Posted in agriculture, conservation, deep ecology, environmental degradation, Nature's consciousness, psychology, tagged consciousness shift, conservation, deep ecology, ecopsychology, Nature's consciousness on April 3, 2016|
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This article is another opportunity to understand that Nature is not just an industrial feed stock but intelligent sentient life just like us.
Internalizing this objective fact makes us develop an emotional connection with life no different than what we have for our fellow human beings and our pets. Empathy, affection and a sense of care are the emotions that build up such connection.
It is this emotional awakening that will eventually help us recover our lost link to the natural world. Until such emotional re-connection can take place we will not be able to achieve the shift in our perception of reality and our overall attitude toward ourselves and nature required to make our existence sustainable on Earth.
Art can greatly enhance and expedite this indispensable psychological and cultural process. That is the core objective of my current work in art, psychology and sustainability.
Amazon rainforest deforestation. Photo: worldwildlife.org
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Posted in Awaking consciousness, civilization collapse, culture, economy, future, global collapse, human intelligence, human learning, psychology, tagged consciousness shift, global collapse, paradigm shift, sustainability on April 27, 2014|
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Unfortunately due to human nature and the forces of the economic system where we are all imprisoned, we just cannot afford to wait and win the hearts and minds of people before we can conveniently and democratically shift to sustainability.
I fully agree with Bill’s analysis regarding the individual and collective dynamics of motivation and persuasion. However Bill left out a critical element, most likely for lack of time. What Mr. Rees missed and what I think is the big elephant in his analysis is the actual System which nourishes not just our body but let’s be honest, our very own mind and spirit. We are lead to believe we have a freedom based democracy where we make our own choices but it is actually a corporate oligarchy where the choices are already pre-selected for us.
We are physically, emotionally, intellectually and culturally plugged into The System in the same way that a patient is hooked to an intravenous (IV) system. And it will take nothing short of a cataclysmic disruption to remove from our vanes the serum of Global Capitalism and allow the transition to a truly free, healthy and sustainable civilization.
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