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Kristallnacht Repairing: An Alchemical Gathering; November 9, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM; Congregation Ruach haMaqom 168 Archibald St. Burlington, VT 05401
Join us for a community gathering during this eve of Kristallnacht' (the Night of Broken Glass;' a program against Jews that occurred in 1938 throughout Nazi Germany). 81 years later (8+1=9) is a ripe time to engage with this event as a portal for all violating patterns that have and are happening to peoples and beings during this 6th Great Extinction. There is a root that unites them though each require their own analyses, strategies..the tools to heal, repair, bring balance shares common ground; the substrate, medium for our time together.
We will sit together with the current trouble, allowing ourselves to grieve (whether it be about the Holocaust, attempted genocide of First Nation people here on Abenaki Terriitory, kidnapping of African peoples from their homeland to serve as slaves in this country, current detention centers where youth are separated from their families, decreasing habitat causing myriad species to die or if possible move and adapt, .... many other expressions of where humanity has gone astray, causing oppression and traumatizing realities that pervade so much of the planet right now. There is also amazing beauty, dismantling, regrowing, slowing, degrowing, enduring, reclaming, strengthening, resolving, rematriating, healing occurring as well.
We will through cocreated ceremony grieve, then share how we each are working on areas of solution oriented repair, and ask each other for particular ways that support our efforts and identify where solidarity can be offered. In joining together where we are vulnerable, strong, and open to collaborate with gratitude and reminders of life's inherent resilience; we nurture community networks in mending.
A potluck followed by ritual, havdallah ceremony, music and story telling jam celebrating/inspiring/ reminding us of our resilience; to discover and strengthen our resilient wellspring.
To the event please bring:
- a vegan, glutenfree, whitesugarfree, nightshadefree potluck dish
- two objects for altar: one representing the pain you feel for what is happening on earth right now and one representing a place where you are actively working to bring in light
- songs, stories, poems
- open heart
- donations for either: Ruach HaMaQom (for the renting the space), Alnobaiwi (to support local Abenaki cultural heritage: https://www.facebook.com/Alnobaiwi/), MycoEvolve (www.mycoevolve.net :dedicated to ecological resilience) who has car repairs, Radical Dharma VT (https://www.classy.org/team/233520), and a witnessing walk to end child detention and family separation (https://www.walkingwithgrace.net/).
Thank you for joining me in this journey.
From: Grounded in ancient times when our ancestors lived closed to the land honoring the Divine Feminine, Roots & Trails offers dynamic, curiosity-centered, ecological education & mentoring; rooted in honoring the enduring Abenaki Original Peoples of this land, they call N'dakinna, while we investigate and share diverse practices across the Jewish spectrum from exodus wilderness to kabbalistic to hasidic through renewal in the modern diaspora. In acknowledging the displacement of peoples from their homelands, participants are invited to consciously explore, experiment, relax into, and be empowered to support justice, healing, reclamation, and peace momentum in the world through these portals into interfaith networks.
How: Roots and Trails supports individuals, families & organizations in Jewish, interfaith multi - generational rituals, ceremonies, rites of passage processes, retreats, workshops, and collaborative projects that contribute to an evolving network of cocreative biocentric culture rehabilitation. Nurturing these core relationships allows ancestral roots of all traditions to engage together in the medicine work of equality and balance.
Please contact us with any interests, ideas, suggestions, and/or questions. Thank you!
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