It is fascinating how Caraway recognizes the narrow scope of popular self-help movements, and how modern spirituality has left out the earth connection! He says that “finding personal happiness is important, but keeping the Earth livable is at least equally crucial,” and goes on to say “that a spirituality or philosophy that doesn’t include nature isn’t complete.” With a concise and enjoyable style, Ecological Awakening makes clear links between current statistics on climate change (2017), primal survival conditioning, the integrated outlook of indigenous societies, “wild mind,” non-duality, sustainable off-grid building practices, renewable energy, reducing our carbon footprint, neurodecolonization (changing how we think), thoughts on countering despair, and the universal need for belonging and community.
In a set of wonderful chapters Ecological Awakening reminds us of what really matters, or more succinctly, what is essential to all life, and explores our human relationship with the elements of air, water and earth – and our material culture as sourced from the land such as food, clothing and shelter.
The fact that Caraway continues to have faith in humanity is ultimately inspiring, and Ecological Awakening is an amazing accomplishment from a true eco-warrior who not only models how to live sustainably on the land, but care deeply about the Earth. He invites us to continue the conversation, as “ecoawakening is a grassroots movement - it’s really about each of us. Our modern economy and worldview hangs on this false conceptual model of reality. Realizing that this view is absurd and that we are connected to each other (and the Earth) has the potential to revolutionize our lives, our way of relating to each other, and everything else in between.”
Ecological Awakening is available on Amazon Kindle >here< and print edition >here<
Website for Morgan Caraway ~ Sustainable Life School >here<
Pegi Eyers is the author of Ancient Spirit Rising: Reclaiming Your Roots & Restoring Earth Community, an award-winning book that explores strategies for neurodecolonization, social justice, ethnocultural identity, building land-emergent community & resilience in times of massive change.