As those of you who farm already know, much of humanity is acutely disconnected from the earth, the other creatures that share it with us, and even our most direct support: our personal air, water, and food... that fundamental place our senses meet, ingest, and fuse our bodies with the universe.
Our world moves within us: into, through, and then out... and makes this life possible in the first place. We are made of it, and when we die our bodies merge again. But in some dark corners, we have come to believe that to be human is to be separate, above... to some even, "better than"....
The social narratives of society and commerce cynically call them "trends", but a new awakening has begun... it's starting: a new hunger for anything "real"... for food both healthy and local, a new desire to understand the land we impact and the animals who live here. We are beginning to question what we are told, to trust our own perceptions and gut feelings... we see now, our intuition is valuable, and that not everything needs to be controlled by humanity. We are hungering for the truth.
So... how do we live personally? Deep down, something important has been missing, a connection with our Earth that is as old as the mountains. Our own wildness is valuable too, and the earth doesn't belong to us. We belong to it. We are wild, too.
As individuals we are far more powerful than we believe, and not just with our clever minds. Our spirit, our hearts, feelings, and ancient, wild instinct give valuable insight too.
And the animals. Animals are true to their nature, and they speak directly to us, looking us in the eye as they show us how it's done. We with our clannish insecurities and psychical fears, so good at analyzing, rationalization, and denial. We forget to just... pay attention.
I go further: Nature is God showing us how it's done. We tell ourselves all manner of stories, but it is undeniable that we live within a physical limitation that was not created by us. It doesn't really matter how we got here. What matters is what we do, or don't do, with it.
I'm in a flux and I sense some changes are afoot.