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NOVEMBER SHAMAN CIRCLE: THE MYSTERY & POWER OF LANGUAGE
Hello holiday time...when skillful language can REALLY help us! Language is such a wondrous connective medicine, allowing us to express ourselves, share ideas, and communicate with our beloveds. At this circle, we’ll each bring a SHORT series of words we want to share in larger circle for our ‘Language Bath’ (less than one minute maximum) – a snippet of a poem, a haiku, a particularly lovely sentence from a book we love, a delicious quote, whatever delights you. Into our collective word cauldron, we’ll each pour what we have to share for the day, before journeying to the spirit of language itself, to learn a power word to support us this holiday season. Words ARE power, and our dance with language can open limitless, vast wonderlands of possibility and promise. Come weave love and light into the world (and holiday time) with loving speech, and an exploration of the words we use as medicine!
Please bring a SHORT snippet of language you love to share with the group, no longer than ONE MINUTE. A line from a poem, a beautiful sentence, a quote you love...and be ready to share in our 'language bath!'
THINGS TO BRING:
- fresh flowers for the living flower altar we create together
- something to sit on and be comfy (blanket, yoga met, etc)
- something to cover your eyes (eye mask, bandanna, etc)
- journal and pen
- water bottle
- SHORT language snippet to share in circle
A NOTE ABOUT WELLNESS:
Folks may be in the middle of intense physical healing journeys, and it's really important that we honor each other and our community by staying home when ill. THANK YOU FOR STAYING HOME IF YOU'RE SICK, getting sick, getting over being sick, or live with someone who is ill...the sniffles or a lingering cough for you can be devastating for someone else in circle. Thanks for your kind integrity!
SOME BACKGROUND ON SHAMANISM:
Shamanism is one of the oldest traditions in our human heritage - we two leggeds have had some form of shamanic practice in each of our ancestral cultures on planet earth since time began. In early times, when our ancestors were unsure of what medicine plants to use, where to hunt for game, how to help a sick or injured clanmate heal, or how to work in harmony with the life-giving spirits of nature, a shaman would enter an altered state of consciousness, and journey in non-ordinary reality for information, and healing.
Based in core shamanism, the Shaman Circle offers a safe, joyful space to explore shamanic journeying and practice. Through listening to shamanic drumming and rattling, we'll enter non-ordinary reality and explore different shamanic worlds. Everyone can learn to journey, and work with compassionate beings to gain information about our life paths, insight into our struggles, help solve problems, and offer healing for all of creation.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT CIRCLE:
At each monthly event, we'll meet for three hours. We'll introduce ourselves, call in the directions together, and cover a 10-15 minute description of how to journey for beginners. We'll have time for two journeys with live drumming, and sharing around them for those who want to. We'll close with checking in, honoring and releasing the directions, and blessings.
We'll meet 15 minutes before the event begins, and lock the doors promptly at the beginning of the event with no exceptions. The nature of the work we do requires a sacred vessel, and we're diligent about closing the space to create it -thanks for your understanding. Please arrive early, allowing ample time to find the space and park. Thanks for attending to that, friends.
Shamanic practice is a profoundly wonderful experience - we have access to helping spirits who love us without condition. Welcome!
Anna, Vibrant Reiki (http://vibrantreiki.com/)