Tonight is the New Moon.
I committed to myself (a month ago) to sit outside overlooking a spot (it was the McCormick and Baxter plant) where we did a Greenpeace action 25 years ago, August 1988, in St. Johns, in Portland, Oregon. A few months later the company declared bankruptcy and abandoned the now Superfund site.
My goals (which I offer to You, to share) Follow in Four Steps:
Reflecting first in Gratitude about my/our relations with nature/all life, (what we humans, here, in Portland, Oregon usually call “the environment”). What do we have to be grateful for? For me: Much water. People to do environmental work with, etc…
Second, Feel deep Emotions, connections, sadness, anger, fear, love, trust, openness, connections with all life. Where do we each have to grow in regards to our Relationship with Our-Selves, and All Life? We are all connected. We Inter-Are!
Third, See with New Eyes, eagle eyes, Oak eyes, new eyes. How Inter-Are we are. Reflect. What meets the Oak, the Superfund site by the water, meets us, too. (Whether we see it, or not! We are all interconnected!)
Fourth, after allowing time for Reflection, Sitting With our fellow creatures, Our Many Selves, Go Forth!
For more info about the Work That Reconnects: http://workthatreconnects.org/ Thich Nhat Hanh’s book: The World We Have inspired this practice.
(I say: The World We Are.)
How does the New Moon Reflect!