Vandana Shiva: “Organic farming increases carbon absorption of soil by 55%”

When we explore the oldest traditions all around the world, we see the foundations of sacred soil, sacred earth, and our own place in the Cycle of Life. Even science has begun to agree with the Upanishads: we live in an interconnected web. Whether East Indian or American Indian, what Chief Seattle said holds true:

“Every part of the earth is sacred to my people. Every shining pine needle, every sandy shore, every mist in the dark woods, every meadow, every humming insect. All are holy in the memory and experience of my people.

“This we know: the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. “

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by mia morales on April 28, 2015 at 3:36 am

    i just read a lovely article, that i thought you’d appreciate, Laura~
    (minerals, restoration, and renewal are on my mind right relating to body and earth)
    “Missing from our understanding is how the deep dreams of the soil ultimately nourish our own, and how our reckless pattern of disturbing our soils eventually disrupts our ability to sleep as well as the capacity of our sleeping bodies to dream themselves anew.”
    http://www.resilience.org/stories/2015-04-24/tossing-and-turning-our-disturbed-soils-and-troubled-sleep#.VT67NYXnlKg.facebook

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  2. Thanks, Mia! I think there really is a connection. I know I have restless sleep whenever my plants aren’t happy due to something missing in the soil. 🙂

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