Friday, 21 September 2012

Living Systems

Environment day today was about creating: Living Systems. Thank you Jesus for teaching us about love. Thank you to everyone who gave their time today to create a 'worm hole' and an experimental 'worm mound'. We are grateful for your efforts! We are excited!

A worm found already in residence.
They were few and far between
So grateful for the tractor - what a great hole digger!!!

It was a really great day learning about the earth, ourselves and how to create abundance through giving love and supporting the intelligent life systems without expectation* that support us. 

I feel that one of the greatest gifts was the fact that if want to take and we want for everything to be given to us from the earth; If we do not desire to give and love the earth, land and all the intelligent life - the fungi, bacteria, microbes, micro-organisms, worms, insects, and all the creating things - then it is really best to not begin in the first place. The whole exercise is an exercise in giving for the pure desire to give to that which creates. To give without gain. 

The hole
What I learnt today is that I need to be like a worm hole. 

To stop expecting and demanding** from the earth and the land and to trust God's abundance and her way of creating and see the way she creates and help out the best that I can by providing food, water, shelter to everything that sustains life. To all the insects, fungi, bacteria, microbes, micro-organisms etc these are our friends and our desire to erridicate them reflects how much negative, self serving desire we have and how little we understand about the way that the world operates as God designed it. We create more and more problems that then need fixing. We are exhausting ourselves with meaningless things that could be done so much more easily if we were more humble, more logical and actually understood what God has gifted us in the first place. We humans claim to be intelligent but I am beginning to wonder, smile. What I saw today is that God's way is best*** and it is beautiful, magical, abundant and can create wonderlands.... We are excited about the experiment and to see 'who moves in' and what happens.

Thank you to all ye who volunteered your time!
Thank you Jesus for showing us 'how', for
explaining the principles, the logic and love behind the
whole system!

Thank you Lena for your time and expertise
in filming and documenting the entire process.

making clay creations

preparing the hole for minerals

adding minerals to 'help' the soil

Our dear friends and leaders in Love and logic - Thank you!!

jostling the bale into place

cardboard packing

the more cardboard the better -  food

more  food

and more food

and more food

and more food 

add manure, add worms

cover with mulch to keep moist
what a lovely 'bug' palace

cover with woodchips

add some homes for other fauna

taking a wee rest

The beginning of the worm 'mound'
Bale of hay wedged into a bit of open soil
and separated to create decomposition not composting.
'Bugs' don't like too much heat
the beginnings of worm food slurry/brew

make a worm food slurry/brew water, poo,
decomposed hay, small bits of cardboard 

fill the gaps with cardboard and manure

put the slurry/brew under the newspaper in all the
holes and cracks so that there is moisture

thank you for all your efforts!

Put it all together

cover in manure, mulch it with hay, cover with wood chips and
then put fallen branches  (ones that have not been on the
ground long and that have not begun creating habitat.) To
hold the mound in place and create habitat and encourage other
fauna and flora to come and make their homes!

The mound

encouraging what is already there - feeding a white ants nest,
adding cardboard and wood chips to encourage the
life and support it where it is.

pretty exciting

Can't wait to see what happens!

* Today I learnt how much expectation I have about things giving to me in order for me to get what i want. I learnt how much demand we have and how much pressure we put on the earth rather than giving to the earth abundantly and without expectation to encourage intelligent living flora and fauna to create it's own living self creating systems. 

** This is an emotional change not just an intellectual exercise that we can think into existance. It takes us emotionally releasing the demands and expectations that we have on things to sustain us. To grow our desire to love, grow our desire to give and our desire to find out about all the intelligent life that God has created and support it purely because we desire to support it and for no other reason. 

*** In my arrogance I am not always humble to this fact and try to force my way, but when it is logically explained I wonder why I thought there was any other but God's way. Much to learn and how exciting!


  1. Thank you Eloisa, Peter, Susan and Michael for the opportunity to be a part of this and to learn some stuff about me, as well as to have a bunch of fun!

    Tentatively feeling that I may have discovered a new desire too (that may or may not involve stirring stuff!) haha!

    So much fun, and it will bring a smile to my face for a long time, and I hope, more opportunities to help give back to our planet and the rest of God's creation.


  2. Thank You the Lytton-hitchins Clan for an awesome day of Gifts!
    I learnt that I do not need to 'Fix' anything, I just need to provide the right environment & God will do the rest!
    Also I learnt that I need to be Generous with EVERYTHING I do... Just GIVE (generously - like the icing on my cup cakes - Thank you Jesus!) and stop taking!
    ❤ to you All xxx

  3. It was a super fun day! smile. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us!
    We love experiments. Look forward to seeing you guys soon. Exciting to see what grows in our souls and on the land, smile.

    E xo

  4. Thank you for putting this on the Internet! I am so excited to learn more about our world!