Caring For Creation

I have spent most of my adult life with a mission to be a Light in the world, with a focus on supporting others on their personal life/spiritual journeys.

In the past year, however, my world view has been transformed, and my circle of care has expanded beyond my own family and community, to embrace all of creation.  Through experiencing an “Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream” symposium, and making a Journey into the Amazon (both through the Pachamama Alliance), I have experienced the interconnectedness of all life, and have been empowered by a vision and mission of helping to create “an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on this planet.”

This is the world I want to leave to my children and grandchildren!

In this section of my website you will find many reflections and resources to help us all grow in our call to be part of bringing about this world vision for future generations.

For more information on the Pachamama Alliance, see www.pachamama.org.

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Reflections On My Amazon Journey

[Adapted from a message given at churches on Earth Day, 2013]

A powerful transformation began within me last spring when a friend sent me an announcement of a program being offered by the Sisters of Mercy. The words describing its purpose really touched my heart – “to help create an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just human presence on this planet.” I thought: “This is the world I want to leave to my children and grandchildren!”

18 Years ago the Achuar people, an indigenous tribe deep in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest, put out a request for partners in the industrialized world who would work with them to protect their ancient home and culture. This was the birth of the Pachamama Alliance, an organization that eventually developed the “Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream” Symposium.

After experiencing this symposium, something within me shifted and I felt intensely God’s compassion for all her creation, and her call to me to be part of its healing. [Read more…]

Caring For The Mother Of Us All

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With Mother’s Day approaching I’m reminded of how much my mother cared for her children, and how sad it was when she was the one needing care.  It also reminds me that we all have a mother who is not doing well now:  Mother Earth.

Through the years our Mother Earth has blessed us with beauty and bounty, providing us with majestic mountains, rich and fertile soil, abundant fruits and vegetables, gentle sunlight, nourishing rainfall and starlit skies.  But are we hearing her cries for help? [Read more…]