There have been many times in my life, when I have wanted to run away into the wilderness, to turn my back on the modern world and total immerse myself in nature. I so often talk about, how a more natural lifestyle is the one for me. And I stand by that. But, I use technology just like most other people. I live in a truck for a start and really enjoyed when I was living a nomadic lifestyle. On top that of that, I have been living off grid, with the help of my solar system, for the last 12 plus years.
Having that solar system has certainly made my life a lot easier and ensured I could remain pretty under the radar. I have gone a few years without a fridge, but living in a warmer climate, I was certainly glad when I finally got one. Yes there are alternatives, using clay pots, something I have used in the past and building a cold storage unit underground, (this I would like to try once I am living in a more permanent space). But for now, I am happy for the convenience of my fridge,that I can plug in to my inverter.
Living a spiritual life, using solar energy!
Yes I still see it as a luxury, but it’s a necessary one, when you have growing kids that need lots of nutritious food on hand. I also have an electric masticating juicer, which I love and a wonderful blender that was gifted to me last year on my birthday. Both of these things allow me to make super nourishing food and drinks. I love to make raw cakes and energy balls, and I have made them in the past using only my mortar and pestle. It certainly worked, but the process is really slow and as a single parent, time is precious.
My wonderful Mortar and Pestle being used by my children, to make almond butter
I am really grateful for the technology that I use in my life, sometimes I wish I was not so dependent on it. But to be honest, if I had to go without, I am confident that I could. I guess the life I do live, would allow that transition to be pretty painless and straightforward. I have spend most of my life, learning how to take more responsibility for my life and the life of my girls. Growing my own food and medicine and giving my girls and myself the freedom to explore and discover who they are.
Connecting with the wonderful folk on here, through my love for medicinal herbs.
Of course how can I talk about technology and not mention the fact that I am using it to write this, to share my truths and my messages. I have been on this blockchain for over 4 years now and it has supported me emotionally and financially. It has provided me with a platform in which I can connect with people from all over the world, people that I am happy and fortune enough, to call part of my tribe.
I am passionate about self empowerment and the many ways it impacts our lives. I am also passionate about free speech and having the opportunity to share my truth with people who do not actually share the same truth as me. I do not wish to only connect with people who are on the same page as me, I want to challenge myself and hopefully others and in doing so help spread awareness. Using this blockchain, has allowed me to do just that.
This week the wonderful EcoTrain community has asked....
Can Spirituality and Technology live together?
We are multi dimensional beings, so much more that the many labels and stereotypes that society likes to place upon us. As though, we can only ever be one thing, achieve one thing in our lifetime. Our possibilities are endless, once we learn to break out of the constraints that have been placed upon us, by those who believe they hold the power and by our very own hands at times.
We all have different ideas of what it means to be spiritual, and who indeed am I, to say which is right or wrong, for anyone but myself. I certainly see myself as being spiritual, because to me, it means connecting with your authentic self and that for me, is living as natural as I can. It is living in harmony with nature, the connection I feel to the earth when I am barefoot, when I have my hands immersed in her life giving soil. Or indeed when I close my eyes and open my heart. It is my life line!
We have been taught, that real spiritual people are above us, that they are unattainable, the chosen ones. An idea that was conceived, to keep us inside our boxes. But the divine is within us all. The only guides or gurus we need, our ourselves, United, not segregated by this idea of them and us! We are all connected. Whether we use technology or not.