Dear Beautiful Womyn,
First of all, New Year Greetings to you all! I am excited to start gathering in the name of sisterhood, as we get deeper and deeper into this winter season.
I feel the pull to go inward, to nurture and love myself and put self care first and still find the time and motivation to keep Walk in Beauty gatherings going during these very cold months. I find this to be a difficult balance to achieve because my energy is hard to muster at times, and my reserves are a bit low these last few weeks.
The lodge feels like a burden this time of year, yet she stands tall and sturdy even while being pelted with such severe weather… there she stands in all her glory, rising up to meet the morning sun in spite of what she endures…a beautiful message for all of us. She needs some TLC and warmth but I find it difficult to make time for her, to tend to the fire that warms her womb and brush off the cold hard snow that settles on her skin. I welcome anyone who has the desire to visit and commune with her as it would be a beautiful thing for her and you! Please let me know if you feel called to stop by and start a fire, and sit, relax and just be in the sacredness of her belly.
With all that said, thank you to the handful of womyn who check in with me frequently and gently nudge me in keeping these circles and gatherings going! Because of the cold weather, the next few gatherings will be in my living room, unless the weather is somewhat warm and there is a good supply of wood on hand, we can switch back to meeting in the lodge. Circles are $5 donation, unless otherwise stated.
Here is what is coming up:
Open Womyn’s Circle, Friday, January, 15th, 2010, 9am-11am
I am excited to announce that Fran Corona will be leading this circle and the theme will be “The Blessings of Being Womon”. Fran would like the participants to bring a token of womonhood to symbolize the wonderfulness of a woman to validate the celebration!
Imbolc Celebration, Monday, February 1st, 2010, 9am-11am
I am also thrilled to share that Vix Church will be our Priestess for this wonderful Earth-based celebration! More information to follow….but here is a brief explanation of Imbolc….
Imbolc literally means “in the belly of the mother”, while its original Celtic name, Oimelc, translates as “ewe’s milk” or “the feast of ewe’s milk”. Both refer to the turning of winter to spring, as marked by the first milk of ewes as lambs begin to be born.
Imbolc is the special day of Brighid, the Celtic goddess of fire, and therefore is deemed a fire festival. Its transformative powers of the flame signify change and the setting of new goals. As the Crone of winter gives way to the Maiden of spring, this festival of light cleanses to make way for the new. Nature starts to come back to life, and the new agricultural season begins!!
Sacred Supper, Thursday, February, 4th, 2010, 6pm-9pm, $25 includes vegetarian meal!
A holistic version of a Girls Night Out! You're in store for a special evening of great food and feeding your soul. Join with fellow sisters for a special night of sitting in circle, sharing, laughter and dreaming together! Dinner will be prepared and served up by Stephen Tarver, Holistic Health Counselor and Vegetarian Chef Extraordinaire! Recipes and nutrition advice will on hand if you would like to chat with Steve prior to circle! The circle is open to all womyn, (Steve will be not be joining us for circle!) so please pass this information onto friends and fellow sisters!
Also, I am happy to announce that I am doing Life Coaching and am offering up a free session to anyone who is interested in meeting to discuss the role of a Life Coach and the multiple benefits you can achieve with having a personal motivator and mentor! We will work together to identify ways in which you can move ahead by getting into your own life’s flow with the help of varies techniques and personal ceremony! Start off 2010 by eliminating the binds that keep you stagnant and learn new ways to call in JOY, PASSION and PURPOSE!! Please contact me if you are interested in getting started!
Walk in Beauty,