🌏WE HEAR YOU
The web of life both cradles us and calls us to weave it further.”— Joanna Macy
This was the altar we created for the EarthBody Institute’s Winter Soulstice Gathering, with items from the local land and in-season fruit.
It was a wonderful, beautiful, and intense gathering. It was nourishing reconnecting with old and meeting new people, growing our earth community, in widening circles.
In addition to poetry and honoring the dark and new light of the season, we dove into the hard emotions around the California fires, ecosystem collapse, climate, political fascism, disconnection, isolation, etc., by doing a ritual based on Joanna Macy and the @WorkThatReconnects called the Cairn of Mourning.
The center circle was open in order to hold everyone’s grief, anger, hope, etc.. We coupled up to share with each other what comes up when we consider what is happening, then each person placed a rock in the center while expressing with words or body what was alive for them, after which the group says We Hear You.
The idea here is that honoring the pain is an important process in healing and moving energy. Pain is actually the earth’s feedback because we are in fact intertwined, we are not separate. We hurt because we love.
In everyday life, we don’t often have safe intentional spaces to share our true feelings & thoughts, yet we’re all in this Great Unraveling/Great Turning together, and we are more alive and empowered afterwards going forth.
So Let us not be numb, it takes courage to feel it all, but we’re not alone, let’s crack open and let our tears nourish the earth. Gaia needs us.
Someone explain how a house can be burnt to ash and next to it green trees still stand. These fires were not started naturally. There is overwhelming evidence, for example the melting temperature of steel is around 2700 degrees F. and forest fires reach a temperature of around 2200 degrees F. Also this fire statistically does not fit in. Its 2018 how can the deadliest forest fire even happen after years of people experiencing these conditions. Also 18,000 structures burned is an outrageous amount considering the 2nd deadliest fire had around 2000 structures burned. There are multiple theories to back the motive behind starting these fires. I want you all to seriously consider this and research it yourself because this is getting out of hand. Too many people are dying for this to be natural. #dew#californiafires#buttecounty#conspiracytheory#wakeup#woke#awakening#rockefeller#campfire#agenda21#nwo#newworldorder#directenergyweapons#california#prayers#illuminati
It's been a little over 5 weeks now since the camp fire devastated my community and burned down both my house and my parent's house. Honestly, I feel like I'm just now coming out of a blackout. I remember everything that happened, but it feels like remembering a dream. People tell me that maybe I'll look back on this as a blessing. I'm never going to say that what happened was a blessing. So many people lost loved ones, pets, and are still homeless or even suicidal now, so I think that trying to spin this tragedy into a positive thing would be very disrespectful. At the same time, however, I am trying to focus on the blessings in my life because it helps me from digging myself into a depression. I'm so grateful to have been able to get myself and my pets out in time. Some of you know that I have a heart condition (among other illnesses) and I often pass out from simply standing up, so honestly it is a miracle I was able to run back and forth carrying things to my van in the smoke without hitting the ground. I'm grateful that my mom made it out since she was missing for hours without her phone and the whole family started to think she didn't make it. I'm grateful for the kindness of people--it's honestly given me some hope that I didn't have before that the majority of people in the world are kind. This whole thing has given me perspective on what's important in life. I'm also grateful to be able to get back to creating so quickly--and that's largely thanks to you all! I am happy to have been able to share these things with you all. Anyway, I don't really know what the point of this post is. I guess it's just some thoughts I wanted to put out into the universe. I'm now settled into a new house near the Monterey coast, with this gorgeous window and oak trees. I'll be okay. Thank you so much for always listening and supporting, it means the world to me! 💚
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Please see whole post: It turns out my engraving can survive a forest fire which is something I never wanted to find out. A good customer @r_m_customs sent me these photos to let me know his cap will need some touching up after a forest fire in California took everything from him and everyone he knows. PLEASE check out @calfund A organization that has a wildfire relief fund for immediate help and long term support for everyone affected by this natural disaster. So many people desperately need the support. So fuck buying another black t-shirt and put that knuckle tattoo on hold one more day and let’s help some people who really need it!!! #californiafires#thoughtsandprayersdontdoshit
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🌳😍🌳Thanks to your Black Friday Weekend purchases, we have been able to plant 124 trees in California.
YOU ARE GREAT
We couldn't do this without you.😊 Thank you!
If you want to personally contribute to the California reforestation, you can do so through this link:
Here’s a new edit an on a photo I took immediately after the La Tuna fires. I took the two photos separately, combined them, and then edited it further on photoshop. • The series was in honor of the animals who lost their homes and lives in the fires, too. ♡
Unfortunately I can’t make it home in time for our @thecomedystore event supporting the California Fire Foundation. But! We sold it out and I was so proud to be part of this effort! Go enjoy my fellow murderers and know that your money has made a huge difference to those affected by the fires! 🔥 #californiafires#bostonfire@cafirefound
It’s been great catching up with my friend Mario at his beautiful @villa_del_sur_guesthouse . Last time I was here was to help with the aftermath of the fires. Even now it’s still taking a lot of work from Mario and @gift.of.the.givers to help so many people and animals left stranded almost 18 months ago. Makes me think of all those affected by #californiafires back home. My heart goes out to everyone - their suffering continues long after the flames have been put out! Please keep helping those in need. X