WHAT IF WE LOVED THE EARTH?
INTERNATIONAL RITES OF PASSAGE WEEK FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
FRIDAY JULY 31st THROUGH FRIDAY AUGUST 7th 2020, FORUM 3 IN STUTTGART
Your regular costs contribution is 250 €. Though it is important for us that you can participate in the training independently from your financial situation. Please contact us if we shall find individual ways to cover the costs.
Our world is becoming a global network and yet we can feel a deep longing for true connection. Our time creates social media and loneliness at the same time, nationalistic separation and a climate crisis that shows us that we share a responsibility for the same planet collectively. It reminds us painfully and awakening that we exist in a most intimate connection with this world. How we understand and shape this relationship is critical to the future of this planet: what if we loved the earth?
How would we shape our relationship to the world and to each other in a consciousness that is based on love? How would we act? Today’s climate crisis is not just a technological question, it is a question of a transformation of consciousness – which is creating this crisis and every technology. But how does consciousness change?
A deeply connecting force works in love and it opens up a space for transformation. Discovering it as a future-oriented activity can become a basis for dealing with the questions of our time. It can encourage us to step fully into our own lives as an individual answer to these questions.
The INDABA Week provides a space to train and support us in the faculties that shape our relationship with ourselves, our lives and the world: by refining our perception to greater sensitivity and by increasing awareness to a higher level of freedom. We work with artistic elements, movement, meditation and in the joy of play and seek an intimate dialogue with nature. At the heart of the week is the art of attentive, mutual conversation.
INDABA is a conversation that invites the future. In its original South African tradition, an INDABA is a gathering of the village community under a large tree, around a fire and ritually supported. A space in which nature and man find one another for a common future, healing and development.
* Initiation can be understood here as the practice and ability to creatively initiate a new beginning and, supported by a community, deliberately enter a new chapter in one’s own life story (initium – entrance, beginning)
The week is shaped by:
- Body work
- Music and art
- Play and training of perception
- Meditation and stillness
- Space for individual and small group work
- Exploring the potential of the group