...7 workshops... over 13 weeks... theme descriptions below...
Week 1: Beyond My Story...
An exploration of the stories we tell ourselves and others about who we (think) we are. Are these stories ours or have we adopted them from parents, friends, society, environment in order to fit in, feel loved, whole etc? Are our stories illness stories or healing stories? Do these stories keep us stuck in repetitive loops/patterns or do they support us to expand and heal. Finding the medicine in our illness stories and letting them go.
Introduction to the Dreaming Wheel - A Shamanic Medicine Wheel (*see bottom of main event page for information about the Wheel) and the stories it holds. Stories of birth, death & rebirth, masculine & feminine, patience & courage and the cycles of Grandfather Sun & Grandmother Moon, of Mother Earth & Father Sky. The Dreaming Wheel will become a map that we regularly journey within and refer to throughout the series.
Week 2: What is my Truth?
We will explore the notion of truth through the doorways of feelings and emotions. What’s the difference between a feeling and an emotion? What is real/true for us? How much of what we feel is connected to our stories (see Week 1 above)? How does exploring this concept change how you experience yourself in each moment?
Experiential explorations of our inner landscapes both verbally and through the senses.
Experiencing the magic of group wisdom through sharing of our truth and stories via the ZEGG Forum process.
Week 3: Core Energy Centres...
What are they really? Offerings of 3 different perspectives on the topic as well as tapping into group wisdom. Opening to your unique relationship with your energy centres.
Allowing these centres to speak to us through animal nature medicine or animal totems.
Exploring the many lenses through which we can look, communicate and be guided by these centres. Discovering and/or deepening your relationship with these centres for restoring balance, navigating life & becoming whole.
Integration through dance & movement.
Week 4: Following Insight...
“It takes patience to listen. It takes courage to act. It takes both to live.” sk
We’ve all heard the wise words ‘the answer lies within’. But it’s no good if it stays locked within. Allowing all of us to feel seen. Using the Dreaming Wheel we will experience the receiving of insight from the realms of spirit.
Developing our inner sight through following the literal movement of sensation within our bodies as we close the eyes with an intention of turning our sight inwards.
We will then explore how we can remain connected to this insight while moving around in the world… eyes open. Practices of stillness and movement both physical and energetic, alone and in community. What does it mean to follow this insight?
Week 5: Sub(Conscious) Language
symbol, imagery, sensation, words, movement, sound… What is language? How does your body, mind, soul speak to you? Accessing your inner translator to decipher the symbolic language of dreams and visual imagery for deeper guidance?
An exploration of the mysterious languages of symbol, imagery, movement and sensation that we can encounter in meditation, visual journeying, dreams and how our words both support and hinder our communication.
We will explore using dream imagery or that which comes from a guided visualisation and apply it in a number of ways looking at how can we bridge these worlds: from the depths of the subconscious to action in conscious world?
Week 6: Inner Union - Becoming Whole
Dancing with the energetic forces of surrender & presence, letting go and taking action, giving & receiving, requesting & trusting, masculine & feminine, light & dark, embodiment & consciousness… the list goes on…
These energies exist within all of us. They can resist each other or work together in harmony. The more you know yourself the more you know these parts of you and what they need to create balance… flow… union.
“Only when we are whole within can we dissolve into union with others… AND.. Becoming whole within happens only through connection with others…” sk [In this session we will begin our preparations for the Sacred Marriage Ritual in the final week (7).]
Week 7: Ritual - Bridging Worlds... the Sacred Marriage
A Sacred Marriage Ritual of Bridging Worlds and coming Home to Self. Your own personal Ritual held within community where you will have the opportunity to acknowledge, honour and unite those aspects of self that you have discovered on your journey so far. Your ritual unfolds as you create it. Your inner masculine & feminine may be in need of a commitment ceremony. It may be that you wish to ritualise the bridging of the known and unknown worlds within you.
You may choose to bring union to the inner and outer landscapes that are now more active in your life. Whatever it is that is calling for union, marriage, can be woven in to your own personal ritual to bridge these worlds. Contained within the Shamanic Dreaming Wheel we will journey alone and together as we come home to ourselves within the arms of community.