Welcome to a new limited series guest blog originally published in partnership with Denver Urban Gardens!
This limited series guest blog is about deepening; Deepening our understanding of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion(JEDI) by deepening our listening to the teachings of Mother Nature, our wise and humble teacher.
In a world of misinformation and deception, it can feel difficult to discern the truth. But our dear Earth Mother never lies. By listening to this primordial mother, we deepen our lived experience of the truth of ourselves and each other.
This lived experience is true wisdom. And Mother Nature wants to gift us everything we need, including wisdom. All we have to do is listen, deeply. How lucky we are to have this limitless and freely given resource!
In this blog, I’ll share what I’ve heard about JEDI through my own practice of deep listening. I hope this wisdom helps you to move through these times and greater appreciation and care for yourself and others.
This guest blog is brought to you by Leanne Alaman of Embodied Contribution who provides paradigm-shifting equity support to build personal and organizational capacity and move leaders and organizations from well-meaning into well-doing.
I want to thank Denver Urban Gardens for engaging in the liberatory work of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion with me. May the seeds we plant today and tend tomorrow blossom into skillful adjustments that benefit us all.
And, of course, thank you to indigenous people across the world for remaining wisdom holders and knowledge bearers despite unspeakable obstacles. Your faithfulness to the truth allowed a deeper and deeper path to be forged to it. As many more of us arrive here, please know we do so only because of your integrity, dedication, and heart. I trust you already know that you will be showered with gifts and gratitude that exceed your sacred contribution.
Yours in solidarity and Gratitude,
Until next time... Heal. Embody. Repeat.