The Mirror of Nature Retreat
Exploring our inner landscape through the wild landscape of the natural world.
Allow the earth to open your heart, the souls of your feet, your belly, and palms of your hands to receive your story as it bubbles from the spring, murmurs from the needles and leaves, comes on mist, sunbeams, rainbows and starlight, resounds in thunder and whispers in the wind, sings through loon calls, coyote howls, and bear growls ….
In the silence before dawn and in the mirror of still waters.
The Mirror of Nature Retreat is an invitation to explore your inner landscape through the landscape of the natural world. Using the Four Shields of Human Nature as the template for wholeness, we will spend solo time each day with a question that opens up communication with the natural world and reveals wisdom only nature can provide. Returning to the group, we will learn to mirror each other’s stories, reflecting the fullness that is seen in each story.
Mirroring is deep listening and reflecting that rises out of deep communion with the natural world. We see and are seen by Nature. We are given a story, both very old and sparkling new. Mirroring is a way of seeing the wholeness in a person and reflecting back the gift they have just been given by Nature. In this retreat, we will learn how to be our own mirror and be a mirror for others; and we will be mirrored by a person who serves as a clear mirror for others. Time will be given for creative expression of your story through nature craft, ceremony, writing, song, and movement.