Emma Blas and I are in week five of a very tight lockdown in Spain, but our situations are extremely different. Emma is stuck in a small flat, I am walking free on a big mountain. In this episode, we compare our different realities and perspectives through Emma’s poem Still, discussing the doors that open through limitation, the grief cycle, the place nature occupies in our psyches, and what exactly can be a balm to our souls in these strangest of times.
The episode of Brene Brown's podcast on grief and meaning that Emma mentions:
More about Emma Blas (and download her free chapbook)
Atulya K Bingham's Earth Whispering Project
Welcome to the first Earth Whispers podcast with myself and Emma Blas. The podcast is a short monthly talk where we discuss the natural wild, the art that blossoms from it, and the magical world of power nature reconnects us to. Emma and I met back in India in 2009 on a yoga teaching training course, but didn’t really reconnect again until 2016 on my earthbag course in Turkey. Then somewhat synchronistically, we both ended up in Asturias.
This first episode was recorded from Emma's campervan, and we talk about:
Emma's book, No Less Wild than the Wind
Emma Blas on Instagram
Atulya K Bingham's Books
The Earth Whispering Blog