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New Meetup: Journey of the Spirit – A Wise Woman’s Way Retreat - Nov 5 - 7

From: WoMN
Sent on: Monday, September 13, 2010 10:15 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Sunshine Grove - Where everything is fun!!

What: Journey of the Spirit ? A Wise Woman?s Way Retreat - Nov 5 - 7

When: Saturday, November 6,[masked]:00 AM

Price: $250.00 per person

Where: Earth Sanctuary
Whidby Island, WA 98277

Journey of the Spirit ? A Wise Woman?s Way Retreat

Take off your shoes Wise Women and feel the Earth beneath your feet. Come face to face with your soul and understand your inner self ? your Wise Woman. Ignite your Spirit in this live so that you are abundant in all things special, pure and divine?.. I invite you to drink deeply and step into the Journey of the Spirit - A Woman?s Way Retreat where we will be held by the gentle sacred land of the 72 acre Earth Sanctuary on Whidbey Island. This Wise Woman?s Way Retreat offers a unique opportunity to step quietly back from your life and into a safe nurturing environment surrounded by like-minded Women and Nature. We will hold various ceremonies, rituals and meditations (guided and freeform) that will uplift you while offering the perfect combination of support and guidance all designed to contain you in a vibrant, meaningful, joy-filled experience you deserve. Let us dance together!

Every inch of the Earth Sanctuary has been sculpted, first by the elements and then by it?s caretakers whose goal reaches 500 years into the future to restore the land, its inhabitants and your Sprit. Reclaiming and enriching your Spirit is truly achievable in Earth Sanctuaries beautiful forests and reflective ponds. You will experience megalithic sacred sites and eco-art, walk the labyrinth, amplify your prayers at he Native American medicine wheel and enjoy the abundance of birds as we walk the two miles of pathways.

From the moment you arrive on Friday, at your leisure between Noon and 5 pm, and departure is on Sunday or when you are complete, WoMN will lead you on a quiet and at times energetic exploration back to the person you were born to be. We will walk quietly in nature, sit joyfully in circle, journal, meditate, sing drum on the Mother Drum Thundermoon Riversong as the light dawns over us, and explore long lost pieces of your self, stroll though many sacred avenues of this amazing sanctuary. Each evening we will gather to celebrate the beauty of our community of women.

In today?s hectic time-starved world it becomes even more important to find time for quiet renewal, time to step back and access who you are and where you?re going. Come?. And join us on this amazing personal and sacred journey?.one that has the capacity to give back to you.

The Sanctuary closes at dusk each day. Please have your belongings loaded in your vehicle by noon retreat check out time on Sunday. We will be sharing the park with the public during daylight hours however when dusk falls on Friday and Saturday, it?s all ours! So bring your favorite blankie, a headlamp or a good flashlight and extra batteries? dress warm too!

Join us for this special Autumnal retreat in this very Sacred place, where the road less traveled waits patiently for you to find your own secret treasure.

When: November 6 ? 7th (Friday ? Sunday)
Arrival Time: Friday November 6th between noon and 5 pm.
Departure Time: Sunday November 8th between noon and 5 pm
Donation: $250.00 Includes entire retreat; Fri - Sun, lodging and full private use of the Sanctuary from dusk to dawn.
Meals: We will potluck for Sat breakfast, Friday and Saturday Dinner. Sunday will be leftovers. Lunches and snacks are on your own. We have a fully stocked kitchen to work in.
Rooming: There is one bedroom available for some one that needs to sleep in a bed for health reasons and there is an additional fee of $20.00 per night. The rest of us will need to share floor space so bring a sleeping bag and pad. [woot ? slumber party!] The floor is carpeted with nice padding. There is one couch and a futon too.
RSVP: We would like to keep this group intimate and small so we will shoot for no more than ten Women. You will be put onto a waiting list and then after your donation is paid and registration paperwork turned into me. (Earth Sanctuary requires a release form due to the size and nature of this amazing property.) I will move you from the waiting list to a ?YES? RSVP. Refunds are not given by the Earth Sanctuary so please if you can not come for extenuating circumstances please let me know so that I can do my best to fill your spot and refund your payment. This is not guaranteed.

What to bring? Click above on the ?more files? tab and I will be posting a list there.

Questions? Email WoMN at [address removed] or call[masked]

Click here for more information on the center and the rules for the property.

Earth Sanctuary is a Nature Reserve, Meditation Parkland and Sculpture Garden located 100 minutes from Seattle on Whidbey Island. As a meditation parkland, Earth Sanctuary features a number of megalithic monuments and sacred spaces designed for meditation and prayer. These sites bring together ancient art forms, a profound connection with nature, and diverse global spiritual traditions. Among the structures are two Stone Circles, a Dolmen, a Labyrinth, and a Native American Medicine Wheel. Earth Sanctuary has also installed two Tibetan prayer wheels that each contains 1.3 trillion prayers, more prayers than any other prayer wheel ever created. They are located near the Dolmen and the Cottonwood Stone Circle.

For a detailed description and for more information click here.

Ley lines
Each of Earth Sanctuary's sacred spaces has been carefully sited on the land and landscaped. An important element in determining their locations - besides aesthetic and ecological concerns - was ley lines. Ley lines are lines of electromagnetic energy, meridians of earth chi, that result from the connection between plant Earth and the cosmos. They can indicate auspicious locations and are present at many ancient sacred site locations around the world.

Feng Shui
The art of Feng Shui, the ancient art of placement that insures harmony and balance with nature, has also been used in the development of Earth Sanctuary. Feng Shui expert David Rousseau was consulted during the design process. His understanding of natural energies has helped to determine the location of paths and development plan.

Another way that the sacred spaces are aligned with the energies and healing powers of the natural world is through the use of crystals. Crystals have been buried in the vicinity of each of the sacred sites at Earth Sanctuary in order to enhance meditation and prayer. Crystal specialist Collen Marquist selected hundreds of pounds of minerals and crystals (e.g., black tourmaline, Herkimer diamonds, marble, Arkansas clear quartz, and rose quartz) in order to match types of crystals with the nature of specific sacred sites.

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