• Anasuya Krishnaswamy

On Becoming an Earthkeeper

Updated: 5 days ago

The evolution of Earthkeeper's Collective

As we move into 2021 what has come to the forefront to me is the need to even more intentionally remember our deep connection, a spiritual connection, to the earth and her peoples, to act on that ancient understanding by honoring, supporting, and helping to revive indigenous cultures, spirituality and healing arts.

A concern for the environment and the plants, animals, and people who co-exist within the earth’s ecosystems has always been central to me from the time I was a child and played in redwood circles, picnicked under grandmother oak trees, and recycled cans, bottles, and newspapers with my “eco-aware” parents.

My love of trees, tree people, was apparent in the title of my college research paper for my natural resources class – “Hug a Tree.” My spiritual path has drawn me to traditions that demonstrate great respect and compassion for the plants, animals and places of mother earth, which aligned with my deep respect and reverence for the plants, animals and places of my early experiences.

Growing up in a multicultural environment also sensitized me to listen to various viewpoints and perspectives, to try to put myself in other people’s shoes, to develop that deep compassion. To that extent I have steeped in the mystical traditions of India since the age of 19, and the traditions of the Peruvian Andes over the last 16 years. These traditions have an understanding that the world is animated with life energy from the smallest stone to the entirety of the cosmos.

Earthkeepers Collective is putting its energy toward causes that support the sustainability, health, and resilience of ecosystems and the people that inhabit them, toward efforts that help to mitigate and adapt to climate change. To that end we will offer writings and web offerings which develop or sustain our spiritual connection to the earth and her peoples, and provide information about resources for you to act from this awareness - information on and possibilities to be involved in the support of mother earth and indigenous cultures, practices and businesses.