Hello Dearest Comrades in The Great Turning!
Springtime is in full bloom here in the Northern Hemisphere, where we are rooted as we reach for you across this sacred planet and time. I feel reclamation is in the air, as each more morning I awake and pledge myself to remembrance, claiming my birthright to have a voice in the culture and climates I wish to impact with my days. Currently, I wish to make space for poetry and restitution, for moral clarity, and the willingness to take up space with a vision that sustains life. It can feel, sometimes, that those with the loudspeakers are the only ones creating culture, but I refuse to let them be the only ones to determine the order of the day.
I have a response, you have a response. We, too, get to create, form climates, and shape movements. Build altars for art and revival. Remember and make visible all who are holding it down for an arm-in-arm vision. This is critical: the willingness to make each other visible.
A Song for Heart and Spirit
“Remember” by our Great Turning bards, MaMuse feat. Claudia Cuentas
Mood Boosting Mucuna Rose Matcha Latte
1 Tbsp Rose Powder
1 tsp Mucuna
2 tsp Ceremonial Grade Matcha
1/2 tsp Euphoria Elixir* (for an added aphrodisiac/mood kick)
4 oz Hot water
2 oz Milk of choice
1. Infuse 1 tsp Rose powder and 1 tsp of Mucuna extract powder in 4oz of medium-hot water and whisk away to activate. *DON’T use boiling water as it ruins the Rose!
2. In a separate bowl, add 2 tsp of Matcha + add 4oz of medium-hot water and whisk away until frothy and smooth.
3. Combine both liquids together in your favorite mug, and add 2oz of your choice of milk and 1/2 tsp of Euphoria Elixir for an added JOY booster.
4. Enjoy immediately for a heart opening experience.
Three Dimensions of the Great Turning
Generating Life Supporting Systems
Reef revival: Fiji’s corals bouncing back after ruinous cyclone
NAMENA RESERVE, Fiji – In the immediate aftermath of the strongest cyclone to ever make landfall in the southern hemisphere, reefs across the Namena reserve and Vatu-i-Ra conservation park off Fiji were reduced to rubble…
…But four years on, to the delight of scientists, the coral reefs of the Fijian archipelago are vibrantly resurgent and once again teeming with fish and colour. Read HERE
Holistic Resistance is a Black-led organization and movement that believes ending oppression and healing from the trauma of oppression is a holistic practice. We are invested in resisting at every level from one-on-one connections to collective transformation. Common tools we use in resisting holistically include deep questions, music, minimalism, heart-centered listening, grief in community, and earth connection.
Acting to Slow Destruction
Generating Life-Supporting Systems
Indian Court Rules That Nature Has Legal Status on Par With Humans—and That Humans Are Required to Protect It
MADRAS HUGH COURT, Tamil Nadu, India – The highest court in one of India’s 28 states ruled last month that “Mother Nature” has the same legal status as a human being, which includes “all corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a living person.” The decision from Madras High Court, located in the southeastern state of Tamil Nadu, also said that the natural environment is part of the human right to life, and that humans have an environmental duty to future generations. Read MORE