It was a few years ago now that I first heard someone use the term earth school. It happened to be Anne Lamott. I remember really liking her little reference to it but she didn't expand upon it and I never spent any time specifically thinking about it. Well, somehow without me really even being aware of what was happening I began to awaken to what I see as earth school and the profound lessons to be learned there every moment of everyday. The learning is of a completely different nature than what we have all become so familiar with in regards to the realm of academics and instruction created by Man. What we have learned there in that unnatural environment is really of very little help to us at all in Earth School. Most often it is one of the things standing in the way.