Council of All Beings
Jun 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDTDonation
“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
We will begin with a meditation where we will allow ourselves to be chosen by a being for whom we will speak for in council. We will take some time to reflect on this life-form and make a mask that we will wear into the Council. During the Council, beings come forth to speak of their powers and perspectives, the concerns and the challenges they face, and strengths that they can offer to the humans to help them make the changes necessary to the survival of life on Earth. The ritual will close with releasing the identity of life forms and gratitude for the privilege to speak for them.