Loving Nature has two meanings for us:
First, it is about a passionate love for the natural world and all that lives in it, a passion that we love to share with kindred spirits; and
Second, it is about honouring the deeply loving nature that so many people have – and that perhaps the Dalai Lama had in mind when he said ‘my religion is kindness’ …
If either of these aspects of the phrase ‘loving nature’ strikes a chord with you, then we’d love to meet you here at North Farm!
Why this focus?
Poets and mystics down the ages have recognised the healing power of nature.
How ironic then that now, just as this ancient wisdom is being acknowledged by scientists, we find ourselves in an increasingly ‘denatured’ environment … suffering from what is becoming known as called a ‘Vitamin N deficiency’.
And this has happened so very recently in the history of humanity: the first ‘synthetic chemicals’ were created in the late 1800s, as industrialisation gathered pace. The word ‘artificial’ emerged to describe these substances in the 1930s.
Now, increasingly, every corner of the living world is tainted with these substances. Even human breast milk has been found to contain the Monsanto chemical, glyphosate.
And worse still, we now we see synthetic biology emerging as well as chemistry – leading to consequences that are hard to foresee.
It is in this context that the Loving Nature Retreat Space at North Farm in Bellingen extends an invitation to people to come and reconnect with nature – and with their own loving nature.
Watch our beautiful video to learn more about the magical place that we call ‘home’.