ARE WE A FIT?
There is something sacred and powerful in nature.
You feel it. You know it.
Your Spidey Senses and research has led you here.
If you’re like me, you are deeply uneasy about what’s becoming of the world, and our planet.
You’ve noticed the move away from original, traditional and indigenous ways of living and being to smart phones, smart homes, and tech on every conceivable level - as we cut down our last old growth, pollute our last pristine waters and turn our last bit of lush topsoil into lifeless, dry dust.
You suspect more is coming. In the midst of all this chaos and inhumanity, you want to preserve as many of these old wise understandings of what it means to be a conscious, sentient Being living on this planet.
And here are some other areas where your views and mine probably overlap…
Quality time in nature is essential for you because the outdoors is your home; your happy place.
You might even find yourself unreasonably drawn to the strength of the mountains – particularly the mountains of Appalachia.
And if people pronounce it “Apple-LAY-sh-e-ah,” well… They’ll get an apple thrown “AT-CHA” because we respect our ancestors, elders, and ourselves enough to pronounce it the way they did.
You may find yourself beginning your own fermented foods, sourdough starter, or making homemade sauces or tea blends. You certainly have a deep affection for the pre-industrial revolution way of life and have somewhat of a passion in preserving what is valuable, time-tested, and wise.
We’re not saying hold on to everything from the past, No.
Some things are meant to be left lying in the powdery shadows of end – especially as we move into this great age of Aquarius!
But some things…
Some things belong to the wisdom of the ancients, and you feel we must bring it forward to shine brightly into the future.
You have a growing mistrust in what is becoming of our world, along with “the system”(s) within it. You become more and more distrustful of big pharma, big tech, big government, and corporate giants.
You have come to realize that the “common sense” of personal autonomy is not-so-common anymore, and it deeply concerns you.
Your likely the black (or psychedelic) sheep of your family.
You’ve lived long enough to know that just because an ideal is popular doesn’t make it right. You know free and open discussion of serious matters is the only way to have both conflict and trauma resolutions.
In fact, you would like to see this kind of integrity restored to humanity.
“Politically homeless” is a term that you are extremely familiar with these days. “Has everyone lost their minds!?” is a frequently asked question in your brain.
All you know is that finding safe haven from dogma and fundamentalism is nearly impossible yet absolutely priceless when – and if – you find it.
(hint…it exists in this community)
On Real Life:
You never miss an opportunity to look up at the night sky - for you know more is out there than just a few stars.
You constantly peek to see the latest astrological transit, and when something goes wrong your instinctual questions is, “Is it Mercury Retrograde again??”
Esoteric and hidden knowledge piques your curiosity and perhaps even drives you to seek the truth. In fact, it seems you’re always in search of the answers to life’s BIGGEST questions.
You Often Find yourself Talking About:
Herbalism, shamanism, the planets, animism, astrology, the elementals, the paranormal, Hermetics, philosophy, the unknown, disclosure, meditation, trancework, cross-cultural healing, ancestral work, the afterlife, energy medicine, traditional foods and holistic medicines are subjects you could talk about happily because, small talk never really was your style – even if you can do it.
You talk a lot about “shadow work” or self-reflection, and you suspect that, when we do our inner work – the ripple wave effects are immeasurable, and it creates healing for ALL.
Maybe you have a well-worn copy of “Shaman, Healer, Sage" by Alberto Villoldo, and you have several oracle decks and crystals that you are absolutely obsessed with or perhaps you have one of each, or all of them.
You’re compelled by the works of People Like: Don Miguel Ruiz, Russell Targ, Russell Brand, Joseph Campbell, Carlos Castanada, George Orwell, Rupert Sheldrake, Sandra Ingerman, Terrence McKenna, Graham Hancock, Carl Jung, Alberto Villoldo, and maybe even Dolores Cannon because that stuff is fascinating!
Things you might be likely to have in your house, in no particular order: A great blender like a Blendtec, espresso maker, seeds, crystals, beloved pets, geodes, tarot and oracle decks in the bookshelf, fine knives in the kitchen, a mortar and pestle, throw blankets, incense, sage, salt lamps, sacred objects, herbs and flowers, bells, plants and growing things for days, candles, wax seals, hurricane lamps, hand crafted earthen ware, parchments and stationary, writing instruments, natural fabrics, an array of supplies for arts and crafting, books, recipe notes, and journals.
You may have been spotted at a drum circle or moon ceremony a time or two, and the local farmer’s markets and fairs are something you really look forward to.
Handmade anything is your jam.
You talk about traditional skills in our communities of all kinds and cultures, as a response to the emerging technocracy and transhumanist agenda.
Creating a well-connected community of farmers, herbalists, holistic healers artists, and other wellness and food providers is something you either see missing or would like to be part of.
You wish your city was filled with orchards, backyard chickens, urban bee keeping, food forests and front yard gardens.
Just the thought of getting away for a wellness retreat with the like-minded is so deeply nourishing and refreshing to you.
If you haven’t already gotten certified in some form of energy medicine, you’d sure like to someday.
You wish your community had more young families and wise elders working together to identify the strengths, gifts and talents of themselves and their children so those qualities can be nurtured and cultivated for a more balanced, holistic world.
You realize that THE KEY to exit the Matrix is to once and for all discover your true soul purpose and path of highest destiny, and you are ready to take that quantum jump.
You secretly realize that YOU are one of these wise elders in the making, and you dream of finding that perfect guide to assist your inner Phoenix rising.
I have heard it said that you can’t smell refuse if you are standing in it. You must step outside it, to smell the stench.
Your life was meant to be one of purpose, joy, and inspiration! It is my goal to move you to higher ground.
Why not move out of these darker spaces and depressive places and dream a new world into being?
It would be my honor to help you embrace the luminous being of love that you are today!