What is SOULand about? Who is behind it and where is it going?
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
In a Dark Time
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.
Each eARTh Sacred Cloth is an active prayer for the person commissioning it, for her/his community and the Earth's praising herself.
~ SOULand ~ "a Sanctuary and a Programme for the care, health and maturing of the human SOUL"
Azul is about to embark on a 13 month SOULand Pilgrimage which will launch from her home in the UK in 2018. She will weave her visit to 13 lands, 13 rivers, 13 hosts, along with 13 prayers into a book in 2019.
SOULand has a Vision of a place in Europe. A Water Mill/ land based Hospital and School for SOULand practitioners. A Place and a Programme to learn and remember rituals and practices for the care, health and maturation of the human Soul. For the nurturing and protection of Life and the accompaniment of what and what is dying...our systems included .
Azul brings with her a bundle of soul nourishing practices and rituals with the intention of giving people the experience of soul tending and training those who wish to carry on these practices which include:
Grief Composting Circles that weave together the traditions of Sobonfu Some, Francis Weller and Joanna Macy along with Azul’s own wisdom teaching on the importance of the creation of a strong container for rituals, the alchemy of composting and the medicine of being in darkness..
Grief Composting Circles are a 4 hour circle while the training is 3 days long.The Grief Composting Circle Training is for men and women wishing to hold circles for the well being of their community. In order to sign up for the training, it is best to have had the original experience of the Grief Composting Circle so please plan to sign up for both.
WomBelt:: Weaving Women back into Matter. For Women. This full day workshop brings 13 women together to bless, heal, celebrate and protect their wombs, the wombs of other women and of Mother Earth herself through the art of traditional backstrap weaving combined with story sharing and prayers.
eARTh: Art infused with ritual, informed by Mother Earth, for Life.
Azul often has eARTh pieces for sale and is delighted to commissioning new works in a collaborative process.
Individual Coaching Sessions: Soul&Sanity - Azul will offer a limited number of individual coaching sessions while she’s in town.
SOULand Programme started in 2015 with
In July 2017 WomBelt: Weaving Women back into Matter was successfuly launched
In 2018 due to an increase amount of invitation in various countries I made a leap of faith and widened the vision to a SOULand Pilgrimage: 13 Lands, 13 Rivers, 13 Hosts, 13 Prayers. to perhaps be blessed with the ability to write a Book with some of the answers to the questions below:
Do we need such Places and Programmes? What does our Soul need to thrive? What happens when Soul starves or does not get fed what she needs? Is our Soul traumatised?
What are the consequences of a traumatised & starving Soul on our human and non human communities?
We need to move from MentalCare to SoulCare? How? Who knows about this? How to repair and create a Soulful culture?
Some of the questions and seeds I will bring with me on my bundle and SOULand Pilgrimage in 2018.
If you would like to support this epic SOUL journey please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. I am about to launch a crowdfunding Campaign to support the travelling and living costs while on the road for the SOULand Pilgrimage.
I now also offer One2One Soul and Sanity session on Skype
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.
With a tender and passionate heart, thank you!