THE EARTHFIRE BLOG

Toward a Vision of Hope

— by Susan Eirich, Ph.D. — Since we started Earthfire Radio conversations our audience has grown, and we in turn are receiving invitations to be interviewed. We are...

— by Richard Landry — A few years ago, when my wife and I decided to get a divorce, I realized I had an opportunity to do something different for myself and the planet—to live lighter on the earth, more simply and more sustainably. The accumulation of possessions had become an obstacle in our marriage, and so as I prepared to move out of our house and set up an apartment on my own, I took a bare minimum of belongings with me—my clothes, my computer and work files, some artwork... and about 300 of my “most valuable” books. As a writer, business strategist, and student of Buddhism, I had accumulated quite a few books over the years—over 1,200, by my rough count. Those 300...

— by Rose De Dan — Several years ago I was struggling to overcome some chronic health issues, the result of several car accidents. I had already traveled the standard Western medical route (without success), and had been slowly working my way through a variety of complementary healing modalities. Some helped, some didn’t. I decided to call in a Feng Shui expert and see if there was anything I was overlooking in the energy of my home office since I spent most of my daily life there. As an animal communicator, Reiki and shamanic energy healer I knew that sometimes seemingly little elements make a big difference. When the expert arrived we went over my goals for what I hoped to...

— by Susan Eirich, Ph.D. — When you choose to work for the common good, one of the rewards is the network you enter; the people you meet who work from the deepest place in their hearts, inspiring others to be their best selves; to reach to the depths of their own gifts and creativity. The beautiful concept of “lightworkers” refers to people who do the work of love and healing, balancing out the dark energies of hate and fear; showing us another way. It is the delight and passion of Earthfire to share these beings with you (some of whom may be nonhuman.) Deena Metzger is one of the human ones, the physical expression of the Wise Woman archetype. She is a powerful example of...

— by Susan Eirich, Ph.D. — For more than 100 years it grew, gracing the home of the people who planted and gave life to it. It added a note of beauty and peace to the center of the small town, heralding spring with the fresh green of bursting buds, town crier for the renewal of life. It gave shade and coolness in the summer, bent with limber limbs in the winds, turned a golden yellow in the fall, glowing in the late afternoon light. It watched over births, triumphs, tragedies and deaths; over generations of humans each locked into the perspectives of their own short lives. The willow was there, greening, gracing and growing. Times changed. The town grew. The willow just grew...

— by Susan Eirich, Ph.D. — In the end all our troubles come down to not treating each other well. Between humans; between humans and other species. If we did there would be very few problems, if you really think about it. The question is why we don’t we treat each other well, when it would make everyone happier and everything would work better. There are many factors. Generations of unhealed trauma. Biological hardwiring for fear, territoriality, and status. Brains that grew too fast, so our forebrains are not yet up to the task of controlling our emotions at the same time as we have the brilliance to create atom bombs. Culture has not really been up to the job of teaching us...

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