Mon, Nov 21|
#RadicalRelationships: 30 Days of Joy
Breakthrough the cacophony of toxic positivity with this new #RadicalRelationships practice space to cultivate joy.
Time & Location
Nov 21, 2022, 6:00 PM EST – Dec 22, 2022, 7:30 PM EST
About the event
Welcome to #RadicalRelationships a community of people interested in ensuring their relationships (to self, others, and the earth) are powerful sites of freedom. The heart work of Emanuel H. Brown, you are invited to engage in practices that help you dig deeper into undoing internalized oppression and creating a New World. As a collective healing and practice space, you are invited to engage online (IG @emanuelhbrown or @acorncenter4freedom), and in our live sessions!
"#30DaysofJoy came as a calling to pierce through the current conditions of polycrisis and personal upheaval with the radical practice of JOY. In this age where "toxic positivity" has taken over the airwaves, I wanted to create a space where folks could explore the complexities of joy. After all, we are in a both/and error where we must learn how to hold the contradictions of life - joy and grief, joy and anxiety, joy and fear. I don't have the answers, but I believe together we can find our way to new pathways to experience joy even in the unknown." - Emanuel H. Brown
Session 1 - Joy As Belief - Bring your notebook, sketch pad, pen, and paper as we will be unpacking what we believe about joy. We will be exploring these questions and more through writing, drawing, and conversations: What did we learn from our communities about joy? Is joy a state being or a cultivated practice? Who has a right to access joy?
Session 2 - Joy as Body - This session will invite us deep into our bodies to find the wisdom joy holds. Through guided meditation, breathwork, and movement you will be engaging your full self as a vessel of joy. We invite you to be in a space where you feel free to make noise and do whatever movement is accessible to you.
Session 3 - Joy as Earth - What can the earth teach us about joy? We will be exploring various plant medicines and earth-centered practices that help us access joy. For this session it would be could be prepared with a candle, a glass of water, and a plant/ small container of dirt.
Session 4 - Joy as Ritual- This will be a collective closing ritual that will help us cultivate more joy. The centerpiece of the ritual will be altar building, and it will also include singing, invocations, and card readings. To build your altar I invite you to bring the following with you: light-colored cloth, candles (white, yellow, orange, or purple), dried herbs (eyebright, rosemary, mint, or rose), art/photos of joyful images, stones, and anything else to make your altar beautiful. The ritual follows no particular religious or spiritual tradition and comes from the practices of Emanuel H. Brown.
Donations will go directly to Emanuel H. Brown, we thank you for all who can give from your heart. No amount too small! You can also drop donations on CashApp $emanuelhbrown.
1 hour 30 minutes
Joy as BeliefOnline
1 hour 30 minutes
Joy as BodyOnline