The Way of Transition: Being Human in Times of Great Change
Sacred Fire Santa Barbara
April 21-22, 2018
We live in a time of great change and urgency. The turbulence of a warming climate, the polarity of our social structure, the unravelling of the fabric of community that ties us together. All this can lead us to a sense of overwhelm, anxiety, frustration or grief. What resources can we call on to be with the inevitable changes and challenges of our times?
As the cycles of the seasons show us, change and transition are an inevitable and necessary part of life. For millennia the indigenous peoples and wisdom traditions of the world have had the guidance of their elders and sacred rituals to support their peoples through the cycles, passages and radical transformations of life. These traditions all teach one fundamental truth: that our heart is the portal connecting us to the Divine; that it is the source of our wisdom and the compass by which we can navigate the inexorable tides of change. As modern people we have lost touch with our rituals and forgotten how to listen to the guidance of our heart.
In the Way of Transition, we return to our own heart-knowing and provide supportive life-skills enhancing our capacity to flow with change and to align with Divine movement.