From the Ground Up/Desde Abajo

Change can come from anywhere and happen very fast,
come be part of the solution on the side of life
.”
– Rosemary Morrow

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A wonderful slideshow with music by Ayla Nereo of my Permaculture mentor and friends who travelled to UK Permaculture convergence and are absorbing all the wisdom and inspiration to share with those of us who stayed behind…

As in any natural ecosystem or Permaculture Guild, there is no work so humble to not being embraced: for some of us, it means staying behind and underground, doing the work little-by-little, supporting changes around those who are ready and inspiring those who may not be that ready yet.

For others, it may involve deeper immersion and changes, to become masters.

From cutting/changing  your consumption patterns, working on reducing waste to embracing food preservation, growing herbs or using them to heal, all work is welcome…

Want to know more about Permaculture and get inspired?

Watch/listen to  this slideshow:

Applewood Permaculture Pioneers from Gaiacraft on Vimeo.

As a wave,
Across the land,
We are moving, moving…
Save no face,
The change these bodies make,
And the way they are,
Facing forward,
Shoulder to the stone,
Tellin of movin it…
Takes one step,
Takes your voice,
Takes your voice, saying:
I am not hearing if you are not naming it,
I am not stopping if you are not changing it,
Here are my hands,
Let’s see what they’re making!

In the morning,
In the rise up,
There’s a bridge,
From all it’s been,
In the dawning,
The vines are,
Pushing through the pavement.
We were born of burning hearts,
We are tearing off the reigns,
From the ground up we will build it,
From clouds above we’ll reign it,
From the crowd up we will raise it,
From the ground up…

You hold the spade,
To turn new soil…
For the coming grace,
You hold the plans…
No hands but our hands,
Will lead our children,
All that will feed you,
Is a fierce prayer,
Is a fierce prayer, saying:
I am not hearing if you are not naming it,
I am not stopping if you are not stopping it,
Here are my hands,
Let’s see what they’re making!

In the morning,
In the rise up,
There’s a bridge,
From all of its been,
In the dawning,
The vines are,
Pushing through the pavement.
We were born of burning hearts,
We are tearing off the reigns,
From the ground up we will build it,
From the clouds above we’ll reign it,
From the crowd up we will raise it,
From the ground up…

In this life we,
See so many things and,
Sometimes our heart may start to bleed a bit,
But I choose this,
Life I’m gonna lead and,
I must give my hands,
To make it.

In the morning,
In the rise up,
There’s a bridge,
From all that’s been, In the dawning,
The vines are,
Pushing through the pavement.
From the ground up we will build it,
From the clouds above we’ll reign it,
From the crowd up we will will raise it,
From the ground up we will build it,
WE WERE BORN OF BURNING HEARTS
From the clouds above we’ll reign it,
From the crowd up we will raise it,
From the ground up we will build it,
From the clouds above we’ll reign it,
WE WERE BORN OF BURNING HEARTS
From the crowd up we will raise it,
From the ground up we will build it,
From the clouds above we’ll reign it,
From the crowd up we will raise it,
From the ground up we will build it,
From the clouds above we’ll reign it,
From the ground up…

 

“From the Ground Up” Ayla Nereo Jumpsuit Records 24 March 2014

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