The Shamanic Journey Group now works in partnership with Sticks and Stones (http://sticksandstonescircle.com/events). Feel free to look up their meetups to see the events they have going on!
The journey groups have a suggested "Journey Topic" that we discuss before journeying. The group itself is a-la-carte and no previous experience is needed. It is definitely helpful to have read some information about journeying (http://sticksandstonescircle.com/events) so you can come prepared. It is not necessary to come to all of the groups in order to understand the concepts we talk about, all of these individual groupings can be done as stand alone topics.
The generalized topic for the next few months are the elements. (http://eagletherapies.com/2017/02/03/purity-and-the-elements-2017/) The month of April will be revolving around the topic of Air (http://eagletherapies.com/2017/03/31/inspiration-and-air/).
Whenever there is a light, if the light falls on an object of attention, it casts a shadow. The shadow aspect of the element of air is the tornado. Sometimes in life, we reach a point of hopelessness that it feels like an aspect of ourselves is suffocating. We feel stuck and can sometimes feel like we cannot move forward without being restricted in some ways. The tornado can help breathe a breath of life back into the stagnation that was there.
Journey Outline for the month of April (http://eagletherapies.com/2017/04/01/april-journey-group-outline-2017/)
Basic structure of journey group: (https://eagletherapies.com/2015/10/14/structure-for-journey-group-in-fairfax/)
6:00 – Arrival and settling in. It’s good practice to “fully arrive” and make sure you’re in your body and here for the experience
6:15 – Suggested journey topic and Discussion
6:30 – Heart centered sound circle
6:45 – Journey (I will be drumming live, so no recordings)
6:55 – Writing/recording our experiences of journey
7:00 – Discussion of our journey and what it meant to us
Shamanic Journeying - What is it? (https://eagletherapies.com/healing/shamanic-journeying/)
Helpful things to bring:
-(optional) drum or rattle to sing/dance with
-an item for the community altar (generally something that is important to you. They could represent a power animal or an ancestor)
-a blanket to either lay or sit on
This is a space to learn about journeying and how to connect with yourself and your own spiritual guidance. We also welcome more experienced journeyers that wish to deepen their practice and find a small community to connect with.
Events are free, but donations are greatly appreciated and help keep events like this running :) To stay connected, sign up for our newsletter (http://eepurl.com/bDfd1f), follow our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/eagletherapies/), or join our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/JourneyGroupFfx/).