(First class will be 1 hour longer 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
With David Lewis, spiritual director of The Hearts Center; Robert Beese, devotee of the Divine Mother in Nature; and Ralph Raaths, eurhythmy teacher, dramatist, and lover of the land.
|The Hierarchs of the Elementals are calling you to commune with them and the beloved elementals and reconnect with Mother Nature.
Are you on a path of transformation, ascension, personal growth and healing and still at times feel stressed and disconnected? In this Meru University course we will show you how to re-connect with Nature and how to use permaculture to transform your inner world as you create natural beauty in the physical world around you—your home, your garden, your landscaping.
1. To develop a closer relationship to the elemental kingdom and to Nature
2. To investigate and share ways of making permaculture practical in your life
3. To help you better plan your space, whether it is your back yard or a future solar community
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In taking our course, you can help the planet by
Spreading the attitude of respect for nature.
Sharing permaculture skills with others.
Inspiring others to develop thriving gardens through your example.
The hidden forces of Nature invite you to come alive
And create a garden in which you will thrive!
Have you ever wished you could re-capture a child’s view of the whole world, where every tree, every plant, every mountain is alive with little elementals that talk and work and even bless you? Yes, the elements of fire, air, water and earth can re-awaken your mind and feed your soul. Nature responds to the smallest of vibrations. Learn how to respond to Nature’s healing vibrations. In this course you will sense the profound qualities of Nature and learn to work with her beyond gardening.
Join David and Robert for this heart-expanding four-week webinar, and you will learn to
Develop a closer relationship to the elemental kingdom and Nature.
Investigate and share ways of making Permaculture practical in your lives.
Engage in better planning for our Hearts Center solar communities for the future.
Benefits of this course will be to
Begin connecting your heart with the vast world of plants that surround you.
Develop a deeper understanding of the elementals in nature— the salamanders of fire, the sylphs of the air, the undines of the water, the gnomes of the earth.
Explore ways to communicate with these spirits of nature.
Learn important, even life-saving principles.
Become skillful in carrying out the wishes of the plants and the trees!
Develop and maintaining your own landscape.
In limited space, create your own special garden project.
Discover how to store, purify and garden with water.
Learn to create sacred space.
Discover the magic of merging with plants, flowers, trees, all of nature.
Questions we’ll attempt to answer…
- What is fire? What is spiritual fire? Is our divine blueprint etched in physical fire?
- What role does our sun play? How can permaculture capture more of the sun?
- How can trees create a beneficial micro-climate?
- How are the bees doing?
- What is the consciousness of trees? How can they restore balance to mankind and the earth?
- What is the work of undines in Nature?
- How can we reduce erosion and preserve the water in our soil?
- How is the soil alive? What nourishment does it offer? What does it require from us?
- How can we improve our health by using the elements of the earth?
Our course will be divided into 4 classes, each representing an aspect of the elemental kingdom—fire, air, water and earth—in that order.
Fire. We will begin with a general discussion of Permaculture with quotes from the Hierarchs of the Elementals, emphasizing the element of fire with practical examples of how the fire of the sun can be captured to support a splendid garden in a harsh environment.
Air. Aries and Thor, as hierarchs of the air element, will give us a deeper understanding of the role of the sylphs and the constant work that they do for the planet. Nature is holistic/non-lineal and truly a work of love, which we will explore. We will study systems in nature, such as the heart, to learn more about their self-organization, embracing a full spectrum of stimuli and responding to the most subtle vibrations.
We will discuss the opening of the doorway into nature and allowing oneself to experience and develop a heart-connection with plants. An update on the situation with our bees, instruction on the importance of trees in the design of our landscapes, and sharing experiences from our walks in nature will be included in our class.
Water. We will review quotes from Neptune and Luara, the Hierarchs of the Water Element, and consider examples of water management strategies inspired by the elementals, which have resulted in sustainable, harmonious gardens. Assuaging burdens upon the elementals by applying the approaches outlined in Buhner’s book—the development of the heart as an organ of perception and imagination—will be presented. Students will continue to talk about experiences from their interactive walk with nature.
Earth. Virgo and Pelleur work with the elements of nature on a grand planet-wide scale and with the tiny beings in your own backyard. We will focus on the areas where we can personally be of the greatest impact, including our calls and prayers as vehicles for positive change.
Ralph Raaths will present a segment on ways the elementals fulfill the divine blueprint from the Elohim pertaining to the rotation of the Earth and its seasons and anchoring this light into the tiniest details in nature.
We will examine the principles of Permaculture as they relate to the soil under our feet, the living veneer of our verdant sphere. Examples will be given of the innovative ways gardeners have worked directly with the nature spirits in developing soil fertility without the use of chemicals and poisons.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a webinar?
A: It’s a multi-sensory way to participate in live teachings and engage with our world-wide spiritual community from the comfort of your home. All you require is a computer with a DSL, cable, or wireless internet connection. The Adobe Connect webinar platform enables you to see your instructors and fellow students, to ask questions and comment through chat box and audio, and deepen your exploration of the course themes.
The teleconference option allows you to call in using a local number. Call the number with the area code closest to you and enter the pass code. Please mute with *1 during the class to reduce background noises or other interruptions except at appropriate times for comments and questions from phone participants.
After registering in our store, you will be able to access the course page, which includes the webinar link, teleconference numbers, assignments, recordings, materials, resources, HeartStreams and more.
Q: Can I benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Yes! You can view replays of all course sessions from the Adobe Connect links right on the course page. You can also engage in discussion with students and instructors through our Forum. Find the Forum under "What's New" on The Hearts Center home page menu bar.
Q: Are there scholarships available?
A: There are a limited number of scholarships available. View our scholarship request form.
Q: What is your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction is our highest priority. If your experience with our webinar or other features of the course is less than fun and easy, contact us. If you desire, your registration fee will be refunded after 1 week into the course. Email MURegistrar@heartscenter.org to share your concerns or request a refund before the second class. The timeline for receiving a full refund for this course is within 2 weeks of request.
Q: Whom do I ask if I have questions?
For assistance with registering in our online store, contact Jeanette at 312-253-7600.
For questions about the course, contact Nancy at MURegistrar@heartscenter.org or 952-294-9908.
For technical questions call our tech line at 520-300-7552.