Welcome to my world…
It’s Spring…I am blessed to live in a beautiful place…trees… birds… .
hungry pine siskins
a mamma racoon with two kits
…wild flowers blooming…
Today, the young doe that has been hanging around brought out her new fawn for inspection…a sure sign that Spring is full swing…
young fawn is well hidden…can you find her?
Spring is a time of renewal and regeneration. The Earth itself reminds us of the infinite creative capacities of Life and the Creative Intelligence that surrounds us and creates all that is…
And yet… in the background there is that constant reminder of the wanton destruction of life all over the planet, that for me engenders a vague uneasiness.
My first experience starting a blog was seriously challenged by destructive viruses.It has been many months since the initial blog went down in flames and I have hesitated to start over. My first thought was to republish old posts. Now, I feel the urge to start over with entirely new posts…makes sense, doesn’t it? Start WHERE YOU ARE.
I have felt for a long time that total regeneration of the biosphere is necessary and is entirely possible. The natural regenerative forces at work all around us combined with human effort working together with nature can restore this planet to balance. By necessity this can only be a New Balance, and a New Planet, but one that includes human life.
I recently read an essay by Ronnie Cummins of Organic ConsumersAssociation….https://www.organicconsumers.org/essays/mother-earth-day-2015-regenerating-soil-and-reversing-global-warming
He strikes a very positive note in his opening lines: “The standard gloom and doom discourse surrounding global warming and climate change has infected the body politic with a severe case of depression and disempowerment. So starting today… let’s look at our planetary crisis from an entirely different, and more hopeful perspective.
The good news is that the global grassroots, farmers and consumers united, can reverse our suicidal “business as usual” food, farming, energy, and land use practices. Harnessing the awesome power of Regenerative Organic Agriculture and reforestation, we can literally suck down enough excess (50-100 ppm of CO2) heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and naturally sequester it in our plants, trees and soils. Regenerative Agriculture and Earth Repair practices can not only mitigate, but also, in combination with drastic reductions (80-90 percent) of fossil fuel emissions in our food and farming, transportation, housing, utilities, and industrial sectors, actually reverse global warming.”
Here’s an example of the Earth Repair in process:
Nature reclaiming an old sofa
In the following posts I will talk about not only the physical regeneration practices but also some spiritually based practices. Be sure to read the full essay above and also check out Organic Consumers Organization!