We need acts of restoration, not only for polluted waters and degraded lands, but also for our relationship to the world. We need to restore honor to the way we live, so that when we walk through the world we don’t have to avert our eyes with shame, so that we can hold our heads up high and receive the respectful acknowledgment of the rest of the earth’s beings. Robin Wall Kimmerer

COMING BACK TO LIFE: An exploration of ways to widen our circle of care to include all beings in the web of life, human and more-than-human. Offered in person or online, for groups of 6-8 people.

Themes we visit include Grounding in Gratitude; Listening; Witnessing; Honouring Sorrow and Grief; Remembering; Entering Silence, Simplicity and Sewing Seeds. We also explore simple practices from the fields of spiritual ecology and mindfulness meditation.

We have forgotten the virtue of sitting, watching, observing. Nothing much happens. This is the way of nature. We breathe together, simply this. For long periods of time, the meadow is still. We watch. We wait. We wonder. Our eyes find a resting place. And then, the slightest breeze moves the grass. It can be heard as a whisper of prayer. Terry Tempest Williams