Our Role and Relationship With Nature

I.  Introduction Earth as we know it is an incredibly complex and fragile network of interconnected systems that have developed slowly over the last 4.5 billion years or so.  From the ashes of the Big Bang this planet emerged as a mass of energy and elements.  From that newly born mass of energy and elements…

Deep Nature Connection: Why is it important to connect with nature?

Ecopsychologists are beginning to catch up with what indigenous rites of passage specialists have known for thousands of years: 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. The external awareness that builds from nature…

In what ways are we connected to nature?

Everything in existence is a frequency of energy. This energy is a form of expansive consciousness out of which all that exist is manifest, including nature. Nature works, expresses, and functions using creative principles. Those principles are frequencies of knowledge we must all implement in our lives. These principles make up our lives and we…

Why We Must Reconnect With Nature

“I like to play indoors better, ‘cause that’s where all the electrical outlets are,” said a young boy in Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. But since Richard Louv’s book came out in 2005, examining how disconnected children are from nature, both children and adults have only gotten more hooked…

HUMANS & NATURE: THE RIGHT RELATIONSHIP

“Bearing witness” is the Quaker term for living life in a way that reflects fundamental truths. Bearing witness is about getting relationships right. The group of Quakers in the eighteenth century who built a movement to end slavery were bearing witness to the truth that slavery was wrong. Yet bearing witness to right relationships is…