Stories can be powerful medicine for those of us who grew up yearning for initiations and community witnessing. Stories invite dream time pedagogies, research into archeology, history, local lore, stories and poems. To be held by a story and to be worked by a story, invites fascination, initiation, change and evolution.
These narratives can enrich our spiritual life and sensual experience of place. Story is part of a personal abundance practice that offers a space for rest, connection, play, relaxing, delight, groundedness and pleasure. Time with story is an opportunity to listen, play, be creative and curious.
Stories give us clues into what/how our ancestors thought about the world and can offer a path to explore the liminal spaces of initiation. Liminality, rooted in the word for threshold, are spaces of unmoored and disassembled, where there is a crossing of threshold where it takes place an alchemical transfiguration, a reassembalge, and the return to the village to then weave into our lives and share it with our communities.
Stories house ancient, tried and tested narratives of heroes and healers that speak to very core human experiences and provide insight into both our personal healing journeys and community wellness tending.
A main tenant of Queer Directions is highlighting the importance of unearthing queer myths in how they project queerness and queer ways of being into the past into our present and into the future, affirming queer brilliance, existence, resilience and thrivance across time and space.