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EcoSomatic Belonging

is a vocational home for my contributions to The Great Turning.

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REVOLUTION IS UNDER WAY

"A   REVOLUTION IS UNDER WAY

because people are realizing that our needs can be met without destroying our world. We have the technical knowledge, the communication tools, and material resources to grow enough food, ensure clean air and water, and meet rational energy needs for all. Future generations, if there is a livable world for them, will look back at the epochal transition we are making to a life-sustaining society. And they may well call this the time of the Great Turning. It is happening now."

~ JOANNA MACY

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I work at the intersection of somatic healing, deep ecology, and culture change.

About EcoSomatics

The field of EcoSomatics combines Somatics and Deep Ecology.

 

Somatic approaches are largely about awakening the sensory perception of being in a body, and shifting focus from the realm of abstract idea to the realm of embodied experience. Learning to track and respond to one’s inner landscape can be deeply beautiful and exciting! It’s like gaining fluency in the language that has been sung to and through us for our entire lives. Ecology is about the relationship between all things. The song of our personal embodied experience is nested within the greater symphony of place, people, ecosystem, biosphere, and cosmos.

 

Deep Ecology urges us to re-cognize, re-spect, and re-member our place in relationship with all of creation

Blending these ways into an EcoSomatic approach invites us into the experiential understanding that our bodies are not separate from nature, but rather an expression and extension of all life. Through these practices we build capacity for extending our awareness through the Mind//Body//Nature continuum. To do this is to heal, and to awaken a more full-spectrum experience of life, purpose and contribution as integrated and whole humans. We begin to communicate with 3.8 billion year of evolutionary wisdom and intelligence of which we are a part.

When we engage in embodied personal, interpersonal and systemic work that is attuned and informed by ecological consciousness, we reweave the fabric of human belonging within the tapestry of all life.

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Philosophy

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Daniel Quinn calls this era The Great Forgetting. It is characterized by "the great sins" of Amnesia and Anesthesia, numbing and forgetting. Around every corner, in every box store, and in every glimmering pixel, there is infinite encouragement to consume our problems away, to numb and distract from our deeper longings, and to forget that we actually need each other, just as we need trees to breathe. The omnicidal project of modernity depends on the numb and oblivious, and to participate sucessfully in modernity -  amnesia and anesthesia become primary strategies for coping with the climate chaos, mass extinction, genocide, isolation and inequity.

 

My approach is rooted in...

Truthing

TRUTHING

Aletheia | blade

We wield the blade of truth and discernment to cut through illusions of Not Enoughness, Separateness, and Apathy.

Aletheia - The Greek word for Truth. It is the antonym of the word Lethe, which means oblivion, forgetfulness, or concealment. Mythically, Lethe is a river in the underworld of Hades that flows around the cave of Hypnos.

 

Coming into more Truth is the antidote for forgetfulness. Truthing is the  un-concealing and re-membering of ourselves in relationship with all of creation. In our work together we will engage truth practices and break free from the collective amnesia and hypnosis. 
 

 


 

 

Healing

HEALING

Therapeia | caduceus

We must Feel it to Heal it. Moving towards a life of full vitality requires deep courage and loving presence.

Therapeia - A Greek word for healing which means “to serve” or “to attend to.”  The mind, body, and spirit are deeply interconnected, and holistic therapies must attend to all parts. Ancient healers used techniques of darkness/incubation, community ritual, and ecological connection.

 

Cultivating more Aliveness is the antidote for numbness. This is the beauty way. In our work together we will create conditions to help awaken the inherent wisdom and flow of vitality contained in every body.

WHOLENESS

WHOLENESS

Metanoia | flowering heart

Truthing and Healing lead us into the realization and remembrance of our Wholeness in connection with all of life.

Metanoia - An ancient Greek word meaning a transformative change of heart.  This is the word that was later translated to repentance, but this is a distortion of what was meant by it. Wholing isn't characterized by sorrow, regret, and prostration. Rather it is about clear vision and understanding.

Our work is all in service to awakening the heart of belonging. With our hearts in bloom we act from a place of loving self, other and the world.

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