I believe that, in order for us to meet what is needed of us in these times, we must slow down and attune ourselves to the pace of the earth, and the pace of our own bodies. I believe in the wisdom of our bodies’ cycles, and our inherent connection to the cycles and seasons of the earth around us.
Slowing down in all areas of life is a deeply radical act. To reduce our sense of urgency, I also believe in slowing down our pace of change and committing to making soft, gradual changes, to be in greater alignment with what we truly desire and need. It’s okay to slow down. It’s okay to take a breath. It’s okay to go slow. Slow and steady is how we make sustainable change.
We weren’t meant to do any of this life alone. I believe humanity’s natural state is oriented towards community - that we are not well unless we remember that we need and rely on each other. Like our ancestors, we wither without a tangible sense of connection to each other.
I believe community care is the fuel we need for what’s to come, and that we can expand our capacities by leaning into generosity and intimacy with one another. I believe in the power of gathering the elders around us, sitting at their feet, and honoring them.
I believe that, despite being separated and isolated from the natural world over the last thousand years, the wild never left us. We just need to remember. So many of us have forgotten our indigineity: the lands we come from, the waters that nourish us, and the ways we used to come together. There is power in remembering and re-wilding.
We are the myth makers and story weavers of our time. Inside all of us is a pulsing story of lineage that traces back to our own people and their earth-honoring, community-focused ways of life.
I believe mothers (of all kinds) contain the wisdom and insight to create a more humane, reciprocal, and reparative world. Whether or not we are mothers ourselves, there is a great power and strength in mothering and reclaiming and honoring mothers. Mothers are not centered in our culture, often pushed to the sidelines or undervalued. And yet, we all have some attachment to mother - whether that be a specific individual or the energy of mothering. We yearn for our mothers. We yearn for the mother. And yet we also extract and exploit mothers, both of the human and earthly realm.