#listentotheforest

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Then the knowing comes: I can open to another life that’s wide and timeless. So I am sometimes like a tree rustling over a gravesite and making real the dream of the one its living roots embrace: a dream once lost among sorrows and songs. Rilke #knowing #intuition #trust #faith #dream #naturematters #motherearth #gaia #natureasguide #divinefeminine #ecofeminism #deepecology #deeplistening #soul #innerwork #listentotheforest #forestchurchyyc
It was a busy day... churned 60 liters of gelato... then a quick hike with the best buddy... #getoutside #listentotheforest #listentothetrees #vancoverislandlife #gratitudeeveryday
SOMETIMES Sometimes if you move carefully through the forest breathing like the ones in the old stories who could cross a shimmering bed of dry leaves without a sound,  you come to a place whose only task is to trouble you with tiny but frightening requests conceived out of nowhere but in this place beginning to lead everywhere. Requests to stop what you are doing right now, and to stop what you are becoming while you do it, questions that can make or unmake a life, questions that have patiently waited for you, questions that have no right to go away. - David Whyte #questions elders #ancientones #deepecology #deeplistening #forestchurchyyc #listentotheforest #souloftheworld #animamundi
"Who would I be if I changed?" Many people are willing to live with the deleterious side effects of predictable patterns of behavior rather than experience and work through their fear of change. I believe this is where we are with the issue of climate change. We have collectively defined our sense of being as consumers, believing that to buy and own is integral to our social fabric. The side effect of this way of being is the need for enormous amounts of energy to fuel such a lifestyle. What would it be like to explore alternative ways of living and generating energy for a reinvented personal and global life style? How do you feel when I suggest going down this new path of being in the world? Do you feel a tinge -- or more than a tinge -- of anxiousness? An important first step to any change is to sit with questions like these and become aware of how you feel. Meditating on questions and the feelings that arise around them is an important part of initiating creative change. --Jeffrey T. Kiehl #hope #climatechange #globalwarming #naturematters #earth #mothernature #forestchurchyyc #change #fear #question #ecofeminism #deepecology #deeplistening #soul #innerwork #listentotheforest
Listen with the night falling we are saying thank you we are stopping on the bridges to bow from the railings we are running out of the glass rooms with our mouths full of food to look at the sky and say thank you we are standing by the water thanking it standing by the windows looking out in our directions back from a series of hospitals back from a mugging after funerals we are saying thank you after the news of the dead whether or not we knew them we are saying thank you over telephones we are saying thank you in doorways and in the backs of cars and in elevators remembering wars and the police at the door and the beatings on stairs we are saying thank you in the banks we are saying thank you in the faces of the officials and the rich and of all who will never change we go on saying thank you thank you with the animals dying around us taking our feelings we are saying thank you with the forests falling faster than the minutes of our lives we are saying thank you with the words going out like cells of a brain with the cities growing over us we are saying thank you faster and faster with nobody listening we are saying thank you thank you we are saying and waving dark though it is W.S. Merwin, "Thanks" from Migration: New and Selected Poems. #gratitude #blessing #earthday #motherearth #darkness #soul #innerwork #listentotheforest #climatechange #globalwarming #naturematters #earth #mothernature #forestchurchyyc #love
Let there be an opening into the quiet that lies beneath the chaos, where you find the peace you did not think possible and see what shimmers within the storm. —Jan Richardson #opening #newlife #springtime #crocus #forestchurchyyc #sacredsunday #naturematters #natureschurch #divineinnature #divinefeminine #ecofeminism #deepecology #deeplistening #soul #innerwork #listentotheforest #heartsinnature #heartshapes #randomhearts #heart #mynaturalhearts #herzenderganzenwelt #love #iseehearts
