“If we can heal ourselves — that’s to say that the work that we have to do starts inside… That has to come before any of us work together to help heal the planet. We have to take off our masks, and we have to say, ‘I’m suffering. I hurt. These are the ways in which this society has made me feel small or broken, but I’m not.’ And together, we can heal when we can admit that that’s what is necessary”
I am lit up from the inside-out with deepest joy and heartfelt appreciation to share today’s interview. My guest today is one of my favorite mutual admiration society members: Alyson Morgan. Her expression in the world is nothing short of soulful magic, and I get to invite you into that space as we discuss all things sustainability; coming to understand our depth of relationship with the earth and our food; how small decisions lead to greater awareness; the ways that our conscious choices reconnect us to our roots; healing the hole of disconnection; the potency of the moon to invite us back into ourselves; the capacity of herbs and plant allies; and the necessity of honoring our shadows and cycles.
Yeah… it’s all the things.
Alyson is a (self-proclaimed) work in progress. An ecofeminist, mother, wild woman, herbalist in training, yogi, moon lover, homesteader, finding healing through connecting to the earth, it’s cycles + creating sacred spaces. She’s interested in spiritual alchemy, transforming deep pain into healing, for the self and the collective. She created the ecocollective + blog Maia Terra as a safe space for connection + honest dialogue around climate change. She believes as stewards of the earth, we can build resilience + adapt to climate change through intentional living. When we connect to our inner knowing, to the plants and our ancestors we can access ways to live more sustainably.
Inspired References from Today’s Show
UN IPCC Report – “We have 12 Years to Limit Climate Change Catastrophe”
Lindsay Mack – Tarot for the Wild Soul
Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel
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The music you hear in the introduction and closing of this podcast is from artist and composer Broke for Free (published under a Creative Commons Attribution license).