Is there anyone who is not touched by grief? By loss?
This Circle is created for any and all who experience loss. The holidays can be an especially challenging time to sit with our grief, within a grief-phobic culture. Loss comes with living, and yet, we are often not prepared when the inevitable sorrow enters our story. Loss comes in so many forms; death, illness, divorce, betrayal, trauma, addiction, environmental trauma, losing a career, a dream, a knowing of what could have been…
In this Circle, your grief is welcome.
Gather together to explore the mysteries of sorrow, the knife edge of grief and the hidden folds of this difficult landscape. This Circle is co-created by the participants that attend – the only requirement is that you have experienced loss and wish to be supported and to support others on their Grief Journey. We will all begin our Apprenticeship with Sorrow, together.
Fee: $10-20, or whatever is affordable to cover space and art materials. All forms of expression will be supported – visual art, writing, verbal sharing, etc. There is no requirement to commit to ongoing Circles – come when you can.
The theme and name of the Circle is taken from the work of Francis Weller and his book: The Wild Edge of Sorrow. Francis Weller is a master of synthesizing diverse streams of thought from psychology, anthropology, mythology, alchemy, indigenous cultures and poetic traditions. Author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief and The Threshold Between Loss and Revelation (with Rashani Réa), he has introduced the healing work of ritual to thousands of people. He founded and directs WisdomBridge, an organization that offers educational programs that seek to integrate the wisdom from indigenous cultures with the insights and knowledge gathered from Western poetic, psychological and spiritual traditions.