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Activist Communique: "The Healing Journey" Storytelling Circles – Sunday

"The Healing Journey" Storytelling Circles – Sunday

The Deets:

Sunday December 16, 2012

6:00pm until 9:00pm

Alternative Thinking

758 Bathurst Street,

Toronto, Ontario


The Call Out:

We are all, in one way or another, on a healing journey.

The essence of healing is transformation and reunion: a making whole again that which has been fragmented. Our healing journey is our journey from fragmentation to wholeness, from darkness to light, from pain to release, from anger to peace, from confusion to clarity, from isolation to community, from desolation to redemption, from emptiness to fullness, from ignorance to wisdom, from dead materialism to living spirituality, from ego to Higher Self....

It is the story of our search for meaning, our quest for truth, our yearning for authentic spiritual experience, our hope for healing and transformation.

Calling all seekers for healing and transformation! Come share your story, and find the others.

Perhaps you have been actively pursued your healing journey for many years now, and have quite the tale to tell… Perhaps you are just now hearing the call, and taking the first steps, looking for guidance. Or perhaps you are right in the thick of it, fighting your demons and grasping for the light as 2012 reaches its culmination. No matter what stage of the journey you are at, one thing is certain: You need a community of kindred spirits – those walking a similar path, who can relate to you and what you are going through, and can even help you find your way, or at the very least make you feel and know, beyond any doubt that you are not alone.

Evolver Toronto invites you: Let us join together and share the story our healing journey with kindred spirits.

First, we will open the evening in a large circle. Then we will break up into smaller circles of about 5-6 people. Each individual will have a maximum of 15 minutes to share his or her personal “healing journey” narrative. The challenge will be: How do I capture the spirit of my story in under 15 minutes? What is the essential narrative thread?” For practical reasons, each storytelling circle will have a timekeeper, and the time limit applies equally to all. Each person in the circle must share some sort of story. Within the time limit, the length and scope and detail of the story is entirely up to the teller, just so long as the story relates somehow to your search for healing.

At the end of the story, the storyteller is asked to offer to their group an artifact or symbol of their healing (either of the healing they have received, or the healing they hope to receive). The healing symbol or artifact can be a small object, a symbol drawn on a piece of paper or printed out, a mandala, a creative representation of a guide or spirit ally, or even an inspiring photograph or image found on the Internet. The symbol need not be your own creation. However, if you forget to bring your healing symbol, there will be colored pencils and sketch paper at the event.

To close, we will reform a large circle, and somebody else from your group will present your healing symbol to the communal altar on your behalf. With everybody’s healing symbol offered to the center, we will perform a short meditation-prayer for healing.


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