Medicine is all around us 🍄🌿🌎 #mycoremediation #reishi #getoutside #listentotheforest
Let us accept this egg as a gift and be reminded of the cosmic egg, symbol of all creation. May its taste nourish our bodies and its symbolism feed our spirits as we welcome, with the earth, a new beginning. #newbeginnings #naturechurch #sacredsunday #forestchurchyyc #naturesbeauty #divineinnature #godinnature #ecofeminism #ecopsychology #deepecology #deeplistening #soul #innerwork #listentotheforest #easteregg
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time. A schedule is a mock-up of reason and order—willed, faked, and so brought into being; it is a peace and a haven set into the wreck of time; it is a lifeboat on which you find yourself, decades later, still living. Each day is the same, so you remember the series afterward as a blurred and powerful pattern. by Annie Dillard — #rebirth #newlife #process #learning #living #forestchurchyyc #sacredsunday #naturematters #natureschurch #divineinnature #divinefeminine #ecofeminism #deepecology #deeplistening #soul #innerwork #listentotheforest #easteregg
"There comes a time in your life when you know that the life  you have been living is over, and you don't have a clue who you are becoming." -- Marion Woodman #natureswisdom #wisdom #faith #hope #live #easteregg #naturematters #motherearth #gaia #natureasguide #divinefeminine #forestchurchyyc #listentotheforest #newlife #fertility
There is a time to die and a time to be born. May we welcome the dying -- however painful -- of our old selves paralyzed by the bonds of fear and greed and intolerance and rise to a new life of courage and generosity and love. Let us spend a quiet time looking into our hearts for the new life trying to push through into our heardened wintry soil of lethargy or pettiness, anxiety or anger, loss or despair. Let us find a way to soften that soil, to nurture the seeds, to let the spirit rise and grow. Patricia montley #spring #newlife #sacredsunday #forestchurchyyc #naturesbeauty #divineinnature #godinnature #ecofeminism #ecopsychology #deepecology #deeplistening #soul #innerwork #listentotheforest #growth
"Owning up to being an animal, a creature of earth. Tuning our animal senses to the sensible terrain: blending our skin with the rain-rippled surface of rivers, mingling our ears with the thunder and the thrumming of frogs, and our eyes with the molten sky. Feeling the pilyrhythmic pulse of this place -- this huge windswept body of water and stone. This vexed being in whose flesh we're entangled. Becoming earth. Becoming animal. Becoming, in this manner fully human." - - - David Abram #becoming #wild #rewilding #naturematters #motherearth #gaia #natureasguide #divinefeminine #forestchurchyyc #listentotheforest #creature #earth #weareallone
You carry the cure within you. Everything that comes your way is blessed. The creator gives you one more day. Stand on the neck of Fearful Mind. Do not wait to open your heart. Let yourself go into the Mystery. Sometimes the threads have no weave. The price of not loving yourself is high. --John Cohn #love #fear #blessing #gratitude #beauty #motherearth #deepecology #innerjourney #soul #naturematters #motherearth #gaia #natureasguide #divinefeminine #forestchurchyyc #listentotheforest #heartsinnature #heartshapes #randomhearts #heart #mynaturalhearts #herzenderganzenwelt
Heute war ein perfekter Tag für einen kleinen Spaziergang im Wald... dabei haben uns die schönen Sonnenstrahlen begleitet 🌞 . . Today was a perfect day for a short walk in the forest... the rays of sunshine accompanied us 🌞 . . #perfectday #welovenature #sunnyday #freshair #walkingintheforest #forest #forestphotography #nature #naturefotography #forestbathing #alive #listentotheforest #naturelovers #outdoor #wald #waldspaziergang #frischeluft #waldbaden #sonnigertag #spaziergang #bei20grad #draußen #draussenimgrünen #karfreitag #ostern2019 #naturliebe
I found a nice patch of nettles this morning. What is on the table in the second pic is what was left after I filled the dehydrator. #stingingnettle #bcwild #foraged #getoutside #listentotheforest #listentothetrees #listentotheflora #gratitudeeveryday #vancouverislandlife
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