BodyEarth: sensing kinship with all creation
Asheville, North Carolina 28802
What is the body in which you live?
Our bodies are personalized packets of our planet home. We live within the world; the world lives within us.
An intimate relationship between self and creation: Sure, it’s a nice idea. But thinking isn’t enough. The idea alone will not heal us, it will not save us.
How do we go deeper than thinking, even deeper than feeling, into undeniable knowing? How do we experience our unity with the world — directly?
Such a direct, immediate realization is necessary if we’re to know, in our bones and in our blood, that our personal survival and our species’ survival absolutely depend upon the integrity of our natural environment. We must experience our kinship with creation as surely as we experience our need to breathe.
How do we experience our kinship with creation? Through the resonance we sense between our own precious bodies and the body of the world.
We live into our kinship with creation — we experience resonance between body and world — by deepening our awareness into our body’s center, by living through the vitality of our body’s center. BodyEarth introduces you to this body-centered life force as a power for healing humanity’s relationship with nature.
Through poetry, image, creative non-fiction, performance, movement arts, and experiential learning, we beckon you to embody your sacred relationship with your natural environment. In doing so, we pray that we may each heal ourselves, our communities, and our planet home.
- Expressive Arts