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Find a field of long grass that you can return to over a period of days. Crawl through it on your front.
What do you see when you are moving? When you stop? What associations come up? How does your body feel as it moves across the ground? What stops you in your tracks?
Stand up and look at the trail of your journey. What is the impression you have left on this place and it on you?
Come back again over the next few days and see whether and how the track that you left has changed.
A compact handbook of nature practices for personal development and coaches, therapists and outdoor educators.
From the Introduction:
“...we are a part of nature and our relationship with the Earth is reciprocal. We cannot exist separately, and what we do as humans has powerful consequences for the ecosystems we are part of.
Experiencing ourselves as part of nature tends to an underlying wound we all carry - a subtle, ever-present feeling of disconnectedness that is clearly visible in our current lives and culture. Experiencing ourselves as part of nature opens up a larger community of life, unconditional acceptance and a deep feeling of belonging. The consequence of this journey is that it can motivate us to start tending the Earth’s ecological wounds and rebalancing our part in the web of life.”
The book's exercises fall into five categories:
Ecological Self, Embodiment, Personal Journey, Mindfulness and Inviting Mystery.