A Forest Walk is more than a walk in nature; it's a sacred activism to rebuild a regenerative culture; the kind of culture Indigenous people knew; the kind of culture that perhaps our own ancestors knew. When nature becomes personal again, we will begin to heal ourselves and our relationship with nature. Then, our real work can begin. ~Linda Lombardo
This Dialogue with ecologist and artist, Dr. Rene Henery will explore pathways toward the simultaneous healing of systems in nature and of our own internal systems, hearts, minds, and spirits. In the process, Rene will share some of his experiences, as a scientist pivoting from an emphasis on the application of science and mind to “fix” the world to an emphasis on relationship and heart, to heal, to catalyze greater connection with others and alignment with nature, and to be guided by what emerges from that connected place.
Join Dr. Ablard on a journey to the heartwood of growing, preserving,and healing as she shares about the aromatic rosewood tree, it’s possible extinction and its cultural importance. Kelly Ablard holds a Doctorate in Biology, an MSc in Conservation, and is a certified aromatherapist. As Director of the Airmid Institute, she is dedicated to the global education, research, and conservation and sustainable management of aromatic medicinal plants.
Join O.N.E. and Marnie Sinclair as she shares about the magic of adaptation, interspecies communication and the environmental art she has recently been doing with children.
Join O.N.E. and Earth Activist, Ardelle Ferrer as she shares about the regeneration of the Ceiba Tree on Vieques, Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. She will also speak about the creation of a park around the ancient Ceiba Tree and the meaning it holds for the community and the land.
Join O.N.E. with Emma and Davyd Farrell as they speak about the power of plant dreaming and sacred earth activism. They will share with you how dreaming can inform your daily life and help you break through illusions to come to a better understanding of reality and therefore become a more whole person.
Join O.N.E. and Karyn Sanders as we focus on healing our relationship with nature and our vital need for connection to all beings.
During this Teleseminar, we will look at the trauma caused by living in a way that separates us from our power and the resulting loss of connection with all our relations. Karyn will also speak about how to overcome this separation and heal the wounds we have been carrying in our own lives.
An essential evolution of Sacred Earth Activism is taking the step from healing our own trauma to then serving all our communities. Karyn will speak to this as she talks about her “sacred site” and “water” work and their meaning in the world.
Karyn Sanders has been working with plants for most of her life. She was first trained in Native American traditional plant medicine. In her mid-teens she apprenticed with a Mexican curandera and has subsequently studied with various traditional teachers as well as Western herbalists. Karyn has been teaching and practicing herbal medicine from an energetic perspective for over 42 years.
Karyn has a live radio show, The Herbal Highway, that has aired weekly since 1996 on KPFA, 94.1FM out of Berkeley, California. She co-hosts this program with Sarah Holmes. You can listen to her show live through the internet at http://kpfa.org/herbal-highway, Thursdays from 1 to 2pm PST. Karyn is also available to teach at other schools, community groups and conferences. To learn more about Karyn Sanders, visit her website at https://www.blueotterschool.com/
How to Call into the Teleseminar
The call in number for all seminars is 1-805-309-2350 and access code: 5771624#. You can also access the the teleseminar through your computer here using the same access code (5771624). Click here to find the correct teleseminar time for your local time zone.
David Haskell spent several years listening to the stories of trees in forests, cities, and coasts. At each, he explored the many interconnections that give us all life. These connections exist at levels, from cells, to ecology, to human culture. In the lives of trees, we see that living beings are made not from "selves" but from networked relationships. Trees therefore tells us both about the fascinating stories of particular places and about the processes that unite all of life on the planet.
Join O.N.E and Brooke Medicine Eagle as she shares about the wisdom of the Buffalo and the co-creative journey shared by the people, the land and the herd.
At our home ranch, we have a powerful spiritual and ecological practice, initiated by the buffalo themselves in the form of sacred hunts. It is a deep teaching about wholeness, holiness, Oneness, AND how practical and sensible it is to act in harmony with All Our Relations. And this is only one of the sacred teachings the herd has offered as we have watched them transform and revitalize the land and create new springs in their 20 years of returning here.
Joining Inner Cultivation with Hope & Sacred Action with Felicia Kainat Norton and Charles Muinuddin Smith, Ph.D
Given the scale and intensity of the issues we face, can an individual’s meditation and other pathways of cultivating fresh and creative perception really make a difference in our world? Join O.N.E., Felicia Kainat Norton and Charles Muinuddin Smith, Ph.D for a conversation about feeling into our sacred connection and how this can be a source for the transformation needed at this time. They will speak of our shared issues and how each of us can be a force for change by continually joining our inner cultivation with hope and Sacred Action.
