Connecting with nature and nature beings to help heal us and the Earth
• Provides experiential practices to communicate with nature and access the creative power of the Earth
• Shares transformative wisdom teachings from conversations with nature beings, such as Snowy Owl, Snake, Blackberry, Mushroom, and Glacial Silt, exploring the role of each in bringing balance to the planet
Nature and the Earth are conscious. They speak to us through our dreams, intuition, and deep longings. By opening our minds, hearts, and senses we can consciously awaken to the magic of the wild, the rhythms of nature, and the profound feminine wisdom of the Earth. We can connect with nature spirits who have deep compassion and love for us, offering their guidance and support as we each make our journey through life.
Renowned shamanic teachers Sandra Ingerman and Llyn Roberts explain how anyone can access the spirit of nature whether through animals, plants, trees, or insects, or through other nature beings such as Mist or Sand. They share transformative wisdom teachings from their own conversations with nature spirits, such as Snowy Owl, Snake, Blackberry, Mushroom, and Glacial Silt, revealing powerful lessons about the feminine qualities of nature and about the reader’s role in the healing of the Earth. They provide a wealth of experiential practices that allow each of us to connect with the creative power of nature. Full of rich imagery, these approaches can be used in a backyard, in the wilderness, in a city park, or even purely through imagination, allowing anyone to communicate with and seek guidance from nature beings no matter where you live.
By communing and musing with nature, we learn how to speak to the spirit that lives in all things, bringing balance to us and the planet. By tapping into the feminine wisdom of the Earth, we evoke a deep sense of belonging with the natural world and cultivate our inner landscape, planting the seeds for harmony and a natural state of joy.
These essays originate in very different ecosystems Ingerman's insights hail from the New Mexico deserts, while Roberts' experiences come from her time in Washington State's Hoh Rainforest but the earthy, spiritual, and feminine language they speak is the same. In a series of personal, intuitive writings on different animals, from snowy owls to banana slugs, the authors bring decades of immersion in nature traditions to bear on challenges stemming from of our changing climate. They do this by looking deeply inward and also far afield, alternating between quiet meditations on specific elements in their immediate environments and cultural forays ranging from the Amazon to Siberia. Hyperlocal observations of something as seemingly simple as a blackberry plant give way to considerations of cultures all over the globe. Even when the topics turn quite esoteric (Star Beings and the Hidden Folk, for instance), the writers' experiences give these passages added weight. When they use energy work to change the acidity of a body of water, and document the changes, even the most skeptical reader will have to look twice at their message.