Sun, Aug 22|
Grief and Renewal: Community Tending of Pandemic Fatigue
Join us for a day of deep listening, grounding with nature, community singing, group ritual, and feasting to honor what has been and listen to what is emerging. Pre-registration required.
Time & Location
Aug 22, 2021, 9:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Decorah, 1591 Manawa Trail Rd, Decorah, IA 52101, USA
About the Event
How do we honor the challenges and gifts of the collective trauma that we've experienced during pandemic season? And open our hearts to acknowledge with compassion how different each our experiences has been? Do you cringe a little when you hear "i can't wait to get back to normal" ----- knowing somewhere in your bones that perhaps we're being decomposed toward an emergent unfolding? Are you, too, grappling with how to be social now, again?
In this historic moment, let's slow down and reach for each other, to tell our stories of loss and longing, of what's been hard and what's been beautiful. Let's witness with care our personal and collective heartache, so we can forge a path towards mutual liberation.
Grieving on purpose and with support lets us notice & care for what really hurt, so we can clear the path forward and open to deeper Love. Join us for a day of deep listening, grounding with nature, community singing, group ritual, and feasting!, to honor what has been and listen to what is emerging.
please bring: Water, layers, journal, light sack lunch. Dinner provided.
Further preparation instructions forthcoming through email.
For more information or questions, feel free to reach out to Lyndsey, 217 898 3777 or Liz
Cost: Please pay what is generous and affordable for you.
$0/supported by community (2 available)
$40/supported by others (4 available)
$80/ sustaining contribution (8 available)
$160/ supporting the Center
Born and raised in Rantoul, IL, Lyndsey is no stranger to the strange, plain beauty of small town spaciousness. After studying painting at the University of Illinois, she fled to St. Louis, MO for a decade of community art & rambunctious collaboration, letting kids nurse back the creative soul that art school stole and letting the south side streets be the hard knocks school of social justice. One healing crisis, two superhero bike tours, a yoga teacher training, and a permaculture design course later, she followed insistent gut-tugs to move back and rekindle the Home fire, with these new treasures in tow. Led by the embodied inquiry: "What does earthspeed, restorative culture feel like from the inside?" ~ for 7 years, she practiced weaving a hyperlocal web with Song, gardens, circles, and art, as well as creating a small yoga studio. During the pandemic, she closed the yoga studio, taught art at the local juvenile detention center, and began gathering online groups to dismantle internalized scripts of patriarchy and white supremacy through community singing, study, & story-sharing. Now she’s asking in motion:: if “grief and Love are sisters”, what rituals and pathways are needed to tend this unique cultural threshold wisely and grow our bandwidth for building Beloved Community?
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