How can we find the courage and confidence in ourselves and each other to come back into relationship with life?
This is a monthly gathering for people interested in or working with Spiritual Ecology. A space to meet, to be in practice together, to inquire into questions we’re holding, to slow down, reconnect with ourselves and nature and be in community.
What is Spiritual Ecology?
For me, Spiritual Ecology is about living in a peaceful, kind relationship with yourself, others, and the Earth. As such, it can mean a radical shift from the status quo which requires great bravery.
We have developed a highly dysfunctional society that is based on continuous economic growth at the expense of the Earth and its many life forms, including human lives. This system is more oppressive for some than for others, and ultimately harms everyone. From how I have been introduced in this work, Spiritual Ecology brings together environmental injustice with social injustice. In the words of Martin Luther King:
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
To shift to a regenerative society, I think we need to
• work with ourselves and our own awareness
• build relationships with others (perhaps even outside of ‘your bubble’) and
• reconnect with Earth and find ways to be in service to life
This Community of Practice is a place to practice and learn together.
It is my aim to create a space that welcomes all identities, recognises that everyone is on spectrums of privilege and oppression and holds space for people to express what it’s like to have these experiences. You are very welcome to join. The CoP is donation based.
Possible themes to explore in the next months: relationship self and nature, race, power, privilege and oppression, self care, vulnerability and courage, nature connection exercises and personal practices.