Jul 20, 2009

Catch and Store

Catch and store and the other principles this week can be applied to many areas of our lives. What we need to store is energy and the energy encapsulated in the things that are natural vessels. Holmgren describes these well.

1. Water is a huge energy source. From mountain peaks to the ocean's abyss.
2. Soil holds the energy to our survival and the plants we need.
3. Seed is the perfect energy catalyst. From seed comes great energy resources.

Energy flows through us in all these forms. When we stop and store the energy, we increase our capacity and create strength against adverse forces in change and threat.

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