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Light in the Dark
December 31, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm£29.00
New Year Threshold Ceremony
A grief tending/visioning ceremony live from the EarthLodge with Jewels
"Our grief is just love with no place to go, dammed up in our hearts like a river that longs to flow. Love is our needed medicine right now."
Dusk - 31 December 2021
Gifts from the liminal space
As the sun sets on the final day of this year and we enter the liminal space of dusk, a portal opens, the veils between worlds become thinner. We will enter this portal through ceremony to honour what needs releasing and gather stones for laying a new path forwards.
“Humanity is at a Threshold, we are at a threshold, there is a portal open and we are being invited to step through. As with any process of change, there is a death before the rebirth and if we cannot accept and allow the death, the rebirth cannot happen.”
If you feel a call to honour your grief for all that you have been through this year then please join me.
If you would also like to gather stones for laying the path ahead and giving space to dream into that then please join me. I will be in the EarthLodge from now until this threshold, dreaming and praying with sky drum, the ancestors and the fire. On new year’s eve I am opening up the space through virtual channels so you can join me in the lodge and share in the energies of the wise ones who have been journeying with me.
“The madness in our world right now is that we are NOT heartbroken on our knees every day, pounding our fists on the earth and roaring to the sky. That we carry on with business as usual IS the madness”
Your grief is welcome
I don’t imagine that there are many of us at the moment who have not been touched by loss in the past 2 years or so.
There are many things that open the gates of grief in us and for each of us these will be unique – personal loss in our lives such as loss of a relationship, loss of health, loss of a job, loss of loved ones, loss of freedom and autonomy, loss of choice, loss of a life never fully lived, loss of trust in our world leaders and the systems we have built. Perhaps you also feel the profound pain of losing the natural world.
Whatever it is that brings grief to open in you is welcome. You are not alone. There is so much to be felt that has no words that is almost impossible to articulate and only in the landscape of the heart and of the body can we find this holy place.
Grief is an appropriate response to what we are experiencing in our world. Our grief is not a problem to be fixed, a pathology to be intellectualised, or a wound to be healed. Grief is the essential, feral expression of Love – we only grieve for what we love and in this way the call of grief is a call to feel the immensity of our love.
One thing that I have learned over many years of working with grief is that alone we are far less likely to find our way back. And I have witnessed, over and over, the powerful catalyst that grief can be when experienced and held in the company of others.
Tending to our grief
A short video on the importance of grieving
This is not a place to debate politics
There is so much division of opinion in our world right now and while it is important to try to understand what is happening and create healing and change, it can also take us away from the heart, from the intimacy of connection that goes beyond all this where we meet soul to soul and heart to heart.
This is a space where ALL views are respected, there is no hierarchy or wrongness. A space where we can allow everyone to have their views but not a space to discuss them. Instead a space to find what unites us through the language of our broken hearts, through our tears and through the longing we all share for a better world.
The way these ceremonies are offered is one where there will be agreements made at the start to not discuss the hot topics of the time. If you feel it’s not possible for to hold back from giving opinions and entering into debates, then it might be that these ceremonies are not the most aligned support for you.
I hold clear and fierce boundaries around this in service to creating enough safety for us to be vulnerable together no matter what our world views.
31 December 2021
Dusk, 4 – 6pm
£29 (not for profit event)
The workshop is hosted via zoom live and there will NOT be a recording afterwards. This is a live participatory event with everyone’s cameras on the entire time, if this is not something you can agree to then please do not book onto the event.
Grief and Gratitude ceremony
Recorded live from the Earth Lodge at EarthHeart in 2020