I started LIVING WITH THE MOON a few years ago with my basic Biodynamic calendar charts and a handful of tips. books and recipes from my grandmother.
This lifestyle system – what I now call LIVING WITH THE MOON – has always been in my life. It is my little ‘magic carpet’. Invisible, but it gives me grounding and purpose and has been my foundation for as long as I can remember.
In essence, Living With The Moon is based on my grandmother’s biodynamic lifestyle tips and recipes mixed with my own research. But more recently I added another dimension to it – Holistic Life Planning
The first person who coined the holistic approach was Aristotle. This Ancient Greek philosopher (born in 385 B.C.) wrote
‘The whole is greater than the sum of its parts’. A simple sentence with a complex sentiment and totally symbiotic with the Biodynamic view of the world. The idea that all living beings are interconnected and part of a large macro-organism and is nothing new. It is even more incomprehensible that we are so hell-bent on damaging/compromising nature and its ecosystems. As the inevitable consequence is that by hurting the system as a whole we will hurt ourselves, too. It is basically self-harm.
When you look at the LWTM Lifestyle Calendar, you will see that I have categorized all the symbols into different areas. For example Health and Beauty, Home and Garden, Relationships, and other topics. It is just easier to keep these topics separated when it comes to accessing specific information, tips, and recipes. But of course, all of them form part of the overall Holistic Lifestyle
The essence of a great lifestyle design is the way we arrange these areas and how we balance them.
When I was little, I was told ‘You can have everything, but not all at the same time’. As a child, you don’t pay much attention to sayings like this. Only once I grew older (and hopefully wiser) did I realize how true this statement is. Even though I am still grappling with the 100% perfect formula for my own personal life. But at least I consider myself lucky to have been given a head start from a very young age when I was introduced to the Biodynamic philosophy and lifestyle.
I think this old system’s most under-rated strength is its usefulness when it comes to balancing the areas of your life. Once you are familiar with its formula and you personalize it to your own individual circumstances, this system will throw out dates, symbols, and suggestions of what to do on each day and how to structure and plan your life ahead!
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This of course does not mean that you have to blindly follow these suggestions. But if you use the tools correctly, all areas of your life will pull together in the same direction. Over time a wholesome, well-balanced picture will emerge. This is a great life strategy and will give you tools to fine-tune and evaluate your life month-by-month and year-by-year.
Applied consistently and over time it will give you great results.
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