Land Access and Outdoor Access

“How should we have minimized this [“crazy” and “evil” conspiracy theories about me regarding vaccination and the COVID-19 pandemic], either working out with the social media companies, or explaining what we are up to in a better way?” – Bill Gates

Yes, Bill. I agree with you here: How would you explain what you are up to in a better way? BTW, I really hope “your heart is as soft and warm as your sweater”.

“Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, has an alter ego: Farmer Bill, the guy who owns more farmland than anyone else in America.” -Eric OKeefe, The Land Report

The institutional support is set up not only for denying people like you and me to have land access. But now in corona crisis times, we are also being denied OUTDOOR access.

The greatest protest in the history of the world has been ongoing over 6 months and hardly anyone is talking about it. 250 million small farmers are protecting their land and food security of India from the hands of #CorporateGlobalisation #CorporateGlobalization #LandGrabbing

Tell Bill Gates to donate land to organic farmers.

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Loquats (locally known as “Nísperos”)

I read somewhere that all the round and colorful decoration on a Christmas tree 🎄 represent the wishful thinking of seeing fruits again hanging on the trees once the winter have passed.

So these are just the first wave of the presents this loquat tree is giving us the day before Christmas.

Hey, Kids! Don’t try this at home 😉

Funny thing is this tree is most probably the result from a squirrel that dropped or buried the fruits seed in this narrow patch of soil. Such a fine example that “everyone gardens”.

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What the world needs now is MORE people

Before “overpopulation” believers go straight for my neck, I would like to utter out that I am Pro Creation. Yes, Pro creation. Not Pro Choice, and not Pro Life. 

But what does Pro Creation mean? Well, on the broad sense, it means favoring creation. But it also means Co-creative Procreation. Please allow me to make my case. 

How many people nowadays were born because of the following “accidents”:

  • The condom broke
  • The pill didn’t work

Or someone saying:

  • “I drank too much that night”
  • “I wasn’t supposed to be in my fertile days”
  • “My biological clock was ticking”
  • “Everyone else was having babies”
  • “My partner wanted to have kids”
  • “I was too hot to pull out”

What is the story most parents are going to tell their kids about their conception as the first generation born during the Covid Crisis?: “The TV broke down during the lockdown”? Or perhaps, “The Internet was not working for a whole day”?

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LIVING IN A THRIVING COMMUNITY FOOD FOREST IN THE YEAR 2030 TODAY

Art credit: Mónica Rozo

JORGE’s TRANSCRIPT OF HARMONY STORY
MEXICO CITY, DECEMBER 29, 2019

NOTE: Harmony Story is a practice that can help us to envision the beautiful future that we have only imagined can be true. It is a way of bringing into the present something that we believe is in alignment with universal truth–a world where all life can thrive. Here are the instructions: 

Step 1: Choose a project or goal or vision you are working on. 

Step 2: Pick a date in the future. Go into the future as far as you would like. It depends on if you are looking to visualize short term goals or long term goals. 

Step 3: Start speaking as if you are in the future, and things that you would like to have happened, have already happened. 

Step 4: People can join in as if they are present with you in the future.

Step 5: Complete the story with a short appreciation, going around the circle and sharing what you appreciated about doing this process.

See this Harmony Story article for more info.

In my case, Jorge, I am co-creating a compassionate, healthy and thriving COMMUNITY FOOD FOREST WROLD NETWORK (Find out more at www.freefoodforfuture.org and www.noblepeacetribe.org).

Here is an example of how Jorge envision this project he is working on using the Harmony Story technique:

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Where would I like this story to go next

How to put into words what I would like to see next after this 1 year journey around Ecuador… without sounding self absorbed about it?

Tomorrow will be the 22 of January, and it will officially mark the 1 year anniversary since Sylvie and I landed in Ecuador to start our brand new life living in a Raw Vegan Edible Fruit Forest Community. To read more on that go to this other post: Moving countries to live in a Raw Vegan Fruit Forest Community in the Ecuadorian Amazon did not work out 1 year ago. What has happened since?

So here it goes, I’ll just spill my Mexican beans out for the universe and you to know what is going on in my highly active inner world: I would like this story to go next to the creation of Experimental Peace Research & Learning Centers.

To be continued…

‎⁨Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez⁩, ⁨Ciudad de México⁩, ⁨México⁩ 21 de Enero de 2018

Communities, intention, vision and 3 blenders in our shared kitchen space

A quick recap of this video:

Two months and a half ago, this 4-bedroom “co-housing” space had only one couple occupying one of the rooms and NO blender in the common kitchen.

Then, one and a half months ago, we occupied a second room and got a blender 10 days later (unfortunately, getting a second-hand blender did not work out). A few days after that, the other couple got a blender as well – exactly the same model as ours. Total 2 blenders so far.

And just at the beginning of the year, a third room was occupied, bringing a 3rd brand-new blender to the same common kitchen space.

I would guess, having 3 blenders available in the same kitchen would be an uncommon feature of any apartment – even if it was in the USA or Europe. But it is specially weird to find this in a country like Ecuador, where most of the electronic equipment is imported and very highly taxed. Plus, the currency in this country is the U.S. Dollar! So you can get an idea of how having 3 blenders available in one kitchen would be out of the question here.

But that is NOT all. One of our “co-housers” complained that we use the blenders too much, creating too much noise and so it was proposed to ban the blenders from the kitchen and use them on the terrace only! (Good comedy material, right?)

In any case. This is a good lesson for me to pin point the importance of having a vision in common when it comes to living together. Given our actual situation is NOT meant to be an intentional community nor an eco village, this current experience has given us perspective of how clear things need to be agreed prior to moving in together with people that may or may not share the ideals, practices and values that The Noble Peace Tribe people have in common.

If you would like to check out more of what having a vision entails, you may want to take a look at the Living Vision page.