Last September I had the honor and opportunity to be a part of Llyn Roberts' first Wild Wisdom Wilderness retreat in the Hoh Rainforest. As the week's experience unfolded, I realized a number of things about the experience and the people who came from across the country to immerse themselves into the mystery and magic of this "old growth" forest, the largest temperate rainforest in the world. The Hoh started working its magical influence on these participants even before their arrival in Sequim to head off in our small caravan to the Hoh.
In the months and weeks before, through emails and teleconference calls, they had already built a community-setting up meal preparation schedules, dietary concerns, shower schedules, teaming up as roommates or deciding to embrace the sacredness of the space by opting to camp out on the gravel bar.
So, when we finally met in person, it was not as a group of strangers, but rather friends coming together to embark on a grand adventure. And, the Hoh did not disappoint. Leaving the chaos and frenzy of everyday life behind, they allowed the Hoh to embrace them and gently reveal it's secrets.
I experienced such awe and deep respect while witnessing the changes and transformations that were evidenced in the tears of joy and healing plainly visible on their faces and also in the way our group moved their feet in a slower and more sacred gait on Mother Earth.
I will not share where or what happened in these magical spaces, except that they can only be experienced-words can never do justice to what the Hoh shares with those blessed to receive it's gifts.
Llyn offers multiple opportunities each year for those who are called to come and experience the magic of the Hoh's ancient wisdom.
As always, it was my great pleasure to be able to share Grandfather Fire (our First Ancestor) during the evenings of storytelling. Grandfather Fire loves for his children to gather around him to listen to stories of sacred witness.
The Olympic Mountain EarthWisdom Circle, OMEC, was conceived and continues to be inspired by the Hoh Rainforest and River Valley in the Olympic Mountains of the Pacific Northwest, USA. We're thrilled to connect people with the lands and nature beings of the Hoh. Lastly, we're excited to announce that the Gold Nautilus award winning book, Speaking With Nature - co-authored by Sandra Ingerman and Llyn Roberts - also conceived in the Hoh, is now available as an audible!
Please visit our OMEC website for a complete description of the programs, events and projects we have to offer.
From my heart to yours,
Rob Murphy / Board of Directors