Joanna Macy: “Declare Climate Emergency NOW”

Reposted from http://www.souland.org/blog/declare-climate-emergency-by-joanna-macy. #DeclareClimateEmergency NOW Note there is more information in a link at the end of this blog about the events we are encouraging folks to create, on the weekend of May 18/19. They are as children, playing with their toys in a house on fire.  ~ The Buddha An invitation to Dharma friendsContinue reading “Joanna Macy: “Declare Climate Emergency NOW””

Wordless Wednesday: a 2 Minute Forest Reflection

As the shift continues … tapping into our depths to transform our despair into what lies even deeper, our caring (citing Joanna Macy, “Serving the Earth, Serving One Another” interview with Allen White, Great Transition Initiative (June 2018), http://www.greattransition.org/publication/serving-the-earth-serving-one-another).

We Rise: Silence No More

From various hashtags (metoo and AintNoCinderella), to fighting for the rights of Earth to be honoured, to fighting for our own rights, women are rising. We will be silent no more. Does that sound like a threat? Perhaps so.

Canada is Stepping up to the Plate (for Food)

From a gloomy report in 2013 stating that Canada had some serious ‘right to food’ issues like those seen in developing countries to an IPES Food report this week “Putting agroecology on the agenda in Rome and Ottawa,” I am very encouraged in reading how consultations on developing a national food policy are underway andContinue reading “Canada is Stepping up to the Plate (for Food)”

Get Into Relationship

How do I know good can overcome ignorance, spite and hate?  Because I’ve seen it. A tweet moves Rob Hopkins to share a personal experience from his family’s life, from a blog by Rob Hopkins, Transition Network, 26th January 2017 Knowledge & learning I want to share a story with you today that I’ve notContinue reading “Get Into Relationship”

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”

There is Hope Despite Passing the Carbon Tipping Point in September

After a week of struggling with my feelings about humanity, and what we do to each other, to life, to the land and to the Earth, and then learning that we passed the carbon tipping point in September (http://motherboard.vice.com/read/goodbye-world-weve-passed-the-carbon-tipping-point-for-good), I felt a sense of relief when I watched a little video (click on picture) forContinue reading “There is Hope Despite Passing the Carbon Tipping Point in September”

Wordless Wednesday: Fired for Speaking the Truth con’d !

“I wish there was more profit in farming,” one farmer says. “There is,” the other replies. “In year 2015 the C.E.O.s of Monsanto, DuPont Pioneer and John Deere combined made more money than 2,129 Iowa farmers.” (article here)