Our Gaialogues began in 2006 with the intention of exploring “what is it like to be in sacred communion with our living Earth?” Through remembering ancestral lines of experience and vision that created cultures of wonder and awe, we see a universal spirituality and ethics emerging based on care and partnership for people and planet. The seeds of future are to be found in the ancestral soul – the primitive soul.
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In this week’s episode Alan Clements speaks with Joanna about: the origin of the global lay mindfulness movement; “wisdom for the world: mindful advice for all nations”, a forthcoming book of conversations with U Pandita; the beauty of unknowing and vulnerability; “how can I come off the altar of my dogma?”; becoming more human in the face of mortality and loss; humbled by the vulnerability of this deep interconnectedness; the ultimate insight of breathing meditation; the complexity of the Burma situation; World Dharma, a dharma without dogma, beyond religion, beyond belief.
In this week’s episode Anthony Ward speaks with Joanna about: an early initiation to the magic of flowers; flower altars for thew Dalai Lama; working with living beauty; “the momentary face of God”; the plants are calling us to appreciate the moment; flower power, flower children; a life-changing meeting with Maya Angelou; the Zen of floral arrangement; a ballet of flowers; the natural altars of Nature; a sacred gift; the ancestral flower meditation.
Diana Beresford-Kroeger speaks with Joanna about: “Call of the Forest”; the forests of the world and climate change; one tree, one person, the Bioplan; a common dream experienced all over the world and prophesied by the Mohawk Nation; the rarest tree in North America; forest bathing and the immune system; instructions for forest bathing; learning the ancient ways of the Celtic culture to protect the world; tips for a kinder, healthier life; women standing together for the future; the trees hold the knowledge of the world; new amazing discoveries about the key role of the trees in the biosphere.
Trebbe Johnson speaks with Joanna about: feeling the grief for the loss of the places we love; finding and giving back beauty in the wounded places of Earth; the resilience and creativity of Nature; the Global Earth Exchange; acceptance and creative change; the joy of acting together; guerrilla beauty; taking the right action as if your whole life depends on it; holding joy and grief in our hands.
Polly Higgins speaks with Joanna about: daring to stand as an earth protector and calling others to do the same; our duty of care to the wider Earth community; the heart-felt call to protect the earth with the law; paving a way to peace and harmony; ecocide and the applicability of international law; emergency times and the emergence of something new, the rising of Earth protectors, “Extinction Rebellion”; support for the great ocean states on the front line of climate breakdown, missionlifeforce.org; plugging into the life force.
In this week’s episode Pat McCabe speaks with Joanna about: We need a radical course-correction; the oppression of Native American culture, we were born in Beauty; big changes in our current lifestyle; healing shame, opening to grace; we are in a time of pure potential; carried by the Spirit of Life into a place of visioning; learning to trust the Spirit of Life and the Earth community; from despair to surrender; inquiring what we can do in these times; calling upon the wisdom of water; the Human Reunion Ceremonies; the witch hunts as the archetypal wounding of humanity and the healing power of indigenous lineages; the vibration of truth; re-telling the old stories to change the future; ending the deception of the war between men’s nation and women’s nation; re-membering and giving language to the sacred masculine.
In this week’s episode Charles Eisenstein speaks with Joanna about: the reductionistic mindset versus the interconnected, holistic seeing and feeling; to heal ecologically is to heal psychologically; the dissolution of the sense-making story of America; trusting the pull of a new view of reality; a story that opens our perceptions and our hearts to Gaia; a knowledge that needs to be awakened, not acquired; a tenderness that changes everything; human empathy and ecological empathy.
In this week’s episode Day Schildkret speaks with Joanna about: making art out of the impermanent natural world; the language of the cosmos; wandering in wonder; finding the unexpected; how to be in relationship to the place where we are; listening to each other and the land; play and retrieving our sense of wonder and possibility; the journey through making a morning altar; feeding the seen and the unseen; reclaiming the gift of giving; remembering the complex simplicity of being alive.