Visiting My Homesteading Friends

I don’t think I thought too much about the fact that Shane and Aly homestead or live off the land. They’ve just been my friends. I never put them in any classification. Building Survivalist Social has me thinking of not only providing a great user experience but also great content! Of course, I started questioning whether or not I deserved to own this kind of site. So, I started going down the list of reasons I don’t fit as a survivalist genre business. Then, I thought of all the reasons I am and how much my life is suited for this!

From living off-grid in a convent at 17, to homeless in L.A. in my 20’s. I did live in bugout property in my 30’s and within the last few years lived in a RV held together by duct tape. I figure, I have a few things to share about surviving. However, I do plan to bring you great articles to help you in your journey.

I was out at Aly’s when she invited me to the garden. I’m so proud of her! This soil was tough but this woman is tougher! She’s just kept at it until it worked. I’ll have that article later(she wanted to get her makeup on before she’d let me snap her photo).

The fence in the back, her husband Shane and her built. They have agreed to let me interview them to bring you guys real world experience. They are still building their house so it’s all fresh!

Right off the garden are the chickens. There was a pretty speckled rooster but he wouldn’t let me get his pic. This one was giving me the eye, I swear it!

When we got back to the house to sit a spell, we found Roscoe relaxed like all ginormous dogs do🤷🏻‍♀️. I’m pretty sure his paws are the size of my head. He’s also incredibly sweet and cuddly. Roscoe gave me a hug, he put his paws on my legs and his chin on my head(like I said, he’s big).

Anyway, we had a great visit, the kiddos enjoyed their time and so did I. Since they’re still building she happened to have an extra kitchen faucet. Who knew it would be just the size of mine AND fit the style of the house.

So cute right?! Oh! I walked away with a couple of green jewels, zucchini and cucumber. The plaster washes right off with water. I’ll have to get her installed and show her off proper. More articles to come from this! Stay tuned!

San Francisco to Ban free Food

It’s hard to compete so pass legislation to remove competition? I guess that’s one way. I learned that you do the best with what you have. I learned that there is benefit and detriment to every situation and once you find your benefit you can win! I learned that instead of whining, you work harder so that you may find success.

While I understand the founding fathers created government as a parental unit, we seem to have fallen off the deep end here. This is lazy parenting, appeasing the child so you don’t have to deal with the tantrum. In my experience, they just become more demanding and entitled.

Here’s a little secret…we are a capitalist society. The market is deciding what it wants, these failing restaurants aren’t it! Let it go and tell the businesses to work harder. In the real world you get punished for an oversight or misunderstanding. I think my question in all this is, which group are the kids and which the adults? I mean, obviously this is a fight between children and adults and somehow I got in the adult camp. I’ll take irresponsible please!

I’m afraid that in our pursuit for utopia, we lost focus. In order to live well, you have to know how to deal with the difficult things in life. Not only to difficult things make us better and stronger, they also teach us valuable lessons to make us successful. All we have to do is embrace it! Not legislate it.

I just, this is, dare I say?…Un-American. We are the land of ‘I’ll take the responsibility for the freedom’ so what went wrong? Is this the natural byproduct of affluence?

— Read on www.businessinsider.com/san-francisco-free-cafeteria-food-facebook-ban-2018-7

image from Napa valley wine train via wikimedia

Did Christianity Remove the Goddess?

If we know that all things are based on the family model and

we know women are natural healers and life creators. Women are natural nurturers. A lot of our power is unseen. We work behind the scenes keeping things together and directing from the background. There is much power in running a home. There is much power in being unknown and being the woman behind the curtain.

Let’s look at this scripture. Genesis 1:26

Did they remove the Goddess from scripture? If man and woman were created in ‘our’ image then it was god and Goddess.

I see that it’s supposed to be a marrying (if you will) of pagan (female dominant) and Christianity (male dominant) to form a uniting paradigm spirituality. But each removed the other and created division.

I see all religions have got pieces of the answer but either stop short or go off in other directions with the small pieces they find.

I do notice in the next verse it says ‘created he them’. I also know male pronouns are widely used, even more so then.

