“Locks are like aerials, only they point down to the ground, picking up earth’s energy.” ~ Max Light Bearer (patron and a close friend).
We have chosen to live, as best we can, within the earthway cycle of the lands that are our home. Not only the area we are living in at the moment do we consider our home, we consider the entire island to be our home and so we travel the waterways, within the limits of our boat, so that we can experience this beautiful, fertile and historically ancient land.
We’re also keen, on learning more about ancient cultures, especially as ancient cultures from all over the globe, would have been worlds apart but spiritually similar; take for example, historically, the locking of hair, something that ancient cultures around the world, have done. There is also the simplicity of ancient lives, their relationship with nature and the responsibility of their existence, which attracts and inspires us to be responsible for our existence, for us to cultivate a deep relationship with nature and to live simply.
Philip and I struggle with society, the materialism, the sensory overload, and the afflictions of choice and convenience. Plus, we’re conscious of our impact on the ecology of the miracle of this planet, and so we decided to step away from urban living and live a more isolated, self reliant and off grid lifestyle. Our home is approximately 80% self sustaining and we’re about 95% off grid. However, there is always room for improvement, so when we can do better, we will do better.
As I already mentioned, we are interested and inspired by ancient cultures. Philip is experienced in Eastern traditions and practices, he is experienced in and has a keen interest in the cultures of The First Nations People of North America and he is interested in finding out more about the original ancient tribes, (pre Roman) that existed here in United Kingdom.
I’ve been practicing Yoga since around about 2002 and in 2014, began taking a deeper path through Yoga, studying its ancient psychology through Sanskrit text. This study has lead me toward Transcendental Psychology which is a self-enquiry into Consciousness. In October 2021, I begin a 3 year academic course, in Bristol, to study Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
Between ourselves, our home and the nature around us, we offer a place of peace and healing to those who are seeking to have their hair lock-up.