empath and visionary thinker
nature and forest therapy
Belonging to inner and outer nature
Just be. Be yourself. A community surrounds you. This is the message I intuited from the moss that surrounded me at a forest therapy walk. These wise words are also what I believe to be the essence of practicing forest and nature therapy: Creating time and space to feel, to be witnessed, to be loved, and fundamentally, to just be. I am grateful to facilitate these experiences, because, as a forest therapy guide, I can give myself the permission to release control and surrender to the process of nature.
What makes learning to be human so special is that we can get certificates and degrees for many things but none for this particular learning journey. Yet, even though I believe that our most authentic form of knowing is informal, intuitive, and experiential, I have, ironically, spent much of my lifetime in formal educational systems.
In-between this yin and yang dance of learning to be human, I’ve come to realise that education can be both the stable foundation towards expanding personal wisdom and the test we must learn to unlearn throughout our lives. Below are the double-edge swords of knowledge that have enriched and tested me on my path so far in learning to be human: