When inward tenderness finds the secret hurt, pain itself will crack the rock and AH!, Let the Soul emerge ~ Rumi
You don't need to be in a current state of chaos or suffering to receive the Healing Power of Tending to Your Soul.
Allow yourself a day to tend to your soul in the safe company of others. You will gather to explore your relationship to grief through listening, writing, song and movement. The day will end with an opportunity to acknowledge your grief in a safe and respectful place.
It is my intention to offer a safe space to come together as a community in order for us to bear witness to our own feelings of grief due to a wide variety of circumstances. Grief doesn’t only affect us because we lose a loved one. Grief affects us every time something goes differently than we expected in our life or even in the world. Ancestral grief can live deep within us. When disappointment arises a certain level of grief accompanies it. Throughout life this can become cumulative, taking a back seat to our everyday existence. A crisis in a person’s life can feel almost unbearable if the tools haven’t been established or the opportunity to grieve hasn’t been allowed, setting a person up for a deep unexplained sadness, depression or even an avoidance of pain through addictions of any kind.
Your life can be filled with good times and the company of people who make you feel good and bring joy to your life. Isn’t this what many of us seek? Let’s be honest though, when the noise stops, the parties end, happy hour is over, binge-TV is put to rest and the addictions become unhealthy, what is left? The heavy heart, the longing for the loved one who has passed or the current political climate. The house that no longer stands, the business that didn’t make it, or the school/job acceptance that didn’t pan out. How about a change in physical ability or even the slow effects of aging? This list can go on forever, but if we stop long enough, we come into contact with the subtle or overwhelming feeling of grief. When these feelings of the soul are not addressed, the manifestation of grief makes its way out in many forms in our life.
I am offering a day to give yourself the space that is needed in a safe, sacred, nourishing environment to come and give your grief to the alter. However, that may look. In doing so you will have honored yourself and the pain of whatever or whomever you are grieving over, whether or not you are conscious of it.
If you are seeking authentic joy, the kind that comes from within, not dependent on outside circumstances, then come and allow your deep sorrow to register, so you can feel the high register of joy, which is your birthright. This is the place of the spiritually and emotionally mature adult. Come and set you spirit free—at least for today!