An Open Letter to My Spiritual Colleagues: On “Spirit” and the Climate Emergency

Arctic ice is melting much faster than predicted, putting us in midst of planetary and species survival “tipping points.” Photo by Andy Mai, from “Lion’s Roar,” online

When I was a little girl, growing up in Eugene, Oregon in the 1970’s, I had two dreams that were so impactful, I remember them clearly to this day.

In one, the mass of people on Earth were starving, and clamoring for basic resources: water, food, supplies, medicine. They were represented by a gray, dusty, teeming mass of…