HONORING the ELEMENTS
with Elizabeth Gibbons and guest teacher Trish O’ Malley
Intentional Creativity Playshop for Elemental Healing
Friday Nov. 17
12 pm to 6 pm
*HEALING *TRANSFORMATION *RE-ALIGNMENT *PRESENCE *RESILIENCE *PROTECTION
Join us in creating MIXED MEDIA prayer flags as symbols of protection and healing to honor the elements. This is an Intentional Creativity Recovery Process for all of us (that would be everyone) impacted by natural disasters related to Fire, Water, Earth and Air.
Whether you have been impacted directly or indirectly, we would love to have you join us for this class. We feel called to offer a process that would help us all enter into recovery around our relationship with the elements. This is your invitation to join our sacred, supportive circle to explore, integrate, heal and transform in a way that feels safe and relevant for you and where you are in this moment.
The theme for this class is inspired by Tibetan prayer flags. In their culture, it is believed that the wind will carry the intentions of the writings and images on the flags out into the world to benefit all living beings. We will create 5 flags, one for space, air, fire, water and earth.
Release trauma and grief and activate your inner resilience with soulful, fun creativity and connection. Create icons of healing and protection. Sparkle on with glitter grit and sacred sisterhood! Move through sorrow to joy.
So often we can allow ourselves to get stuck in a swamp where we feel like we are drowning in grief. Other times, we would rather just bury our head under the covers and repress and deny all the catastrophic and painful events that are currently impacting our families, communities and our world. What if there is a better way? A middle way, where we can acknowledge, honor and express our sorrow and transform it with powerful intention and creativity. We can learn to embrace paradox and allow grief and joy to live side by side within us. Enchantment can become another pathway to building more resilience. We can create blessing ways with word and image. We can become our own medicine women and develop our courage and compassion in ways that are healing for ourselves and our communities.
“Everyone of us must undertake and apprenticeship with sorrow. We must learn the art and craft of grief, discover the profound ways it ripens and deepens us……it takes outrageous courage to face outrageous loss. This is precisely what we are being called to do. Any loss, whether deeply personal or one of those that swirl around us in the wider world, calls us to full-heartedness, for that is the meaning of courage. To honor our grief, to grant it space and time in our frantic world, is to fulfill a covenant with soul-to welcome all that is, thereby granting room for our most authentic life.”
Excerpt from “The Wild Edge of Sorrow” by Francis Weller
A limited number of scholarships are available. Please contact Elizabeth at 415-637-4290 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Class fee includes all art supplies and yummy snacks.
To register go to www.thepalaceofthesoul.com/classes