Summer Solstice marks the time of year of fullest light and illumination, exposing what had been previously hidden. The Above. It also marks the beginning of the waning of light toward dark. The Underground. This solstice is defined by the stark illumination of a global pandemic and the uprising against embedded systemic racial injustice. We may also find gifts long hidden within us, within our culture, that are waiting to be released for the healing and wholing of our world. We sit in the heat of a transformative moment.
We live in a world defined by a planetary environmental crisis, in addition to the roots of white supremacy and patriarchy that have shaped the socio-economic-political systems of this continent. A revolution is needed in how we be human on and with this earth and each other. ALL the each-others. Over its first few years, the Wild Church Network has been living into its mission of providing a new model of Church, reconnecting humans in kindred relationship with the rest of the natural world, without creed or doctrine.
If we listen closely, there is also much being illuminated within ourselves that has been kept in shadow. We, too, are complex beings, capable of great love and great destruction. It’s time for a coming-to-terms with the way things are and asking ourselves, our churches, our organizations, what is mine to do, ours to do? What is our part to play in the Great Turning?
We look forward to learning and growing together.
Many Wild Blessings in this time of uprooting and grounding deeper,
Valerie Luna Serrels and Victoria Luna Loorz
on behalf of the Wild Church Network