Wild Soul School Membership Community
Circle of support for Sacred Art and the Wild Soul School. Rewards include: access to ALL courses + bonus content library.
This member community is for patrons supporting the Wild Soul School and my ongoing art and writing projects. Your contribution makes possible a focus on this work.
Your benefits as patrons at this level are substantial, because your patronage makes possible my work, offers me fiscal sovereignty and allows me to complete this work in alignment with my dís-ability.
Benefits of Community Membership include:
--membership in this private classroom, where I house all of my current and past patron work for easy access, along with academic resources, video tutorials, seasonal lore and ebook downloads of past and current work
--Access to ALL self-study Wild Soul School courses, including archived courses not publicly available, plus priority registration and discounts for Wild Soul School live intensive classes and workshops. The current archival course library includes 14 classes and practices not visible to the public including.
--exclusive access to member offerings, which include but are not limited to: gatherings, research and resource referral, lectures and writing on topics such as ancestral connection, practice, initiation and rites of passage, creativity, living with dís-ability, writing and more.
After nearly three years of unemployment and fourteen months of waiting, my application for Social Security Disability Insurance was denied. The person deciding my claim stated that I could return to full-time university teaching with ME/CFS/CIRS, a direct contradiction of my doctor who has mandated I limit my cognitive and physical activities to 15 hours a week in order to avoid relapse. The heartbreak of yet another person denying this embodied reality was staggering. I spent a week in grief.
Then, I decided to take action.
I know that my writing matters, my art has a place, that my voice has helped some of you navigate your own dís-ability, or entertained you with myth, or moved you to tears, or opened your mind to new academic paths...I believe in my work. So I thought I would try an experiment: can I raise donations to support these projects?
Community members help keep the Wild Soul School alive and accessible. In my life, supporters become a sustaining circle, offering a true social security. In the years since my disability denial my health has been variable, and my medical limitations remain, but donations have helped me keep the focus on healing, offering, art and writing and to not lose hope. You may contribute here, or become a patron on Patreon. Patrons receive additional resources and rewards throughout the month. When you sign up on Patreon you receive a coupon code to enroll here at no additional charge.
I believe this is possible. I believe in our collective power. I believe that we can support each other in creating new ways of being in this life and world.
So, dear one, if you are here, contributing, co-creating, supporting, making this true, I honor you.
With blessings and balance and gratitude--
I'm a storyteller, artist and educator transforming a path of chronic illness into initiation, healing and community. My research interests include spirituality, illness as a rite of passage, mythology, ritual and the sacred creative. The Wild Soul School is a space for rooting and sharing the mythic journey, weaving new stories for our lives and work together. For more information visit laravesta.co, or become a patron and help support this work in community: https://www.patreon.com/laraveledavesta
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