Living in Earthships

green buildingsSustainable, comfortable, eco-friendly.

Taos, United States – It’s a green architectural movement that took root in the desert of New Mexico some 40 years ago. That’s when Michael Reynolds, 69, began experimenting with building homes out of garbage and natural materials that he called “Earthships”.

Course 2

CONFLICT INTO CONFLUENCE
IF TWO GIANT ROCKS COLLIDE THERE IS CONFLICT.
THE TWO SOLIDS SMASH TOGETHER AND BOTH ARE DAMAGED
OR IF ONE IS LARGER AND HARDER THEN THE OTHER IS MORE DAMAGED.
THE POINT IS THAT DAMAGE IS DONE WHEN TWO SOLIDS COLLIDE.
THIS IS CONFLICT – THINGS IN A SOLID STATE COLLIDE AND DAMAGE RESULTS.
IF TWO GIANT RIVERS COLLIDE THERE IS CONFLUENCE.
THE TWO LIQUID MOVING BODIES FLOW TOGETHER AND MIX AND BECOME ONE WITH THE COMBINED FORCE OF THE TWO.
IF ONE IS LARGER – IT DOES NOT MATTER – THEY STILL MIX
NO DAMAGE IS DONE. […]

By |June 13th, 2013|

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Course 3

FLUIDITY of THOUGHT

Fluid thoughts see no conflict;
they just flow around everything.

Fluid thoughts are not crystalized;
they shape change but remain in tact.

Fluid thoughts, therefore, have no enemies.

There is no frustration with fluid thoughts as there is no challenge, no conflict, no collision, no stress.

The lack of stress results in the bearer of the thought  being more at ease, healthier and, therefore, stronger as fluid thought flows around challenge.

Fluid thought does allow, and even welcomes,  influence and direction,
but these happen without stress  to the bearer or other creatures.
This is due to the effects of fluid thinking being “soft”. […]

By |June 13th, 2013|

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Course 4

TAKING FLUID THINKING FURTHER
NOW THERE ARE CRYSTALIZED OBSTACLES  ALWAYS OUT THERE…
OTHER THOUGHT PATTERNS OF OTHER PEOPLE AS WELL AS GENERAL DOGMA AND BELIEF SYSTEMS.
IF YOU ARE FLUID, THEY ARE NOT A PROBLEM FOR YOUR OWN MANEUVERABILITY.  SO THERE IS NO CONFLICT.   BUT  CONFLUENCE  IS MUCH MORE POWERFUL THAN JUST THE LACK OF CONFLICT.
TO ESTABLISH CONFLUENCE, THESE OBSTACLES MUST ALSO BE LIQUIFIED.
THIS TAKES MORE ENERGY THAN JUST LIQUIFYING YOUR OWN THOUGHTS.   YOUR RIVER OF THOUGHT MUST BECOME EVANGELIZED. […]

By |June 13th, 2013|

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Course 5

REVIEW OF LIQUID THINKING
LIQUIFIED THOUGHTS ELIMINATE CONFLICT.
ELIMINATION OF CONFLICT ELIMINATES STRESS.
LACK OF STRESS AND CONFLICT SETS THE STAGE FOR INSPIRATION.
INSPIRATION EVANGELIZES THOUGHT AND DISSOLVES
THE CRYSTALIZED THOUGHTS AND BELIEF SYSTEMS (DOGMAS) THAT ALREADY EXIST.
DISSOLVING EXISTING CRYSTALIZED THOUGHTS AND BELIEF SYSTEMS
MAKES POSSIBLE THE CONFLUENCE OF ALL THOUGHT AS ALL THOUGHT IS NOW LIQUID. […]

By |June 13th, 2013|

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Course 6

Inspiration

Inspiration grows best from a stress free environment.
This is facilitated by fluid thinking.
This is one of the many reasons why fluid thinking is important.
It sets the stage for inspiration.
Sometimes inspiration actually overpowers and disintegrates stress in other entities  but it has to be ignited by someone/something.
Inspiration is like the sun…   it shines on everyone and everything – no discrimination happens with inspiration.
The inspired creature has no boundaries.
The inspired creature infects like a virus.
Perhaps virus is inspired and indiscriminate itself – that is why it is so powerful.
We can learn a lot from some of our most powerful adversaries.
They share without knowing. […]

By |June 13th, 2013|

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Course 7

THE LAW, THE TRUTH,  and…  THE WAY

If enough people around you say  “don’t do that”…
in the immediate world around you…
then…  you don’t do that.
that is the meaning of…
the “law”.

If enough people around you say  “do… do that”
in your immediate surroundings…
then…  you can do what you dream
that is the meaning of
the “truth”

If enough people around […]

By |June 13th, 2013|

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Course 8

FLOWERS

The flower opens up in the sunlight.
It closes in the darkness.
The flower is responsive to phenomena around it.

Humans are similar to the flower…
they open up to the light and close up to darkness.
They too are responsive to the phenomena around them.

Humans have something more than flowers.
Due to consciousness, soul, and spirit…
humans have access to inner light.
This is much the same as sunlight but it comes from within.
Humans are not dependent on the sun for opening and closing. […]

By |June 13th, 2013|

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Course 9

BIRDS

A flock of birds all leave the ground at the same time
and rise up into the air.

They dart one way and then the other…
all in unison as if controlled by one brain.

This has to require a full awareness of the whole flock
by each individual bird.

No one bird can be self absorbed so much that it
ruins the single fluid motion of the entire flock. […]

By |June 13th, 2013|

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“Not only is it my first Earthship, it’s my first home” – Living in Earthships Ashton Wolfe

Recently, one of our staff members, Ashton Wolfe purchased an Earthship of her own in the Greater World Community located in the gravel pit. Closed on the 30th of August, 2012, this is not only her first Earthship, but her first house.  The house is a one bedroom, one bathroom global model Earthship that was originally built by Earthship foreman, Ron Sciarillo as a spec house (year?).  She is the first owner of this home.  Asked about her Earthship and her plans for this house, she proves to be really excited with plans to add to the Earthship in order to live as sustainably and self-contained as possible.  Ashton is ready to begin her life as a resident and member of the Greater World Community.

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By |September 27th, 2012|

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Living Off the Grid in Earthship, New Mexico

One woman’s surreal adventures living off the grid in a New Mexico earthship, preparing for the fall of America.
When you’re living in a city, it’s easy to idealize living off the grid. It’s beautiful, it’s free, it’s radical sustainability. But out here, you learn that the system is impossible to escape.
My friends west of the Mississippi are prepared for a crash. They’ve got gardens, goats, chickens, big dogs, good boots, loaded guns, composting toilets, and off-the-grid houses. They talk about it like it’s for certain. They’re not just prepared for the system to crash; they want it to. They say, I love America. I love it so much that I want it to crumble and fall. I love America so much that I want to see it reborn.

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By |September 10th, 2012|

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