Earth Medicine

Reinventing the human

A sacred space for me, the pond at Jericho Beach, Vancouver, BC

These words from Thomas Berry, from his 1999 classic The Great Work, really resonated with me — again — today.

“The historical mission of our times is to reinvent the human – at the species level, with critical reflection, within the community of life-systems, in a time-developmental context, by means of story and shared dream experience.

From The Great WorkReinventing the Human” essay.

The experience of existing with COVID-19 has, for some, awakened their consciousness to their relationship with the Earth, its rhythms and — most importantly — all who live here: the people, the animals, the plants.

We are in sacred relationship with all. We must care for all. We must sustain life and nature… and see ourselves as equals, giving and taking in balance and harmony.

This is my story.

This is my shared dream.

How are you now re-inventing your Self?

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