Every since my work as Vision Nest Studio with FireHawk Hulin, I've been paying attention to nests. I'm drawn by the powerful metaphor of incubation they suggest, serving as a container for the transformative process; a safe space for Life to emerge.
When we were planning the first Vision Nest Studio, FireHawk shared an inspiration he'd had for our name.
Synchronistically, I'd just watched a television Special on bowerbirds and their nests. The bowerbird is an artist - each bird builds its nest from what is around and each is completely unique, with its own aesthetic. So the bowerbird turned out to be an apt symbol for the group of totally unique individuals that took our class, and its nest a perfect metaphor for the space we built for their emergence as fully creative beings.
Some time later, FireHawk sent me a link he'd found about an artist in Big Sur who builds and installs gigantic human nests and I remembered having seen one of them at Esalen. Then I found (and immediately bought!) this gorgeous book at a bookshop out in Pt Reyes: Fifty Nests and the Birds that Built Them.
There seems to be a theme emerging, so I thought I'd post about it, wondering if perhaps we all need a few nests in our lives... I know I do. If this metaphor resonates with you, too, perhaps you would share something about the nests that hold your forms of emergent Life?