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Seeds of Revolution

Many of us have lost touch with our wild nature. Especially those of us raised in an ascension culture, we have learned to feel shame about our bodies: the way they look, feel and desire. We are constantly judging ourselves, policing each other, believing that some bodies are acceptable and others are not.

Many of us are aching for belonging, meaning and connection -- not realizing that much of our pain comes directly from our obsession with ascension and the way it separates us from ourselves, each other, and the earth.

to rewild our bodies, we return to the earth

Reconnecting to the land through our body's senses is an ancient and reliable path for reawakening our wild nature. Through earth-centered practices, we learn to harness the power of presence, to feel connection to place, and to acknowledge our role in the interconnected, biodiverse web of the planet. We learn to see diversity - in bodies, in human cultures, in other species, in other lifeforms - as essential to the health of our ecosystems and our societies.

Loving diversity is a revolutionary act. If we were to change our societies to be inclusive of all human bodies and species - to treat them as valuable and worthy of care instead of only useful as tools for ascension - we could begin to heal both ourselves and the earth. We could redraw our boundaries of belonging, evaporate shame and create stronger community.

bone and stone - blood and water: our body and the earth are mirrors for one another

We protect what we love. We love what we identify with. And to view the earth as kin is a radical act that can drain the poison from our hearts and the land. The more that we adore and accept our bodies, the more we care about protecting and honoring the land that sustains us. And the more we actively care for the land, the more we are able to keep our bodies nourished and full of vitality.

It is our birthright to feel ecstatic and safe in our bodies.

It is my deepest hope that you find inspiration and liberation from the ceremonies and stories shared here. Regardless of lineage or tradition, the practices of our ancestors - ecstatic ritual, herbcraft, sacred movement, & myth-telling - are central to our journey back to embodiment and power. They are our bridge back to the Wild.

with every embodied movement - and every act of love for the land - we plant the seeds of an ecstatic revolution