Rights of Nature
The Rights of Nature aims to shift the human-nature relationship. By acknowledging that we are interconnected and interdependent, there is a shift from dominating and exploiting Nature to creating balance and respect.
What if the land that supports us is not real estate? Does anyone really own the land and Nature? Are we not here to share everything but maybe we simply we forgot how?
And quite frankly, since we are part of the mystery of nature. No one owns us unless we give away our power to a promise or belief of illusionary safety pr comfort.
We have an opportunity to recognize that nature is not just a resource to extract wealth from. But a living entity to be protected and preserved. And as a result, we discover our deep interconnectedness with the environment and also our responsibility.
A Film on the Rights of Nature
A fascinating regenerative documentary focuses on the Rights of Nature. It explores the emergence of the Rights of Nature as a legal concept and its practical application in Ecuador, New Zealand, and the United States. We get to experience the creation of new legal structures, which have the potential to maintain and restore ecosystems while achieving a balance between humans and nature.
The films lets us see nature through the hearts of indigenous people and also witness how constitutional reforms in Ecuador granted legal recognition to nature as a distinct entity. And how collaborations between the Māori and the New Zealand government created personhood status on rivers, lakes, and forests. The result is a renewed equilibrium between humans and the environment.
Similarly, in Santa Monica, California, a more sustainable and environmentally friendly approach to urban development was created. By acknowledging the inherent rights of nature and working to protect and preserve natural systems, the city is hoping to create a healthier and more livable environment for its residents and visitors.
This is a critical time in history for freedom. Freedom from limiting beliefs, freedom from addictions and freedom to be part of the mystery of life.
There is a need for healing when it comes to our relationship and integration with Nature. And our future depends on it.
And what happens when we remember that is us who created and inherited real estate, borders and passports? What else can we create when we are in harmony? Imagine each of us having our own relationship with nature, what would our world look like?