In episode 7 of Unfurling, we spend time thinking about Renewal. We touch on:· Possible dimensions of renewal -- psychological, emotional, physical, social, ecological and spiritual· Renewal of us as individuals, and as a society· Where we might need to foster -- or learn from -- rene
Publish Date: Oct 23, 2020
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In episode 7 of Unfurling, we spend time thinking about Renewal. We touch on:· Possible dimensions of renewal -- psychological, emotional, physical, social, ecological and spiritual· Renewal of us as individuals, and as a society· Where we might need to foster -- or learn from -- renewal of the natural world, including in soil, rainforests and animals· The role of destructive forces like fire in renewal· How renewal isn't a given, and what this means for us· The role of Sabbath - and similar concepts - in renewal· Ways you might explore renewal in your own lifeIf you'd like to explore this and other topics further, you're very welcome to join our private Facebook group, 'Unfurling Podcast' -- click here.---References:~4: Cambridge Dictionary -- “Renewal”: “the act or process of making changes to something in order to improve it so that it becomes more successful” and “a situation in which something begins again after having stopped for a period of time”~7: The Natural Academy -- https://www.naturalacademy.org/: “Wellbeing is a personal state and experience related to holistic health outcomes: These holistic outcomes are the sum of our psychological, emotional, physical, social, ecological and spiritual health.”~11: “The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien” by J.R.R. Tolkien: "Certainly there was an Eden on this very unhappy earth.” ~12: “Keeping the Sabbath to keep the earth” (references Hebrew word ‘shamar’ as ‘loving care’) -- https://earthministry.org/keeping-the-sabbath-to-keep-the-earth/ ~14: Wendell Berry: “The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.”~16: “Only 60 Years of Farming Left If Soil Degradation Continues” -- https://www.scientificamerican.com/articdale/only-60-years-of-farming-left-if-soil-degradation-continues/ ~17: “To restore our soils, feed the microbes” -- https://theconversation.com/to-restore-our-soils-feed-the-microbes-79616~18: Soil as a Carbon Storehouse: https://e360.yale.edu/features/soil_as_carbon_storehouse_new_weapon_in_climate_fight~19: From “Little Gidding” by T.S.Eliot: "To be redeemed from fire by fire”.~20: Fire-activated seeds -- https://www.britannica.com/list/5-amazing-adaptations-of-pyrophytic-plants ~22: “Deforested parts of Amazon 'emitting more CO2 than they absorb'” --https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-51464694~27: Greenpeace -- https://www.greenpeace.org.uk/~30: “Taking the Elephant out of the Room” -- https://conservationaction.co.za/media-articles/taking-the-elephant-out-of-the-room/~32: United Nations information on the Reintegration of Child Soldiers -- https://childrenandarmedconflict.un.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Reintergration-brochure-layout.pdf~33: Sabbath and the idea of rest in the Bible, e.g. Genesis 2:2 “By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.”~35: More audible birdsong -- <a href="https://www.countryliving.com/uk/wildlife/countryside/a32232860/dawn-chorus-lockdown/" rel="n