Sun, Jun 13|
Come make your grief into an offering.
When & Where
Jun 13, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
The natural worls doesn't make things that aren't useful. Even painful things - fires and floods and every kind of death - support abundance. We are part of nature. What if the world needs our grief like it needs every other naturally occurring thing? What if keeping grief inside robs the ecosystem of someting vital and nourishing? What if letting grief out is generous?
At this gathering we'll each take a few minutes to spill our giref in whatever way feels right. We might talk about a thing that happened or is happening, things that are missing or out-staying their welcome. We might moan or mumble or play the piano. When one of us is making their offering the rest will listen. We'll save a little time at the end of our gathering to thank each other and talk a bit, but won't interrupt or interject during spilling time.
You are invited to work on a quiet craft while you're talking and listening. We will be making bird-seed mandalas: we'll collect two or more different kinds of seeds and a cookie sheet. We'll use the seeds to make a design which we will offer to wild things after our gathering. We'll spend a few moments at the begining of our gathering walking anyone who is interested through that craft.
You might choose to come make a mandala or do a craft or your choosing and not spill grief.
You might talk and listen with still hands and no craft.
We welcome and support all variations on joining.
We will begin with a breathing exercise and conclude with a meditation.
We hope you'll come spill out some grief with us
As always - this is a free event. If you are able to afford a $10 donation to our project we will be glad and grateful and will use it to continue to build this house, in which we hope you'll feel at home.