We have lost ways of harmonizing with the Holy Earth’s rhythms in this 21st century due to hundreds of years of colonization, migration, and industrialization. As a result, many experience cultural and spiritual amnesia, a felt loss of sense of belonging to place and ways of relating with both the seen and unseen around us. We have lost those cyclical rituals which alchemize our becoming-how each of us harnesses the sacred for our own soul’s evolution.
“We are in need of a deeper story, one that reveals our own interior mystery to offset the counterfeit images given to us by a culture disconnected from the sacred” ~ Frances Weller
When we honor the rhythms of the Earth’s seasons, as our ancestors have for thousands of years, something happens to us internally. As current world demands take us farther and farther from our center, our truth, when we seek to be in reciprocity with the Earth, we are grounded and not easily thrown off course. With a deepening understanding of our place in the larger cosmos, we then live with fully embodied joy for the well-being of the world, what remains is deepening attention to the unseen unobscured by the intensity of modern living.
I hope you will join a group of dedicated ritualist who have been meeting for two years now in this sacred way to tune their inner compass to the turning of the wheel in Earth’s cycles. The process assists us personally and as a collective in listening to hear what the soul is calling you to work with in our lives and on behalf of our communities.
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Sept 21st:10am-5pm Mabon (Fall Equinox)
Autumn approaches and with her, the crisp, clear air of morning, the lingering golden hours of early evening. In September, it is as though the Earth takes pause, there is a palpable and anointed respite between inhalation and exhalation. What a rich and powerful moment to pause and reflect on what we are ready to let fall away. As we watch leaves floating to the ground in the fall, we are reminded that the cycles of nature always mirror our own lives, reflecting back exactly what we need to grow again and again. Autumn is a time of letting go and releasing things that are no longer serving us on our path. Rituals of relinquishment are especially potent in the swirly, gusty Autumn air. Fall inspires us to get out of the way and let Spirit take the lead.
With deep bows to the lessons of Summer, we embark on the journey of Fall. I invite you to join in the offering below as it is Every season brings its own initiations, but Fall rites of passage are the most important because they illuminate the rituals for all the other months of the year. By actively engaging in the rituals of Fall, we keep the circle of life turning. Our actions and sacred intentions serve as a catalyst for renewal in the spring, for all of nature both seen and unseen, over and over again, as we travel through the seasons.
but as for the way we have to go,
words are no preparation.
There is no getting ready, other than grace….
Inside each of us, there’s continual autumn.
Our leaves fall and are blown out over the water.
A crow sits in the blackened limbs
and talks about what’s gone….
There’s a necessary dying,
and then Jesus is breathing again.
Very little grows on jagged rock.
Be ground. Be crumbled, so wildflowers
will come up where you are.
You’ve been stony for too many years.
Try something different.
Welcome to a day well spent honoring the perfect equilibrium between night and day via ritual self-reflection on what needs attending as we cross the threshold to the waning year.
This time of the year we turn inward, measure the mood of the trees on the mountain as the roots deepen and leaves begin their litanies of surrender. We slow our pace and turn our attention to what is falling away and where our roots sink deeper areas into the Earth. We gather our much-needed energies as we begin our march into the long nights of winter and the season of our elderhood.
The rites of the Fall are important in many cultures because they help us release those inherent lessons we have learned but no longer serve. We then work the alchemical process of transmutation for those lessons which remain and become our highest source of wisdom as we move forward on the Earth.
Every season brings its own initiations, but Fall rites of passage are the most important because they illuminate the rituals for all the other months of the year.
By actively engaging in the rituals of Fall, we keep the circle of life turning. Our actions and sacred intentions serve as a catalyst for renewal in the spring, for all of nature both seen and unseen, over and over again, as we travel through the seasons. In the Calendar of the Soul, Fall is also the time to update the consciousness of the adolescent in each of us, so that we may perceive our roles and responsibilities in life in a more spiritually mature way.As we step in time with the rhythm the energies of the Earth which are falling away around us. we too must let fall away all childish notions which inhibit the growth of our soul’s evolution.
I invite you to join our composting circle and begin your seasonal withdrawal into your own darkness, where you’ll encounter your Shadow and the inevitability of death.
We’ll embrace opportunities to be transformed from spiritual adolescence toward a more mature sense of self, a soul reaching for the light of awareness, empowerment, and connection with the world around you.
As a participant in this workshop, you will experience Fall initiations, rituals, and guided journeys that yield an abundance of visions, positive physical sensations, interactions with healing images, archetypes and meaningful metaphors, along with information about this process and much more. Looking forward to sharing in this sacred space with you all!
Nov 1st-3rd: Fri, 7pm-9pm, Saturday & Sunday,10am-5pm (Parker Ranch) Samhain
Dec 21st: 10am-5pm Yule/Winter Solstice
Feb 1st, 2020: 10am-5pm Imobc
All events are held at Heart Path Studio and are on Saturdays with the exception of the weekend retreat for Samhain which will be at Parker Ranch in Clayton, Ga. Space is limited to 8 (1 seat remaining)
My suggestion for all of the events in total would be $750. I’ve reduced the cost a bit to accommodate for the lodging expense you’d incur for the stay at Parker Ranch. You’d book that separately and directly with Becky. Details to follow after you register. Contact me directly to register for this option at:email@example.com”
You can make installments of the offering, spreading out over time to make it work for you if needed, just reach out to me directly if that option is supportive.*If unable to make a session, I’m offering a personal mentoring session at your convenience around the date of the event so you may still engage in the rituals at your own pace and not lose the momentum of the complete experience.
I’m reserving the 8 seats for those who sign up for the entire event. If there are still seats available, each session will become available to the public until the 8 seats are filled.
If opting to come to only select dates, each individual session will be offered at $100, with the exception of the Parker Ranch retreat which will be offered at $250.
Please contact me if you have any questions. (706) 612-3816 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your deepest consideration of joining us!
Cancelation policy: If registering for the full series, sessions missed will be made up in individual sessions. Refund for select sessions are available 30 days prior to each session. All refunds within the 30-day envelope will be provided minus a 10% fee if space is filled by another registrant. In the event of an illness preventing you from attending the day of credit will be applied towards one of Shannon’s next offerings.