Earth is on the verge, birthing anew.
“If you don’t first start with communities of support, then of course the brain is going to stop functioning
so well because the brain is a social organ. Relationships are just as important as brain processes.
And I feel very deeply that if we could make that clear to everyone,
we could have a shift in how we actually take care of each other.”
- Neuropsychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel in Crazy Wise
Project VIRGin is an evolution of Extinction Witness and incorporates that creative work, including Grief & Creativity forum and RIGHT WORK (WIP), while adding a Creative Healing Circle that supports children, women, and men who are healing from sexual trauma - personal violation and/or violation of their watershed communities.
Earth's present transition is as natural a process as childbirth and spiritual emergence. When treated as a health crisis, Earth's transition becomes a crisis, as does childbirth when treated as a physical crisis and spiritual emergence when treated as a mental crisis rather than a natural, radically violent, process that necessarily involves a non-physical death.
Like the heat that an infant experiences while passing through the mother's cervix and the purifying energy of Kundalini Shakti, wildfire is an example of violence that births anew. And some mothers, babes, trees, and individuals who are healing do not survive.
The film VIRGIN (2014/2017) below was produced as part of my healing process and offers a good bit of the project vibe. Included below is also an interview conducted after filming VIRGIN, November 2013. The interview offers more about the path and project intention. Please be in touch for more...
many thanks and much love, meg
"Virgin was a label of strength and independence.
Virginity was once a term of power."
- Palo Alto Medical Foundation
VIRGIN began as a spontaneous collaboration between artists, Clare Hedin, Suellen Primost, Megan Hollingsworth, and redwoods of what is now Oakland California. The filming is with thanks to connection made through Tree Sisters. And the original intent of the film production was to support Tree Sisters communications. The production of VIRGIN is with thanks to financial and/or creative contributions from the following:
Beverly Pitzer Markiewicz
VIRGIN Interview 11.27.2013
Photos on this page:
'Merciful' - still overlay from VIRGIN. 'Merciful' is also featured at RONA16, hosted by Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA).
'Without You' - 'Discovery Tree' and Megan Hollingsworth, Calaveras Big Trees State Park, photo copyright 2013 Jack Gescheidt.