Part poetry, part rant, part rumination on her mother’s wit and wisdom, Becca weaves an invitation to create something from nothing.
Experience is 9/10 of love
Standing in a geranium field, smelling dark soil fertilized by rabbit poop is different from reading about the healing properties of geraniums.
Walking beside a woman in a refugee camp covering her baby’s face from the dust rising from the dry, red dirt is different than imagining how hard it is for moms in camps.
The senses transform information into holy compassion. When we open our hearts to it, we can experience the divine anywhere - like sacred breadcrumbs marking our path.
About the author
A childhood survivor of sexual abuse, Becca opened Thistle Farms, a two-year residential community for women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction in 1997.
What began with five women and one house, has grown to a successful line of natural body care products, a thriving café, the largest national network of housing-first organizations serving women survivors, and global partners that employ 1,600 women.
The global movement for women’s freedom is a groundbreaking model that offers safe housing, employment, medical care, and trauma recovery. Thistle Farms demonstrates how radical creativity and compassion can transform the world.
As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, Becca believes that people are primed to reimagine ordinary experiences as opportunities for hope, healing, and meaningful social change.
Practically Divine is an invitation to experience love in a new way and a testament to the concept that social change starts with creativity.
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