One after another, the executive orders roll down from the top office of the land—orders that dismantle health coverage and launch the building of a wall while demolishing efforts at climate protection and access to birth control. And then a new set—excluding from the United States desperate refugee families from seven Muslim countries. Each one… Read More The Power of Being Heart-Centered
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We can’t count on Republicans or Democrats to save us. Instead, we are the ones to build the world we want, starting in our communities. It’s the darkest time of year in the Northern Hemisphere. I awaken in the dark and check for news about Standing Rock and about the Trump transition. It’s almost an… Read More How to Face a Trump Presidency: Resist, Reconnect, Renew
The Standing Rock uprising is expanding minds and opening hearts, and teaching thousands about ways of life that put the sacredness of life first. At the Oceti Sakowin camp there were celebrations into the night when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision was announced. Fireworks lit up the sky, which is normally dominated by police searchlights,… Read More How Standing Rock Is Changing Us
Three big things have happened recently that change a lot, but not everything, about how to stop the pipeline. The Army Corps of Engineers announced it would NOT be granting an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline — a huge win for water protectors, indigenous people everywhere, and the future of life on the planet. An estimated… Read More How to Support Standing Rock Now?
Protecting the water and sacred sites brought people here. The experience of being here is changing lives. Drive from Bismarck, North Dakota, to the Standing Rock encampment, and the sign that something unusual is happening is abrupt: a checkpoint staffed by the National Guard. Continue south, past rolling grasslands with an occasional farmhouse, until there… Read More At Standing Rock, a Sense of Purpose: “This Is How We Should Be Living”