Ok after Neurogenesis Vs Depression Series and my Self love post in the My Thoughts blog I'm gonna try and lighten things up a bit.....that was intense. Still processing it all.
On to my worm bin.
Why did I build a worm bin?
I hated throwing away my compost. You see I eat really good food. Its a priority for me and I know that my "waste" will make great food in the future. And there it is right away we jump into the circle of life type stuff. Imagine the lion king song in the back ground.
You see in modern life we are so separate from nature. I was asked by a friend today what I think about alchemy. The idea of the mystic being able to turn lead into gold is what he was referring to all I could think about was my worm bin. You see all nature does is alchemy. It turns shit into gold and back again over and over again and it is fun and we are a part of it.
My worms are gonna eat my really high quality waste and turn it into the best soil and I'm gonna grow food in it. Seeing these simple little nature pieces of gold has made life so alive so different from the anti bacterial spray on the kitchen counter top. The more separate we are from nature the easier it is for us to try to pick one part of the process of life/desath and make it the only process, this is because we don't all have worm bins. Every step of the process is important and not more important than another even if it is higher up on the natures priority list. The little things matter and guess what the big things matter too. You see I needed those worms and they needed me we are cooperating but at the same time we are competing. I'm gonna see how much they can eat and they are gonna see if they can escape my bin or see if they can eat faster than I can add to the bin. Then the game is who eats more and then you see that we are made of the same stuff. Fun diner guests to have for a person who often eats alone. Already I have started to think how happy I am to give my worms good stuff. Of coarse this is an easy way to decide what to eat as junk food would not make good soil. So worms are alchemists and in a way so am I because I am participating in the alchemist process of nature which the closer I look at it is becoming more and more magical. How much we want to improve what is a perfect system. A self regulating system.
I was learning about the brain and neuro genesis you see there is a mechanism called synaptic pruning If you payed attention to the neuro Genesis Vs Depression series you'll see the analogy between the brain and a tree. What your brain removes is as important as what it keeps, how does it know what to get rid off... the thing you wanna forget..no, the thing the makes you sad ...no , the thing you wish you could forget ...no. It gets rid of the stuff that doesn't get used or thought about. The synaptic pruner is just a gardener not a judge and he is a def gardener so he just watches to see what you branches you climb on the most and makes sure to let those grow and gets rid of the rest. So if you had a positive thought 1 time for every 10 negative thoughts chances are that 1 happy thought isn't making the cut so to speak. That is why it is so important to go big when you go positive. Really have the battle within yourself. Force your self to spend time on the branches you don't want to get pruned off.
Plus sleep (Here is a link to The Archive with a ton of how to sleep info) before you fall asleep you enter a theta brain state where you are not awake and not sleep. This when imagination comes in. Let your brain play but make sure it is playing with the safest toys like positive what ifs instead of dread thoughts about the world ending. Instead what if tonight in my sleep my subconscious mind can solve any problem that my conscious mind hasn't been able to solve.
And that's why you should get a worm bin. haha getting off track. Sorry clearly the neuro posts are still on my brain.
The worm bin is a simple way to eat better, to be more conscious of your waste and to participate in the alchmical process of nature. Realize that if done properly your negative thoughts can be pruned from your mind and made into the best soil or new healthy thoughts.
As far as the bin itself it is very simple to make one of these. Get 2 bins and drill some holes. I got my worms from Uncle Jims Worm farm online and they made the voyage just fine. I think this would be very fun for kids as well as adults and it makes me start thinking about getting some other small animal to participate like a turtle or something. That is the next thing to look into for me I guess. What my "turtle taught me about my brain" would be a good blog post....The shell, so much there already.
I hope to grow something with my amazing worm shit soil and once my worm friends get to living and I'll blog about that.
Remember when you were a kid in theta brain. Remember that imagination was all you needed to entertain yourself. Go there again but as a conscious person. The young don't appreciate their innocence and the old don't appreciate their wisdom. Both long for the opposite so go back with your wisdom and play with you imagination. Grow worms.
Rob Alexander is on a journey to learn not just about health but everything else.
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