SPIRIT MATTERS: For the web of life post 11/9
In this time of cultural and institutional transition, it seems important for those in the TLC and Spirit Matters communities to come together to reaffirm our own values, practices and intentions. It is also an opportunity to begin navigating creative responses to the election of someone to the most powerful political position on the planet who is openly white supremist, racist, abusive and exploitative of women and of the Earth, and denying of climate change.
This is our chance to ignite more than 20 years of working and celebrating together into a hearth around which we gather to draw on our collective wisdom in this opportunity for deep change. We join with indigenous peoples locally and in Standing Rock, to protect our earth.
Together we will reaffirm community values, practices and intentions and, using a range of transformative practices, find life-affirming ways to move forward together post 11/9.
Start-time: Smudge and opening ceremony with Cindy Gokie White, Six Nations and full circle will take place promptly at 10 am.
Please bring lunch to eat together. Organizers will provide tea, coffee and some seasonal goodies and music.
COLLABORATORS & CO-FACILITATORS:
Eimear O'Neill is a trauma specialist, transformative educator (TLC), creative director of Spirit Matters gatherings at OISE as well as a constellator, scholartist researcher and host of Collective Healing spaces and community art installations. For systemic constellations, Diana Claire Douglas will be co-facilitator. She is a coach, consultant of Systemic Constellation Work, as well as an artist, published author, adult educator, entrepreneur and social architect.
Pre-registration in advance on Eventbrite is appreciated and will guarantee your seat. However space permitting, registration will be available on site between 9 and 10 am. Registration will be on a 'donate-what-you-can' basis'. All are welcome.
WHAT IS 'DONATE-WHAT-YOU-CAN OFFERING' AND HOW DO I DECIDE WHAT TO OFFER?
We have a long-standing commitment to making our events accessible to all. And, we would love to cover our costs and to honour our facilitators' time. A 'Donate-from-the-heart' offering helps us to do all of this.
A 'Pay-what-you-can donation' asks you to check in with your heart, to reflect on the reality of your financial situation, and offer an amount that feels right for the workshop.
Some guidelines to help you decide:
Most day-long workshops are priced somewhere between $75 and $200+
- $25 - is our minimum request. It helps us to cover event expenses such as snacks and chair rental. And, if paying $25 puts your food and shelter at risk, you are most welcome to enter an amount less than $25.
- $50 - helps us to contribute to facilitator expenses such as travel and workshop supplies
- $75 - helps us to offer facilitators a small honorarium for their time and expertise
- $100 - helps us to cover future event space, as well as to help others who cannot make an event contribution
- $150+ is very generous and helps us expand our work into the community and world.
It is with great appreciation that we receive what you can offer from your heart.