I present you with three offerings, each of them of immense value. First, horrifically biting satire from Jon Rappoport that feels so exacting that it hurts, next a set of graphs that grapple with the mechanics of the militarized Deep State, and finally, Joanna Macy’s heart-opening account of who we really are.
Though these three seem to inhabit separate universes, in actuality, the first implies the second, and the third underlies, and is only partially smothered by, both the other two. Atop of our intense, and often unknowing, immersion in Mother Earth, lies this weird fiat-money fueled scrim that holds us all in its sway and tries, and fails, to take total control.
So, I say, let us sink below. Sink below money to our living communion with the Mother.
Or: how to do unto others what we have done unto ourselves . . .
floating on top of Joanna Macy’s WE BELONG.
Thanks to dailygood.org for transcript.
JM: They’re all happening. So it’s just a question of, and this is what’s the most emboldening thing to treasure in our situation, is that we humans, fallible and scared and dumb as we can be, we have the choice of where we put our attention. We have the choice on how we understand a given set of experiences because these three narratives about what’s happening now are all true. There are the voices that dominate, are voices that say, “Everything’s going to be OK. We’re going to make America great again, just the old way. We’re going to grow our economy, grow our military power. We’re going to distract ourselves with more and more entertainment. We’re going to take what we can from the Earth. Let’s open everything up to mining and oil drilling, et cetera.”
That’s charged, but most of the voices we hear are that. Aren’t they? Then, there are a few voices more that are saying, “Oh, but this is destroying everything,” and they’re voices of the scientists that haven’t been bought and journalists that haven’t been intimidated. Then, there’s some other story and it’s happening too. A story of resistance and creativity and the shift in consciousness. That’s part of that great turning story where we choose to see our world not just as a supply house or a sewer but to see it as a living body. That’s what I find the most exciting, Tami, about this moment. Because in this early first years of the third millennium, both science and spirituality and religion back from the indigenous ones right up to current creation spirituality, are seeing that the Earth is alive.
This blows me away. That at the very time when the Earth is under such assault from greed and hatred and the urge to dominate, at the same time, we are hearing voices from the indigenous folks right up to the contemporary scientists and the new cosmologists and the evolutionary psychologists and the evolutionary scientists that the Earth is a living body from systems science, Gaia theory. To me, this is stunning. And so I don’t know which story is going to win out. Maybe we’ll just pillage and plunder our Earth to death. But we’re given another story now. The people that I find myself hanging out with more and more are people who can get turned on by that, inspired by that. Enlisted by that.
Me? Besides training my focus here, at Green Acres Permaculture Village and blogging about whatever occurs to me in the moment, I can’t help but continuously envision Donald J. Trump walking barefoot in the forest.
I told this to my brother-in-law John a few days ago, and he was dumbstruck, told me that the day before, after his class at Seattle U., he was talking with another student, who happens to be a Native American shaman, and he told John the very same thing, that he is keeps visioning Donald J. Trump walking barefoot in the forest.
What would happen if Trump did actually did walk barefoot in the forest? Might he wake up? Might he begin to recognize that in order to be “great again,” we must become whole again? Might he re-member himself as one member of one species, all of whom depend for aliveness on the grace and generosity of Mother Earth?