A little fresh air, the sun on our skin, a breeze in our hair. Small pleasures that can make us feel refreshed and revived. Spending time outdoors, contemplating nature has many benefits. Did you know it reduces stress? Nature calms our brains!
Many people have also discovered ‘mindfulness’ and it is now prescribed in the health service as the first treatment choice for many situations. The good of meditation and stilling the brain are not new to Christians or Buddhists and during the ‘wild’ sessions we are able to tap into some of the mystical meditation traditions.
Many people can describe a moment in nature, in the landscape, where they have felt deeply connected to something bigger than themselves. Wild Church gives us time and space to explore that connection.
There will be time to sit with silence.
There will be “wild walks” for worship and wellbeing.
There is something reverent about looking at the complexity of plants, listening to the sound of birds, or feeling the grass at our feet. It gives us a physical time and space to connect and draw closer to God.
At wild church, you are free to participate at whatever level fits for you, as a ‘slow tourist’ walking and experiencing the surroundings, or choosing to link specific Christian texts, the environment and God. The most important thing is that this is a time for you, a time for you to simply be, and not do. Why not come and try?
“I’d rather be in the mountains thinking of God than in church thinking about the mountains” John Muir.