Leading by Mandala by Nurete Brenner and Elizabeth Meacham

Liz and Nurete (L to R) Lake Erie Institute The old myths and images that sustained us in earlier periods are no longer serving us during this time of breakdown of the old and the uncertainty about the future. The lone wolf, the frontiersman, the all-powerful superhero – these tropes fade into irrelevance as it…

So many Amazing Earth Wisdom Opportunities

There are just so many Earth-based and Soul-based opportunities, gatherings and circles that I am going to start keeping track of some of them here, as I just don’t know how to otherwise! I find these to be such important initiatives for our times. We all need access to these teachings. What does it meanContinue reading “So many Amazing Earth Wisdom Opportunities”

Thoughtful Thursday: Joanna’s Corner

For those honouring the week long phase of darkness before solstice and the full moon. “Out of this darkness a new world can arise, not to be constructed by our minds so much as to emerge from our dreams. ⠀ : Even though we cannot see clearly how it’s going to turn out, we areContinue reading “Thoughtful Thursday: Joanna’s Corner”

Connecting With The Earth: Experiencing The Sacred by James Profit

This is one of my most cherished posts, and I don’t think the ideas are heard often enough with this much clarity. Since I had a recent soulquest at Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph near the Jim Profit trail that honours Jim’s life, I feel the urge to post it here in the hopes thatContinue reading “Connecting With The Earth: Experiencing The Sacred by James Profit”

Thoughtful Thursday: Discerning True Calling

In reference to yesterday’s blog, I post a trailer from a movie that struct deep in my core earlier this year, that is a bit closer to what I would be capable of … what I am capable of.

More darkness? or Can we be the change?

I borrow this from the conclusion of a blog at resilience.org. In this blog, John Michael Greer reviews the predictions he made for 2016, also alerting us to the fact that air temperatures over the Arctic ice cap are 50°F warmer than usual for this time of year (December 2016). I worry about my friends,Continue reading “More darkness? or Can we be the change?”

Maybe Earth is Paradise

The below is a re-post from Genesis Farm, but first I want to share a 1 minute youtube that came out the day I did a presentation about how we need to apply the principles of therapeutic relationship and spiritual care to allow for the emergence of a new paradigm for agriculture (or a newContinue reading “Maybe Earth is Paradise”

Brokenness: “That’s How the Light Gets In”

With the passing of Leonard Cohen and the surge of discussions on-line about the brokenness of humanity, I remind myself and thank Leonard, that “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in” from Anthem (click to listen to youtube video). In an older blog by Christopher Page at In A SpaciousContinue reading “Brokenness: “That’s How the Light Gets In””

Thoughtful Thursday: End of Summer New Beginnings

This is the image that sums up summer the best! It has been an enriching season for learning, venturing down brand new pathways that opened up from discussions with the core group of the Farming For A Future Network (FFFN). We backed off the organization of the FFFN, allowing for what needed to emerge. AContinue reading “Thoughtful Thursday: End of Summer New Beginnings”