These days have been of intense social interactions and not in the most pleasant of ways, yet my focus has been steady and I haven't lost track of what I'm supposed to be doing (according to my own definition of "supposed to be doing" hehe). I sometimes feel like I should relax and take some time off but not a little while passes until it comes back to me: "the moment is NOW, it's NOW that you have to build the world you want to see".
Besides, the day gives me plenty of rewarding moments so that I feel once again I'm on the right track. For example this beautiful dawn:
I think people get the wrong idea of me when they see I'm building this humble shelter and living so close to Nature. Most people imagine I'm trying to live the life of a saint, that I'm here to weave some kind of fairy tail, that this is a homage to the old hippies and that I'm some crazy fool who doesn't have his feet on this Earth. The truth is I'm fighting a war, a war against my own demons and against the programming that society has done to my consciousness.
Of course, when I say that I'm fighting a war I don't plan to go and attack anyone, but I will sure as fuck defend myself from anyone who thinks they can come here and sit on their abusive ass, trying to tell me how things should be done. I'm here trying to find a way to live as freely as possible but also being as responsible as I can towards ALL life surrounding, not just humans. Being responsible also means driving away people who pretend to be on the Earth's side, but are actually more into money and control. I get the idea that money makes some things easier but there are limits if we are to live freely. If you want to turn every little thing you do into business, then I'm sorry to tell you that you're out of balance.
As you might of guessed, I'm talking about a specific situation but I won't go into more details as they aren't needed. Suffice to say I have dealt the situation with enough strength and enough tenderness. I've been too much of my life trying to understand everyone and now is the time when I empower myself to the level of saying how I want things to be, at least in what regards my everyday life.
Sooooo.... Back to the concrete stuff. As usual the shelter is a mess but it's understandable since there are so many projects going on. It's the curse of creative minds to always have more on our hands than can be properly handled. But I decide to see the blessing and appreciate all that I come up with, for this mind that does pretty well at fighting away anxiety and boredom.
It takes a lot of patience to build weaving, I would really like to construct a whole house in this manner but that will have to wait until I have all the basic services a home needs running. Still, I enjoyed practicing patience through this.
Well there's my mess as I keep doing things it reorganizes itself in a different way day to day. The mini "dome" you can see is an attempt to help the water gain speed when it falls on the ceiling as some parts didn't achieve as much inclination as I wanted. It's not a big problem as I can fix that with branches here and there but this is a patch solution.
The plastic wasn't the appropriate size or shape for this project so I had to make it fit as best as possible. It still provides the protection I need.
Already installed in the roof so that it helps the water run down.
Near the plants there are a few treasures from the forest such as fallen bird nests and interesting pieces of wood.
Some strawberries planted here by a friend, though if I'm honest I would prefer to have some quinoa and lentils growing there. I'm not really into the pretty and shiny plants, but rather those that can actually offer sustenance and freedom from the deadly agriculture that feeds us in these times. Yes, I know I should be grateful for those strawberries but I'm also grateful for being able to see what needs to be done to move forward into organic, self-sufficient, and Nature-friendly abundance. I have a rational and cold mind sometimes and I'm no longer going to sabotage it, rather praise and honor it.
Some succulents and more strawberries. Despite what I said before about the plants I prefer, I do appreciate that this place looks a lot friendlier with the presence of plants. There's also goosegrass and sage for the medical supply.
Goosegrass is a valuable plant and a good cleansing remedy, it supports the lymphatic system to detoxify the body and can be used as a diuretic. The remedy is used to treat swollen lymph glands, tonsillitis, glandular fever and recurrent throat infections. In addition it can be used to treat eczema, psoriasis, arthritis and seborrhoea. Source
This is the space for jars and kitchen related stuff.
With that little "couch" (if you can call it that) there's a better space for chilling, watching the fire and listening to music 🔥
It's really funny to walk out of the shelter and login to a computer, enter Bittrex to send my Hive to a place where it can be turned into chilean currency. I feel like there's a bit of a contradiction but it's fine, perhaps there are no contradictions and it's all just a completeness.
So, that's that for now. I'll be focusing on meditation these days I think and writing more ethereal/spiritual things because I've been dropping into many dark emotions and I think it's a good idea to focus on handling them in a healthy manner.
Hope you're all doing great and coming along nicely in your projects and dreams. Stay blessed!