A Practice of Remembering

A Practice of Remembering

The attempt to define Spiritual Ecology—a similar effort to defining any of the most deeply important concepts and understandings—must first and immediately run us smack into the barriers of language. For here are two words that should never have become separated from...
Earth is ‘Ohana

Earth is ‘Ohana

How would you describe your relationship with the natural world? My relationship with the natural world is a consistently evolving and guiding force in my life. It used to be that I relied on “epic” wild beauty that surrounded my childhood home and other homes that...
Holy Dirt, Sacred Ground.

Holy Dirt, Sacred Ground.

I visited my mother a couple of weeks ago. Or at least, I visited where her ashes were poured into the New Mexico ground, mingled with the lives of soil creatures, lifted into a juniper tree, and wafted toward the heavens. She loved the Santuario de Chimayo, a shrine...