2020 Winter Edition of Essence
Newsletter for Essence of Spirit Ceremonies | Maine Officiants | Maine Shamanism
Welcome to 2020
We have arrived! 20 years into the new millenium. Having lived and grown by the teachings of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s I am faced with the wow factor in the reality of this New Year, new decade, new awareness. I hear the collective calling for change. An awakening to a greater consciousness. An illumination.
I am being called toward being illuminating as I myself am continually illumed. Speaking at a small island non- denominational church here in Maine; a “coming out” into a broader community for me; my message is how we all can be a light into someone’s darkness. Quoting Mark Nepo, “ Each person is born with an unencumbered spot, free of expectation and regret, free of ambition and embarrassment, free of fear and worry; an umbilical spot of grace that issues peace….”
This unencumbered spot, our True Natures I will call it is the Source from where we may all shine. Polished by our trials and hardships we are all called to “come home” and let our love light shine. So I invite you all, in this beginning of all beginnings of whatever is to come; choose love. Choose to shine your little light no matter how dim it may feel- it is there beneath the rubble. Like the tiny green blade pushing up beneath the late winter’s frost. Push forth. Shine on all you crazy diamonds! The world needs you.
From Maiden to Wise Woman-The Sacred Right of Passage Honoring the Gifts of Arriving as a Women of Age
March 14, 2020 | 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Presented by Kathleen Blake and Jody Breton
GreenWoods Chiropractic Center
33 Levesque Drive, Eliot, Maine
Illustration by Glennie Kindred from her book Sacred Earth Celebrations
“The spiral journey from Maiden to Wise Woman is a sacred passage; an inward journey of transformation revealing an outward expression of our wisdom, strength and beauty as a woman of years.” Jody Breton
Come join us for a day long exploration and celebration of becoming and arriving. We are the Matriarchs, the Grandmothers and the Wisdom Keepers!
Through guided meditation and ritual we will enliven our experience of aging.
As a circle we will:
Transform the stigma associated with being an older woman.
Release the wounds that create limiting beliefs.
Celebrate the gifts of becoming a Wise Woman.
And much more…
Sign up on my website https://www.maineshamanism.com
Watch for ticket information on Facebook
Sisters at the Table
A monthly gathering of sisters for lively discussion and deep listening.
Check our Facebook group page for listings of Tables.
January 25th; 10-12 at Beth’s Kitchen Cafe
108 Main St. Bridgton, ME
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