I am a mother, writer, dancer, compassion activist and change artist.
My life and art are dedicated to making peace with change and confirming The Golden Rule as a spiritual truth rooted in natural law.
My activist roots are in the forest protection movement. I love trees and I love forests and I know we are at a loss when we see one without seeing the other. I have developed a particular relationship with the giant sequoia you see in the images on this site. you can read more on sequoia and how i think human beings compare.
As founder and director at Extinction Witness, I am out to offer supportive compassionate witness to the radical loss and love of our age. Extinction Witness stems from my spiritual practice and existential journey, explored academically during my graduate study of the human emotional and spiritual response to genocide and mass extinction. See my vitae.
My writing and speaking explore the constants of Love and Change, and all that contradicts these truths in judgments of self and other.
On the buzz word abundance - there is a great deal of talk now with a promise that we can all live with and in abundance. This is true so long as we account for every one as we calculate our own.
Every one means every one, from the largest organisms (a known example being giant sequoia) to the very smallest organisms (apparently ‘nanobes’). It’s worth noting that nanobes were discovered in the oceanic underground by Dr. Phillipa Uwins of Queensland University (Australia) during an oil drill. Nanobes are one very good reason why we should refrain from drilling the ocean depths. We have no clue how big their part is in the intricate web of life.
Humanity’s greatest failing has to this point been a disrespect for the unknown and unknowable.
Humanity’s greatest hurdle is fear.
Luckily, fear is just a wound we wear like a cloak over Love. Our task to remove this cloak is not insurmountable, though it naturally commands a lot of love.
ps As for ownership, ALL rights respected. Unless noted all copy is original through me and all Photograph(s) © 2013 Jack Gescheidt at JackPhoto.com