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.
Read more: http://digitaljournal.com/article/259038#ixzz2nOURqlJV

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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.

Read more: http://inhabitat.com/spaced-mount-blancs-refuge-du-gouter-is-self-sufficient-and-frances-highest-building/

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.”

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By Suzanne Daley

Changes Happen When People Take Action

pyramid-peopleIt’s not uncommon for people to feel powerless when they have a problem with a big corporation.  However, I remember someone describing to me a long time ago, that if you look at the people in this world like a pyramid, you’ll see the base and the top of the pyramid.  But where is the strength of the pyramid?  It is at the bottom – the foundation.  If we the people compare ourselves to the base of the pyramid, then we see ourselves differently.  We are the foundation that keeps things solid, keep things in place.  The top of the pyramid can only stay in place because of the base.

It seems that corporations that do not listen to the people will suffer the consequences in their bank account. Consumers are getting smart about the choices that make at the grocery store.  They are making informed choices about good food  and sustainable practices versus the opposite.  Take the example of Monsanto, a big multinational agricultural biotech corporation, which has been working towards patenting seeds and controlling the very food that we eat.  On May 25 of this year, there were worldwide protests against this company.  Now it seems that the Monsanto CEO, its executives and insiders are dumping their own stock.  That shows us how important it is to stay on top of big multinational companies.  We need to be reminded that we have the power to make a change in this world.  When one company decides to play God with food, it’s important that we take notice and it seems that we have.

http://www.naturalnews.com/041737_Monsanto_share_prices_hedge_funds.html

 

 

 

Axiom News & Blog

We are using our blog area to publish news as well as post our own blogs and stories.  We intent to highlight stories that do not often get noticed.  Since a lot of the web and television is often focused on the negative news that is going on in the world, we wish to post the news that is really making positive shifts in consciousness.   The mass media is not always responsible with their messaging.  As axiom is a non-profit group, we wish to display news that inspires hope, compassion and brings people together as one.  Enjoy!

The highest result of education is tolerance. -Helen Keller

Seeing The World A Little Differently

I happen to love youtube and other places to upload video.  It’s not just a place for random videos or where people are looking for their 5 minutes of fame, but a place where people can actually post things that can change how people view the world.  This video is such a great example.  This summer, I kept hearing a song from the 90’s, sometimes waking up with it in my head, “Hands”, by Jewel.  In the lyrics you may remember “only kindness matters” and this video reminds me of exactly that.  It really does matter.

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Enjoy and share.  Real people, doing what they do…

Posted by Suzanne Daley