Recorded Talk: Aarti Tejuja (3.03.21)

Recorded Talk: Aarti Tejuja (3.03.21)

Dreaming in a Dying World

Our world is full of movement and laughter, deep ritual and real connection to the earth and with each other. Black people can rest and thrive, immigrants are not “othered,” Native people are visible and have their land back, youth and elders are included and all spaces are accessible. We sing together and tell stories. We laugh, play, and dance. Our stories heal and we know how to be with each other in our trauma. We don’t fear death. We trust ourselves to become the ancestors that will guide and protect all of our future generations.

To realize this vision, we must be willing to let go of the current dying world so that the seeds of this dream can be nourished. How can we do that?

In this gathering we will build a temporary space with you to explore ways that we can let go, be with uncertainty and dream the world that we want.

Aarti Tejuja (she/her) is sacred space holder/facilitator, transformative portal builder, healer and social activist. Aarti has also been a community organizer, youth mentor and advocate for those impacted by the current punitive justice system.

Aarti currently co-owns Joyful Ground with Sojourner Wright and with the help of their ancestors and spirit guides, they create transformative portals that take groups of people on inner and outer journeys of healing, decision making, conflict resolution, celebration, uncovering biases and more. These portals are facilitated using embodiment practices, rest practices, healing the inner child through play, transformative justice, emergence and element healing.

Aarti lives with her partner Matt Lentz and 2 kitties, Fiona and Buttercup. Most of her ancestors are from Sindh, currently in Pakistan and formerly in India prior to partition in 1947.

She lives in a house that is on the lands of the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi, Miami, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac, Fox, Kickapoo, and Illinois Nations. Present day called Berwyn, IL, a very close suburb of Chicago. Aarti also lives on the technology superhighway where she can be found on zoom.

Recorded Talk: Aarti Tejuja (3.03.21)