My name is Heike (pronounce 'hika'), I live in the South of Belgium, in a village almost at the end of the world. I'm an archaeologist and theologian and mother of three boys. My conscious spiritual path started a good twenty years ago and I have spend a lot of time working within the framework of classical Christian churches. A few years ago, I felt very much drawn to Celtic spirituality and my world, worldview and understanding of the divine have basically exploded since then. That didn't fit so well with most of the Christians we were working with and both my husband and I have moved away from that setting. We feel a bit like the Irish monks of old who cast themselves out in a coracle without oars and let the winds and currents determine their destination. This is how I came here.. My links with the Ceile De and Obod made me aware of the personhood of all living beings and some years ago I became aware of a limetree who seemed to be reaching out to me. I kept greeting him/her and the link grew stronger. A few weeks agon, I consciously connected to rocks and realised that there is a whole part of the world I know nothing about... Now I want to continue this exciting journey and learn more about all the people I have ignored so far, only some of them human. I am reading Graham Harvey's 'Animism' and hope to gain more insights (and maybe later on share as well some) on this forum.