I pick cherries because I see nobody else connecting the dots on climate change. I see nobody else making an honest effort to describe our predicament. So, by default, I’m The Connector. I collate, summarize, and synthesize information about climate change. And in the process of serving as host for the finest reality show on the Internet, I connect people, too (http://guymcpherson NULL.com/classifieds/).
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In the Summer of 2012, I met a Shoshone Elder named Finisia Medrano. (The story of that meeting is told in “Postcard from Eastern Oregon: When Planting Food is Illegal”[link: http://www.carolynbaker.net/2012/09/16/postcard-from-eastern-oregon-when-planting-food-is-illegal-by-kollibri-terre-sonnenblume/]). She has spent decades following the routes and practices of the ancient migratory “Hoop” of the Great Basin Native Americans, harvesting and cultivating wild food seasonally. In so doing, she has safeguarded vanishing knowledge and made invaluable observations of the ecosystems in an area spanning several states. Over that time she has witnessed the undeniable effects of Climate Change.
. . . → Read More: Refugees Without Legs: How Climate Change Leaves No Room For ‘Invasive Species’, By Kollibri terre Sonnenblume
Introductory session: Becoming a Student of Fear A Live, Online Video Webinar with Special Guest Andrew Harvey Thursday, March 6th at 6pm PST/9pm EST. First session is free.
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In this FREE introductory session to Carolyn’s upcoming, five-part, live online video course, Befriending the Dark Emotions: Healing in Turbulent Times (http://www NULL.synchcast NULL.net/#!befriending-the-dark-emotions/c1vhp), Andrew Harvey will join Carolyn to discuss the healing potential in our emotions. Carolyn and Andrew will lead us on an exploration of what fear has to teach us. We’ll learn to honor it as a valuable part of the psyche, and allow ourselves to dialog with it as it passes through us.
. . . → Read More: Befriending the Dark Emotions Webinar Has Been Rescheduled To Begin March 6
Second in a series about inhabiting and acting in the edge-places of our civilization as crucial for humanity’s passage through these challenging times – and inviting you to share your personal edge-dwelling experiences
. . . → Read More: Edge Dwelling: A Social Ecology For Our Time, Part 2: Wild Grapes, By Dianne Monroe
It is by embracing these falls – these failures – that we begin to see the limits of first-half-of-life thinking. We learn to live in tension, instead of searching for ways to avoid it. We learn to transition from conditional love based on compliance, into an unconditional love based on connection. Instead of repeating mistakes over and over again, we embrace our mistakes and learn to try new ways.
. . . → Read More: Growing Up From The Need To Always Grow, By Tom Jablonski
We are literally making the planet into a wasteland like this is some post-apocalyptic science fiction story. It is just shocking. And the most horrifying aspect of it all is that we’ve waited to reduce emissions so long that we’re exiting the win-win field of possible climate responses. We’re now headed into a world of lose-lose. That’s the news nobody wants to convey – or hear. But there it is.
. . . → Read More: Global Climate Change: Less Terrifying, More Horrifying, By Matt Owens
Collapsing Consciously – A Book Trailer (http://vimeo NULL.com/84141762) from Carolyn Baker (http://vimeo NULL.com/user18365402) on Vimeo (https://vimeo NULL.com).
Perhaps you’ve noticed that staying on the train is a full-time job and that in doing so, there is little chance of maintaining business as usual. Sometimes the speed of the train feels painfully slow, as if one is riding on the little engine that could. At other times, one feels hurled through time and space on a bullet train. In either situation, whether consciously or unconsciously, all passengers on this train have signed up for a spiritual, as well as historical, intellectual, and physical journey, and it is no longer possible to live ordinary lives in extraordinary times.
. . . → Read More: Embarking On The Journey Of Consciousness: Staying On The Train, By Carolyn Baker