The Way it is
There’s a thread you follow. It goes among
things that change. But it doesn’t change.
People wonder about what you are pursuing.
You have to explain about the thread.
But it is hard for others to see.
While you hold it you can’t get lost.
Tragedies happen; people get hurt
or die; and you suffer and get old.
Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding.
You don’t ever let go of the thread.
This website is for anyone who has felt, or who yearns to feel, the thread of their own unfolding journey in this life. It is for anyone who has felt, or who yearns to feel, their thread in the larger weaving of life.
This website is storied, of how an unfolding story can create a particular way of living. It is also an invitation to you to live, or to continue to live, authentically to your unfolding story. This website has taken many years of developing; of walking and talking and visioning and talking and walking…. unfolding from a small seed. As such, this web is also a living expression in process. The current development includes threads of …Walk…, …Talk…, …Vision…, Future, Conversations, Words. The threads, of course, all weave together. The invitation to you is to feel, or continue to feel, and follow your own unique thread and dance into the larger weave that longs for you. This web includes the following pages:
The Walk took form in 2001 after many experiences of extraordinary encounters in Nature which challenged my understanding of ‘reality’ towards animate expression of the more-than-human forms; more than this, there was/is a tangible relating and dialogue that we, more generally, are walking past today. The Walk was developed as a transformational process, a way of sharing, and a way of creating opportunities for us to experience connecting with this amazing conversational Being, Planet Earth that we are currently headstrong in destroying. You can find more information on this in the ‘Walk’ thread. There is now also ‘The Walk with Words’.
My own earlier Walk led me to a shift in life direction from academic cultural research (historical critical analysis of patriarchal law-making and formation of medical profession/science) and teaching in Higher Education; to developing writing and poetry and professional training in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy studying with the Institute of Psychosynthesis in Hendon for 5 years. My work is currently taking me Trans-Atlantic to SouthWest America with the work of Bill Plotkin and the Animas Valley Institute in Colorado. You can find more information about this in the ‘Talk’ thread.
This thread came from The Walk as a specific expression of ‘what we may pass without noticing’ – ourselves and therefore Nature; that which we are absolutely immersed in and of. This expression took form in photography. You can see more about the photography on ‘Vision’ Page.
This thread has information on events and programmes.
This thread invites conversation and poetry evoked from Calendar images through the year. You are warmly welcomed to contribute, and post down. The unique Calendar itself may also be available for purchase.
This thread includes my articles and a taste of my poetry
Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
I have made this place around you,
If you leave it you may come back again, saying Here.
No two trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
Where you are. You must let it find you.
“Everything that now exists was once imagined.”