🐋 MEMORIAL FOR OUR WHALE AND DOLPHIN FAMILY
We will hold a memorial service at dusk for the 181 whales found dead along the Pacific coast this year, the hundreds of dolphins washing up dead on the Gulf Coast, the thousand dolphins found mutilated in France, and the increasing numbers of marine life impacted by plastic.
Many hearts are breaking open as we witness these losses. These species have shared this planet with us for as long as we have been human. Our world will be a poorer place without them.
Our intention is simply to offer an opportunity for people to gather together and share our grief and sense of loss at what’s happening with the whales and many other of our more-than-human family and habitats.
Gray whales have washed up dead along the Pacific coast in record-breaking numbers recently. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared an “unusual mortality event,” for both the gray whales on the Pacific and the bottlenose dolphins on the Gulf Coast.
Because we are NOT separate from nature and others, we cannot help but be impacted on many levels. Grief is an essential process and a critical feedback of Earth/Gaia itself. Because we love and care for the world, we feel grief and other emotions when we see the harm being done.
We are often not able or willing to fully feel or express these emotions for a variety of reasons. The idea here is that by allowing the space to feel and be seen with these emotions, we are honoring nature's feedback loop and can become unstuck.
When: July 24, 8:15pm Where: Trinidad State Beach.
What to expect:
This is a FREE, non-religious, simple earth-based gathering and everyone is welcome. Together we will do an opening circle, share a moment of silence and an opportunity to share our grief, gratitude, and other emotions. Attendees may expect poetry, movement, & singing.
What to bring:
An item that symbolizes something you are feeling about what is happening in the world and our relationship to Mother/Lover Earth.
More info and RSVP on FB Event Page and Wild Nature Heart Humboldt Meetup (link in bio).