Being in the woods is like going to church for me. I get all buzzy inside and a feeling of peace and contentment tends to wash over me. I have made nature mandalas in the past. It’s such a calming and meditative experience. On this particular day I had found a neat turkey feather, some balsam root and sat down next to a stump to explore the foliage around me. You get to use the ground as your palette and the leaves, flowers and other findings as your paint. You have complete creative freedom to make them as complex or simple as you want. Then when you go it’s like leaving a little piece of yourself in the forest. Sometimes we make a mandala together, other days Sonora likes to create her own.
Carol And Stacy: We’ve really enjoyed seeing the photos that you share on Facebook of your husband teaching Sonora how to create a campfire in the rain and how you all went mushroom picking. Do you plan these events ahead of time or are they spontaneous. Do you plan your teachable moments or do you just take advantage of each situation as it presents itself?
Carol And Stacy: What are the most important life/spiritual tools you want to instill in Sonora?
Carol And Stacy: Children come here to show us where we have to grow. They help us learn more about ourselves and expand our own awareness and consciousness. Do you feel Sonora has triggered a deeper awakening within you?
Carol And Stacy: A few years back you cut off all your hair. Did you just need a change of pace or was there much more to it than that?
Carol And Stacy: What does conscious parenting mean to you?
Carol And Stacy: Thank you so must Jessi for sharing with us and our audience. Is there anything in particular you would like to say to moms or dads reading this interview?