“”I feel so grateful. The anger/tension/frustration/
grief in my mind and body is releasing—is evaporating—is melting. I was like a huge iceberg—frozen in fear with a “doomsday“ perspective. This releasing/melting has opened my heart to community, to spaciousness, and possibilities of action. Praise the Earth ?”
—–S.H., attendee at September 15th “No Time To Lose” daylong
I hope this finds you well. I’m writing to share with you Spirit Rock’s recent “No Time to Lose” climate daylong. If you’re concerned about the climate situation I hope this recording will help inspire you.
The day couldn’t have gone better. Over 900 registered for both live and online access. The room was filled with all kinds of emotions as we started. By the end of the day there was a feeling of genuine uplift and inspiration. When people come together to share their concern we can help each other hold all the difficult feelings that naturally arise.
Here’s the link to access to the day’s recorded presentations. The lineup and presentations begin 10 minutes into the recording. Remember this was a dana event to benefit One Earth Sangha (and Spirit Rock). Please consider using the donate links below the recording to support One Earth. One Earth Sangha offers many teachings and trainings to inspire engagement. Check out their teachings and projects including an EcoSattva Training later this year.
I’m also including Michele Lilyanna’s beautiful “A Child’s Letter to the Earth” for families to engage their children. Michele, who is the co-author of Awakening Joy for Kids, created this moving offering specifically for everyone who registered for this daylong to raise consciousness and engage as families
If you’re wondering about next steps, I’m attaching the collective actions and organizations that the live audience shared throughout the day. At the daylong I mentioned that my wife and I will be traveling to Wisconsin next fall to help remove any climate deniers from positions of power. As I said at Spirit Rock: This is no time to play small.
The September 20th student-led Climate Strike saw 4 million worldwide come together to demand action. I am incredibly inspired by Greta Thunberg’s commitment to truth that has resulted in young voices around the world leading us in this climate crisis. If you weren’t part of the march. I hope you watched it on the news and were inspired by the four million people all over the world who participated and expressed their care and commitment. It’s the most encouraging sign I’ve seen since this crisis has began.
I hope through seeing the recording you will discover some of your gifts and what you have to contribute in a positive way.
With metta and appreciation,