I AM STANDING IN THIS PLACE

by David Sparenberg, author of Life in the Age of Extinctions

i am standing now
i am standing in this place:

i am standing at ocean shore
i am talking with water
with sand and water
(in mist
of betwixt and between)
i give myself to you
may my presence
be healing energy
do not abandon
the children of humanity

i am standing in the upland
i am standing with mountain spirit
i am talking with
rocks and trees
i give myself to you
may my presence
be healing energy
do not abandon
the children of humanity

i am standing in the lowland
i am standing with valley spirit
i am talking
with river and flowers
i give myself to you
may my presence
be healing energy
do not abandon
the children of humanity

i am standing
deep in my soul
i am aloft
in a circle of clouds
i am talking with
winds and sun
I give myself
to you
do not forsake us
without whispering voices
do not forsake us
without blessings of light
may my presence
be healing energy
do not abandon
the children of humanity

i am standing
at the liminal crossing
i am standing
at this crossroads of time
i am standing in dreamtime
may the dream of peace
may the dream of justice
may the dream of balance and freedom
blend into the
alchemy of dreaming
i am talking with
orbs and angels
i give myself to you
may my presence
be healing energy
do not forsake
the children of the earth

do not abandon
the children of humanity

Educating, Counseling and Healing With Nature

Natural Attraction Ecology and The Web of Life Model:  Planet Earth Speaks Through 53 Natural Senses For Personal, Social and Environmental Well-Being, by Michael J Cohen

In his new sensory environmental science book, Educating, Counseling and Healing With Nature, Michael J. Cohen, Ph.D, demonstrates through a web-of-life ecology model that we inherit at least 53 natural senses and that they guide us to live in peaceful balance with Planet Earth’s global ecosystem and each other. The book documents from our human experience that, to our loss, Industrial Society’s seldom-acknowledged prejudice against nature-and-the-natural¬† socializes us to injure and suppress most of these natural senses. This disturbance underlies many disorders we suffer.

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