It’s 9.30 pm, and I have finished writing a story for my blog. I check FaceBook and see a promotion for Pachamama Alliance’s Awaken the Dreamer course. I click, and get drawn into the wisdom within. The online course is 2 hours so although I was planning on winding down to get ready for restful sleep I dived in and completed the course that night. The first step is one of mindfulness and respect for Indigenous wisdom. I knew I was in the right place. My mind was alight with ideas,… Read More
I am aware air travel uses a lot of fuel and emits tons of carbon dioxide. As a promotor of humans becoming a restorer species rather than a consumer species, causing more devastation on the planet, I consider being a TreeSister a top way to ‘pay it back’.
TreeSisters actions address at least two very high ranking “Drawdown” solutions; 1. Reforestation of tropical forest #5 solution and 2. Women smallholders (ranks as number 62) TreeSisters works with Indigenous women partners to plant the forests and empowers and educates them at the same time. Educating girls rates as solution number 6.
Clare Dubois invited me to feel my grief along with her and cry for what we have done, for what we have lost already and what we stand to lose, which is life on this planet. Her whole body conveyed the urgency to sequester carbon by stop extracting and destroying (raping) Earth and to start planting trees. Hers is the most passionate plea I have ever heard. I could feel her grief. It reawakened mine but rather than a numb despair I cried healing tears as I walked along the beach…We can channel our grief energy to change perceptions; we can create change.