Before words, before brains, and before consciousness, there was the deep desire to exist and the eventual discovery that it is only through relationship that we survive. (Journey of the Universe, Swimme, Tucker 2011 p 54)
Desire and relationship are so integral to our way of being that it’s easy to overlook their capacity for guidance as we ponder the future life of the planet and the contribution we might make towards the shape of the emerging era. To uncover and attend to our deepest longings, to honour the multiple levels of our relatedness to our Earth home and to provide space for the ancient discernment layered into our flesh and bones may release wisdom and the capacity to act for the generations yet to come.
We are being called into a new place
Ecology and Spirituality course (5 sequential workshops in August and September). This program is for those seeking to deepen and integrate insight into and experience of our place within the unfolding Universe. For program details: Ecology & Spirituality For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org To register: Program registration
We seek to learn new ways
NATIONAL TREE DAY Sunday 29th July. SCHOOLS TREE DAY Friday 27th July. National Tree Day aims to inspire, educate and recruit Australians to actively care for our unique land and create future generations of committed environmental custodians. Tree Day provides all Australians with an opportunity to do something positive for the environment and reconnect with nature. In 2011, thousands of Australians planted over 1 million native trees, shrub and grasses at more than 2900 Tree Day events, and a host of other Tree Day activities were held. Information Find all the Tree Day information you need.
Towards Earth Literacy
Re-reading Logan’s book, Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, the result of an artist in residence program from St John the Divine Cathedral has reminded me of the depth and skill of this writer. Immediately engaging, the storytelling, philosophical reflections, the geological and cultural expositions provide a rich field for immersion into the wonders of dirt and our connection to this realm of teeming life we so readily take for granted. Available for loan from the EarthSong library. (Berkley Publishing Group, New York, 1995)