Carolyn and author, climate activist, and ecopsychologist Zhiwa Woodbury discuss the formation of trauma and its manifestations in climate chaos as well as all of the emotions that are stirred as we face the withering of our planet, especially grief. As we become willing to face these realities, we must redefine hope, not as a passive stance of mindlessly waiting for someone or something to fix the predicament, but responding with action, community, passion, a willingness to bear witness to suffering and make life easier for all living beings. In the process, we embrace a different kind of hope that does not depend on outcome but rather on our commitment to be fully engaged.
The New Lifeboat Hour can be heard on Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network.
The New Lifeboat Hour, originally created by author and researcher Michael C. Ruppert, offers inspiration and practical tools for sailing the troubled and turbulent waters of our time. This show delivers conversations designed to awaken the listener and support them in taking action as well as connecting with others who are creating emotional and spiritual resilience in a world of unprecedented changes and challenges. From my perspective, in order to evolve emotionally and spiritually, we need not only to attend diligently to our inner work, we must also be engaged with our world by demonstrating compassion, service, and a commitment to social and environmental justice. The New Lifeboat Hour is committed to the transformation of consciousness as well as the empowerment of global citizens who feel the urgency of our planetary predicament and want to live resiliently and align with the deeper Self, one another, and Earth.