How We All Can Live Off Grid
We all want to live off the grid, free and independent. We also all love to travel, we love to garden and have a place to call home. We want our own cabin, our own place, our freedom, and a cabin. For some of us it’s simple, a cabin in the mountains, solar power, a good old truck, and a nice garden. We want to live off grid, but we also want to travel.
It’s an age old dichotomy, but we’re both homesteaders and nomads. We want a place of our own, but we also want to go see the world. We love nature, peace and quiet. We are in tune with the earth and don’t mind getting our hands dirty. We love the smell of the cool fresh breeze on a spring morning and we appreciate the little things life has to offer. We seek happiness in our homestead. We like to be well rooted like a strong oak, but we’ve also got a wanderlust.
Some of us are like tumbleweeds, blown about by the wind, transient by choice, always moving, exploring, resting in a place for a short period of time and moving on. Most of us just want a place to call our own. But the Earth is free. It’s not ours to own. We’re mere custodians, caretakers for short a time. We make our marks on the land, gouge out rows for crops, stake up fences to keep livestock in, and people out. This is not the way.
So what is? How do we do it? How do we go off grid? To do that, we must first change our outlook, view things differently, and become part of something bigger. How?
We share. We are a family. We are human. We belong to the largest family in the world. The human family. Ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, it makes no difference. We’re all cut from the same genetic cloth. Evolved throughout time to be a greatly diverse group, but still one people. All together on one planet. We’re all part of the same family.
We all belong to the human family. We’re all brothers and sisters, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, great grandparents. Then there’s always the mothers. You know the kind of person I’m talking about.
The quintessential mom. There’s always a mom in every community in every part of the world. The one who is always there, who’s always helpful, who’s always offering, never expecting, never wanting, never asking. She’s the one who’s always there, for you, me, and everyone else. She loves unconditionally. She always seems to be able to put a smile on your face or cheer you up now matter how down you are.
Her energy seems limitless. Her goodness, love, caring and energy fill a room when she walks in. Everyone calls her mom. Because she is everyone’s mom. She’s your mom, she my mom.
Then there’s our great mother. Mother Earth. She gave birth to us. Delivered us from her womb, and gave us life. Not in a religious way mind you, or some supernatural way. But in a connected, deeply fulfilling almost spiritual kind of way. It’s appreciation. It’s caring. It’s that warm fuzzy feeling you get while standing atop a mountain overlooking the valley and you realize how small you really are. It’s that feeling you get when you realize that you are part of something much greater than yourself. Our planet. Our home.
We’ve grown in number and populated our planet from every ocean to every shore. From every forest and desert to every jungle and plain. The Earth is teeming with life. We are everywhere.
Yet we build borders and walls and fences and tell our fellow brothers and sisters, our family to stay out. That they are not welcome. That they would do good to heed our warnings and not trespass on ‘our land’.
We chop a section out of the earth, put up a fence and call it ours. We have a sense of ownership. That the Earth is ours to do with as we please. That we have some inherent right to section off portions of our great planet and tell others that they cannot come in.
We love the earth, but we think we own it. We are part of it, a small part of the whole. We live in a system, and ecosystem of animals and plants, air and water, forest and plain, land and sea.
Somehow in our great ignorance and rush to own, we’ve forgotten our place in the world. Some people put themselves above all. They think conquering and dominion is the way, and they are the ones who build the border, walls, and fences that divide the world into temporary sections. This is the way of those selfish kind who do not care for others the way we do. They are the elites, the rich, who bar you from access. Who tell you you have no permission, and tell your to keep out. They put up “No Trespassing” signs. They live in perpetual competition, and seem to not understand the word cooperation.
Then there are those of us who share and cherish and love the earth. Not in a religious way, but in a caring and far-sighted way. Always living in the present, but looking forward to the future and the care of our planet.
We are the sharers of the earth. We let the earth take care of us, and we take care of the earth in return. It’s a long lasting relationship. Our family is dependent on the earth and the sun for all our resources and we realize that we’re all only temporary planetary custodians. We understand the importance of caring now so we have later.
We live for the earth and have a deep appreciation for nature. We love the outdoors, and immerse ourselves in nature and are not afraid to get our hands dirty and don’t mind dirt under our fingernails.
We plant our crops, grow our gardens, and till the soil with knowledge and appreciation for the earth. We build cabins and homes, and open our doors to others. We share our food, our bounty and our abundance. We’re rich in life and love and we realize that true wealth is knowing the earth, enjoying it, taking care of it and sharing that joy with others in our family.
Humanity is one big family and we realize that to preserve the earth we must share or it will be chopped into bits and grinded into dust. We are all about living and growing not just ourselves, but our family.
This is why Off Grid World was created. To give, share, and grow our whole world of knowledge about living sustainably in harmony with the planet and our great family.
We’re all one. We truly are. We’re all part of one big family of human beings, billions strong.
We’re here to bring people together living a sustainable long lasting, open and free lifestyle which isn’t new at all. Native people’s from the beginning of time have lived in harmony with the earth for thousands of years.
Now we have an opportunity to do it all again. To grow and join together, to help each other. To share our knowledge and to live that life we all want to live. A free life. A sustainable life. One where we can come and go as we please.
We all want that place to go to where we know everyone and everyone is treated like family. Where we all share what we have and where everyone helps everyone build, grow and live.
We can all live this life. It’s not just a dream anymore. It’s right here inside us all. It’s right there in front of you.
All we have to do is do it.
Let’s grow together.