Let's gather together in circle.
Let's listen, reconnect and embody the whispers of ancestral (be)longing.
Let's lean on ancient practices and stories forgotten and remembered and feel deeply supported by the earth.
What if you could do it differently this year?
What if you could find ways to be and feel in tune with life?
What if you could know (like truly know) how held you are?
Let's remember the medicine of old, of wise magic - together.
These retreats are a way of creating embodied, wildly magical experiences that help us all remember how much we belong, how supported we are, how possible our lives are.
They are ceremonies and rituals, spaces for storytelling and creative expression - touchstones to the wise medicine we each carry within.
This is when we'll gather:
IMBOLC: February 1, 2020
BELTANE: May 2, 2020
LAMMAS: August 1, 2020
SAMHAIN: October 31, 2020
Ancestral Stories and Myths to delight our hearts
Blessing Ceremonies to call in and receive support
Journeywork and Visualization to connect and heal
Love from a specific ancestral group to help us remember
A simple Creative Something we'll make together as a way of embodying the medicine of each date (it's so important to have something tangible to hold and use afterward to remind us of the magic within us)
All rituals/practices used are based in Northern and Central European Paganism/Mythology
BELTANE - MAY 2, 2020
(also known as Bealtaine, Walpurgisnacht, May Day, Calan Mai or Valborg)
Let's gather and honor this very special ancestral day in a virtual circle of ritual. Beltane is the portal between spring and summer - the in-between space of possibility and rebirth.
During our retreat, we'll commune with the energies of fertility, joy, love, and pleasure alongside the energies of the inner warrior, fire, and protection. We'll journey into ritual space together where we'll attend an ancient celebration and are held in a loving commitment ceremony (to ourselves and the mystery).
We'll move our bodies and dance in wise and reverent consent to the truth that lives in our bones. We'll commune with the Goddess Freya to honor the both/and that exists on this day.
If you'd like, you have the option of staying after the "official" part of the retreat is over to create and make your own maypole. We'll make these together as a way of making all of this magic touchable and to remind us that this medicine exists within us always.
This will be so nourishing and I can't wait to be together in all of these ways!
What you need: Set up your space in a way that feels safe, cozy, and maybe even a little special. Dress up if you like, light some candles - come as you are.
If you'd like to partake in the maypole making at the end of the retreat, you'll need: a stick (that you can paint - so not too thin or small), some (acrylic) paint, a brush, a small bowl of water (to rinse your brush), colorful ribbons if you have some (you can always improvise by using a paper towel roll and washi tape, etc.)
When: Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 1pm EST// 10am PST// 6pm GMT
Where: On zoom
Duration: 90 minutes (+ 30-40 minutes to make our maypole together)
THIS IS A DONATION-BASED OFFERING (Suggested donation is $5-$30)
Please note: All donations are non-refundable. This is a live event - there will be no replay.
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Do I need any prior knowledge to join?
No, you don't need any prior knowledge about ancestors, ancestral healing, about the different celebrations to join. If your heart is calling you, I'd love for you to join us.
I can't make it live - will there be a replay?
There will not be a replay. This is a live event. I've noticed that these virtual circles feel safer, sweeter and softer when there's no recording.
What if I'm not very creative?
The crafts we'll make together are fun, simple and magical. They don't have to be perfect in order for us to feel their magic and medicine.
I changed my mind, can I get a refund?
There will be no refunds once you register.