The deep mystery
a focusing journey exploring the mystery of death

Sunday 30th January 2022 10-5pm GMT

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When death comes 
like the hungry bear in autumn; 
when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse
to buy me, and snaps the purse shut; 
when death comes 
like the measle-pox
when death comes 
like an iceberg between the shoulder blades,
I want to step through the door full of curiosity

Mary Olliver
When we look at the natural world with open eyes we see the full cycle of death and life. We see how a forest depends on death for its life. Our own lives are dependant on this cycle. All life ends in death, every being that lives will disappear. Yet, how come so many of struggle so much with this essential truth?

Beneath the usual thoughts and reactions to the reality of our own death, what might our deeper wisdom have to say about it? What does our body know about it? How might our reactions be shaped by the broader culture of “death denial”? and might we bring a fresh knowing to the whole thing?

This day retreat will be an experiential immersion into these questions: Using poetry, reflection,Focusing practice in pair and discussion.

Open to all who know Focusing and listening in pairs
Costs £50/15 concessions

Please check in with yourself if exploring this powerful theme feels right for you. It may not be suitable or easy if you are struggling with recent bereavements or trauma for example. Contact me if you are in doubt

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