We gather the first Sunday of each month to share in a gentle, peaceful walk to connect with the natural world, of which we are a part. We gather outside in parks and forests to re-connect with one another and our nature kin.
Our guides are the flora and fauna of South Holland, the lindens and pines, the wild geese and the sweet songbirds, the green mosses and the grey stones, and of course, each other.
Wildwood Wisdom honors all sacred traditions – everyone, everyone, everyone is welcome. We recognize sacredness in all of creation – human and the more than human world. These Sundays offer a step out of ordinary time for connection, mindfulness, lament and joy, saunters and sit-spots, wandering and wondering, shared readings and opportunities for engagement.
Please bring a light chair, ground-friendly cushion or a blanket to sit on. During our cold months, also bring yourself a warm beverage and whatever else you may need to be comfortable in the outdoors. You can also grab a coffee or tea at the teahouse. Hats and mittens are encouraged 🙂
Light nibbles will be provided.
We will meet in front of the teahouse so you can grab a coffee or tea before we begin.
Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean—
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down—
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?