Your Unique Place in the World
Bill Plotkin, in his book, Nature and the Human Soul, states, “This book is my contribution to the global effort to create a viable human-Earth partnership. My beginning premise is that a more mature human society requires more mature human individuals… My second premise is that nature (including our own deeper nature, soul) has always provided and still provides the best template for human maturation…. A third premise is that every human being has a unique and mystical relationship to the wild world, and that the conscious discovery and cultivation of that relationship is at the core of true adulthood.. . there is at least one thread of the human story that I’m confident will continue, and this is the numinous or visionary calling at the core of the mature human heart.” Pages 2-3.
Your unique place in the world is process of discovery, the mythic journey of our lifetime, often needing guidance, insight, a broad prospective, and relationship with the other than human world. The term Soulcraft, a word coined by Bill Plotkin, is a vision, a way of understanding, an approach utilized to enhance, deepen, bring to consciousness, call forward the relationship between the human psyche and the other than human worlds, between the wildness found in what we refer to, as ‘nature’, and the mysterious depths of our souls. Soulcraft is a masterfully woven collection of nature-based practices that intend to invite, invoke, initiate, summon, support, enliven, inspire one on their path toward soul discovery/recovery and embodiment. Soulcraft practices are drawn from deep rooted traditions and practices of ancient traditions, as well as, current scientific and deep consciousness knowing of earth, her beings and the sacred others. The word soul in Soulcraft refers to the unique, vibrant essence at the heart of one’s being. As David Whyte asks, in his poem, What To Remember When Waking,
“ What shape
waits in the seed
of you to grow
against a future sky?”
The work which Molly accompanies or mentors an individual in is rooted in Soulcraft practices, her experience and understanding in dreamwork and human development and the impact of trauma, as well as, from the tuggings often experienced through poetry. Mirroring, encouraging, inviting, inspiring, nudging, delighting, weeping are ways Molly walks with one an a soul journey, a journey to find their unique place in the world.