I’ve been feeling my way recently into loosening off the barriers between my life and work, and the natural world around.
Various things have popped into my life to catalyse – Nick Totton’s new advanced course and book “Wild Therapy” http://www.erthworks.co.uk/
…I spent quite a long time deciding whether or not to join the course, swinging strongly one way then the other. I’m now very glad that I have joined, and look forward to the first instalment…
I recently met Rosalind Jane Turner, http://www.walkingtomeetourselves.co.uk/# who quite appropriately invited me for a walk, finding out how she works was inspiring, and triggered me into feeling more deeply my urge to connect more with nature, and that in me which gets in the way. I found myself quite naturally and gently choosing walking routes which stretched my comfort, and brought joyful and inspiring reward.
Chris Smith’s exhibition at Dartington Hall; ‘Postcards from the Hedge’ http://chrissmithphotography.net/index2.php#/home/ reminded me of the possibility and value of pausing at the edge, at the boundary of the built environment/natural world, and simply noticing the beauty, the contrast and the connection.
I was reminded that the human is beauty, is nature, by Caroline Born’s exhibition http://creativedevon.ning.com/events/my-body-my-self-art-exhibition where I was also invited to meet and move in nature with a fellow human.
So… lots of invitations
…and the gentle challenge is to turn off the computer, go for a walk, and stay gentle with that in me which is afraid of the people I might meet…