One of the fundamental truths in life is that the Universe provides to you that which you focus your attention on. So if you are focusing on the negative, or what you do not want in life, all the Universe can hear is that topic. If you instead focus your attention on what you want to see happen in the world around you, magically your dreams will start to manifest.
This is still a lesson that is challenging for me at times. When we are trained in society to focus on the negative (look at the news for example), it takes some time to retrain ourselves to live in the realm of what we DO want. I am becoming more and more conscious of this practice, and the longer I am able to hold myself in that place I see more of what I want manifesting around me.
I was once again reminded of this while watching youtube videos about permaculture. When we focus on what is wrong with our food system, and spend time trying to blame mega companies and the government, we are doing nothing more than supporting them with our energy. Instead, we need to make the effort to make changes in our life that reflect what we want to see in this system. If there are enough people demanding wholesome, sustainable, organic foods, that is what the system will produce.
What do you want to see for our future? How about a world in which there is more than enough food for each and every person (and they have open access to it, with no limitations). A world in which disease is a minority rather than a majority, and when someone is sick there is open access to what ever healer is best suited for their situation (physical, mental, energetic, etc). A world in which energy is free and plentiful, so there is no reason to fight over resources. A world in which every one has equal opportunity in everything, and in which we all support each other. A world in which the wealth lies within each individual instead of a piece of paper we call money and worship as a false god.
Ok, now that you are starting to develop your vision of the future, what are the first steps that you can take? These steps will be different for each and every one of us. We are all on our own paths as part of the greater picture.
Two of my greatest passions are nature, and gardening/farming. Now these should be in the same realm, but in the last century the world of farming has turned its focus to dominating and killing nature in the name of production. My ultimate dream is to see people reconnecting with nature, and developing a sustainable world in which we can all live abundant and healthy lives in harmony with the earth that supports us.
Lately I have been studying the sustainable art of permaculture. Permaculture could very well be one of the biggest steps we take to healing our earth and ourselves. Producing food through the Permaculture method not only creates a sustainable model for the earth, but it also produces an amazing quantity and quality of food. It really is quite funny, because turning to this method is simply returning to the wisdom of our ancestors.
I am including a few videos that I found very inspiring and informative. Anyone that has land, any size of land, can take the steps toward growing some or all of their own food. Whether you have a postage stamp sized yard, or acres of land, you can develop your own sustainable landscape. You don’t know where to start? How about a fruit tree? And then a fruit bush? And then a few herbs? Before you know it you will be a master gardener! And if you don’t want to be a gardener/farmer? Then support the small farmers locally that have a passion for working with the earth.
What will our future look like? What do you want to see? I see a beautiful world, in which we respect ourselves, each other and our beloved earth.