Like Cassandra howling at the gates of Troy, bear witness to what you know to be true. Tell the truths that have been bent by skilled advertising. Tell the truths that have been concealed by adroit regulations. Tell the truths that have been denied by fear or complacency. Go to the tar fields, go to the broken pipelines. Tell that story. Be the noisy gong and clanging cymbals, and be the love.

-Kathleen Dean Moore

A Wild Dare

To find your roots, your connection to creation.

A Wild Dare

To nestle into ways of being that allow you to live well while letting the rivers and lakes and clouds of dreams invite you to take that step into the unknown.

A Wild Dare

To go deep with your gratitude when the sun pierces your view as the fog lifts and the call of a crane reminds you to look up from the old worn path that everyone else decided to take.

A Wild Dare

To see grace wherever your eyes land. To notice every opportunity to practice compassion toward all wild things.

A Wild Dare

To let go of expectation and ride the torrents of change to a place of peace and healing.

A Wild Dare

To rest on the stump of an old evergreen and feel the passing of the times. To mourn what is lost and to celebrate the beauty that can still be found in the lichen that grow at the graves of the clear cut forests and the tears that run down the ruined mountaintops. To remember that all is not lost.

A Wild Dare

To be whom you are called to be — mind, body and spirit — in full wildness and wholly grounded in the reality that illustrates your truth.

A Wild Dare

To be the love.

A Wild Dare

To send your howls to the wind and bear witness.

Claim the wild dare of living as one with the earth — with all things that are wild and free.

Tell the story that needs to be told.

 

Who’s with me?

 

Image: Flickr user lincolnblues  (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Author Heidi Barr

Heidi Barr lives near the St. Croix River Valley in Minnesota with her husband and daughter where they tend a large organic vegetable garden, explore nature and do their best to live simply. She is committed to giving voice to ways of being on the earth that are life-giving and sustainable for people, communities and the planet. Visit her online at www.heidibarr.com. Her first book, Prairie Grown: Stories and Recipes from a South Dakota Hillside, came out in June 2016.

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