their worker bees are the root of many of our environmental problems.

When we wake up, we notice that the entire environment, the environment within us and the environment outside of us is struggling to survive, while hoping for a better future. There is much that needs to be done. Education is paramount. More people need to be educated as to the large-scale socio-political concerns that affect the planet. There are people who like to collect power/money who use their power and money to gain control over food, water, medicine, energy sources etc. Their aim is to continually gain more power and more money. In their plan we all remain their worker bees by whatever means is necessary.  These misaligned Queen bees have infected our society. We have to stop working for and feeding the Queen bees. We need to support only healthy aspects of our society.

As we educate each other, more and more people are waking out of their stupor and realizing they are automatons for these greedy Queen Bees. The Queen Bees have been able to control the worker bees as they have made the worlds population think they are all dependent on the Queen bees for their survival. People are no longer taught to be independent in thought or action. People lack the daily survival skills necessary to create their shelters, grow their own food, to take charge of their own health care. These are things we once knew how to do. These skills are easy to gain again and some worker bees have continued to pass the wisdom on to others.

We can provide for ourselves in a much healthier manner than the misaligned Queen bees can. The shelters they provide are built with toxins and are expensive. The health care provided is really sick care and is not affordable. It does not actually keep people healthy. Even the food provided is laced with chemicals and now is genetically modified. Science has shown the dangers of the toxic chemicals and genetic modification of the food. However this data until recently was kept under wraps by the people who benefit from selling toxic seeds and food (AKA Queen Bees). It is easy for them to buy silence and easy for them to use massive advertising to control the minds of the worker bees as long as the worker bees stay in their stupor.

Once we are awakened from this hold the Queen Bees have had on us, it is through gaining self-sufficiency skills and learning to be independent from the Queen bees mega corporations that we will be able to say goodbye to their control. We need interdependence with others of like mind rather than dependence on ill intentioned Queen Bees.  Learning to reconnect and support each other on a community level is necessary and brings great joy and a feeling of greater purpose to individuals in the community. It is imperative that we learn the skills necessary to live on this planet in a harmonious way with each other and all planetary beings.

The process of learning physical skills is necessary, fun, self-empowering and will change our society. All of us need to learn as many life skills as possible. Touch the Earth: Start a garden if you don’t have one. Community gardens exist in most cities. If there are not enough community garden spaces, find out what needs to be done to get more city land available for gardeners.  Knowing how to grow your own food is not only important for survival; it will enhance your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual growth. Take the time to learn other self-sufficiency skills you have an interest in. You can never have too many life skills.

Learn to preserve the food you grow by drying, canning, fermenting, freezing and salting. Grow and preserve herbs so you can provide your own medicine.  Chickens are easy to raise and many cities allow hens. Some cities allow goats in the yard under certain conditions. If your city does not allow chickens and or goats, get the laws changed. Goats can provide milk and it is easy to make cheese. Most people don’t realize fresh goat milk tastes great. Goats are easy to care for once you understand them. Learn to use your hands to create a beautiful living environment. Learn how you can become less dependent on the electrical grid and all aspects of our out of control socio-political system.

We need to change things quickly. The fastest way to change society is to work from an energetic level. Each and every one of us on this planet, including the planet is all a twitch in the mind of Spirit whom we are intricately connected to through the breath of life. It is through the spiritual realization that we are all one that true change takes place. The more people realize this, the faster change will take place. It is necessary for us to realize we are all interconnected to understand what affects one, affects all. If you understand this, you know the most important thing that any of us can know. Help others to understand this.

The spiritual level is where change can take place the quickest. Many people realize that they co-create reality with others. The place where this creation begins to take place is on the energetic level. We have to be responsible for what emotions and thoughts we will support and nourish into reality. We, and all that exists in our environment are made up of the emotions and thoughts that we allowed to become reality in the past. We need to nourish our current thoughts and emotions that will lead us into beautiful dreams of the future for our planet. To do this we need to stay in the moment and pay attention to our emotions, and our thoughts. We need to nurture those emotions and thoughts that will create beauty and harmony in our lives.  We must all take responsibility for our current creation and work towards the changes necessary for us all to live a beautiful life. It is possible and it is already taking place around and within us!

Things to Remember & Do:

Government is not in control of our financial system. A group of large private banks and large corporations are in control. They manipulate us through the central banks and government as well as financial markets. Our feeding into this system keeps it alive.

Voting for governmental office may not change much, but voting with how we spend our money changes everything. Pay attention to where you invest all your time and energy including your money. Don’t support the large private banks and corporations if you don't see them doing good in society. Look for options. Giving them our money, gives them power.

We can take back the power we have given the mega-corporations (not all are bad). We have the power to transform our society by withdrawing your money from those who engage in destructive behavior and by channeling our money to those who are engaged in positive behavior. Be careful and educate yourself as to who the real problem corporations are. The mainstream news will not identify them for you. In fact the mainstream news will disguise the true culprits and make them look like they are your saviors. They will vilify those who are truly out to do good by the masses.

We have the power to refuse to work for companies that are not beautifying the world. Choose to only work for people who are doing good in the world. Start your own business, if you can’t find anyone in your line of business, who is providing a safe and beautiful world with the items they are selling or the service they are providing.

Learn about alternative currency, community currency, and barter systems.

Invest locally, invest with people you trust.

Get down to the nitty gritty: Money is a form of solidified energy. Where do you deposit your money. Is the bank, credit union etc. local? Does it focus on lending locally and giving money back to the local community? Where do you purchase your groceries and other things you need? Is the money staying in the local community or does it have a headquarters that is outside of your community? Where do these businesses invest their money? Is it in your local community?

This is an exciting time to be alive. We are creating a beautiful world. Our dreams lead to ideas, our ideas lead to actions and our actions lead to the materialization of our beautiful world. If we dream carefully, and choose ideas for their goodness and beauty, we can take action and be blessed by what we have created.