Grove Circle Materials

Inspirational recordings and transcripts for your Grove

 

Created by the wonderful Jenny Rose Smith, our former Grove Mama, these calls are now available for you to download and share with your Grove either in-person or online. Each month we feature a different topic that will help inspire, inform and nourish your connection to yourself, your Grove and our planet. Our first offering is part one of a three part series called, The Emotional Body.

These materials are deep and rich and will likely stimulate conversations and reflections within your Grove. We would love you to bring those conversations into the Grove Tenders group in our online community, the Nest.

TreeSisters has always been about giving back to Nature with everything that we do, and living in reciprocity with the planet that has given us everything. 

We invite you to make a voluntary donation that will support the reforestation of our world and enable us to continue to provide inspirational, regenerative and nourishing materials like these. If you are not in a position to donate at this time, we would still love you to download these materials and use them within your Grove.

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Exploring Our Stretch Zones

We will be diving into some of the more juicy elements of tending a local Grove with an exploration in our 'stretch zone' as facilitators. This might touch into different areas for many of us and there may also be some common ground such as dealing with conflict in a circle or responding to strong emotions. We will journey with this experientially through a meditative and journaling exercise and there will be plenty of time for questions and reflections.

Click here to get a downloadable PDF Transcript of this guide! Transcripts are great to use to help you prepare for your Grove discussion. You can highlight portions that stand out for you and journal around the feelings that come up.

To download the call, click on the downward arrow in the top right corner of the audio box.

 All of the recordings will remain available as an expanding library for you to return to at any time. We hope these materials help to deepen your connections and nourish your Grove Circles. Thank you!

Participants share thoughts in Exploring Our Stretch Zone

Thanks for this guidance Jenny. I will bring my vulnerability into the group. Great answer. I will let you know how it goes. - Ellen

A fear of being able to identify possible unlikely Grove participants within the realm of known people in my life. And also a fear of reaching out and inviting them to gather and understand their expectations.
 -  Hulakai

I'm struggling with fear around setting up a Grove: fear of rejection, of being judged and a huge underlying fear that's totally out of proportion. I'm someone who takes risks and does new things, however, this feels really different - it feels like I'm putting my head above the parapet. ... and yet I absolutely know that this is what I need to do and that just as I yearn for the connection with other women so do other women.. and I can bring people together... if I dare! How to take that first step? How to invite? To go not tooooo fast...
- Sarah

My one proven help is a. Not listening to my panic thoughts b. Creating a space of presence around the panic c. breathing deeply d. Remembering that I am the canal for something wiser than my brain e. Trusting that everything is right just as it is f. Telling truthfully how I feel. - Marion

 



We will be diving into some of the more juicy elements of tending a local Grove with an exploration in our 'stretch zone' as facilitators. This might touch into different areas for many of us and there may also be some common ground such as dealing with conflict in a circle or responding to strong emotions. We will journey with this experientially through a meditative and journaling exercise and there will be plenty of time for questions and reflections.


The Emotional Body

 
As a way of deepening our understanding and appreciation of Feminine Nature Based Leadership we are going to dive into an exploration of 'The Emotional Body' the part of us that feels and responds emotionally to all that we experience in life. One of the qualities of the feminine is her capacity to feel deeply, and for those of you who are aware of The TreeSisters Blueprint for a Restorer Species, you will know that the first half is very much about connecting to our feelings about what is going on in our world so that we can be more deeply informed about the best ways in which to take action.


Physical Embodiment

 
The third and final session of the three part series that began with the emotional body, continued with the physical body and will conclude on this call  with an exploration into our energetic body and ways of incorporating these more subtle ways of being / seeing / knowing into our Grove Tending.

This is the final part of a three part series. Check back here, or in the Grove Tenders Nest Group, to access all of them. 


The Energetic Body

 

We will explore the necessity of coming together and how the long term climate emergency is calling us to create ways of responding that are rooted in resilience and sustainability.

In our hour together you will be able to reflect on how to seed your TreeSisters Groves. You will be supported to feel into the ways that you might like to create a local circle, to imagine what your version of a Grove might look like and to identify your next steps so that you can support the hatching of your circle.

 


Gathering in Circle