'Telling the Bees' about the Life Cairn Totnes and Remembrance Day for Extinct Species 30th Nov 2017 ...
''Telling the Bees' The telling of the bees is a traditional European custom in which bees would be told of important events in their keeper's lives, such as births, marriages, or departures and returns in the household. If the custom was omitted or forgotten and the bees were not "put into mourning" then it was believed a penalty would be paid, such as the bees might leave their hive, stop producing honey, or die. The custom has been most widely noted in England but also recorded in Ireland, Wales, Germany, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, and the United States.'
Could there be something of great importance and value in this Tell? The Bees are disappearing, our grieving skills are almost nonexistant in our 'patronised and inflamed world'. The Web and Hive of our rightful relationship between species have withered away, the communication is in a dis-animated and relentless storms. The Bees are not told much anymore and they are disappearing as we keep forgetting who to talk to about our Grief ….so they don't come back...
Let's Tell the few Bees left of our sorrow and grief, of our gratitude and longings, loves and news again....<3
I have been offering Bee Pollen in all rituals and ceremonies lately calling us to become Hives ... Bees have not given up on us... I have not given up on your Great Teachings and Astonishing Gifts of Love, Wisdom and Spiritual awakening, I bow to you Sun beings...
Please join us on 30th November 2017 if you are touched by the 6th massive extinction of Life on Earth and want to Give Away your gifts, broken hearts and talents to creating our first Life Cairn in Totnes.
Artists, singers, musicians, children, elders, mothers, fathers, lovers of all sorts and all two, three and four legged welcome !
30th November 2017
We need to find a piece of land preferably by the River Dart accessible by All ...All the time... to place and care for our Life Cairn ♥
Memorials for species rendered extinct at human hands: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Life_Cairn
'Grief is not a form of negotiation with Death, it is a courageous, generous and beautiful Love letter to Life'.
In grief and deep gratitude
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Azul Thome is the active visionary of SOULand: ´Making the World of our Longing one Maturing Soul at a Time ´
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WomBelt: Weaving Women back into Matter
AS the seat of life, a woman’s womb is both a sacred and uniquely precious place. Azul Thome , as part of her SOULand enterprise, is inviting women to bless, heal, celebrate and protect their wombs, the wombs of other women and of Mother Earth herself in a special ceremonial weekend.
WomBelt – Weaving Women back into Matter is a two-day ritual that invites women to weave a belt, using the backstrap weaving method and incorporating the prayers and blessings of each woman present on the day. Azul said:
“Weaving a WomBelt is a rite of passage, a way back to mattering. It is a way to honour our womb and to weave women and our stories back together. We will be creating beauty, praying for one another, listening, remembering and mending. As women, we matter, we are matter, we are mater, mother, Earth.”
WomBelts are a ritual way to mark, celebrate and heal. They can be helpful at transitional times in a woman’s life – conception, birth, the start of menstruation, menopause. They are also used for healing, releasing and grief – for example, after rape/abuse, abortion, miscarriage or divorce.
“We begin the ritual by leaning into a tree like the spokes of a wheel or a web. Then we begin weaving using the ancient backstrap method. At a certain point, everyone is invited to rotate moon wise one belt to their right. We then continue weaving the next woman’s WomBelt, adding our own prayers, stories, songs and love as we go. At the end of the ceremony we complete our own WomBelt
before grounding it into the earth with our prayers.”
“The process of creating a WomBelt in the company of other women is extraordinarily healing and grounding. We are expressing that we matter, every one of us. The ceremony of weaving something from nothing is about, healing, mending what is broken, marking transition… We are honouring the many different stages of a woman’s being and celebrating the birthplace of life.”
Azul is working on weaving this vision within other women empowerment projects like TreeSisters and 1 Billion Rising .
The next WomBelt weekend ceremony is on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September in Totnes, England
(£120 for the non residential weekend)
Azul also makes WomBelts to order between £190 to £300
.For more information call: 07765 257517 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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