Introduction


Part of my vision is for this website to be a gathering place for sharing stories about our unique encounters with Nature. Many people feel very shy about sharing their unusual and often numinous experiences in the natural world. Sometimes these occur when we are very young and we tend to dismiss them as childish imagination. I’d like to ‘normalize’ these experiences by actively encouraging us to reach out to Nature. Then, as we share our experiences, we may not be so timid about ‘talking with a tree’ or communing with a snail…

In many gatherings, I’ve witnessed how enlivening these soulful encounters with the natural world are, expanding our sense of self and well-being to include the whole of creation. Sharing our personal stories is important, particularly at a time when fear and impotence about the state of the earth mounts, crushing our sense of wonder and kinship with the Earth.