The trembling warrior
A practical preparation for all those seeking to find the courage, the voice and the way to step into peaceful, soulful and effective action, for change in our times.
As climate and society unravel, many of us feel called to step up and do something. But stepping up can feel vulnerable – particularly for those who don’t consider themselves a ‘natural’ activist. In public discourse, the voices of poets, artists and dreamers, gentle sages and those on a spiritual path, are sorely missing. Society’s present preoccupation with image, power, and soundbites has silenced the intuitive wisdom of the soul – just when we need it most.
In a spacious and supportive setting, participants will be invited to explore their inner trembling warrior: the part of them that is passionate about standing up for the future of their children’s children, or maybe for all living beings – and the part of them that shrinks from doing so.
We will focus on encouraging and strengthening the inner warrior: not to go into battle with other people, but to challenge the system and help bring about a peaceful revolution. There are many ways to be an activist, and you’ll leave with a clearer, more grounded and richly-resourced sense of your unique contribution in these epic times. You will also leave with an abundance of information and ideas about how you can best and most joyfully answer the call that our world is now making.
Faciltators: Gill Coombs and Mothiur Rahman. Guest contributor: Natalie Bennett.
Gill is a coach, writer, and facilitator. Books include 'The Trembling Warrior: A Guide for Reluctant Activists'. She's been a Green candidate and Hawkwood College trustee. Mothiur trained as a public law and governance solicitor, now leading the Community Chartering Network and the XR's Political Strategy Team. Natalie is a former Green Party leader.
About Gill Coombs
Embercombe is a beautiful 50 acre valley on the edge of Dartmoor. It is place to find a deep connection with nature – around us and within us. It's a place to breathe, reconsider, regenerate, and relearn. It's a place to get clear on, and passionate about, what you have to offer the world; to join the conversation, pick up skills and get started.