Reconnecting Amid Climate Chaos: Leah Rampy

Reconnecting Amid Climate Chaos: Leah Rampy

After giving presentations on the dangers of impending climate change, Leah Rampy became convinced that something was missing from the conversations. With experience as a teacher, professor, corporate and nonprofit executive, and leadership consultant, she began a decades-long journey to understand what lies beneath our unwillingness to change our interactions with the natural world. Her growing commitment to re-weaving soul and Earth has been informed by leading  pilgrimages and retreats, extensive reading and research, her contemplative practice, and the wisdom of the living world. She is the author of the new book, Earth and Soul: Reconnecting Amid Climate Chaos

 

Listen to hear Leah’s insights on how:

Presenting people with facts about climate change usually isn’t enough to shift behavior.

Welcoming people into relationality and kinship works much better.

Dealing with your overwhelm and discerning what you can contribute will bring you ease.

Nature models interdependent sharing of resources, showing us how to think not in terms of scarcity and competition, but abundance and mutual benefit.

Remaking a World in Crisis: Osprey Orielle Lake

Remaking a World in Crisis: Osprey Orielle Lake

Osprey Orielle Lake is the founder and executive director of the Women’s Earth and Climate ActionNetwork (WECAN). She works internationally with grassroots, BIPOC and Indigenous leaders, policymakers, and diverse coalitions to build climate justice, resilient communities, and a just transition to a decentralized, democratized clean-energy future. She sits on the executive committee for the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature and on the steering committee for the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. Osprey’s writing about climate justice, relationships with nature, women in leadership, and other topics has been featured in The Guardian, Earth Island Journal, The Ecologist, Ms. Magazine and other publications. She is the author of the award-winning book Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature, and her new book, The Story Is in Our Bones: How Worldviews and Climate Justice Can Remake a World in Crisis. Learn more at https://ospreyoriellelake.earth

 

Osprey shares:

 

When systems are crumbling, as they are now, we must decide what we want to create instead.

We’re in a process of composting systems of oppression and co-creating with the web of life the world that we want to live in.

Why it’s crucial to listen to women and Indigenous and black and brown communities if we want to lift all communities and support the web of life.

Why “we need community as we tend to the world.”

How to be aware of your ancestral connection to land.

How to engage in solution-building so you feel less overwhelmed.

 

Animals as our teachers: Kate Neligan

Animals as our teachers: Kate Neligan

Kate Neligan is an equine-partnered life and business coach, healer, and animal communicator who is devoted to the human-animal bond. Kate pairs her intuitive gifts with those of horses and goats to help people access their own inner power and life purpose. She works with both high-performing women and companies in developing mindful cultures through team-building and leadership retreats. Kate has a Master’s in Spiritual Psychology and is certified in equine experiential education. She is the creator of Awakening With Equines, a first-if-its kind certification program for equine-partnered facilitators, and an Awakening With Equines card deck that highlights horse wisdom qualities. Find her at www.kateneligan.com 

 

Tune in to hear Kate discuss:

 

  • What it’s like to experience animal-partnered coaching.
  • How horses, donkeys, and goats offer us unique types of support, including energy work.
  • The higher way for us to treat animals and how we can dismantle speciesism and outgrow old patterns of domination of animals.
  • How animals and plants are waiting for our next-level collaboration.
We’re Called to Transform

We’re Called to Transform

Do you ever think about how all cultures have important myths and stories about transformation? Tune in to hear:

 

  • Why transformation is core to who we are as humans
  • Signs of transformation already occurring in our world
  • Why transformation is something we have to choose
  • Why individual transformation leads the way for collective transformation
  • How to craft your own transformative story about what humans and nature accomplish together in the 21st century

Hear the story of Sedna and why it’s important for you to design your own transformative story that will help guide us forward as humans on Earth.

The natural world is waiting for us to choose transformation.

You’re Part of the Democracy of Frequency

You’re Part of the Democracy of Frequency

What does it mean to be part of the democracy of frequency?

We all get to choose, in any moment, what frequency we are holding: rage or despair, joy or peace; fear or irritation, love or inspiration, discontent or gratitude. As we can learn from wise voices such as recent Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nargess Mohammadi, or others such as Nelson Mandela, Elie Wiesel, and Immaculee Ilibagiza, even when we are imprisoned in dire circumstances, we have a choice about what our internal energetic and emotional state is, and what we are then able to offer to the world.

 

Tune to hear how:

 

Choosing our energetic state may be our highest contribution to healing our planet and harmonizing the human-Earth relationship. This is because life on planet Earth operates as a democracy of interconnected lives, or a grand symbiotic system in which countless lives are intertwined, continually influencing one another via their frequency, decisions, and actions.

 

Each of us gets to choose whether we are emitting muddy or dim light, or bright, vibrant, light that brings greater beauty and regenerative creativity to the world.

 

You can curate your frequency and contributions through a 4-step process.

 

This can be easy at times, and an uphill climb at others, yet it’s not spiritual bypassing. I offer examples.

 

The democracy of frequency and the options it offers you are likely going to be make or break in what happens here on Earth. Those who believe there’s still plenty of hope for humanity and the Earth are the ones who are opening pathway after pathway for us to live in harmony with one another and the Earth.

How to Stand Tall Instead of Wilting in These Times

How to Stand Tall Instead of Wilting in These Times

Whether you believe our world is healing or floundering toward disaster depends on which evidence you notice.

 

In this episode, hear me discuss the views of the climate experts I recently heard advocating for perspectives of hopelessness.

 

I then help you consider whether you want to wilt or stand tall in the face of all that’s occurring in our world. Tune in to hear the two options, then explore suggestions of how you can make the choice you feel is wisest and most helpful.

 

You’ll then hear why I think it’s crucial right now to distinguish between 20th c. sustainability viewpoints that are now outmoded and  21st. c. regenerative viewpoints that are deeper, more inclusive, and have the potential to transform life on this planet into tremendous flourishing.