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  • change | Waterscape
    People Wisdom Tagged Abundance Capitalism change Democracy History Scarcity Leave a comment TRANSFORMATION Posted on November 5 2013 by Gary There are different processes of change in nature Some are more gradual and progressive with small step changes and others involve radical reformulations or transformations into quite different states or functional arrangements The dynamic and system implications are very different Continue reading Posted in Ecosophia Wisdom Tagged change processes social

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  • Democracy | Waterscape
    BODY MIND SPIRIT What is the character of our place and period the conditions of our lives as human communities in the present age The first Continue reading Posted in Ecosophia People Wisdom Tagged Abundance Capitalism change Democracy History Scarcity Leave a comment Find things Search for Upcoming Events Residential Permaculture Course Jan 2014 Modular Permaculture Course finishes Nov 2013 Farmhouse Kitchen October 2013 Sites Pages HOME ABOUT US BLOG

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  • History | Waterscape
    BODY MIND SPIRIT What is the character of our place and period the conditions of our lives as human communities in the present age The first Continue reading Posted in Ecosophia People Wisdom Tagged Abundance Capitalism change Democracy History Scarcity Leave a comment Find things Search for Upcoming Events Residential Permaculture Course Jan 2014 Modular Permaculture Course finishes Nov 2013 Farmhouse Kitchen October 2013 Sites Pages HOME ABOUT US BLOG

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  • Scarcity | Waterscape
    BODY MIND SPIRIT What is the character of our place and period the conditions of our lives as human communities in the present age The first Continue reading Posted in Ecosophia People Wisdom Tagged Abundance Capitalism change Democracy History Scarcity Leave a comment Find things Search for Upcoming Events Residential Permaculture Course Jan 2014 Modular Permaculture Course finishes Nov 2013 Farmhouse Kitchen October 2013 Sites Pages HOME ABOUT US BLOG

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  • TRANSFORMATION | Waterscape
    global colonisation and empire building has involved very intense exponential growth taking off from past foundations of trade agriculture and urban industrial living The very rapid increase in population and material consumption that has been possible because of the very abundant and cheap energy obtained from a manic extraction of fossil deposits of old life is giving rise to extreme pressures on and from the rest of the natural world This consumption and the mis use of science and technology is causing global environmental destruction climate responses and the collapse or implosion of ecosystems The concentration of power and the extremes of wealth and poverty at local regional and global levels is causing social destruction and destroying basic human trust and the acceptance of conventions and authority that is essential for large complex societies In these circumstances there can be no continuation and no gradual unwinding or back tracking The processes that can deal with our present human and environmental condition have to be transformative with transformations at all levels personal community state and global This means an essentially unpredictable future The transformative processes will provide opportunities for change and renewal by clearing away the existing and leaving an open field for innovation and adaptive responses That openness and the creativity it allows means there is a wide range of possibilities and the actual outcomes will depend on the myriad of responses and choices of all the players human biological ecological and physical At different levels and in different places climes and ecosystems there will be different outcomes as the varying responses play out in different ways Transformations are messy and what humanity as a whole has done to the Earth will make the near future a very bumpy journey of dislocation and distress as well as uncertainty What we can do now is to form the seeds of another way of living As far as we practically can to live the way we would like all people to live given the seeds have to be kept safe and can not really flourish until the present conditions and their constraints have been wiped away Excessive Growth Transformation Messy Processes Unpredictable Outcomes NUTRITION The basis of human life as of all life is connections that feed and support us We are creatures of our environment embedded in it and an outcome of it We are no more but no less than a functioning organism within a larger ecosystem sustained by that larger system and sustaining the ecosystem that we are These systems are material and energetic with retained memories and responsive abilities They have a materiality an intelligence and a spirituality We are a microcosm of the universe and we share in some degree its materiality intelligence and spirituality We are connected by its energy fields and information exchanges and our internal polarities interact and exchange with external polarities We receive our sustenance from both earthly and cosmic forces which interact with our own earthly and cosmic characteristics to sustain the wholeness of our being We obtain sustenance from our senses which directly feeds our brains and enlivens us The light around us the warmth of the sun the smells of the flowers and the forest floor the sounds of the winds the feel of things this all involves energy exchanges and provides us with information about our surroundings and ourselves The food we eat is our most potent source of information about our world and the environment in which we live It is our most direct and necessary connection with the world around us We are what we eat and our health depends on the health of the environment in which our food grows To have the will to action be need nutrient dense food in our bellies Water is the facilitator of all the processes of life and even of movement itself Function and form reflect each other and the patterns of water flows with its interwoven diverging and converging spirals are the patterns of physical and living processes Water molecules take on shapes and form liquid structures retaining forms from the influences on them and the functions they undertake Water connects everything and our connectedness comes most intimately from interactions and messages given by water The water we take in connects the water of our body with the water in everything around us It allows and facilitates all our relationships To feel related we need high vitality water in our food and in what we drink Effective action requires an appropriate understanding an emotional motivation and the will to act An integrated response of head heart and guts Head Heart Guts Intelligence Motivation Will Senses Water Food But to be sound of body mind and spirit we must have good all round nourishment Healthy and invigorating surroundings provided high vitality water and food supportive and well functioning communities and cooperative working relationships and a sense of connection and identity of belonging and purpose with the social means for expressing it through ceremonies and celebrations We are complex creatures with personal physical and psychological needs social or relationship needs and spiritual needs of connection and purpose Without a fulsome nourishment of our body mind and spirit we are deficient in our abilities to act feel or understand We become disabled and disempowered in different ways depending on the nourishment we lack The sudden global expansion of urban agricultural industrial civilisation in the last century or so has adversely impacted on all aspects of our nutrition The mis management of land soils and forests and an inappropriate use of tools and technology has debased our food and water supplies as it has destroyed ecosystems and physical resources Very recently we have made an even worse mess of marine life in the oceans Everywhere what we throw away as wastes is of minimal use because of the overloading of waterways soils and ecosystems and the contamination by synthetic and toxic chemicals Our senses are assaulted by unnatural smells and sounds and

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  • processes | Waterscape
    small step changes and others involve radical reformulations or transformations into quite different states or functional arrangements The dynamic and system implications are very different Continue reading Posted in Ecosophia Wisdom Tagged change processes social systems Transformation Leave a comment Find things Search for Upcoming Events Residential Permaculture Course Jan 2014 Modular Permaculture Course finishes Nov 2013 Farmhouse Kitchen October 2013 Sites Pages HOME ABOUT US BLOG BOOKS CONTACT US

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  • social systems | Waterscape
    small step changes and others involve radical reformulations or transformations into quite different states or functional arrangements The dynamic and system implications are very different Continue reading Posted in Ecosophia Wisdom Tagged change processes social systems Transformation Leave a comment Find things Search for Upcoming Events Residential Permaculture Course Jan 2014 Modular Permaculture Course finishes Nov 2013 Farmhouse Kitchen October 2013 Sites Pages HOME ABOUT US BLOG BOOKS CONTACT US

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  • Transformation | Waterscape
    small step changes and others involve radical reformulations or transformations into quite different states or functional arrangements The dynamic and system implications are very different Continue reading Posted in Ecosophia Wisdom Tagged change processes social systems Transformation Leave a comment Find things Search for Upcoming Events Residential Permaculture Course Jan 2014 Modular Permaculture Course finishes Nov 2013 Farmhouse Kitchen October 2013 Sites Pages HOME ABOUT US BLOG BOOKS CONTACT US

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