Reflections on One Month of Daily Meditations

Dear Daily Meditations Reader,

We, the team at DM, are very pleased that you are taking part in our effort to both awaken and nurture your call as mystic warriors.  Thanks for joining us and do feel free to spread the word about our meditations.  They are free after all!

We are approaching our first month anniversary of these meditations.  You may recall that we began on Mother’s Day, May 12.  I want to share with you where we’ve been and the direction I see us taking in the near future.

Our launch on Mother’s Day was deliberate.  First, because Earth, our common Mother, is in such jeopardy today that we felt it imperative to deanthropocentrize that day to call attention to the scientific news that we are all feeling: namely that we avert the twelve year deadline we face as a species to prevent a complete crash of ecosystems due to climate change.  Let us all project ourselves forward thirteen years to ask the question: “What can we, could we, have done to steer our species in a more healthy direction to avoid the “Extinction Spasm” that is seizing our planet at this time?” 

A starving polar bear on extremely thin ice, at Svalbard. Photo by Andreas Weith. Public Domain

Thank God for the Extinction Rebellion movement that is awakening many people to resist and to move in healthier directions.  As I put it in addressing graduates at Oberlin University recently, “Is there anyone here who is not rebelling against their own extinction?  And that of elephants and tigers, whales and rainforest, insects and birds?”

A ranger teaches a child about plants in Atlanta’s community food forest (photo: U.S. Forest Service)

These are signs of our times.  Extinction.  Rebellion.  Alternatives.  And a spirituality to nurture and sustain such movements. 

The second reason we launched on Mother’s Day is that one of the absolutely bottom line dimensions to a viable spirituality today is finding a healthier gender balance in self, our institutions and our God talk. Thus our meditations began with reflections on the Divine Feminine in her many manifestations.  For so much of the modern era the Divine Feminine was repressed.  Its return includes women rising and Wisdom rising.

We followed the return of the Divine Feminine with a call for a more real Sacred Masculine and that is the cycle we are now concluding.  Yesterday’s “Sacred Marriage” DM is a sort of culmination of that cycle.

What’s next?  I want to share that grounding spiritual practice which leads to justice-making and spiritual warriorhood and prophecy, namely art as meditation.  Psychologist Claudia Naranjo wrote years ago about “introvert meditation” and “extrovert meditation.”  The latter he called “the way of the prophets.”  We will develop this important understanding in subsequent Daily Meditations.  After all, if our times call for prophetic action, it is important that we practice a meditation that leads us to that.

We are glad that you are joining us on this journey, and hope that you find it richly rewarding and catalyzing!

Blessings,
Matthew Fox and
The Daily Meditations Team


Banner Image: from “Extinction Rebellion, a .Earth Domain User, Disrupts UK Government to Demand Action on Climate Change” by Matt Langan. Photographer unknown, Voices.Earth


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“The Order of the Sacred Earth not only calls us home to our true nature as Earth, but also offers us invaluable guidance and company on the way.” 
~~ Joanna Macy, environmental activist and author of Active Hope
“The creation of the Order of the Sacred Earth is a magnificent step forward for humanity.”  ~~ Andrew Harvey, author of Way of Passion and The Hope.

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8 thoughts on “Reflections on One Month of Daily Meditations”

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    Good Morning,
    I am so enjoying these meditations and reviewing so much that I have learned from your books over the last 20 years since I first met you in Original Blessing. I love the video teaching!

    An aspect of climate crisis that I am involved in is invasive species. I’m working to save one small wild habitat on an inland lake in the UP. Invasive species are often overlooked in climate discussions but they are wrecking havoc on our planet devastating the waters, soil, forests and native plant and animal populations. This part of the crisis is again at the hands of the human and this has forced me to look at myself as an invasive species. It is humbling.

    Thank you for all you do,
    Love,
    Lynn
    from the Well in LaGrange, IL.

    1. Gail Ransom

      Lynn,
      Thank you for writing. Your 20 years with Creation Spirituality has brought you to the place where you can recognize and do this important work with invasive species. No only humans are migrating, you tell us. Thank you for standing in the middle of it all, honoring creation, caring for Earth, and respecting the many layers of transformation.
      Gail Sophia Ransom
      For the Team

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    So very excited about the good news you are sharing with us through this daily meditation! One thought – is there a possibility of having a weekly subscription rather than a daily option? I know more people who might be interested in this. Also, is there any news about how traditional Christian churches are responding or not to this message? Thanks so much for your inspired work!
    Marijo

    1. Gail Ransom

      Dear Marijo,
      Thank you for writing. I will pass along your request to the team. As for Christian Churches responding to Creation Spirituality, some have embraced it as the artful and articulate basis of their theology and practice. Others resist it for going outside the traditional language and belief structure. Some congregations, Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, Non-religious, have been created based upon Creation Spirituality. You can find some of these listed on the Creation Spirituality Communities website. http://www.cscommunities.org
      Gail Sofia Ransom
      For the DM Team

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    I am deeply grateful for these nourishing daily meditations!!! I read them faithfully. Even tho I am not so good at the contemplating part, I sense them working on me underground.
    I am so glad to finally be introduced to Creation Spirituality. I need it to undo the opposite kind of spirituality I grew up with. It too works underground, I am recognizing, despite years of explorations and growth to go way beyond it.
    I look forward to what is to come.
    Thank you, Matthew, and thank you to the Legacy team.
    Blessings!
    ems

    1. Gail Ransom

      Dear Evelyn,
      We, too, are glad to have you with us on our daily meditations. Navigating the spiritual underground is not for the weak hearted! Follow what rings true and you will get to where your spirituality works for you both underground and above. We, too, look forward to what is to come!
      Gail Sofia Ransom
      For the DM Team

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