Movie Gathering Sum Up

It was a powerful evening of video and discussion on October 2nd, 2015. It left us with many after thoughts.

Being intentional is a big part of the way the Universe works in delivering abundance, it seems. How we honour the sacred (usually with rituals) is cultural and perhaps it does not matter what rituals are practiced or how we honour the sacred, only that there is intention and a practice for expressing it.

Our first movie of the evening was ‘The Gift,’ an NFB documentary that explores the sacredness of corn to the indigenous people of the Americas. It is my hope that the indigenous tradition can help us name this sacredness so that we can bring it back, make it come alive to us again and speak to us.

Based on the book The Universe Story by cultural historian Thomas Berry and cosmologist Brian Swimme, this inspiring 15 minute film takes one on a journey, from the birth of the Universe, through the arising of galaxies, the formation of the Earth, the emergence of life and finally to the development of human consciousness.
Based on the book The Universe Story by cultural historian Thomas Berry and cosmologist Brian Swimme, this inspiring 15 minute film takes one on a journey, from the birth of the Universe, through the arising of galaxies, the formation of the Earth, the emergence of life and finally to the development of human consciousness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second film of the evening, Awakening the Universe, tells the story of the birth of the Universe to the emergence of life and human consciousness as intentional developments of the evolving Universe. This includes the disturbing destruction we see all around us, because it is this that will wake us up so that we can shift forever into a place of connection, commonality and communion. This is the opportunity of our times.

Our gathering initiated a circle discussion exploring our relationships to the Earth, through land, agriculture, communities, ecosystems, spiritual well-being, and the possibilities for transformation.

I can’t put words to my personal experience on Friday, but from a group perspective, the circle discussion revealed to me that we need to name ‘it’, this sacredness or miracle of life. What are your thoughts?

Then I realized that we need to talk about it, everyone does. Can you imagine the local farmer walking in his/her local coffee shop excited to share the miracle of life they experienced with the birth of another calf (despite having seen hundreds of births perhaps) or to express their awe over a field of baby barleys springing up through the ground?

The image below came out from Bioneers a couple of days before our event on Friday. I’d also like to share a couple of videos. Jason Silva has over a hundred of these 2 to 3 minute videos about Awe. Here are just two: Awe; Life Emergence
the shift
Please feel free to share!

Published by Kaytlyn Creutzberg, BSc, NSch, MA

#SayItLikeItIs: In her two years of graduate work (2016-2018), Kaytlyn learned the art of bearing witness to an unheard collection of stories about human dignity. She first explored how she could apply a spiritual care therapeutic model to how farmers relate to their land. Realizing a greater cultural narrative was implicated, she then studied the impact of collective memory on cultural narratives and the pervasive "don't care" attitudinal construct towards Earth and Her landscapes. (formerly Gayl)

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