The future will most likely bring us a scarcity of food. Large food companies will not be able to meet the increasing population demands, increasing fuel costs, or even deliver food that offers proper nutritional value. In order to maintain their excessive profitability—through increasing the economies of scale—the modern food industry must make food more “artificial” and unnatural. Such strategies include vulnerable long-range delivery systems, additives, fillers, growth hormones, insecticides, antibiotics and the destruction of our precious soil.
We need to reverse some of these “dead end” trends.
Not only is there a need to bring back the small family farmer but also the backyard and community gardener. Towns and small communities must take steps to ensure that its concerned citizens can design sustainable food and water systems into their local community economies.
If our lawmakers can’t resist the large financial donations of mega-food corporations, Mother Nature will simply force the issue. Already she is sending too little rain in some places and too much in others. Living in a rural community, myself, that has received plenty of rain, I can personally vouch that there will be smaller harvests this year.
(The only good thing that the housing bubble burst brought is that fewer homes are being built on America’s valuable and fertile agricultural soil. It seems that “quick cash” always trumps wise land usage.)
The problem has a spiritual origin (and cannot be solved with carbon credits). All these worldly ills are reflections of human character and the degenerating trajectory of the quality of the human soul. The erosion of our soil and destruction of the earth’s natural riches reflects the diminishing quality of the human soul or spiritual ecosystem. Yes, our inclinations, beliefs and decisions shape our “inner” landscapes—the features of which reveal who we really are.
Healthy thoughts and feelings are disappearing in the human psyche just as plant and animal species are becoming extinct over the terrestrial globe. A new spirituality and worldview is needed.
This new spirituality will be eco-friendly in two worlds—to life on earth and to angelic life in heaven. We are not only responsible for the planet earth but also the quality of our inner reality (our hearts and minds). In both realms we will reap what we sow!
My first book Sermon From The Compost Pile addressed all these issues and is receiving renewed interest. So my book distributor is making this original publication available again to the public.
If you are interested check out: http://www.innergardening.net