If we were to take our CRISPR (Clipper of Religion Inspired Systems Producing eco-Renaissance) to snip the best bits of religions to build a new philosophical system, what elements would we harvest?
Unlike the western concept of God, Gaia is not all-knowing, all-powerful, or all good. Instead Gaia is limited in power, in sentience, and is abenevolent. In other words, unlike God, Gaia is vulnerable. And we are in direct relationship with Her. How does that shape this philosophy? And our understanding of suffering?
What is the role of Gaian groups? Connecting and healing. Connecting us to Gaia and each other and also healing us and Gaia. We live in a broken world, and much of that is caused by how we treat Gaia and each other. But we can change that. This week’s reflection explores four main purposes of local Gaian groups.