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Animist Circle for Grief
January 7, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Grief* is a crushing, yet apparently necessary, part of being Human. We feel grief in our personal lives, in our families, communities, nations and on a planetary level. I use the word “crushing” because there is a transformative quality to Grief, and if we can consciously travel through it, however long it takes, we can find our way to the other side where we are changed forever. It is possible to find Beauty in the land of Grief.
*Grief is a strong, sometimes overwhelming emotion for people of all nations and cultures, when we experience deep loss. All Humans experience Grief from death of someone we love, sickness/injury/ terminal diagnosis in self or loved one, as well as cultural or natural disaster and trauma of war. Animists also grieve in response to pain, death and extinction of animals, plants and trees. Also pervasive is Eco-grief due to global climate change and potential mass extinction.
This circle holds space for the Spirits of Grief, and the Humans who carry them. Through the calming breath and guided meditation you can be present with both Grief, as well as Beauty, in your inner sanctuary. Your Spirit of Beauty can hold space for you as you sit with Grief. We will open the circle with a prayer of gratitude, and close with a blessing of beauty.
All are welcome and your privacy is respected. There is an opportunity to share after the meditation, but it is not required. We have tissues available, and there is never a need to apologize for crying. This circle is not offered as therapy or counseling, it is offered as a opportunity for self care in a kind Animist setting.
Offered by sliding scale $5-$20. Offer what you can. This circle is recorded (no recording of shares of participants) and is available for $5 (eventually!) at