Unprocessed grief is like...
When we don’t process our grief - communal, ancestral, personal - it keeps us small, feeling tight and disconnected. It becomes like a noose around the neck of our life depleting our ability to be with the open flow of natural cycles.

When we surrender into the softening that grief offers, we remember the beauty and power deep in the wells of our love, our care, and our compassion

As many wise folk have said over time, "the greater the sorrow the greater the joy".

The rainbow reminds us of this. For without all of its colors it would not be so glorious. Just as our human experience would be monotonic without the full colorful spectrum of emotion, each one being fully appreciated, experienced, and balanced.

Francis Weller refers to unprocessed grief as leading to a ‘flatlined life’. We know that in the emergency room, a flatline equates to the death of the heart - the end of life. The point here being that without a practice of processing our grief, we become more disconnected, callous, and indifferent which ultimately robs us of our life-force...our aliveness, joy, empathy, and love.
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Collectively we are existing in a festering incubator of suppressed PTSD that is begging us to be digested.
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The past several years alone...COVID, mass shootings, racial injustice, international wars, increasing rates of suicide, mental health issues, homelessness, consumer and fiscal debt, planetary demise....and the list goes on. All of these have ushered in a heaviness of grief that is deeply impacting our lives.

Collectively, our experience of grief has been heartbreaking on so many levels.
"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."

~ Winnie the Pooh

Grief is not a private experience, it is a collective process...
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You were not designed to ‘heroically’ get through grief alone. You need to be held, witnessed, and deeply listened to in your heartbreak. You are not broken. You are human.

Your experience matters. We all matter.

Grief is meant to be expressed and shared so that it may move through you rather than stay stuck and fester inside.

Grief has many shapes and forms...
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Grief has many shapes and forms often hidden in the crevasses of our judgment, criticism, shame and blame. 
  • Loss or anticipated loss of a loved one
  • The ache of chronic loneliness 
  • The sorrow that comes from that which is taken from you
  • Ways you are confused about your experience or purpose in life
  • How you've been held back from being in integrity with your soul
  • Depletion of natural resources and the anguish of our world
  • A feeling of being cut-off from resources, freedoms, and abundance
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  • You are a courageous heart over 21 years old.
  • You are ready to move through grief.
  • You are willing to be witnessed and to witness others in an honoring of grief.
Our Grief Team...
Jennifer Love
CEO & Money Therapist at LivWeal Institute on a mission to end emotional poverty

Jennifer's workshops, rituals and oratories about living wealthy weaves nature's wisdom, as our greatest teacher, into the condition of our human predicament to reunite us with our natural abundance, sovereignty, and joy.
Sudama Mark Kennedy
Intuitive Healer, Shaman & Musician

Sudama is a United Nations award winning intuitive healer with an electro-magnetic gift for clearing negative charge from situations. He is also a multi instrumentalist singer songwriter signed with Warner Music/Be Why Records.
John Bagdasarian

Creative Director & Relationship Maker at LivWeal Institute

John combines the creative humanities with heart-led communications and embodiment work for creative storytelling and rites of passage facilitation. 
Briena Pearl
Therapist & Recovery Coach

Pearl offers a de-colonized transpersonal approach to psychological wellness through traditional talk, dance, music, art, and drama therapies. She is a program administrator for the rad organization Rock to Recovery and is known as Rock.N.Roll.Therapist. 

Butterfly Medicine
In ancient Greek and many civilizations, the word for butterfly is "psyche" meaning "soul". The butterfly's metamorphosis medicine will be called into the grief ceremony space to aid the processing of grief into a birthing of joy.
The Grief Ceremony Experience...

September 29th, 2023
9am - 5pm PT

We will gather at a private location in Camarillo, CA (40 min south of Santa Barbara)

"We welcome you to come join us in this safe space - a container to be held, witnessed, listened to, and supported as you heal and move through the ways your heart aches."

 ~ Jennifer Love

Nourishing & Healing Sounds
with music, song, and poetry

Live Art

reminding us of the beauty found in the depths of grief  
Real Conversation with Real People 
in deep and meaningful discussion 

Reflective Writing Prompts
to support connection with your unique experience
Somatic Movement
aiding connection with your physical and emotional truth

Restorative Meditations & Oratories
to soothe and comfort your soul 
Closing Grief Ritual
to honor and process our grief through the power of ritual
A Simple & Light Lunch
(Gluten Free & Vegan)

will be provided as a part of the ceremony
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"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."

~ Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Grief Ceremony Registration

September 29th, 2023
9am - 5pm PT

Private location in Camarillo, CA (40 min south of Santa Barbara)

Pay what feels fair, clean, and honest:

This is an opportunity for you to reflect on and decide...what is the right amount for you to invest in this process? We suggest something that represents a commitment to you fully engaging in this process.

What is honoring,
moving through, and healing your grief worth to you? Invest that amount and come join us.

(No one will be turned away due to limited funds)

Do you acknowledge and agree that this event is a substance free event?

(after clicking yes, you will be directed to the donation page)
YES, I agree
For registration concerns, questions or inquiries, please contact TA@livweal.com
Shortly after completing your donation, you will receive an email with event details.
Thank you to our sponsors...
It takes a village of people to thrive together in harmony. We deeply appreciate those who are generously supporting this ceremonial event for our community!
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