Episode 6: Tending to our Sorrows

Beloveds: 

This week’s offering comes to any of you who, like me, has been sad (or grieving) for months now. 

This week, the situation in Cuba brought even more sorrow to my already tender heart, and so this week’s offering is a tender one; it’s about understanding the sorrows that come with being human; I talk about the importance of honoring our feelings and honoring our humanity. There’s wisdom in grief, and there’s healing in understanding the actual sources of our sorrow, so that we can do something about it.

The video is a gentle treat at 7-minutes long (similar to the one on “Wonder.”)

I’ve decided to make this episode available to everyone, since so many of us are suffering and don’t know the reasons why. Feel free to share it with anyone who might be dealing with the many sorrows of these times of global/planetary change.

If you want to go deeper on the subject, I recommend the following two books:

“The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief”/ Book by Francis Weller.

“Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in Without Going Crazy” /Book by Chris Johnstone and Joanna Macy.

I also encourage us all to find a friend, therapist, or a group where we can talk freely, openly, about our grief. If there’s something I’ve learned from working with my sorrows (and the sorrows of others, as a minister) is this: we cannot carry our sorrows alone. Please feel free to reach out if you need to.

I’m sending my deepest love and gratitude to each of you as we continue on this journey of healing and wholing ourselves, our communities, and our planet!

-RevMariela

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