For the last few years, I have been an advisor to the Choosing Earth Project which supports people to deepen their understanding of the magnitude, speed, and depth of challenges confronting humanity at this time. Several months ago, they released Duane Elgin's book "Choosing Earth: Humanity's Great Transition to a Mature Planetary Civilization" - which they make available for free. More recently, they released Coleen LeDrew Elgin's 70-minute documentary that explores our planetary crisis and the opportunity to meet that crisis consciously - with eyes and hearts wide open.
The film illustrates global trends with local examples - including the story of the Almeda Fire which swept through my community in Southern Oregon last September. I make a brief appearance as part of that storyline. It was very meaningful to collaborate with local friends Katie Teague who filmed the fire aftermath and Marga Laube who was also a contributor and is the film's narrator. The documentary features Duane Elgin, Victoria Santos, Jack Kornfield, Joanna Macy, Been Sharma, Lynne Twist, and other beautiful humans sharing their wisdom.
You can learn more about the project, get connected to workshops, download a free copy of the book, and watch the film at choosingearth.org.
I love playing with words and things in nature to create impermanent nature art (earth altars) and poems. This blog is a place to share. I post more regularly on Instagram & Facebook - @lauraloescher.art.