Journey Back to Nature Through
NEW EYES. NEW HEART. NEW WORLD.
There is nothing wrong with nature.
The problem of mass extinction of plants, and animals in particular, lies with us and
how we see and treat them.
Fixing the problem starts from the inside out.
Our adventure then is the inner journey we take, the knowledge we gain and the experiences we have as we come to know, respect and reconnect with the beings of nature as they are and
want to live with them in mind.
The Journey Back to Nature
New Eyes. New Heart. New Purpose. New world.
We have watched first hand as people in Canada decimate nature at a rapid and accelerating pace. This is troubling as how we treat nature is pivotal. We are one of only five nations that together hold 70% of the remaining intact ecosystems on land and we need these ecosystems to function at their best so our Earth will continue to be habitable. To have a future on Earth, we must see nature and the problem with new eyes to turn our Eco crisis around.
At the same time, we have become curious about the intelligence, heart, lives and specific jobs non-human beings do to keep all life alive. Caring about them for who they are and wanting to thrive together with them is a deep desire spreading across the globe.
THE TRANSFORMATIONAL WORKSHOPS
Before we can take effective, successful action that allows nature to thrive, we have personal transformations to make, inner evolutions to undergo, things to understand about nature, relationships to rebuild and beings to mourn and remember. Our unique workshops give you a fresh perspective, new knowing, a rewilded heart, caring about nature and desire to live with the beings of nature.
See nature clearly.
When you look at a wolf, a slug, a snake and “weeds”, what do you think about; what do you feel?
Several thousands of years ago, one thought came into being, permeated out culture and wove its way into every aspect of our thinking and became our truth. A truth that today, we still unknowingly and trustingly hold. A truth that has morphed into myths, biases and fears.
This truth utterly disconnected us from nature.
- Without that relationship, we feel down, anxious, lost, lonely, empty and isolated.
- We lose sight of our place in nature.
- The beings of nature became strangers to us.
- We, often unknowingly, yearn for a connection with nature we are born to have and hardwired to need yet don’t know how to make. How do you connect with a being you cannot see clearly?
- We forgot who we are and why we are here.
This one core, old-thought has, over time, also shaped actions taken that has led to the eco-crisis we face.
In this indoor/outdoor transformational and experiential workshop:
- Discover how to identify that one powerful, influential, core old-thought that started it all and how it has influenced society’s beliefs to get in the way of seeing nature clearly.
- Explore how it has unknowingly shaped your beliefs and the actions you take. What do you still hang onto, what have you not let go of?
- Learn to see nature with new eyes in a process that engages you – mind, heart, body and soul.
This workshop evolves you …
- Develop an open mind and an open heart.
- Receive the richness of nature.
- See the beings of nature for who they really are.
- Discover the extraordinary in the ordinary in each animal and plant. Feel wonder; be in awe.
… and empowers you.
This original, breakthrough workshop shows you the power of thought as you come to see the amazing difference between seeing the beings of nature through the eyes of the old-thought and how nature looks when we look it with fresh new eyes.
This process empowers us as we become immune to the myths, fears and biases others still spread.
The new world that opens up for you when you see nature clearly influences actions you take. In seeing wildlife and plants as they actually are, you begin to see what they really need to live.
“The UN announced this week of May 6th, 2019 that 1 million species are on the brink of extinction. Yet what we do hinges on whether or not we see nature clearly in the first place to take meaningful action that encourages nature to thrive.
Rediscover Nature gets at what stands in the way of seeing wildlife and plants as they really and then teaches you to see nature clearly.
Without knowing that one thought that we have believed in for several thousands of years and still do today, that has governed our actions and brought us to the place we are at now, how can we make differences that count?
We can’t. All we do is do things that at best are not helpful.
This journey to bring nature and you together to thrive together, begins from the inside out. It is how we think that influences the action we take. It is seeing differently that allows for new action to be taken.
Rediscover Nature is this empowering start to your Journey Back to Nature.”
– A Better Place: Nature and You, May 6th, 2019, Facebook page.
May 11-June 1, 2019 or June 8-June 29, 2019
Saturdays 9:30 – 11:30 am.
Hidden Valley Park, Burlington, ON
Cost $297.00. Payment due before start date.
Registrations accepted until the day before the session chosen.
Nature and You.
For hundreds of thousands of years, we have lived in harmony with nature, our actions in sync with the rhythms of nature and the lives of the beings of nature. Over time, we separated out from nature and lost connection with animals and plants. In doing so, we also lost connection to our place in the web of life.
This is our story back to nature. A story we were born to take, a reconnection we were born to need, an understanding of nature we were born to have and a relationship were born to cultivate.
In this workshop:
- Discover how nature and nature communities came to be the way they are.
- Learn how deeply interconnected we both are.
- Find out our place in nature.
- Understand the relationship we have together and how that evolves us.
Out of this weekly workshop, we begin to understand the complexity of the community we live in and our place in it. Knowing this grounds us, gives us a feeling of belonging, access to our ultimate potential and a sense of purpose.
Go beyond science. Seeing Nature Clearly is a prerequisite.
Moving beyond grief
Honouring Your Grief.
All of us have lost someone or something we cared about or an opportunity we have lost and expressing grief is a normal emotional reaction to these losses. Grief is also commonly felt at loss of the beings and elements of nature that we care about so deeply. This grief is understandable, healthy and increasing worldwide as we truly recognize and try to emotionally cope with the wholesale destruction of nature. Our grief is, according to Thich Nhat Hanh, is a result of “hearing within us, the Earth crying” as the pain of the loss of life moves through us.
In this workshop:
- Recognizing how grief has shown up in you.
- Master ways of moving through grief without getting stuck in it to be able to deal with life as you grieve.
- How to deal with continuous grief as right now the loss of nature is ongoing and escalating.
- Let your grief transform you as you move through and beyond it so that the benefits become your strengths.
When you holistically grieve the loss of nature, move through that grief and beyond it, you change. This is a journey to greater compassion, empathy, stillness and calm. You become stronger in the face of challenge and your pain, have greater emotional balance in difficult times, are more resilient – acknowledge your grief and take courageous leaps forward and feel more empowered. In the end, you find peace, passion and purpose. This transformational process brings home the realization of the preciousness of all life.
Come and move through your grief and celebrate the lives of nature
Honouring Your Grief:
Start Date: August 17, 2019. Indoor/outdoor workshop. 9:30 am – 3:30 pm.
Tentative Location: Tansley Woods Community Centre, Burlington, ON
Coming together to remember
As people, we come together to celebrate the lives of those we have lost that we care about. To remember them, their personality, their love, their wisdom, their relationship to us, what they did that impacted us, that moved us, the funny things they did. Contributions they made in their work and for their community. They were precious to us.
So too are animals and plants. Each of them has a personality, wisdom, a heart, families they love and work they do. The living beings of nature take ingenious, co-operative actions to make Earth habitable for all living beings. Their lives mattered. No matter how small they were, their lives were big to them and to us. We Save & Exit are alive because they were alive.
This an opportunity for you to come and celebrate the life or lives of animals and/or plants who mean s Save & Exit omething to you, who you have bonded with and care about and have lost. We provide a safe, nurturing space for this sharing.
Start Date: October 12, 2019. Outdoor ceremony. 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.
Tentative Location: Patella Gardens, Burlington, ON.
Please dress appropriately and bring water.
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