Gardening in the Web

“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.” Chief Seattle

As we begin to prepare the soil for our garden this week we are mindful that we are part of the earth. Bringing together the elements of mulch,water and seeds, we reflect on our parts in the process of life. We care for the soil as the soil cares for us. As we place each seed into the warm, rich, life filled earth we become more aware of our connection to the ever expanding web of life.

We live in a time of climate change challenges, lack of access to clean water for many, millions of tons of high level radioactive nuclear waste, and the existence of over 88,000 toxic chemicals introduced into our air, soil and water by humankind. We are not here only to be stewards of the earth, but to realize our oneness with the earth.The simple act of planting flowers and vegetables and trees becomes an expression of the sacredness of life. We realize that we are planting in the garden of life and we wonder about how deep and how far this journey will take us.  Love, Gene and Joyce


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1 Response to Gardening in the Web

  1. fyrejean says:

    I really am inspired by the deep meaning in Chief Lyons message: “The environment isn’t over here. The environment isn’t over there. You are the environment.” Through the ideas of Western Science and Human.ities we have been brainwashed to see humans as somehow distinct and above all other species, and through industrialism and capitalism all of Our Relations have been turned into products and resources. Even if we can’t get over ourselves long enough as humans to love all of the natural environmental as much as we love ourselves and our families, we can at least recognize that what we put into our “environment” we simultaneously put into our bodies. Thanks for the work you are doing to help humans wake up!

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