Going off-grid and living off-grid take a change in mindset. It’s about being more present.
Inevitably, being off-grid is perceived as more peaceful.
It WON’T be more peaceful if you don’t work on your mind.
Maybe you’re thinking about getting away from it all because you’re stressed and fed up with the fussiness of life and work and family. Neighbors. Noise.
Even if you did get off-grid, you’ll carry your feelings, behaviors, and tendencies off-grid. If you get stressed about the little things at home now, you’ll just get stressed at the little things when you’re off-grid.
To start your off-grid journey now, and to generally improve you life, start your off-grid journey in your mind. Being off-grid means more nature and quiet. Start to seek that now.
A GREAT place to START is forest bathing. Forest bathing is the concept of being present with trees and nature. Office workers in Tokyo successfully participated in “forest bathing” by going to a tiny park, and their mental state was much improved. So, no matter where you are, you can start to forest bathe.
I listened to the book Forest Bathing, but there are plenty of resources online, or in any media that you enjoy consuming, like podcasts or YouTube videos.
If you can’t even make it outside, you can still do a forest bathing guided meditation.
I use Insight Timer for guided meditations and music for meditating. They have loads of free meditations, and membership based tracks and courses. I have the premium version so I can download tracks so I always have them, even when I’m out of service.
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This site is a place with guides, for improved living.
This can mean a lot of things. Practically, with your lifestyle, spiritually… it’s purposefully open ended.
What is here is here to raise your consciousness. It’s knowledge.
Earthrise Guide is a container for what we’ve learned in this journey.
Rus and Elena live off-grid and live differently than the vast majority of Americans. They’ve exited the matrix, or at least recognize the parameters of operating in this plane of existence and in the context o fthe current overculture.
This site is a place for you to learn. We’ve learned many things from experience, and we’ve learned things the hard way. We don’t have all the answers because it’s a journey, but we thought we’d leave some breadcrumbs for others so that it’s easier for others.
This site is a place for what we and others have learned. It’s meant to be elevating.
We hope to be your guide for improved ways of living, whether it’s living offgrid, to connecting spirituality, to healing burnout.
Living in this plane of existence can be exhausting. We’ve found ways to rise above it or escape it.
I feel like I’m past the crossroads now. I feel like I’m on my new path. My legs feel a little shaky on the path, like I’m walking off my sea legs.
It’s been a long time and a long journey to get here.
Now it feels like… now what? I’m a new person on a new path, and I’ve left behind so much, or journeyed through so much, Now I get to exist in my newness. I feel like my job right now is to breathe it in and keep coming back to my heart center. Keep it simple. Do what Ioknjow I want to do right now, which is to write the off-grid cguide. Do that first. Get a finished section out the door. Then do the next thing.
I feel like I can breath clearer now. I need to let that be. I need to accept and enjoy clear breath. I am worthy of breathing lightly. I am worthy of enjoying this life that I’ve worked for.
I can feel that the dark things have passed to the past, like sushi that has passed you on a conveyor belt. It may come back round again to me to work through the next layer of emotions for those past events.
I am thankful to be on this side.
I just need to breathe it in.
How my mind has been blown in the past 6 weeks
1. Mineralization - As modern humans, we are undernourished and under-mineralized. We don’t get the right minerals and nutrients anymore. Our food has 10% of the nutrition is had a century ago, and we’re sick because of it. And conventional supplements don’t help. Our lack of minerals causes our illnesses and is the reason we get grey hair.
This podcast introduced a completely new way of thinking about food and nutrition. It was validation for how I’ve been making foraged tea in sealed mason jars, in my solar cooker. Discovered through a podcast interview: https://mythicmedicine.love/podcast/hamid-jabbar
2. Cervix - I listed to this podcast over the course of two mornings, and I cried each morning. Via the same podcast with a different guest; https://mythicmedicine.love/podcast/denell-barbara-randall
3. Earthing - I now ground myself everyday and I feel great! I go outside and put my feet on the earth or sit shoeless on the ground.
More about earthing: As humans, we’ve been separated and technically insulated, via non-conductive materials in our shoes and environments. This has lead to a build up of free electrons in our bodies, which has led to inflammation, which leads to most medical maladies. The solution is to literally ground yourself… put your feet on the ground. The earth is negatively charged, so excess electrons can flow out of your body. Besides being in contact with the earth, you can eliminate non-conductive materials and electronics during a part of your day or use grounding technology, like blankets and mats. You ground yourself like you would ground big electronics like your fridge, or industrial machines.
It has forced me to confront a mental block I have about putting my feet on the dirt. Girls are supposed to be clean. There is some programming that is telling me not to get my feet dirty. Don’t touch the dirt. I need to sit with it, but it feels pretty reflective of gender roles.
Earthing is a book by Clint Ober and I listened to the Audiobook.
4. Earth Magic - Starhawk is a spiritual writer who is into awe and ritual and magic and permaculture. I wish I had bought her audiobook sooner, but I had the fortune to listening to Earth Magic recently. It connected a lot of what I’ve been studying and reading, and distilled and clarified concepts for me. She also provides ways to develop rituals, and includes a shamanic journey at the end of the audio book. It’s great.
I listed to the audiobook.
Maybe you’re ready for a change… you can start small and immediately. You can also start thinking about what you really want and need. I now know that I can live in a Ram Promaster van and my essentials include instant coffee with cinnamon, camomile tea for nighttime or when I’m stressed, and my purple pillow. My dog Pepper and my husband also help, hehehe.
If you curious about going offgrid, I’m writing a book/guide.
The main thing that I’ll say is that you may think you know what going offgrid is like from things on social media - but those people edit out many mistakes and you see things as they are happening. You don’t often hear about how a person or family arrived at their current project, and how they disqualified other offgrid plans. How did they decide what would work for them?
My goal is to provide a framework and guide to people who are curious about living offgrid- or at least starting to exit the matrix. Yes, it is the matrix.
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