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Whose Agenda?

  A friend of mine teaches outdoor survival skills. Things like friction fire-making, animal tracking, finding water, bow hunting, and so on. Something that came up in a recent conversation had to do with the way humans are always bringing our agendas to nature. We generally go into nature not to give, but to get something. A few of the people my friend works with are interested in deep nature connection and awareness. But most come to her because they see this as a way to feel capable...

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Calling the Circle

    Months ago I signed up for a wild nature retreat for women to be held at the beginning of July. The intent of the gathering is to explore the sacred feminine and how we are embodying that energy in our own lives. To ground ourselves in that animating power. The retreat is to be held in Colorado’s mystical San Luis Valley, which has been a destination for spiritual pilgrimages for centuries. It’s one of the most sparsely populated parts of the state, and one of those...

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Gleanings

  I come across quite a few inspiring blog posts, articles, and tidbits that relate to nature and spirituality and I want to start sharing them. But blogrolls and links pages are too static and quickly get stale. They also don’t give me much opportunity to comment on my selections. So I’m going to experiment with the idea of using this space to share my gleanings on a semi-regular basis. So here are this week’s gleanings. Think of them as recommended reading for the weekend. I enjoyed...

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