Harvest and Healing

Posted on July 12, 2020


Good Sunday Morning, Freethinking Friends! Welcome to the Sunday Service.

As the garden harvest begins, I am thinking about the sacred act of growing food to sustain life, and I think of one of my favorite teachers, Robin Wall Kimmerer:

mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants, which has earned Kimmerer wide acclaim. Her first book, Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing.

For today’s text, check out Kimmerer’s message from a Bioneers conference, “The Honorable Harvest”. If you like what she says, hear more in this longer convo, “What Plants Can Teach Us.” Or read this article “The “Honorable Harvest: Lessons From an Indigenous Tradition of Giving Thanks” from Yes! Magazine.

It is so important, now more than ever, that we LISTEN to the teachings of our indigenous elders and learn how to live in a way that honors the earth, our mother.

I am filled with gratitude for the seeds, for the plants, for the pollinators, and for the People. BIG LOVE to you, dear, dear reader.

If you join or donate to Bioneers or another worthy secular org at this time, you can play Ziggy Marley’s peace anthem, “Shalom Salaam” in the background, as the “offertory,” if you like….

Thanks for coming to today’s edition of the Sunday Service at Citizen Teacher, friend.

Peace & Love. See you next week! Be well.

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lisa eddy is an atheist, writer, researcher, educator, advocate,  musician, and gardener.
On Twitter: @lisa_eddy

On email: lisagay.eddy1@gmail.com












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