“The Earth and your own soul require you to live magnificently and fiercely; it is time for a new story.”
Live Your Wild Soul Story
Welcome Creatives, Change-Makers and Spiritual Seekers
If you yearn for a deeper, more connected and creative life then your Wild Soul Story provides a map unlike any other. Rooted in the wild language of nature, metaphor and poetry, it is set to guide you to the heart of your aliveness.
No one Wild Soul Story is like any other. To all of us, however, it bridges the false divide between outer and inner nature, Earth and Soul.
Living this story, you come fully alive. You embrace a sense of self that is connected to the Earth and to your own true nature.
Your Wild Soul Story isn’t the story of your job title or credentials. It cares less for facts and more for feelings; it prefers instinct to reason. It is a story that requires you to leave the well-worn path and enter the dark and leafy terrain of your imagination It finds its voice in the the great wildness that sings from mountaintops and calls to you in the river’s flow.
It is both a new and also ancient story, rooted deep within your wild soul. Once revealed, it will forever change the way you live, act, and dream.
Wild Soul News
The shallow, soulless stories that hold sway in our materialist culture de-wild our souls and separate us from the natural world. My passion has always been to re-root our stories in the land and in our own wild psyches.
In his early teens, his parents move the family to Cincinnati, Ohio, where, outside their apartment is a large woods. There, Bill makes friends with a sprawling Osage Orange Tree, does his first landscaping, and falls in love with a black-throated green warbler. You can listen to Bill story, by clicking here. Let it inspire you to reflect on your own life-changing adventures with nature.
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The 1st Annual International Forest Therapy Conference and Gathering of Guides will be held on the beautiful grounds of Sonoma State University, just north of San Francisco. Sonoma State is arguably the birthplace of ecopsychology. Its expansive grounds include redwood forests, a stream, wonderful outdoor trails and indoor meeting spaces, and private en-suite rooms with shared kitchen and living facilities. I will be teaching Awakening to Earth’s Archetypes.
On this course you will explore creative writing, poetry, and journal techniques that advance your understanding of the relationship between inner and outer nature. When you engage nature's metaphors, you unearth wild and uncharted aspects of your own psyche, from which to explore greater authenticity and depth in your writing.
I am honored to be the main speaker at the Green Spirit Conference in Pershore, England. If we could truly experience our dreams, inner lives and our physical beings as integral expressions of the planet — how then might we treat ourselves and the Earth? During this talk, we will celebrate our humanity as Earth-born and Earth-directed. Recognizing that we share our 4.5 billion history with rivers, rocks, and ravens, understanding that the oceans course through our veins and the winds flow through our lungs, we awaken to the dormant power of our wild souls. We come to see that because we are connected to the All, every action we take impacts the whole.
I read things every day about how we're supposed to behave in the face of overwhelming social and environmental injustice.
But what is the appropriate response to a melting Arctic, all-consuming wildfires, unprecedented floods and mass extinctions?
How do we react to immigrant children being caged and women denied basic rights?
It’s really hard to know what to do and how to go about doing it. But the mountains have much to teach us. Here are five invaluable mountain lessons for our times.
I am struck this Earth Day by so many feelings: of love, fear, loss, hope.
There are many ways to look at what is happening right now.
I feel the loss of Eco-warrior and earth-lawyer, Polly Higgins, and the loss of so many life forms on this planet.
And yet, I am also infused with hope.
Tell a story about why the sun comes back.
Sit still until the itches give up, lizards ignore you,
a mule deer holds you in her eyes.
Explain yourself over and over. Forget it all
when a scrub jay shrieks.