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During the next ten minutes
on this page new professional and personal understandings will
enable you to further your deeper hopes, ideals and dreams.
First, complete this
inventory regarding valid experiences in Nature.
a good experience in nature that made you feel happier to be alive?
for a livelihood that further contributed to personal and global
balance rather than exploited Earth and people?
that disorders subside and stress fades in Nature?
a pet, plant or place that made life more worthwhile?
treasured a rock, or totem that helped you through troubled times?
felt greater love for a person or people while in a natural area?
Noticed that it is easier to build and sustain relationships there?
felt as drawn to Mother Earth as you would a caring human parent that
noticed that in nature you can think more clearly?
had strong sensations about connections between yourself and nature or
earth that you know are real but you can't easily explain?
felt angry or sad about how we injure or destroy the natural
environment and/or its people and diversity?
noticed that counseling, education and healing are more effective when
they include quality time in natural areas?
- read the scientific
studies that document how reconnecting ourselves to our psychological
and biological origins in Nature has beneficial learning, healing, and
Can you remember a good
experience you had in Nature? What was it? How did it feel?
Did it have a special value?
PLEASE PROCEED WITH THIS INVENTORY:
are statements regarding the Nature experiences listed above. Simply
note the statements that seem right to you:
( ..) A.
Some of the experiences, above, could have been enjoyed by children or
adults no matter their backgrounds .
( ..) B.
People are part of Nature and vice versa; natural systems flow within, around and
through us .
( ..) C.
Special training, books, or courses were not necessarily needed in
order for people to enjoy many of the experiences above. For the most
part, something within themselves and Nature connected and produced the
experience and its value .
( ..) D.
Most of the experiences make good sense and therefore reflect the
presence of an intelligence or wisdom .
( ..) E.
Origins of humanity's biology, psychology and spirit along with
inherent support for them, can be found in Nature within and around us.
( ..) F. On
average, contemporary people learn to spend less than one one
thousandth of one percent (.001%) of their life in tune with (in full
conscious sensory contact with) natural areas. We spend over 95% of our
time indoors. .
( ..) G. The
most destructive, lasting problems that face us (including war,
environmental degradation, mental health, loneliness and excessive
stress/violence/conflict,) are seldom caused or suffered by intact
natural systems or nature connected people(s) .
..) H. If
disconnecting ourselves from our inherent sensory nurturance in Nature
destructively stresses our 53 natural senses, then genuinely
reconnecting these senses with nature helps us constructively restore
our inner peace and integrity .
..) I. If
disconnected, frustrated natural senses cannot find responsible
fulfillment they will be be open and vulnerable to irresponsible
..) J. A
readily available, backyard or back country, nature-reconnecting process can improve most
professions and relationships by becoming a component of them .
..) K. People
who master, use and teach a sensory nature reconnecting process have
improved their happiness, income, occupation, marriage, family,
business, credibility, and global citizenship .
..) L. Due
to industrial society's runaway desire to economically and socially
"progress" by exploiting Nature, people who attempt to protect natural
systems around and within them are sometimes prejudicially demeaned as
"fuzzy thinkers, tree huggers, earth muffins, immature, flakes,
environmentalists, hippies, obstructionists, etc. "
SUMMARY: Nurture your felt love for Nature. Never deny it. That love is
the eons, the purifying intelligence, beauty and diversity of Nature
sustaining us in its perfection. Our excessive disconnection from this
love produces our hurt, greed and destructiveness to ourselves and
Nature. To regain our integrity we must learn how to engage in an
easily accessible process, one that scientifically reconnects us to
that love and restores its peaceful voice in our thoughts and soul, for
we don't fight to save what we don't love .
Five of your teh minutes are
any statements above open a vista for you?
years of research and experience in 86 different natural systems shows each
of the statements above is usually true and can be true for you. Although our disconnection
from Nature often suppresses this truth from our thinking, a
unique ecopsychology process that enables us to
genuinely reconnect with Nature frees that truth back into our
consciousness, relationships and spirit. This process can
provide a rewarding part or full time career, job or avocation.
far the best way to master, live and teach each
statement's truth, is to experience it by taking our online Orientation
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