Autumn blessings, everyone! I wanted to tell you about my lifework these days and how I came to be offering a program on the global Deep Time Network.
It started with Canada Day and Holy Communion.
These two rituals SHAPED the adult me.
Later, marriage, funerals, and ordination
would define my identity, place, and purpose.
What rituals shaped the person you've become?
Howeverrealizing my rituals, were based on false beliefs...
*Human is separate from nature!
*Nature is separate from the Holy!
I recognized rituals teaching such beliefs contributed to today's climate changed world . Rituals, I came to see, are powerful.
Now, we need religious rites, national holidays, family and personal spiritual practices that teach truths of our times:
*we live interdependently in a planet
*in an emergent universe and
*everything is sacred, equally sacred!
We need EVOLUTIONARY rituals.
For two decades I've been creating such rituals, learning from Matthew Fox, Brian Swimme, Miriam MacGillis, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Jennifer Morgan, my Gaia Centre and Ruah community. Now, it's time to share and learn more with the global community.
What are evolutionary rituals? you might ask.
*Grounded in ecology and cosmology.
*Teach a common story shared by all.
*Embrace indigenous and classical wisdom of all global religions.
* Driven by the environmental crisis.
*Offer relevant images, symbols, and language.
*Contribute to evolution of consciousness. *Return ritual to everyone and every day life.
Who are Evolutionary Rituals for?
Grieving the sixth mass extinction.
Longing to make a difference.
Committed to a future beyond climate abuse.
This is activism. Some of the most important work you and I can do to affect a culture of human - earth mutuality starts with the ways we celebrate life!
Thanks to the Deep Time Network and to you for the work you do this season for the future of the whole Earth family.
Please hold this program in prayer and intention that it might be part of the Change.