Each participant in the circle speaks for another life-form — an animal, plant, tree, body of water — expressing that being's concerns. You might talk about threats to the being's habitat or freedom, the effects of pollution, natural disasters, and wars. After all the beings have spoken, talk as humans about your responsibilities to correct some of the environmental and cultural injustices you have identified. For a detailed description of this ritual, see Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World by Joanna Macy and Molly Young Brown.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat in Spiritual Rx