Posts tagged permaculture

Journal 1/21/10



Lying in bed, I’m amused by and grateful for my current life. I basically got gifted an upgrade from my 3 person sharing hut to a hut all to myself. Emily offered the hut “Dolphin” to me yesterday during laundry since she’s staying in Nico’s bus now. I’m happy with my new sweet dwelling in the jungle. 

Heart Share tonight after dinner was facilitated by Judy. We did some pretty great improv sessions. We joined in groups of 3 creating the appearance of a syncopated machine with repetitious sounds and movement. A couple groups were pretty good. Fred sr., Nathan and I did a couple and Nathan, Rachel and I did one. We also did outer circle, inner circle rotation match up with spontaneous role playing and other games. 

Earlier we had a permaculture class with Tracy. We got soil samples, and talked about the water systems and soil and water in general in which we did a tour.

We had vegetarian sushi for lunch which was more like an overstuffed burrito that refused to stay together. Our work party was to take the remnants of the old roof on the barn off and put a new one on. Some of the crew machete’d and sickled the cane grass and weeds while Nico, myself, Fred sr. and Biko did the high ladder work. The members were ecstatic about us getting the job done in three hours. 

This morning I made the first 5 minutes of Joelle’s acro/partner yoga class, but unfortunately it was my morning to make breakfast for all. Hard boiled eggs, oatmeal, cashews, pumpkin seeds, raisins, almond butter, mameh zapote, papaya, oranges, bananas etc.

Sunset, went to Pole Star for Kirtan. Mediocre overall, but mellowed me out for sure. Beautiful grounds, lovely pot luck dinner and beautiful view.


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Journal 1/19/10


6:00 pm

Killer breakfast of usual, digging Mameh Zapote. Check in is every morning which is starting to get easier and i’m actually beginning to appreciate it. Work party consisted of Macheteing Glerasidia and Caliendra along side the entrance path. Then feeding it to the plants we’re growing as a nitrogen fixer. Next we cleaned up papaya and banana trees and fed them the surrounding growth. After another beautiful lunch of hummus, tabouli and other fine food, we did a permaculture class consisting of a tour of the property and an explanation of what guilds are.

Dinner following, then Intro to Consensus decision making with Biko, this evening.

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Journal 1/17/10


10:30 pm

The morning began with a shower outdoors in the solar shower behind the main house. Sunday is a free day so we all decided to spend it together as a tribe. Lifetimes had widdled down to days. We all made our own breakfast of eggs, yakon, bread, coffee, fruits etc. Ningay was leaving to teach another symposium at another spot on the island. We had a heart felt talk.. she’s quite a visionary.. She offered to give me her book for free. I was very touched and knew I should give her a bracelet I made. I gave her the Owl Wisdom one. We were both close top tearing. She is living her Dharma and choosing to be carried by spirit. 

We gathered up and decided to hit the road for the day and through the night. The options that laid before us propelled us into our first consensus decision. We joyfully settled into the best choices for the group, as a whole. Kalani’s Ecstatic Dance was the first stop. I was driver again and was christened “Captain”, by Nathan. 

Kalani’s grounds are a little more well funded than La’akea, but they don’t offer the Permaculture classes I desire. Nevertheless, this class was the neo steam punk beach hippy’s version of the classic catholic church. I was exorcised of any remaining demons, if you will. Freeman, the elder of the of our tribe, his girlfriend Vicki, Camus, Rachel, Nathan, AJ, David, Nico, Emily and myself finally enjoyed our due connection amongst the larger circuit of human energy. We danced our godly asses off. The ritual of spirit movement held on this sunday was a successful attempt at bridging the gap between source and human. We started with a good 20 minute warm up which broke the sweat and lit ignited the fire. Then I saw my friend, Arcane from Boston via LA. Since their’s no talking I couldn’t say much. We sat in a circle said some prayers and they expressed certain guidelines. We then walked towards the center starting with an older man, apparently the owner of Kalani and a part Haitian woman. They layed their hands on each other, then each one of us came up one by one and put their right hand on the person’s shoulder in front of them, creatinga spider- like web of people with the intention and success of producing light. Ironically, the person that slipped in front of me was Arcane. The rest of the program was stellar. Our immediate tribe bonded even tighter within the extended Pahoan tribe around. Sweat was shed upon sweat as we moved in one serious Lahui. 

After the dance we decided to go to Kehena for the weekly drum circle ritual. We ate some food and got a beer at a restaurant in Kalapana at the end of Red Rd first. Then onto the infamous party on the black sand beach. Deeper and deeper we go. Sharing fruit, goji, coconuts, oranges, apples, cigarettes, beer, noni and love. Music, beach, spirit and Ohana. After acouple hours the rain lightly fell. Enough to prompt us to meander to the next spot. Downtown Pahoa, the Natch, Thai food, then played pool at local bar, Village Cafe where two Hawaiian guys played live covering familiar songs hawaiian style. Great voices. Ohana kapili. The tribe unites.

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