Like me, you’ve probably noticed over the past few years that non-Mexican / Indigenous people increasingly celebrate Día de Muertos without sufficient knowledge of our history or its origin or complexity of Dia de Muertos. This can sometimes also be the case for some relatives who have been disconnected from our cultural ways. Yet, I’ve also noticed a sincere interest by many to learn how they can respectfully participate in our beautiful cultural observances.
I’m excited to let you know that I am collaborating with The Shift Network to bring forth a Dia de Muertos program and invite you to join me on Saturday, August 20, starting at 11am Mountain Time, for a free introductory online plática.
I'll be talking with Stephen Dinan, CEO of The Shift Network, on why people need to celebrate their beloved dead's life and memory with love and respect when they participate in a Día de Muertos observance. This is especially important for persons who are not Mexican or Mexican Indigenous (or members of other original peoples of the Americas who celebrate this tradition in their unique way), but wish to be a good ally. I will also offer a guided imagery practice to help you connect with the wisdom of your ancestors. If you register and miss it, you’ll receive a downloadable recording as soon as it’s available.
To join, you must register in advance at The Shift Network. After the plática, you will have the option to register early for my 7-week live streamed Dia de Muertos course that starts September 6th (which will be downloadable, with written and video materials included).