This week in our Earth Listening Circle we will be looking at the concept of experiencing being in a Liminal Space. The dictionary definition says the word “liminal” comes from the Latin root, limen, which means “threshold.” The liminal space is the “crossing over” space – a space where you have left something behind, yet you are not yet fully in something else. It's a transition space.
This seems to me to very clearly describe not only our current experience of slowly emerging from lockdown and self-isolating, but also our larger predicament. As the whole world becomes aware of the devastation caused by what Joanna Macy calls The Industrial Growth Society, and we move into The Great Unraveling, we are approaching The Great Turning, where we start to contemplate the evolution of consciousness that will carry us into the new. But as the new has never been experienced we don’t know what it consists of, so are unsure how to proceed. This not -knowing is a Sacred place to be, full of potential and we need to honour our time here.
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/d9c55278
Led by Emma Mary Gathergood, Earth-Warrior Butterfly