“The true harvest of my life is intangible - a little star dust caught, a portion of the rainbow I have clutched.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
What shall we harvest?
It is Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, traditionally a time for harvesting marked with festivals, rituals, and holi-days that highlight gratitude for what we have received and presence impermanence.
Cultures the world over center gratitude at harvest time, acknowledging what is, and what was. Reflecting on the blessings and hardships of our harvest we recognize impermanence and the intimacy of our dance with nature.
Does the same hold true for an inner Harvest? How might this apply? What has this year's inner harvest brought you?
While some gifts are obvious others require time and deep thought as might happen with a harvest of heartache or grief...
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Monthly conversations with End of Life Midwives
Join us! Come to listen to heartfelt shares and questions. We share our lived experiences and relationship with death.
We explore how we create meaning, balance living while dying, and grief, and create a more conscious and sacred end-of-life journey.
*Register for free to join us*
PS. No need to register each month. Save the Zoom link for further conversation
Webinar: The Subtle Artistry of Death Doula Work
Zoom November 1 @ 5:00 pm (PST)
What is a Death Doula, and what do they do?
When do I engage one and what can I expect?
This and so much more.
Know someone who might be curious? Please share.
*Register for free to join us*
Sacred Plant Aromatics workshop
Zoom November 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 am (PST)
Virtual and Ojai in-person/ limited to 12
Join us in exploring the Holistic Sacred Use of The Plant Aromatics Of Essential Oils, for the care of our loved ones, clients, and caregivers.
This workshop provides knowledge and tools for safely and effectively using essential oils at the end of life. Learn ways to integrate Aromatherapy and touch into clinical, community, and home settings.
After The Tears Fall
November 6 - Dec 11, Mondays 9 - 10:30 on Zoom
6-week intimate small group online journey
Registration is open
Specially curated for the curious wanting to start the journey
of discovery now.
Weekly live Zoom Sessions, Guest teachers,
Weekly assignments and readings, 1-on-1 mentor call
The Sacred Journey of Conscious Dying
A Weekend Training Retreat, Friday through Sunday
Offered January 12,13,14
Offered February 16,17,18
Join the waitlist for your preferred date.
As Death Midwives and Doulas, we witness time and time again how heartache, anxiety, and fear dominate this fragile and emotional time.
Now is the time to heal, re-imagine, and remember. So that we may collectively change how we live, die, and grieve with simple, effective tools and practices, presence, compassion, and, above all, Love.
This retreat is for anyone interested in exploring their mortality, those wanting to serve or already tending to the dying personally or professionally.
This weekend is Level 1 of our Death Doula training.
We would love to hear from you.
Please share your wonderings, questions, and stories with us.
As always, with deep Love and Gratitude, ❤️🌟🙏
Birgitta and Cheserae