Michelle Cassandra Johnson, We Heal Together: Rituals and Practices for Building Community and Connections
A hopeful, wise, and practical guide to help us move into spaces of individual and collective healing, community, and relationship building–with practices to shed our isolation, connect, and thrive.
In times of isolation, heartbreak, and brokenness, reaching out to each other, being in conversation, finding ways to connect with compassion and openness can help us heal, and thrive. This powerful, positive guide coaxes us to go beyond our individual and collective grief, and courageously re-enter and reclaim our sense of community–which then further strengthens our spiritual practice.
Through spiritual teachings drawn from the Bhagavad Gita, mindfulness practices, rituals, resources, and journaling prompts in each chapter, Michelle Cassandra Johnson shows us how we can heal and facilitate healing; reclaim what it means to hold space and build community; find joy; connect to and summon support from our ancestors; connect with nature to strengthen and restore ourselves; and love, alchemize, dream, and conjure in community.
Examples of practices include journaling on what community means to you; meditation with a ritual object; progressive muscle relaxation; Yoga Nidra; and many more–all adapted for use alone or in a group. Includes simple, evocative line drawings by Vashon Island, WA-artist, Ivan Moy.
MICHELLE CASSANDRA JOHNSON is an activist, social justice warrior, author, anti-racism consultant and trainer, intuitive healer, and yoga teacher and practitioner. She has led dismantling racism work in many corporate and nonprofit settings for over two decades and she was a social worker for twenty years. She is the author of Skill in Action and Finding Refuge.
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