“When we go inside and we are in our stillness, we are actually listening to the Earth. We are listening to the waters. We are listening to the cosmos.” Jimena Paratcha

E142 – We Are Nature

Transforming Our Living Story

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How do we harmonise the complexities of being human whilst honouring ourselves as beautiful beings of nature?

This episode is part of our collaboration with ‘Noisily Festival – Mind, Body and Soul’, where we explore the theme ‘We Are Nature’. This LIVE panel took place on 12th June 2021 as part of the Avebury pilgrimage.

“When we go inside and we are in our stillness, we are actually listening to the Earth. We are listening to the waters. We are listening to the cosmos.” Jimena Paratcha

In this episode Amisha shares a conversation with Charlotte Pulver (E124), a modern day alchemist, Chris Park (E141), an active member of the order of ‘Bards, Ovates & Druids’, prolific beekeeper, enthusiastic storyteller and folklore wisdom keeper, Jimena Paratcha (E140) mother, community leader, conscious entrepreneur and horsewoman with 20 years of working in the social justice sector and Bruce Parry (E5) explorer, documentary filmmaker, author and indigenous rights supporter.

Together they embarked on a beautiful pilgrimage in Avebury exploring how we can recognise ourselves as beings of nature and harmonise the complexities of being human by reconnecting with nature’s essence, its rhythms and wisdom.

They share their insights into reasons why we have become disconnected from nature and the impacts this has on our humanness, cultures, communities, and on nature itself. We hear how we can honour our collective sense of grief and trauma that is offering the opportunity for us to find new ways to reconnect back to our land and our heritage. They reveal profound personal experiences and teachings from different cultures that have broadened their understanding of nature and inspired personal practices of connecting to their inner universe and their surroundings more empathetically. Together they explore how we can form ceremonial rituals and ways of life that awaken and ground our Youths in a sense of being that instills a knowing that we are part of something greater than ourselves.

We learn that pilgrimages afford us spaces where we can step into meaningful, spiritual, liminal experiences where magic happens, where we can be inspired and marvel at the world and open ourselves up to receive the medicines of nature’s abundant gardens for restoration, transformation and belonging.

“When you feel you belong to something, you know, you want to take care of it.” Charlotte Pulver

Chris Park, an active member of the order of ‘Bards, Ovates & Druids’ for nearly 25 years, a prolific beekeeper, enthusiastic storyteller and folklore wisdom keeper. He lives on an organic farm, and as a druid priest, he has worked as celebrant and teacher with schools, wildlife trusts, local authorities, mental health projects, communities, families and more, aiming to strengthen our connections to the natural environment and each other whilst building knowledge, skills & thriving community. 

Jimena Paratcha Mother, Community Leader, Conscious Entrepreneur, and Horsewoman. As founder of Action for Brazil’s Children’s Trust Jimena oversaw the development of 22 project partners in five major cities of Brazil, guiding the NGO to become a founding partner of Street Child United – a global platform voicing the rights of young people at risk around the world. Fulfilling 20 years working in the social justice sector, the emerging environmental crisis called for her to focus on campaigning for Fossil Free Sussex and Ecocide Law.

Charlotte Pulver is a modern day alchemist and lover of the waters. Being born into the Pulver lineage of apothecarians, She has a background in natural healthcare, studying and practising various medical systems of healing for 20+ years. Her love is rooted in making medicines for people which she sells through ‘Pulver’s Apothecary’. Her passion is in community regeneration – inspiring people to seek out their local springs and wells, to restore and tend to them – remembering we are all guardians of our waterways.

Bruce Parry is an award-winning documentarian, indigenous rights advocate, author, explorer, trek leader and former Royal Marines commando officer. He employs an ethnographic style and a form of participant observation for his documentaries. His documentary series for the BBC entitled Tribe, Amazon, and Arctic have shown Bruce exploring extreme environments, living with remote indigenous peoples and highlighting many of the important issues being faced on the environmental frontline.

To connect or work with Jimena, email: jimenap7@gmail.com

To connect or work with Charlotte, pulvers.apothecary

To connect or work with Bruce, bruceparry.com

To connect or work with Chris, achorneducation.com

To connect or work with Amisha, visit amisha.co.uk

To connect or work with Noisily, visit noisilyfestival.com


  Links from this episode:

We Are Nature . Noisily Festival

A Band of Brothers

Berry Hill Rugby Club . Forest of Dean

Chris Park . The Future Is Beautiful . E141

Jimena Paratcha . The Future Is Beautiful . E140

Charlotte Pulver . The Future Is Beautiful . E124 

Bruce Parry . The Future Is Beautiful . E5

Adah Parris . The Future Is Beautiful . E 38 

Noisily Festival 

SAND – The Wisdom of Trauma

Gabor Mate 

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