If we want to attain a living understanding of nature, we must become as flexible and mobile as nature herself. - Goethe
Many people nowadays believe that the disconnection from nature and the alienation of human consciousness from the rest of the biosphere is at the root of our present global challenges. Nature Connection is a powerful tool to move from a realationship of detachment,control and domination towards one of respect,appreciation and participation.
Immersion in the natural world brings life enhancing peace, joy, zest, the ability to meet life’s challenges with a positive attitude, and to see the interconnectedness of all things. Quote from ''The Art of Mentoring''
One of the main aims is to become whole again,healing splits between mind & body , reason & intuition, human & nature. To move from a Life-destryoing to a Life-enhancing interaction with our environment and resource base. Gaining a resilient sense of our true ecological self seems to be an important step on this journey....
We can observe 3 major devides/splits or disconnections happening on this planet at the moment and for all 3 Nature Connection can be one tool to help to adress the root causes and solve the challenges at the core level:
more about this model here: https://www.presencing.com/ego-to-eco/3-divides Nature Connection plays a crucial role in EARTH & CULTURE REPAIR through helping us to re-connect to the earth , wilderness, others and ourselves. This re-connection helps us th create mutually enhancing human-earth relationships & explore the creative harmonious interaction with the natural processes.
Unlimited Growth & Development, Technology or centralized Governments are not going to save us and there is a need for a shift in worldviews, mindset and habits towards EARTH STEWARDSHIP. Nature Connection , Deep Ecology and Ecological Design Processes can help us to transform and lead the way towards a new biocentric paradigm which embraces the inherent value of all living things. It is evident that the well-being of the earth itself is a primary consideration if there is to be a well-being of the various components of the earth.
Ultimatly we will find out that : At the most basic level, we ARE nature. There is no separation. We have to recognize that humans are part of the tapestry of life on this planet. Realizing our interdependence with the web of life and the role each one of us plays in this networks of collaboration and the incredible collaborative creative process that unfolds around us each and every day. This opens us up to shifting our awarness or the inner place from which we operate towards: OPEN HEART , OPEN MIND , OPEN WILL
We feel that we are in the process of shifting our attidutes towards seeing our true ecological self as being part of Nature. From working in harmony with nature towards one of: We are nature.Working.
The major problems of the world are the result of the difference between the way nature works and the way people think. -- Gregory Bateson
.... FROM EGO-SYSTEM AWARNESS TO ECO-SYSTEMS AWARNESS..... for the well being of all
Man did not weave the web of life he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself … – Chief Seattle
ETERNAL ONE Help me to awaken,to liberate and be comprehensivley realized as i journey through earthly planes,amid mountains and unfamiliar waters; as i walk in the universes of creation.
Deliver me through my experience to the truth that lies beyond seperation and limitation as i reciprocate with unconditional courage , integrity, forgiveness and trust. Open the Sacred Way for all to walk in the Light, and live a life of impeccable beauty and Love,