Garden Gate

February 9, 2014

“ Out beyond right doing and wrong doing, there is a field, I’ll meet your there.”

lotus flower

“Take hydrogen and leave it alone for 13.7 billion years
 and it turns into rosebushes, giraffes and humans.” Brian Swimme

In this new blog I will be exploring and sharing with you questions that are alive for me around how we learn to live from our heart, harmonize with all life and cultivate a field of wonder for the universe that we are.

What is the highest possibility of living our lives fully? What are the creative practices that support that possibility and how to we maintain them?

What is that creative force within this explosion of billions of years?

How do we hold the past?

What is our understanding of this very moment, and where might creation be reaching towards?

What have we have learned through out the world about regenerative practices of the past and how might they be brought forward as we create a global regenerative culture?

These are just some of questions that light me up and that I will be exploring with you.

We are so blessed that many of our ancestors have left their reflections as they explored some of these same questions. Their voices and insights hold such rich nutrient to feed our life journeys as we now move towards becoming the ancestors of the future generations to come.

Some rich questions for me at the moment is, how can we create a mentoring culture in our communities? How do we cultivate an ecology of wise compassionate eldership? How might the immerging elders support the young generation of leaders as they assume their responsibilities in our villages?  

In the next few weeks I will be attending two large conferences that will be addressing these eldership questions and I will be share stories and insights from those gatherings of elders.

Finally, I wanted to share that I come from a lineage of photographers. My grandmother was a photographer, my mother left behind over 60,000 images when she passed and I have been taking pictures since I was a small child. So, I will be sharing images with you that reflect my curiosity for the life around me and hope that you enjoy them. I wanted begin by sharing the image of this lotus which symbolizes for me the arising of a new dream for the earth.