Greetings // Grief

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Greetings.

On April 8th, you are invited to a day that will allow you to process your sorrows and your grief. Perhaps this will be in a way that you have never done, or maybe you’ve done this before and it’s time to do it again. The day will be designed around exercises of writing, some movement, sharing, drumming, listening and end with an opportunity to release it all at a water alter, designed to ease your sorrows. Come honor yourself in a day designed especially for you.

John O’Donohue says, “What we encounter, recognize or discover depends to a large degree on the quality of your approach…When we approach with reverence great things decide to approach us.”

What has been the thread that has been with you throughout your life? What is a constant that regardless of situation has always been present? ​These questions were posed to a group of people in a class that I am taking, called “Living a Soulful Life,” with Francis Weller. I have to say that the most compelling and vivid thing in my life, with a strong degree of consistency, is trauma. Weller says that grief does not always bring trauma, but trauma will always bring grief.

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