“… Ecology and spirituality are two sides of the same coin — understanding and making sense of our own interbeing with the world, and our interdependence. You can enter into an embodied experience of wholeness and meaning through the door of the natural world or through spiritual practice. In fact, the two are ultimately not separate but they are pathways to the same oneness of existence in and through relationships. A oneness we experience most of the time from the limited perspective created by the ‘illusion of separation’.
“If we want to reconstitute this oneness — the whole whose conscious reflections we are — we need to do so through the way we create meaning together and through the narrative we tell about our interbeing.”
Richard Tarnas writes in Cosmos and Psyche:
“Not only our personal lives but the very nature of the universe may demand of us now a new capacity for self-transcendence, both intellectual and moral, so that we may experience a new dimension of beauty and intelligence in the world — not a projection of our desire for beauty and intellectual mastery, but an encounter with the actual unpredictably unfolding beauty and intelligence of the whole […] the open encounter with the potential reality of an anima mundi makes possible its actual discernment. In this view, only by opening ourselves to being changed and expanded by that which we seek to understand will we be able to understand at all.”
Read the full story by Findhorn Fellow and author of Designing Regenerative Cultures, Daniel Wahl….