Wild Church Gathering - Absorption and New Life
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About the Event
As the wheel of the year moves further away from winter's stillness and openness, and into spring's fullness and form, we will explore this seasonal time within the landscapes around us and within us. Please register so you receive other instructions or changes in location! Also, please come with a mask, a folding chair or blanket to sit on, a journal/pen if you're so inclined, your own water bottle, and an open mind and heart.
As the ground absorbs water from rain, and from nutrients from what has been composted throughout the winter, in relationship with all that surrounds, we witness the shift from barren to blossoming and growth. Humans also absorb. We don't just absorb foods and water for physical well-being, or information and environment that may or may not be life-giving for us. We also have the capacity to absorb our shadows, traumas, or pain through our bodies and psyche for our healing and wholeness, in relationship with the earth. Most of us have endured a lot of loss, loneliness, or fear/anxiety this year, and of course across our lifetime. Part of the full entry into this "rebirth" time requires an awareness and an embrace of our painful experiences in order for them to be recognized and fully absorbed into our bodies and into the earth. Then the miracle happens... they transmute into something new and life-giving.
Let's practice this together. There will be time for ritual and a guided internal process, grounding ourselves, and a 30 minute solo wander followed by sharing.
Note: Hone Quarry Campground has changed and is much busier than over the past few years. There is now a camp host and we cannot park in other camp sites. You will all need to park in the big parking area where that picnic structure is before you get to the campground, and we will have someone there to walk you to where we will be. We can't reserve spots, so for now, this is the way it needs to go. There is also no cell service out there, so we can't call or text. We will start right at 3:00. Please be 10-15 min early to settle in and definitely not late, as there will not be anyone around to let you know where we are.
If you need directions to Hone Quarry, please text or call 540-405-9201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.