One of the main reasons that has triggered us to embark on this leg of our journey as a family i mentioned before is to live a holistic life. Holistic living is a concept that has got a lot of light in the past few years. What holistic lifestyle means to different people differs. To us it is to take care of our entire selves: body, mind, spirit/soul and environment.
So keeping this in mind we started our focus on growing our own food. We started educating ourselves on the process of growing food when we still lived in london. We were fortunate enough to get some space in our local allotment. It was here we first introduced the process of planting and maintaining a food garden to our son who was 2 years old at the time. This was also the start of familiarising ourselves with the practice behind the theories of food growth for us both. Our children are growing seeing hours of our lives spent cultivating the land. This is their normal. Now being in central america we are in the first stage of learning what works here. No matter where or what time as humans we live in, it is important to learn the skills associated with growing food and sharing these valuable lesson with the generations that follow. Growing your own food isnt something that will only save you money, provide you security, contribute to a healthier life, ensures mental clarity and connection to mother earth but small scale farming is best for the environment.
The other main component was to continue our education on natural medicines. Doing different courses on natural health remedies, collecting books to further our education. I am by no means saying there is no good in conventional medicine but it is not to be taken lightly. More often than not equipped with the right information we can heal our bodies from many of the ailments we go to our local GP/health care provider for. Conventional medicine is important to understand but to always ensure you do your due diligence on possible side effects. We have been blessed to be given a temple that is immensely powerful and has the capability to self heal. There is a solution for every ailment in nature.
The second was to take stock of what products we put on our bodies, what products are in our homes which cause more harm than good. This is a journey i had started on prior to our sons birth. Setting up my natural skin and hair care business started off as personal project to eliminate toxic skin and hair care from our home. This also lead to all cleaning products being re examined and replaced. Understanding how much of what touches our skin, the largest organ in our body, goes into our bloodstream. This was a major overhaul all the way to our mattresses.
We also started designing our family home. Making sure that we continued this approach of health over convenience/conditioned behaviour. We wanted to ensure we would live in a building that didnt do us nor the environment any harm. The building process and journey i will go into more depth as it is far too long to fit into one paragraph.
This is a brief glimpse of our journey and what holistic living means to us. All of the above will be broken down further in future posts of course. If there is any specific aspect that stands out or you want to know more of, please feel free to give us a shout.
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