earth my body
The 21st century has been declared a century to restore the earth. Restoring the earth to a state of health and natural abundance also means changing our relationship to the world and to ourselves. Here in the pages that follow 'healing earth' are some practical projects aimed, nonetheless to heal our relationship with Gaia, our mother earth, and with ourselves. What if we could bring our disappearing seeds back to the heart of our communities and truly treasure them for what they are : little magical bundles of fertility, renewal, and food. What if we could plant a tree for each citizen of a community and create forest gardens to meet the food and medicine needs of each hamlet and neighbourhood? What if together we could heal the rivers and dying lakes? What if we could restore the dying forests and protect the wilderness of the land and sea who need our co-creation now more than ever? What if we chose our actions in harmony for the healing earth? What if we joined and together dreamed the earth healthy and whole again, and dared to walk the path of our dreams.
Here is my dream : free seeds for free people; one tree for one citizen of each community, hamlet, and neighbourhood in interconnected forest gardens; our bodies of water, rivers, lakes, estuaries, oceans, clean and pure again; our forests restored and wilderness protected on the land and in the seas. Yes, this is not a small dream, and yes, it is a common dream. I am glad to be putting my dream out in the world and shout it from the mountain tops. I can hear the echo resounding in the hearts of so many. One step upon another, I am walking towards my dreams and rejoice at joining with so many hearts on this path.