Hi! We’re Davy and Tracy Russell (+ kiddo), and welcome to our home on the web!
Or mission is to inspire people to cultivate more joy, harmony, and connection in their lives through nature-focused spiritual practice.
ALL are welcome here.
What is Nature-Focused Spirituality?
Tracy and I define nature-focused spirituality as a spiritual path that is focused on nature and the natural world around us.
Our focus is not on deities or spirits, or the supernatural.
We use the term “spiritual” to represent our own mindful connection with our place in the natural world.
Our spiritual path is defined by our own “human spirit”, looking toward nature for inspiration, guidance, connection, peace, harmony, and joy.
We believe that spirituality is an individual, human experience.
While we can share our experiences and beliefs with others, it is important to remember that there is no one “true” or “right” path.
Nobody has the right to define your spirituality for you. We all can be our own spiritual guru.
What We Practice
We practice nature-focused spirituality through:
Moon Phases: We use the natural cycles of the moon as a spiritual calendar.
While we are not a followers of astrology per se, we do incorporate lunar astrology into our practice to explore various themes during each moon cycle.
Wheel Of The Year: Tracy and I observe the eight sabbats on the neo-pagan Wheel Of The Year.
This fits into my own practice of phenology (the observance and study of cyclical natural phenomena, particularly related to plant and animal life.)
Tarot & Oracle Cards: Tarot is a profound tool for personal and spiritual development.
While I do not use tarot for divination, I have found the images to be evocative, and greatly enhance meditation, journaling, and simply thinking through problems.
Check out our tarot articles and spreads here.
Placebo Magick: My personal approach to magick is to use ritual to mindfully engage my senses in order to affect change within myself, thus creating change externally.
Ritual can be soothing, energizing, or healing. It can be done solitary, or communally. Ritual can be complex, or simple.
Magick is not whirling a wand or chanting in Latin to change an enemy into a toad. Magick is a powerful, self-development and self-discovery practice that you can explore though ritual and mindful practice. It changes you, so that you can change your world.
Once such ritual Tracy and I perform each day is our Magick Morning. We live-streamed our morning ritual for seven straight days in April 2020. You can watch the episodes here.
Crystals & Minerals: Tracy and I both use crystals and minerals in our nature-focused spiritual practice.
While I don’t necessarily believe that crystals and stones carry their own magical powers, I have found that metaphysical associations are useful and effective in my own mindfulness/magickal practice.
Read more about crystals and minerals and how we work with them here.
Plants, Herbs, Tea: I am an avid gardener, with a passion for herbalism and plant magick.
Reiki: Tracy is a certified Reiki practitioner.
Let’s Stay Connected!
We hope you enjoy the content on our website! We encourage you to incorporate what resonates with you into your own spiritual practice, however you define it.
Also, we recently launched a weekly, live-streamed podcast on YouTube called Magick Monday, which explored nature-focused spirituality through ritual and discussion.