What a week! Such a challenging time in our nation watching in horror as senseless killing seems like breaking news on the regular. It's almost impossible to wrap one's mind around, let alone keep our hearts open, our words kind, our actions peaceful. As a community let us come together this week to do what we do- hold space for each other to do our work, feel all the emotions that are running strongly within us, shift the energy of fear/anger/hatred into a space of love from where we can channel that energy into appropriate actions individually, as a community, & as a global citizen.
We shall uplift the memory of Alton Sterling & Philando Castille as well as the police officers in Dallas, the families who lost loved ones, and the communities that are consumed by racism, brutality, & hatred as well as a dizzying confusion of not knowing "what to do" or how to be. We shall meditate, practice, sing, sweat, cry... together in our struggle and in our joy we stand each week in our circle of care.
If you have a poem, a song, an art piece to share, a personal expression to offer into our gathering of choosing love over fear, please email me! If you have a drum please bring it :)
Alone our struggle is too large to bear; together we can navigate our fears & the darkness to remember the light of love radiates in the heart of each human (even if people forget we will hold space for them until they remember).
P.S.- We DO have childcare this week.
July 13, 2016
***IMPORTANT: WE DO HAVE CHILDCARE this night!! Click HERE to reserve your child's spot!
Who: YOU and friends
What: EmbodyGR Community Gathering
Where: Social Hall - Fountain Street Church
When: Wed July 13, 2016- 6:30-8:00pm
Why: To work with our fear, enhance love for self & others and find an action to take in this world to create change slanted toward love for ALL.
July 15th: Kundalini Yoga Sadhana
When: Friday, July 15th @ 6-8am (That's A.M.!)
Where: Overlook docks, Reeds Lake Bvd, East Grand Rapids
What: Kundalini Yoga Sadhana with Susanne Schmidt- FREE
Click HERE for details!
July 16th: Am I Next? (Peaceful Demonstration)
When: Saturday, July 16 noon
Where: Rosa Parks Circle
What: Everyone is encouraged to join in a peaceful movement to show respect and concern for the victims of the senseless murders of black people and recognize the lives of all minority's through a community demonstration 4Unity.
Click HERE for details!
“The EmbodyGR community embraces and supports, says ‘yes you can’ when the noisy inner voice says, ‘no you can’t’ – Kari Wilson, Community Member