Seasonal Celebrations & Special Rituals
“Being naturalized to place means to live as if this is the land that feeds you, as if these are the streams from which you drink, that build your body and fill your spirit. To become naturalized is to know that your ancestors lie in this ground. Here you will give your gifts and meet your responsibilities. To become naturalized is to live as if your children’s future matters, to take care of the land as if our lives and the lives of all our relatives depend on it. Because they do.” - Robin Wall Kimmerer
Living with the Cycles of Nature
When we begin to notice the cycles of nature and life where we live, it draws us into a closer relationship. These cycles inspire us human beings to mark moments in our relationships with celebrations and festivals. Celebrations of the solstices, equinoxes, and cross-quarters go back millennia and celebrate our relationship to the land and water where we live.
Even today, our species has created special days to celebrate, like Earth Day or Arbor Day, which remind us to care for our planet and to protect our forests. We've also created special rituals, like the Cosmic Walk Ritual written by Sister or Deeptime Walk.
Celebrating Solstices, Equinoxes, and Cross-Quarters
We offer special forest bathing walks on a Sunday before each solstice, equinox, and cross-quarters.