We live in a constant dance of overlapping cycles: in-breath and out-breath, day and night, seasons and sabbats, menstruation and ovulation, lunar phases, life stages and numerous other cycles of birth, growth, harvest, decay, death and rebirth.
Our lived experience is imbued with sacred patterns and meaning. There are many maps that helps us locate ourselves and step into the present moment with purpose and understanding. Every moment is an opportunity to shape-shift into our ever-present loving, whole self. Every challenge provides us with valuable insight about where and how we are called to transform.
All rites of passage, such as menarche, puberty, menstruation, sexuality, pregnancy, birth, menopause, death, and many other significant or traumatic experiences, are invitations into deep transformational embodiment. During these times, we travel via our physical experience into our inner world, in a potent conversation between inner and outer.
Life is knit together with Mystery. There are no guarantees, no matter how much our culture strives for them. In this context, being able to hear our inner knowing, our intuition, enables us to participate in this shamanic (inner+outer) conversation, and negotiate all that is arising from a core position of stability and groundedness.
Habits of self-awareness are valuable tools on our journey to wholeness. We can’t change ourselves and situations that no longer serve without first bringing them into full consciousness.
Reflecting and paying attention to life as it unfolds leads us to meaning-making and sacred living, knowing our place in an ecosystem of inherent interconnection and trustworthy cyclical rhythms. Life lived from this place is nourishing and deep-rooted.
Ceremony is a way of honouring this reality, that life is sacred, in the small moments as much as in the big moments. We create rituals to celebrate and grieve our movement through time, honouring birth, growth, harvest, decay, death and rebirth, the whole cycle… In ceremony and ritual living, we know ourselves as deeply interwoven with all that is, in wild and undeniable ways.
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This work is not confined to women, but is informed by embodied female experience. This work honours cyclical * fluid * adaptable * intuitive * emotional * connection-motivated * present-moment * trust-oriented Ways of living as pathways towards wholeness in a time when the Earth, and on a smaller scale, we ourselves, are under intense pressure from five thousand years of linear * black and white * logical * rational * structured * achievement-motivated * control-oriented approaches.
We are all equally invested in this rebalancing, within ourselves, our families, our communities and our nations, as humans living on a challenged and vulnerable planet.
Part of this work involves helping us reconnect: to ourselves, our bodies, our power, our wounds and corresponding gifts, our sisters, our brothers, our children, our Earth. We are all connected. We are all part of the same ecosystem. This re-membering is Medicine the earth needs now…