First, the affirmation that there is no isolation, that nature and all mankind are interconnected — and second, karmic responsibility.
“It’s one thing to fashion a particular work of art, sculpture, painting, a worthy accomplishment,” Thoreau once wrote, “but much greater is the creation of one’s life.”
“…to exemplify the highest potential imagined, it is the highest of loving artistic accomplishments,” he believed.
A compassionate activist, Julia Butterfly Hill is a living example of Theosophy pure and simple, took the decisive action taught in The Voice of the Silence — sacrificing her comfort and well-being to “help Nature and work on with her.”
It must have been a profound inner sense of the sacred that roused Julia, as she climbed up those ropes, to begin a permanent encampment in the endangered redwood trees.
“She doesn’t follow any organized religion but says she believes very strongly in the spirituality of the universe.”