‘Our love of everything includes its inevitable end in one way or another, instead of that making it all meaningless, maybe it’s the very thing that makes life and love worth it?’ This question is reminiscent of the work we’ll do together. Instead of attempting to give answers to the mysteries of life and death, we are here to facilitate, to ask questions, to encourage others to explore without giving advice. This is a guided journey in delving into what can be easily ignored for a lifetime, and to experience the magic that can transpire when we do so in a group.
This workshop explores how ‘seeing the end’ of everything we know and love may serve our lives. This will be co-led by Rites of Passage founder, Kristabeth Atwood. Kristabeth and I magically came to this same life lesson through very different means that involved us being forced to face our own death. Realizing that we had this in common was such a synchronistic moment that we felt we must bring this work to others.
About the hosts:
Kristabeth Atwood, M.Div is the founder of Rites of Passage, LLC, through which she brings the transformative power of ritual to people of all worldviews and cultural, secular, and spiritual perspectives. As a ritual designer, community officiant, and spiritual caregiver, Kristabeth feels privileged to help people honor and mark the meaningful moments that encompass all the seasons of life – from birth to death.
Jessica Murby is an author, occupational therapist, hospice volunteer, yogi, etc. that has a rare freakish adrenaline tumor condition- the experience of which has led to much of this work. This workshop is based on Chapter 1 of Jessica’s book, ‘Alive for Now: Using Death as a Teacher to Thrive in Life’ which you may preview here: https://www.amazon.com/Alive-Now-Using-Teacher-Thrive/dp/1549605240