A Self-Generated Ceremony on the Land
Thursday, July 8 – Sunday, July 11, 2021
Riddell Preserve, Sonoma County, near Healdsburg, California
“There’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen
Come join us on the wild land for this unique retreat and ceremony where we will use and honor the art of Kintsugi and SoulCollage® 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.
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. 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.
As we begin to emerge from the liminal space of the pandemic, we will say goodbye to what was and set our hopes and prayers on what will be.
Come share in daily council, time in hands-on ceremonial art processes, reflective solo time on the land, writing, deep listening, and storytelling, to discover and honor the place in you where grief, gratitude and beauty coexist.
I am partnering with Deborah Greene-Jacobi of EarthWays LLC, wilderness rites of passage guide, for this potentially life-changing retreat that echoes the phases of the Vision Quest: Severance, Threshold, and Incorporation.
For registration or questions, contact Deb here