When healing is needed at the deepest level, nature will always call us back homenot only to the oak woods or water-filled coves, but to the homes within ourselves.
In a series of 12 lyrical nature essays, herbalist, writer, and Earth intuitive Asia Suler illuminates the healing power of the living Earthand gives us permission to nurture self-compassion and empathy as forces for personal and ecological healing.
In a time of unprecedented ecological devastation, it’s easy to feel hopeless and disconnected. It’s easier still to mask our inherent goodnessto imagine that our unique and precious gifts simply aren’t enough, or forget the power of our inborn empathy. For those of us who are highly sensitive, innately attuned to the workings and whispers of the natural world, it can be hard to embody the belief that we’re enough as we areand that can heal the Earth.
Here, Suler reveals the opposite: our goodness, our empathy, our intuitive connections, and our capacity for self-compassion are more than personal traits or antidotes to despair: they are, in fact, our most potent vehicles for planetary transformation. And as we learn to more deeply nurture and accept ourselves, we unlock living, healing connections to Earth.
Combining poetic nature writing with exercises and reflection prompts at the end of each essay, Mirrors in the Earth coaxes us to come as we are: to discover and tend the inherent brilliance and medicine that lives in each of us. From the manatee-calm springs of wild Florida to the flower-dotted coves of the world’s most biodiverse mountains, Mirrors in the Earth is an invitation and encounter with the benevolence of the living worldand a nature therapy session for the soul.
|Publisher:||North Atlantic Books|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)|
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Table of Contents
Introduction: A Book of Mica 1
Part 1 The Glimmer (Seeing Yourself) 17
Chapter 1 Garden Edges and Paradise on Earth 19
Chapter 2 Florida Inner Worlds 43
Chapter 3 The Seasons of Trauma 65
Chapter 4 Those That Keep Their Leaves 89
Part 2 The Mirror (Appreciating Yourself) 103
Chapter 5 Tender Spring 105
Chapter 6 Drop Dosages 125
Chapter 7 The World Sees You 147
Chapter 8 Young Forests 167
Part 3 The Glow (Giving Yourself to the World) 187
Chapter 9 Willow Water 189
Chapter 10 The Sugar Bees 207
Chapter 11 Chestnut Groves and the Resprouting of Hope 221
Chapter 12 The Reishi Tree 243
About the Author 295