Forest with sun rays coming down through the trees

When you work for the common good, one of the blessings is meeting people  who work from the deepest place in their hearts, inspiring others to be their best selves and reach to the depths of their own gifts and creativity. Deena Metzger is one of those people, the physical expression of the Wise Woman archetype. A multi award winning poet, novelist, essayist, storyteller, teacher, healer and medicine woman, she has taught and counseled for over fifty years. She conducts training programs on the spiritual, creative, political, and ethical aspects of healing and peacemaking, both individually and globally, drawing deeply on alliance with spirit, indigenous teachings, and the many wisdom...

When you work for the common good, one of the blessings is the network you enter; the people you meet who work from the deepest place in their hearts, inspiring others to be their best selves; to reach to the depths of their own gifts and creativity. Deena Metzger is one of those, the physical expression of the Wise Woman archetype. It is a pleasure to be able to present a conversation with her in this newsletter – to share it with you. Deena Metzger with Elephant Angus | Photo by Patricia Langer A poet, novelist, essayist, storyteller, teacher, healer and medicine woman who has taught and counseled for over fifty years, Deena has spent a lifetime investigating Story as a form of...

Mule Deer Buck standing in the woods

— by Susan Eirich, Ph.D. — I recently attended an urgent retreat called ReVersing Extinction, where we sought out-of-the-box ways to reverse the accelerating rate of species extinctions. During a break, I found myself in conversation with Stan Rushworth, a Native American teacher and writer of rare power. He told me about an encounter he had some years ago in the forest. He was walking among the trees, unarmed, when he saw a young stag. They looked at one another. As Stan resumed walking, the stag walked parallel to him a short distance away. They were simply enjoying each other’s company, warily, but in growing comfort. This went on for several minutes. Then, for a fleeting second,...

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