Circling with the Seasons Returning to the Seasons of the Land and Ourselves
Seasonal Women's Course
This Circle includes: ~ Monthly Online Circles every New Moon ~ Personal practices to connect with the Seasons in an intimate way ~ Journal Prompts and Questions to work with the energies of the Seasons ~ Seasonal Journeywork to meet the place where the Seasons live within us
In this Circle, we will:
~ dive into our own personal processes of growth and decay. ~ travel round the turning Seasons together, growing alongside one another. ~ attune with the shifts of our physical landscape, and share our personal relationships with each one as we feel them. ~ we will examine our unique relationship with the Seasons without, while looking at how these affect the Seasons within. ~ gather in sacred and safe space to contemplate our own rich inner landscapes, supported and seen by a Grove of women. In this Grove, we acknowledge the sanctity of the Circle, and all that is shared within it. ~ practice confidentiality, honesty, authenticity, and deep support. We honor each woman in this Circle as a unique facet of Nature’s beauty and will treat each other as such. ~This Circle reflects the abundant diversity of Nature, yet the consistent container of the Seasons.
The Wisdom of the Seasons
We all once aligned our lives with the turning of the Seasons. We understood our place in the Web of Life, and that it is to Mother Earth that we owe our lives, and gave our days. It was in Her endless embrace that we rocked ourselves in rhythm with Her ancient heartbeat. The Seasons are the Rhythm of Life, and in modern times, we have forgotten (been forced to abandon) these sacred cycles. We have been forced to take on this linear and hierarchical paradigm that serves the Machine, and destroys all we hold sacred. This paradigm is founded on exponential growth, and feeds upon our time and bodies, which is indeed our greatest asset. In these modern times, we need the medicine of the Seasons now, more than ever. We need to remember the Old Ways now before they are lost. We are all starving for connection, and we are all connected by the Seasons and Elements. We are all interwoven with the Rhythms of Nature and are dancing in the Circle of Life.
When we tune back into the Seasons, the Wheel of the Year, the Ancient Cycles of Life and Death, Sun and Shadow, we may live our lives according to the pace of Nature. These cycles provide structure, context, and continuity to our own lives. The rhythmic and circular pace of Nature mirrors and supports our own Inner Cycles of growth and decay, expansion and contraction.
I have found so much healing and support by tuning into the Seasons and celebrating these ancient forces. I have found such deep solace in knowing that I am a seasonal being, and that there is a Season for everything. I now know and feel that I wax and wane with Nature and Her rhythms. In this, I feel held and exactly where I need to be in my healing and growing process as a woman.
All humans are cyclical beings, dancing the dance of growth and decay. However, Women have a unique relationship with the Seasons. It is the cycles of Women that gave rise to our concept of Time. It is She who dances with death and life, and knows that Life costs blood. It is She and her Sacred Cycles that defy linear, patriarchal culture, and mirrors the life-affirming powers of Nature. When we take back our own time and rhythms, we reclaim our power and magic.
I offer this Circle to women as a doorway into creating a deeper relationship with yourself, the land, and the rhythms of both. This Circle will serve as a container for deep, inner exploration as well as intimate, connected dialogue with women from around the world. This Circle is Earth-worshiping at its core and open to ALL traditions. While I follow the Celtic Wheel of the Year, many of you may not connect with that tradition. The Seasons are universal, and so is this Circle. I eagerly welcome different perspectives to learn from, for we all experience the Seasons in our own unique way. The purpose of this Circle is to weave a container for each of us to learn and explore and connect. This course is for all women who feel the call to connect with the Circle of Life, and who seek to know our Great Mother.