When we go from the tomb to the womb.
Love this. The Saturday of Christs fallow state or pre- resurrection and the Jewish sabbath parallel each other. I celebrate Shabbat every Friday night and (try to) rest on Saturday. It’s truly a time for inactivity before the “rebirth” on Sunday.
Five months ago I decided to resign a job that was not aligned with my values. This is the longest I have been "unproductive." It has taken me months to realize that I needed to go through this transition, (my own Saturday), in order to prepare myself for the next chapter. Here's to normalizing the blank spaces.
Beautiful. So many new to me ideas that contest old ways of thinking, and bring meaning to what my body/brain/soul has always asked for between projects and "little deaths," that I've often so firmly resisted.
Exceptionally written - feels like you've described my current status down to a tee.
Thank you. Very relatable. Grief circles and grief rituals are of deep interest to me lately. Specifically how indigenous cultures come together as a community to support the individual 'in the tomb' to aid in the digestion and integration of grief so they can 'go into the womb' and be reborn.
the title grabbed my attention but the article was not what i expected.
anyway, on the topic of tomb to womb.
my grandmother went from her mothers funeral to the hospital to give birth to my mother on Sept.5, 1929
Thank you! Timely and gratefully welcomed.