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Grief is an inevitable part of the human experience. But how do we respond to it when it comes? Left untended, grief can quickly become a burden, hardening within us and possibly manifesting as depression, lethargy, or other states of being that are diminished in energy and zeal for life. But grief can also be a doorway to joy, balance, focus, empowerment and hidden gifts that await those who are willing to engage with it. This isn’t necessarily easy—which is why we need support. So often we grieve alone or not at all. When we grieve together, not only does it help the individual to heal, it also helps strengthen the entire community fabric. During this event, join Weaving Earth in welcoming our beloved teacher and globally celebrated author and healer, Sobonfu Somé, as she brings much needed teachings and tools for working with and healing the pain we each carry.
Destined from birth to teach the ancient wisdom, ritual and practices of her Dagara ancestors to those in the West, Sobonfu—whose name means “keeper of the rituals”—travels the world on a healing mission sharing the rich spiritual life and culture of her native land, Burkina Faso. Though Burkina Faso ranks as one of the world’s poorest countries, it is one of the richest in spiritual life and custom.
Dagara rituals involve healing and preparing the mind, body, spirit and soul to receive the spirituality that is all around us.The grief ritual is one of the most important to the Dagara people. This soul-cleansing rite helps clear away the grief we carry from the difficult times. Sobonfu says: “It is always challenging to bring the spiritual into the material world, but it is one of the only ways we can put people back in touch with the earth and their inner values.”
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To hear Sobonfu speak about grief tending in her own words, watch this short video