A Sandstorm is a Seedstorm
We are well into the Land of a COVID shaped reality. Normality rests uneasy upon the surface while huge generational changes are crafting and re-creating The World and our Societies. Sandstorm. Seedstorm. The primal connection between chaos and creation. Destruction. Death. Rebirth. Regeneration. There are trees that need wildfires to germinate. Some Societies only shift and change through major upheaval. To crack the egg. To stretch the wings. To find Balance in this alchemical moment. To find the nexus point between dichotomous ideas and perch there, beautifully and precariously. It ain’t easy. But in truth, we belong to the Interconnectedness of All Things. And we shape Time as much as it shapes us. All of us as we move through our lives are Maelstroms and Hurricanes and Galaxies and Seed Scatterers and Pollinators and Storytellers. – TRN Wolf
Our theme this year takes inspiration from David Attenborough’s observation on a recent trip to the Sonoran desert- “The Haboob carries with it- not just dust and storm but millions of seeds that are dropped onto the desert floor.” Beyond resilience is an ability to not just “spring back” but Spring Forward.
Our planet is a dance of interconnected cyclical and complex systems. As illustrated so beautifully when sands of the Bodelli Basin blow across the Oceans to fertilize the soil of the Amazon that produces 1/5 of the oxygen we breathe.
Humans are the natural stewards of the planet. We are blessed with the ability to see patterns and cycles and systems. We see patterns so that we may assist in Balancing and Harmonizing the energy around us for the Benefit of All Souls.
As Lucky humans with crafty hands, we can transform our appearance and take on the attributes of any of the earth’s creatures-
In the shadow of the difficult trials that life imposes on all of us-
We invite you to appreciate the seemingly disastrous and destructive forces of nature- like Haboobs and Floods and Fires- as part of a complex system that destroys life to make room for more life.
This year, let us be Storms that carry seeds.- Nadia Hagen-Onuktav