"The gift you carry for others is not an attempt to save the world but to fully belong to it.

It is not possible to save the world by trying to save it.

You need to find what is genuinely yours to offer the world before you can make it a better place.

Discovering your unique gift to bring to your community is your greatest opportunity and challenge.

The offering of that gift - your true self – is the most you can do to love and serve the world.

And it is all the world needs."

Bill Plotkin

Obsidian

Paths with heart

The journey towards growth begins with finding a path with heart.

Continue your journey here:

 

Programmes for 2020

Programmes coming in 2021

Leadership and Organisational Development

Bespoke programmes tailored to your organisation's needs:

re-visioning, developing creativity, gaining agility, creative problem-solving 

Travelling here

Location:

South West France on the border between Tarn & Aveyron

 

By air:

Toulouse or Rodez

By rail:

Carmaux

By breaking with the routines of our daily lives and immersing ourselves in nature, we are exposed to and begin to attend to the manifestations and processes of the natural world. As our internal narrative subsides, the quiet voice of intuition can be heard, and insights into our own nature and predicaments can emerge.

Nature as a Mirror & Teacher

Mirroring stories

Mirroring is a technique taught to us by The School of Lost Borders, who have been guiding wilderness rites-of-passage ceremonies for 30 years.

Mirroring is a way of reflecting the person’s tale of their time in nature back to them in a mythic-symbolic way that people often find empowering and yet sometimes challenging to hear. In mirroring stories of journeying in nature, we often refer to the symbolic elements, traits, and movements contained within the Four Shields teaching. We describe mirroring as “shining a light on the gifts of the story”.

The obsidian mirror also reflects shadows as well as light.

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