From the beginning of human habitation a natural village has consisted of buildings wholly constructed of natural and recycled materials. The villagers tend gardens and run businesses, with a goal of being over 50% — and as close to 100% as possible — self-sufficient in food production. The village also looks to the sun, wind and water to complement its grid-supplied energy consumption.
With care, each village can restore its local environment back into a healthy condition of food producing landscape with lovely natural homes nestled in central clusters, as the tradition has held since our beginnings. Sharing daily survival goals in such a village (or neighborhood) — one consisting of adults and children, animals, gardens and environmentally-friendly technology creates an inherently stable home life and supportive community atmosphere, which in turn contributes to meeting people’s basic needs for food, social life and shelter.
Pictured above: near the village of Rudraprayag, nestled between the Alak Anand and Mandakini rivers in the Himalyan foothills of India, lie villages that have been self sustaining for well over 10,000 years, and that continue largely unchanged into today. Cell phones, cars and the litter of thousands of plastic bags are the most evident sign of the modern age.
This is why the formation has dominated human organization since our dawning: An independent village determines its own economy according to the goals and abilities of its villagers. The Natural Villages community has begun a project on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota. Its goal is to establish a self sustaining, natural village on land owned by the villagers, within the borders of the Pine Ridge Reservation.
A message to our conscious humanity from the heart of our female soul:
“Why We Might Want To Pay It Forward To Mother Earth and Create Natural Villages.”
We are living here today on land that was cultivated and kept pristine by the love, tears and consciousness of indigenous village dwelling people for a millennia. In the same breath that we celebrate the election of our first community organizer, Barak Obama into the office of president of the United States, We are here to remind us that this turtle island has a heart, and it lies in the center of this landscape.
This heart of our North American island, this small body of earth is in the Sacred Black Hills of South Dakota, and was traditionally protected and used for sacred healing ceremonies that ensured relatively stable weather, happy families, cultural harmony, within the laws of natural harmony.
This natural harmony has been seriously violated by the human race. From the moment we allowed our US military to occupy Lakota territory, and we allowed our government to stamp its ownership onto the mountainside, carving into the breast of our sacred mothers heart the faces of our white rich powerful male American presidents, we lost the respect of our Mother, this earth.
For us, her female villagers; we, the writers as human women residing in America; intend to use this life, a precious gift we received from her…she gave this to us, and we intend to earn the respect she deserves for upholding consciousness within her love of light, so that creation and our human culture within this creation can re-grow into harmony and balance.
She offers her food to us daily. She allows her body to be used for our shelters. We walk on her body when we move from here, to there. We drink her life’s sacred healing force, water. Life. We breathe her exhale, air…the action of love, Paravati. A sonscrit word meaning First Mother, essence of air.
This physical realm is an illusion, a play of light. We condense into matter when we allow our own consciousness to worry, to tighten, to repeat an energetic thought over and over until it condenses into a something we can truly feel…which causes it to manifest into a physical form, we believe in its presence, its existence, making it possible to sense or perceive it with one of our five senses of sight, sound, taste, touch and smell.
Indigenous people knew this, and integrated into each human system, each cultural community the principles of natural harmony, or natural law. We live in a pay it forward universe. Water, is the first condensation into form that light can make…it is the water of love that flows through the living systems of this universe. Unless we are using the energy of love to design a human system, it is guaranteed to fail.
We are experiencing the failure of our human systems. We see now that our lack of respect and love for our earth as our mother has caused her an immense amount of loss of love…she loves the diverse, unique species she creates. We, her human children have been complicit in the destruction force of assault on the dignity of unique love. The males of our race have allowed the vulnerable to become prey to the forces of violence. Our collective of governing males have lost their collective instincts to protect, defend and support the life givers and life creators on this earth, our women. Our Mothers. Our sacred life upholders, nourishers, lovers.
Mother earth is a conscious being. She has gifted us with the way home, the way back to harmony and balance. Heaven is a place in nature, a garden of life, love, beauty, brilliant sensations of exploding smells, warmths, lives and hummingbirds! JOY is a natural human condition. WE as a humanity can cultivate cultures of joy, peace, harmony, and love as our guiding principle!
This human realm is also called the Natural Village. Hell, is a place where consciousness is in a condition of suffering. Pain. This, too, is an illusion. A forgetting that the only thing that exists is the light of love. The second we succeed at remembering this, at putting back together the body of information that proves this as a reality of physics, the reality of matter that takes form within the play of light, we also succeed at transforming our consciousness into the light of love in that same moment. We call this self transformation. It can happen now. And now.
She, the consciousness of our earth, gave this gift of living within the heaven of a natural village to the very first humans, who used it for millennia, until different waxes and wanes in human consciousness took place.
When we are out of balance, we loose respect for our natural boundaries. The boundaries show us how to mean it when we say: “we love our women and our earth, therefore we will not rape, murder, torture or leave them without hearth or home. We will not kill her children. We will not CAUSE sufferings for other human souls, who then by the NATURE of this natural law reality will then cause more sufferings for even more human souls.
We will protect our vulnerable hearts and souls within the compassionate villages of our conscious reality.. So let us listen, this time…to the indigenous peoples wisdom. Let us recover our hearth and home by making a natural village available to all of those who need them. Creating a natural heaven, a community within natures balance, the best way we can thank this living, conscious system of life creating life within this evolution, the love moving forward from conscious loving mother of all our moments, now, within humanity. Community. With unity, let us gather as loving humans.
Natural, beautiful, regional food production landscapes can once again become normal for communities within this moment of reality.