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””

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: What Would I Do?

In a forum, we were asked: What would I do for the Earth in regards to climate change? This was my answer! In short, I have 3 answers! First I ask Her (per biomimicry). What would Nature do about climate change? What is She doing? … is more accurate. Do we know what we are really addressing,Continue reading “Thoughtful Thursday: What Would I Do?”

Thoughtful Thursday: It can be scary taking that first step ….

We ask: “In what way has life constructed me perfectly for what I am meant for?” (www.purposeguides.org/). Taking first steps can be scary. We way overthink it. This little guy shows me what it feels like when we make it through and find what we are made for.

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).

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”

Bringing About the Revolution by Xochitl Alvizo

Happy day friends. It’s Sunday – maybe you have a day off from your income-making labor, maybe you’re home with the kiddos working more than usual since they have no school, or maybe it’s a day you have all to yourself – whatever is before you, I have a word I’d like to share with…

Be the Change: Use of industrial term “Sustainability” misses Life on Earth

I received an email from a new Nuffield scholar, and immediately had to delve into the limitations of using the term “sustainability,” a popular word with the likes of Walmart and Bayer. The scholar wrote about inquiring into the quantitative aspects (ROCE, profit, cash flows etc.) and the qualitative aspects (carbon footprint, community contribution, enhancedContinue reading “Be the Change: Use of industrial term “Sustainability” misses Life on Earth”

Thoughtful Thursday: Bohemian Rhapsody

I saw Bohemian Rhapsody. It was the perfect portrayal of what it looks like when spirit infuses soul’s doing, and what happens when we lose sight of that work. The way Spirit infused an entire 1.5 billion Live Aid 1985 audience through the body and soul of Freddie Mercury, who led “the band in oneContinue reading “Thoughtful Thursday: Bohemian Rhapsody”