We live in a world filled with beauty and chaos. Many of us are feeling stress and anxiety about the state of the world. We need to seek ways to care for ourselves, to get grounded and centred so that we can bring our unique skills and talents to the healing and care of ourselves, each other and our world. Nature is a space we can go to again and again for renewal and grounding. Nature is within each of us.
We do this personal exploration gathered in community—where we learn from and support each other. The format of the gathering will include individual reflection, meditation, ritual and discussion and include time outside (as individual’s mobility permits them). We will begin promptly at 7pm—please be on time in order to preserve the reflective atmosphere of the space.
Led from a non-denominational spiritual perspective that is rooted in the wisdom and lessons of the cycles of nature. Some personal spiritual inspiration is also drawn from my Celtic Pagan ancestry, although this gathering is not specifically Pagan in its ritual practice. This space is welcoming to LGBTQ+ identified folks and the Unitarian Congregation which serves as our location is an affirming congregation to LGBTQ+ communities. All genders welcome.
We recognize that for many of us we are on this land because we our settlers. And this land was stolen from its first people’s. The land now known as Guelph is the ancestral home of the Attawandaron/Neutral peoples. We can connect to the healing of this land by listening to and prioritizing the voices of Indigenous communities and supporting the environmental and social justice efforts they have underway.
Organized and led by Christine Lafazanos, Life-Cycle Celebrant. As a celebrant I create and officiate handcrafted wedding, funeral and life-cycle ceremonies as well as related workshops and events. Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Upcoming gatherings are being planned for fall equinox and winter solstice. To be notified directly of those events please send your email address to me or follow Woven Threads on Facebook.
The building and washrooms are physically accessible. This is a scent-free event, please refrain from wearing scented products. Please contact me if you have other accessibility needs. Free on-site childcare is available. If you're interested in childcare please contact me directly with the names and ages of the children so that I can ensure I have adequate numbers of care providers available.
Located on city bus route #4 York. Bike rack available in building parking lot. Free parking available in the lot or on Harris St or Boult Ave. The Unitarian Congregation of Guelph serves as the location for our gathering yet this event is organized independently (The Guelph Unitarians are an awesome group of spiritual seekers committed to inclusion and environmental and social justice).