Thanks to Guy Mcpherson, guymcpherson.com for helping us connect with others trying to unplug from the system. His interest in helping those who want to pull resources together and work towards a simple life preparing for a future with limited resources is genuine and sincere. I encourage others to read his blog for valuable information. He gave up a great deal to prepare himself and those longing for a different future. He unplugged from a system that devours the nature that sustains us. I even find the comments from his readers to be informative and beneficial, they are educated in many areas relating to the subjects he writes about.
After contacting him about the difficult time we’ve had in trying to connect with those who share some our same concerns, he wrote a post, http://guymcpherson.com/2011/06/making-connections-as-the-world-burns-unless-126-does-the-trick/ and added a Classifieds section to his website where our ad appears.
Recently he referred a couple to us in regards to our ad and what we’re trying to set up at our homestead. With his help we found our perfect match and we hope going forward the day will come when we can finally remove our ad from all sites, including his, which I’m sure will put a bright feather in his cap not to mention a smile on his face.
This couple like so many others want to unplug from the fake system that’s been established making most keep reaching for the unreachable at all costs. Our emails back and forth led to a visit sharing the homestead and enjoying good conversation, good food and good people.
We spent a couple of days together discussing, working and supporting each other. We laughed and cried while sharing stories of our lives being part of the “establishment”. Throughout our time together we developed a friendship that was based on mutual respect and understanding while discovering more about ourselves and what we’ve endured in trying to find just another couple of people to share what we have to offer.
Though we live in different worlds now, we found commonalities to build on going forward. We talked about possibilities and for once felt we were understood. Sharing strengths as well as weaknesses make us vulnerable to understand the complexities as well as the easiness of building relationships. From breaking bread together to star gazing in the dark country night, we shared a closeness that is seldom developed in such a short amount of time.
Since we started trying to connect, we have yet to find such passion, openness and honesty and even if this doesn’t work, it has renewed our hope that there are others like us who need a hand in walking away from the brokenness of society.
Except for the couple of emails and one phone call, we were strangers, yet as strangers we were able to discuss things that are unspeakable with other friends or family members. This felt refreshing though sad.We never expected to have so many of the boxes checked off our list of character traits we wished for and hope that we can make it happen for the good of all.