Wellspring: Sacred Earth

UU Wellspring Reads: Sacred Earth

The experiences, reflections and discussions strive to engage participants deeply in the web of life and your Unitarian Universalist faith.

The work will be personal. As you and others move through the reflections and practices, you may find spiritual healing by creating a more intimate relationship with the natural world. The sessions, books, readings, and spiritual practices are the core of the Sacred Earth experience.

Link to Climate Change Work

Kimmerer refers to “climate chaos” and “climate change” in Braiding Sweetgrass as a sense of loss of relationship with the earth. Some participants may be drawn to engage in Sacred Earth with the purpose of supporting or sustaining their own climate justice work.

Activism may be an outcome of participation. Another goal of some participants may be to create a Unitarian Universalist learning community that builds collective spiritual power in the work of climate justice. The issues of climate change require us to bond together, and Sacred Earth may be the impetus to increase our engagement.

Sacred Earth delves into two extraordinary books to guide the group: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer and The Sustainable Soul: Reflections and Practices by Rebecca James Hecking. Braiding Sweetgrass provides deep understandings of how we are connected to the earth, and The Sustainable Soul provides spiritual practices and reflections that deepen that connection.

UU Wellspring Reads: Sacred Earth

Each session is based on a section of Braiding Sweetgrass:

  • April 14 — Beginning to Ground Ourselves
  • April 21 — Planting Sweetgrass
  • April 28 — Tending Sweetgrass
  • May 5 — Planting Sweetgrass
  • May 12 — Braiding Sweetgrass
  • May 19  — Burning Sweetgrass

Required Book:

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

The book is available in the InSpirit Bookstore and Amazon. An ebook is available.

Join In

We’ll meet six times for 1.5 hours each, beginning on Sunday, April 14 at 12:00 noon, right after Forum.

Contact Sue Huber at if you have questions

Register here