Intro Song = "Arcane". Outro Song = "Firebrand". Both by Kevin MacLeod. Available under Creative Commons Attribution License.
(2) Understandings of how nature works; and
(3) A design approach.
(2) People-Care; and
She is brutalized, for our supersized
existence. Big houses, cars and closets
to ease the pain of shrunken meaning and ALIVENESS.
But it doesn’t work. The pain of separation is still there.
So we continue our bubbly chatter
Turn, and stuff, our faces.
nom-nom-nom… let’s think of new places
to pillage, strip and chew to the bone.
Home, desolated home.
2/10/2014 12:23:13 am
Thank you Erika for this thought provoking podcast. During it I kept reflecting on all of the jobs and financial security we are all creating for one another by being a consumer of the things you mentioned (items, food, electricity).
2/10/2014 01:00:58 am
April, thank you for listening! And thanks for your fantastic, and equally thought-provoking, question.
2/10/2014 03:21:00 am
Thank you, Erika! That insight helps me understand these concepts better! I wasn't quite on board the first time around, but am getting closer!
2/10/2014 04:22:26 am
What a great first show! In response to your request for feedback regarding the integration of poetic/story telling tones mixed in with the 'typically' more linear subject matter, I think it's absolutely refreshing, inspiring and it immensely contributes towards a cultural expansion of living harmoniously with the worlds around by means of integration. Nature has shown us that although we 'compartmentalize' what we understand in order to process certain types of information, everything is deeply interconnected. Your flow and pace was very pleasing to my ears and my soul, and was also very nourishing to my thought process. Little touches of humor resonate with me greatly and help to keep the heart from becoming overwhelmed when facing a world of seemingly great resistance. Thank you for sharing!
2/10/2014 07:35:28 pm
Justine, I am so enriched by your comment! THANK YOU for clearly articulating what I was doing by simple gut guidance :-) I'm happy that you received the experiment of it with insight that has deepened my own understanding. I look forward to learning more, from and with you. XO
2/10/2014 05:10:43 am
Hi Erika, I was surprised by the quote from Victor Lebow on consumerism. Thank you for introducing his theories to me. It is overwhelming to imagine changing our culture from one of rampant consumption to a different model. Maybe, it will happen one person at a time but I would hope for much larger movement by like-minded people. Either way it won't happen in my lifetime (I'm 66). As I listened attentively to your voice, I did notice the changes in your delivery, and the words, while still reflecting your subject matter, brought a momentary respite, a gentle pause in the tone of speech through the language of poetry. Maya Angelou came to mind immediately. I will be interested to continue this journey with you next Monday.
2/10/2014 08:15:26 pm
Hi, Barry! What surprised you about the Lebow quote? How explicit it is, or something else?
2/11/2014 01:53:51 am
Good Morning Erika, maybe surprised wasn't the right word, but I didn't realize how long ago consumerism has been the most dominant paradigm in our economy. Obviously, I've never studied economics. You know, I didn't recognizeconsumerism as a bad thing until after 9/11 when it began to be equated with patriotism. I guess that got my attention. Now I see consumerism as ominous substitute for the American Dream where the middle class strives to have ALL the things they desire, and if they can't have them all, then the dream is dead. As for my Maya Angelou reference, I think it was the cadence of your speech that changed - all of a sudden I realized I was listening to poetry. By the way, I'm ok with one person at a time also. Looking forward to hearing more.
Clara I Gonzalez-Herndon
2/11/2014 11:07:27 am
Wow, Erika, what a brilliant first show!
2/11/2014 07:14:09 pm
Clara, you *were* right there with me ;-)
2/12/2014 04:30:54 am
A mind opening experience, that turns this upside down world right side up, to see the world in a new light. Breathtaking! This truth will release you from the prison of society's constructs which we do see that binds and suffocates without our knowing why...until now.
2/12/2014 07:28:10 pm
Inversions. Not just for yoga. :-) Thanks for listening, Joyce!
2/13/2014 05:30:17 am
It is my pleasure! Thank you for your message and what you are doing for the world!
2/12/2014 06:17:37 am
Erika, I am so excited about the launch of this podcast. You are giving voice to issues, concerns and ideas that are near and dear to my heart. You have a way of articulating things that commands my attention and reassures my soul. Thank you. So many of us walk through our days with this background awareness that something is terribly wrong but we are unsure of how to respond to all that is brewing within our own minds. With regard to consumerism, I can't tell you how many times I've thought . . . "Is anyone seeing this?" It’s like we’ve blindly accepted the label of “consumer” as our primary role in life. And though on some level (an unconscious one for most I would say) we feel lost in a mad mad world, we’re just not sure of how to break loose! Thank you for your openness, your honesty, your warmth, your fierceness, your artistry and your insight. I can't wait for more.
2/12/2014 07:46:18 pm
Monica, I realize the topics + perspectives of this podcast are contrary to mainstream (aka "fringe"), so the fact that you so fully get it... makes me wonder if you and I are possibly from the same planet, which ain't this one! LOL :-) Seriously, your support is so appreciated. Thank you.
JOYCE E KAWASAKI
2/14/2014 03:15:38 am
Monica, so well stated as well and I resonate deeply with what Erika and you have both said here. I would love to express these further in "All of Me, All of Us". Hugs and love to you and Erika, Joyce
2/12/2014 08:30:50 pm
Thanks, Erica, for your thoughtful podcast. You give soul soothing voice to many of the same concerns I and so many others are grappling with. Permaculture as a way of life is a beautiful thing to work for.
2/13/2014 07:48:02 pm
Susan, thanks for letting me know we share these concerns... and ideals :-)
2/13/2014 10:21:37 am
2/13/2014 07:51:20 pm
Hi, Jill! Thanks very much for the great resources + insights you shared. I hope you will keep 'em coming :-)
2/13/2014 09:30:01 pm
Oh, the power and magic of sanity, and the joy of it being delivered so exquisitely! Thank you, Erika, for this podcast; your work is truly cut out for you. After listening, may the rest of us use our conviction to urgently modify the thought processes and habits that threaten our lives and our planet -- our only home.
2/26/2014 02:14:15 am
Hi Erika, I thought you might be interested in this link. I didn't realize until this morning that this friend I've know since the late 70s (when he was 6) is now a certified permaculturist in South Carolina. He's a great guy, too! https://www.facebook.com/pages/International-Center-For-Sustainability-Inc-ICS-Inc/266419752050?ref=br_rs
2/26/2014 03:03:18 am
Barry, what a great resource! I'm so glad you shared it here, thank you. Have checked out, and "Liked" your friend's page, and am already learning much from it. Very inspiring, what's he created.
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