When the Grandmothers speak the Earth shall be healed. - Hopi prophecy
Our planet today is calling on grandmothers to become a guiding force in healing our families, our communities, and the larger world. What is it like for you to be a grandmother? Now is the time to connect with other grandmothers to share our challenges and celebrate our joys. It is time to explore what we can accomplish with each other’s support and in alliance. Your calling might be to enhance your relationship with your grandchild, to bring a needed service to your particular community, or to address a global challenge.
In this workshop, we develop practical skills for effective communication between ourselves and the parents of our grandchildren. We explore our mutual challenge of aging in a society that underestimates our contributions. We create a ceremony to celebrate our rite of passage to conscious grandmothering, and we learn about activist grandmother organizations around the world as models for taking on personally meaningful projects. This gathering is not just for biological grandmothers, but for any wise elder who cares about the grandchildren of the world.
Recommended reading: Schaeffer, Grandmothers Counsel the World: Women Elders Offer Their Vision for Our Planet.
CE credit for registered nurses; please see leader.
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