“There is some strange intimacy between grief and aliveness,
some sacred exchange between what seems unbearable
and what is most exquisitely alive.” – Francis Weller
We will gather to Honor Our Love and Pain for the World. It will be part council circle where we share our truths about things on the tip of our hearts, part simple grief ritual, witnessing and being witnessed in grief and other energies together, lending our tears & laughter to the watershed; and part eco-art and ecosensual exploration, getting curious about earthy joy/pleasure to root our work/play in the world.
Date: July 24
Where: Mad River (Baduwat River), Blue Lake
Meet at Mad River Hatchery Parking Lot
We are in a collective initiatory moment. The old forms are dying away, and the new is emerging simultaneously, though it may often feel like the new is not emerging fast enough and we feel overwhelmed by the state of things.
Because we love and care for the world, we feel grief and other emotions when we see the harm being done. Because we are NOT separate from nature and others, we cannot help but be impacted on many levels. We are often not able or willing to fully feel or express these emotions for a variety of reasons. The idea here is that by allowing the space to feel, to witness and be witnessed with these energies, we are honoring nature’s feedback loop and can become unstuck. .
By sharing grief and other emotions, and moving through them, we can step into new ways of seeing and reconnect to each other and nature, and thereby become even better stewards of the world and the work that needs to be done to heal. And by giving gifts of beauty, love and gratitude for all the more-than-human world has given to us, we renew and deepen our relationship with the world and each other.
This is a FREE simple earth-based gathering and everyone is welcome.
What to bring:
Just your self, Water and a snack. If you’d like, bring an item you’d like to temporary place on the centerpiece. Perhaps an item that symbolizes a loss or gratitude or something you are feeling about what is happening in the world and our relationship to Mother/Lover Earth.