Slowing Down and Taking Notice: Embodying the Teachings of the Landscape

“In what ways are you paying attention to the divine spark within you promoting you to slow down and take notice?” ~ Christine Stine   A local group I belong to called the Sacred Earth discussion group has been sharing about Creation-centered Spirituality in our in-person meetings based on the book Order of the Sacred Earth. …

What Does it Mean to Take a Vow of “Being the Best Lover and Defender of Mother Earth that I Can Be”?

[photo of Blue Lake near Mt. Audubon by Brent T. Ladd] Recently I read and rumbled with a book titled, Order of the Sacred Earth by religious scholar and spiritual elder Matthew Fox and friends. The subtitle is “An Intergenerational Vision of Love and Action”. Fox has been a ‘book elder’ to me, as he …

Wholeheartedness: Ten Keys of Life and Self-Knowing that Wholehearted People Cultivate

[photo by Brent T. Ladd: wild lavender on ascent of Mont Sainte Victoir] “Wholeheartedness is a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness” – Brene´Brown   When outlining the purpose of my blog, Emerge Wild, I mention the journey of “becoming wholehearted” a number of times. This term arises in many …

Honoring the Feminine in Humanity: A crucial action on the pathway toward wholehearted masculinity

  [photo by Drop the Label Movement] To honor: to hold in high regard, to give great respect to.   Men are still far too concerned about “who wears the pants” in the family. Our cultural norm today still says the “head” of the household (or business, government, etc.) is a man. The man makes …