And so I am. I'm inviting you to come together with me and other sisters to write raw for our beloved Mother Earth.

Before I explain more, let me tell you about a dream I had a number of years ago. It was incredibly powerful. It shook me. I didn't share it with anyone for a long time and when I did share it with my dear friend Amy Palko, I began to understand it more. Now looking back, I realize the dream was telling me a lot about my journey and the journey I would come to take other women on.

The dream:

I'm standing at the top of a large cut in the Earth, the kind a gigantic bulldozer makes. Stretching out in front of me, the cut in the Earth goes deep.

To my right, a young girl about four or five is walking up out of the Earth at the far right of this cut; walking out of the deep soil of the Earth and into the sunlight of day. 

To my left is what looks like a large, strong, young man standing at the left edge of the cut. 

As the girl walks out, the man turns to look at me and says, "I am so sorry. We don't know what to do to heal this destruction. As a woman, I sense you do. "

I stand there in front of this massive destruction to Mother Earth and I weep. And I know he is right. 

 

After the dream,

I didn't yet know what the dream was asking of me. It was years ago and I wasn't as aware as I am today. A few weeks ago when I started the latest Writing Raw circle, I heard a message to offer a circle to women for the express intention of coming into direct relationship with Mother Earth through the method I use in Writing Raw...in order to be with her, to listen to her, to offer love, to come to know that a woman's body is one with the Earth's body.

This is true. A woman's body is one with our Earth's body. We have a beautiful connection with her. She is suffering as are all of her children. This is beautiful work we can do - to be with her. Not to come in to 'save the earth'. No, this isn't that. It is to remember we are her daughters, she is our mother, and we have a symbiotic relationship. That what we love within her is what we love within ourselves. And that she loves us deeply, nurtures and nourishes us, gives us life, and we can offer our deepest love and respect for this great being.

 

This Writing Circle:

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A Writing Raw circle that is open to any woman who wishes to be with Mother Earth, to listen to Her, to offer love, to come to know that her woman's body is one with the Earth's body.

We will come together on a video/audio conference line, to circle and commune together, and to come into direct relationship with our Mother Earth, and to go deep in. We aren't coming with the idea that we are supposed to heal. We are coming together to listen and offer ourselves in service to what wants to happen.

 

What is Writing Raw?

Please read more here, then return to this page if you'd like to register.


Details:

Date & Time:

Saturday, Oct 19th, from 9 to 10 am pdt

Cost: 

Three possibilities:

  1. Dana based, meaning you offer whatever you feel called to offer after our call is complete.
  2. Donate to a charity of choice.
  3. Attend without dana or donation.

Registration:

To attend the call live, register here. Upon registration, you'll receive the link to our call.

Whether you attend or not, if you wish to receive the recording, subscribe here. (You'll be added to the Writing Raw Community mailing list where you'll receive updates on Writing Raw events). 

With the recording, you can follow along and write with us. And, of course, you don't need anything to do that on your own. Simply open to her and write, pray, commune, listen, speak.


If you feel called to do this, please come.

photo of giraffes by Photo by Martin Fennema on Unsplash