SOULand is a response to our traumatised, collapsing and transforming world.
It is an active prayer to support the accompaniment of what is dying while Making the World of our Longing ~ even if it is to late for our own species…
...it is a graceful gesture of soul, courage and beauty, it is Soul Activism.
Hello, SOULand is a new vision, a Place ( a WaterMill to be found) and a Programme emerging in 2017 for the Maturing and Homecoming of our Soul.
Grief Composting Circles, eARTh, Black Tent Council are part of SOULand's growing vision.
I live in Devon, England with blood from Lebanon and France in my veins, the mother of a young warrior man. I am an eARTh artist and a ritualist. My work is infused with soul and beauty, informed by ancient Earth’s wisdom, systems thinking, ancient philosophy as well as archetypal psychology. My own apprenticeship with Grief has birthed the monthly Grief Composting Circles offered to my Devon community since 2015 as well as a new training for Grief Composters starting this June 2017 to grow a mycelium of soul workers .
I seek to remember and nurture a deep conversation with Grief, Love, Death and Life necessary in our transforming world and in our withering Imagination.
I have recently completed a Masters in Ecological Design Thinking at Schumacher College titled:
the eARTh of Grieving Collectively as if Life and Death really Mattered,
My heart is ongoingly breaking open with grief while a new capacity for love and joy emerges . I pray that yours is breaking to and that together we a-waken with a sob, offer our gifts with love and take courage to become mature human beings .
I now also offer One2One Soul and Sanity session on Skype.or face to face in Totnes, Devon.
More recently I have started 'Conversations with Grief', a series of interviews with women and men engaging fully with our collapsing world, our dying systems, our grief and reconciliation guided by a deep longing to fully participate in our world in ways of soul and beauty.
SOULand is in its first year, the wider vision is to grow this programme with others and offer it in a Water Mill by River and Land .
Any one with a Water Mill needing a Vision?
If we are not first heartbroken by what is happening to our planet, the earth community, the people we love, and ourselves, all other forms of preparation for our daunting future are quite simply, incidental. The collapse of industrial civilization will result in unimaginable loss of life, and those who survive will either become bigger people, or they will be emotionally and spiritually decimated. The heart, not the head, determines the outcome of that reality. Carolyn Baker
SOULand is a vision that gathered around my eyes in 2016, a Place (still to be found) and a Programme for the Maturing and Homecoming of Soul. It is the vision and an experiment of an alternative offering to medication, alienation, depression, suicide, Homelessness and the repeated cycles of traumas and shocks.
It could become a Place and a Programme of regular Collective Grief Work, of Initiatory Practices and regular Rite of Passage, the Accompaniment of our Dying world, the Welcoming and Making of our New one.
A place where we Make together the World of our Longing through eARTh, Beauty, Sacred Arts, Dance, Ceremonies and Rituals that acknowledge the sacred needs of our starving Soul in our time of profound crisis and thresholds.