My vision is to co-create a world where we remember that the evolution of our consciousness is reliant on the thriving of the natural world, and that the thriving of the natural world is reliant on the evolution of our consciousness.
We are a part of the web of life, a living breathing expression of it. Our journey is to re-member ourselves to this and come home to our soul’s knowing as to why we are here. To return to loving each other at the deepest level, to return to an experience of belonging, of community and of a life lived from our most joyful giving of our heart’s purpose. The work I offer opens pathways into this by working with our capacity to connect to our soul self, within the context of our respect and receptivity to our natural world and our own longing to belong.
I believe in humanity’s potential to live as fully interconnected embodiments of nature in sacred union with all life.
I see the root cause of the environmental, political and social crisis in which we find ourselves as a symptom of our deep disconnection from our natural selves and from nature itself. The work offers practical and powerful pathways for connecting us back both to our essential natural selves and to the nature within which we live. It teaches methods and understandings for optimum interpersonal relating between us, resulting in a heart-centred, nature-aligned and socially just world. It seeks to interconnect wild nature with human nature.
You are warmly invited to join this adventure of inner transformation to outer manifestation through love, awareness, nature and spirit.
“We think we are human beings trying to have a spiritual experience but in reality we are spiritual being trying to have a human experience” Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
What on Earth is going on ?
If we are at all open to life we might be noticing that the current situation on our planet is out of balance. Some go so far as to say that humans are on a one-way path to annihilation. Whatever the truth might be, there is an invitation being offered to us at this time, to enquire more deeply within ourselves as to what the change is and how might we be a part of it ?
We are the nature we live in and depend on.
Our human suffering arises from a belief we hold; that we are somehow separate from the source of life itself. The result is our unconscious, destructive action towards ourselves, each other and nature itself because we are disconnected from our own soul’s sacred nature. We experience feelings of emptiness/disconnection and we then spend our lives trying to avoid our pain by numbing ourselves, by accumulating material wealth, living mainly in the mind, developing addictions, inflicting violence on ourselves and others, raping and pillaging the planet and so on. We take and take and take and are giving very little back.
Nature is the body of God.
The natural world can awaken us to the remembering that we and all life is Sacred because every blade of grass embodies the Sacred, a living expression of Love. We need to marry our own inner wild nature with the wild nature outside. This requires us to reconnect with our soul’s knowing and to the sacredness of life.
“All things are connected like the blood that unites us.
We did not weave the web of life,
We are merely a strand in it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.” Chief Seattle
The body of love
For thousands of years humanity has primarily lived in a paradigm of power:
A distorted power being expressed as a dominant masculine and a repressed feminine.
This process of change can seem frightening to our disconnected self, especially if we try to navigate it alone. The transition we are in needs to be made collectively. This requires us to live more in our hearts and to listen to its guidance as we traverse this new unfamiliar experience together.
Love is what we are and awareness bring us to that state.
The journey home to soul
Love is not an external or limited resource that we must give or try to get. We are the love we are seeking.
This is the truth of every human being on the planet. Our purpose is to re-awaken and live as embodiments of Sacred Love. We are being invited to go on an inward journey to the very centre of our soul being. To do this we need to meet ourselves in the deepest, most honest, naked and uncompromising way. This journey home to love is not a fluffy, “everything is OK” love or just the romantic aspect of love. It’s a wild and fierce love that requires us to face our deepest wounds within us and bring love to these places.
This love embraces every aspect of our being, our darkness and our light, our power and our vulnerability, our spirit and our physicality, our fear and our freedom. When we come home to this, our lives become one continual expression of love and presence lived in limitless ways, interconnectedness and balanced with all life.
Our human pain and suffering stems from a belief we hold that we are separate from love and that it’s a limited external ‘something’ we need to get or give.
