"For too long we have separated spirituality from the Earth, the Creator from the creation. We each must find a way to return to the sacred unity, where the Earth is whole as well as holy. For some it may be the "care for the Earth (our common home)" in how we live our daily life. I often think that it is the simple acts of care and attention that are most important--then we feel the bond that connects us all together. There are so many such moments in a day. Filling my bird feeder and watching the sparrows come around is a shared joy, the red-headed woodpecker trying to take over, eating its fill.
It is our love and care for the Earth that is the most powerful force of healing and transformation. The cry of the Earth--as we recognize and feel her suffering--can also open our hearts. This suffering does not belong to another, but to the very core of our own being, where we are one with the Earth. This cry touches deeply within us, the soul of the world meeting our own soul, restoring the sacred ground of being, the inter-being we have with the Earth and all life. "