We are delighted to be hosting Mary Reynolds – Reformed Landscape Designer and Nature Activist, as part of our Sacred Earth Activism teleseminar series. Mary will be sharing her story of working-playing with the Wild. Within this she will be speaking about how we can all connect and co-create with our small treasures of Earth and local community spaces.
Join O.N.E. Dr. Patrick MacManoway in learning more about how you can listen to and take care of Earth that is your backyard, your park, your garden-your nature community. There is a sentient intelligence in the spirit of place, in the spirits of the elements and of vibrant nature that we can interact with telepathically.
Patrick will share land whispering stories from 25 years of practice in three continents to inspire and invite you to what might be possible where you live.
The source of our activism is equally as important as the action itself. Although fear, anger, outrage etc. can certainly serve us at times, action initiating from our connection within nature is an effective and sustainable model for environmental change.
Join O.N.E and Vision Council Member, Lauren Valle, as she shares about her experiences as an environmental activist in her 20’s and her evolutionary journey to become a Sacred Earth Activist.
Lauren is a healer and community herbalist dedicated to bringing the healing powers of plant medicine and nature to her Cape Cod community. She is the founder of Kinship Herbal and Holistic Healing. Prior to founding Kinship she worked in the field of ecological engineering, working to build ecological wastewater and water remediation systems around the world based on the intelligent design of nature. She received a B.A. from Columbia University and during her college years and early twenties she worked as an environmental activist focused on issues of environmental justice, fossil fuel consumption and natural resource depletion. She has also lived and worked on two organic farms and has a longstanding interest in permaculture and whole system design. She is deeply committed to a mission of visioning and creating a healthy future for all through reconnecting to the earth and our biological heritage. She currently lives on her homestead with her husband where they raise chickens, grow an abundance of good food and many of the medicinal herbs she uses her in practice.
The call in number for all seminars is 1-805-309-2350 or 1-800-309-2350 (toll free) and access code: 5771624#. Click here to find the correct teleseminar time for your local time zone.
Join O.N.E. and Terry Mock of Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, as he shares his story of taking action for the world’s most important old growth trees.
Terry has worked with for decades with David Milarch, as they’ve been working to clone the champion trees of the world — the largest, the hardiest, the ones that have survived millennia and were most resilient to climate change — and create a living library of trees. Although scientists at the time were skeptical, twenty years later, they have successfully cloned some of the world’s oldest trees — among them giant redwoods and sequoias. They have also grown seedlings from the oldest tree in the world, the bristlecone pine Methuselah.
Join O.N.E and Dr. Jude Currivan for this special teleseminar about the Cosminc River of Life. In revealing that mind and matter are one and that consciousness isn't something we have but what we and the whole word are, it invites us to re-member who we really are and take our place as micro-cosmic co-creators of the cosmic river of life.
Join and O.N.E. and Phyllis Hogan as she shares her insights from being involved in several different successful "stands" to save sacred waters and lands. She has worked deeply for many years with the Navajo and Hopi, helping preserve sacred traditions and medicine ways.
Join O.N.E. and Grant Wilson Directing Attorney for the Earth Law Center in speaking about rights of rivers and the processes that individuals and communities engage in to assuring basic rights for their rivers. Grant has worked on a variety of environmental campaigns in the US and worldwide, including on climate change and water law issues. He earned a J.D. with a Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.
Join O.N.E. and Dr. Rosita Arvigo, renowned author and healer, for the Macal River teleseminar as part of our Rivers of Life Series. Dr. Rosita will share about this river which was the life-blood of an ancient Mayan civilization and still important to the people there today. It was also in the skirt of this river that Rosita studied with mentor, healer and shaman Don Elijio Panti and established the Ix Chel Research Center.
Join O.N.E. and Jarvis Smith, entrepreneur, singer/songwriter and Earth Ambassador, in exploring the connection between our rivers and our state of consciousness. Rivers and their flow are intimately connected with the evolution and growth of our own journey. They exemplify how life is one constant interaction with everything there is, was and will be in all directions. Without trying to be too cryptic, is it possible that the effects of the man-made constructions, the blocking and re-directing, the poisoning and the plastic abuse of the rivers have manifested into human consciousness?
