Month: January 2018

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Releasing Perspectives into the Fire

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Perspectives CeremonyIt turns out that when I wrote the details for this Ceremony, it was a little too long for the event description! Well, I mentioned this Ceremony in the end of December and beginning of January newsletter, and I found an awesome venue which lets me set things on fire! I mean… create sacred fire. Here are the details expanded so you can be able to expand upon some of the thoughts/mechanisms behind this Ceremony. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to call, text, or email.

New to Ceremony and don’t know what it is exactly? Read this brief introduction to Ceremony in order to get you started.

Here is a copy and paste from the Event description on Facebook, and a shortened version on Meetup:

This is an event that is specifically geared toward personal change and transformation. We ask ourselves deeply, “What is in the way of me living authentically in the world?”
Our perspective is how we view the world, and if we carry beliefs, traditions, or thought forms with us that alter our perception so that we judge ourselves or others – we come to discover that it’s holding us back and we are truly the ones standing in the way to stepping fully into our power. In this Shamanic Ceremony we will craft power objects to throw into a Ceremonial fire that will allow us to burn away those old perspectives that hold us back. Some examples would be “Not being a good enough daughter”, “Trying to fill the shoes of your older Brother”, “Feeling like I have to save the world or all the animals that are hurt/without homes”, and so many more. These items are similar to lenses that we wear that color how we look at the world. Sometimes it helps motivate us to exhaustion, or it leaves us paralyzed and scared to move forward. Whatever the feeling/perspective is, we manifest in physical reality what those blockages are and then release them in a healthy way to the fire.
Itinerary would be as follows:
3:00 pm – Showing up, getting to know other participants, helping set up the group altar as the focus
3:30 pm – Calling in directions and sharing the intention of the event with teachings about what Perspective is and how we can align our paradigm shift with the larger collective
4:00 pm – Craft time and drumming/singing!! This will take place until our power objects are complete. If you feel like you need some private time or need to join in community with song, it helps craft the right environment for releasing and letting go.
5:30 pm – The sun sets at this time, and while we go into the sunset, we give thanks for the old perspectives we had. This is where we connect with our power object in silence. We will be building the fire at this point, and we ask for quiet for participants to really sit in the stillness with what we are releasing.
6:00 pm – Releasing power objects to the fire and holding space for others while this happens.
6:30 pm – We draw the ceremony to a close, giving gratitude to the fire and begin taking things off the community altar. Feel free to have some food for grounding before getting into your car.
Things to bring:
-Journal: This is a must have, especially to record some of the experiences that we will have at this fire
-Drum or rattle: Some will be provided, but it will be helpful to have your own to connect with. Some will be available for adoption at the event
-Warm clothes: Part of this Ceremony will be taking place outside. Bring warm things and a blanket!
-Food for mini potluck at the end: If you do decide to bring something to share, please make sure it has a list of ingredients for those with food allergies attending this Ceremony.
-Suggested donation is anywhere from $20-$40, but we will not turn someone away because of money. One or two spots available for volunteer positions, please message if interested.
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What is Ceremony and why does it matter

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CeremonyIf you made it to this page, that means that you must be curious about Ceremony and what type of benefits it could carry.

Usually people that are concerned about their own personal development begin to have an awareness about how their actions affect the world around them. When we begin to collect an awareness of the impact one individual can make, they move into mindfulness. These are generally the first steps to creating permanent change and transformation in a society that encourages mindless multitasking and mass consumption. When we begin to cultivate an awareness or mindfulness, we realize that form follows thought. Our thoughts motivate and control a lot of our actions. When examining the roots of our thoughts, we see that sometimes we have old beliefs or trauma’s from our past or anxiety about our future that cloud our judgement.

Think of this as the tip of the iceberg, our conscious awareness. When we dip down into Ceremony and Ritual, we are stepping out of ordinary reality into something that can create a vessel to access the subconscious. The subconscious is where we have all of those thoughts and beliefs that run on autopilot, that we sometimes have no conscious control of because it’s so automatic. When we consciously use Ceremony and Ritual with intention, we can change those aspects of ourselves that are holding on to old beliefs or trauma, and step into a mode of healing that allows us to create easier change within our everyday lives.

There are many public and private ceremonies, and they all are a certain type of container that holds a specific experience. The beautiful thing is, that a Ceremony or Ritual will meet you where you are. If you are not ready for a big change, then most likely you will not see too dramatic of a shift in your everyday life. If you pour your heart and soul into a Ceremony or Ritual, significant change can happen with consistency, practice, and showing up.

Ritual is something that you perform to hold a status quo, to honor the fact that you are repeating it over and over. Many people have a night time ritual that signifies to their subconscious that they are preparing to sleep. And if some people get off track of their “night time ritual”, then they find that they have a more difficult time getting to sleep. Ceremony is typically something that instigates change. You want something in your life to change or transform, so you use Ceremony as a tool to step up and ask Spirit for that change. Spirit/God/Goddess/The Universe tends to listen, and if the Ceremony is set up the right way with the right intention, the patterns you are asking for relief from will be temporarily be lifted out of your life. Your only job at that point is to hold the line with some of the changes you asked for. If you revert back to your old patterns and ways thinking that there is no work involved with a Ceremony, then that means you’re giving permission for Spirit/God/Goddess/The Universe to lay those patterns right down on you. That’s why many people hold fast to the New Years Resolution as a type of Ceremony. They make goals, and they may or may not follow through with things… but if they don’t change anything in their daily lives, they don’t notice a difference.

Personal development is work, progress, and consistency. When you learn to show up for yourself and create a stronger sense of integrity, you realize the gifts of abundance that are around you.

Happy Ceremony 🙂