“Humankind is far removed from nature both within and without, and has become an exile from the ideal state of life.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan
“If one only knew what intelligence, what emotion, what beauty lies beneath the spectacular display of life on the planet, one would realize how much is gained by discovering and contacting this world of the soul.” – Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan
The global ecological crisis is calling us to become a healing force on the planet by radically changing our relationship with the Earth. When we realize that the connective strands of the web of life are sacred, we treat them with reverence. In establishing this covenant with nature, a shift of consciousness dawns. Our choices and actions are no longer bound to fear for survival, or economic opportunity, but are inspired by respect and love. Most of you reading this know of this awakening; we look forward to exploring its implications together. Join us on December 18, 3:00 to 4:30 pm Eastern time. https://inayatiorder.org/event/third-friday-kinship-circle-fall-2020/2020-12-18/
- Shams Kairys has been an Inayatiyya leader for over 45 years. His love of the natural world and growing awareness of its degradation led to decades of study, and efforts to deepen our kinship with all of life at this critical time.
- Wali Via is a retired biodynamic farmer living in western Oregon, in the ancestral lands of the Chelamela tribe of the Kalapuya. He has been leading ceremonies for the healing of the Earth farmers for many years. His passions include serving in various roles in the Inayatiyya, spending time in the wilderness, composting, nature photography, and playing with his grandchildren.