More than ever, the Earth is calling to us – how are we to listen?
The Earth is a living universe where everything is connected. From the animist perspective, everything is alive and we can learn to relate to both seen and unseen aspects of the world. This experiential workshop opens the door to a deep and symbiotic relationship with nature where we live as part of the whole. It is open to anyone who wants to relate to the world in a more soulful and attentive way, whether beginner or advanced.
It is not a shamanic course as such, but rather a way to learn how to work with the Living World. We will engage with a variety of nature practices such as medicine walks, deep listening, the talking piece, ceremony, stone council and tree dance to find out how to live more fully in balance and reciprocity. We will meet the spirits of plants and places and look deeper into the web of life. We will ask: what does nature need from humans at this time, and what do humans need from nature?
Spiritual Ecology calls for the Voice of the Earth to be included in the environmental debate. By communicating directly with the Earth, we receive a felt understanding of the interdependence of ecological and spiritual systems. Working with the soul of nature, we learn to listen more closely and discover ways to respond. This can radically re-define our relationship to the Earth and help us to discover new solutions, new inspirations, and new possibilities. The Voice of the Earth can offer help and guidance that gives clarity to our choices and power to our actions.
This course is for anyone who feels touched by the spiritual, ecological and economic questions facing us today. It explores what it means to be an Earth Ambassador and how to bring this vision to your everyday life.
As we re-connect to our natural community - including humans, nature, and all life, visible or invisible - a feeling of longing turns into a sense of belonging. We invite a way of life where we become family and remember how to share this beautiful Earth home.
This course is open to all. You do not need to have done any previous training to attend this workshop. This course is not equivalent to The Shaman’s Journey introduction workshop.