And yet instead of cracking open in the presence of so much love, what does the patriarchal-colonial-capitalist apparatus do? Annihilate the wilderness in an act of ecocide so evil, it's a wonder our species can look each other in the eye. And yet here we are - removed from the land and wondering why we are so unhappy and uneasy - as our wilderness soul-home is obliterated for lumber, paper, and livestock forage. To monetize and destroy, one must hate, and the hatred of nature in the colonized psyche is the most lethal wound the world has ever known. RIGHT NOW as we face climate disaster and massive change, we must stand again in the love and worship of the wilderness. Or Earth Community, (including us) will not survive the ecocide the [so-called] "civilized" mind has created.
Pegi Eyers is the author of "Ancient Spirit Rising: Reclaiming Your Roots & Restoring Earth Community," an award-winning book that explores strategies for intercultural competency, healing our relationships with Turtle Island First Nations, decolonization, recovering an ecocentric worldview, rewilding, creating a sustainable future and reclaiming peaceful co-existence in Earth Community.
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