Ecuadorian, teacher and healer, Rocio Alarcon will join us during our Rivers of Life tele seminars to speak about the Amazon which is considered the “mightiest river in the world”. South America’s Amazon ecosystem is often described as ‘larger than life’ and indeed it comprises the most expansive rainforest in the world, home to the second-longest river on earth. Combined, they spawn an incredible amount of life, with the sheer abundance of flora and fauna making it an essential breeding and feeding ground. A passionately protected yet endangered bionetwork, the Amazon River and Rainforest provide our planet with indispensable oxygen, fresh water, and biodiversity. Join us to hear Rocio’s unique perspective of this magnificent river.
In this teleseminar, Celebrant and For a Tree co-founder, Rani Findlay will speak about Tree ceremonies and especially the Tree Gratitude Ceremony shared by ForaTree.org. In ceremony, we connect with one another, to spirit and to the web of all life. The sacred act of ceremony with trees creates the opportunity for us to experience our identity and responsibility as caretakers of life on our Mother Earth.
Join herbalist, and teacher, Kate Gilday as she shares about the essence of trees and our relationship with them. Pine, Oak, Maple and Birch, Spruce and Fir, wild Apple and Cherry, Beech and Aspen~ these are some of the trees that grace the woodlands of the Northeast. These are the generous elders that have sheltered, warmed, fed and nurtured people and forest dwelling animals for millions of years. They are the standing ones who reach for the sky even as they spread or deepen their roots, connecting with the earth and with each other. In his poem “ Fireflies” Bengali song- poet Rabandrith Tagore suggests“Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.”
During this teleseminar, Esperide will share the wisdom of the Trees especially the ancient ones who carry the original blueprint of “Treeness”. Trees, through their specific sensitivity and intelligence are able to weave the tightest network of connections that exists on the planet making them the largest and most powerful “living computers” on Earth. For us, as humans, re-establishing a spiritual connection with these beings is a way to recuperate an important part of our collective soul.
The Yew is the earthly and sentient expression of the ONE original pre-earthly organism that the earliest cultures referred to as the Tree of Life. The ancient and yet timeless language of the living Yew holds memory and information concerning the pre-earthly origin and spiritual lineage of human beings.
About Michael Dunning
Following a sequence of harrowing ‘near-death’ encounters with elemental beings of the ancient Earth that began in Thurso in the far north of Scotland, Michael was drawn to an ancient yew tree close to Edinburgh. For over nine years this immensely powerful female yew restored him to health and initiated him in the teachings of the Yew Mysteries. Michael now lives in the USA. He currently teaches the work of the Yew Mysteries on the east and on the west coast of the continental USA as well as in Canada. www.yewmysteries.com
Clare Dubois is a founding member of TreeSisters, a global network of women who work/donate for the restoration of our tropical forests as an expression of planetary care. Clare is an Earth loving social entrepreneur and inspirational speaker who worked internationally for 18 years facilitating groups, coaching business leaders and creating behaviour change processes within the personal growth sector.
In this teleseminar Pam will share the teachings and wisdom of White Pine, the tree of peace. White Pine has been a main ally of Pam’s for two decades and is an elder among trees who helps to initiate humans into what it means to be truly human. Pam will share with you stories from the White Pine Initiation to be held in September.
Join O.N.E. and Peruvian healer, Arkan Lushwala in opening our new teleseminar series, Trees of Life. In many traditions, especially tribal cultures, the Tree of Life is the embodiment of the prayer and promise of continuity. It holds the sacred seeds of the future and offers divine instruction for living our lives .
August 13, 2017, 12pm-1pm PST, 3pm-4pm EST
Sage Mountain Retreat Center & Native Plant Preserve is one of New England’s foremost learning centers for herbs and earth awareness. Join founder, Rosemary Gladstar for an hour of sharing stories about how to create a retreat center that is also a sanctuary for plants, animals and people. What are the key ingredients that go into making a place such as Sage Mountain a true sanctuary – a place of safety and sacredness?
Herbal gardens offer sanctuary for pollinators, people and elemental beings. Flowering plants and trees, hedgerows and pathways, arbors and benches, altars and bells add magical dimensions into a healing garden. A diversity of plants, blooming throughout the gardening season encourages a diversity of pollinators and birds. Hedgerows and bells are friends to Elemental beings. The biodynamic approach we use at Avena Botanical gardens helps create a sacred environment for all beings that enter the gardens.
June 11, 2017, 12pm-1pm PST, 3pm-4pm EST
Call in number: 1-805-309-2350 or 1-800-309-2350 (toll free)
Access code: 5771624#.
Join Mark and Emily Mattison as they share their experience in creating and caring for Wild Water, an urban sanctuary garden. Nestled amongst a multitude of Brownsfield Industrial sites along the Saginaw River in Bay City Michigan is the Wild Water Sanctuary Garden.