Speaker: Two Trees (Kaylynn Sullivan)

The Practice of Living

“By birth, education and experience, my identity is shaped by a life spent at the crossroads - the place where cultures, ideas and beliefs collide and find both dissonance and resonance. I am most comfortable with those explorers and cartographers whose passion and life is the crossroads. There, at any given moment, what is magic and what is real shifts places depending on where I stand. ” -- TwoTrees

Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees has spent a life at the crossroads where species, cultures, beliefs and the unknown collide and find both dissonance and resonance.

As an artist/catalyst, her work focuses on re-orienting to indigenous mind and regenerating an essential relationship with Earth wisdom. She is past recipient of the Lila Wallace International Artist Award and her work has been exhibited and is in collections in the US, Europe and New Zealand. She continues to find passion, renewal and nourishment from all of the Earth's expressions including humans.

She is currently Artist in Residence and a member of the Leadership Team in the Leadership in Sustainability Masters Program/University of Vermont Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources as well as a current Whistenon Public Scholar at the Kettering Foundation, and Artist in Residence for the The Vermont Network.

Over the course of the past four decades TwoTrees has evolved a framework of spiritual technology with the input, support and guidance of many indigenous elders. Practice for Living, Living Practice is a current expression of this foundation (previously known as Seven Directions Practice®), which focuses on helping humans re-orient to our indigenous mind.

“I was born at the crossroads of 3 cultures and moved between those cultures and 3 languages by the time I was 10 years old,” she says. “I also believe that I thrive and find the greatest access to the creative impulse in the tension of the crossroads where cultures, ideas and beliefs intersect and sometimes collide. I find that to be a source of generative tension for me. I also live at the crossroads between the visible world and the invisible world, which is accessed through intuition, imagination and awareness of spirit.”

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