God on a Wing: Winter Rewilding Nature Altar

God on a Wing: Winter Rewilding Nature Altar

Setting up a seasonal nature altar within your home is a meaningful way of attuning to the sacred rhythms of the natural world. This post will inspire a craft that will have you engaging with key elements within the Rewilding Wheel.

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My Rewilding Year

My Rewilding Year

My personal practice of the Rewilding Wheel invited me into a soul-journey of reconnection to the sacred that is deeply rooted in my bioregion. This practice recovered these roots within the forests, fields, watersheds and mountains of my Pacific Northwest home. Discover what I learned from the spirit of my place!

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Spring Rewilding Retreat: Rising Up Rooted Like Trees

Spring Rewilding Retreat: Rising Up Rooted Like Trees

I am engaging in a Rewilding Year, a year of prayers and practices to reconnect myself to the natural wisdom cycles of the natural world. With ancient nature symbology as my guide, I locate these associations within a particular bioregion, a landscape that both holds these sacred correspondences and invites one into a deep soul exploration within them. Read on to discover with me what the forest revealed in this Spring time location!

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Winter Rewilding Retreat-The Enchantments

Winter Rewilding Retreat-The Enchantments

In February I went away for my personal Winter Rewilding Retreat up in the North Cascades. Here, in a cave-turned-cabin, I engaged prayers and practices that reconnected me to the deep and sacred symbolisms associated with Winter, North and Air, locating them in the bioregion of mountains and high places. From this place I sought the mythopoetic wisdom of the sage, the elder, the crone. Temperatures dipped into single digits so I kept the cave’s wood burning stove burning, not so unlike the fires around which wise ones gathered to tell their stories of what the wild had taught them. 

Read on about my Rewilding Year and how you too might be inspired by the sacred wild world that surrounds you!

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Rewilding as an Act of Remembering

Rewilding as an Act of Remembering

While I have loved well my garden and all the growth that has occurred through the process of cultivation and design, I have found in recent years a deep and demanding need to leave the order of the garden, to see it as a threshold inviting me beyond to the forested fringes or the wisdom found within wild waters. I have desired prayers and practices, rites and rituals that would remind my bones that I am related and dependent upon beaver, bluff, and bird, and how they fare becomes a litmus for my own wholeness and wellness. This kind of wholeness which balances on an ecosystem approach, can only be gained by a journey that takes one deep into the woods, through fields, tracing watersheds to the sea, and climbing up to the high climes of the mountains.

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Home: How The Return Brings Gifts

Home: How The Return Brings Gifts

The pilgrimage journey is a sacred circuit: a round that calls us to leave home, to confront fears, to face Source, to forge identity, and return back to our home transformed, offering the gifts of our found insight to our community. Wisdom is found in the wild wheel of the pilgrimage journey. Will you go? 

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