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Paradigms embedded in our languages of beauty

In this episode Amisha Ghadiali talks to Lyla June Johnston, Indigenous musician, scholar and community organizer of Diné (Navajo), Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) and European lineages. This Series is part of a collaboration with The Future Is Beautiful, which reaches for the place where spiritual ecology and climate justice meet. It explores the integration of spirituality with grounded action through the lives and leadership of people of colour.

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"We are sitting on the graveyard of vast, advanced, sophisticated, beautiful civilisations who we owe our very existence to oftentimes. Indigenous food scientists from thousands of years ago are what’s feeding the world today. We brought the world potatoes. We brought the world tomatoes. We brought the corn. We brought the world cacao. We brought the world vanilla, you know, all these things. We had diverse systems. We understood that diversity was the cornerstone of health, and, I guess prosperity."
<p>In this episode Amisha Ghadiali talks to Lyla June Johnston, Indigenous musician, scholar and community organizer of Diné (Navajo), Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) and European lineages.</p> <p>Amisha and Lyla explore how destruction of indigenous societies/food systems, indoctrination, de-skilling and economies of convenience have conditioned us to be living out of tune with ourselves, each other and the beauty of the land. They speak of sacred practices and indigenous stories that can guide us into ceremonies of deep listening, a life of compassion and re-skilling, so that we may reconcile identities and remove obstacles imposed by systems standing in the way of our experience of true living and love. They share personal and sacred insights of connecting with our ancestors for their ‘medicine’ to aid us in our healing and in growing our courage so we may connect with pathways for liberating and reforming ourselves through self-love.</p> <p>“We aren’t living, though the way we were designed to live. To be attuned to ourselves as human beings, and to be attuned to the beauty of being human, just go outside.” – Lyla June</p>
<p>Lyla engages audiences across the globe towards personal, collective and ecological healing guided by her blends of studies in Human Ecology at Stanford, graduate work in Indigenous Pedagogy, and the traditional worldview she grew up with to inform her music, perspectives and solutions. Lyla is an advocate for Indigenous food universities for revitalisation of Indigenous food systems.</p>

About the host

<div class="x_gmail_default"><b>Amisha Ghadiali</b> is a facilitator and author. She is the host of the globally acclaimed podcast, The Future Is Beautiful, which is one aspect of a non-profit she founded in 2010. She works one on one through her Presence Leadership Mentoring, and with groups through The Beautiful Leadership Immersion. She is interested in the relationship between inner transformation and systemic change. She edited the collaborative book The Future Is Beautiful, and is the author of Intuition.</div> <div class="x_gmail_default"><a href="http://www.amisha.co.uk/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">www.amisha.co.uk</a></div>

About this series

<div><a href="https://stethelburgas.org/projects/spiritual-ecology/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">Listening To Each Other, Listening to Earth</a>, is a collaboration with <a href="http://www.thefutureisbeautiful.co/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">The Future Is Beautiful</a>, and is funded by the <a href="https://kalliopeia.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">Kalliopeia Foundation</a>.</div> <div></div> <div>Listening to each other : Listening to Earth reaches for the place where spiritual ecology and climate justice meet. It explores the integration of spirituality with grounded action through the lives and leadership of people of colour.</div> <div></div> <div>The Future Is Beautiful is a global community weaving together politics, spirituality, creativity and regeneration as we co-create a better world. Through the influential podcast, collaborative book and interactive learning experiences – The Future Is Beautiful is moving us beyond silos and into an integrated way of being. You are invited.</div> <div></div> <div><a href="http://www.thefutureisbeautiful.co/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">www.thefutureisbeautiful.co</a></div>

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