Slow down as we speed up
Healing opportunities abound
Do you feel time speeding up, too? Life is flying by, and I gather that the pace of things to come will only increase. “Fasten your seatbelts,” I hear the Universe say, tongue in cheek but in earnest nonetheless.
As our ride on this planet picks up steam, so too does the calling I hear to facilitate healing — my own, yours, our spirits, our bodies, our communities, and Mother Earth. In this light, I wanted to share with you a few resources that have illuminated my path recently. Maybe you will benefit from them, too.
It’s time to remember that we heal from within. People like me — and the women featured in this post — exist to help you remember ways to do this. Always know you are not alone on your journey… Never. Never ever. You have legions of seen and unseen support pulling for you to live in the Peace that is your birthright. Close your eyes. Take a long deep inhale and breathe in this infinite support — pause — and then slowly exhale the words “Thank you.”
Sound Healing with Jenn Hawkins:
A $10, one-hour transformation
I recently joined “Singing Bowls, Sunshine, and Stress Relief” (is there a more amazing title?!) at Joy of Yoga with Jenn Hawkins. Her one-hour (and only $10!) healing was real and so, so, so good. I walked in discombobulated and frazzled, and I walked out soothed and restored. Honestly, the resulting Amy felt like a miracle. I cannot recommend Jenn and this offering highly enough. High-vibe love — from crystal bowls, Tibetan Bowls, bells, and chimes — knows exactly how to wash through you for optimum benefit.
Check out Jenn and her many offerings, perfect respite care for this time of year when things can get extra hectic and weird (and not the good kind of weird).
This Sunday (!!!) with Sophia Rising:
Community Grief Ritual
This Sunday, Sophia Rising (Cherokee Street) is offering Community Grief Ritual, calling us to “feel, honor, and release the grief we carry” — what an opportunity.
Here’s more from my friends at Sophia Rising:
This unmet grief,
an elder tells me, is the root
of the root of the collective illness
that got us here. His people
stay current with their grief—
they see their tears as medicine—
and grief a kind of generous willingness
to simply see, to look loss in the eye,
to hold tenderly what is precious,
to let the rains of the heart fall.
— from “Bearing Witness” by Laura Weaver
Do any of the words of this poem resonate with you? Are you longing for a space to give voice and vent the many griefs you carry, of all shapes and sizes? Do you wonder about your own grief– accessing it, expressing it, finding it in the first place? Do you wonder about the collective grief — being alive, together, in a time of so much sorrow? Is it time to come home to your deep humanity?
Community Grief Ritual offers the following:
A spacious 3-hour container to encounter and move through aspects of personal and collective grief
Time for both private and shared reflection
Safe space held by Sophia Rising priestesses Jennifer Reyes Lay and Erin Duffy-Burke
Practices of resource in your grief — your own body, the collective body, the elements and earth body, song and prayer
Community Grief Ritual
November 20: 1 - 4:30 p.m.
$40-75 sliding scale ($50 suggested to enable break-even)
Sophia Rising, 3022 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 63118
Registration deadline is Friday, November 18.
Special Guest on Dec. 10 — Katie Wedding
Certified Grief Educator + Evidential Medium
Please join me for my next offering at Joy of Yoga, “Death is Not The End.” This is going to be an extra fun class — full of fascinating content and a very special guest presenter, Katie Wedding!
Katie is a certified grief educator and evidential medium based here in St. Louis. She has boundless wisdom to share, and I can barely wait to introduce you to her. Learn more about Katie via her website.
In this class, Katie and I will discuss a spectrum of evidence that the death of our physical bodies is by no means “the end.” We will talk about what the dying and death processes and near-death experiences teach us about ourselves as spiritual beings having a human experience. We are so much bigger, more beautiful, and more powerful than we realize — and dying and death illuminates this fact. Come explore how!
Death is Not The End
December 10: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | $20
Joy of Yoga: A Healing Center
Ancient Wisdom for Times of Transition:
Q’ero Death Rites
I am honored to offer death rites in the Q’ero Shaman tradition from the Peruvian Andes, and I’d love your help in spreading word of this service to anyone who may benefit.
The rites are a manifestation of ancient Incan wisdom that facilitates healing across multiple dimensions. They serve the dying and their loved ones — and Mother Earth and the universe as a whole — by helping transition the spirit from the human body to its full return to source.
Any place, any time, any death
While most often conducted with a dying human or shortly after death, the rites do not require a physical body or my in-person presence to “work.” They are effective across all dimensions of space and time, and as such they can be conducted anywhere at any time. And the death at the heart of the rites does not have to be a human one… Death rites can be conducted for animals, relationships, events — anything transitioning from one manifestation to its next iteration.
Free of dogma
Q’ero death rites are sacred, yes — but they are completely free of dogma, rules, or any other limiting beliefs. Bottom line: you need not hold a certain religion or belong to any faith system to solicit or benefit from the rites. Your only job is to be open and allow. I provide all the necessary tools, and I will explain the entire process in detail.
Full of meaning
While the rites present as relatively brief (fewer 30 minutes) and “easy” to conduct, they are profoundly meaningful, helpful, and hopeful. I love offering them and am blessed to witness their powerful medicine — for the dying but also for everyone who loves the dying.
Learn more about the death rites and the Q’ero people on my website.
“Abundance Lies Within”
Listen to Mother Earth
Just this morning while finalizing the post you are now reading, I received the November newsletter of Pamela Kribbe and Gerrit Gielen from The Netherlands. I just had to share the excerpt below, a channeling from Mother Earth, as it ties in so beautifully with the same messages I’m trying to communicate here.
I started following Pamela and Gerrit’s work after reading their book, “The Jeshua Channelings,” every word of which felt like going Home. Visit their website for more info, most of which is completely free. (You don’t even have to sign up or register!)
Without further ado, I give you Mother Earth via Pamela:
It makes me sad to see how many of you feel that you are not really good enough and that you have to work so hard, and to try your best to be worthy. Look at yourself and see if you can find inside yourself the voice that is telling you: “Be good, work hard, perform.” Please know that this is not the voice of nature, and not the voice of your soul. It is the voice of society with its traditions. This is why it is often difficult to find work that really resonates with you. To do that asks of you to break away from society and many of society’s standards. Society will tell you: “You can’t do that; you can’t be like a child again; you have to grow up; you cannot be a dreamer.” Do you feel how sad this is and how it goes against the rhythm of nature? So I ask you to change this attitude and to bring a new energy into society by being different and by listening to the voice of your heart.