The experience of liberation is large and small, overt and subtle, material and spiritual. Whether it comes through policy or perspective change, our willingness to be with what transforms directly informs how deep liberation is able to send roots. We must condition our bodies to be in the felt experience of something as profound as liberation. We must practice making space for our joy, for our uncompromising existence. We must get bigger in mind and body to begin accommodating our liberated selves – the versions of us that may be louder or softer than we’ve ever been allowed to be.
What makes this work especially radical is tayla’s transparency. As tayla shares in the introduction to this booklet:
“…the practices in the coming pages will not save the world. They will not make things ‘better’ or easier. They will not stop the chaos. They cannot fix all that is broken.
But they will help us remember. They will help us grieve. They will help us be tender and fortified, open and rooted. They will welcome us home. They will help us rest. They will help us be here for the end of life as we know it, here for welcoming the liberated world(s) that will emerge through collapse.”
We are living in the era of compounding crises. It’s hard and will continue to be. So it’s our deepest prayer that tayla’s book—written with immense love and compassion—will meet you wherever you are at to offer you tools toward embodiment, attention, and connection.
Loam is a movement of compassionate and creative activists who strive to support one another as they find their footing in the heart of the climate crisis. Their community is passionate about seeding regeneration, resilience, and joy through embodied experiences that inspire the cultivation of sustainable activist practices, foster intersectionality across movements, and help each one of us to heal our connection to our earth. From publishing vibrant print publications to facilitating immersive workshops, Loam's constellation of creatives is committed to building a better world through arts-as-activism.