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May 2020

Conscious Grieving: Reweaving Braids of Love

May 31 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mercy By The Sea, 167 Neck Road
Madison, CT 06443 United States
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  Each time we say yes to our fears and vulnerabilities, we move closer to our hopes and strengths.” – Lisa Irish Conscious Grieving asks us to trust the healing that grief offers after loss. Instead of avoiding life in response to the disorienting Land of Loss, Conscious Grieving leads us forward with hope, courage and compassion. We learn the transformative nature of grief as we create new boundaries, rebalance relationships and reweave the strands of connectedness with our loved one. Conscious Grieving respects the pain of loss, while trusting the unending presence of Love. This day will offer prayer, conversation, quiet, community and ritual - all valuable resources for healing. Those of varied faith traditions and all kinds of loss are welcome (estrangement, health, etc.), though a space of 2-3 months from a death is suggested. The prayer-soaked walls, beautiful grounds and hospitality of Mercy by the Sea will include lunch and light refreshments at day’s end. Lisa Irish brings chaplaincy, spiritual direction, and retreat leadership to her creative understanding of grief and its call to transformation. With Masters Degrees in both Education and Theology, Lisa is the author of several publications and regular “Glimmers” on her blog at lisairish.com. Her…

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October 2020

Healing from Loss, Trusting the Rhythms of Life

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
https://mercyecology.org/mercy-ecospirituality-center.html, Benson, VT United States + Google Map

  Our grief arrives after loss, naturally, with a wisdom all its own. Instead of resisting or tolerating grief’s lessons, we are invited to embrace grief as our ally in healing. This day of input, prayer, and sharing will include conversations with creation - our teacher and resource. Losses of all kinds may be brought to the circle (death, estrangement, health, etc), though a space of 2 months after a death is suggested. Together, participants will rest in the safe space of God’s loving heart.

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