🌙 Earth and ecology teach us about the cycle of life. Watching the sun and moon move through monthly and annual skies allows a mirror of the greater wheel of life. So does the planting and rearing of a seed to harvest. Connecting with these nested cycles we are students of our human nature.
Deep ecology brings us radical connection with the more-than-human world. The Counsel of All Beings gives a voice to any being of life, speaking to their (likely) perspective on the state of things. In this way Earth connection takes us into deeper consideration of all we’re connected to as a community of planetary beings.
Earth connection grounds our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects. Fresh air, natural light, bird song all provide crisp and clear moments of reprieve, clarity and freshness. Quiet moments watching a wallaby munching ferns in the Eucalypt forest brings one into serene stillness. Watching the sun rise over the ocean horizon allows reverence and awe to dwell in our beings, inspiring our creativity to honour and celebrate life.
Our hands in the soils of community gardens brings well-being via soil microbes for our physical resilience; while bringing well-being to the human community flocking together for connection and nurturance. Cooperation with earth teaches us cooperation with each other - slow and small solutions to cultivate a thriving harvest of both food and folk.
Tending to Earth connection is crucial in designing and catering to human needs. Earth connection teaches us patterns, pace and protocol to live with integrity in living people systems.
Social permaculture is regenerative social design. It applies the nature-informed principles of permaculture to create and accelerate people care for the individual and collective.
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