In this video, taken in the spring of 2012 near Codornices park in North Berkeley, California, a redwood tree trunk outside my kitchen window sways with the wind. I find it incredibly powerful to see an organism standing over a hundred feet tall, with all it has built by converting sunlight and water into sugar and biomass, moving to and fro outside my window; a sign of the creative universe unfolding in real time.
In indigenous cultures, redwoods are seen as ancient spirits, their cooperative nature a reminder for us humans, humans who are sometimes prone to thinking we accomplish everything on our own. In a creative, interdependent universe, nothing could be further from the truth.
About The Ground of Creativity Video Series: The creative universe that has given rise to the world as we know it is dynamic, interdependent, and deeply mysterious. In this series of one minute videos, I invite you to slow down and return for a moment to the Ground of Creativity, the Ground of Creativity that supports the world we experience, the Ground of Creativity that is always at play, the Ground of Creativity that has given rise to each and every one of us. http://youtu.be/iFDuAPmi_X0