Thoughts on Nature and Consciousness by Bioneers Founder Kenny Ausubel

in nature •  5 months ago

Hi everyone! I just returned from a breathtaking week in Oregon for the eclipse. I was at the Oregon Eclipse Gathering with many of my friends, building and working in the Permaculture Plaza and Teahouse. I am still in a process of integration from the past week, and I am excited to share my experience with you all soon. Today I want to share some of my notes that I found from last year's Bioneers conference. The notes are from Kenny Ausubel's opening talk. The messages that he shared resonate with me during this powerful time post-eclipse.



The deepest power that we possess is imagination.

It is time to re-imagine our relationship with nature.

Nature is healing and regenerative. We can use nature to heal nature, and in doing so we can heal ourselves.

Ecological healing and social justice are one in the same - we must have one to have the other.

We are in a new age of consciousness in which we realize that we are all connected with each other and nature.

We have to start intersecting our purposes - the gender movement has to meet the Black Lives Matter movement has to meet the Indigenous Peoples movement.

When you hear the term "free economy", ask yourself if free is a verb.

  • We are all indigenous earthlings and need to enforce rights for nature.
  • If we have inalienable human rights, should nature have inalienable rights as well?

Scientists are starting to talk like shamans and shamans are starting to talk like scientists.

The scientific revolution was the movement of learning from the intelligence in nature.

Natural systems already know what choices to make, we just need to humble ourselves enough to observe them.

We did not come into this world, we came out of it.

We are intelligent because we came out of an intelligent world.

Sentience is everywhere and at various levels.

Consciousness is an inherent part of the whole universe.

Consciousness is the universe and the universe is consciousness.

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Woowww, Nature is very beautiful and unique. Indonesia is also a lot of beautiful nature.
Let to visit my country

"Scientists are starting to talk like shamans and shamans are starting to talk like scientists", ha ha , this is so true!

Wow...nature can truly heal nature and consciousness is the universe and the universe consciousness! Nice one...great photos...excellent views... You did great sharing @anwenbaumeister
Keep it up

Interesting read, it's lovely seeing the paradigm change & re-awakening happening in the world. I loved the "we did not come into this world, we came out of it" reminder, so true!

That's the reason why I live in the jungle in east side of Big Island ... just being surrounded by the light rain, palm trees, and grass fields is just calming for my mind, in the midst of all of the work and life obligations that I have. We quickly forget that life obligations are just "human made up" stuff, while nature will always be around regardless if humans are here or not.

Where were you at in Oregon??

Nice piece. true, nature has a way of self-healing. BTW, I can't remember the last time I witnessed an Eclipse in this part of the world; maybe when I was a kid. Or maybe it happened, and I was not aware, Lol..

Nice. Am your follower and I have upvoted your post would you mind upvote mine . Thanks

Very nice photo @anwenbaumeister, the scenery is so exotic and incredible can spoil the eyes of anyone who see it.
Nature is a deposit from our children and grandchildren, we should be preserving it to be able to preserve nature to avoid the disaster and nature damage that gives effect to us as human being in nature.

Wow !
Nature is really beautiful .
Beautiful photos with beautiful lines .
👍👍👍👍 !

Nice article , i really love the place looks refreshing great idea! Beautidul post @anwenbaumeister

This is a dedication as an agent of change to heal the environment. all the best for you. Thanks
Regard from Aceh, Indonesia.

Did you get these places?

Very beautiful, I really enjoy this natural beauty.
You are lucky to find nature like this.
thanks for sharing @anwenbaumeister

yes, we can use nature to heal nature. :)

It looks beautiful!

The reason humans are so unhealthy and unhappy is because of their disconnection with natural living and nature.
We do not exist without nature, we are made of it. Thus all humans are doing is forsaking them selfs.

Nice to see you post again. The oregon eclipse adventure sounds awesome ;-)>

~💖Love💖~

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Very true @quinneaker
Back in the olden days ...people were content an happy with nature and themselves... but now...the reverse is the case...nice comment sir...

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Thank you for commenting and acknowledging it.

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Welcome...how is Eden & the kids...

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Better every day!
Thank!

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glad to know you guys are doing well in Eden... my love to all... find time to check my last two posts... guess the natural options i updated there are implemented in Eden!

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Ok will do!

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Wo... expecting your additional inputs then...thanks @quinneaker

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Thanks dear and keep steeming

Interesting post, love nature, keeping it clean its our responsibility

I saw the eclipse at the Garden of the Gods in Shawnee National Forest! These are some really cool photos and irrigation techniques. "We did not come into this world, we came out of it." :D

Natural systems already know what choices to make, we just need to humble ourselves enough to observe them.

Nice one! Nature got to the right choices by making a lot of wrong ones, much like we do. We can skip some of our own wrong choices by listening to nature.

Nature is very beatifull

"We did not come into this world, we came out of it"

It seems a majority of the people have forgotten or choose to ignore that. We should take much better care of nature and not continue to degenerate the very source of our sustenance.

So true..... Nature is healing and regenerative... Thanks for sharing.

@anwenbaumeister Incredibly beautiful)

I don't think that anything is free, economy or nature.
steem on - keep the nature clean

Great inspirational post. I hope you had a wonderful time in Oregon for the Eclipse. I'm from Albany NY. I started traveling (working) in South Korea as a teacher at age 20! It was the beginning of an adventure that has led me live out of a backpack for over 10 of the last 15 years. I never imagined I'd be such a traveler.

"The deepest power that we possess is imagination."

Well, I heard about steemit and after so many years backpacking around the world, I have accumulated a vast knowledge of travel. I Imagined myself being a travel writer, a budget travel writer, helping others, answering travel questions, showing people how good life can be in other countries and how affordable it is. I imagined that I'm the "World Travel Pro".

Now my dream has come true. After 4 months of clawing through the minnow slush, I've finally been recognized by some power players on here, they've noticed my awesome work and content creation. Besides now earning a little money on here. I'm helping people by answering their travel questions. Everything from visas and logistic issues, to where to retire. I even have dedicated fans!

So yes it's true. Imagination along with hard work and perseverance are some of the most powerful things we posses.

Thanks for posting such inspirational articles!

Hope you are well,

-Dan "World Travel Pro"