The purpose of this group is to come together to honor the lives of the people who have lived and died before us. Our Ancestors helped shape this world by the way they lived, and in a Shamanic way, we can journey to them to ask them their advice on real challenges presented to us at this time.
This is for both the beginner and advanced ceremonialist. The beauty of working in a group is to be able to lean on other people's experiences so we can figure out things together. We are all apart of the same human race, and the best thing that our culture creates is diversity. Let's work together in ceremony so we can get down to the root of our fears, be in gratitude, and connect with the land in a healthy way. New moons are wonderful for seeing in the dark. We can examine what the underlying themes going on are, so that we can fly in the night.
The topics of the Ancestral Healing Ceremony will be presented in the Newsletter and on the Facebook group. If you would like to be on the Newsletter, go here:
Shamanic Journeying is a helpful pre-requisite. There are monthly journeying classes held at Sticks and Stones. These are also in the Newsletters ;) As well as on the Sticks and Stones calendar page:
There is Shamanic Healing that happens, but please do not be alarmed if you have never done it before. Sometimes just singing or holding space is healing in and of itself, so please trust the process and participate with your whole heart, not halfheartedly because you don't trust yourself (or are scared/nervous). Just trust that you are in the right place at the right time.
Please arrive on time, after ceremony begins, no entrance is permitted into the space. Here's how the structure will go:
6:00 — We gather, set up the ancestral altar together, and mingle. It's good to know who we are doing ceremony with, so please open up and get to know each other.
6:30 — Ceremony begins and the circle is cast. No late admittance after this point. This is where we honor the spirit of the circle, as well as the ancestors themselves. Let it be known that we drum loud, sing hard, and sometimes dance the dance of bones.
6:45 — Discussion begins. Why are we here? Why are we interested in this? Here is where we discuss some of the major themes that we are seeing, and talk about how they impact us.
7:00 — Diagnostic journey: This is a quick journey which gives us insight from Spirit about what is really «going on» with the topic at hand, and how we are personally affected by this. The beautiful thing about working with a group is that when we all journey on the same topic, we bring our own unique perspectives to the table. Sometimes it works like puzzle pieces and each one will have a vision that completes what the other had. This is where we discuss and put everything together
7:15 — Plan. Well, not as much planning as coordinating. Some people will feel really called to help hold the space, while others will feel called to do healing work. Some will focus on personal connection with ancestors and healing aspects within themselves, others will feel called to help with working with archetypes and larger modules. Whatever is meant to happen will happen, all that is required is to be open to what is in the moment and be present.
7:30 — Then we sing, dance, call up our power and get to working!!! It will last however long it lasts (usually 30 mins) and then we will talk about it after.
When all is said and done, and everyone feels the work is complete, we open circle. Sometimes we don't always «end» at 8:00pm, so please keep that in mind when planning. Sometimes it's not up to us what time this ends, but we will definitely be done by 8:30pm.
This work will seem very uncanny, like a lot of things will happen in a flow. This is how true healing works :) if there are any questions, feel free to post them here, on the Facebook group, or message me privately. We will have the right amount of people come, and everyone who can make it will be exactly the people meant to show up. If interested, there is a Facebook Group that you can join so we can discuss these things and future topics.
THINGS TO BRING:
-Journal and something to write with
-(optional) rattle, drum, or musical instruments for when we drum up our power
-Something to put on the communal altar (helps to add personal energy to the circle)
-A lite snack or some food to help with grounding after the ceremony. There are people with dietary restrictions in the group, please bring an ingredient list.
-Your true self and sense of fun/adventure :)
-Suggested donation of $20-$40. This flows with the concept of Ayni, and sacred reciprocity. This work will be intense, and to hold the space takes a lot of time/energy. Give back to the circle and the community where you can.
Looking forward to seeing tribe for this special event!
Move forward in a good way.