Embodied Spirituality: The Sit Spot

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A really great way of experiencing yourself as part of nature is to incorporate the sit spot into your practice. The sit spot is a place in nature where you can sit comfortably for around fifteen minutes. While there, you slow your breathing, quiet your mind, and listen to the sounds around you: the rustling of the wind in the leaves, water flowing or falling, bird song. You return to the same spot on a regular basis, so as to become attuned to that particular place and its sounds, energies, spirits, seasons, and moods. [Read more...]

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Embodied Spirituality: Gardening

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Gardening is well known to be therapeutic, but it is also deeply spiritual. It is a process of fostering life, of working with the land and Nature to create beauty – what could be more spiritual than that? [Read more...]

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Paganism for Beginners: Things we care about

Earthday Embrace by Steve Jurvetson

Some issues are associated in people’s minds with being Pagan, most obviously environmentalism and feminism. Since Paganism and Nature-worship are synonymous in many people’s minds, caring for the Earth seems like an obvious thing for Pagans to want to do. And since the Earth is often viewed as a goddess, or as the Goddess, Paganism is an obvious choice for anyone who wonders why so many monotheists view their deity as exclusively male. [Read more...]

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Eco-spirituality in practice

Sacred Landscape 4 by Sue Wookey

Eco-spirituality involves relating to your environment. It is a non-violent spirituality and spiritual activism. One form of it is known as deep ecology. It also involves being sustainable, and working with Nature, not against it. [Read more...]

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Eco-spirituality and theology

Eco-spirituality involves relating to your environment. It is a non-violent spirituality and spiritual activism. One form of it is known as deep ecology. It also involves being sustainable, and working with Nature, not against it. [Read more...]

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