If it would snow it may, indeed, feel like the Christmas season. Could this global warming thing be real that we in Indiana have not had a white Christmas in several years? Whatever it is, it does not feel like Christmas without the white stuff! My mother used to tell me the older I got the quicker time would go by; and, she was correct. It is amazing 2018 is about to conclude and another Christmas is upon us. I have loved the Christmas season my whole life, and this year it feels like I'm going through the motions. So many life events have occurred and relationships have shape-shifted that my need for stability has lost it's footing.
Nonetheless, my heart remains childlike when I see the colored lights adorn homes, street lights and the Martinsville City-County building on the town square lite up like a gingerbread house. It is certainly worth the drive to see this beautiful old building in its full holiday display. My heart is reminded of the simple things in life that offer busy people the opportunity to remember the hopeful, dreamy times of our youth. The times when everything seemed possible and upbeat. It wasn't the number of gifts we received, it was the time together to feel the electricity that runs to and through each other's hearts as we gather to give and receive the simple, most important things in life around a table filled with foods prepared by the hands of those present. The greatest gift present was the love we shared. Perhaps we can remember these truths when we feel frantic our shopping list has many names yet to be checked off! Perhaps a simple: one back rub, help cleaning out the garage, keeping my room clean, and doing two helpful things without being asked, can suffice! Whatever you choose, enjoy this next week, even if the grass is still green!
I was recently asked to consider why I do for others. I set that question aside to let it settle in my heart. After 4 days this is what came to me: "I do for others because I needed someone to notice my pain and confusion when I was young." This is how I chose to change that need, to "Be the Change I wish to see in the world," I decided to "Be the Support I needed at various times in my life." If all I do this lifetime is be that support I've accomplished much, at least that is how I see it.
I wish for others to know there is always someone who will be there when they need love, assurance they are valued . . . most importantly, to be seen! As I type those words, my heart is moved to the tender areas in the human experience. Life brings us growth opportunities; we need assurance and reminders that we journey with others, not alone! The question is, "Are we willing to ask for what we need and then, most importantly, receive what is offered? These are my thoughts that Wednesday morning!
Join us Thursday, Dec 20 at 7 p.m. as we conclude our Sacred Walk with the Clan Mothers for 2018. Becomes Her Vision will offer us the opportunity to review 2018 in order to become clear with our goals for 2019. Bring a friend, cover for your lap, a light snack to share and an open heart. It does not matter if this is your first experience with the Clan Mothers, this is an opportunity to pause and reflect in order to move into the New Year with our dreams. Check out the 13 Original Clan Mother's link on this site and read through a brief synopsis of their amazing teachings of Truth. Please RSVP by Thursday noon 12/20 IF you plan to attend.
What an absolutely beautiful Fall! As the crops are being gathered, the Trees are displaying their magnificent colors, the crispness of Autumn offers us a time to gather around a fire and burn away the things that no longer serve us. We will gather this Thursday around a sacred fire and share what Weaves the Web has offered us this past month and welcome the teachings of Walks Tall Woman. With the Full moon in full view Wednesday evening, she will continue to share her light as we call to the feminine gifts of introspection, intuition and the rich presence of compassion and caring and learn how to "Walk the Truth" from this next Clan Mother.
Dress warmly since we will be outside, a cover for your lap, bring a friend and a small snack to share as we listen to the sweetness of Spirit remind us how to walk our talk and live with integrity. Also, sit in the quiet of your heart and carefully consider what you would like to offer to the fire. This may be something that no longer serves you, assistance with some clarity in your life, or merely gratitude for the gifts in your life. Whatever is in your heart, have a clear intention what what it is time to ignite in your life. Please RSVP IF you plan to attend by noon on Thursday.
