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Council of All Beings
Dec 17, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST
Friday 17 December 4-7pm PST / 7-10pm EST
Saturday 18 December 9am-12pm JST / 11am-2pm AEDT
Each of us – every being – is an integral part of the greater web of life. Nature is not ‘separate’ from us; we are nature. The manufactured lines of division humanity has built have caused a severance of our sense of our intrinsic place within the web of life and negatively impacted our ideas of belonging.
Yet we long for that feeling of connection – the sense of belongingness, to feel at home and held within the cycles of life. We long to awaken to our place in the world. Through practices that expand our awareness to the vibrancy of life around us, we can build those relationships with the natural world that support our wholeness.
What is the Council of All Beings?
“The Council of All Beings is a communal ritual in which participants step aside from their human identity and speak on behalf of another life-form. A simple structure for spontaneous expression, it aims to heighten awareness of our interdependence in the living body of Earth, and to strengthen our commitment to defend it. The ritual serves to help us acknowledge and give voice to the suffering of our world. It also serves, in equal measure, to help us experience the beauty and power of our interconnectedness with all life.” – Joanna Macy
A practice of empathy and connection, the Council of All Beings, supports the shift from an egocentric to an ecocentric perspective.
During the Council, beings come forth to speak of their concerns and the challenges they face, and to be witnessed and received by the humans. Through sharing, recognition and acknowledgement of the suffering caused by the human species, all beings begin to experience a deep empathy for each other and a broader awareness of our inner-connectedness and interdependence grows. As the beings share messages of their unique gifts, the humans begin to gain fresh perspectives on ways to act on behalf of life.
Key Potential Takeaways for Participants:
🦢 Listen and converse with the natural world.
🦋 Practice deep listening, empathy, and mirroring.
🦉 Develop a greater awareness of the web of life, and the interconnection of all beings.
🦔 Step out of your personal identities and into the truth and wisdom of another being.
🍂 Gain insights into your own longing for connection to the gifts available in nature.
💧 Identify and release painful emotions that hinder connection with Soul.
This workshop will be limited to 20 participants.
These Councils are hosted as a collaboration between WTR Facilitator, Frieda Nixdorf and Christie Wilson, Extinction Rebellion Regen, Global Support, and Australia. We offer this freely in the spirit of generosity. We don’t turn away XR Rebels based on financial circumstances. If you cannot donate at this time, please Frieda at: [email protected].
Your generous donation will help us continue to offer this important work to those with less access to finances. You are invited to give within your means. Suggested donation for this 3-hour workshop is $25 – $40 USD can be paid to Frieda via PayPal at [email protected] or via Venmo at Frieda-Nixdorf.