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Grieving and Ritual

WIth Sobonfu Somé

Grieving is a natural gift of human nature. We are born with a wonderful ability to express our feelings. When we have reached adulthood most of us have had great cause to grieve for lost loved ones, broken dreams, failed careers, and relationship crises. It is generally accepted (science has proven) that repressing emotions can lead to ill health. We know that unexpressed grief will burrow its way deep into the subconscious/psyche, numbing our feelings and disconnecting us from life itself. And yet we, as a culture, fail to support the expression of grief. There are so few places where it is acceptable to express our deepest feelings.
The ancient teachings of the Dagara people as shared through Sobonfu will provide a deeply powerful and safe space to support the release of our anger, fear, guilt, numbness, indifference, frustration and grief about all the losses we have endured in this lifetime.

Destined from birth to teach the ancient wisdom, ritual and practices of her ancestors to those in the West, Sobonfu, whose name means “keeper of the rituals” travels the world on a healing mission sharing the rich spiritual life and culture of her native land Burkina Faso, which ranks as one of the world’s poorest countries yet one of the richest in spiritual life and custom. Visit her website here.

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