In December of 1997, Julia Butterfly Hill climbed 180 feet (18 stories) up a thousand-year-old redwood tree to protest the clear-cutting of this endangered ecosystem. What was supposed to be a two-week tree-sit turned in to a harrowing two years, and this young woman became a world renowned super-activist, and "Luna," the tree that was her home, was saved from the sawmills.

Is she your hero? How is her journey YOUR journey (if at all)?

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  • Nice myth: Julia is challenged, she goes to a different world, obtains new knowledge/experiences, returns to her world with something of value, which she then proceeds to share with her community/society. Classical hero journey elements. Thanks, Willi, for bringing this to our attention.


    Is she my hero, no not really, is her journey my journey, no not really. Am I inspired, yes, somewhat. It is becoming increasingly obvious that we need to have a different vision of who we are and how we relate to the energy, matter, life, and spirit that is all around us. Julia obtained a different perspective from 180 feet up, perhaps that let her see a truth. We all can use a different perspective, we all could seek something of value that we then share with others. 

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