I’m passionate about addressing the causes of conflict, injustice, suffering, and environmental damage, and building radical communities to sustain us in this work. I believe our most important task is to wake up and respond with compassion to the suffering of all beings (human and non-human). For me, meditation and mindfulness help strengthen the realisation that we are inherently interconnected – from this our compassion flows.
Walking in the mountains and swimming in the sea, the beauty, energy and wildness in the natural world sustain and motivate me.
I love weaving the energy of ceremony (especially outside in nature). As an ordained minister, I offer and facilitate unique, co-created, personal and participatory ceremonies for namings, changings, joinings, and leavings. From these may come insight and transformation, interconnectedness and meaning – “announcing our place in the family of things” as Mary Oliver says. I love and celebrate the cycles and spirals, the seasons, the tides, birth and growth, sex and death – all these are holy!
I also offer support for activists and sacred activism, helping to create a grounded, compassionate ritual space in the centre of action. I offer a safe space for joy, grief, and active hope, drawing on the Work That Reconnects practices and my lifelong experience in the peace and environmental movements.
You can read more about me and what I do on my website: https://chris-booth-ceremonies.earth/. If any of that resonates with you, I’d love to hear from you!