New Group Now Forming! Bone and Seed: Explorations in Healing Fridays, 9:30-11:30am, beginning March 2019 @The Nest, 11 Center Street, second floor, Northampton, MA
Bone and Seed is...a group of depth and nurture. Bone and Seed is an on-going group where important things about our various paths of healing are shared.
Bone and Seed offers...contemplative space to explore. Our time is carefully facilitated and curated through reflective prompts/conversation/writing/expressive art making/ritual on different perspectives and aspects of healing as concept, possibility and lived practice, both personal and collective. You do not need to be "arty" to engage meaningfully with the written and creative expressions; just open to the magic of process.
Bone and Seed invites...encounter. Our inspirations for reflection and creative response are wide: podcasts, film and video clips, poetry, sacred texts, music, silence, rituals small and big, news stories, and whatever the Spirit blows in. There is an unfolding to this group, slowly unpacking the themes of Naming and Knowing and grounding ourselves in a variety of practices from all over the world.
Details: Sliding fee scale: $15-40 per session Because of the intimate nature of this group, space is limited. We will meet on Friday mornings, from 9:30-11:30. This is imagined as a "long-term" and committed group but we will discern how long we want to meet and how often once we are together. I ask that those who are interested to please first email me a bit about yourself and why you would like to be a part of this group: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a phone number.
The Story of Bone and Seed: Originally meeting twice a month for 5 months, from January through May 2018, the Bone and Seed group explored the voices of 5 extraordinarily attuned women: Artist Sister Corita Kent, Community-Builder Margaret Wheatley, Humanitarian Dr. Jane Goodall, Poet Mary Oliver and Cantadora Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Over those months, as the women in the group listened deeply to the wisdom of these teachers though writing, creative expression and sharing, they began to hear their own voices emerge.
This first group still meets, now weekly, and has become deep community with and for each other.
"Sacred is not a special place, or a ritual, or a particular group of people. It's more normal than that. There are many places and rituals that do feel sacred, and many of us seek these out...but I think it's important to notice that the ritual isn't sacred, it just opens that door to the experience. It isn't only the place that is sacred, we are." Margaret Wheatley