Lessons from Pachamama – Call to Change the Dream

Twenty five years ago, the Achuar, an ancient indigenous dream culture deep within the Amazon rainforest in South America, began receiving warnings in their dreams. Their ancestral lands were at risk, not only potentially destroying their way of life, but all life,...

Befriending Our Despair

As compassionate, sensitive, open people, we can all be overcome by the magnitude of the losses wesee every day. Even the most optimistic among us will be affected by the staggering losses and the daily affronts to our values, sensibilities, and even our sanity.It is...

What Happens When We Bow More Deeply in Service to the Planet?

Author and speaker Charles Eisenstein offers a powerful perspective on the potential we each have to make a difference. Credit: Pachamama Alliance          

Thoughts on Regeneration

How do we know when we are regenerating land?  Lindsay Dailey, executive director and co-founder of the Tribal Ecosystem Restoration Alliance in Lake County, shares the concepts inherent in "kincentric permaculture". The top strategies are regenerating (and...

A Message from 2041

"The dream drives the action" -- Thomas Berry It's time to dream of a positive future. Allow this message from 2041 to encourage and inspire you to make it happen! Watch:

Choose Life

“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!"- Deuteronomy 30:19  What does it mean...

The Elem Round House

A powerful and poignant short film exploring the painting “Dance in a Subterranean Roundhouse at Clear Lake, California” (1878)

Restoring Damaged Ecosystems

In May of 2019, I attended the Global Earth Repair conference in Port Townsend WA.  There I met John Liu and was deeply inspired by his keynote on the topic of restoring large-scale damaged ecosystems.  You can check out the conference and hear his talk...

Post Doom Interview

Michael Dowd and I in a "Post Doom" conversation:

Lessons from Pachamama – Coming Home

Coming HomeJust days after we returned home to Lake County, we were evacuated for 12 days due to the Ranch fire.  We worried about the loss of our place and struggled with the nearly unbreathable air.I was reminded of the greatest gift of all from the jungle--the...

Lessons from Pachamama – The Third Gift

The Third Gift.On the day we were to leave the jungle, we awoke once again to a downpour.  Our flight out was supposed to be at 8 a.m. The plan was that we would hike there for a hour. so we would need to leave by 7 a.m.  Before we were to leave though, we...

Lessons from Pachamama – The Second Gift

"When the Self emerges, the ego takes a hit"The Second GiftI knew before the trip that the Achuar interpret their dreams at four a.m. and we would be invited to join them. What I did not know was that we would face this same treacherous jungle trail --only this time,...

Lessons from Pachamama – The First Gift

The First GiftOnce in Ecuador, after a couple days acclimating and exploring the city of Quito, we headed out by bus to the edge rainforest, arriving at the airport city of Shell where we were issued tall mud boots for our jungle adventure. Thanks to our guides and a...

Listening for a New Way of Being

Meilin Ehlke gives us a way to listen for the New Story as it emerges within.It calls us and pulls us forward if we are willing to listen for it.

The New Story

This New Story comes just in time.Human commerce is fundamentally destroying the biosphere (as we have known it) on our small blue planet….. So, The Sacred Universe story can remind us that each of our stories, is a paragraph in this larger story. In other words, it's...

The Rigged Game

I am unaccustomed to rage.Even as a child, I understood that the game was rigged.  Over time, I've become even more aware... though I have had the luxury of not having to think about it all the time--to not have to face it, and the feelings it brings up, day in...

Qualities of a Gamechanger

Pachamama Alliance has a course entitled "the Gamechanger intensive".  In it they share the qualities of a gamechanger in these times (Source: Pachamama.org):1. You understand that all life is connected.You see the human family, in all its diversity, as an...

Amplify the Call

The historic and inspiring Global Climate Action Summit, @GCAS2018 closed yesterday with a strong Call to Action to "step up ambition", chart a clear path towards a zero-carbon future and to empower grassroots climate action. So let’s work together to amplify this...

Baby Steps

My grandbabies are taking their first steps now--and in a few months from now they will be RUNNING... in a couple of years, skipping.They don't know it now, but these baby steps are opening up a whole new world for them. Today, they cannot imagine playing varsity...

Soil can save the world!

Remember this? The Soil Story Well, "Kiss the Ground" has a new trailer out.  It's only a minute long and it is fantastic: Yes, living soil can help reverse global warming. 

Four Levels of Action for Change

Individual actions matter--and they add up. And large policy issues matter, and so writing and calling policymakers in important.  But our whole human economic system needs to change! We need ways to successfully disrupt the destructive economic systems and ways...
Befriending Our Despair

Befriending Our Despair

As compassionate, sensitive, open people, we can all be overcome by the magnitude of the losses wesee every day. Even the most optimistic among us will be affected by the...

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Thoughts on Regeneration

Thoughts on Regeneration

How do we know when we are regenerating land?  Lindsay Dailey, executive director and co-founder of the Tribal Ecosystem Restoration Alliance in Lake County, shares the concepts...

read more
A Message from 2041

A Message from 2041

"The dream drives the action" -- Thomas Berry It's time to dream of a positive future. Allow this message from 2041 to encourage and inspire you to make it happen! Watch:

read more
Choose Life

Choose Life

“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose...

read more
The New Story

The New Story

This New Story comes just in time.Human commerce is fundamentally destroying the biosphere (as we have known it) on our small blue planet….. So, The Sacred Universe story can...

read more
The Rigged Game

The Rigged Game

I am unaccustomed to rage.Even as a child, I understood that the game was rigged.  Over time, I've become even more aware... though I have had the luxury of not having to...

read more
Amplify the Call

Amplify the Call

The historic and inspiring Global Climate Action Summit, @GCAS2018 closed yesterday with a strong Call to Action to "step up ambition", chart a clear path towards a zero-carbon...

read more
Baby Steps

Baby Steps

My grandbabies are taking their first steps now--and in a few months from now they will be RUNNING... in a couple of years, skipping.They don't know it now, but these baby steps...

read more