I can get closer
to nature by setting aside time to connect and thereby enhance
my interaction. I know that I am not alone, there are people
who share my feelings! - Stephanie R
MY THANKS TO
EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU WHO HAVE GIVEN ME SUPPORT AND UNCONDITIONAL
LOVE DURING A TRAUMATIC TIME IN MY LIFE.. AND I CAN NOT EXPRESS
TO YOU WHAT IT TRULY MEANS IN MY HEART. Betsy W.
is easy and pleasurable because it teaches us the obvious. The
love of nature is not dead; merely sleeping. We can reawaken
something within ourselves that we, as a society, have trampled,
neglected or forgotten. In sharing my lessons with my family,
their senses have been reawakened as well. The exercises enabled
me to verbalize feelings. I had always had these feelings but
never put them down on paper. I felt like I owned the experience
more by writing them. Arnold M.
was looking for a program that would augment my own study of
how we can find a sense of "home" again in the world,
in nature. The astonishing simplicity of the activities
helped me so that although I have been spending time in nature
for years, I was often spending that time with nature as a lovely
backdrop. I was not spending moments in connection. It is easy
to stroll through a forest and never see it. I won't do that
again! I am trying to use the idea of attractions in my personal
relationships. For instance, in my relationship with my fiance,
I am now looking more for sensations of what is attractive and
right than at what is difficult. It makes for much more peace
and harmony in the relationship, and overall satisfaction. This
course truly helped me to remember myself as a part of nature,
and feel a new sense of Home in the world.
has helped me to trust that my desire to reconnect with nature
is a legitimate desire. I've often felt that my love affair with
nature was simply the result of an overly romantic idea of what
nature is and a desire to escape the reality of the daily world
I live in. Through the exercises and the discussions, I've come
to learn that my desire is not to run away from anything but
rather to go towards something that is so fundamental I wonder
how people survive without it at all. -Allison B.
The course made a difference
in the quality of my life, a huge difference. I am enjoying inexplicable
peace which bubbles over to others (without much explanation!)
Every day is a new dawn for me to see nature, to Attach, Connect
and Express or just be an example to others. This course is needed
for all humans to get globally reconnected. It empowers a person
to assist in their own mental and physical healing capabilities.
I know that
I will never be able to deny my need to reconnect with nature
again. I can feel that the shift in my perception-from nature
as someplace I would like to be if I could find the time - to
nature as a critical part of who I am- has changed the course
the rest of my life will take." -Larry D.
Thank you to
each of you for being so generous with your openness, support,
and wonderful ideas. I will miss being able to rely on the daily
exchange very much. Knowing that such incredible people are out
in the rest of the world also undertaking this magnificent journey
to give me strength. -Christina B.
When I began this course,
I was really appalled by the simplicity of the exercises. Its
benefits made me wonder. I had my own doubts about its effectiveness,
because, just like millions of others, I had assumed that anything
that is beneficial must be something that is extremely complicated
to comprehend. But after going through this course with commitment
and trust, the age-old belief shattered in me into a thousand
bits and disappeared into oblivion. It changed the very outlook
I once had, modifying it for the better. Karthik C
The most important
thing I learned from the course was to trust myself and my own
sense of what I need and want on a deep level (using the natural
wisdom within me); I do have to add that this has been a long
process for me, but the course was definitely a catalyst Over
the past 5 weeks I have committed to standing up for what I believe
in and to use this as guidance in my life direction, regardless
of what others think. (Previously, fear and embarrassment prevented
me from stating my convictions; I could not withstand their judgment,
even though I do not agree with their criteria). - Shelly
The experiences brought by the exercises enables me to stay grounded
in that awareness with the energy, joy and balance needed to
continue having my actions and choices reflect that. And also
gives me the centeredness to relate to all of the other world
beings in non-intrusive, honoring and joyful appreciation. Ken
I thank the wonderful benefits
of NSTP opening me up to the world around us. You become more
of what you already are, part of nature. Part of this opening
up includes shining light on the hidden and unnoticed places
- within and without. That was great. I could get online anywhere
and do it, and did. It actually helped me during a really hideous
time in my life. All the best, and thank you for offering this
marvelous knowledge! -Nanette P.
opportunity provided me with the ability to revisit wonderful
nature-connected moments in my youth, and to experience a new
set of nature-connectedness experiences upon which I can build
my future. It increased my sensitivity to natural things, and
provided me with tools I can share with my children and friends.
I learned quite a bit about
connecting to nature and its application for our world. This
is what I was expecting from the course and I learned more than
I expected. I liked the nature connecting activities and the
feedback you get from your reaction of the activities. I learned
that you can talk to nature. I also liked the concept of the
felt sense moment and the fact that we can communicate by muliple
senses and learned to ask permission from nature.Getting more
in tune with nature, gives you a sense of fulfillment and wholeness.
