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Poetry and Healing
January 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmDonations
How can Poetry be a divinatory practice, a form of sacred work, self-knowing and nurturing the voice within? Poetry guides you into your invisible realms. “La chispa,” the ember of the “hidden one,” always alive at the center of your being, waiting for the smallest breath to blow it back into a flame. Poetic medicine draws us close to mystery and teaches practices of deep listening, cultivating awareness, finding beauty in the unexpected, embracing our whole story, rewilding the soul, and nourishing the parts of us craving authenticity and creative fire, life source.
We will be reading, reflecting on and writing poems together in a safe and nurturing circle. No previous writing experience required.
Mary Ellen Lough is a poetry therapist & single mother living with five children in an old farmhouse in southern Appalachia. She is also a world traveler, community organizer, activist, gardener, and writer. Mary Ellen teaches poetry as a practice of wholeness and path of integration everywhere from the VA hospital, homeless shelters, substance abuse centers, birth centers, public schools, universities, and conferences, to an old converted barn out in the mountains with a small group of people who gather around a woodstove with tea in the winter.
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