For all the distressing news about climate crisis, there is scarcely any help for how to emotionally and spiritually cope with it. Instead of falling prey to eco-anxiety and eco-grief, you can use this book not only to cope with climate distress, but also to leverage your difficult emotions into potent forces for hope and regeneration.
Climate Cure shows you how to revitalize your life and the world from the inside out, encouraging you to embody the phrase "heal yourself, heal the world." Chinese medicine physician and eco-activist Jack Adam Weber introduces you to the "triangle of resilience relationships"—with yourself (self-healing), the natural world, and your community. He proposes that the breakdown of these relationships is at the root of climate disease and learning how to comprehensively revitalize them is our collective cure. Weber includes uncommon wisdom and heartfelt, self-care exercises designed to help you work through difficult emotions in order to thrive and become part of the solution. This unique and inspiring book shows you how to take action in the spirit of authenticity and wholeness, interconnection and sustainability.
Includes a foreword by Carolyn Baker, PhD, author of Collapsing Consciously: Transformative Truths for Turbulent Times.
"Weber's brilliant book pulls together what few can to offer a unique and integrated prescription for personal and global transformation in the face of the most threatening cataclysm humanity has ever faced. Read this book to heal your life and to become a deeply passionate and compassionate global citizen."
—Andrew Harvey, author of Teachings of Rumi and The Hope
"Jack Adam Weber addresses what climate change and other planet-saving books often fail to address: healing the world begins deep inside us. This guidebook offers sound psychological advice and spiritual inspiration for how to regenerate our planet from the inside out."
—David Richo, PhD, author of How to Be an Adult in Relationships and Being True to Life: Poetic Paths to Personal Growth
"For what is arguably the most critical issue facing sentient life everywhere, Weber presents a passionate, yet grounded portrayal of what it means to be a human being who has been gifted with a sacred home...Weber is a clear, thoughtful, and provocative thinker who takes on the issue of climate change from a place of depth and integral vision."
—Matt Licata, PhD, author of The Path is Everywhere and the forthcoming A Friend of the Breath
"Climate Cure offers a feast of nutrients for soul enrichment and the energy-dense fuel required for driving the engine of sacred activism while at the same time, mercifully tending our intimacy with Gaia...[Weber] applies the healer's loving touch to restore wholeness on both the personal and planetary levels. Climate Cure will break you open and then tenderly restore you to your oneness with the Source and the holy Earth."
—Carolyn Baker, PhD, author of Collapsing Consciously: Transformative Truths for Turbulent Times
"Climate Cure contains a vital message—that inner activism is essential to change not only ourselves but also our environment. Through beautiful prose and inspiring poems, Jack Adam Weber motivates us to health by using pain as an alchemical cauldron for change, teaching that this process is the fierce spirituality that knits us and the world back together."
—Dr. Michael Tierra, OMD, ND, and Lesley Tierra, LAc, authors of Metaphorphosis, Herbs of Life, and Planetary Herbs
"A passionately articulate call to a deeper life, a life of uncompromising ecological attunement not only outwardly but also inwardly, a life of radical openness and raw care, through which we find intimacy with both our brokenness and our wholeness, no matter what the season."
—Robert Augustus Masters, PhD, author of Transformation Through Intimacy, Spiritual Bypassing, and To Be a Man
"We are experiencing massive change in the world that is frightening, confusing, and disorienting. Jack Adam Weber offers unique insights that help us all effectively address the impact of these changes as individuals and members of an interconnected planetary community. I highly recommend this book."
—Jed Diamond, PhD, author of Stress Relief for Men: How to Use the Revolutionary Tools of Energy Healing to Live Well
"Climate Cure is a deeply thoughtful, reflective, compassionate, well-crafted message of optimism and hope for humanity in the face of planetary adversity and existential uncertainty. This is an important book!"
—Efrem Korngold, OMD, LAc, coauthor of Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide To Chinese Medicine
"Brilliant! An eloquent and raw look at our inner and outer worlds at this unprecedented time in human history."
—David Bruce Leonard, LAc, Founder of Earth Medicine Institute