Monday, August 30, 2010

Belonging to Earth: Esalen 2010

Belonging to Earth: Finding Our Place in Nature

Here are links:
Belonging to Earth Photo Set
Belonging to Earth Slideshow
Poem I read by David Whyte 
One of Grazia's sites
The Pygmy Redwood Forest: just for fun... when I was learning how to use iMovie

"Our work is to make ourselves visible in the world. This is the soul's individual journey, and the soul would much rather fail at its own life than succeed at someone else's."
~ David Whyte

It was an honor to share the path with each of you. I appreciate the diversity of background and collective wisdom that we shared during our time together. Even more impressive to me was the fresh mindful courage I witnessed as we each discovered the "edges" of our individual and collective learning.

Love to y'all,

P.S. Maybe I should have titled the workshop: Belonging to Water?

Sunday, August 08, 2010

The Art of Pilgrimage: Vallecitos 2010

On Discovery Point above Vallecitos

This last week has made me more aware of how deeply grateful I am for the still wild areas of our earth. I so fully enjoyed exploring pilgrimage, the wild inner terrain, and the wild outer terrain (especially that territory of the Usner Triangle). We stepped into and let ourselves be touched by each other and the place. Deep gratitude to each of you for choosing to "show up."

Here are some links:
Art of Pilgrimage photo set
Art of Pilgrimage slideshow
Bear Video 
Don's Art of Pilgrimage photos
Don's Video of Vallecitos
Don Usner & Ventana De Luz Photography 
Vallecitos Mountain Ranch
Bill's Photo Set 

Special thanks to Don for conceiving of the idea that this retreat would work at Vallecitos and the many efforts he put into making it happen.