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Walk Closer

Community Gathering

Activists, Healers, Allies

Whether you are a healer who advocates for individual well-being or a grassroots activist who rallies for collective wellness,

you are someone who carries the medicine for the good of all.

WHEN /

Dec 2, 2018
9:00 AM - 4 PM

WHERE /

Canticle Farm 
Oakland, CA

WHY THE GATHERING /

Who answers to the call for our wounds, oppression, and desperation?

What feeds the vitality in our hearts, our blood, our bones?

How do activists and healers walk closer with joy and resilience as we act in the world?

There is a growing collective longing for radical allyship to co-create a sustainable, liberated world.

It’s not surprising to hear that you may feel overwhelmed, worn out, or even alone - with limited resources and support. We see you, and we want you to see us too.

 

We can be each other’s medicine.

Activists, healers, and allies need to walk closer than ever to regenerate resilience and wholeness. This needs to happen from inside out, in ourselves, in the communities, and in our movements for change.

 

Come and join our one-day gathering in a mutually supportive borderland community. We’ll have fun sharing resources, building connection, and collaborating collectively.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT /

How do we walk closer in solidarity and prosperity is exactly what we are here to learn with and from each other, beyond the labels we carry and the roles we play.

 

We aim to create an open, welcoming, and inclusive space for restorative, meaningful, and empowering human experiences.

 

With a rich blend of intentional circles led by community members, we will engage with -

 

  • grounding meditation;

  • authentic relating and sharing;

  • integrative learning;

  • creative movement;

  • and more...

 

By walking closer than ever, we hope to open the pathways for -

 

  • sharing resources and tools for self-care and collective wellness;

  • building deeper trust and gaining powerful insights for conscious acts;

  • collaborating integrative strategies for the social change;

  • creating a solid foundation for a deeply committed community that we long for. ​​​​

 

If you are interested in being part of this journey, we cannot wait to meet you!

“When we drop fear, we can draw nearer to people, we can draw nearer to the earth, we can draw nearer to all the heavenly creatures that surround us.”

-- bell hooks

 
 
 

ABOUT /

 

From Qibei and Liza:

 

It all started with a phone call in the car one evening. The moment we heard each other what our hearts care for the most, we knew we truly met. Out of the deepest soil of reverence for life and the trust for solidarity, our visions and dreams began to sprout and take shape over months of rich conversations.

 

As the world is shaken by the detrimental social and environmental crisis, we believe each one of us has something important to offer. We want to walk closer than close to form a life-affirming community, where we can truly hear each other's struggles and celebrations, genuinely share gifts and resources, and co-create integrative medicine for all, including ourselves. No gift is too small and no gift is too big.

 

We know there are so much we don’t know, and we are thrilled about the abundant opportunities to learn and grown in laughter and tears. Therefore, we are calling for committed partners and allies to walk this journey together.

 

Please join us to the collaboration if you are someone -

 

  • whose skin color reflects the beautiful diversity of humanity;

  • who believes no one can be well if the whole is not well;

  • who finds joy and purpose by devoting your love and actions to the integration of activism and healing.

 

Qibei Sylvia Steiner
Liza Simone

She's a proud mom gifted by a magical being; a passionate student of love, beauty, life, challenges, possibilities, and unknown; and a committed practitioner of integral healing and justice.  

 

www.JourneysToReturn.com

 

Questions, comments, and ideas?
 
We'd love to hear from you! Write to us at WalkCloserNow@gmail.com