From ‘learning about’ to ‘learning from’ Nature

This week in the Healing Earth, Healing Self Forum, my friend-from-afar, Alice Ashwell, writes to us from South Africa about how to weave a heart-centered and compassionate approach into the ways we see and interact with nature.  Please enjoy Alice’s wisdom on this topic as she shares her journey of moving out of hopelessness and anger through the practice of …

Can your personal healing journey assist the Earth?

Welcome back to the Healing Earth, Healing Self Forum.  In this week’s article, my Canadian-Australian friend, Rebecca French, shares her experiences with one of my favorite questions: does your personal healing progress benefit the Earth?  Here’s Rebecca’s reflection, which connects so well to my own experiences.   If you’re anything like me, when you started your personal healing journey, helping …

Becoming the Sky

Do you allow nature to break you open, heal you, and enlighten you?  These are questions Clare Dakin, founder of TreeSisters, asks in this week’s gorgeous contribution to the Healing Earth, Healing Self Forum.  Sink in to Clare’s description of finding herself in nature, and nature in herself.  Follow her in her realization that a sense of wholeness and integration is …

Coming into Relationship with the Earth

I’m delighted this week to feature in the Healing Earth, Healing Self Forum a conversation with my flower essence teacher, Joanne Ameya Cohen.  Ameya gives us a window into how nature has healed her and heals her clients, and how you can walk as a Medicine Woman (or Man) who is healing self and Earth.    Can you describe …

Reclaiming the Wild Life of the Soul

Elle McSharry talks to us this week in the Healing Earth, Healing Self Forum about how your consciousness interacts with nature’s, and how to engage in this interaction in your own life.  I love her interweaving of indigenous wisdom with the questions we all may be asking.  I hope you’ll try the simple, attainable practice she suggests.   Humans are facing …

Think differently about Nature and heal the human-nature relationship

This week my colleague Tabitha Jayne offers her insights on how to shift the ways we think about nature in order to help shift the human-nature relationship.  Tabi is an expert, having devoted her life to listening to the natural world and teaching others how to do so.  Please enjoy, and please share this wonderful article.   A human being …

3 Tools for Transforming the Human/Nature Relationship

Welcome back to the Healing Earth, Healing Self Forum.  This week I’m delighted to share an article by Basia Alexander and Jim Conroy, who write about how we can move forward into creating truly healed and healing relationships with nature.  Jim and Basia teach wisely about how to communicate and collaborate with the Beings of Nature.  I hope you’ll read …

Faith, Hope, and Natural Disasters

This week in the Healing Earth, Healing Self Forum, Tracie Nichols shares her sense of connection to the Earth, then helps us explore the aspects of our relationship with nature that are uncomfortable.  How can we go forward in healing connection if we’ve experienced something distressing in the natural world?  Tracie focuses on natural disasters, yet for those of us …

Your Well-being Interweaves with Nature’s

  Have you ever felt the relief of discovering how big areas of your life that felt separate are actually interwoven in beautiful ways?  In the late winter of 2013, I took my dog for a walk on a cold Sunday afternoon.  I was feeling physically unwell and wondering why, after so many efforts to heal, I still was plagued …

I’m bringing you the Healing Earth, Healing Self Forum

We need to keep building our conversation about how people and planet can heal together in the 21st century.  Progress is visible, yet we have so far still to go.  My new free offering for you is an online gathering of voices speaking in defense of our healing connection to the Earth.   Starting next week on September 18th, you’ll …