The Weekly Challenge, 31st August 2020 – A Gathering Place31st August 2020
t’s Monday morning, Weekly Challenge time AND a Bank Holiday – lucky you!
This week, it’s over to Raquel Meseguer, who invites you to gather, and rest. Raquel is the founder of Uncharted Collective and creates shows that explore experiences of chronic pain and illness, and difference as a creative tool. The ‘back to school’ feeling that September usually brings us looks and feels different this year. This is an invitation to find your Gathering Place as the Autumn begins.
– A small piece of material (or jar, tin – or even some tin foil)
– A rubber band, piece of string or hair band
– A piece of paper
Take a few minutes to think about the things that have made you feel connected, grounded and gathered over the last 5 months. As you reflect tear your piece of paper into strips. Write down the things that have made you feel connected on the strips of paper and place them in the middle of the cloth. Gather the corners and tie into a small bundle.
Can you find a time and place where you can lie down undisturbed for 10 minutes? You could play some relaxing music, light a candle, be out in nature – it’s up to you. Set a 10 minute timer, and lie down in your space, with your bundle. Take the time to reflect on the things you wrote and put in your bundle, and gather your energy and your sense of the things that support you.
After 10 minutes write a 3 line poem with the title ‘Gathering’. You can keep and come back to your Gathering Place whenever you’d like to.
Spend some more of that time in your Gathering Place! Take inspiration from Raquel and her other projects here.