Global Mourning Room
Anti-Semitism, Mania Altman, The Feminine, The Masculine, Children
How the Mourning Room came into life
In 2017, Stefan rode his motorcycle and got into an accident. Stefan died. This happened 3 years after my wife Margarete had died.
Stefan had worked in training I had participated in. We all were shocked. In my grief, I was looking for connection.
I reached out to the friends of the training and offered a Mourning Room on the video platform Zoom.
A couple of days later we sat together online sharing our feelings, and a space of vulnerability, silence, sadness and also joy having known him emanated. With a deep sense of gratitude, I experienced that I don’t have to grieve alone. I can connect with my tears to other human beings and in mourning together a simple beauty opens; a deep space for our humanity.
How many spaces do we have for sadness in our cultures? So many tears unfelt, so much grief unspoken. In my grief for Margarete and Stefan I have learned how to connect in the losses. Having facilitated many Mourning Rooms now I feel a need to contribute on a general level to a space that enables us to delve into this deep awareness of vulnerability and humanity.
You are invited to a Mourning Room online to grieve together.
Each of us can share whatever is important to you at this moment; an individual loss, a grief about lineage and family, a sadness about collective events. We voice whatever wants to be voiced by us, and all feelings are welcome. By presencing the voices we let ourselves be guided by tears and silence and any feeling coming up so the unseen river of life is flowing again in its own ways.
I offer the Mourning Room online on a regular basis. Some are without a specific topic, some are dedicated to a theme.
Which collective event would you like to mourn about?
Please write request to Joachim
The Global Mourning Room is free of charge.
Personal Mourning Room
If you would like to have your own Mourning Room with friends and family, please contact me.
Honoring your needs, I set up a mindful space to honor your loss, online or at your place.
The special Mourning Room varies in price. Please contact me for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Making grief not only a personal issue but a mutual experience seems to be so important. In the western culture, public spaces to mourn are rare.
My intention is to honor personal and collective losses to allow the soul movements to keep moving by honoring our deepest humanity.