Like roots of a healthy plant, social movements grow from below. In recent years, a grassroots movement has emerged in much of the U.S. in response to the fossil fuel industry’s increasing destruction of our eco-communities. Some of those “healthy plants” came together in Madison WI on Feb. 21, and this is part of that story, a story of hope and inspiration. We have lost a lot; we have not lost everything. The seeds of ecological/social/cultural transformation are maturing into one of the most significant, and arguably most important movements of this century.
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Re-inventing the Center for New Creation can only be done in community – because that’s how “creation” works
Whether or not there is hope depends on what we do now…as we form community based in friendship, conviviality, humility, shared risk, play, and even joy, we will already be on our way to moving beyond what is causing all these collapses to creating the news ways of life that can one day emerge out of the old.
May 2014: Living in a time of despair, hope, grief, joy, challenge, exhilaration, discovery, unraveling, intensity, creativity, stress, depression, anxiety, uncertainty, dread, fear, courage, transition, transformation – did I miss anything?
In this work of ecological healing, of letting go, of facing the challenge, we will begin to really find that “more,” that greater purpose for our lives that is the longing of the human heart.
Spring. The renewal of life. Feeding and nurturing what comes out of the Earth itself. Us, too. It’s time to renew, regenerate, dig our hands into the earth and feel life burgeoning out everywhere.