The Fertile Void
The Winter Solstice
is a time of turning inward
A time to slow down
To descend into the cave
To be with the dreams and inner guides
So that we can emerge with the return of the light,
wisdom to guide us through the next phase of the cycle.
We welcome and invite you to join us on this journey through the gateway of the west, the gateway of the setting sun, into the darkest night of the year. Let us come together to hold witness and celebrate this potent moment on the wheel of the year.
Remembering and reclaiming our ancestral ways reconnects us to our interdependence with all of life. Restoring our innate custodian ship of the natural world as part of a greater ecosystem, one part of the whole.
The ways of our ancestors, the mystics and sages of our ancestral lineages, hold the most powerful and often simple gifts for us. Remembering and reclaiming our ancestral ways reconnects us to our interdependence with all of life.
This seasonal gateway invites us to honour the earth's natural rhythm of descent and death. Death is not this dark figure to be feared, but a deity and the equal other of life, woven of the same tapestry that makes up this great mystery. Embracing each small seasonal/cyclical death allows us to begin to know death in a way that brings us closer to the fullness of life. To fully step out of fear and into trust that life and death have got us. The ascent is a natural result of our willingness to descend fully, die to what no longer serves us and emerge anew, over and over again.
To extend our awareness to encompass the reality that we are the ones that connect our ancestors and descendants, the remembering point of an ancient future that we are custodians of in this lifetime. Extending our perspective further still to encompass the greater dreaming of country, of lineages, of our roles and place in this time within the greater web and its unfolding.
Taste the medicine of the container, soak in these stanzas and let the resonance ring through you.
Descending, Dreaming & Dancing
Spiralling in and down
Through the layers
Sounds like the crunch of bones and gristle
Feels like the cold dark earth beneath our feet and a warm fire on our fingertips
Smells like smoke and tastes like soul soup
The mountains resound with song and howl
With cries let fly from centuries gone by
We are here to dance, to shake and quake the earth
As we dissolve unto her
Through the night we go, navigating the layers of discomfort
Deeper we go
Into the subtle and slow
Until we open into the dream space
The ancient ones guiding us inward
It is within the inner chambers
That the layers of discomfort dissolves
Here, truth emerges
Like pinpricks they emerge in the night sky
To guide us through
To release and let die
To remember how we fly
On the wings of inner vision
Held in the womb
The fire still burning
As the stars glow within our souls
And welcome us home
We become the vessels
Filled by the fertile void of creation
It is our intention that you will leave this space with;
Greater connection with ancestral wisdom
Embodied awareness of the seasonal cycles
Inner wisdom, tools and resources to traverse this season and guide you into the next.
Expanded capacity to meet the discomfort of life
Deeper relationship with death and therefore with life
Community connection and celebration
Full bellies and full hearts
Modalities we will be working with
- Ancestral story telling
- Cyclical wisdom
- Elemental alchemy
- Guided shamanic drum journey
- Guided visualisation
- And journaling
- Fire Offerings
- Song circle
What to bring:
Offerings to the ancestors ~ What would your maternal and paternal ancestors enjoy to receive from you? What herbs, grains, flowers, smudges, foods would they have cherished?
A musical instrument - drum, rattle, shaker, etc.
A bowl and a spoon for feasting
We pay our respects to the Indigenous custodians of this land, past, present and emerging.
It is our intent that this immersion is accessible to all whom feel called to be with us ~ if the price points offered in the options are not suitable please feel free to get in touch and we will work it out together.