We are proud to announce a new segment to The Rising Man Podcast!  In First Nature episodes, Shawn uses the natural world to remind us of our sacred and ancient roots. With conscious gratitude for this connection, we can learn to live in greater harmony with nature’s rhythms. Shawn is a leader and facilitator in The Rising Man’s programming, and we are excited to regularly showcase his expansive wisdom and perspectives. 



  • Shawn’s background and why he cares deeply about elemental communication
  • What’s the benefit to fostering close relations with nature?
  • What is the medicine wheel and how can we use it?
  • How to properly honor and respect indigenous systems of knowledge
  • What does Spring represent in our lives? 
  • Are you actively aware of the cyclical nature of life?
  • Were creation stories meant to be interpreted metaphorically?
  • Are you under the hypnosis of modern culture?
  • Why Spring is a perfect time to assess who you are, what you are up to, and what your standards are
  • How direct communication with nature can lead to new forms of knowledge