Organic Shelter

I Am, therefore, I Love

Descartes had it backwards. He did not go nearly deep enough with his “I think, therefore, I am.

I am, therefore, I think.

Existence, the Essence, the very Center of Life, whatever or wherever That is altogether, precedes Its’ appearance.

I Exist. I Am because Life is. If Life is Light and Light is Love, then I am Love.


Consider this: whatever Life is, It’s Great. Just make friends with it emotionally and don’t complain about uncertainty because it’s a lot worse than you think. Not only is Life gloriously uncertain and unpredictable, it’s also unknowable. We literally do not know what a single thing actually is. We’ve  got names and descriptions, but what IS that lunchbox, really?

How did it come to be and why does it exist at all and who or what made the atoms in it, anyway? And, where is it? The universe, you say? What’s that?

No matter what answers I give or don’t give, Existence was here before I asked the question. Therefore, I exist in a state of ignorance, unknowableness. This is because every question I ask, every inquiry I make is an action that comes after Existence, is now a part of it, so how can I be a knower of it?

Can I see my own eyes? No, I need a mirror.

In my opinion, the universe is the mirror that the Living Wonder of Love and Imagination, the very One Who beats in the heart of every single organism, uses to see Itself.

Life is a Verb, we are the Noun. Together we make a Sentence: I Am Life manifested in and as a Luscious Rainforest of Body and World.

What’s the problem with that? What’s wrong with that?

Who am I or you to stick that into some bullshit idea about the Fall of Man? I’ll tell you what the real “fall of man” is:  imagining that heaven is entered only when we die. That love and happiness are available without limit only after death, our reward for being good or “saved by the blood” of an innocent lamb. The reality is, heaven is entered at the death of this belief in a falsely imagined, separated, emotionally withdrawn, divided, bewildered, conflicted, psychotic self who concocts the idea of separateness on the basis of exactly no evidence whatsoever.

Heaven is the Present Condition of Reality already. 

Ignoring or rejecting this is the actual Fall of Man.

I repent from this sin, this crime against Nature, God, and You.


Robert Cinque

In addition to writing essays like these, Robert Cinque also builds beautiful, affordable and comfortable yurts for homeowners and businesses in the fabulous Skagit County. Throughout the past three decades, his work has included building and installing wood art at local landmarks like the Cascadian Farm Organic Fruitstand in Rockport (WA), the Birdsview Brewery at the foot at “the American Alps” in the Pacific Northwest’s Skagit Valley, and many others. He has worked with visionary architect and organic designer Sunray Kelley for over 20 years on many beautiful projects. Together, they formed Radiant Homes and are actively engaged in the development of the Living Home, the Bioshelter, the no-mortgage, no-permit, food and energy producing home. Their work has been featured on National Geographic, MTV, Better Homes and Gardens, and represents the Greening of Architecture, a movement they consider to be the most important development since the Industrial Revolution. He says: These essays are about “dungeons of mind, the root of suffering, true sanctuary, and the glorious imperative to live intimately with That Which Is Alive As All Things. They are painful, bloody and hard-hitting (the “truth will set you free, but it will piss you off first”). They are designed to destroy what’s false and cultivate what’s real. They are not merely my opinions or philosophy; they are field reports from the underground where the Lie was deconstructed. They are wrecking balls, cosmic insults to vanity and arrogance, bulldozers and firebombs that burn out the tangled underbrush. They are intended to water the Seeds of Life buried under mountains and centuries of false beliefs, inherited “culture” and ego cults, so-called “religions”, including scientism, masquerading as truth. Idols are routinely lampooned and sacred cows are turned into hamburger as quickly as possible. I really don’t mean to offend any one personally. I’m not after them. I’m after the beliefs that are harming them: the Big Lie, the belief in separation from Love and Truth that strangles the heart and creates terrible, unbearable suffering. I love to help create Sanctuary and Shelter. I am a green builder and enjoy showing others how to build a no-mortgage, no-permit bio-shelters that also provide food and energy. cell 360-393-5663

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