I am taking a trip to visit people and communities as a learning experience and an opportunity for connecting with others. I will be travelling through the western side of the US, likely leaving the beginning of October.
I'm interested in finding those who share the worldview that the world is a sacred place and humans are a part of it. Humans belong in this sacred place because we are also sacred, not more sacred than anything else, but merely as sacred as the soil or crickets or bears or streams or mosquitos.
Of course our current culture does not share this value… Our one culture overran neighboring cultures because it was built on the belief that the world was made for man, and it is man's destiny to conquer the world. It overran other cultures because of the myth that our culture's way is the one right way to live. So I'm wondering, how are you challenging our culture's myths? There is no one right way to live, and I'm curious about all the different ways that people have found to live in accordance with the worldview of what I've described above. I'd love to come and talk with you about it and see what we can learn from each other.
My own journey may be very different from yours, and that is the beauty of there being no one right way to live. To help with my own journey, I would be very pleased to find people who are experienced in earth skills or 'primitive' skills, who are living tribally, or who are living in the cracks of the cage that our culture holds us in.
If you are open to a visit, I would be very happy to include you as a destination on my journey. I do not intend to be a burden to anyone. I will come bearing gifts, will carry my own weight when visiting, and have the intention of a reciprocal and mutually beneficial experience wherever I go (human and non-human).
I wish you the best of luck and I hope you can find a way to cope with the world we live in, we all have to find a way, my way is to bury my head in the sand and focus on whats going on in my own personal world, at least I have some control what happens there.
When I was young the world was a much better place, in my opinion this internet has been the biggest contributor to the desecration of this planet and no one can convince me otherwise.
I support your journey and world culture view. Thank you for asking. I may know of a few places for your visit to Washington. Maybe Sahale in Tahuya WA as a work away? Maybe connect with folks attending the Sept 24-27 Permaculture Convergence to find more connections out here. Maybe Huckleberry and Ginger (Matlock WA) still want help. Please come connect with us at NorthWestPermaculture.org and also here is the link to join Discord and come chat with us. NWPCC Board and other like minded-hearted people would like to invite you to this chatting platform to discuss permaculture like topics on Discord. https://discord.gg/ZRwRTPw The NW Permaculture Convergence is definitely happening, though virtually this year. https://www.northwestpermaculture.org/ The theme is Cultivating Community and we want to hear from the voices who have not been heard and create courageous safe spaces to share our hearts even if it hurts.
I am helping Sahale present at NWPCC this year and our favorite opening is "The strength of Permaculture depends on the strength of our People-culture".
Sydnee good idea! To meet each other on similar paths of joy and appreciation realising us humans as part of this web warp skein of our little earth and ! All!!
3 moons project a tiny off grid simple living between Death Valley and LAS Vegas am there from early March until mid July ! Check us 3 moonsproject blog.com face book and Be lovely to have you come at those times! Jehane