Doug Van Houten, Nature-based Soul Guide & Mentor for Personal and Cultural Regeneration
Are you are looking for a life of deeper meaning, purpose, and fulfillment and long to free the part of yourself that longs to be courageous and wildly alive? Here is an offering of profound soul medicine that will inspire you to answer the call to pollinate the world with your unique gifts. Listen to this heartfelt and inspiring conversation with Doug Van Houten on Caravan of the Heart. In this episode, we find out how personal healing is connected to healing the Earth
We become willing to risk a radical re-imaging of life’s purpose and unearth our soul's hidden treasures
We discover The “Great Work” and recover our sense of wonder and sense of the sacred in intimacy with Nature
We accept the invitation to become fully human, courageous, and wildly alive so that we may pollinate the world with our unique gifts
Into the shadows, we go so that into the light we may grow
We participate in the dream of the earth when we discover the Earth is dreaming through us
We learn that we can become the Midwife –the doula for our Soul's re-emergence
We go on a "Praise Wander." That sounds fun! What IS a "Praise Wander?"
Well, put your hands up, and let's go on this quest to make this discovery and more!
In this work, Doug draws on the wisdom of the natural world, depth-psychology, eco-psychology, dreams, somatic knowing, poetry, and many pan-cultural, soul furthering practices that include: The Way of Council, vision fasting, trance dancing, and conversations with the more than human world. Doug’s true calling in life is to support others as they uncover their own unique gifts and in so doing, transform their lives in service to what Thomas Berry called ”The Great Work” of our times. Doug is also a student of Refined Hakomi, an ardent beekeeper, a visual artist, a wily wanderer, a dream tracker, a deep ceremonialist, a heart-centered activist, a budding yoga instructor interested in new forms of yoga and somatic practice, and a guide for Animas Valley Institute. Personal Website https://www.bodyartsoul.org/ Social Media link https://www.animas.org/