We have to understand that the power of prayer, or
focused intent is part and parcel of the system. Apart from asking the
right questions, we need to imagine how we can use this ability of focusing
intent for greater good. Where is it going to lead us? As we look
at the whole situation in terms of the energy, if we can raise the energies,
then we can raise our own energies.
When we look around the countryside now, it’s not
quite true to say it is dead, but it is very dormant or sleepy. Nothing
much is happening but there could be. Imagine the countryside as what
it might look like in the future where there are people and activity
everywhere, working, environmental issues no longer a concern, and so on.
In the Caribbean, owning land is so important to its
people because it gives the sense of responsibility; in many cases a square
yard was enough for them to obtain their dream.
Imagine a future of many, many small farms. The
average farm size here for many of the areas is 100 acres of which 50 is
cleared land and 50 is wood. 50 acres is enough. Not all 50 acres
will grow crops other than grass but it is more than enough to feed many
families. For those in authority, they need to accept the fact that
this is the way of the future. The systems on these farms would have to
be organic or biodynamic simply because the other system only destroys. We
need a new system that works with nature, not subdues it.
So in the countryside we need a balance of
nature itself and people. Marketing systems of distributing the food
that focus on self-sufficiency like those happening through CSA (Community
Supported Agriculture) or direct selling are keys to success.
We need to work with nature…
Now, thankfully, there is a growing interest in
caring for the flora and fauna of the farm, but it has a long way to go. We
need to encourage habitat of the birds and butterflies; we have to look upon
Finally, for people to be happy they have to be well
grounded in the place. Eating food locally grown and having a sense of
belonging to a home comes from nature.
We need to reconnect with ourselves…
We must not belittle our abilities and capacities,
instead use our minds to create a vision of self-sufficiency.
Trees are a good example. Clear cutting may be
good for making money but it is devastating for the rest of the flora and
the fauna. We notice now that our river has flash floods which didn’t
happen before. There are fewer trees to retain the water and so the
rain regulates the water flow, not the trees, and the land is being washed
We need to use our innate creativity…
When we consider the crop mixes, we find fewer
varieties available. There would have to be a concentrated effort to
get the seed stocks or animal livestock breeds available again. The big
factory farm systems don’t require the breeds that are suitable for small
farms. This has to be addressed, because without these we are not going
We need to learn from the past…
We need to consider breeds that are suitable for the
area that you are in, preferably dual purpose, low feed cost - own or
locally grown. We have to use the natural free cosmic and earth
energies as we are doing now, to grow food of higher quality as was done in
the past. There is always room for improvement - keep in mind our
history from ancient civilizations and their errors. We have to realize
then, that it is a spiritual problem, not just a physical problem. We
have here the rock circles, labyrinths, and pyramid green houses. Since
they have worked in the past, to not consider these ideas could be
I believe this can all be done in a way that we can
all work together, but the effort must be made now. We need a political
system that focuses on self-sufficiency. We need to know within
ourselves what we want. All too often at farm meetings, the situation
being talked about was reactive. We need to be proactive and hold a
vision for the future. The government could help so much. Farm
organizations are going to have to understand who they represent, just the
big farms, or small ones, or both?
We need to value the gifts we have been given from
Mother Earth, like the water, land, air…
We have to concern ourselves with water. We
have to realize that water is a precious entity and we are linked to water. When
we first start our existence we are about 90% water, leveling off at about
70% during the adult life. Water has been shown to respond to
positive focused intent thus removing the memory of chemical distortions.
All that I have used on my
farm, the labyrinths, the earth circles, the pyramids, and biodynamics
combine nicely into a package. These are merged together through the
spiritual aspect of the whole, thus creating life, creating a living
classroom where we can.