“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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Across culture, water is seen as a driving element in creativity, desire, and renewal. The archetype of water explored metaphorically helps us see the areas in which we have dam/ned their flow or become stagnant. In
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This writing retreat offers a creative approach to the turbulent times in which we currently live. If you are a change-maker, seeker or simply a creative person looking for new ways to reflect on and respond to what life throws at us, this approach will provide ample material and techniques to find a language that supports your path.
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.
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.
Is it really irrational to imagine that a young doe on losing his or her mother will feel afraid and lost? Haven't we seen mother bears distraught at the loss of a cub? And haven't we all read stories of inter-species friendships that seem to clearly point toward the fact that animals––just like us humans––will go to great lengths to experience play, affection, companionship?
Some will say that the stories we bring home from the wild defy logic and reason. They will tell us that trees have no feelings, do not scream with thirst, or suffer when felled. They will tell us that we are too emotional in our recounting. They will tell us that the loss of a few old trees can’t possibly affect a meadow.