The Mud Season Circle – Find your path to spring

“But if you move slowly, softly,
pausing to full arrive
at each new revelation,
you can find—among a thousand paths
through the forest—the one path
that knows your name.”


Between winter and spring, there’s a gap. A time with no clear paths. When every step feels heavy and uncertain.

It’s called the “mud season.”

Making your way through life’s mud season means learning to trust your inner compass. And persevering even when it’s not yet clear exactly what you’re persevering towards.

Join me for a group contemplative practice where you’ll get more clarity on your direction, and you’ll share wisdom with fellow travelers on their own pathless paths.

You’re invited to…

The Mud Season Circle

The great mythologist Joseph Campbell once said, “If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.”

But in order to make your own path through the mud season, you have to tune into your soul’s subtle sense of direction.

The Mud Season Circle is a space of deep listening and discernment.

Over the course of 90 minutes you’ll be…

  • Guided through practices to attune with your body, your emotions, and your deep inner compass
  • Offered prompts to speak what’s true in your experience of the mud season
  • Witness to others in the circle as they do the same

From this warm ground of togetherness, you’ll step back out into the world with renewed direction and perseverance towards the spring that’s longing to grow in your life.

Meet your circle guide…

James A. Pearson

I’m James 👋

For the past five years I helped lead a Council group here in Tacoma, Washington.

That’s where I honed many of the practices we’ll use in this circle.

I’m also a certified coach and practice poetry, writing, and coaching around the dynamic of “belonging into the world” — how to bring more of your wholeness into lifegiving relationship with the wider community of life.

I’d love for you to join me in this Mud Season Circle to connect with your deep inner sense of direction.

Here are the details:

  • 🧑‍💻 On Zoom – join from anywhere
  • ⏳ 90 minutes of guided practice
  • 2️⃣ Dates to choose from…

Life’s busy. It’s rare to have time set aside when your only goal is to tune into the direction your inner compass is pointing.

Join this Mud Season Circle and get clarity and resolve for the path your soul longs to make.

Pick the date that works best for you…

Sunday, March 12
10:00–11:30am Pacific

The Sunday Circle is in the books. Check out the Wednesday option to join the next one

Wednesday, March 15
5:00–6:30pm Pacific

Or click here for a sliding scale option

I’m going to limit each one to a maximum of about a dozen people so everyone has space to be heard.

I’d be honored to share this circle with you.