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Offline RDeep

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Money Free Month
« on: February 24, 2017, 08:59:00 PM »
   I'm coming to the end of a month living without recourse to money, this Sunday. Partly as a bit of a challenge - bit like a pilgrimage, but also to raise some funds for Survival International - a charity who helps protect Tribal peoples around the world. I've always felt a bit bad for being part of the modern western world which continues to encroach and steal their sacred ancient lands; corporations and governments even resorting to murders for the sake of money and profit...

   Anyway, it's been a bit of an adventure - I started with just the clothes I had on and had to find everything from that point. I wouldn't even allow myself to live at my own abode as it involves paying rent. So I ended up sleeping in a kind of barn at a community allotments project each night. I managed to find a sleeping bag the first day, thankfully - that was my first priority and it came like magic.
   It has all worked out, foodwise it was fine (quite easy around Brighton actually, many thanks to "The Real Junk Food Project" and BUCFP)... One night my teeth felt a bit "furry" after not being cleaned for some days and I was knocking on doors for a toothbrush... People have been very open and giving, I must say. It's been quite a boost to trust in the Great Spirit/Divine which I have felt more during this venture as a kind of magic of life.

   As well as some sponsors, I have pledged to Survival International all the money that normally comes my way in the month.

   If anyone would like to support my cause with a small donation to Survival International, here:
http://www.survivalinternational.org/

Cheers guys.

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Re: Money Free Month
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2017, 10:46:03 PM »
I admire you for going through with this and have a bit of sympathy with your views. Hope you make it to the end of the month okay.

I've just made a small donation by way of support.
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Re: Money Free Month
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2017, 07:15:20 PM »
Thanks for that Monkey!  :)

I finished new moon yesterday - 3pm - and happy to say I can now eat normally - I had a bit of a feast...

I must confess that I breached my conditions a bit - only minor way - accessing my room for clean clothes... so to make up for it I went organic only diet for the last week. And I was happy to find I still had food to eat - it really felt like magic at times.

   I have missed not being able to ride my bike, and not having a personal space just to be somewhere.
   Happy to be back to normal now  :)

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Re: Money Free Month
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2017, 07:09:55 PM »
Well done you, I doubt I could have pulled it off  8)
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Re: Money Free Month
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2017, 09:40:48 PM »
Well done - that must have taken a lot of self discipline as well as a completely different approach to life. I can't say I'll be following your example but it certainly got me thinking about how we live our lives.
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Re: Money Free Month
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2022, 12:20:37 PM »
If you feel you're not earning enough, do something about it. For example, I always have a small amount of money at the end of the month, which helps me. Some people invest in investments of various kinds, and even they manage to make money. So maybe you should do this too. If you are not motivated enough, then maybe you will like the story https://wealthyliving.com/soulja-boy-net-worth/. Although honestly, the best motivation is to evaluate your own standard of living. So think about it the next time you want to ask for something.
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