A Sacred Pipe Ceremony is often referred to as the Dance between Earth and Spirit, the coming together of the divine masculine and feminine. It is a ceremony that will offer participants an opportunity to express what is on their hearts through silent and/or spoke prayer. Those who choose to participate in this most sacred ceremony will witness this divine express of unconditional and pure love as peace within is experienced when one is in true balance. If your mind is curious, ask you heart if this ceremony is for you and then take action. Teachings offered during this ceremony will feed your curious minds, so please let your heart be your determining factor in with your choice. Until then, sit in the silence of your heart and listen. Location: Peru, IN. Contact Shakti at firstname.lastname@example.org or Vicky at email@example.com to sign up. Remember: "For it is only with the heart, one can clearly see what is invisible to the eye," The Little Prince
We create webs with our thoughts and actions. Most of these are based on how we perceive situations we confront in life. Our perceptions are based on how we "interpret" life experiences which are developed from what we are taught to be true about life. Join us as we take a look at our beliefs and consider what webs we have created to keep us safe. It is a grand circle of shapes and sizes that create this beautiful web that can make life smooth or entrap us in the beliefs we are taught early in life. Join us as we gain clarity regarding the webs of our life, and begin the journey toward consciously choosing how we wish to BE in the World.
Join us this Thursday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m. for our Monthly Gathering and Summer Solstice celebration. We will "officially" herald in Summer as we begin the walk with the innocence of the South direction. This direction is one of childlike faith, trust and resiliency as the gifts of forgiveness offer us the needed skills to fully live our lives with grace and harmony. Interestingly, the Clan Mother for July is Loves All Things and she offers seekers the teachings of how to "Love the Truth."
Bring a friend, a small dish of a favorite snack, some item to place on our altar for the evening and share a truth or two from your heart this Thursday at 7 p.m. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for directions or for more information. Note the 13 Clan Mothers tab above to learn more about these amazing teachers. Look forward to seeing you there!
As we continue our Sacred Walk in 2018, we are honored to offer a special ceremony for welcoming in "Listening Woman." This month, in lieu of meeting on Thursday, April 26 we will meet during the Tuesday circle for a special teaching given by Aaron, a man who has sits with Malidoma Some's wife, Sobonfu. He offers a traditional ceremony of the Dagara Tribe of West Africa which honors our ancestors by allowing us to heal hidden areas in our life to make room for new growth to appear. We are honored to have Aaron bring a powerful and very healing ceremony to our community. If your heart so directs, email Vicky at email@example.com for directions. (email is checked daily, FB or messenger not so often!) A gifting bowl is present to honor Aaron for his work. Please RSVP by Monday noon if you plan to attend. We know you will be blessed for stepping forward and trusting your heart.
This year we will once again use our Monthly Gathering to learn more about the Seneca teachings of the 13 Original Clan Mothers. This year we will begin this Sacred Walk around the Medicine Wheel on Thursday, March 1, 6:30 - 8 p.m. and proceed each month by gathering on the Thursday closest to the Full Moon. A complete list of those dates is on the tab to the left titled, The 13 Original Clan Mothers.
Note also on that tab is a brief overview of each Clan Mother, with pertinent questions to consider. For the best connection it is recommended you purchase the book, The 13 Original Clan Mothers by Jamie Sams. These teachers carry specific aspects of Truth and therefore offer serious seekers an opportunity to rediscover their authentic self that is buried beneath the veneer of social conditioning. (Or, as Don Miquel Ruis references in "The 4 Agreements," the human domestication that occurs.)
This year we will integrate the teachings taught by the Cherokee teacher I sat with for many years, which will also offer a way to simplify a seekers life in order to live free. This Gathering is open to anyone truly seeking a deeper understanding of life by looking over their shoulder at had how their ancestors lived in right relationship with all sacred beings on Earth Mother.
If you are ready for the next step in front of you, join us each month and explore the Truth within. In respect for those that walked before us it is recommended women wear a skirt or sarong. A $10 gifting donation is requested; however, money is not a reason to stay home! Spirit will lead a true seeker to find other ways to return the energy received from sitting in a Sacred Circle.
For a prompt reply please send any questions via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. From my heart to yours, Vicky
This Thursday we will greet December's Clan Mother, Gives Praise, who teaches us how to "Give Thanks for the Truth."As we conclude the circle for 2017 this Clan Mother reminds us that when we are grateful for all our experiences, we become wise from allowing ourselves to see what we have learned from them all! Gratitude always opens our hearts to more abundance allowing us to be replenished so we can continue another cycle around the Medicine Wheel of Life. Wear a skirt or sarong to honor the women who walked before us and join us this Thursday. Check out the 13 Original Clan Mothers tab for more insights into these amazing teachers. Please RSVP by Thursday Noon IF you plan to attend.
Vicky Kelm Williams
I find people absolutely fascinating!