“The world is not a problem to be solved; it is a living being to which we belong. The world is part of our own self and we are a part of its suffering wholeness. Until we go to the root of our image of separateness, there can be no healing. And the deepest part of our separateness from creation lies in our forgetfulness of its sacred nature, which is also our own sacred nature.” — Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Let’s talk about ecospirituality and what it means in these pandemic times of climate crisis, economic inequality, threatened democracy, and structural racism. What paradigms are disrupted by grounding our spirituality in our relationship with the Earth? How might Quaker faith be different if our relationship with the natural world was at the center of it? How could our work for justice be impacted by an increasing sense of our own sacred nature?
In this interactive workshop, we’ll talk about the foundations of ecospirituality, engage with the questions above, and practice/play/experiment to explore our own embodied relationships with the “more-than-human” world.