Leadership for an Emerging New Story
RESTORING RELATIONSHIP WITH A SACRED EARTH
We are living between stories...
The old story is no longer effective. Yet we have not learned 'the new story.' We are talking only to ourselves. We are not talking to the rivers, we are not listening to the wind and stars. We have broken the great conversation.
Call of the Sacred Wild
Repairing the great conversation between humans and the rest of the alive and sacred world is essential to midwife the changes our culture and our planet desperately needs. A 'new story' of equity, regeneration, kindness, and reciprocity -- a kin-dom of God -- will require
a new kind of spiritual leadership.
At pivotal times in history -- times of great unraveling that creates space for something new to emerge -- people are called into a new way of being human. In ancient Judeo-Christian stories, as well as those found in most other religious traditions, the call to leadership is always initiated by a call into the wilderness. To listen to the wind, the trees, the stars. To remember who you are and the role you are here to play in the ongoing evolution of life.
This is one of those pivotal moments in history. As ecological, cultural and civic integrity unravels, heart-centered people are being called into a new kind of spiritual leadership, deeply connected with both spirituality and nature. The collapse we are experiencing is actually initiating the emergence of a new story. Not through some big gathering at the UN with political and religious officials. The new story is emerging through us, through people whose hearts are open to the voices of the sacred whispering through the forest and ocean and sky.
And it begins by answering the call of the sacred wild.
You may feel it on a deep, numinous, unspoken level: a call to reweave the threads of your unique gifts and privileges, your particular wounds and experiences, together with the stories and beings of the place you call home. The reconnection of Spirit and Nature is essential to the profound shift happening in our world. Your offerings toward the new story may not have a form yet. That's okay. Most of what is needed right now does not have a template.
The journey to listen for this wild call, to respond to the particular ways you belong in this pivotal time and your remarkable alive landscape is a collective one. We need to connect with one another. The Center for Wild Spirituality is a support system and a learning community for like-hearted souls to listen to the allurement of the Sacred wild calling us deeper into the soul of the living world. This is the call to embody a kin-dom of God for the loving regeneration of beloved community, a conversation between and beyond our species.
workshops, trainings and a yearlong intensive, the Eco-Ministry Certificate program, are offered to support those who sense their full presence will be needed in these times of profound unraveling and emergence (both!)
A MOVEMENT EMERGING
a membership based movement platform for the growing movement of spiritual ecologists and other edge-walking spiritual leaders to facilitate storytelling, collective learning and collaboration.
Launches October 2022.
About the Movement...
Join the next cohort of the
Eco-Ministry Certificate program
the starlings cohort
Evolved from the Seminary of the Wild yearlong Eco-Ministry program, this yearlong online intensive leans into more feminine ways of knowing in the context of a wild beloved community. Registration is now open for the 2022-23 Wild Starlings cohort which begins October 26. More information.
More about the Movement
Join Victoria Loorz, founder of Center for Wild Spirituality, for a delightful conversation with Brian McLaren focusing on the importance of reWilding our spirituality.