Rooted in Community, From the Ground Up

Work is love made visible. and if you cannot work with joy but only distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple, and take alms from them who work with joy. - Khalil Gibran
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At the very heart of Sisters of the Wild is community, and for a community to thrive each of us must enter with a willingness to serve one another. Having an interest in the wellbeing of others as well as oneself and the earth beneath our feet can be considered a devotional practice. 

For a few days and nights we create a small village, one where women come to rest, to reconnect and to rejoice. We can shake off the boundaries of society living and in the stillness remember who we are. The kettle will always be on the boil, the kitchen alive with mindful activity as meals are prepared with love and a fire kept alight for warmth. 

“Living creatures are nourished by food and food is nourished by rain; rain itself is the water of life, which comes from selfless worship and service” Bhagavad Gita3.14

During our time together, those willing, will be given the opportunity to be of service. We’ll ask for you to step forward and fill the plates of your women folk with nourishing food that has been lovingly prepared. There may come a time that our fire keeper is tired and needs someone to help fetch wood, the kettle may need refilling, candles lighting, dishes will need to be washed and spaces made beautiful for our workshops.

The wider vision for Sisters of the Wild is that we’re able to find a piece of land to call our home, a place that we can truly cultivate, a piece of the earth we can protect and sow many seeds for the generations to come. As we move into our 3rd year of gathering, the foundations of this dream are being built and when you join us at the Spring or the Autumn Equinox you are choosing to turn new soil alongside us, your dedication will become a thread that weaves the tapestry of our community together. 

And what is it to work with love?

It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your own heart,

even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth. 

It is to build a house with affection, 

 as if your beloved were to dwell in that house.

It is to sew seeds with tenderness and reap the harvest with joy,

 as if your beloved were to eat the fruit. 

It is to charge all things you fashion with a breath of your own spirit.