Brian Draper writes:
I’m delighted to say I’ve finished recording my autumn ‘audio’ retreat, and it’s ready for you to enjoy – just in time for the weekend! I’ve really missed leading my seasonal walks this year, but I’m so pleased to offer this creative alternative.
It’s all quite simple: download the file from my website onto your device, plug in your head-phones, step outside and take a reflective walk into autumn! (And if you can’t get out or walk too far – or if you don’t have a smart-phone or tablet – you can easily listen on your computer and still have an immersive time in your home or garden.)
There’s an intro and seven guided reflections on autumnal themes, plus simple ideas for ‘practice’ woven in. At 75 minutes long, you can listen in one go, or else take it slower, pressing pause between reflections and making a personal ‘event’ of it. You could even walk with friends, listen in parts, and reflect together, if local rules permit.
NB: You’ll need to visit the page – briandraper.org/autumn-audio – using the phone or tablet you want to listen from on your walk, so that you can download the file to that particular device. And don’t forget to charge it up before you head out!
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If you enjoy it and would like to make a donation, details are on the link – you can chip in via bank transfer, cheque or paypal. My suggestion is £10, but you’re welcome to pay less, more, or nothing at all, depending on your circumstances.
Apparently we’re set (here in the UK) for a vividly colourful autumn; I do hope my resource will prove to be a soulful companion, whether you’re feeling fruitful and mellow, or stripped back to the branch, or perhaps a bit of both…
With my deepest thanks for your continued support.
PS: Join me for a ‘Mid-Day Moment Live!’on YouTube every Friday in October. You can find me here at 12 noon (or watch later, if you can’t join me at the time.)I’m also presenting Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4 on Saturdays 31st October and 7th November, 7.45(ish)am.