Peace for the Soul

A common space for harmonic peacemakers

 

 

Not just any trees,she climbs and LIVES in old growth timber to keep the lumber companies from clearcutting some of the last remaining Redwoods on the planet.
The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods .Julia Butterfly Hill defends trees


Julia "Butterfly" Hill climbed into a 55-meter (180 foot) tall California Coast Redwood tree. Her aim was to prevent the destruction of the tree and of the forest where it had lived for a millennium. Her action epitomized the tradition of Mahatma Ghandi. She put her own life on the line to save the life of a forest that was under immediate threat of destruction.

 

She came down December 18, 1999. During the two years she spent in Luna, she attracted world-wide attention for her non-violent action in defense of the forest. She went up the tree an unknown campaigner. She came down an international symbol, the inspiration for thousands of people around the world. Her actions, both during her time in the tree and since then, in her continuing efforts to heal the rift between humans and the natural environment, entitle her to be the youngest person thus far inducted into the Ecology Hall of Fame.


 


I knelt and touched
your wound today
and it hurt...
deeply.
I am so sorry,
I am so sorry,
I am so sorry
the only words
that made it through
my tears.
In your pain...
in my pain...
I felt the pain
of the world.
In your wound
I saw the wounds
of the world.
The chasm
of seperation,
the abyss
of lost souls...
holding on by a thread
to our roots
in this fragile fabric
called life.
The tear is deep,
but so is our commitment
to healing.
I go through waves
of grief...
my sadness at our disconnect
deep...
deep in the wound
of my soul.
I feel dazed.
The hurt
sometimes
is a haze
of my ability to see
clearly,
yet at the same time
it is opening and expanding
my heart
to see clearer,
to go deeper...
growing pains.
I know we will grow
together,
we will heal
together,
we will live
together.
We will live
to stand another day,
and we will grow
through the struggle
as it transforms
the sap of our grief
into the strength
of our tomorrow.
And hope
lives on
in our hearts
committed in action.
And the symbol
of you
lives on
in the hearts
of those
committed in action.
And the tear is deep,
but so is our commitment
to healing.

Wednesday,


~ julia butterfly hill


Joan Baez and Julia Butterfly Hill in Los Angeles

Julia "Butterfly" Hill climbed into a 55-meter (180 foot) tall California Coast Redwood tree. Her aim was to prevent the destruction of the tree and of the forest where it had lived for a millennium. Her action epitomized the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi. She put her own life on the line to save the life of a forest that was under immediate threat of destruction.
She used non-violence and it worked
nknown campaigner. She came down an international symbol, the inspiration for thousands of people around the world. Her actions, both during her time in the tree and since then, in her continuing efforts to heal the rift between humans and the natural environment, entitle her to be the youngest person thus far inducted into the Ecology Hall of Fame.

 

A fallen tree on the floor half dead because of the devastation.
with sadness in my heart for a world that was completely destroyed by man.

Each leaf of a tree is a word.
The sun and the wind spells murmurs.
Laments of a fallen tree,
With its foliage lost
The fields scattered.
Its branch sore
The enforced solitude ...

 


 



 

 

When the last tree has fallen ...,
when the last river has dried,
when the last fish is caught,
you will understand that money does not come.

- "Martin Luther King"

 


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"PEACE
NOT WAR
GENEROSITY
NOT GREED
EMPATHY
NOT HATE
CREATIVITY
NOT DESTRUCTION
EVERYBODY
NOT JUST US"

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