Rewilding Heart: Communing with a Living World

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“If we approached rivers, mountains, dragonflies, redwoods and reptiles
as if all are alive, intelligent and suffused
with soul, imagination and purpose,
what might the world become?

Who would WE become
if we participated intentionally
with such an animate earth?”

~Geneen Marie Haugen

 

Authentic and intimate communion with an animate, living world is possible — indeed, our species has been doing it for thousands of years, and it is an essential part of being fully human! And as we engage in such radical, participatory conversation with natural wildness, our lives are enriched by a profound sense of depth, meaning, mystery and reciprocity.

But how can we truly enter into “conversation” with wildness? Is it possible to really hear, much less understand, the voice of the Earth? How can we make ourselves more sensitive and attuned to the subtle communications of the other-than-human beings? And why does it matter?

“What you encounter, recognize, or discover
depends to a large degree on
the quality of your approach…

When we approach with reverence,
great things decide to approach us.”
~John O’Donohue

Join us for this day of deep encounter at the intersection of wild nature and the wild within. Our day will include solo wanders on the land, specific practices to enhance and deepen our connection with wild nature, and time to share and explore with others in a small, intimate group. We’ll practice cultivating a deep attentiveness to the natural world that simultaneously engages:

  • our sensuous, living body
  • our open, feeling heart
  • our creative, deep imagination; and
  • the simple yet profound presence that arises in the space between two beings, when we offer the sacred gift of our attention.

 

Rewilding Heart: Communing with a Living World

Saturday, February 17, 2024
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
near Lyons, CO

Group size is limited to 10,
so sign up soon to hold your spot!

Sliding scale fee:  $140 – $95 

We invite those of you who have the financial means to pay at the upper end of the scale.
This helps make it possible for us to make our programs available and affordable to all who would like to participate.
Thank you!

REGISTRATION

To register, please send a brief email expressing your interest to lagolten@gmail.com,
and use one of the payment methods below.

Venmo to @Gene-Dilworth (preferred)
PayPal to genedilworth @ gmail.com
Check (contact us for mailing address)

If you have any questions or need more info, please contact Lauren at lagolten@gmail.com.

And please feel free to invite friends and let others know you’ll be there!

 

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“We experience the sensuous world
only by rendering ourselves vulnerable to that world.

Sensory perception is this ongoing interweavement:
the terrain enters into us
only to the extent
that we allow ourselves to be taken up
within that terrain.”
~David Abram