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.
It helped me explore natural 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. -
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.
The course exceeded my expectations. I am new to
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. Edward
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
This course 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. -
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
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
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.
From years 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.
My expectations 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. -Deborah D.
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 to
Experience 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.
As members 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.