“Simply be kind, honest, sharing, and courageous. That’s it.” Gary Holy Bull, Lakota Yuwipi Man
From Light Feather:
Scientific studies indicate that walking in the woods reduces stress and mental illness. The Japanese and Koreans call it Forest Bathing.
I enjoyed the two-hour drive to Lake Damariscotta. In the broad and varied landscape of the forested, rocky, and often wild spaces of rural Maine, where I lived, the drive was a short one.
After returning from the two day workshop on Medicine for the Earth led by Evelyn Rysdyk and Allie Knowlton, I now know something of what it feels like to be an athlete. I feel as if my spiritual muscles have been worked hard, stretched, and called upon to give their best. And yet, the practices I learned required not effort, but merely opening myself to the Spirit within myself and all things.