I am fasting today. It’s the third Sunday in a row. I’m trying to get closer to my body. An attempt to detox the rush rush rush that always pulls me away. The old anxiety I’ve been somewhat successfully fending off in the last year has floated quietly, but surely to the surface in recent weeks. Like an emptying carcass. Like a magnet. Like this tight cartilage in my chest. Scar tissue. It has its own body.
by Dan Becker I went northwest to high country flat and unbounded to the sky, devoid of all plant life save the barest of shrubs and tufts of grass, and seemingly unoccupied by any other living forms for as far as I could see. It was land cut with trickles of ravines laced into gullies, […]
Japanese artist Azuma Makoto has sent his floral sculptures into space and sunk them to the bottom of the ocean, but most of the time, he thinks about the life and death of flowers.
by Gray Harrison In the spirit of working towards a world where people can hold kindness and gratitude above our inevitable differences, I bring you a Native American version of a “pledge of allegiance”, also known as the Allegiance to Gratitude…I first was introduced to these words by the book “Braiding Sweetgrass”, by Robin Wall […]
By Stephanie Pieper After being stuck inside for several days straight due to the bad air quality, I had the desire to connect with nature in a more intimate way. As I was on a walk, I noticed how many of the leaves had started to turn during my time indoors. The air felt “equinoxy” […]
I guess it’s the highway… by Alex White [This essay was originally published on commoditycreature.substack.com] How did I get here from there? That experience of leaving the house and it’s like you are suddenly at work. You took this route to work so many times that it’s like second nature to you. Walking out of […]
by Hank Stowers Hey kid, When I first sat down to write this letter, it was for your younger self. I wanted it to be a letter passed to you soon after you were adopted, set lightly on your nightstand to be puzzled over with dim lamplight and radiant courage. I was going to draw […]
by Paula Harrison The Covid19 upheaval has offered all of us an opportunity to pause, whether we are ready or not. It has taken me a few weeks to respond publicly to the pandemic because I knew I needed time to process. I’ve been going through many of the stages others are experiencing: denial, frustration, […]
by Sun the Pisces Hello and Welcome to Earth Church! About me: My name is Sun, I am a professional Astrologer of 5 years, and energy coach. I am 1st generation Sierra Leonean and Liberian. I identify as Sun/They/Them is also appropriate. You can find me online at sunthepisces.com should you desire a personal reading […]
by Gray Harrison Early each morning, when I sit down at my altar to meditate and give thanks for this life and this sacred Earth, I start by holding a seed pod to my heart. This humble seed pod carries the energy of a 700 year-old Lebanon Cedar tree, a tree that has transformed my […]