Regeneration – A Way of Seeing the World

As I wind my way through recovery and regeneration from a low back injury incurred last year I realize I am on a powerful, and at times challenging, journey towards trusting my bodies ability to not only recover fully but to be stronger, more flexible and resilient than it was before the injury.

As a matter of fact everything in our body is regenerating constantly from skin and organs to bones. Maybe not at the same rate it did when we were younger, but it does uniquely for each person based on many factors such as age, food and lifestyle choices.

Just as we have the power to heal ourselves we also have the power to heal and regenerate the earth. As in the short animated film below we, the “Holy Earth Surface Beings”, belong and are an integral part of this planet we call home.

Indigenous nations maintained balance and harmony with their environment for they knew that their lives depended upon that regenerative relationship being nurtured, respected, connected and understood from a holistic perspective.

A way of living in this world by attending to whole ecosystems and whole communities. Knowing that the root of regeneration is within us.

The film explores the origins of regenerative agriculture, offering a story that is both new and ancient in its roots. Co-written and narrated by Lyla June Johnston, an Indigenous public speaker, artist, scholar, and community organizer, the film takes a holistic approach to regenerative stewardship, expanding the idea of regeneration beyond the principles popularized in the relatively young regenerative agriculture movement.

This educational, animated short film is designed to inspire individuals to take action around regenerative agriculture and climate change. Audiences are left to answer one of the most pressing questions of our time: if we expand the regenerative mindset beyond farming, what else is possible?

ABOUT KTG Kiss the Ground is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has become a leading voice in bringing awareness to regeneration through its storytelling, education, and advocacy of regenerative agriculture and soil health.

In ending it felt right to leave you, the reader, with the experience of being one with the earth elements in this stunning music video. Consciously connecting and opening in this way provides grounding for embodying the energy of regeneration and connection.

A way of being….

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