Episode 29 - "The Rim of the Wound"
by Christopher Rivas
The space where we begin to heal.
A statement from Christopher:
“This piece was created a couple days ago during the Global Pandemic and quarantine day number 3.457.... This image of The Rim of The Wound came to me during a mediation. This time at home has been a time to really see myself and heal and not distract myself from that healing.
As the piece says ‘Place me at the rim of the wound. The tender holy space. The space where it meets health and possibility and begins to heal. A trembling space that meets, sees, needs, and must bring everything into harmony: rock, story, myth, spirit, death, disease, fear, water, fire. Purifying and integrating itself with everything. Eventually becoming flesh, becoming one.’
We are all - ALL - experiencing something completely unique and powerful and it is a vital time to reimagine what is healing and what is normal and how do we integrate as we move forth into a new world.”
Christopher Rivas is a Rothschild Social Impact fellow. He's a two-time Moth winner, published writer (NYT’s Modern Love, SwipeLife, Level), actor (GLOW, Grey's Anatomy, For the People, SEAL Team, Shameless, Rizzoli & Isles, 2 Broke Girls, Rosewood), educator and speaker. His mission is to create and share powerful stories that move us forward, blend boundaries, and encourage dialogue. As a speaker and facilitator, he has worked with organizations all over the world using the power of storytelling to craft messages that inspire and set us free. He's developed storytelling workshops for The WWE, United Nations High Commission for Refugees, Safe Place for Youth, LAMP on Skid Row, The Museum of Broken Relationships, The Skirball Cultural Center, UCLA, CalArts, Upworthy, and SoulPancake to name a few. He's also currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Expressive Arts for Global Health & Peace Building from The European Graduate School.
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