May the weariness aching in your bones, borne of grief, loss and isolation, find you arriving at last, in blessed rest, restoring, healing and fortifying you for the months ahead.
May the longing that grips your Being, flow through and express this ache in subversive poetry, songs of lament, hope and transformation, lovely snacks, and ecstatic movement.
May the rage that rises against the fucking machine that values productivity over people inspire you to build collaborative community that shows up where systems have failed to provide basic essentials/encouragement/any meaningful means of support.
May this rage land in rejoicing.
May the vision of the beloved community take a firm hold on your heart, your heart tender and broken wide open by the suffering of these times, to embrace the radically sound notion that all Beings have access to essential resources to thrive, freely and safely navigate in their body as they show up in these bodies and live in peace.
So be it.
Rachel Allen, B.A. Political Science/Sociology, is a Certified Music Practitioner, Sound Healer, Reiki Master, and Registered Yoga Teacher with a trauma informed/social justice framework. She has 20 years experience of working with some of the most amazing people on the planet; hospice patients and their families, patients in a variety of health conditions, survivors of sexual abuse, adults with mental illness and most recently, incarcerated women. Rachel is also passionate about supporting and working with caregivers to reduce burnout and compassion fatigue. Locally, Rachel teaches Creative Movement at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA. Regionally and nationally, she teaches and presents at conferences and retreats, weaving live music, yoga, and creative movement into themes of compassion, self acceptance, and transformation. Rachel is committed to engaging people from all walks of life in the healing arts to create healthy, diverse, and joyful communities.