February 1 marks the beginning of spring in the Celtic calendar.
If you are in the northern hemisphere, this season is a time of renewal, of expanding light, and of feeling the seeds of new life stirring deeply within the earth and within ourselves.
For decades now, I’ve been incorporating nature-based/earth-centered practices into my daily spiritual life.
Nature centered practices can be woven into almost any spiritual path. For me, an awareness of where I am on the earth and how the changing seasons speak to my body and soul gives me an anchor that my often frenetic mind needs in the most desperate way.
Recently I began a series of conversations about nature centered spirituality with my friend Jen Lemen of HopefulWorld.org.
We recorded our first conversation, in case you’re interested in getting a glimpse of what that means for each of us.
We tell stories and share laughs and moments of wonder.
We talk about geese and light and fire and getting into our bodies and out of our heads.
At the very end of the conversation, Jen talks about how she supports people who want to do a seasonal or year-long process of deepening into a nature-centered path. If you want to find out more about that, you can email Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I also talk about the retreat I’ll be facilitating in Ireland in September, with a small group of spiritual adventurers who want to explore the big questions of our lives in the context of ancient sacred sites, the waves of the Atlantic, the ever-changing sky of Ireland’s west. To find out more about that go to: KimberlySchneider.com/Ireland
You can listen to my conversation with Jen from here:
May the Peace of the Growing Light stir the seeds of new life in your soul!