Two more days to sign up, loves! Link in the profile has all the info, be in touch by the end of Saturday if you want to get on this ride for this next cycle around the sun! Here is a small excerpt from the first class “Why would we celebrate the Wheel of the year in this modern age?
We live in a culture that has embraced the domination and desecration of the earth for several thousand years. This is mirrored in the way our bodies are treated if you are assigned female at birth, if you’re gender non-conforming, non binary or trans, if you’re queer, if you’re indigenous or a person of color. Regardless of who we are, we are taught to dissociate from our bodies and from the earth below our feet. Under capitalism, most of our energy is going into survival. Under Patriarchal/white supremacist/colonizer/heterosexist western civilization, set on the destruction of all life, it is extremely painful to tune in to the earth around us and notice what’s going on. We are trained and encouraged to dissociate by the over-culture, and it is a useful coping skill for surviving trauma. But I really believe that the foundation of liberation from these old, destructive paradigms includes deep, consistent relationships with our own bodies and the body of the Earth. Frances Weller in his book The Wild Edge Of Sorrow says about practicing ritual, “Living as we do in the belly of a soul-eating culture, it is imperative that we have measures that can help us come back to soul, especially in times of crisis.” So we celebrate the wheel in the modern age to build deep relationship with the Earth, and to understand our human experience in different ways in relation to the earth’s cycles. To connect with the traditions of the ancestors of Europe as well as with the land we currently live on.” Part of this connection for those of us on colonized land is acknowledging who’s land we occupy and that those of us with settler/colonizer ancestry who benefit from white supremacy should be making reparations. 15 % of class fees go to Indigenous lead organizations and individuals. You’ll find links to some of these in the profile as I’m able to redistribute funds!