This is a free, monthly space to gather with others who are interested in exploring ecological questions, emotional elements of climate change, ideas of change, building community, and creating a thriving world. Come together, share, engage, and learn. Each month we center on a different topic related to the ecological and climactic crises.
Everything exists in relationship. Many have articulated this idea, like when John Muir said, "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.", or in Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic, Lynn Margulis’s concept of a holobiont, or her and James Lovelock’s Gaia hypothesis. There is of course the idea of quantum entanglement, the Buddhist story of Indra’s net, and as Greg Cajete describes indigenous wisdom as having “no clear dividing lines between nature and the cosmos on the one hand, and human spirituality and affairs on the other.” (218) These diverse theories, metaphors, and descriptions are ways of talking about our inherent relational existence. This month we will explore what our inter-relational existence means for eco-resilience.
When thinking about our relationships, what energies exist in those relationships? How healthy and life-nurturing are they? How is your relationship with Earth? How about with Sun? What is your relationship with the human family, our strengths and weaknesses, our practices and ideas? What is your relationship like to the ecological community right beyond your threshold? What kind of relationship do you have with your own ecopsychological self?
What might we learn from looking more closely at our relationships, how we show up there, and where we might like to change? How can we better engage with the critical ecological issues of the day through fostering resonance with right relationship?
Come enjoy thoughtful conversation with good company!
Sessions are held online.