Off Grid Lessons

Life is full of lessons, it’s why many of us are on this planet…there’s things we need to learn. Being off grid comes with it’s own set of lessons. There’s so many we’ve learned in the past few months, so many!!! I’ve decided to start a new blog series about our adventure to off grid sustainability and supporting our community. It’s been quite the beautifully challenging journey.

I’ve had access to free or affordable information which was paramount to obtaining the knowledge needed prior to starting this journey. I’m grateful for every video, book, article, blog post, forum, course, every human who so generously shared their time with me. Looking back, I’ve been blessed to access with a ton of information and the same still holds true today. Now It’s my time to teach and pay it forward, keep the information and good will flowing. Each one can teach one.

These past few months I’m finding myself in mentor or teacher roles, I’m getting random questions from random people and I’m actually able to answer them!!! This is something I’m used to as an herbalist and forager, I’ve been a medicine woman for a while now. The same with drumming, it’s part of who I am. I have not considered myself any type of mentor or source of knowledge about off grid living, homesteading, gardening and certainly not farming. In fact, I find myself seeking answers for my own plethora of questions on all these topics and many more. I really don’t consider myself an expert in herbalism, foraging or drumming. I see myself as an eternal student. Once I consider myself some kind of expert, I will stop learning and my mind will start to close. I can’t have that!

I believe there are signs all around us. We just forgot how to read them. My intuition has never been wrong and I’m getting messages that are guiding me in a certain direction. I’m given opportunities to answer questions and help others in various ways that give me an opportunity to really give back and share what I’ve received. This blog is another opportunity. I’m beginning to share what I’ve been blessed with, which is amazing. Sometimes I’m surprised at my ability to answers questions or know the information to share. Most of the time I walk away with questions of my own. Every time I learn something.

This blog will be about mine and my Hub’s experience, the good the lessons, the struggles and the victories. We ain’t always pretty and we don’t care who sees it. I will be completely honest. I write my blog for humans as we all have our moments aka learning experiences. I’m not afraid to admit when I’m wrong, own up to my mistakes, know where I need to improve and laugh at it all at the end of the day. Learning the lesson is what is important and sharing with each other with loving kindness raises everyone’s vibration. None of us are stupid, many are ignorant. I’m on this plant to heal her, heal others and heal myself. I’m on this path because it’s leading me to where I need to make myself available while keep my own mind open.

I’m really looking forward to sharing our experiences here on our farm and homestead. Feed back, suggestions, laughs, support, love and community are always welcome. We really don’t care about all the tools of separation, we don’t live in that world. We care who you are, lifting you up, sharing what we know and hearing about what you know. Community, love and unity is what is going to save this planet and to create and keep those things going we need knowledge that is becoming rare. There is a growing interest in those topics, it’s not coincidence that so many are sharing what they know in various ways. It’s also no coincidence I’ve been guided to learn and experiment so much the past few years.

Each one can teach one. I’m a student and a teacher, so are you 🙂




Published by Rainie Dae - Love of Lotus Apothecary and Farm

Merry Meet! I'm a Herbalist, Farmer and Nature Witch in beautiful East Tennessee. I live in the woods with my husband and 2 dogs where we are growing our off grid homestead and herb farm. I love wild harvesting medicine and food as well as making traditional foods and medicines. Being off grid, I'm mindful of the energy we use and what we are doing to the land we all depend on. I do my best to be as sustainable as possible. We're not perfect however, we're always improving! I value my fellow humans, my local, national and worldly communities. There's nothing better than seeing someone get healthier, happier and more empowered to help themselves. Healing isn't just ingesting a concoction or rubbing cream on the skin, it's so much more than that. As a healer, I can't deny that education is part of the healing. I'm of the belief that man made chemicals are responsible for the rise in dis ease. I've seen amazing changes in my health myself after eating mostly organic and Non-GMO. Due to my research and personal experience, I do not allow any chemicals or GMO ingredients in Love of Lotus Apothecary and Farm products. It makes no sense to me to put man made poison or franken plants in Mother Gaia's medicines. When I'm not being a foraging herbalist, I love hiking, swimming in nature spaces, spending time with loved ones, cooking, growing plants and meditating. I love rocking out behind my sexy ass drum kit and spending time with loved ones. Your time is greatly appreciated. Merry Part, Rainie Dae

Let's all share what we know, research what we hear and treat each other with love and respect.

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