What are your thoughts? Do you think there is a Goddess we weren’t told about? Are god and Goddess married or partnered? Can you see paganism and Christianity coinciding?

I love to understand your view! Let’s have a discussion!

All my love,

Starr Goddess💋💖

There is No Such Thing as Failure, When You Use the Information to Your Advantage!

Relationships make up every aspect of our lives. And every one of our relationships is modeled after the family.

Look at the mass generational exodus from Christianity. I see the pieces so clearly when I step back and watch. Many of us were tired of the dogmatic oppression that was the church. We viewed the church much like the abused child and their parent. Perhaps this is where all the victimhood came from? Thoughts for another day I’m sure.

Each of us is working to make our selves and our own lives better. We see a ‘good’ person as one that is sharing their successes with the rest of us. And a bad one is one is one that has more than us or at least we perceive them to.

I have people thinking I have money I just won’t share. While others look down on me as though I haven’t made it far enough. I can be in the same store, the same outfit and two different people have completely opposing views of me.

I can choose to be offended in any direction or I can smile, allow others to believe whatever they like, and use the information to my advantage.

Here’s the thing, when people underestimate me they never see me coming and that my dear, is a superpower! Just listen to the perceptions of others, no need to act. The only people that matter will love you regardless. When you understand other people’s perceptions you can choose to self-evaluate. Ask yourself; is what they’re saying true? Could I use this information, no matter how painful or offensive, to improve myself or my life?

When we see how others perceive us it’s information. That’s it! Just plain ole’ information. Listen, take it in, roll around in it a minute. The things that sting are the ones we are supposed to examine about ourselves. You don’t have to show that person they hit a nerve but go home and sit with yourself and get really honest.

There is nothing wrong with information, only what I do with that information. This is a trap many of us fall into far too often of becoming offended by the mere information.

Information is there to help you grow and do better. When a virtual assistant a few years back, on Fivver turned down my gig because my religious views offended them. I found a new VA. Why would I want to force a person to work with me?

Not only is it bad manners to shove things down anyone’s throat. That’s also energy I’m putting into my work and life now. I don’t want that kind of negativity. People are where they are on their journey. This is part of what it means to respect each other’s journey.

If they are willing to forego the money, I can find a new VA.  I was shocked when I got turned down the first time but after several times I figured out how to do it myself. *Sidenote* Fivver is a fantastic resource and I use them regularly! I just use people that want to work with me.😉

The difference isn’t that these things aren’t happening to other people, it’a just you are complaining where others are keeping quiet and moving on with positivity! ☺

You may think that being loud about such an injustice is the way to win. And in fact, you will likely have an emotional release. However, you will only show the other person correct and set yourself further behind.

Let me tell you a story;

when I was a child I would eat steak. I loved steak but for some weird reason, I always got the piece with that really chew part I wouldn’t swallow. I would be loud and wonder why it was ‘only me’ that got THAT piece of steak. Well, it wasn’t just me, it’s all steak and I was just making a big hoopla whereas everyone else had learned to thrive despite the small inconvenience. I thought was ‘the only one’. Now looking back I see I was merely naive and misinformed. Often times in life when we remain quiet and be patient we will see how everything fits.

I know now that what I focus on is what I get. I wanted to be a feminist and was angry about being forced into a 1950’s housewife. Well, a few years later and much research, I have great respect for what 1950’s housewives did. They were in many ways, extremely lucky to stay home and take care of their children. Obviously, there was not so great but I think we toss the baby out with the bathwater here.

When we were fighting, I thought we were fighting for all women to get to choose their own path. Now my daughter is embarrassed to like pink

All my love,

Starr Goddess 💋💖

AHHH!!! #FindingHygge is live!

OMG My Loves!!

 

Denmark! Denmark! Denmark! This has been my dream land for years now! And right the #FindingHygge is live! They are doing a giveaway you should really get in on (I mean, if you’re interested in Denmark). The other sites go into all the detail so I won’t make you read it twice. Just click the links and enter! Probably learn about another culture just a little in the process! Learning is such a magical thing!

 

XOXO ~Brittani Starr