Announcing a new Meetup for My Reiki Path!
What: Dedication Ceremony for the New Medicine Wheel
When: Friday, May 28, 2010 8:00 PM
Home of David Byrnside
5414 Gainesville Road
Springfield, VA 22151
On Friday, May 14th, a small group of people began construction of a new Meditation garden in my back yard. May 14th, was the beginning of the new moon cycle, being the New Moon. Over the course of last weekend, each stone of the Meditation garden, was put in place. It was done in reverence and dedication to creating a place of healing, for Mother Earth and for everyone who steps inside. A Medicine Wheel, patterned from Sun Bear's instructions using the book "Dancing with the Wheel". Unlike other sacred circles, the Medicine Wheel will take on a life of its own and this permanent location will allow its energy to grow and manifest for years to come. All stones are in place! The planting of the 4 gardens has begun, but will be a work of years to come. As a private meditation space for personal healing, the wheel is available, you just need to call and let me know that you are coming. It is recommended that you give a 2 or 3 day notice if possible, in the event that others has scheduled time.
As part of the journey that many of us are on, the Medicine Wheel will also provide a location for New Moon and Full Moon gatherings. It will also provide a space for the 8 Sabbaths celebrated in many earth based religions. Unlike many sacred circles and gather spaces, the elements, colors and meanings of the directions, and of each stone is different in this space. The purposed of this dedication ceremony is also that of instruction, a time to learn the respect that the space deserves and that is required within.
I hope that all who are available on this start of the Memorial Day weekend will make their way for this dedication. Please note, that the dedication will start promptly and that weather will not move the location of the ceremony.
What to bring. Something to use as your offering to the Wheel. Sage, sweet grass, tobacco, a small plant, a gem stone. These are all items that can be made as an offering to the space. If you are not lead to bring a physical item, you may be lead to bring just yourself and a dedication to Mother Earth that you present to the Wheel.
I look forward to this Friday. A special moment in the history of 5414 Gainesville Road, Springfield, VA! Please feel free to notify others who you feel may be interested in this type of event.
Unlike many other events, use the side yard on the left as you face the house to come to the back yard. There is no reason to come through the house, the front door will be locked. Access to the house will be available through the back door.
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/My-Reiki-Path/calendar/13568313/