This week in our Earth Listening Circle we will be discussing Healing Eco-Guilt. We hear a lot about Eco- Anxiety and Eco- Grief, but many of us are no longer willing to create separation by othering the perpetrators, blaming politicians and the oil tycoons. We now realise we too have caused our ecological crisis, simply by being alive at this time in history, and happily using all the petrol, electricity, plastic and mod cons we have needed throughout our lives. However the logical conclusion of accepting our own complicity in the problem often leads to overwhelming guilt, which can become debilitating. We can so easily see all we haven’t done to resolve the issue but forget all we have done, attempting to be perfect, and just seeing how we have failed. It is important to see that being overly responsible is as much an ego trip, as blaming others. We are all in this mess together, so let’s let go of guilt, along with blame......take a long slow deep breath......and open to loving and supporting each other in any way we can.
There is a glow, an irrepressible joy that spontaneously arises within us when we really listen to the Earth, or any of Her myriad forms of life. When we are able to still our mind and start to breathe with Nature….. breathing in the oxygen the trees have just exhaled and becoming aware of them breathing in the carbon dioxide we have just exhaled….. then start to deeply relax…. we begin to realise we really are an intrinsic part of the whole…we actually belong here… we are part of the Earth.
From this life changing deep connection we then become able to listen and hear what is the next step we need to take, in our unique capacity as the individual we are right now, to become “the change we want to see in the world”.
You are very welcome to join us in this enriching exploration of our connection to the Earth.
We'll send you the Zoom link the day of the event.
This circle will run weekly on Fridays. Here is the time in your zone https://everytimezone.com/s/b1756b0c
We hope you can join us,
Sasha and Emma Mary.