“Community… Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion without having the words catch in our throats. Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter, voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power. Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done. Arms to hold us when we falter. A circle of healing. A circle of friends. Someplace where we can be free…” Starhawk
It’s easy to feel isolated and alone in our grief, and often times, the effort required to reach out can feel overwhelming. However, there is something so healing about sharing your story with people who truly listen and share sacred space to hear your deepest sorrow. There is great power in connecting with others who allow you to feel supported and honoured exactly as you are – with all your hurts, fears, pains and joys. Compassion begins to blossom when we see how rampant suffering and loss is in our society…and how much people want to talk and share the stories of their loved ones who have died, and their experiences surviving their deaths.
Today’s blog post is about various avenues of support, and various communities that have grown around Alberta and the world. The following are current and upcoming workshops/seminars/groups/discussions related to life, death, and grief.