We give thanks for all those who are moved, in their lives, to heal and protect the earth, in small ways and in large. Blessings on the composters, the gardeners, the breeders of worms and mushrooms, the soil-builders, those who cleanse the waters and purify the air, all those who clean up the messes others have made. Blessings on those who defend trees and who plant trees, who guard the forests and who renew the forests. Blessings on those who learn to heal the grasslands and renew the streams, on those who prevent erosion, who restore the salmon and the fisheries, who guard the healing herbs and who know the lore of the wild plants. Blessings on those who heal the cities and bring them alive again with excitement and creativity and love. Gratitude and blessings to all who stand against greed, who risk themselves, to those who have bled and been wounded, and to those who have given their lives in service of the earth. Continue reading Blessed be the healers of the earth→
Every time I listen to it I hear something that I haven’t before. And another piece of it sticks to my soul’s wound from that time.
Let’s be free together, my friend…
“What we offer one another as human beings is an environment. And in spending so much time in relationships, it only makes sense that we try to use them as a vehicle for awakening. But what does it mean to be a safe space for another human being, to not have an agenda in sharing time with each other? This process requires a shift in the way we view our relationships, and the function they serve in our lives. In looking through the lens of separateness we see relationships as a means to fulfill desires, reinforce identities, and defend the personalities we’ve worked so hard to maintain. In extricating ourselves from these desire systems we free the mind and body to be open to the appropriate response within any dynamic. We offer ourselves as needed but avoid getting caught up in the giving and receiving. We learn to honor and delight in the beauty of the intellect without being caught or attempting to trap others.”
“…I give people what they want so that they’ll want what I give…”
2.New Zealand (Hinewai Nature Reserve) – Hugh Wilson
“We’re not planting the trees back. We could never do it on a such large land. Nature is planting the trees back in totally ecologically appropriate and scientifically interesting ways.”
“Our intention was just to do the right thing in this corner of the world…but if that is repeated over and over again, well, the possibilities are immense. The problems are immense, but the solutions are immense too.”