Uncovering Nature from Within

We live the experience of divine ecology because we are nature. We are of the earth and know ourselves through it, but many of us experience our sense of self as distinct from the natural world. How we understand and live that distinction is often inherited through systems of meaning mediated through language. The separation of who we are and what ‘nature’ is, is born of how we define that relationship. When human nature and the natural world are not understood in opposition but in relationship, known through each other to be separate and whole, we can truly appreciate what it means to be human. Our liberation lies in disidentifying with any concrete definition of ‘self’ or ‘nature’ and diving deeper into relational experience where knowing one’s self is reflected through nature.

By re-examining inherited Western systems of naming and knowing, and re-engaging Sāṃkhya philosophy (c. 2

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