Woven amongst practical lessons about gardening, supporting the soil microbiome, and the medicine of wild native plants, we were bathed in crucial and life altering teachings about our relationship to the Earth, each other, and ourselves. This was not just a workshop but a healing journey to reclaim my capacities to praise the beauty of life, honor the various griefs that come with having a heart that loves what must one day die, and discover what it means to walk with gentleness, power, and love. – Michael
When I first arrived to the Sacred Gardener School, we were asked, Why did you come here? My answer was simple: I just felt I had to. I didn’t really have any other words or expectations. Just a sense that something I had been looking for lied in the journey ahead.
And so it was.
With Steven as guide, the group as a container, agriculture in our hands, we journeyed through our cultural mythologies back to the sacred origins of our beautiful place on this earth. Back into the felt truth that we are embedded in the fabric of life itself, deeply inter connected. From the buzz and hustle a Bay Area working mom life, I now know the difference between hovering above life and dropping into the River of life itself. In a sense, I think It’s what we are all looking for – relief, a feeling of being home in oneself, at home in our relationships.
This final session as we drove up to the land, I felt the land out stretching its arms towards me. When we pulled up and I stepped out of the car, I was embraced by this place, welcomed, seen. I realize it has always been this way, I just wasn’t able to experience this until now. – Amanda