Monday, April 12

Tag: ecology

Ladybug’s Tabernacle

Poetry, Religion, Spirituality
Ladybug’s Tabernacle Welcome to the tabernacle of the ladybug! Join us in our opening hymn, The Glory of the Tree. Glory, Glory, Glory to the highest. Glory, Glory, Glory to the tree. Gracious Tree of Life, You precede our needs with a path laid in wisdom. The crooked cracks of your bark lead us to sustenance. Grant us the wisdom to walk the labyrinth of crevices. Relying on you to provide the guidance we need. To arrive at the life-giving source. In the name of the Tree, the Leaf, and the Aphid, Amen. © 2009, Terri Stewart Inspired by photography of Christine Valters Paintner of Abbey of the Arts.

Random Quote

It's really important for women to take care of the Mother Earth that we live on today.  Your mother might die, but you still live on this earth.  Your mother's the one that does everything for you.  The Mother Earth does the same. Lena Sooktis, Northern Cheyenne, 1993 Native Wisdom, HarperCollins, 1995, edited by Joseph Bruchac.  Page 60.

World Water Day

From There are 7 billion people to feed on the planet today and another 2 billion are expected to join by 2050. Statistics say that each of us drinks from 2 to 4 litres of water every day, however most of the water we ‘drink’ is embedded in the food we eat: producing 1 kilo of beef for example consumes 15,000 litres of water while 1 kilo of wheat ’drinks up’ 1,500 litres. When a billion people in the world already live in chronic hunger and water resources are under pressure we cannot pretend the problem is ‘elsewhere’. Coping with population growth and ensuring access to nutritious food to everyone call for a series of actions we can all help with: follow a healthier, sustainable diet; consume less water-intensive products; reduce the scandalous ...