What a great week – Earth Day and World Book Day back to back!
The Earth gives us so much to be thankful for and her beauty is even more apparent and more easily appreciated during these times of a more inward focus. It is easier to hear the birds and working from home I look out my window often to see Stellar’s Jays, Chickadees, Juncos, and today I even saw an Audubon’s Warbler!
I’m grateful to have been able to bring forth, in these books, what is within me and to release this out into the world.
“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” (The Gospel of Thomas, in The Gnostic Gospels, by Elaine Pagels)
Gratitude and thanks to Joseph Rael (Beautiful Painted Arrow) who has been my co-author on these last two books: Walking the Medicine Wheel: Healing Trauma & PTSD and Becoming Medicine: Pathways of Initiation into a Living Spirituality. All my books have the word “medicine” in the title, because they are all about healing the splits within our hearts, minds, societies, environment, and world. My first book, Re-humanizing Medicine: A Holistic Framework for Transforming Your Self, Your Practice, and the Culture of Medicine, calls for a counter-curriculum of re-humanization – learning practices that help us connect to, develop, and sustain our inner spiritual humanity; and also was an open call for everyone to join the compassion revolution – bringing the heart and caring back into our work with people in the world.
Joseph and I are working on our next book together which will be a book of initiation and instruction for 10-12 year old children, drawing on Joseph’s experiences and what he thinks it is important for human beings growing up into this world to know about the world and themselves. We are calling it, A Bowl Full of Ideas for Inventive Minds. More to come…
May the books of all of the authors of the world contribute to realizing our inner spiritual humanity, our outer spiritual democracy, and helps us to remove obstacles and division to allow us all to live in peace, peace within our hearts and peace within the world.