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If people have the capacity to wound the earth, we have the capacity to heal it.

Welcome to my new set of daily reflections on a paradigm shift toward a kind of “conservation you can taste.” Let’s take a look at the kind of paradigm shifts which have begun to occur since the earliest days of the environmental movement, to what we see in the actions of those involved in the collaborative restoration movement today.

I call these “the conservation couplets” that juxtapose conventional protectionist approaches to community-based restorative acts:

We once feared that “The world is doomed and the selfish actions of the earth’s many people are what is dooming it.”

We can see now that “If people have the capacity to wound the earth, we also have the capacity to heal it. We have the humility to recognize, utilize and to celebrate our collective healing capacity, and to somehow be healed ourselves by participating in that restoration process.”

-Brother Coyote

 

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