There is a women's movement rising all over the world. Guided by Clare Dubois and her Board of Directors, in the U.K., Tree Sisters: Seeding for Change, aim to plant a billion trees world-wide this year, and they are well on their way.
58% of the world's animals are gone. We are seeing climate change impacting people, animals and landscapes world-wide. Joanna Macy tells us, "Do not numb your grief. Feel it, and know you are alive. We are here to save the soul of the earth. We are meant to be a restorer, not a destroyer, species. We women will love the world back into healing. Our earth is alive and she is powerful." Given some assistance, she can heal.
I believe in the rise of woman-power, in response to where the male-driven model has gotten us. Women nurture life. We get down to the basics of planting trees and food, feeding children, and keeping those children safe. If money that funds the military-industrial complex were used in the cause of social justice, to meet peoples' basic needs, we'd have a good toe-hold on peace.
Let's plant some poetic trees: love in response to hate, compassion in response to suffering, hope in response to desolation. Tell us how you feel about trees, or perhaps one special tree you love. Or write about Mother Nature, and the effects of climate change. But let's do it with hope, with determination, with the spirit of the women all over the world who are planting those billion trees, who are loving our world back into healing.
Mahatma Gandhi said, "You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing, there will be no result."
Use any form you wish, with as many or few words as you choose. I look forward to reading what you come up with.
source: Tree Sisters: Seeding for Change