We believe that we all carry grief and some of us in massive amounts. At best we are well adjusted to a hurting world, compensating space in our bones for the pain.
We believe that when this pain goes unprocessed or invalidated, it comes out sideways. It comes out as an illness or as addiction or destructive behavior. When most humans harbor this kind of pain and a small percentage of them are doing to work to properly process it, across entire generations, we begin to see alot more depression and alot more mental illness.
The theory is that grief is too big of a thing for one person to hold alone. We need to have the support of our loved ones, of a community that will hold us up when we are that down. And sadly, many people in modern times dont have those kind of communities. I think there is a collective grief over that that most people do not recognize. It is the sum of this collective grief that is displayed as our current world. We have alot of grief work to do.
Upcoming Grief Workshop:
Join us online via Zoom on December 12th for an intimate conversation about grief. What it is, and how we carry it. Collective grief and our own dearly held grief - which we are certain is only love, inside out. In this class we will honor our grief through story and writing. Class is $11 - Register here.