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We cannot safeguard, restore, or help heal what we don’t know or see or believe that exists.

Gary-Paul-Nabhan-1-85x85We cannot safeguard, restore, or help heal what we don’t know or see or believe that exists. That’s why deep listening & seeing are sacred tasks: to know what is beyond ourselves & our (usually self-centered) perceptions.

In Consider the Birds, Debbie Blue reminds us that “We are not the gods of the earth. We may be frustrated when we do not get all of the Creator’s attention, but we need a God like this–the world does, in order to… survive: a God who cares for all of Creation, not just humanity. We are in great need of a God who loves the wilderness, the wild, who gives rain to places humans can’t touch…”

What I love about being in a big metropolis (as I am right now for a few days) is exploring pockets of exploring all the pockets of nature that lay untouched even within our densest cities.

We need to love & care for them & the many weird & wild characters & creatures who find refuge in them when no one else offers them safe harbor.

Brother Coyote, OEF

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