Like other organisations we are running in-person events and continuing to hold online events as we have found them to be an opportunity to make new friends and contacts from the UK and beyond. It is great to meet with and feel part of a worldwide group of people who love and cherish our planet and all her creatures.
We don’t have any in-person events arranged for 2024 yet except the Autumn Conference: the GreenSpirit Annual Gathering 2024, which will be held at Shallowford House, Shallowford ~ Stone ~Staffs ~ ST15 0NZ
This will be over the weekend of Friday 18th – Sunday 20th October 2024. More details at the beginning of 2024.
Advent 7pm December 4th ’23
The beauty of the Advent season could easily be lost as, for many, it is the four-week, headlong rush to Christmas— a crazy-busy season of to-do lists…
Many keep the December darkness at arm’s length, but humanity has a deep, inner congruence with the rhythms of the natural world, and the symbolism of Advent is beautifully aligned with the natural season leading to the Winter Solstice — the play of light and dark, the waiting, even a kind of deep and prophetic longing. Celebrate the quiet pull of the dark and light with us. Bring a candle, readings, songs, or something to share with us all. (Contact Hilary Norton for zoom details hnorton(at)greenspirit.org.uk or look on the GreenSpirit Facebook page.)
Winter Solstice 7pm 18th December ’23
December is a holy month. The dark, silky silence that descends so early each day speaks of reverence. The promise that December holds — no matter how dark, how cold, how empty it can get, is that the light is coming back. — We embrace the darkness and are eager for the coming Solstice when the whole world is “standing still” and holds its breath, waiting for light to be reborn. This sense of stopping, of the (temporary) deadness of the natural world, is central to our understanding of midwinter, and is fed every year, by our experience of what’s (not) going on outside in the natural world. (Contact Hilary Norton for zoom details hnorton(at)greenspirit.org.uk or look on the GreenSpirit Facebook page.)
(For events on Zoom, links are on the GreenSpirit Facebook Page) All times are UK times.
GreenSpirit Zoom events are mostly free, and we love to see you and meet new people. If you join us you may want to make a donation to GreenSpirit, but don’t feel you have to. This can be done here: https://greenspirit.enthuse.com/donate#!/
ANAM CARA Mondays (not bank holidays) 7 pm on Zoom
A gathering of souls who sense they are on a journey; for companionship and support.
We begin the session with a check-in and the creation of sacred space, (with meditation, a reading or silence). Then, maybe with the help of some questions, we will share from our hearts and witness the sharing of others.
ANAM CARA (daytime sessions)
This is a new group starting up for those who prefer to meet during the day. We will meet at 10am on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday morning of each month starting on November 15th ’23 at 10 am.
(For more information & zoom details, please contact Hilary Norton hnorton(at)greenspirit.org.uk )
Our next CLIMATE CAFÉs on zoom
7pm on Thursday Nov 9th ’23 10.30am on Tuesday Dec 5th ’23
Jenny Joyce & Hilary Norton invite you to join our “Climate Café” – a simple, hospitable, empathetic space where fears & uncertainties about our climate & ecological crisis can be safely expressed. The climate emergency impacts us all in many ways, and it can be hard to share our thoughts and feelings. This is an advice-free zone where all feelings are welcome!
If you can, bring an object which represent some of the feelings you may want to express…. a stone, dried leaves, shell, anything you’d like to show us ….. and feel free to bring a cuppa, biscuits, etc.
If you are interested please contact Hilary for details hnorton(at)greenspirit.org.uk
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