Friday, August 28, 2015

Big Sur Wilderness Experience: Esalen, August 2015

 BSWE: In the wilds of the Sur

I would say we had near perfect hiking weather and some great opportunities for nourishing ourselves with food for radical aliveness... or whatever else we would like to call it. Thanks to each of you for doing the hokey pokey, putting your whole self in, and shaking it all about. After all... "That's what it's all about."

Remember Noël will be coming around to check in on all of you to make sure your integration into your other world is being tended... ;-)

Links of Interest:
Photos by Gordon
Gerardo's Sketches: many good reminders!
Poem to Live By

Gerardo's website
Eric's website
Scarlit's website
Forest's website 
Leslie's website
Did I miss any?

Heartfelt regards from the Big Sur,


Sunday, August 02, 2015

Nature of Movement: Esalen, July 2015

Moving in Nature

The wilderness of Big Sur allowed us to imprint the collective wisdom of this alive and wild coast in our bodies. The ancient redwood-forested canyons, dramatic meeting of earth and sea, and soft grassy hills reminded us of the presence, wisdom, and deep sense of belonging that live in each of us.

I feel deep gratitude for the leap of trust each of us made into the inner and outer wilds — with our personal and collective relationship with ourselves, community, and the terrain beyond words.

May the experiences of the wilds walk with us. May we weave threads from this wild world into the fabric of our 'other' world. May we plant seeds that grow to fruition. May we share all that we were touched by as ripples that grow out into the ocean of all our relations.

Here are some links of interest:
Poems to Live By (you will find most of the poems I read, plus more)
Sarah & Chris' Photos
Angela's website
Monika's website
Mal's website
Daniel Bianchetta's photo site (the man that took our group photo on the oval
Words (by request, published stories & articles)
Tribal Ground Circle
Please send your photo sites and I will add links here.

Love from the Sur,


P.S. Once again, special thanks to Angela and Kai for holding space and ground for all of us!