This pledge is a way for you to actively commit to your deepening journey of connection with Life. It speaks to the part of us that instinctively knows that we are made of rivers and rock and rain, and that our connection with the feminine part of ourselves is essential to this remembering. It is a pledge that can be taken together in sisterhood, to strengthen the intentions that you are holding for your Grove, each other and the Earth.

Encouragement: We seek out the wisdom, beauty, dignity and depth of every woman we meet; opening our hearts to each other in order to move beyond judgment, separation and comparison and choose sisterhood to discover the ‘more’ that we can be when we are together

Intimacy: We deepen our connection to the natural world as the root of our own nature and knowing so that we can learn to feel and follow the wisdom, flows and cycles of our instinctual body as teacher and guide

Responsiblity: We choose to live in ways that honour and restore the sacredness of all life through the choices we make and actions we take; we are restorers and protectors of the global forests

Courage: We rise to discover all that we can be and create in response to the call for our emergence into a restorer species; we serve life by finding ways to offer our gifts and risk shining our light as a celebration of being alive

Consideration: We are awake to the world, willing to face reality as it is, seeking truth with humility and listening for the clearest knowing within our hearts and souls for how and who we can be on behalf of life