Nov 302013
 
Painting by Paul Albert Besnard

Painting by Paul Albert Besnard

By coming together in sacred ritual with our community, we are restoring our relationship to the Earth, our Mother.

As we re-establish our Belonging in one another’s hearts, we are quelling the “never-enoughness” that drives so many of us to accumulate, achieve and produce beyond our (and Her) means.

When we share our stories and dreams, we are accepting help in the shouldering of responsibility and despair. By extension, our windfalls and triumphs belong to us all. In witnessing each other, we are cross-pollinating our wisdoms and broadening our storylines, moving the locus of our attention from competition to collaboration.

No longer governed by personal lack, we begin to make decisions as an ecosystem would, from the appreciation of our indivisibility.

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A writer, artist and tender of dreams, Toko-pa has been interviewed by CNN News & BBC Radio and her writing has appeared in publications around the world. Thanks to Skype, she works with dreamers internationally in her Private Dreamwork practice, based on Salt Spring Island in Canada. You can find Toko-pa on Facebook or sign up for her mailing list to receive news about upcoming events.
 

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  4 Responses to “Shouldering Together”

  1. The part that made the most impression on me, is that we share our triumphs as well as our despair.
    How often I only listen for the tough stuff and try to relieve it for others. I hardly ever accept my part in the fortunate parts!

  2. Greetings Toko-pa, I have only just discovered this site with your insights…by following the trail of a friend on Facebook. I love the way you write as it is clear enough to let what you mean shine through…This is another beginning, I will keep in touch 🙂

  3. I love your work, your wisdom and your inspiration.

    This is so profound:

    “As we re-establish our Belonging in one another’s hearts, we are quelling that “Never Enoughness” that drives us so many of us to accumulate, achieve and produce beyond our (and Her) means”

    The “lackingness” is always there, creeping up to consume us from the murky background and the only way to quell it, is to cultivate that sense of love, togetherness and belonging in our hearts and souls.
    You are a divine blessing Toko-pa. Every day I give thanks for you coming into my life and reminding me who I really am! Bless you xo

  4. wow just beautiful Toko-Pa how you express this. ((thank you)) XOX

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