Sun, 20 Nov|
Online via ZOOM
Living With Gratitude: A Practice of Harmony & Reciprocity
Online Workshop on Making Ritual Offerings
Time & Location
20 Nov 2022, 10:00 am – 11:30 am AEDT
Online via ZOOM
About the event
"Beauty isn't the way you look - it's the way you look at the world." - Martín Prechtel (Rescuing the Light)
We believe it's true that most of us in the modern world (including ourselves, of course) ebb and flow between a consciousness of deep forgetting and a consciousness of vital remembering. What we tend to forget is the sacredness and preciousness of this existence that gives so generously to us each day. In fact, the Taitas (traditional A'i Cofan shamans) shared with us on a recent pilgrimage that they drink yagé to remember the wisdom of their ancestors. It is far too easy to forget, they say.
So, we too, make offerings to remember. To remember how to speak from our hearts, how to be in a reciprocal relationship with life, and how to love more fully. As we remember how to give back to life through appreciation, love can enter our being more fully. We may then feel more connected, alive, and trusting in whatever life brings. This re-connection often ripples out into all our relations as an embodiment of gratitude.
When we make offerings from the heart, we energetically restore harmony, not only to ourselves but also to the world. It is fitting that to express 'I am healthy' in Ashaninka (an indigenous group who live in the rainforests of Peru and Brazil), the word, "nocaratanaje," is used - which literally translates into "I carry harmony." Perhaps this is a perspective of health that could enrich our lives, fostered by the practice of making offerings.
As with most ritual and ceremonial practice, we have found that this process is a slow, organic, and mysterious one - oftentimes revealing its fruits only after years of devotional tending, and sometimes gifting spontaneous moments of grace. We'd love to support you in cultivating this beautiful, subtly powerful, and joyful practice.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
This workshop will invoke and honor the qualities of beauty, radiance, and interconnectedness - supporting us in the sincere practice of gratitude and reverence for life.
Together, we will move our bodies and dance, connect with local plants, express love from our hearts, and make offerings to the Spirit of life -- where the beauty of existence may be remembered and embodied.
This workshop is designed to be experienced live as it requires ritual participation, and as such will not be recorded.
We hope you will join us!
Alexandre & Alyona 🌿
YOUR INVESTMENT: By-donation (Note: All prices are non-refundable)
TIME & DATE: (1.5hrs) 10AM-11.30AM on 20th November 2022 (Melbourne, Australia Timezone - UTC+11) // 3PM-4:30PM on 19th November 2022 (Pacific Timezone - UTC-8) // Online via Zoom
*Note: A preparation email will be sent out after registering, which will include the details of what to bring to the online workshop.
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