Healing SeparationHow do we get back into the Garden?
In this video, Gabriel explores the architecture of a deep pathway for healing separation at its root. This video maps out, programmatically, a process whereby modern people can begin to conceptualize and explore what we need to transform and set down in order to reclaim our relationship with all that is.
Related Practices:Regarding separation in LANGUAGE, see our film The Original Language: How to Talk to Everything. See The Language of Transformation: The Etymology of Who We Are. See Exiting the Language of Domination. See Peace with Earth. See kotodama. Regarding separation in THINKING, see Ways of Knowing, see Think with Your Feet, Self-Compassion. Regarding separation in SOCIETY, see The Evolved Nest. Regarding separation in THE BODY, see A Brief Illustrated Guide to the Polyvagal Theory, Turning on the Connection System. See Trauma Healing. See Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory. Regarding separation from THE LIVING WORLD, see: Indigenous Voices , Follow Your Heart, Becoming a Real Human Being, Hawa'iian Indigenous Natural Farming, and The Yawanawa Light. See The Thanksgiving Address. Regarding separation from OTHERS, see Healthy Relationships, and specifically across RACE, see Relational Mindfulness, see How Whiteness Operates, see Implicit Bias & Owning Whiteness, see our film An Unfinished Conversation about Race.
Who taught us this?
Tiokasin Ghosthorse Tiokasin Ghosthorse—a member of the Cheyenne River Lakota Nation of South Dakota—is an international speaker on Peace, Indigeneity, and the Mother Earth perspective. A survivor of the “Reign of Terror” from 1972 to 1976 on the Pine Ridge, Cheyenne River and Rosebud Lakota Reservations in South Dakota and the US Bureau of Indian Affairs Boarding and Church Missionary School systems designed to “kill the Indian and save the man,” Tiokasin has a long history of Indigenous activism and advocacy. He is a guest faculty member at Yale University’s School of Divinity, Ecology and Forestry focusing on the cosmology, diversity and perspectives on the relational/egalitarian vs. rational/hierarchal thinking processes of Western society. Tiokasin is the Founder, Host and Executive Producer of the twenty-nine-year-old “First Voices Radio” (formerly “First Voices Indigenous Radio”), a one-hour live program now syndicated to one hundred and eight radio stations in the US and Canada. A master musician and a teacher of magical, ancient and modern sounds, Tiokasin performs worldwide and has been featured at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the United Nations, as well as at many universities and concert venues. Tiokasin serves on boards of several charitable organizations dedicated to bringing non-western education to Native and non-Native children. Tiokasin describes himself as “a perfectly flawed human being” who is a Sundancer in the tradition of the Lakota Nation.
Teach me how
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Who taught us this?
This synthesis comes from many of our mentors and advisors and articulates the purpose of our work at the Restorative Practices Alliance. Gabriel references Tiokasin Ghosthorse, an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Lakota, and the Founder, Host and Executive Producer of “First Voices Radio” (formerly “First Voices Indigenous Radio”), a Sundancer in the tradition of the Lakota Nation.
Teach me how
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