"This generation is actively transforming our society to be in the service of life. This is sacred work."
In our current state of the planet, we are living through a time of mass urgency toward the healing of the health and relationship of our planet. However, from the acceleration of the climate crisis to the decline of democracy to the raging pandemic layered atop all the other suffering, it can sometimes be hard for to imagine anything getting better any time soon. And the thing we have the least of right now is time.
The last stage of the grieving cycle is supposed to be “acceptance.” But the thing about climate grief is that we never want to reach it, because, well, we can’t just accept the end of everything. We’re still here; the planet is still here.
So we cycle in and out.
For generations Indigenous communities have had a strong voice in the changes that our Earth is facing. Through cultivating an intimate relationship with their environment, the plants, the animals, and the patterns and auspices, they have been able to observe, recognize, and adapt to the changes. They have confronted the global north to have a certain obligation to aid and protect the things we love the most.
This is an opportunity for us to to face the eye of destruction and to grieve the changes our children will have to face. And in the same breath, gather strength through community, our elders, our ancestors, and the Indigenous elders who have guarded this planet for millennia. We are all guardians of something.
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