Traditions of holiday revels have been co-opted to push an environmentally-destructive consumerist agenda. How can we reclaim older holiday traditions, and create new ones like Climate Caroling, to heal our communities? What other actions can add meaning and build community with our holiday celebrations?
We know of many hundreds of species lost just in the last few centuries. On this Remembrance Day for Lost Species, we honor these beings that have gone extinct, and renew our commitment to protect and save all that we can in the years to come.
Giving thanks can be a celebration of agaya and ubuntu, whether through personal practices like gratitude journaling, or community-building through the Native American tradition of the “Thanksgiving Address.” What are you grateful for? How do you celebrate ubuntu and agaya?
Climate Caroling is a festive form of activism. Singing alternate lyrics and other actions can add meaning and message to holiday celebrations. Novasutras Solstice events and other holiday practices show our reverence for life on Earth, and our interdependence with all beings.
We can decolonize Thanksgiving and Black Friday to celebrate gratitude in agaya and ubuntu, and stand in solidarity with indigenous peoples. What are you grateful for? How can you decolonize your celebration?
Ubuntu is is the essential truth of inter-being and interdependent co-arising. Learn about ways to celebrate INTERdependence Day and to participate in the co-creation of the Novasutras movement.
This Solstice is June 20th/21st, when the sun is directly overhead at the Tropic of Cancer. Novasutras celebrates with a live online guided meditation focusing on global well-being and loving-kindness, and visualization of the better futures that could emerge.
The climate crisis and global biodiversity loss require us to reconnect with the sacred, living Earth and with one another in more powerful ways. We may grow to understand the ways that life on Earth seeks to become allied with us, and find ways to act in better partnership. We can unite with that awesome power that gives us life to protect and restore its vitality in joyful co-creation.