There is an inherent aesthetic and spiritual way of being and knowing that emerges from the awareness that humanity and nature are one. This is a vital recognition of what it means to be truly human and the key to engaging that being on a deeper level.
Rooted in spiritual and indigenous tradition, philosophy, mythology, depth psychology, art, literature, and contemplative practice, this blog is a collection of personal experiences, musings, and reflections on the fullness of the ecology of the world.
Through a meeting of minds and a blending of spirit of the authors, A Vital Recognition is a joint blog exploring this vital recognition of human-nature reciprocity. Joint but independent, the site will emerge organically out of the insights and experiences of the contributors. It will likely cover many topics and present diverse though similar ideas and viewpoints. The undercurrent and overarching theme always remains the mythic and spiritual celebration of a possible evolution in our relationship with Self and with nature. Whether speaking of the Home space, the Nature space, or the Otherworld space, discourse on the sacred is to be the driving focus in all of The Vital Recognition’s publications.
About the Authors
The tale of this creature’s vital recognition began very early in her current lifetime. She carefully listened to the trees; joyfully celebrated the ever-cycling seasons; and lovingly respected all the peoples be they dark-skinned, light-skinned, furred, feathered, or scaled. As with many human children of this era, the white noise of the Ego’s speech reduced her awareness of the Òran Mór. After many years sleeping, she’s come again into an awareness, a recognition, of the vital exchange between self and environment.
Rebelling against the forgetfulness and addiction of the redemption and industrial ages, filleadh has for several years been ushering into his life a new ecological vision through an intentional engagement of soul. The emergent imperative of this process is the vital recognition and tending of the unconscious landscapes of Self, spirit, and natural world as an inherent unity. It is by engaging his own individuation process that filleadh hopes to participate in a collective transformation into Ecologically sound ways of being.