I’m so grateful to do what I do. Granted, it’s not all sunny porches and quiet juniper berry-picking around here. Sometimes it’s navigating difficult choices, conflicts, disasters and trying to understand where I need strengthening. Life is not a static state of contentment. The reality is that it challenges most of us. Not one person is without a struggle, or many. Integrating Earth Medicine into my everyday world of relationships, business, writing, parenting means that I have an extension of natural tools as well as simple metaphors for living more easefully amidst the chaos of modern life.
I was asked recently what my “theory” was. I came up with this:
The Earth is a mirror.
And a beautiful mirror she is, showing us everything we need to know about being human animals here. Every creature, plant, geologic formation, and cloud shows us what is in our nature, too. Complex and interconnected, diverse and biodynamic, she’s given me all of my most important lessons in her simple language of breeze and butterfly. She shows us collectively where we can improve in the way we care for ourselves, where we are exploiting our energies, acting unconsciously and devaluing ourselves.
Gabriel of Ghost Village Films and I decided to work together to try to find a way to express in film what I felt inside of me. Above is our first attempt at communicating the world through my eyes, entitled Seeking Out the Sacred. I hope you love it as much as we loved making it.