The Great Saltair, Salt Lake City, Utah
Tending grief means acknowledging it, feeling it, and holding it — together as a community — like the strong banks of a river that allows the river to move and flow. When we honor our grief, and let it move as it wishes, it washes out our heart and makes us more able to love.
This simple community ritual is held on the shores of the Great Salt Lake; our very own lake of tears. Come as you are and bring a friend.
We will meet in the grassy area behind The Great Saltair at 6:00 pm. Allow 45 minutes to drive from Salt Lake City.
I am excited to have Erin Geezaman Rabke join me as co-faciliator for the Community Grief Tending Ritual this March. Erin is an accomplished somatic educator with a wide-ranging background from dance to yoga, Feldenkrais and Embodied Life training.
She recently has been strongly called to do griefwork — allowing grief through the body as a healing and growth practice.
In this video, psychotherapist, author and soul activist Francis Weller speaks eloquently about the importance of expressing our personal and collective grief. It is important not only to our own souls' health, but to the health and vibrancy of our culture. This grief ritual is both a way to make room for more joy in your life and, in the larger context, is a radical act for social shift.
You need only bring your heart and authentic self.
Please come dressed prepared for the weather, whatever it may be!