Wednesday, 22 June 2011

The Biggest Lie Ever? ... It's not that simple

When In Fact... It Is
I Could Tell You Now... But you might not understand.
I do not mean to sound condescending.

  • But Understanding requires Awareness. 
  • Awareness requires Knowledge.
  • Knowledge requires Curiosity.

If you do exactly as you're told all day long, and live the good life you're told will result from following all the rules, you are not curious. But if, despite following all the rules, there is still something missing ... then you are Curious. The starting point should be religion. Research every religion THAT IS NOT YOUR OWN, and THEN research your own. Religions are designed to stimulate the imagination. Having derived from folk lore and theatrical history. But remember that Curiosity is simply the first step.

 If You're already Curious but seek knowledge, research all forms of science. Science is the nitty gritty details of everything we perceive. It's what describes our understanding of the physical cosmos and the forces that control it. And above all, it is fascinating. and read, anything and everything, there is no such thing as a bad book. there are badly written books, but if you dont read them, you dont have anything to compare the good books to. if there is ANYTHING you dont understand, look it up. these days it takes less than a minute to find a vast amount of information on ANY subject.

If You have Knowledge but you seek Awareness, start truly listening to those around you, awareness grows when you add perspectives to it, and to gain perspectives, you will need to interact positively with your fellow earthlings.

If you are Aware, and seek Understanding, look inside yourself for the point at which your curiosity, knowledge and awareness meet. It is there that true comprehension lies. By understanding yourself, you gain an understanding of everything.
If you want an understanding (there are many) click here  and when you've read it, tell me again how it's not that simple ;)

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Home Self-Sustainability Solutions

Food: Vertical Farms For The Home
This Will Not Replace All your dietary needs, but will reduce you monthly grocery bill quite substantially if you plan it right.

Energy: Vertical Axis Wind Turbines
By going with a VAWT, you avoid noise pollution as well as CO2 emissions. They can be made from common items like PVC piping, and if you have a windy area, multiple VAWTs can power a large home.

Water: How to Purify Water
I'm not even going to mention how important this is.

Re-Use, Recycle & Reduce

and Finally: Be Aware, Share Share Share, And Show You Care

Thursday, 2 June 2011

The Bridge: activist site for TRansition into a Resource Based Economy

Join the new Activist site for change to a RBE by clicking here and liking the page...
before we can make a change, we need a following, it's a simple click and maybe a read :)

How would religion feature in a Resource Based Economy?

For many of the people that are currently interested in a RBE, the norm is either complete anarchism (including some form of athiesm) or something akin to it. This is unfortunate, because there is no reason why a personal religion cannot exist within a resource based economy. in fact, the peace preached by most religions could be a deciding factor in getting to a resource based economy in the first place.

Organized religion causes major problems, because through banking and business interests, they stand to profit by manipulating their system.

Personal Religion causes charity and other wonderful results, because the basic tenets of any religion do not promote division.

Organized religion causes extremists and fundamentalists and zealots, because they twist words to suit their purposes.

Personal religion causes peace, because it promotes the understanding that we are each entitled to our own opinion on the matter

I have been searching for quite a while for a term that describes my belief system. The best I can find is:
a selective all-ist sprinkled with a touch of personal flavour. and if you dont agree with my description of religion, then you can tell my God, who is 3ft tall, blue, and She lives in a cupboard no-one can ever find.
Although this seems like like a childish response, when you understand that it is in fact child-like, and that it's innocence is what makes it true, you begin to see that proclaiming "our way is the only right way" and "your way leads to hell" are just forms of fear-mongering hammered into us by organized religion.

I have read quite a bit of the Christian bibles (yes there are other versions of the book than the one you read in church), I have read some of the Quran. I have attended Hindu ceremonies and shared many a meal with some Bhuddist friends. I have read Tao Te Ching while sitting in an Anglican church. They all say the same thing. Love. Unconditionally, unequivically, Love. And the more you Love the greater it will all be. It is written there, plain as the sunrise on a clear morning. In hundreds of languages across all the societies.

Now, a RBE will break organized religion (without money or property, their influence is purely spiritual, and the conflicting theories of ownership and freedom will become apparent), and promote Personal Religion by freeing individuals to contemplate their own existence and follow their hearts more purely.

To assume that religion will not work in a RBE is to assume that you KNOW there is no God, or you KNOW your God is the RIGHT one or any other KNOWing. maybe take a step back and look at the bigger picture... you might see a thing or two. I will leave you with this:

"you speak to me of God
as if yours and mine are the same,
and we the tame shrews
designed to slink behind,
when walk is what i care to do,
to move with My God,
tie my steps to his,
because his are mine and i
feel too much light
to be the shadow trailing
and constantly failing.
the light is me and the shadow is a memory
a ruffly in my candle-flame

we speak the same language;
but our understanding of the words
our perception of righteous rightness
puts your dialect outside my ken.

Pray sit with me,
and let us reach understanding,
without war or fight,
or pretending to know what's right

I Love You, because it is all I have."