Learning to Walk Again – A Revolutionary Step for Healing Ourselves and the Earth

We each have our own path and journey to walk in this life, and who can predict what world-changing insights might be given to us as we prayerfully walk in a sacred manner, reconnecting with our home the earth?

Eco-literacy Part 4: The Law of Return and Sustainability

A cycle of giving, and exchange, and symbiosis. This is how I’ve largely come to see Nature in her most healthy functioning ways. This isn’t to say that resource scarcity and competition don’t exist – they do – but we’ve placed far too much emphasis on these aspects of understanding nature as applied to human […]

Eco-literacy Part 3: Universal Laws

Ecology is defined as the study of the relationships between organisms and their environments. The word ecology is derived from the Greek oikos, which means “house” and -logia, “study of”. Few people are ever trained in the basic foundations on which the earth, our home, functions, and on which we are wholly dependent.   Based […]

Cultivate Gratitude

Even after all this time The sun never says to the earth “You owe me” Look what happens with a love like that It lights the whole sky ~D. Landinsky (attributed to Rumi)   At dusk, as I walked into the woods, I noticed the tops of the barren trees shimmering with golden sunlight and took […]

The Ancient Art of Natural Leather Making

[Photo: me, in deerskin clothing 21 years ago on my wedding day] In addition to the spiritual and human relationship aspects that I have focused on since starting the Emerge Wild blog, another way we can connect closely with the Earth is through the physical learning and practice of Earth-based living skills. These are practices […]

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

To honor: to hold in high regard, to give great respect to.   America became a nation long before it had a chance to know itself as a land. One of the most masculine and patriotic acts you can offer is to come to intimately know the land, nurture your relationship to the Earth, and […]

Listen Part 2: The Power of Men Listening to the Earth

“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” ~ Rumi   We have been walking around as a species for the last 200,000 years so deeply in communion with the Earth that we called ourselves human –from the humus. To listen was to live. To listen and understand became our collective story about who […]

What is a Man for?

Each man needs to ask himself this question: What is a man for? In the midst of a sea change where men everywhere are being publicly called out to own and atone their inappropriate, unwarranted, and unwelcomed sexual behaviors, can we agree at the start that there is a deep scar and a deep problem […]

Naming the Wild “Other”

Naming the Wild “Other” Naming connects. When we name something or someone, or learn their name, we engender a connection more meaningful than if we don’t name. When parents name their newborn baby, there is an even deeper connection that is made with their child. Likewise, when a child names a pet, an intimate relationship […]

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