The Embrace of Nature  

 

 Fall 2020

October 24 and 31

10 AM to 12 Noon Eastern US Time

By Zoom 

 

 

In these unprecedented times of “social distancing,” we have become acutely, even painfully aware, of our physical need to hold and be held. The everyday hug. The compassionate touch. The comforting embrace. The playful cuddle. The gentle squeeze of hands. The intimate caress. We are alone and lonely, longing for a closeness that we are denied by circumstances beyond our control. Even if we share our homes with others, the need for connection seems much larger than what any of us can hold.

 

One constant is the Natural world. Birds return and build nests, flowers bloom, tree buds begin to leaf out. The sun rises and sets. The weather, like always, is fickle. If anything, the natural order is finding new spaciousness as the din of our busy world is muffled. The constancy of nature offers comfort and solace, a place to bring our fears, grief and concerns.  A place to be held. 

 

The Embrace of Nature is an invitation to develop a reciprocal relationship with the natural world in which we can learn through the mirror of nature how to be held and how to hold in nurturing, comforting, and generative ways. 

 

The Program

 

We will gather by ZOOM for two sessions to explore The Embrace of Nature through brief presentations, discussion, and personal sharing. Between sessions, participants will be invited take walks to explore their relationship with the natural world as a source of comfort, inspiration, and renewal. Individual follow up conversations will be available to each participant with individual guides within one month of the program.

 

Program Facilitor:  Fran Weinbaum

                                        

Fee:  Sliding Fee Scale $60 - $115

 

To Register, contact Fran at vermontwildernessrites@yahoo.com