MAY - The Rhythms and the Soundscape of Home (special guest: Valarie Budayr)
JUNE – Manifesting an End to all Conflict and “Othering” (with Valarie Budayr)
JULY - Mother Water – Purifying Drinking Water - Our Inner Ocean – Well of Origin
AUGUST – Food for All, anchoring a new paradigm of sharing and abundance thinking!
SEPTEMBER – Purifying Air & Healing Breath (grief is said to be held in the lungs, in both Chinese medicine and plant spirit medicine, exploring a link between Covid-19 and ancestral grief)
OCTOBER – Of The Earth: Healing our Physical Body and our Planet
NOVEMBER – The Indomitable Spirit - Boosting Resilience – Navigating Trauma
DECEMBER – Honouring Ancestors – the long and recent deceased (Covid-19 is creating many ancestors before our very eyes)
Most of us cannot go to these places in person to deliver supplies and services. Covid-19 now keeps many of us homebound. Our primary personal and physical challenge is reaching out to vulnerable people in our own area.
What we can do on the level of soul however, I have learned from powerful ceremonies with students, is creating spaces in the other world that children (suffering people of any age in any location) can access.
They can do so while they sleep and dream (our mind visits these places then). Human minds also start drifting when they are ill, severely exhausted, hungry or thirsty. Shamans have used those states to access altered states of consciousness but all human beings will naturally start walking between worlds when the circumstances are extreme enough.
What we CAN DO is actively create sanctuaries where we receive them and interact with them. The most powerful tool we have (other than our heart and deep compassion) is our own imagination.
Photo credit: Annie Spratt, School children in Sierra Leone following the Ebola outbreak, supported by World Vision, https://unsplash.com/
These pictures are from my Artist's Residency in Zapallal, the slums in the desert outside Lima, Peru 1998 (before I had my own three children)
I was working as a teacher of Art & Design with students in a ceramics studio to help produce a unique line of ceramics for Harrods - to raise funds for the community