The journey back to wholeness is to realise that we ARE the love we are seeking outside of ourselves. This is the foundation stone of the work. It is fundamental if we want to be able to truly receive and give love from a place of connection to the source of life and limitless abundance in ourselves rather than coming to others as beggars with an empty bowl. It is through reconnecting to Love within us that we awaken to the larger field of Divine omnipresent Love, the very fabric of the universe. The work benefits from us participating with it on a collective level because all life is interconnected, in this way we need each other to remember ourselves to this. This is why working in a group context is such a powerful catalyst for accelerating the process of individual and collective transformation.
It begins with bringing awareness to ourselves, learning to love ourselves and from there expanding out to love others from this abundant connected place in us. We can also then align ourselves with our higher purpose, live from our centre and clarify our place in the web of life. This is a very down-to-earth embodied path. It is not one that requires us to transcend this world but to be very much in the world.
Divine Love is awareness and energy recognising each other.
“The love for my own self is inseparably connected with the love for any other human beings.” Erich Fromm
Relationship – the collective mirror
We need each other for our personal awakening and collective evolution.
From a place of absolutely living from our own centre and from there being relational, we can deepen relationship with other human beings based on the experience of Love manifest. We hold up a mirror to each other, just by being who we are, that shows us where we have lost our way, forgotten the love we are or where we have abandoned ourselves. In this way we can be a gift to each other.
The mirror might not always be a comfortable one but it is constant and always true if we can receive it, if we can go inside and truly look.
“. . . At this time on Earth we are being called to carve out new pathways of authentic empowered relating that goes beyond patriarchy and feminism . . .”
Wild nature, wild bodies
Our bodies are nature, made of the 4 elements, earth, air, fire, water, as is all nature , Working directly with the body is an immediate way to reconnect ourselves.
But in our culture we have been taught that the body is not a wild free beautiful expression of nature but a machine to be used and abused, hence this is how we treat nature. What is happening in the environment is simply an external expression of the relationship with our own bodies.
When we become deeply connected with our own bodies and feel the aliveness of these elements within us, and feel Love as an embodied experience – then we naturally connect to our physical beauty and sacredness from a deep inner experience.
We also awaken to the 5th element, that of spirit and so can allow fully the creative life force to move through it. When we do this we experience no separation of us and the one web of life. It’s then a natural outcome to want to protect and connect to all life, for to harm ourselves is to harm all life.
Sacred Ecology is a term used that describes a way of living life from the knowing that ALL life is sacred and intrinsically interconnected. That we as humans and all living things are a sacred expression of the divine.
It understands that all things need to live in harmony and connection with everything else for the balance of life to flow; that nature is not there as a commodity for us to use but that we ARE nature and so to hurt nature is to hurt ourselves. All of nature is an erotic flow of energy continually creating and expanding in Love, this is also true for us as humans.
Our sexual energy is a key fundamental aspect to living in our totality.
Our sexual energy in essence is our pure creative life force energy and a catalyst for life. When it is blocked, we feel disconnected and depleted. When it is fully alive in us we feel awake, creative and connected to Lover as a vibration of vitality.
Our life begins out of the act of sexual union which is deeply connected to the erotic nature of the earth (the great mother earth from where all life is manifest) and in this way sex is intrinsically connected with the cycle of birth and death. Therefore by working consciously with sexuality we can also work consciously with our relationship to nature, birth, sex and death, the deepest human experiences that are a gateway to our ecstatic awakening. Our relationship to our sexuality is fundamental to our journey to awakening. If we were a tree our sexuality would be our roots. For the tree to truly flourish into its full potential the roots need to be strong and healthy. They need to go deep into the earth to be able to receive all they need.
In this way it is important that our sexuality is naturally flowing at its optimum, that we welcome and embrace it and release it from energetic blocks such as shame and guilt that result in repression or destructive expression.
When energy and consciousness meet in sexual connection as creative polarised forces, a gateway opens.
This gateway we can step through, and experience sexual union as an experience of divine ‘awakening’. Sacred sexuality is a term that describes this experience. Sacred sexual union does not arise from the use of any particular technique, rather it is the ingredients that create it, that of energy and consciousness within the larger field of Divine Love.
It’s time we saw sex as the truly sacred art that it is. A deep meditation, a holy communion and a dance with the force of creation.