Why this book? Why now?
The "Naturally Intelligent by Design" book is important because we live on a beautiful, diverse, culturally and ecologically rich planet, Earth.
But for most of us, this is NOT our lived experience on Earth, today.
It is time to reclaim our natural intelligence and to recreate a more sensitive, reflective, considerate, harmonious relationship to our natural world and to one another. Why not look to the natural intelligence of animals from around the world who have adapted over millennia to changes in climate, environment, and one another in community to guide us on our path toward natural brilliance?
It’s worth a shot because like it or not; we are bond to this earth from our birth, our DNA ’s tied to the sands across many colorful lands… Plus, there is really no where else for us to go, you know. So, I figure why not make the best of what clean air, water, and soil we have here; learn treat one another— as well, our animal kin, as if every one of us were quite dear… because we are and we can’t go far without one another and the rhythms of our mother earth as our guiding star.
And so, as the threat and reality of economic disparity, homelessness, mass migration, natural disaster (record fires, floods, hurricanes-you name it), political turmoil (as never before, obvious examples), greater carbon pollution (now at 403 ppm, highest in 800,000 years), extraordinary species loss (52% of mammalian wildlife in the last century)… swell; let’s NOT dwell on darkness and death, but rather decide as one humanity-- un-divide to choose a different future fate for the only place in the universe we can acclimate. (Sci Facts cf. Andrew Steer, WRI, 2018)
What do you say? Is there any other way?
Clearly, as we continue to shape our environment, future, and day-day; the erosion of natural intelligence among us has reached a critical point of play. In our fast-pace, gadget-driven, increasingly virtual world; we risk losing our soul-connection to our INNATE selves, our earth-connection to our NATURE selves, and our culture-connection to our NATIVE selves.
We risk that our actions are driven not by what we know to be right, healthy, true, and good for all; but rather by what seems functionally more convenient, even though it will be the cause of our eventual evolutionary fall. We risk that our activity and unabated earth urbanization be driven solely by cost-efficiencies and financial gain, while largely ignoring the sustainable, long-term health, and ecological pain.
Is there any other way? What do you say?
Let’s take the first step to awaken our natural intelligence, today!!!!
In our culturally more diverse world, also now on the move; greater consideration and compassion for one another and greater attention to cultural wisdom will be vital for our continued survival as bioregional communities thriving together in a world that must now operate as globally tribal.
Do you agree?
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