Listening Session - Wisdom of Mother Earth, Global Representatives @ the Ismaili Centre, London
Highlights from a listening session from Flourishing Diversity. Speakers are: Jyoti, Dr. Loretta Afraid of Bear-Cook, Luisah Teish, Kya-Xe’, Elin Teilus, Erena Rangimarie Rereomaki Rhose and Xiye Bastida. Host: Clare Dubois
This session celebrates the interrelatedness of all life, emerging through the female principle that brings living forms into existence. All human beings are grown in a womb. Just as a mother’s milk nurtures the child so does Mother Earth’s abundance nurture all species.
The universal and fundamental human proclivity to take joy from watching our children and those we love grow and flourish can indeed transmute the current ecological crisis into a new way of caring for our only planet and all life on it. It’s time to fall in love again with the deep joy that emerges from watching life in all its forms grow and flourish.
Life is in constant motion, eternally dancing into new life forms. Being present in a human form is a special privilege. For humanity is that part of the world that is conscious of its own awareness, and able to reflect on its own place within the web of existence.
Empathy, love, cooperation, sharing and mutual respect between men and women, between all cultures, all peoples and all life forms is the heart of being human today and the real hope for our collective future.
Our beautiful blue planet urgently needs us to recognise this and take responsibility for our role as carers of Mother Earth - ensuring that the great dance of life remains as beautiful and diverse as possible for present and future life on our only planet to thrive and flourish.
Flourishing Diversity #
At the heart of Flourishing Diversity is the understanding that life on earth is possible because of biological and cultural diversity, where each part is equally vital to the whole. Every species, every behaviour, every tradition and every relationship contributes to the continuous emergence of the diversity of life. This intricate interplay animates and assures the ecosystems upon which all life depends.