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
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
course 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. -Susan
course 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.
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. -Teresa V.
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.
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 will continue
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
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 M.
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.
delightful 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. Alan
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.
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
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. -Thomas C.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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 S.
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.