Category Archives: Indigenous Science/Wisdom

Discovering a Literacy of Meaning & Wholeness Through Nature

“God! Why am I here? Please! Just tell me. Show me! God! H-e-l-p m-e! Please! Why am I here?” The pleading scream erupted out of the deep high mountain stillness from about 20′ above us. It pierced the silence. Dotty … Continue reading

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New Mexico Soul Renewal Wilderness Retreat — Oct. 3-6, 2013

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” — John Muir How’s your soul doing these days? Finding the joy in life you crave? Living true to the truth of your inner knowing? Is it perhaps time … Continue reading

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Re-Storying Our Future Through Water

It’s all a question of story. We are in trouble just now because we do not have a good story. We are in between stories. The old story, the account of how the world came to be and how we … Continue reading

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Wild Mind Book Review, Part 2 — Exploring the Map of the Human Psyche

Who are you? And what is it to be a human being anyway? What would it be like to actually have a map to “optimal human development” that you could use to help track your own journey into wholeness? Author … Continue reading

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Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche – Review Part 1

What if the map to the human psyche that we each have inherited from culture, the map to what it is to be a human being, is fundamentally flawed? Might not such a fundamental error in the cartography of being … Continue reading

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When Neurobiology and Culture Conflict: Finding Our Way From Here

This is a story of identity that can be rewritten in each of our spirits, minds and bodies as we come to experience and know and identify our self—with Life itself, with nature. Inherent within this new-yet-ancient story is a biognosis, the moist intimate wisdom-knowledge of Life, of our place within it. It is a story that each of us must claim for ourselves if we are to know and embody the birthright of our own belonging and the resiliency of nature as our own. Continue reading

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The Great Forgetting — Who Are We Anyway?

…in meditative brevity he provocatively invites us to consider and witness what it is to be human, fully and wholly human, absent the wall of separation from Life. He is playing with our identity, with our awareness of what it means to be human. He would have us remember our wholeness, to live into its unanswerable mystery. Continue reading

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Enhancing Resiliency Through Nature: Part 1

Spending time in natural settings is clearly a life-affirming path to strengthening our resilience. Research confirms that as little as 15 or 20 minutes a day can make a significant difference in your life, not only in your sense of vitality but also in your social intelligence. Consider what two, three or more days in a wild setting might do! Continue reading

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One Coffee Shop Lady Told Another…

Your deep true Self
Arises out of, and is itself
Nothing less than wonder
mystery and awe, the stillness
and the silence
From which you run Continue reading

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Saying “Yes!” to Life — ReWilding the Self #8

In this terrible crisis of the Deepwater oil gusher is the telling of a story of war against our very selves that is collapsing in upon itself. This story mirrors to us the many ways our lives, life styles and very identities are currently configured for self-destruction.

Mirrored to us as well is yet an older story: Life’s invitation to itself once again to experience a transformation of identity. This is the path of the upward spiral of resilience. And it is ours personally to claim as birthright—as we each hear the awakening within.

So say, “Yes!” to Life. Within this affirmation is the awakening power of our transformation. Continue reading

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