Sunday, August 8, 2010

Who Are We?

“On Russia’s religious development will come the greater hope of the world.”
–Edgar Cayce

Today I am encountering the feelings described in Book 5 of The Ringing Cedars Series. In Chapter 11, Anastasia relates how things will be in the future when the Russian people have set up their kin’s domains and are living in harmony with nature. She tells how many people from around the world will want to visit and see how this is done and most importantly experience how it feels. “. . . forty percent of foreigners who did visit the domains returned home only to fall into a state of depression bordering on suicide. “

Yes, just recently, it has come to my attention how pointless this current existence is if none of our energies are put into creating goodness for the planet.

It seems as though the many years I’ve spent on this planet have come to nothing and, in some cases have contributed to the degeneration of the planet and the harming other living beings. It is at times hard to live with that knowledge.

It is almost overwhelming to contemplate a life of living in complete happiness and in harmony with the planet, making the best use possible of available technologies without bringing harm to the this earth, ourselves, or other living beings. How wonderful that would be. Could it possibly be made true, not just for me but for all aware people everywhere.

In Chapter 7 of this book, it mentions that on 7 July 2003, Russia passed into federal law, the Private Garden Plot Act which allows Russian citizens to receive, free of charge, state-owned plots of land for private and inheritable ownership. Any produce grown on this land is not subject to taxation. How splendid would that be.

Scott Fraser from “Reality Sandwich” quotes Leonid Sharashkin on the significance of this seemingly simple act:
“Essentially, what Russian gardeners do," he [Sharashkin] concludes, "is demonstrate that gardeners can feed the world – and you do not need any GMOs, industrial farms, or any other technological gimmicks to guarantee everybody's got enough food to eat. Bear in mind that Russia only has 110 days (my emphasis) of growing season per year – so in the US, for example, gardeners' output could be substantially greater. Today, however, the area taken up by lawns in the US is two times greater than that of Russia's gardens – and it produces nothing but a multi-billion-dollar lawn care industry."
Read the full article, Call of the Ringing Cedars, here.
In Russia garden plots did not spring out of nowhere. In the 1960's a plot of land, known as a "dacha" (or country house) was granted to private citizens as part of the Russian government's agricultural programme. These came to be a great place of retreat for city dwellers, but also a source of food. The people who tended these gardens become known as "dachniks" (gardeners).

This article from Saltspring News - a Canadian daily - states that 70% of Russia's population is working 8 million hectares of land and producing 40% of Russia's agricultural output. This says a lot for local food supply. And as mentioned in Book 7 The Energy of Life, "Nothing can give [Man] a greater emotional charge or abundant energy than one's own family life-giving space." And this is meant to include not only the food grown there and eaten fresh, but also the environment of clean air, pristine water and the loving energies of the birds and other animals inhabiting this space. And most important of all is the love and care the family puts into growing the trees and plants on this land.

So who are we really? That is a question I am still framing an answer for. But this I do know from my own experience. When I am away from nature for any length of time I become quite despondant. When I am not growing my own food in some way, shape or form I lose connection with the true nature of my being. When I start to eat food that has been grown artificially (using chemicals) by someone unknown to me, transported a long way, refrigerated or frozen, or older than 3 days from harvest I get sick.

Only a strong connection wtih nature will support us to flourish and allow the essence of our being to shine. We owe it to ourselves but also to planet earth. For only by living in this way, can we give goodness and harmony back to the planet and experience true happiness.

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