Unraveling the Myths of Grief

join us for a free 4-day event

 with Mirabai Starr

July 16-19

11am-12pm Pacific

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 Have you felt pressured to rush or "fix" your natural process in the wake of a great loss?

Grief is a natural response to all flavors of heartbreak.

 

We have all experienced loss and whether someone you love died, you are going through a breakup, health diagnosis, or any other life shattering change, your loss counts.

 

Welcome to Wild Heart

A space of refuge where we welcome grief as a friend on the spiritual journey

 

You are invited to join a vast circle of grieving people who long for a space where we can enter into an authentic grieving process, where no one will try to correct or direct us and where the internal voices of shame that heap pain on top of pain grow quiet.

 

You are invited to

Unraveling the Myths of Grief

July 16-19

11am-12pm Pacific

Join Us

 

"It feels like an abundant gift I have given to myself at a time when it’s hard to summon self-compassion."

 

-Mary P., Unraveling the Myths of Grief Participant

 

 

"I found many new approaches to dealing with grief day to day. I am in a better place now than I was when I came to the group."

 

-Leonard F., Unraveling the Myths of Grief Participant

 If any of these questions resonate with you, we welcome you...

 

-Have well-meaning people in your life given you the message that you should be “over it” by now?

 

-Do you feel like you need to hide  your grief because it seems to make other people uncomfortable? 

 

-Are you troubled by the sense that you are grieving the wrong way?

 

-Have you sensed the fragrance of the sacred rising from the fire of your loss?

  

-Has loss reconfigured your priorities and you don’t know how to meet these changes?

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What others are saying about 

Unraveling the Myths of Grief with Mirabai...

 

"As a single person whose father died during the pandemic, a lot of the usual social storytelling opportunities were not there, and the world moved on.  So grateful to have the grieving honoured and liberated from society's expectations!" 

 

  -Susan B.

"It feels like an abundant gift I have given to myself at a time when it’s hard to summon self-compassion."

 

-Mary P.

“Grieving enables you to keep living in the reality of life with love.”

 

-Mary T.

“I found many new approaches to dealing with grief day to day. I am in a better place now than I was when I came to the group.”

 

-Leonard F.

"I felt hopeful I can author a new self without my beautiful daughter. I am not failing as a spiritual being for still grieving."

 

-Stanley W.

What to expect during our time together

practice

We will be weaving a basket of potent teachings, guided meditation, writing practice, poetry and chanting, and reclaiming the landscape of loss as holy ground.

community

Connect with the vast circle of grieving people who long for a space where we can enter into an authentic grieving process in our private Facebook group.

bonuses

Receive a bonus gift! Listen to a recording of Mirabai's talk reframing The Stages of Grief as Stations of Transformation.

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"I felt hopeful I can author a new self without my beautiful daughter. I am not failing as a spiritual being for still grieving."

 

-Stanley W., Unraveling the Myths of Grief Participant

Are you ready to...

 

-Unmask false and harmful messages about the grief process?

 

-Affirm that you are not doing it wrong and that your personal timeline is just right?

 

-Rest in a brave place to get real about how you feel?

 

-Befriend grief as an intimate friend and wise teacher?

 

-Experience the blessing of exposing your tender heart in a safe space?

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The Daily Rhythm

Each day we will unravel a grief myth together.

Myth 1

"There is a “right” and “wrong” way to grieve"

We lovingly dismantle the belief that there is some kind of correct timeline for your loss and that one day you will be over it, rather than embracing grief as a natural and ever-unfolding response of the heart.

Myth 2

“My personal losses and grief for the world are in competition”

In these times of heartbreaking violence and injustice in the human community, we explore ways to connect our own losses with the suffering of others through a guided meditation practice that reveals the truth of interconnectedness and uplifts us all.

Myth 3

"Spiritual people don’t grieve"

We unmask the notion that to be spiritual means to be above grief and loss, and that transcending our authentic experience of heartbreak is somehow proof of how enlightened we are.  In this session we write in response to an evocative prompt.

Myth 4

"Loss is the end of the story"

Welcoming all forms of loss–death of a loved one, break-ups, health, kids leaving home–we explore the invitation to bless the full spectrum of the human condition as an opportunity for awakening.  Mirabai will respond to questions about cultivating grief as a spiritual path. 
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By the end of our four days together, you will…

 

-Have a renewed sense of trust in your own authentic process

 

-Know that there is a safe place to lay down your broken heart and be real about it

 

-Be emboldened to reenter the stream of life with grief as a loving companion rather than a terrifying adversary

 

-Discover the sacred wellspring at the heart of your loss

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Meet Mirabai

Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature. She taught Philosophy and World Religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos for 20 years and now teaches and speaks internationally on contemplative practice and inter-spiritual dialog. A certified bereavement counselor, Mirabai helps mourners harness the transformational power of loss. Her latest book, WILD MERCY: Living the Fierce & Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics, was named one of the “Best Books of 2019”. She lives with her extended family in the mountains of northern New Mexico.

 
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Meet Willow

Willow Brook is an earth loving facilitator, educator, seeker, artist and friend on fire for love, truth and embodied liberation. With a lifetime of experience on an interspiritual path and a decade of experience teaching in classrooms across the world, Willow brings devotional song and prayer into everything she does. She facilitates grief gatherings, guides yoga and was a resident at the iconic intentional community, Lama Foundation.

 
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"This really is a place where all are welcome, that felt safe, and enabled some deep work to be done. Hugely grateful to the whole team."

 

-Susan B., Unraveling the Myths of Grief Participant

Your personal losses are not at odds with your grief for the world.

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