So many of us are desiring tools and methods to connect with the land we live on. In this episode of the Belonging podcast, I share ways that I’m building a relationship with the living world after feeling like I’ve lost it since entering motherhood. I share about the colonial construct of “nature,” the history of enclosure and the separation of humans from the natural world, holding an animist view of the world, tuning into the land you’re on throughout time, being in relationship with the land by grieving the loss, and practices for connecting with the land.
“Urgency is not helpful in this process of unlearning the separateness from the living world and remembering that you are wild.”
- Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect with Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self
- Milla Prince is who I credit with the use of “living world”
- I mention Joanna Macy’s course The Work That Reconnects
- I credit Wendy Yalom with the concept of purposeful wandering
- The plant identifier app I use is called Seek