DEEP GREEN JOURNEY
Creating space in the Wild to find Healing, Wholeness and Delight
Beth Jones is the director of Deep Green Journey and is a Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide. An ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church, she has over 20 years' experience leading retreat and workshop experiences as well as hiking and backpacking excursions in the mountains of North Central PA. She enjoys leading groups to discover extraordinary possibilities in life, faith and relationships through a restorative connection with the natural world.
THE JOURNEY BEGINS...
Contemplative tradition has its roots in a call to be in intimate connection with nature, the places of wilderness and other wild edges that reflect our inner reality. This call to the edges, a call to wilderness - to that which lies beyond our domesticated, safe and secure lives. Nature reminds us of the messiness and beauty of things.
~Christine Valters Painter
I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.