"If you put the psyche in motion, it will heal itself." Gabrielle Roth

Passing sorrow

with Tammy Burstein

A passing sorrow enters the heart, opens the heart, expresses itself, releases like a swift and sudden storm, and is as suddenly gone, relieved, put to rest.

But there are sorrows we can't seem to get past, some big, some little, all holding us in, keeping us out, hanging on instead of letting go. We pass them on to our friends, lovers and families. We find ourselves frozen in their wave, unable to get past them and move on to now. We miss out the medicine of sorrow to connect us and instead allow sorrow to separate us, isolate us, keep us past tense.

In this Heartbeat workshop, we'll be led by the 5Rhythms as we give ourselves permission to move with our waves of sorrow. We'll investigate allowing them in and how we keep them out, passing on and getting past, hanging on and letting go. We'll explore finding the light touch of the strong and tenderized heart, and even as we practice getting past the sorrow that keeps us from life, allowing sorrow to become a gateway to compassion for all of life.

Let's join together, from each of our hearts creating the compassionate heart.