Annual Community Grief Ritual: 5-day Intensive~ Orlando, FL: November 1-5, 2017
Grief must be approached as the release of the tension created by separation and disconnection from someone or something that matters. Grief does not necessarily come on demand. It is something that must be evoked through stories and images…to help pluck out that which causes tension, paralysis and distress. Every grief story has similar elements. This is why one story invites another.
In the village there is an opportunity to grieve daily because there is death almost everyday. And funeral rituals last long enough to produce a continual opportunity for the expression of grief. It takes a great deal of involvement within a community for grief to be expressed freely. It is the presence of the community that validates the expression of grief.
Communal grief therefore provides the opportunity to reach that important cathartic peak that grief must logically lead to.
Grief is an energy that works at mellowing the mind, heart and body. An agitated or prolonged expression of grief exhausts the body to the point where rest is needed. One notices that a baby sometimes cries heavily before going to sleep. Grief takes us to the top of the hill and then lets us walk back down slowly, peacefully. It helps relieve the person who is in sorrow and leads him or her toward acceptance of the phenomenon of death, separation and love.
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During this event, we will gather together in a beautiful, natural setting at the Deerhaven Retreat and Campground adjacent in the Ocala National Forest.
Such a Gathering/Ritual
is appropriate for anyone who, for whatever reason, and in whatever way, is experiencing loss, transition or Grief: from the death of loved ones; the loss of a job or friendship; deep feelings re: the state of affairs in one’s personal life, cultural or planetary grief; honoring beginnings and ending within one’s stations of life: marriage, birth, divorce, illness, family situations, issues with children.
You have the choice of a variety of housing options to suit your budget~ all located within a safe, secluded, natural environment.
There are several housing options to choose from and the intensive includes 11 meals to nourish the body.
You only need to get yourself there.
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As there are preparations to be made on your behalf, please plan to submit your Registration and Deposit not later than October 15th, 2017.
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