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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Bone-Level Nourishment for the Darkest Days of the Year

A blanketed hush lays across the fields now. The land seems to be saying, “shhh, no more talking now.” Feathers swell and fur thickens. Hibernating frogs rest on the bottom of creek beds. Misty breath emerges from the stolen dens of...

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Beauty-Making in a World That Feels Increasingly Restrictive and Closed Down

alive beauty changemakers Nov 18, 2020

Dear Fountains of Sorrow and Overflowing Promise,

 

Isn’t that what we all are really? Here in the soft ache of being human we find the intermingling of grief and beauty greeting us everywhere. Fleeting and fragile, there is nothing we...

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If We Really Love Mother Earth, We Must Do This First

Dear fellow Earth lover,

You may or may not associate yourself with this label, but the truth is that we are all quietly biophilic at heart, we all have an innate draw to the living world. Nature is an adventure, a healer, a companion, a teacher,...

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How To Feel Liberated and Still Live in a World That is Not Yet Free

The colors are waning now. The sun is riding low through the sky and the plants are changing into clothes of beige and amber.

 

I have been reflecting on how we experience this turning of the wheel, this changing of the seasons over and over...

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Untame the Wild Within You With These Little Pieces of Earth

I am a second generation forest.

Maybe a third or fifth generation wood at best. I did not grow up in a family or culture that planted my feet deep into the wisdom network of undisturbed mycelium.

I was not placed within a matrix of thought...

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The Rising of Your Ecological Self

It is said that cartographers call the blank spaces on a map “sleeping beauties.”

Fair maidens lying along the land, their virginity just waiting to be captured and plundered, I am reminded of how we are all trained to think in this...

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Resourced in Your Roots

Resilience. 

This word has been rolling around in my head these last few weeks. 

How are we resilient beyond armoring, grit, clenched teeth and sweaty effort, resilient beyond some impenetrable, diamond toughness?

What is the resilience...

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