What Does it Mean to Connect and How Will You Feel?Mar 01, 2022
I don’t know about you, but as things start opening up in my community, reconnecting feels a bit weird! Here, in British Columbia, venues can operate at full capacity again (with provisions) so I went dancing last Friday night! First, my two deathie friends—a funeral director and a celebrant—and I had dinner out. Then we tried to continue our conversation over very loud music at “disco night” in a nearby concert hall.
I bumped into a guy I know on the dance floor and knowing what I do, I think he said to me in his loudest voice possible, “this is good practice for death!” I shared what I heard with my friends, and they asked, ”What did he say?” I yelled it back to them and we were all left confused. Maybe they didn’t understand what I said, or maybe I didn’t hear what he had said. It felt like a real experience of the game, broken telephone.
Let’s connect clearly and deeply next Saturday
There are many definitions of the word, connect, and here are some of my favorites:
To Connect is to:
- join together
- have or establish a rapport
- bring together or into contact so that a real or notional link is established
- consider or see a relationship between one person or thing and another
- feel a sense of agreement and familiarity with someone or something
This coming Saturday (Sunday on the other side of the Pacific), I invite you to connect with me and many others in what could be a much more useful “death practice”, or at least a death-preparedness exchange. In a 45-minute free mini Willow Workshop™ you’ll have the opportunity to contemplate your mortality while connecting with others around some simple yet profound questions.
Consciously contemplating your mortality will help you understand who and what is important now.
I can’t guarantee how you’ll feel after this mini workshop, but my intention is that you’ll reveal something about yourself that you may not have known before and you’ll feel heard and seen and feel connected! And if all that happens, I’ll want to know from you how that makes you feel.
I hope to see you on the weekend!