Aug 26, 2013-- "We shut ourselves away from wounded places, psychologically, emotionally, and communally, but there is a better way to heal ourselves and our world." As earth-bound beings, when we witness the destruction of the natural environment, we find the darker parts of our humanity staring back at us. How do we heal our relationship with the land and with ourselves when such destruction can be so difficult to look at? In this article, Trebbe Johnson offers that the creation of "rituals" may serve as a path to reconciliation, awareness and action. As she says, "We cannot know the effect a ritual will have -- who will be moved to which acts, how the land will change. That is part of the beauty and power of ritual: we do it because we must. We do it out of love." (11362 reads)
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We carry our childhood with us.
Gary D. Schmidt
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