Waterfalls and Tree Spirits
Sept 29th – Oct 1st, 2017
Weekend retreat connecting with Nature and the spirits, also known as devas, of waterfalls and trees. Sites are in Aberfoyle and Callander area of The Trossachs, Scotland.
Sept 29th – Oct 1st join Lynn for a retreat weekend that honours the sacredness of Nature and the sacredness of Self. In communion with Nature we may remember our own true nature, our own unique role, and how that contributes to the whole. This is a journey with many dimensions, many destinations and many diversions! The elemental beings are inviting us to ‘weave a living myth with nature’ – a creative collaboration with them and Mother Earth in conscious evolution.
In coming together in Nature we will weave this living story and our own myth will emerge from the symbols of individual experiences. For each person they will be both the whole story and part of the group story at the same time – as above, so below. Each may know themselves as a unique and essential part of the collective. The Elementals will help us to find and honour our own role and presence whilst at the same time, not putting any pressure of performance on ourselves.
“We come here and be. We open to stillness and spaciousness in space, thought and time. Join us here where realities intersect.”
The theme for this retreat is Waterfalls and Tree Spirits, and that in knowing ‘samenesses’ and ‘differences’ we may know, grow and appreciate more of life. The essence is yin; water, wood, inner space, emptiness, silence, stillness, spaciousness, softness, sharing. The intention is simplicity and that less is more. The outcome may be a gift for self, and/or something to share; a symbol, an insight, an image, a word, a story, a tale, a joke, a song, a movement, a drawing, a sign or silence. It is part of the vision that our sharing will be put online in a simple presentation format.* In this way, it will stay alive, weaving a living myth of our time together, and being the foundation of many to come, more multi-sensual retreats/presentations will join it and as each new person interacts with it, it will become more, as they will too. This is how Weaving a Living Myth works.
*Nature changes and adapts all of the time. It is not a given that sharings are put online, though it is part of the overall vision for NatureMyTemple to publish online. It’s my intention that each feels free to contribute without judgment or the need to validate one’s sharings, and the vision to share online forms a testimony to this. I will always seek agreement prior to publishing online. This could be anonymously if desired. Anything shared remains the property of the experiencer. My intention is to eventually use the ‘Prezi’ application, and I’d love to hear from anyone who has experience, or feels they can assist in working with this. This is a work in progress and will continue to develop in creative collaboration.
On Saturday and Sunday, we will visit 3-4 (time permitting) sacred natural sites of waterfalls, woods, forests where we will take time to be in communion with the nature spirits. With group sharing.
£70 per person. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Equine Rescue and Rehoming (NFP Organisation) here in Aberfoyle. Cost is for guidance and facilitation of retreat.
Accommodation, food, transport is not included. Car sharing will be an option. There is plenty of accommodation locally – I’m happy to assist. Wild camping or camp/caravan sites nearby too. Reasonable level of fitness required – please ask if in doubt. Suitable clothing essential. Join retreat on Friday evening or on Saturday morning. The Trossachs are on the border of Stirlingshire and Perthshire in Central Scotland and easily accessible from Glasgow and Edinburgh airports and train stations. The nearest train station is Stirling.
Booking: NatureMyTemple@gmail.com or complete contact form:
©Lynn Paterson July 2017