A collective manifestation.
While demanding for a new political agenda and speaking out for socio environmental justice in any way we can...
I invite you to collectively manifest what vision we want of the world. I invite you to write the new narrative of a world that once belonged to us, but that now is in a serious need to be reimagined. No one can change the world on their own, but we can change our experience of being in the world together, and by doing so collectively re-vision our relationship to the rest of life.
It is important to recognize ourselves once again as being a part of the world, acknowledge how much we are interrelated with life in the planet, and the planet itself. Bring again to our consciousness what sustains our lives and how we can sustain others. We need to make a shift from seeing nature in an utilitarian way and start honoring it. We need to see nature not only in relation to the value of its resources but the value it has in itself. Make nature sacred again. We must reconnect to the part inside ourselves that already knows this, this longing that is inside our hearts that appears when we are moved by a beautiful sunset or have a good laugh with a friend. We need to reconnect to that part of ourselves. And start taking care of life again. We need to acknowledge that we are interrelated with nature.
One of the most drastic consequence of the capitalist system in which we now live is that we have lost responsibility of our actions. We no longer know where the nutrients that sustain our life come from, and where our waste ends up. We no longer know how life is generous. We no longer understand what caring for something means.
Let’s choose to act on our intention to bring about change, even if the situation appears hopeless.
We need to accept this grief that we are feeling for the planet and come into acceptance of it. Grief means embodying the pain of loss and doom, despair and hopelessness. But only through this grief is that we can commit to change. Sometimes not even a theoretical understanding of climate change is persuasive enough if we don’t feel it in our bodies, physically and emotionally. Fighting climate change requires to take it personal, to feel the threat of loss, feel the grief. When we feel gratitude for the planet, and honor the pain, we can start thinking of how to move forward with hope.
We must come in contact with our wider ecological selves, and make choices from this place. Change will not come through minor strategies that accommodate to the current system and perpetuate the status quo.
I invite you instead to participate actively in the world. To be aware and amazed for life. To contemplate. To build a community. To cook for people. To put meaning into our lives. To take responsibility of our lives. Understand what it is to care. What is to sustain something.
Let us again fill the world with memories of places and food, with walks through trails in nature, of gardens that grow food, and delicious meals in company of our loved ones.Let us remember the power that lies beneath rituals and intimate places of fraternity and conviviality. Let us celebrate farmers, caretakers of the land, seed savers, home cooks, unified communities. Let’s materialize in these spaces our counter narratives and actively start participating in the world we want to see.