For the Waters: A Collective Experience of Earth, Heart & Art
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When:Saturday June 17th – Ceremony and Art, Noon to Dusk & Sunday June 18th – Rivers Honoring Camp. Join either day or both
What:A distinctive Summer Solstice Celebration of creating community, beauty and deepening our connection with Earth. At this crucial time in our world, we turn towards the waters—rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, estuaries, tributaries, watersheds and the oceans to bring love gratitude and kindness to the wounds we see and feel. We return to our homes strengthened.
Where to meet Saturday: Look for our flags on Waikiki Beach off Jetty Road at Cape Disappointment State Park. We will be near the mouth of the Columbia River. (Parking with 1 day Discover Passes available at park)
What Time: We gather at noon, add our gifts to the Earth Treasure Vase, make an Earth Mandala and build the Radical Joy Bird. There’s time for everything: drumming, prayers, singing, dancing, wandering, weeping, contemplation, laughter and joy! We’ll end by dusk and return to our homes or to our campsites.
How: We witness what is lost, honor who and what is present, craft an immense Earth Mandala, and make our gift of thanks back to Mother Earth. We practice the ‘radical joy way’ of witnessing and honoring Earth, our relationship to her and all of her creatures. Through our simple practices of nature connection and attention, we celebrate our lives, our love of place, our capacities when we work together.
Why: Because together we remember that when the places we love, and those whose lives are touched by them, are on hard times—damaged by ignorance, trash, pollution, extraction, greed, lack of care and disrespect—we hurt too. On this day we take intentional and powerful actions together, learn simple rituals, make artful prayers and gratitude songs. Discover how to enact your own regular ritual. A family friendly and free event on Solstice Weekend.
Camp: Sisters of the Waters will be camping overnight in Campsite D-204. You are welcome to visit Saturday & Sunday or even better, arrange for you own campsite as well, and stay for the weekend. Click here for details and to plan your stay. Let us know if you are staying over. No food or beverages will be provided. Please plan for your wellbeing and that of your friends and family. Contact Judy@natureconnectnw.com or 503-260-4995 for more details and to find out how you can partner or participate wherever you are. Donations gratefully accepted to offset our costs.