SUNDAY 6th DECEMBER @ 6pm in Dartington Village Hall
For Women and Men - you are warmly invited for the WELCOMING and BLESSING of our community LISTENING TENT just arrived from Amsterdam.
I will share the story of our new physical space that we have called ; The LISTENING TENT - with its emerging Vision as a Gift to our community. Please bring your drum, your songs and yourself for a fully emerging evening!
The Listening Tent is gifted to our Black Tent Space (women only) & our community Grief Composting Circles (Women and Men). Both new invitations to Totnes. We will that evening talk more about these two offerings.
Do let me know if you would like to be involved :-)
The wider deeper vision is to bring the LISTENING TENT to various spaces like parks, rivers, forests, schools, university, places that have been bombed or harmed...to support us and our exhausted Earth!
BLACK TENT for WOMEN going through our Menopause as a Rite a Passage and an Initiation into Elder-hood. Our second Offering to our community: A regular space for Women to meet and support one an other through this deep, natural, empowering and sometimes very challenging threshold. Date for our first BLACK TENT in DARTINGTON VILLAGE HALL: Wed 16th Dec at 6:30pm: FACEBOOK GROUP: the BLACK TENT
GRIEF COMPOSTING CIRCLES
They are supportive space for Women and Men who experience grief.
Grief can be experienced as anger, fear, sadness or numbness for what/who we love and have lost, for what we long for but never had, for our World’s catastrophic suffering and for what we have inherited from past generations.
Grief can be shared like it has been done for 1000s of years for the mending,
the health and well being of our communities.
" Grief is not a feeling, but a skill and the twin to grief in life, is our ability to praise life". Stephen Jenkinson
“Communal grieving offers something that we cannot get when we grieve by ourselves. Through validation, acknowledgement and witnessing, communal grieving allows us to experience a level of healing that is deeply and profoundly freeing.” Sobonfu
“Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.” Rilke
‘Wherever there is Love there is Grief’
All held in gratitude for the preciousness of Life Thank you to our teachers: Seasons, Joanna Macy, Stephen Jenkinson, Sobonfu, Francis Weller, Mary Oliver, scribes, poets, artists, Gaia, Mother Earth, Pachamama...
FACEBOOK GROUP: Grief Composting Circles
These two Active Prayers are for the mending of our communities and for the health, creativity and connection of our Souls. Both the BLACK TENT and the GRIEF COMPOSTING CIRCLES will be first offered in Totnes/Dartington. I am very open to vision them happening in other places, villages, towns and communities when the time is ripe! Contact me if you want to stay close to the learning journeys of these offerings. I am learning as I take the next step.
The dates will be on both FACEBOOK GROUPS so please stay in touch there if you can. Otherwise email me: email@example.com I will do my very best to let you know when the dates are confirmed.
In courage and beauty xx Azul
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