OK, nature has spoken. Nature has said that it is time to get back to work, teaching others what I have learned over the past 2 years reconnecting, restoring, and re-wilding in the woods.
Here are the details:
The natural world, the forest, the woods, is our original, and ultimate, mother. The mother of us all. There is no better place to heal ourselves, our wounded feminine, our mother wounds, or any painful part of ourselves, than in the woods.
This is what I have spent the past 2 years doing: listening to my deepest truth, following the revealed path, restoring my integrity/wholeness, trusting my deepest self (re-wilding!), developing simple healing practices, and experiencing regular phases of bliss. Oneness. Unity. Beauty. Whatever name speaks to you, the underlying feeling is, in my experience, the meaning of life. And it is possible to claim and create it for yourself in your life.
Nature is a deeply spiritual experience. This is a spiritual practice. This is not a "one and done" experience of bliss, it is a roadmap for an ongoing practice of turning away from the messages of the culture into the deepest truths within our hearts, and from there experiencing embodied moments of bliss with the Great Creator. There will be healing practices included, as well as recommended readings and time in the woods. Approximately 5-10 hours per week is recommended.
This type of growth feels unnatural at first. Just becomes it feels unnatural does not make it wrong or strange, it simply makes it unfamiliar. This changes with more exposure, as the unfamiliar becomes familiar. Eventually the practices become necessary, and nothing is as important as living in integrity with your deepest truth.
We are all capable of self-healing. This is the most empowering part - an individual path to knowing your truth. It transcends a circumstance, a question, an opportunity, it is a deep-seated joy in living this life. There is no need for an external healer, or guru, or interface to the Divine. It is all within you, all the time. You can access it any time. And, this is not about "raising your vibration," "choosing love," or any other mantra. It is not aspirational in any way, it is simply about touching the Divine that is already within you.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. ~Rumi
If this speaks to you, send me a contact form and we'll connect!
Norma Van Horn