The sacred ritual at ALEF 2016

Circle of inspiration

“Sit or kneel and put your hands on the grass,” one of the indigenous matriarchs instructed. “Feel Mother Earth beneath you. We rely on her for so much, but thank her so little. So let’s take this moment to focus on her, to care for her, to caress her with our hands. And now put your forehead on the ground and give her a kiss. Kiss Mother Earth. Let her know how much you love her.”

Conscience of love

But the biggest change, from River of Gold and every action taken to counter climate calamity, is to do as the matriarchs did on the green quad that beautiful Friday evening in Denver.

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