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The eye of metaphor in connection

The eye of metaphor in connection

Its amazing how powerful the learning can be when opening the eye of metaphor to the engagement experience. One of my connection activities is standing before a tree that draws me and viewing and touching it as if I were a wondrous child. I engage it with the eye of...

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Reflecting upon connectedness and our world

Reflecting upon connectedness and our world

When I reflect on my life and my world, as wonderful and troubled as it is, I wonder on what motivates people to act in a way that knowingly perpetuates our destructive systems. I look at behaviours that deliberately undermine the ecological and social fabric of our...

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Integrating meaning into our felt sense of psychic pain

Integrating meaning into our felt sense of psychic pain

I attended a meditation retreat on the weekend and experienced very deep altered states of consciousness. While most of the altered states were positive, loving experiences, a few were very dark and painful…..essentially about confronting my own inner traumas and...

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Letting go of our armour

Letting go of our armour

Walking along my favourite bushwalk the other day, I came across a tall pine tree growing between the track and the bubbling creek. I felt as if I were meeting an old friend such was my familiarity with its presence. I stopped to engage and feel its organic, towering...

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Stage 1: Recognise

Stage 1: Recognise

The first step in any journey for inner change is recognising the need to move beyond the suffering arising from disempowering situations and negative psychological states. You can’t commit to change unless you have the motivation to change (indeed, you need to...

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Stage 2: Re-awaken

Stage 2: Re-awaken

One of the key questions I think we all need to ask ourselves when committing to become more aware, to re-awaken to our inherent perspective is what do we have to relinquish or let die in order to experience this new perspective? To fully live, what needs to die...

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Stage 3: Re-engage

Stage 3: Re-engage

In the third stage of connecting, we look to re-engage nature in a way that can alter our perceptions of the surface worlds around us. Deepening our perception alters awareness in a way that creates a portal of experiential insight into our inner world. It is through...

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Stage 4: Restore

Stage 4: Restore

This final stage in the connecting experience - Re-store - is about the outcome or benefits of connecting with nature/Nature and deeper aspects of your being. There is a spectrum of experiences associated with connecting. Some experiences of connection will be...

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