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Open Hearth

August 19 @ 4:00 pm - August 21 @ 3:00 pm

£95.00 – £149.00

There's an ancient longing in our Soul to Belong

~ A call to bring home our exiled parts & wrap them inside a blanket of our Love ~
~ 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~
~ A weekend to immerse yourself in nature with a circle of beating hearts ~

Come come whoever you are, in joy and in sorrow, you are welcome

Change-makers, space-holders, mothers, sisters and lovers and couples, fathers and brothers and 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. 

A weekend 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.

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 weekend will be a chance to explore how we can do this while keeping a fully regulated nervous system. 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.

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.

Please join us and take some time in a loving held circle to explore your inner world.

Living on the land

From early spring to Autumn we are living 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 some kind 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.

Making a new world

Our lives have been reduced to a series of basic survival protocols and a level of stress that is simply unsustainable. Deep deep change is needed. It’s not enough to get a reduction in the annual price of our gas or phone bill. It’s not enough to have one more day off if we are lucky. DEEP deep change is needed at a visioning and design level for humanity about how we live on the earth, in harmony with all life and what it really means to sustain life, ours and all of it.

Meeting in the heart
I’ve spent most of my life with the enquiry of what is it that really sustains us, gives our life meaning and the reason we are here. These enquiries come to me in the quiet still moment 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 to 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.

The weekend 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.

Logistics

Dates:
19 – 21 August 2022 

Timings:
Arrival –  Friday 4pm
Depart – Sunday 3pm

Staying with us 
We have a beautiful eco campsite, compost toilets with a view to die for, hot showers and beautiful facilities. All surrounded by wild and ancient forest with all that you need for easy outdoor living. You can either bring your own tent and camp or we have space for a few campervans.

Meals
We will be offering home made vegan soup and bread for your arrival on Friday evening as well as a hearty meal (which will be vegan and wheat free) for you on Saturday evening. Please bring breakfast and lunch with you. We have a fully fitted field kitchen with all you need to take care of yourself and or/ share, make and eat food.

Testimonials

“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

 

Investment

This event is a ‘NOT FOR PROFIT EVENT’ please pay what you can. All prices include camping in tents on the eco-campsite with hot showers and toilets and fully equipped field kitchen for communal use. Lower rate prices are limited and are on a first come basis.

£95 – low income / concession price
£149 – regular price

For disability and the vulnerable
If camping would prevent you from participating  (e.g. due to a health issue or physical disability) we offer a limited number of indoor spaces in the communal cabin which accommodates up to 4 people. Please contact us if this is something you may need support with. This is offered as part of our air B&B offering which can be booked through the air B&B website 

Booking policy

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 cancellation and booking policy before purchasing your ticket.

We ask this so you can be sure you’re making an informed choice about your ticket purchase as we do not make exceptions to the policy.
This is important to us and we thank you in advance for taking the time. 

 

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Details

Start:
August 19 @ 4:00 pm
End:
August 21 @ 3:00 pm
Cost:
£95.00 – £149.00

Venue

EarthHeart
Puzzle House
EarthHeart, Gloucestershire GL14 3JQ United Kingdom
Website:
https://jewelswingfield.com/earth-heart/getting-to-earthheart/

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