I've been making a lot of changes in my life of late. That these happen to coincide with the changing of another digit on the calenderical tracking device is mere coincidence.
Hmm... coincidence. 'Coincide'.
Cool for me, too, is that much of the change has taken place on or into the New Moon/First Crescent Moon. A time for everything, it is said. Farmer's Almanac, and those old school who plowed the field, may not have seen it as Spiritually significant as I do, but would see it as significant none the less.
New year. New Moon. New starts.
I've never done "resolutions"-- not as they are termed as such reliant on a set calendar date. I HAVE and continue to make change when and where life deemed them important, or needed. And I like the term "declarations", in lieu of "resolutions", that many seem to be substituting this seasonal cycle; calls to mind the ideals this Republic was founded on-- ideals that said Republic's founders would be turning over in their graves to see decimated post- 9/11 and the (so-called) Patriot Act.
But new year/Moon/era or not, changes they are a-comin' , my friends. For all of us.
I've redoubled my efforts towards getting to that 'Homestead'. Fits too much with not only my personal/spiritual bent, but towards preparation for the storm I, and many other minds, see looming on the horizon. To that end, I have instituted the following "resolutions";
1) Minimally, 10% of ANY incoming fundage goes to savings. By savings I pretty much mean coinage-- 'money for a rainy day' as the old proverb goes. and I say minimally because
2) There are lots of ways to 'save'. The 10 % is a cash minimum. Tonight I put another two pounds of beans (literally), above and beyond the 'cash', in the food storage (for future) pantry.
Two paltry dollars.
Less than $15 a week.
Tonight's $2 represents better than 4 meals. AND counts as some seed saving, because EACH BEAN, or pea, or what have you, is as an acorn-- it contains all the potential for an entire new tree... While I possess the green paper, and others are still taking it as "legal tender for all...", I think tendering it for better than four day's' food is a good bargain.
And the kicker is, it wouldn't mater that I see all this as necessary to my future survival; I'd otherwise be doing it simply towards my future welfare.
I have a dream. I dream of living away from the masses, on a beautiful piece of land tended by my own hands towards, if no other end, allowing me to live as self-sufficient as possible; to provide for myself (and any Yew Berry or wee ones what might come along) by those actions. And to do so in a minimally disruptive way to Gaea, my Earth Mother.
It is, quite simply (and exclusive of any "green" ulter-motive"), the life I desire.
Why should I not, regardless of some 'date' on a calendar, be working on synergistic melding of my spiritual and practical life/lives?
No reason fathomable.
Thanks for stopping by, my friends.
Saratoga Star Spring, Saratoga, NY. ca. 1865.
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