belonging in the world
tending to our inner and outer landscapes
As the ancient hermetic saying goes, “As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul…” Although ancient wisdom reveals that our inner and outer worlds mirror each, conventional problem-solving approaches to social issues ignore our inherent enmeshment with the world. By treating world conflicts as “problems”, we unknowingly treat ourselves as problems too. We then constantly miss the mark, like a dog chasing its own tail.
Environmental design aims to change our outer landscapes. But our entanglement in social paradigms of separateness, problem-making, and insecurity limit our potential to make positive everlasting change.
As a steward of nature and culture, I envision the “landscape architect” as a sacred archetype of our spiritual, pragmatic, and compassionate service to the world. Regardless of your professional title, I invite you to channel your inner “landscape architect” to tend to your inner and outer landscapes for a flourishing world.
- Landscape research
- (coming soon) Landscape archetype intuition cards & Houseplant wisdom self-reflection cards