RadJoy aims to give people the opportunity to deeply connect with natural places that have been damaged through human or natural acts.
Spending time in these wounded places, we expose our hearts to difficult feelings of loss and guilt; listen to the land and to one another; and open ourselves to possibilities for finding and creating beauty there.
In this way, we recognize that all of nature is part of the cycle of life, as are we.
By practicing the simple act that is the 'Earth Exchange' in a wounded place, we consiocusly turn toward the woundedness, be it a dump site, a fracking pad, a polluted river or a burning forest, and allow its woundedness to truly enter into our hearts.
This mini-workshop will be a chance to talk with experienced Exchange hosts and guides, and learn how to undertake your own Earth Exchanges.
In these Coronadays we recognise how woundedness has many forms, in the land itself and in our own ways of being. We invite you to come into the Circle and open to how the Earth Exchange can be a creative and loving act of beauty, moving through woundedness into healing.
Sasha has been undertaking Earth Exchanges for many years in The Ozarks in the USA and in many places around the land. Sasha's experience in midwifery and Reiki brings compassion for the land and for the stories participants bring to the events. She holds truth, wounds and healing in tender care. She is a trusted Guide of the heart and is ever ready to guide new hosts in the how-to of hosting their own Earth Exchanges. Sasha is a volunteer for PDA and is active in the DA Profession Ning site.
Jess Kovach has facilitated Earth Exchanges in her home area of Florida, and around the world in such diverse places as Viet Nam and Spain. For her, storytelling and community are central to the healing and integration that is possible through an Earth Exchange. She is a community activist for the Earth, and supports work for Rights of Nature.