because parting is heartbreak
In response to unparalleled and accelerating genocide and species extinction, and running on the premise that both are driven by how we relate with ourselves and one another, Extinction Witness creates and curates memorials for psychospiritual regeneration. Psychospiritual regeneration is the precursor of biological regeneration. Love is the ultimate healer.
Extinction Witness’s work includes the production of short films, a website (work in progress) for curating these films along with other projects, and the creation of memorial sites. As part of our goal to restore cultural and biological diversity – abundance for all – to Earth, our films serve as creative messengers for on-the-ground regeneration projects.
Extinction Witness’ first regeneration project, Virgin, is a tribute to whole women and big trees in the interest of restoring both to Earth. The project includes two short films, ‘Wildfire a love story’, and ‘Virgin: passionate women restoring forests’, and a proposal to create a memorial in the North Grove of Calaveras Big Trees State Park, home to “the big stump”.
We are in the midst of an unparalleled mass extinction of species that directly correlates with ongoing cultural assimilation and genocide. Awareness of this great vanishing is on the rise, yet even those of us well aware now for decades have yet to fully grieve and accept our losses, which exist in the abstract of a global society.
We have been protecting ourselves from the greatest loss we have ever known – the passing of life’s beauty. Our problem is an aversion to death, an aversion that has proves toward a numbed experience of life. Numb to life, we perpetuate harmful behaviors. We will learn the lesson of this great loss only when we fully feel and accept it. And we must learn the lesson in order to move forward with the urgency and clarity required for right action.
Feeling is the revolutionary act. Feeling is our hope for Peace.
The perpetuation of a known harm is called madness. Madness protects us from heartbreak – an opening to love – by keeping us invulnerable to the pain of love. Madness is basically fear.
Extinction Witness serves in the realms of Spirit and human emotion, also known as energy. Love’s healthy emotional response to loss is weeping. Your tears are the beginning of a healing process, a return to wholeness when a piece of life’s fabric is lost from this world. Earth’s emergent ‘crisis’ is one manifestation of humanity’s great emotional/energetic bottleneck. Pain is not suffering unless it goes ignored. It’s time to cry.
Extinction Witness is a project of Empowerment Works, Inc. 501(c)3.
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Please see What Is Missing? by Maya Lin.