Summer in the Arizona desert is brutal. It’s hot and humid, I’ve been sleeping for two days straight, and I still can’t wake up. It’s also killing my drive to be creative. I have all of these things I want to write, and do, but I am having the worst time with finding the drive and energy to get up and get anything done.
It’s given me time to think though, and I really have to wonder, in our society as it is, are we really living things the best way we can? I don’t think so, and the reason why comes down to control. This is a subject I think about often, because it is so pervasive in our lives, and we really don’t realize it.
You see, in our modern society, we have all of these government departments and regulations telling us how we should live, the foods we should eat, the types of homes we should live in, etc. None of this accounts for any individuality, or freedom of thought (if you think I’m wrong, look at social media and marketing). Neither does it take into account that what works for one area of the country (or world) is not going to work for another. In other words, those who make the rules in our government don’t understand that the construction methods that work so great on the east coast are just not viable in the desert. So I often think about what it would be like to live in a home designed and built from nature.
You see, as people, regardless of convenience, we really only need a couple things. Food, and shelter. We do not require a custom built home with so .many bedrooms and bathrooms, built in this color scheme, with these features. We need a place to stay out of the weather and a way to get food, both of which can be provided by nature. History has shown that we have lived like this before, we certainly can do it again.
When built properly, any home built from nature can be more safe, and is more healthy than any home manufactured by man. They are also usually cooler in the summer and hold heat better in the winter. Plus, with the added benefit of living “in the earth”, so to speak, it is easier to connect with the Spirit, and easier to maintain the creative drive.