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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com. 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.
This morning I sip my coffee while waiting for Grandfather Sun to make his appearance. Grandmother Moon is out of eye shot from where I sit as she makes her descent into the West. She still has a couple of weeks before her face is full, although she shed much light last night, reminding me she's moving across the sky. Both Grandfather and Grandmother remind me of their constant watch over Earth Mother. In light of all the shapeshifting on Earth, all the upheavals and unearthing of life as we have known it during our lifetime, there are still constants in front of us. The opportunity for each of us is to pay attention, notice them and add them to our gratitude list constantly available!
As humans we need a sense of security and in order to have that it is our responsibility to notice that in addition to "birth, death and taxes," there are many constants in our lives that we might want to acknowledge. Just as any relationship thrives when each person connects with those they love and respect (including our animals!), so it is with the roof over our head, beds in which we sleep, standing ones that shelter our homes from the elements, just to name a few. Now might be a good time to look at the items around you as you read this blog and remember why it was so important that you kept it in your home. When was the last time you turned on the lamp in your living room and really appreciated what it provides for you and why you either purchased it or remember who gifted you with such a useful item.
Ah, the constants in our lives that offer a service to us and those we love. Maybe paying attention to those constants will help us do the same with ourselves and each other?
This morning I feel hopeful that things are changing in our world and that through these changes more love, joy and laughter will help each day become an adventure! This morning my heart is grateful and confident in the goodness of the heart . . . humans, animals, trees, winged ones and star beings. This morning my heart is full💜
Welcome to the Glorious months of Fall and all the amazing examples of how to drop all pretenses and allow ourselves to be our authentic selves. We welcome you to join us as we welcome this month's Clan Mother, Walks Tall Woman, on Thursday, Nov 2, at 7:00 p.m. We will thank Weaves the Web for her teachings in October and welcome Walks Tall Woman and her teachings of how to Walk Our Talk by leading through example instead of insisting that others simply follow the leader. She also teaches us how to be proud of our accomplishments through self-esteem, not self-importance.
Check out the tab, 13 Original Clan Mothers for more information and some questions to consider. Wear a skirt or bring a sarong to honor those that walked before us. Bring a friend and an open heart to learn more about these amazing teachers of Truth. Please RSVP by Thursday noon IF you plan to attend. From my heart to yours, Vicky
With all the hurricanes, floods, fires and earthquakes many people say it's a sign of the "end times" of the world. Others say it is a direct reflection of our lack of acknowledgement global warming exist. I say, it is Mother Earth helping us uproot the stale, old, outdated, antiquated mindset in which we have existed over the past century. Oh, certainly technology has advanced us in many ways by putting information at our finger tips and allowing us to expand our knowledge of other countries ways of life.
Whatever view one chooses to explain what is occurring, one thing is eminently clear, we are not in control of these natural disasters and devastating events. What is also very clear is we can and need to pause and look at what we CAN do to comfort others, lend a hand to our neighbor, put our money where our mouth is and actually take a step to help rebuild the sort of community we truly want.
We certainly can start to take steps toward being more respectful to our environment rather then ignore the deep and lasting actions ignorance and arrogance has on our world, just as it has on our neighbors. Now is a good time to realize our neighbors are just like us. They, too, have hopes and dreams for their world, just as they have painful situations to confront, as most of us do. Perhaps opening our eyes to the amazing opportunity in front of us to deepen our understanding of true compassion will be the very medicine needed to heal the hearts of All Our Relations on this beautiful planet and bring about a sense of community that respects all things as valuable resources, including the humans! Hopefully it is a sign of the "end times" and we accept the golden opportunity to change what has not served us for a very long time. To get "unstuck" begins with you and me being willing to lovingly look in the mirror, decide what we can do to be more of what we want in the world and then take the action to do it!
Join us this Thursday, Oct 5 at 7 p.m. as we welcome the Clan Mother for this moon, "Weaves the Web." Please wear a skirt or bring a sarong to honor the woman who walked before us as we listen to the teachings of this Clan Mother who teaches us about Working with the Truth. For more information on this Clan Mother check out the "This Moon" tab on the left. Please RSVP if you plan to attend by Thursday noon. Until then, have a fabulous week!
This month we will share the teachings of Listening Woman, the guardian of introspection, on Wednesday, May 4 beginning at 7 p.m. Check out the, This Moon, tab on the left to read a brief overview of what this Clan Mother offers to those willing to really "Hear the Truth!." Please remember to wear a skirt of bring a sarong or a piece of fabric to wrap around yourself to honor the women who walked before us. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday evening to assist with the planning for that night. Weather permitting we will gather around a fire so a blanket and/or lawn chair is also recommended.
Vicky Kelm Williams
I find people absolutely fascinating!