The animals, land and the elements sustain our physical existence on the planet. One could say we are dependent on nature and closely connected to the natural Earth. But how connected to nature are we? I noticed a few years ago how many artificial things have been added to our diets, mostly through packaged foods. When I looked closely at what I was purchasing I was often reading a type of code and numbers following ‘sugar’. How did we become distracted from nature? Surely because we are dependents and descendants of nature we would choose to focus on the importance of care toward it. It is the most fundamental contributor to our survival.
Mankind are caretakers of the natural world
I have a theory that the farmers, who practice wholesome techniques in food farming and production, should be getting paid what the politicians are paid, and the politicians be paid what the farmers are paid. In doing so, it would keep the politicians honest, because they would be doing their job for love. And the farmers would be rewarded for their knowledge in sustainable growing, harvesting and producing whole food.
The food the farmers grow keep humans alive. What do politicians feed us?
One single pair of hands lovingly touching the ground, spreading seeds, watering, and tending to the soil, or simply being aware of the vast generosity of nature, will create a ripple effect that travels through the universe.
Our Earth is a living, feeling entity and favorably responds, just as we do, to Love
Love is the great healer. Let’s love the Earth by nurturing ourselves with natural home made body care and household products. Re-use containers limiting fuel consumption and mass transportation, and maybe even grow our own herbs and food. Shop at the local farmers markets. Try and source organic food and meat from ethical farmers and limit or stop buying foods that include chemicals and synthetic additives.
Keeping it real
Natural home made products are great for many reasons;
- Nature provides us with so many, time honored, healing herbs. Herbal lore has been around and used safely and effectively for centuries. Learning about herbs and natural ingredients connects us with the natural world.
- We become inspired to grow our own ingredients. This takes us into the garden and connects us with our natural environment.
- It’s empowering to create wholesome and effective products, and to loosen the dependents on outside sources.
- Home made products are affordable and sometimes even cheap, and if you are growing things yourself, then some ingredients will be free!
- Because we can re-use our product containers we are lessening the impact of waste and plastics going into the earth.
Just imagine for a moment the fuel alone that goes into producing and distributing a single can of hairspray. The list includes the fuel used for the shipping of the products ingredients to the factory, the fuel for the ingredients of the can manufacturing, the fuel for the transportation of the label and packaging, and the fuel used for the transport you would use to go to the store to buy it. That’s a lot going on for a can of hairspray when you can make your own.
In house, cheap and easy
Home made products like hair, body and household products can be user friendly, effective, and can even promote better health and vitality naturally. As physical beings we are born of the earth, and are subsequently made up of all the same minerals. Just like the body needs all the minerals to function optimally, all these minerals and trace minerals are required for the earths harmonious existence. To sustain a healthy global balance involves every individual to become aware of their own personal footprint on the world.