Send Kim to Ancestral Repair School

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Raised by 11 people in 11 months
Created March 19, 2018
Let's send our favorite artist-witch to levelup her ancestral healing skills. 

Kim is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and energy worker who has been accepted into a six months practitioner training program in Ancestral Lineage Healing. She has been studying this kind of work on her own for a while and plans to use the practitioner training in a way that incorporates her practice as an artist to center the work. 

****From Kim: Hello Lovely Humans, there is so much to be said about what this work has already meant for me. I know the importance of tending to my own lines and the calling to assist others in working with their lineages. We all hold very important pieces of healing and I am grateful to continually be learning more. May I be a grounded, joyful, and effective tool for the work to be done. ****

She's HYPED and intent to pursue this work, and here is where she asks for your help. Any gift toward these expenses, large or small, will help make this possible. 

Two retreats in North Carolina will book-end six months of mentorship and cohort work conducted via distance over the internet.

Cost Breakdown:
* Six Month Training Tuition: $2800 (needs by October 2018)
* Lodging and Food for two 5-day retreats, in May and October: $575 x 2 = $1150 
* Travel (Two round-trip tickets to Asheville):  estimate @ $500 each flight (This is the highest end. Delta miles to Asheville, NC would be welcomed and helpful.)
Total: $4950

Thank you so much for your generosity and for investing in Kim doing this work. Also, whether or not you are able to contribute financially, one great way to help is to share this page with people you know.

28505780_15214941310_r.jpegKim, Dec. 26, 2017: "It’s been a year of discovering messages from the dead >>.<< time to listen for more. time to share them x"

Some of you have seen her gravestone rubbings (pictured in the photos here by Jennifer Bastian) which are one example of her creative practice converging around ancestral healing. Kim hopes to offer ancestral healing/lineage repair work for people including queer folks after completing the training in October 2018.

Born in Olympia, Washington, Kim Charles Kay has a BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design. She has led art education programs at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, The Queens Museum and The Drawing Center in New York. Recently she was Artist in Residence at The Bubbler at Madison Public Library and she is a founding member of EVERYDAY GAY HOLIDAY

You can learn more about Kim on her website and Instagram.

More info
Website: Ancestral Healing Practitioner Training
Book: Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing
Plus: Ancestral Healing Practitioner Code of Ethics
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From Kim: ** Hello Dear Humans,
(after two moves and settling into a beautiful home- here is an update)
This last 6 months has been incredible. I didn't quite know the trajectory when setting out on this process but I knew I was meant to be engaging deeply with this work. I am so grateful to be knowing my ancestors - in a much deeper and richer than I ever knew was possible -- to have their support, protection, and fullness in my life.

Soon I will start working with the public at large. There are a lot of ways to engage wtih this work. Many teachings are happening, *working one on one with me *, 3-day healing intensives with practitioners, online courses with my mentor Dr. Daniel Foor... so many ways.

If being connected with your *WELL* ancestors- your ancient ones of your blood lineage speaks to you- If you could use more ease with family challenges- If you want to participate in healing cultural damages - this work is here for you and again- there are ritually safe ways of doing this work if your family lineage has troubles- - - as many of our lineages do. Those troubles do not define the whole lineage. To address the burdens means to also know our gifts.

Tomorrow I head out to NC for another deeper round of learning and knowing.

Thank you all again for your support :)
More sooner then before,
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From Kim:
hello dear humans, I have raised enough money to get my first flight and extended training time in NC. I leave in just over a week:)

I am truly grateful and touched by all the support. The emotional, the energetic, the monetary. Thank you all.

There is much more to come.
With love and respect,
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Thank you all so much for your incredible support so far. It's not too late to help send my favorite artist-witch back to school, for Ancestral Lineage Repair practitioner training. After the 6 month program she wants to work especially though not exclusively with queer people. I have learned about this work and it is pretty amazing. If you have some financial or sharing capacity to share- it is gratefully accepted and so appreciated.
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From Kim: Thank you all so much. I have been pretty shy about getting this off the ground. I am really grateful to Oliver for pushing me and helping make that happen.

I am much more comfortable supporting others to make things happen than I am being the one being supported-- what an old story. It's time to release all those old stories. I'll post more about what this work has meant to me and where I am going with it. For now... THANK YOU ALL. For any financial support, any encouragement, and for sharing this, With gratitude, Kim
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