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Gaia Ki Earth & Self: Harmony & Balance within Nature

Ecology, Sovereignty, Integrity, Interdependence, & Resilience

Earth is not ours to ‘own’ we are here but in passing a dance in a dream… Earth belongs to nature’s myriad life & future generations yet to be born…

“Interesting Times?” Human awareness & impacts span the Earth, affecting every ecosystem & culture. We live in an era of increasing Global Climate Disruption. Societal alterations to Earth’s interwoven ecosystems have upset nature’s balance. Many of Earth’s species, from micro to macro-fauna, phytoplankton to polar bears, are imperiled. Wherever we are on this living Earth, opening to our core spirit, honoring nature’s inherent magic, living with compassion, vision, & integrity in celebration & sharing; we can help heal societies’ harms, continue the evolution of our species, protect & restore nature’s balance, ensuring a living Earth for generations yet to come.

For millennia humans lived on this Earth in balance as part of Nature. Life in essence was about sharing, community, self sovereignty, experiencing the adventures, dreams & visions, and wonders of “who we are, where we are, what we are, and why we are…

Through the course of time, the path of human societies across the Earth gave rise to empires that thrived on conflict, subjugating conquered and often enslaved peoples, plundering nature as “resources.” Reaching heights of opulence and culture, these eventually fell as their natural ecosystems were diminished and their reach overextended in pursuit of more resources through invasive conflict in other lands. Tracing the continuum left in the wake of human societies, are former rich forest ecosystems, now human created deserts devoid of the lush biodiversity of their past…

In this era, the legacy of empire, plunder of nature & war continues. The continuum has come full circle –impacts are global; there are no more continents to invade & conquer. Today’s new frontier is the evolution of our species. Can we heal from centuries of avarice, violence, & disrespect; returning to balance with this living Earth & each other, all our relations – the species with which we co-evolved…

Across the Earth from mountain heights to ocean’s depths there are numerous imperiled species – experiencing population declines and habitat loss due to decades of human resource extraction and development, including livestock grazing, toxic pollutants, mining, energy production, logging, industrial agriculture and fishing, development sprawl, & other societal demands. Industrial, militaristic human societies have spawned a self perpetuating, exponentially spreading sorcerer’s apprentice era of repetitious harms.

Once people gathered in community with – and as part of - nature, listened to remembered stories of elders, conversed with spirit helpers, visioned in trance & dreams, all honored as part of creation in this evolving journey of discovery, of being, life upon life through fathomless ephemeral time…

Women were honored & respected, their wisdom, connection with ancestral grandmothers, care for the children, understood as the unbroken flow of life’s river beyond the generations…

Mothers, Healers, Teachers, Leaders, Seers, Soothsayers, Free Spirits, Goddess Incarnate in Wisdom & Strength…

The way towards balance, the path of harmony & healing will not be blazed by machine, new industrial technology, corporate science, governments, weapons, war or $$$. The path of our evolving future may be found within each of us, within the integrity of wild nature, in the resilience of life; together, in cooperation with all our relations throughout this living Earth, our future awaits only our awakening, remembrance, & celebration of all that be…

Nature Awaits Our Awakening

In connection with Earth’s living wonder awaits healing & wisdom…

At root we must address the causes of insatiable societal demands upon nature, including the nature of ourselves. More than corporate “green-washing” pretense of “feasible” development, “appropriate” drilling, “responsible” fishing, “sustainable” logging, “ethical” chemical agriculture, “pioneering” bio-tech science (remaking nature), the continuing litany of “necessary” war upon war - and exponentially escalating human populations, energy use and global industrial societal expansion to which all of these are inextricably interwoven - We need ecologically harmonious human societies in balance with – and part of - Earth’s interwoven web of life. Making conscious choices in consumption, development, and ultimately population; converting to ecologically appropriate energy efficient structures, building materials, life styles, and resource use; responsibly protecting and restoring Earth’s interwoven natural ecosystems; we can best assure an ecologically viable future for those here today and the generations yet to come.

We are here but in passing…

A dance in a dream…

Remember who we are, where we are…

…why we are, beyond time…

A Gaia Ki & Asante Riverwind Arts compilation. All art © 2012 Asante Riverwind, All Rights Reserved. http://giaiki.wordpress.com/ www.asanteriverwindarts.com This presentation may only be utilized for free educational purposes. The presentation may not be sold either wholly or piecemeal or utilized for commercial purposes. Use of this presentation in altered, edited or abbreviated formats requires express permission – please contact Gaia Ki. Copies of this presentation are available as free internet downloads, or as DVD’s for cost of materials, time and postage.