eARTh is ART infused with Ritual informed by Earth for the protection and care of all beings.
This group is a call to find and make eARThists visible to one an other and to our world. eARThists are bridges between the invisible and the visible.
We are the listeners, the makers of a new world, the messengers expressing our Earth's wisdom in a way that touches and moves many into action for the World of our Longing , unified, just, beautiful and sacred.
If you are an eARThist as described above or feel you are called to be, please let yourself known here and share your 'listening' whether that is in music, images, installation, film, dance, etc....
Together our listening will be deeper, our bridges can become a Mycelium for the love of of all Life's beings.
Much love and thank you
Since June 2016 I keep hearing astonishing messages from Water ( I still need to adjust to that new listening!) here is an other one from Dart East as I walked with the wild ponies, ice and trees in a ritual and a prayer for the floods to stop.
The river said to me and to tell you: 'When there is a flood and there is going to be many it is not enough to just pray with Water, we need to pray with Soil, and we need to pray with Animals, and we need to pray with Air…and with Fire… and we need to pray with Plants…and we need to unify them as they essentially are, united, it is a natural law. We also need to unify our imagination. We have fractured and separated them in our own imagination which has deeply affected their well being…and our well being, because of course to unify them is to include ourselves within the web.. So when there is a flood in California let's not just pray with Water, because Water feels lonely without Soil, without the songs of Whales and Birds, without the gentle breeze touching her back, without the rumbling of Stones around her. Our imagination has been dangerously split. These beings do not live separate from one an other. I am starting to get that after the message from Water on the 2nd of Dec. She was trying to tell me then but I could not hear it. Now I can…When I came to let her know how much I love her, she kept bringing the songs of birds to my attention, the love and beauty of trees, the bubbling air created by the many stone people under her belly. She did not want to be separated from her 'beingness', her 'belonging', her love, her songs…they are one being, radically dependent on one an other… and then she added:
The biggest Heart ache, the deepest Soul depletion for us Humans is to have separated our selves…So it is Time to remember and to step back in. We are welcome, we do not need an invitation. They are waiting for us to come back within one Being which is Pachamama. We are the Ones They have been waiting for…We are not the enemy. We are not the horrid species that need to disappear to save life. It is not like that at all. It is much more heart breaking. The depth of their love, their patience and compassion added to their determination to wake us up, to shake us up is not going to lessen, on the contrary. They will keep dying, they will carry on giving their lives away so we wake up before it is to late to step back in the Web of Life and Death and Love and Grief and all the beings, visible and invisible, dead and alive. It is time, it is time to come Home. We have been the ones they are waiting for…
There has been a natural law of getting us to individuate first before full integration that I do not understand yet. Now it would seem that we have got stuck and lost in the individuation while some are remembering…It is time for full integration and unity.'
So now what shall we do?
I woke up sobbing this morning and last. I saw forests dying so fast like a wave of death took them all, i could not run quickly enough to hug each tree goodbye. I just want a little more time to love what needs to be loved before it is to late…a little more time to mature and wake up…just a little more time.
It reminded me of Rainer Maria Rilke:
Dear darkening ground,
you've endured so patiently the walls we've built,
perhaps you'll give the cities one more hour
and grant the churches and cloisters two.
And those that labor—let their work
grip them another five hours, or seven,
before you become forest again, and water, and widening wilderness
in that hour of inconceivable terror
when you take back your name
from all things.
Just give me a little more time!
I want to love the things
as no one has thought to love them,
until they're worthy of you and real.
Book of Hours, I 61
<3 Azul-Valerie Thome
FIRST GRIEF CIRCLE HOLDER TRAINING IN DEVON
Learn how to hold a Grief Composting Circle
for the well being of your Community-Organisation-Group-Family
Informed by the sacred work of Grief of Joanna Macy, Sobonfu Some, Francis Weller and Azul-Valerie Thome
I have completed a Masters in Ecological Design Thinking at Schumacher College entitled: the eARTh of Collective Grief: As if Life and Death really Mattered.
The training is a leaf coming out of an in depth research and practices of my last 15 years.
The full training to become a Grief Composting Circle Holder will be in 3 parts. April-June-Sept 2107 in Devon
You will need to have done some grief work previously and be able to participate fully.
Part One - in March we will focus on creating a sacred container, making and initiating an eARTh Altar, making and initiating a Talking/Listening eARTh Object and diving in the Truth Mandala informed by Joanna Macy's Work.
Part two - In June we will dive into Sobonfu Some's work and what I have been exploring and practising with how to renegotiate our Ancestral Contract so to bring their support for our time. We will deepen our container making and activating a space that enables release and deep transformation...Composting grief !
Part Three - in September. Still in the forming stage and very exciting. We will learn with Francis Weller and myself about the 5 gates of grief and the 5 gates of Belonging through Initiatory practices of each of the gates and gateways…more soon.
After the 3 parts of the training you will be ready to hold your own Grief Composting Circles for your community/group/organisation/family … and we pray you will feel a bit more mature and awake.
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