Many cultures recognize the heart as an important receiver and processor of information - calling it the "heart mind". The heart has an electromagnetic field that is actually 5,000 times greater than that of the brain.
Eric and I realized that cultivating the heart's innate ability to communicate is key to understanding how we can live in harmony with nature. People are a part of the ecosystem, not separate from it. The separation is what creates the discord as humankind more easily objectifies plants, animals, insects, soil, water, and so on. When we objectify things, we more easily exploit or destroy them and justify our actions for control, for whatever reason. Our goal is to learn how to be better co-creators by listening to all the creatures and plants with whom we share the land. Every thing is sacred.
To that end, we will be holding a variety of classes with different teachers to promote a closer, deeper relationship with the Earth. We believe people will be empowered to heal themselves - body, mind and soul, through an enhanced connection to nature. We are very excited to launch our first set of classes this summer which include two by Julie McIntyre, our teacher extraordinaire for the Earth Medicine Apprenticeship. Not only is Julie extremely knowledgable and very experienced, she has more integrity than anyone I have ever known. She walks her talk. Check out the course description on our website - hopefully you can fit it into your busy schedule.
- Ellen Kwiatkowski