Diversity and Inclusion Statement
“We should all know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand
that all threads of the tapestry are equal in value, no matter their colour, equal in importance
no matter their texture”
At Celebration of Being we stand for everyone to come home and know their beauty, worth, and essence.
We respect and honour every human being exactly as they are, inclusive of race, colour, class, faith, gender identity, sexual orientation, mental or physical ability or age.
We value everyone’s uniqueness and honour the rich diversity that everyone brings.
We strive to a create space where each person feels they are safe and they belong. We value the shadow as we value the light.
We acknowledge our white privilege and know that we still have unconscious bias and ignorance on issues of race, gender diversity and ableism. We are committed to working with the biases and blindspots within us individually, within the organization and in the community. We are aware that this is a “work in progress” and see this as a lifetimes work.
We use the language of ‘Feminine and Masculine’ in our work as a way to explain the energetic forces that exist in all life regardless of gender or sexual expression. These words will land differently in each of us, based on our lived experience, as they have a strong social and historical meaning. We do not use them in this way, and we understand that there are more than these forces at work in life. They provide a way of explaining how these energies can play out inside of us and provide a mirror for inner transformation. If you decide to join a course with us, you will need to feel open to working within this framework of language.
We are not experienced facilitators for non-binary people and what they may need in terms of support. Instead, we come with a warm welcome, a willingness to support, listen, and humility to learn and embrace change.
We do our best to support and welcome anyone with a physical disability, both visible and invisible. We work with the venues to provide accessibility.
We are experienced in working with trauma and continually learn about the impact of personal trauma in group circles. Everyone is invited into any experiences and is in choice as to the work they do.
We envision a world that honours, respects, and celebrates the unique identity of everyone and holds all as equal.