Literacy - What Is It?
our early ancestors noticed and were awed by the power and beauty
that surrounded them, they pondered the mysteries of existence
and created stories to explain to themselves the essence of the
world and of life. And, for those who seek it, the same Hidden
Mystery is alive today, with a new story that attempts to explain
it. The "new story" is the contemporary scientific understanding
about the origin and purpose of the universe. It offers amazing
insights into the creation story, giving new meaning to human
life and spirituality. The ability to "read" that story
is "Earth Literacy."
the heart of the story is the capability to see possibilities that
are invisible. That capacity stirs our hearts and calls us each
year to renewed commitment and compassion. The great work for
all of us now is to integrate human affairs with Earth's affairs.
one is exempt from this work. It will demand the hidden potential
in everyone alive today. It is a work best done in community. Crystal
Spring is a place to allow such potential to arise and take form,
to give shape to a new culture that will again place the human
story within Earth's story, the Universe Story.
are planetary pilgrims in our great journey of inner spiritual
breakthrough, a breakthrough into a comprehensive compassion where
the human presence imagines and turns all life into one sacred
community of being.
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