dreaming into being

Posted: November 17, 2017 by Mo Crow in Braille for the Soul, It's Crow Time
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Liz Ackert has finished her magic pennon for the dreaming
have a look over at more photos and words on her blog
and Dee Mallon is mapping the way to finding love is the answer
here’s the link to more words and photos on her blog
Gathering the dreams  for our beautiful broken world, we simply have to mend our ways, all 7 billion of us, love is the answer
these pennants give me hope that we can

  1. snicklefritzin43 says:

    It is wonderful to see the individuation of the theme on the pennants. Each person is connecting with the theme through their personal expression with color and stitch. What an amazing piece this will be with the inclusion of work from 44 artists…just an overwhelming sense of beauty and connectedness as each piece gets a picture of its story on your blog.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Kristin))) these pennants are cultivating love, “Why We Garden- Cultivating a Sense of Place” by Jim Nollman puts this round of change into an interesting perspective, that we are moving into a biocentric world view- a life centred point of view, to quote,
      “We are starting to sense that human beings are no longer at the centre of the Earth’s purpose. Our species is, rather, one integral aspect of the greater interdependent network of nature.” (p101)
      In Europe in the 17th C (the Age of Enlightenment) there was a consciousness shift from a god centred point of view where our life on Earth was seen as a form of punishment to an anthropocentric world view where the world appeared to be made just for humans who were made in God’s image & everything in Nature appeared to be made for human use and accommodation.
      This thought is behind the economic rationalism that is causing so much planetary destruction of forests, oceans & loss of species at this time.
      By moving into a biocentric world view where the whole planet is sentient we have to look after our planet not exploit her!
      Another interesting thought this book puts forward is if we could only make every decision like the Iroquois tribal governments did we wouldn’t have nearly so many problems, to quote again,
      “Whenever the six nations of the Iroquois confederacy held a council meeting, they first took a moment to invoke the presence of the seventh future generation. Thereafter, any vote among the living council members also included an equal vote cast for the needs and dignity of those who would live a hundred and fifty years to two hundred years in the future. To the Iroquois the rights of future generations never became an issue of policy because they were, instead, the actual context of policy. As Onondaga elder Oren Lyons has observed,
      ‘When we walk upon Mother Earth we always plant our feet carefully because we know the faces of our future generations are looking up at us from beneath the ground.’ ”
      I interpret this idea of the future generations as not only the human generations but all the animals, plants, rocks, soil, insects, etc.. in other words we simply must consider the future of all the “10,000 things” that make up life on earth & just maybe if we make our decisions as the Iroquois did we really can mend our ways…
      Dream On!

  2. WONDERFUL ADDITIONS. I’m reminded to get going but I’ve got the flu so not today…soon

  3. Liz A says:

    (((Mo))) … I am so honored to be a small part of this large body of work

  4. deemallon says:

    that long quote reminds me that so much of what we need to heal is colonialism. here in America, we’ve got the slaughter and trickery of the natives as well as 250 years of institutionalized human bondage, followed by the ever-morphing trickery and destruction of white supremacy (Jim Crow, prison pipeline, Trump). Acknowledgement of harm is a big part of the healing. “changing the narrative” as many would say.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Dee))) we live in a post colonial world, one day ecocide will be a crime, all rivers, rocks and beings will have equal rights & the indigenous people of the world will be honoured, we are subverting the dominant paradigm of economic rationalism, am reading a beautiful book at the moment about living in harmony with our world, “Martin Marten” by Brian Doyle 2015

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