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Nurture Nature Community and Wild Walk

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  • Let us take a walk on the wild side as we follow the trails on the grounds and discuss human nature in doors with snacks and warm beverages.

    The Nurture Nature Community event is a small group gathering at the Parsonage on Rosedale Avenue. Rev. Dr. LoraKim Joyner, wildlife veterinarian and Unitarian Universalist minister, will be facilitating. As co-director of One Earth Conservation she is forming groups of dedicated and committed volunteers to grow communities of solidarity, resistance, and hope.  With so much at risk on earth, we intentionally come together so that we can grow our resilience, power, hope, and joy as we increase our capacity to hold both the beautiful and tragic in this world. By doing so we live more deeply, more connected, and more in love with nature, including human nature.

    At each session, LoraKim will lead the group in a segment of learning, a nurture nature practice, and conversation.  A packet of learning and practices will be available to every participant before we gather.  We begin with this session in person, and will set dates for further meetings, as well as online opportunities and a facebook page for community between sessions. 

    We gladly accept donations for this effort so that we can continue our work.

    Those that come together affirm One Earth's vision and commit to grow in the Five Intelligences.

    One Earth Conservation invites people into a vision and practice of interbeing, based on:

    1.  All individuals of all species have inherent worth and dignity (all bodies are beautiful, have worth, and matter).

    2.  All individuals of all species are connected to each other in worth and beauty.

    3.  We are also connected in harm, benefit, health, well-being, and existence.  What is done to another, is done to all of us. 

    4.  Embracing this reality, humans grow in belonging to this wondrous planet and the life upon it, and so embraced and nurtured, can nurture in return.

    5.  This reality of interbeing makes us both powerful and vulnerable, therefore, we need each other to grow and to heal as much as possible.

    6.  Humans are adaptable and can change, both individually and as families, organizations, communities, and societies. We can become more effective and joyful nurturers  and naturers. This is hard, deep, intentional, and a lifetime's work.

    By nurturing your emotional, social, multispecies, ecological, and spiritual intelligences, that are basic natures of all humans, you will experience greater belonging, beauty, reverence, wholeness, joy, and vitality, and so might your families, communities, and organizations.

    If this sounds like a community you would like to be a part of, please join us. You can also contact LoraKim for further information, and also visit One Earth Conservation's website.

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  • LoraKim
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    I am a Unitarian Univeralist minister, wildlife veterinarian working in Latin America, and a... more

  • Deb

    I'm a member of a local Unitarian Universalist congregation. I learned about this group through... more

  • Carole S.

    Hi I've been to many of Lorakim's gatherings and I always find them educational and enjoyable.

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