We ask ourselves the question .... Is climate change really
happening, are the earth's precious resources of water, oil,
minerals, productive soil and food really on a critical path to
serious, life threatening decline?
We ask the question but in our hearts most of us already
know that the answer is YES. But still we may
procrastinate about taking any personal action. Still we blame
government and big business for the plight of our world and
feel powerless to make the personal changes we know in our hearts
are necessary. Why is this? We may puzzle over this conundrum for
years whilst feeling rooted in concrete about making changes in our
Our Hearts and Souls initiative is about making that Inner
Transition which is what it is often called. It is about
acknowledging all these feelings and fears and working through them
so that we feel powerful, in control, and able to redesign our own
lives to live by a more sustainable model. By doing so we become an
example to others and we also become the change we so desire to see
in the world.
A good starting point for making this happen is the work of
Joanna Macy called The Great Turning. Joanna is an established and
well respected author and speaker on this subject who also
facilitates workshops and courses on coming to terms with the
reality of the earth's current situation and moving forward. Her
work makes us realise that we are not alone and that the fear and
anguish we may be feeling is a shared experience.
At present Sustainable Crediton do not have an
active Hearts & Souls support group in Crediton. We are
seeking to start one in the near future and if you would like to
get involved please do get in touch.