Self Guided Nature Experiences for the
4 weeks of Advent
The advent season is a time to honor the rhythm and cycles of the natural world as it is turning inward and anticipating the return of the light on the Winter Solstice.
The Four LIghts of Advent Nature Connections bring awareness to the light by activating the senses and encouraging healthy connection and discovery while immersed in nature. They are designed to help you experience the energy of light in the natural world in different forms and in different ways.
The Four LIghts of Advent Nature Connections are inspired by Advent poem by Rudolf Steiner
The First Light of Advent is the Light of Stone.
The light that lives in crystals, seashells, and bones.
The Second Light of Advent is the Light of the Plants.
Plants that reach up to the sun and in the breezes dance.
The Third Light of Advent is the Light of the Beasts.
Light that shines in the greatest, in the least.
The Fourth Light of Advent is the Light of Humankind.
The light of love, the light of thought, to give and understand
All living nature depends on light. Plants use photosynthesis to convert light into nourishment—light is their food. Humans need light to remain healthy—it is good ‘food’ for us as well. Light also provides direction. All of nature is innately oriented to the light and to its source—the sun. (Even the insect kingdom finds its direction from the position of the sun in the sky; the first bees to return to the hive in the morning do a wonderful dance over the honeycomb to show the other bees the direction of the sun.)
While we, as humans, may orient ourselves at times to the position of the sun, the light, it isn’t necessary for us to do so. Most of us orient ourselves to our inner light, consciously or subconsciously. Our inner light is the source of who we are. Our inner light gives us direction and purpose. We have the task of finding our own inner light, not in the outer world as in nature, but rather within ourselves.
Since nature knows how to orient to the light it is willing to reflect and share its knowledge of light so you may find the light within yourself. This series of Four LIghts of Advent Nature Connections will give you the chance for self-reflection in nature whenever and wherever it is most convenient for you. Nature has receptive awareness of you and will compassionately interact and respond to you.
Beginning on November 28 and the following three Saturdays you will receive PDF's for that week's Lights of Advent Nature Connections.
Four Lights of Advent Self-Guided Nature Connections $25