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Open Hearth : Circle of Belonging Taster​ Day

August 12


There's an ancient longing in our Soul to Belong

~ An invitation to immerse yourself in nature with a circle of beating hearts
~ A need for kindred spirits who meet us in our longing for a better world and ally with us
~ A call to bring home our exiled parts & wrap them inside a blanket of our Love
~ If so, this day is designed especially for you!

Join us at EarthHeart for a taste of what it means to Belong

This is a day to explore what it means to Belong, to feel welcome, to explore what it might take for you to fully live your life, bring your gifts and live from the heart.

Change-makers, space-holders, parents, siblings, lovers and couples, dancers and grafters, wild ones and shy ones, queer folk and all folk, if this resonates, come gather round the fire, deep in the forest. 

I believe that at this time on Earth we need to return ourselves to being more embedded into the web of life. We need to be finding ways to lead from our hearts and not ur heads. We need to be exploring new systems of living and more than anything we need to be empowering each other to live our most true and authentic lives.

A large part of this is the mending of our wounds. Without this we continue as we do. This mending I believe can only be fully embraced when we are embraced by nature, by life itself. This one-day immersion will be a chance to explore my yearlong self-exploration course, Circle of Belonging. With simple but powerful practices that root us back into your body and heart and give us the inspiration to take the path of transformation. This taster day will provide a glimpse of that yearlong journey with some key tools we practice.

I have sat in circle for most of my adult life and I know the power of what can happen when we do this. I have done this within nature for a lot of it and I have seen directly the impact this bring to the inner work we humans need to do.

A taste of Living on the Land

From early spring to Autumn we live outdoors here on the land at EarthHeart, around the fire and in the company of nature and kindred spirits of the human kind. Come and join us deep in the wild forest with nature all around, a blanket of stars, a lake for swimming and a beautiful earth kitchen for making and sharing food.

In the evening the fire is our Beloved with its many tales to tell and in the day the view is an ever changing Kaleidoscope of nature exploding into unapologetic expression. So much life is happening and the bluebells invite us into a realm of liminal space. Laying in them at dusk seems to be their most potent time, somehow the veil between worlds becomes thin and they open realms that seem inaccessible in the bright midday sun.

There is an Ancient Longing in our Soul to Belong

A call to bring home our exiled parts, for ourselves and for the transformation of humanity

An invitation to reclaim native traditions & be guided by the wisdom of the natural world

A need for kindred spirits who meet us in our longing for a better world and ally with us

We are in a time of great collective transformation, we are between the old and the new.

Meeting in the heart
I’ve spent most of my life with the enquiry of what it is that really sustains us, gives our life meaning and is the reason we are here. These enquiries come to me in the quiet still moments by the fire under the stars of the morning, with the Robin as he goes about his daily tasks or before the busyness kicks in and the call to earn a crust pulls me out of my bed and into the day.
I’ve lived with fire as my hearth. The fire is my anchor, my home, my compass, the place I return to, company for my Soul. The stars remind me not to get to egotistical and too big for my boots. I believe the only way forwards is to return ourselves to living in an interdependent way embedded in community. And I don’t mean community of the old 1970’s model, I think we all know that does not work !!
We need to move beyond the old narrative that we must aspire to being self sufficient unto ourselves and that we must not have any needs or reliance on other people for our wellbeing. The truth is is deeply deeply need each other and we need this entire web of life to thrive if we are to thrive, so to cut ourselves off from this web is to sever our own arteries. We will kill ourselves slowly but surely.
I believe what we ache for is an experience of Belonging and our modern structures could not take us further away from that – it is a beautiful design to facilitate isolation, disempowerment and disconnection. I believe that we need to create community which in turn creates an experience of belonging.
If any of this speaks to you please join me around the hearth fire for the weekend to explore being deep hearted and wild together here on the land with the fire, with kindred souls searching also for a sense of meaning and belonging.
Come and gather with us round the fire

Come and experience the beauty of EarthHeart. Now is the time of mending and tending the broken threads of our world and creating the world we long for. We welcome you no matter who you are and where you come from. Couples, men, women and all human beings no matter how you identify: our hearth is open, the circle awaits, the fire is burning and the forest calls your Soul to rest.

This immersion will include experiential explorations of what is needed for each of us to return to ourselves and to find pathways into the experience of Belonging.


Saturday 12 August 2023

Begins – 10am
Ends – 5pm

If you are travelling from further away and would struggle to arrive by 10am you are very welcome to arrive on Friday evening from 6pm and pitch your tent or park your campervan on our beautiful eco campsite as our guest at no extra cost – You will need to be self sufficient for this as you would be on a public campsite. There is a water tap on the field, a shower block and compost toilets. If you want to take this option please let us know in the notes section at checkout.

Lunch and Drinks
We will be providing hot drinks through the day and we invite you to either bring a packed lunch for yourself or bring food you can share for a pot luck lunch buffet.


“Thank you for holding such a beautiful space to let me break open. I actually do not know what would have become of me if I hadn’t been given the space to be. So much gratitude from the bottom of my heart for your love” Leah, Open Hearth 2021

“Amazing space, amazing food, amazing work, extremely powerful working in mixed groups and profoundly moving in many ways” Earthheart workshop participant, 2018

“If you want to feel some healing and grow your confidence, this is the best gift you can give yourself. I love Jewels’ work so much, it’s emotional healing at its best. We are not alone” Jenny L

“It’s a place where I can be vulnerable, open and real. With no judgement, I’m accepted as I am – in my entirety. It’s a place to expand, to share, to nurture, to learn and to grow. A place nature holds you. A place to find yourself. A place to be inspired. A place to find peace. A place to breathe. A place to feel alive. A place to rest.” Gaye Williams, Initiation 2018 participant


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August 12


Puzzle House
EarthHeart, Gloucestershire GL14 3JQ United Kingdom


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