Thu, Aug 24|
Center for Wild Spirituality
Center for Wild Spirituality: Wild Soul Pilgrimage in Donegal, Ireland
Sacred Conversations soul-to-soul with the Irish landscape
Time & Location
Aug 24, 2023, 7:00 PM
Center for Wild Spirituality, Donegal, Ireland
About the event
Have you ever walked into a particular place -- a forest or spot along a shore or a whole region and suddenly, unexpectedly felt as if you were home? A homecoming that often brings irrational tears, a remembering without words or logic. Maybe it's a place you were born. Or the place where your ancestors lived. Often, it is even more mysterious than that. You feel as if you recognize an unknown place. Or that the place somehow recognizes you. This knowing-and-feeling-known is a phenomenon of interconnected belonging.
Have you felt this? A bidding, a return of some kind, an alluring invitation to come closer, to listen, to enter into conversation. This is how the call of the sacred wild feels. When a place calls you quietly and persistently like this, I call it terra cognita: known territory. A territory of soul, connected to a particular land and sea.
This experiential offering is one of saying yes to that deep irrational even mythic call of the sacred wild to return to soul in Ireland. To listen with an open heart to the whispers of an alive and ancient world where we already and always belong. An exile's return, as the poem is called.
You don't need to be Irish or have ancestors from there to feel the call from this particular sacred land. But if this invitation resonates with that deep place within you, perhaps you are one of the twelve participants called to travel to Donegal, on the northern shores of the Irish coast, with me this summer.