GG’s Down to Earth Studio, Salem, OR
(Check back for upcoming dates in 2021)
Come join us on the land for this unique ceremony where we will use and honor the arts of Kintsugi and SoulCollage(r) as metaphors to explore the brokenness that lives in ourselves and in our Mother Earth, to acknowledge and honor our grief and find the beauty and gratitude that resides there. As we begin to emerge from the liminal space of The Great Pause, we will say goodbye to what was and set our hopes and prayers on what will be.
Kintsugi (“golden joinery”) is an ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold. As a philosophy, Kintsugi treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. It encompasses a philosophy of living, of finding beauty within the imperfections of life and peacefully accepting the natural cycles of growth and decay.
Many of us are living with broken hearts, especially after the unprecedented tragedies that have occurred over the last months. We accumulate grief and carry it with us, often unseen and unexpressed. But grief can be a storehouse of power, a way to reconnect with how we love and honor what came before. Grief can help us find the beauty in our brokenness, while opening us to loving more and being of service in the world.
Come share in a hands-on ceremonial art processes, reflective solo time, writing, deep listening and storytelling to honor the place in you where grief, gratitude and beauty coexist, and to find your way back to faith and resilience.