I learned how
others have experienced nature in their past, beforetaking the
course, and seen the development in their
connectedness through doing the exercises. - Denise E.
areas near me, and strengthened my attractions to those areas
for personal refreshment and learning. I am also being encouraged
to rethink how I do my job to include the healthier, more earth
- connected perspective I am coming to, and to find ways to teach
this to my congregation in person. - Peggy G.
I am worth more than I realized. I can go anywhere and be connected
to something huge that is part of us all. The course fills the
void that most of us have inside. It shows us how society has
tainted our thoughts. - Penny C.
exceeded my expectations. I am new to e-mail and
couldn't imagine how this would work. It's been great!! Not
only did I learn a lot from the activities, I found that
sharing with my group enriched the experience. I tend to be
shy in classroom settings. Therefore, the support and space to
to express my experiences was very enjoyable.
I believe the
value of this course is enormous. Reconnecting with nature is
the only possible way to heal the wounds that society has inflicted
on our soul. Every person would benefit from taking this course,
and in time, nature would benefit as well. Marcia G.
of study offers so much potential to heal mother earth and all
her life. If all people would know how to connect, there would
be far less violation of life. I have been using some of the
techniques and incorporating it with my art classes with at-risk
young students. The response has been wonderful.
What is of
paramount value in this psychological webstring approach in helping
vast populations is the sense of created community oneness in
belonging, purpose, and personal responsibility when developing/opening
to all 53 natural webstring senses . What a terrific "buy-in"
for knowing, understanding, and wisely living consciously each
moment at one with nature, our Earth life. - Joe N.
I wasn't sure
how a web course could be effective. It was very scholarly and
I found great feelings of comfort and joy available to anyone
if they just have a little direction. -Marilu G.
Such a stunning
portrayal of web strings at a basic level..I feel at this point,
that as I continue to use the nature connect activities
I will heal my emotional pain and physical ailments. This is
the answer that my subconscious has been nudging me towards
all along. -Chris D.
I learned that
my thinking is very conditioned by the culture
I grew up in. A nature disconnected culture. I also learned that
when I seek consent from and give thanks for being in nature,
I am rewarded with supportive experiences that allow me to feel
that I am part of nature.
I began to
sense that there is an important and extensive body of scholarship
and research available and working to help us change our values
and behaviors. The most important thing I learned from this course
is to analyze why I am so attracted to things in nature. This
in turn allows me to more easily enjoy the same attractions in
the future. I can now hone into these attractions much quicker
which, leaves me looking for more. -Steve S.
of yogic practices, I've often considered Nature to be "the
face of God." While taking this Orientation Course I actually
EXPERIENCED this statement/phenomenon many times. I now have
an established, big space full of these experiences, which
have become an "attractor" I feel it, trust it, and
recognize that I own this reconnecting process. Amy K.
were met--magically/surprisingly so! I had wondered how an online
course could actually accomplish experiences of Nature and greater
connections to Nature!!??!! I most liked statements such as,
" Natural senses and sensitivities are facts as real as
rocks, oceans and gravity." The Course has made a very nice,
important difference in my life.
I am especially
awed by the integrity and creative genius of designing this online
experience that has the potential to reach so many people. This
demonstrates responsible use of technology. I learned to trust
myself and that it was okay to trust myself.While I have always
enjoyed experiences in Nature, there was a subtle tension surrounding
them, something that would not allow me to 'feel' them completely
or acknowledge them openly. During the course activities
and readings I began to understand why and how that came to be.
That, in addition to sharing with our group, freed me to acknowledge,
validate and continue to seek similar enjoyable experiences:
Life-changing....life-affirming....a blessing to share....a gift
offers an important, trustworthy and useful knowledge base; we
are 'global citizens' as all are connected to nature; practicing
webstrings is a way of fostering closeness with nature; the practices
and exercises in the course get people more grounded in nature
connection through offering concrete, clear experiences; respect
and appreciation (rather than action and control) are essential
to really "seeing" and experiencing nature (and the
world) fully and the course teaches and deepens this in relation
to nature and the world.
report their experience in nature connection, they spoke about
feeling joy, calm, peacefulness,a lightness, humility, awe, comfort
and a kind of letting go. Group members approached each other
with a sense of support, respect, tolerance, belonging and care.
It makes sense, then, to think that getting others connected
to nature in this way would have the overall effect of lessening
people's stress and result in enabling others to let their own
good nature shine through more. - Bill T.