As Rachel herself says: 'Many people find that they experience spiritual connection more readily when outdoors, and indeed the Bible is full of imagery drawn from the natural world. Creation is well able to speak to us of the creator, and we can take each encounter as our own personal parable, listening to what God wishes to share with us through it.'
The activities in Wild Lent include:
- Things to do when it's sunny
- Things to do when it rains
- Things to do with others
- Short and easy things to make and do
- Even shorter and easier things to do
- Things to do in the early morning
- Things to do on the move
So why not make your next Lent a little more wild? Wrap up warm, head outside, and make a shadow clock, lie in a hammock, have a sunrise breakfast walk, go on a giant egg hunt, make some wild garlic pesto, hug a tree, walk barefoot ... and share God's creation with others.
Rachel Summers is a Forest School Practitioner and runs Curious Wilds, which provides forest school sessions involving mud and games and shelters and fires and knives and sticks and climbing and squelching and puddles and string ...