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Misty Slopes

Leadership for an
Emerging New Story

RESTORING RELATIONSHIP WITH A SACRED EARTH

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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. 

Thomas Berry

Call of the Sacred Wild

In order to midwife the changes our culture and planet desperately need, we must repair the great conversation between humans and the rest of the sacred living world.

The emerging paradigm that calls for equity, regeneration, kindness, and reciprocity —a kin-dom of God — will require a new kind of spiritual leadership. 
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The New Story is Emerging through Us

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 leadership — one that is deeply connected with both spirituality and nature.   

The collapse we are experiencing is actually the birth of a new story

 

This new story is created through the many stories emerging through us, through people whose hearts are open to the voices of the sacred whispering through the forest and ocean and sky. 

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.
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You may feel it on a deep, unspoken level: a call to weave 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 of listening and responding to the particular ways you belong in this pivotal time is a collective one.
 

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It begins
by answering a
wild call.

Forest Road

Yearlong Programs

A certificate in EcoMinistry.

An ordination by the sacred wild.

Join the upcoming Seminary of the Wild Earth cohort in 2023.

Yearlong Programs

EcoSpiritual Direction Certification.

Soul companionship with a sacred world.

Join the inaugural cohort training as spiritual directors in conversation with Nature.

A community

of like-hearted souls

committed to reWilding our world.

The Center for Wild Spirituality is a learning community devoted to listening and responding to the Sacred Wild — that which calls us deeper into the soul of the living world.

 

We follow the call to embody a kin-dom of God for the loving regeneration of beloved community, and to nurture a conversation between and beyond our species.

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WILD OFFERINGS
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!)

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WILD CHURCH NETWORK
a new expression of communal spiritual practices that reconnect people and place in sacred relationship.
Consider joining a wild church near you, or start one in your bio-region.

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A MOVEMENT EMERGING
a membership based community platform for the growing movement of spiritual ecologists and other edge-walking spiritual leaders to facilitate storytelling, collective learning and collaboration. 

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About the Movement

Reconnect with Nature as Church

Order Church of the Wild: How Nature Invites Us into the Sacred by Victoria Loorz for an overview of the Movement.

More about the Book.

Church of the Wild

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