|Sent on:||Friday, August 31, 2012 11:02 AM|
Greetings Sunshine Grove Members,
It’s been evident that the Sunshine Grove and She Who Seeks was in deep preparations to bring forth a community of diversity entitled Soulcraft Adventures. I would like to invite all of you, yes, even you, especially you, to come and join our newest meetup entitled: Soulcraft Adventures – Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature. Together, we will create a sacred space, to explore and become our highest vision. Meetup launched this before I had the chance so I am jumping to the plate to let you know EVEN before the events begin to be posted. I don’t want you to miss out and….. I am dreaming of seeing you there…. http://www.meetup.com/Soulcraft-Adventures-Crossing-into-the-Mysteries-of-Nature/
Soulcraft Adventures are journeys to experience the wildness of your Soul. There are easy to challenging invitations that are full of adventure, wisdom, ceremony, quests, Shamanic work, and heart openings as you reach your highest visions. This is for people seeking to launch beyond the psychic, spiritual, social and personal limitations assumed and habitually lived in our Western modern society. The explorations will be deeply moving and you will feel what it means to find and follow your purpose, your soul's path. I will bring out adventures with the mysteries and the ecstasy of rites in the wilderness and some within the home. Some I invite you to become you highest vision.... We host two other meetups: *The Sunshine Grove; Drumming Instruction, Herbal Study Groups, Nature Walks and all things general. http://www.meetup.com/SunshineGrove/ *She Who Seeks: Woman's Community. Monthly Spiritual Gatherings based around ceremony and teachings from the divine sisterhood all over the world. http://www.meetup.com/SheWhoSeeksCommunity/
What is Soulcraft Adventures and how did it get started? What will the Soulcraft Adventure practices be?
From what I have experienced from our Sunshine Grove Meetup in the past several years, where I teach more of the mundane such as hand drumming, herbal study groups, fun things like Pickle Crazy or Chicken Crazy, there was a calling for Women to have a sacred space to gather in community and have teachings and Spiritual connectiveness through deep ceremony and such. The She Who Seeks Meetup is spreading like a rootfire and has gained its own momentum and soul in the past few years. The rootfire emerged once again and I was called to bring out events like workshops, sweat lodges, quests, Sacred drumming sessions, and Soul work such as Healing and Extraction, Soul Retrieval, as well as adventures in Nature to commune and explore on a deeper soul level. Some of the nature of Soulcraft Adventures has been within the container of She Who Seeks and has begun to dilute the depth of the Communities work, and others have been wanting in the Community for quite some time. Being She Who Seeks is a woman’s community, it is a sacred container just for women.
To remove the barriers for others, to honor all diversity, to let She Who Seeks deepen without diluting the Her purpose, and within the Mystery of it all, there was a calling and and a vision birthed to bring the offspring of She Who Seeks, entitled Soulcraft Adventures, out into the world. It is a experiential means to the wildnerness of ones Soul. It’s a natural progressive order of the creative forces held deeply within the Mysteries.
The Sunshine Grove will remain as such, the She Who Seeks Community will stay in its Sacred container of the Sistahood, and Soulcraft Adventures will allow for the rootfires to emerge as they are called forth.
Just as She Who Seeks took on a soul of its own, Soulcraft will begin with specific Soulcraft practices as a seed for its own divine nature. The core Soulcraft practices will be centered around:
Practices for leaving home:
• Learning to choose authenticity over social acceptance
• Making peace with the past: The death lodge
• Healing work with the sacred wound.
• Completing unfinished business from earlier life stages
• Relinquishing identity to your former identity
• And more…
Pathways to Soul encounters:
• Soulcentric dream work
• Deep imagery
• Ceremonial sweats and vision quests
• Dialogues within nature
• Signs and omens in nature
• Nature observation, animal tracking, and other skills
• Self-designed ceremony
• Traditional ceremony, rituals, and nature festivals
• The discovery, creation, and use of symbols and sacred objects.
• The use of herbs in ceremony, and everyday life
• Music, chanting, drumming, dancing, singing.
• Body practices for altering consciousness
• And more…
Cultivating a Soulful relationship to life
• The art of solitude
• Nature as mirror
• Wandering in nature
• The art of being lost
• Befriending the dark
• Living the questions of the soul
• Confronting your own death
• The art of shadow work
• The art of Soulful romance, sacred sexuality, and the great rite.
• Mindfulness practice
• Developing a personal relationship with Spirit.
• And more…
Core work is based on the works of Bill Plotkin's Soulcraft, Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche. The outer nature of Soulcraft Adventures is the creation of WoMN's highest visions and another step in being in Service to Community.