All older cultural traditions are rooted in a relationship with the sacred. This awareness of the sacredness of all of life is not only an inner mystical reality to be experienced — but is the bedrock of the radically regenerative lifeways of indigenous people. The sacred is a cultural mechanism that protects the life of the waters, forests, creatures and land. The sacred – as embodied and enacted through ceremonies, rituals of reverence, mythological mappings – enables the infinite preservation of life, through the weaving of remembrance of a power beyond human beings, throughout the fabric of everyday life. The inner and the outer are always tied together. A conversation about outer regeneration without a conversation about inner regeneration is impossible. We must go deeper. It is a transformation of the heart, and the consciousness which resides there – and not of the mind – that will extricate us from our double bind and open the doorway to older and newly emerging ways of being.