Quotes from Wake Up World

“All truth can be found in Nature.” ~Eli Gatoga, a Cherokee chief

“… because in nature there is God and God talks to us in our visions.” ~Carlos Perez Shuma, a Peruvian shaman

“… healthy human development requires a constant balancing of the influences and demands of both nature and culture… By suppressing the nature dimension of human development… industrial growth society engenders an immature citizenry unable to imagine a life beyond consumerism and soul-suppressing jobs.” ~Bill Plotkin, a shamanic eco-psychologist

“In the absence of the sacred, nothing is sacred. Everything is for sale.” ~ Oren R. Lyons, Faithkeeper of the Turtle clan

“It is no longer rare to meet adults who have never swum except in a swimming pool, never slept except in a building, never run a mile or climbed a mountain, never been stung by a bee or a wasp… We are separated from the world by a layer of glass…. in our temperature-controlled enclosures, all can be reduced to abstractions.” ~George Monbiot, the Guardian columnist and author of ‘Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea, and Human Life’

“Nature symbolism is dominant in healing experiences and people of all age-groups feel emotionally more stable, more peaceful, more alive, more compassionate and re- enchanted after spending time in nature.” ~Christa McKinnon, Waking Up to the Sacred in Nature and Reclaiming Our Earth Soul

“Our earth is sacred… living on the earth, each person must respect their place. We must respect it, protect it and it will give us life, it will give us health.” ~Slava Cheltuev, a shaman from the Dyayat Kypchak clan of Russia’s Altai mountains

“Unfortunately our longing for nature is increasingly pushed into the subconscious. Only when we are encouraged to dig a bit deeper do we realize that our mind still associates being powerful and wild, being at home, feeling safe, peaceful and healthy, with being in nature.” ~Christa McKinnon

Source: Christa McKinnon, Waking Up to the Sacred in Nature and Reclaiming Our Earth Soul (WAKE UP WORLD, FB)

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