Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness

 

to learn

anything or anyone

that does not bring you alive

is too small for you…

 

 by David Whyte

 

It is our intention to provide sanctuary in a safe, nurturing environment where people are held by the generous forest, the waterfall, and Cooper Brook, the ancestors, ceremony, and seasoned helpers as they navigate thresholds and transitions in body, mind, and/or spirit. Fostering balance and coherence of soul that reaches out into the world, reminding the individual, and thus the community of their precious song.

As we tend the fires of our deepest being, we unravel the grip of ancestral wounds, patriarchy, colonization, amnesia and reclaim the magnificence of our integral selves. To honor each other, to respect and love our Earth Mother, we must first blow the dirt and dust off of these beliefs and patterns that aren’t ours or our authentic selves.

We are here to listen, to build bridges across differences, to sing sweetly and loudly the soul back into the bones of the inner most landscapes that are also the outer most landscapes. In this remembering we understand that we are all connected and belong to each other, accepting and acting from this responsibility, so we may lead our world back into balance, health and love.