Re: SA Travel Journal - Garb August 2017
Posted: 29 Aug 2017, 23:52
Kim, Francois, Gian and I spent the early morning and afternoon looking for poaching snares set up illegally here and is done in much of the wild not only in SA, but all over, this is the result of lack of money mostly and education. It's an unfortuante consequence to this current system, where @earth_haven_project will be buying back the land to bring the natural ecosystems back to balance, when this is considered everything benefits. I learned a lot from the fellas and lady Kim, and had fun while doing it
I woke up early today to get ready to go to the game reserve with Francois, Gian, and Kim, I made lunch, got water, and headed out, we all pack up the bakkie as they call it here, which is a pick up truck for those reading in my neck of the woods. Gian and I sat in the back bed of the truck, which was fun. The ride was about 20 minutes, I didn’t know what to expect as I have never been to a game reserve or going in the bush to look for snares. So I was excited and ready to explore when I got there, everyone was helpful in explaining and sharing there understandings and experiences throughout the day.
There is lots of animals on these reserves, as we can see by the land title it’s not the natural wild, but owned land, as was explained to me today there is not much ‘wild’ any longer existing in our world, most land has been commercialized and capitalized to make money and make it so human’s can survive. This also ties into one of the main reasons we were at the reserve and that was to walk through the bush and look for snares, and if we find them take them down. This is a trap where animals get snarled up in and due to their own actions, get them self injured and thus hunted. It’s an unfortunate consequence to this system where people are needing to survive and make money, so they resort to these type of actions. Much of this can be changed and is part of the earth haven mission, there will be much more to come on this focusing on balancing and supporting sustainable ecosystems for all life.
We picked up garbage on the way and looked out for animals, we saw monkeys, impala, eland, cows, and Gian saw a python skin and egg nest, so we were all careful when walking through the bush as these snakes are nothing to mess with. We were careful and conscientious, they also set up feeding stations for the animals where they give lucern a type of hay grass and some lick feed and pellets, we went through and checked on those stations and some camara’s they have set up. By noon time it is hot, so we wrapped up the day and headed out, on our way back we saw a lone rhino and some giraffes at another reserve we drove by, man it was quite a sight to see, they are massive and majestic animals. I will be doing my best this life to support these types of animals and ecosystems along with all the life involved to becoming sustainable and best for all. So it was cool to see them enjoying themselves in their semi natural habitat.
We then returned to the farm, I noticed while returning more the scope of the landscape, which I haven’t yet been able to totally figure out in the past three times I have been here, meaning I am becoming more familiar with the terrain and what the different plots of land are, so that is just an interesting point I realized coming back. I got a drink and rested for a moment, then I went out to the dirt pile, I worked there for a hour or so and then went in to find a bird in the house. He finally flew out after a while without any harm done. Dinner was made and it was good, I took a bath and relaxed for the night. So overall it was a productive day and tomorrow I will be joining some people here to go to the botanical gardens, which should be nice and fun time with lovely people
There is much to do in this world in terms of correcting and finding solutions for the problems we are seeing and facing, though it starts with one step, each one facing those steps within ourselves and eventually we join together and walk into the consequences with solutions that’ll be best for all. This we must realize and in fact do for ourselves and this world, is take self responsibility and to walk one’s point, whatever that point is, if it is education, if it is painting, if it is taking care of animals, if it is taking down snares, whatever it is that contributes to the whole in a way that is sustainable, considers all, and does what is best, this is the action we must work toward living. The problem starts within the human and it also ends there as well, we align to the life that is within ourselves, the life that here as our source where our highest potentials reside, and we stand in integrity to do what is best, the world will change, it is not if, but when. Walk your process to life with self honesty, self forgiveness and self change, it is all here structured and laid out in this desteni i process and it works. Participate and share ourselves so we can learn and teach and grow together. Let’s stop waiting and finally live for the best.
Thanks for reading.