It also gave me further purpose in my life..- Sandra L.
I learned to
trust nature. To trust my instincts, intuitions, and feelings
of being attracted to various parts of nature -- especially when
I need an answer to an important question: practical, real, deep
connections, caring, interest, great results -Rita J.
I liked the expansion of "knowable"
senses to 53!! I was stretched in aspects of structure and verbalization,
but this is a place where I need to be stretched. The most important
thing I learned is that to experience the attractions that call
me in this moment is what is real and what I can trully trust.
I, daily, seek and gain permissin to be in a place of unity with
the natural environment and the people with whom I come into
contact with. Now there are fewer "What If's" lurkng
in the recesses of my mind. More clarity exists in my relating
to nature (people are included in Nature). The course is invaluable!!
It heals or mends eons of disconnecedness on a primal level.
And it does so by simply opening each of us to what we already
posess; natural attractions, buried by a sadly malaigned society.
I learned to connect my empathy
feelings to nature in a way that is healing. I learned to recognize
my attraction to nature's webstrings and that nature
responds on all levels, that we all belong and nature wants to
support us all in a healthy attractive way. I learned the importance
of asking for consent in many situations, that even what some
people would call inanimate objects are responding to webstring
attractions, i.e. rocks,and minerals. - Laurie J.
I learned an immediate
and vivid way to re-contact and honor the reality of the natural
world, and was reassured that there is also scientific and social
support for doing so. It is certainly beginning to make a difference
in the quality of my life. This course can be the first step
to a revolution in contemporary thinking: it helps us learn,
first hand, the greater meaning of sensations. -Madelin R.
Now I not only know how to
describe my own Webstrings but to listen and learn from those
of others. I no longer "schedule in" time for sensory
attractions. I "thirst" for them daily and recognize
that I have to quench that thirst in order for my body to be
fulfilled. The course promotes in its members a healthy "fix";
that is, participating in the readings and nature activities
with other interested and involved members gives your mind and
body what it needs. You feel so good you naturally crave more
of these experiences on your own. Carl P.
The course provides a person
the opportunity to experience a new way of viewing the world
around you and in doing so challenges you to look within and
realize the numbing, blinding, confusing situation we have as
a society placed ourselves in. The course begins to offer a path
out of that old way into a more enlightened new way of being.
I will continue to share my experiences with those and more people
I come into contact with and when they are ready I will direct
them to this course.
- Patrick L.
I was hoping to learn of techniques
that would provide me with a better understanding of myself.
Through the activities, I learned to understand how important
the attractions to nature are to me. They have become a "lifeline".
A whole new world has opened up within me and without.
I loved that in order to do
the activities, I made the time to "pamper" myself
by being outdoors. Mostly, though, I loved the degree of hapiness
I felt when I felt connected. I discovered that I am part of
nature too. This provides me with a much-needed sense of belonging.
The course has absolutely made
a difference in the quality of my life. I feel like I belong
to a world that is full of joy and one that provides me
with support. I am an integral part of nature. i need nature
and it needs me too. I matter. Marie's comments were motivational,
uplifting and insightful.
The value of the course is
that it allows you to spend time examining how you feel in an
environment that speaks to you thru feelings (webstrings\attractions).
You spend time focusing on things you love and you discover a
new world to love. How often does one do this? This is a real
world you can step into at any time and come out feeling refreshed
everytime. -Toni P.
I need to reconnect to Nature
-my life was somewhat out of control and this provides a way
to get back in control-letting nature guide me rather than my
stories.It will help me relax -I found the exercises as good
or better than the Relaxation response or meditation. The course
runs smoothly when all participants follow instructions and submit
lessons in a fairly timely manner as they did in this course.
It was stimulating cognitively, spiritually, and emotionally;
a Nature centered world wide classroom . -Adam K.
It was better than I expected,
because I learned things I had not previously thought about.
The activities were mind opening about the connectedness of nature,
how we are part of the connection, to respect nature and be a
part of it. Some of the activities made me feel calm and less
stressed, very important for today's lifestyle. I feel more of
a belonging than I did before. This course is extremely valuable
in learning how to connect to nature and to respect all living
things. I would recommend that all students take this course,
to help their understanding of how the natural world works. -Beverly
This course is designed so
everyday people can take it and experience it-----not just the
scholars or the college students. I think that if this course
was modified down into a primary school lesson plan, I think
it would go great. The best place to start is that young, anyways.
It wouldn't take that much work either. You could almost make
this into a primary school's curriculum the way it is, and I
think it would be a lot of fun to do. -Lacey J.