Group Work and Individual
"How monotonous our speaking becomes when we speak only to ourselves! And how insulting to the other beings - to foraging black bears and twisted old cypresses - that no longer sense us talking to them, but only about them, as though they were not present our world....yet if we no longer call out to the moon slipping between the clouds, or whisper to the spider setting the silken struts of her web, well, then the numerous powers of this world will no longer address us - and if they still try, we will not likely hear them."
The Reciprocity of Nature
I know, it's hard to imagine that the wild world is as aware of us, as we are of it.
Bill Plotkin, in his book on Human Development, says that in order to mature as human beings, we need to have what he coins, an eco-awakening. This is when you wake up to the world around you and you truly see it. Without this eco-awakening, we stay in our roles as patho-adolescent consumers.
What if, instead of being something nice for us to look at, to climb, to conquer, to subdue, to destroy, the earth herself wants to interact with us? How would that change us if it were true?
After my first Animas intensive, this happened to me. I woke up. I had no idea I had been sleeping. I had no idea that I could be in relationship with the wild world, that I could offer myself to the world and the world would offer itself to me. I have never been the same since.
Taking your healing journey into the wild world, both to see and to be seen, will change you. You cannot come back from an encounter with the wild world and be the same. Through this experiential healing modality, you will take what you learn from your other sessions and head out to the wild world. I offer suggestions for deepening practices at almost every session that you can do on your own but if you really want to experience something different, I can even come with you.
We will use a four directions circle, do a wound walk, work with an inner critic or a wounded child, all while being held, mirrored and supported by the wild world. You will learn practices you can continue to use with or without the support of another, to both deepen into yourself and the world around you. I highly recommend nature based practices!