The Art Of Sacred Living and Self-Sustainability

As a devoted student of life and self-professed imagineer, I see the world through a lens that understands the importance of our thoughts, words and actions.  In the words of Carl Jung “The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”

In light of this statement, I believe that mankind is on the forefront of a new way of being, thinking and feeling and it involves aligning nature with nurture.  Man/Woman kind is ready to make the next step in our growth.  All the signs are around us.  The world is communicating at a rate that it never has before and we are now able to see news that was rarely shown, simply because our news does not just come from main stream media, but from one another.  People are sharing ideas at a dramatic and fast pace and it is becoming infectious especially through social media.

It has been my lifelong goal to live off the grid.  This style of living to me is the closest way of living in harmony with nature and giving man the freedom to pursue more philosophical goals.  As William Wordsworth professed in his poem

“THE world is too much with us; late and soon,

Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers:

Little we see in Nature that is ours; …

However, it does not have to be that way.  Living in harmony with nature is actually easier and quite a bit more comfortable than one might think. Living more consciously involves the understanding that all living things are sacred.  All the elements are sacred and we must utilize them wisely.  Nature is more to us than just a backdrop in our lives, rather it nourishes us and feeds our very souls. Through appreciating nature, we find our connection to the earth and to one another… the art of sacred living and self-sustainability.

Here is a handful of the beautiful self-sustainable ideas that are being presented around the world.


The “Ziggurat” in Dubai will house nearly one million people and will be self-sustainable with all natural-energy sources.
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Situated at 3835 metres,  the “refuge du Gouter” is the highest guarded mountain refuge in Mont Blanc, France.  Completely self-sustained, the refuge accommodates 120 alpinists who benefit from solar and wind powered electricity, triple glazing, recycled water, and many other eco-friendly features.

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refuge du Gouter



Or the “Earthship” designed by Michael Reynolds “. . . is the epitome of sustainable design and construction. No part of sustainable living has been ignored in this ingenious building.”


By Suzanne Daley

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