A Sneak Peak at a Typical Half Season Celebration
Online Circle Session 1:
Over each 6 week period, we meet to share in circle heart to hearts, using ancient ways of Council to start to connect with the forthcoming celebration - our focus for connection. This could be the Equinox, Solstice or Cross Quarter Day (sometimes known by traditional names such as Samhain or Imbolc).
In a 2 hour online session Joanna leads and joins you in gaining inspiration, teachings, shamanic journey missions, the 'how to' of rituals and creative crafts for the season. You start to create your 'ceremony' - a time where you focus on the season out in nature with your spirits and create simple but powerful rituals, with guidance, to connect to nature and the spirits of nature.
You meet with your assigned buddy that week, someone you get to know well by the end of your partnership together for this 6 weeksperiod, online or by phone, to talk through our ideas and firm up our plans. You get to clarify, listen, laugh and share. If you're an introvert, you will be guided in these calls, with clear topics and timings to create a simple format. Your spiritual path is validated more by this sharing - an aspect often missing from for us as talking about spirit helpers is often difficult in every day life!
Honing Your Ceremony Q&A Online session 2:
All your questions about designing your ceremony are brought into this informal gathering. Joanna offers guidance and coaching to help you on your way. You are readied for the practices and rituals that feel right for you.
You may have journeyed to prepare with guidance from your spirits, journalled and chatted. Now you go out into nature alone, or with your family and friends if that's what you have chosen. You connect with nature in her own territory, knowing others in the circle are doing this too. You honour this time in the cycle of the Sun, sensing the earth, connecting with nature.
You might dance, sing, light a small fire, create a nature mandala, walk, camp, tell stories, sit out overnight, release patterns in ritual, connect with 'ogham' trees. The possibilities are endless yet tailored to fit perfectly with your life circumstances.
The Sharing Online Session 3:
You gather back in circle to feast and enjoy our tales from our experiences. We share it all! From laughing at how we tripped over the threshold of our ceremony to the deeply moving, heartfelt resonance of the teaching nature gave us. You may cry as you retell your experiences, hearing the significance of the whispers of your heart out loud, honour your spirits as you bring them into our human companionship. Together, we are allenriched, lifted, touched.
You bring your experiences, spirit teachings, ritual enhancements and richness of practice into the days and weeks that follow. We all look forward to meeting again and preparing for the half season celebration to come.
Now you 'dance' with the Sun and the Moon in your daily life, and look forward to new steps on the horizon of your spiritual and everyday path.
We share an impromptu full moon ceremony or other addition. Joanna shares a pop up talk via Facebook and then you can choose to work with this extra ritual if you wish.