Grief is subversive, undermining the quiet agreement to behave and be in control of our emotions. It is an act of protest that declares our refusal to live numb and small. There is something feral about grief, something essentially outside the ordained and sanctioned behaviors of our culture. Because of that, grief is necessary to the vitality of the soul. Contrary to our fears, grief is suffused with life force.
On Radio Ecoshock, Carolyn and Alex Smith discuss the interconnectedness of science and spirituality in the age of transition
Economic growth is over. Emotional growth is just beginning, and you can have all the growth you want on the inside.
Carolyn is interviewed on Blog Talk Radio speaking about the evolutionary shift occurring within the human and earth communities
One of the best interviews of me ever conducted
Eckhart Tolle has explored this collapse of ego dominated structures in his writings and the dysfunctional egoic need for more, more, more, or infinite expansion, as the underlying cause. But the ego dominated structures of modern civilization are facing the “wall” of finite resources, and contraction or collapse is inevitable. Preparing emotionally and spiritually for this collapse will be the focus of our conversation with Carolyn.
Yes, we talk about collapse, but it’s rather academic, and I think people in wealthy nations are nowhere near prepared for the awful shock of energy descent and financial uncertainty, and a freaky, damaged climate. We’re not ready inside, so why don’t we start with what you mean by the word “sacred?”