I'm More Than Joyful, I'm Nuts

alive liver energy spring Apr 16, 2021

“April is the cruelest month, T.S. Eliot wrote, by which I think he meant (among other things) that springtime makes people crazy. We expect too much, the world burgeons with promises it can't keep, all passion is really a setup, and we're...

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A Fierce Desire to Take One's Place in the Dance of Life

Dear Emergent Shoots of Spring,

 

It is the winged ones that teach about spring in these Northern lands. Male red-winged black birds return early to vie for nesting territory, risking unpredictable temperatures and limited food sources for a...

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The Tension Between Hope and Hopelessness

heart hope liminal Feb 23, 2021

 “Hope is not a lottery ticket you can sit on the sofa and clutch, feeling lucky. It is an axe you break down doors with in an emergency... To hope is to give yourself to the future - and that commitment to the future is what makes the...

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How To Awaken Our Ecological Psyche

Rekindling a deep memory of where we come from...

An excerpt from the spring 2021 edition of Yes! Magazine

"We no longer need to believe in the story of our separateness—shifting our belief of individualism into a life-affirming sense of...

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7 Green Podcasts to Inspire and Awaken Us

When listening to podcasts about the living world, I need more than just old ideas about sustainability or keeping up the status quo of the systems already at work.

Instead, I want to learn about shifts in our paradigm from human supremacy to...

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We are Beautifully, Mercifully Unfixed—Reimagining what it Means to Heal

Metal cutters in hand, I make my way deeper into the forest.

I have walked this path many times but never prepared with thick gloves and the right tools.

As I approach the wounded trees, I pause for a moment to witness them, the wire fencing...

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You Are Worthy of Rest

sacred rest trust winter Jan 22, 2021

Deep in the belly of winter, we continue to chew on the lean lessons of rest and trust. 

Trust that there will be an end to these dark days. 

Trust in the pause, in the holy unknown, in the waiting. 

A seed knows how to wait for at...

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Expansion is Your Natural State

The cosmos is always expanding and we are its children of 

sparks and riddles. 

Expansion is our natural state of being.

In this expansion we find that we have room for everything.

 

We have space for the many moons of emotion...

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The Disobedience of Feral Things

At breakfast she is eager to release her damp dream into the dry air.

 

“We were traveling to see the ospreys, mama. They were on the cell phone towers making their gigantic nests.” 

 

That is all it takes to release...

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Unworthiness Doesn’t Exist in Nature (& Why it Shouldn’t Exist in You)

This is a love note from the land where you live.

The rich teeming soil, the unexpected thunderstorm, the single crow high in the gnarled pine, they all have something to tell you:

Unworthiness does not exist here in the matrix of the living...

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