Who’s Your Mama? Nature!

Caitlin: Mother-child relationships are notoriously fraught. Beyond the messy human dynamics though, we each have a relationship with Mother Earth. While the climate crisis signals that our collective relationship to Mother Earth is also fraught, reconnecting with nature and nurtuting that relationship holds promise for personal, global and planetary health. Ecopsychology, the combination of ecology and … Continued

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Relationship to Self

Jeff: The template for our relationship with others is the one we’re engaged in already with ourselves. There is no escaping that truth: friendly or critical, neglectful or curious, the longer someone’s with us and the closer they get, the more we end up treating them as we treat ourselves. Among other things, that means the … Continued

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Facing the Snarls in Our Culture

Avi: A number of times at CEC, we’ve explored a compassion practice where we open to the many circles of our friends, relations, and ancestors, drawing on their lineage and support. Tonight we’ll begin with this connecting to the strength in our network of relationships past and present. Then we’ll go a step further, extending our … Continued

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Love Everyone

Steph: How can we foster connection to all of Earth’s beings, human or otherwise, so visibly different from ourselves? In this exploration we will work with the relationship between our most dominant of the five senses, sight, the mind, and the heart. We’ll explore this relationship between visual input — > thought — > emotion, … Continued

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