Walking the Wheel of the Year
Join me as we meet on eight occasions to journey around the wheel of the Year by connecting to the land, the dormant and active states of nature, the elements, and the trees. We will connect in meditation to the energy of this time and explore some of our ancient traditions and work with the energies of the Goddess and deities of the time. Sessions may involve crafting, meditation, inner work and some work may be carried outdoors on the land so waterproofs and boots are a must. This is a deeply healing and transformational workshop as we work around the wheel of our year. There will also be some homework during the times between our meetings and journalling of thoughts. Each session runs as a ceremony on the Friday evening and a morning workshop on the Saturday. Booking and pre payment is required to reserve your space.
The continuous enfoldment of the seasons of the year cycle by cycle from winter to spring through to summer and autumn together with the ebb and flow of the tides of the moon are also indicative of the way are subtle energies within us work. By coming into harmony with the flow of nature we can attain balance. Our Celtic ancestors were more aware of this they lived on the lands, they watched the trees, the plants, the animals in nature and as they connected to these they knew when to plant their crops, or turn their animals out into the fields. They were aware of their inner energies, their physical body their emotional bodies, mental thoughts and their sexual and spiritual aspects of their own nature. The Celtic people celebrated the flow of the years at eight points during the year’s cycle. These were celebration points and often held as festivals honouring achievements as well as losses there was drinking, eating, dancing and singing which brought people together as a community not just as a family. Each festival had a different focus as the wheel turned. The divided year was marked by four fixed points in the year forming a cross. These are called the quarter points and are the Winter Solstice in the North which is the shortest day and the longest night, and the Summer Solstice opposite in the south, the longest day and the shortest night.
In Celtic tradition the year begins at Samhain and it is the time of year when the veil between the world of the dead and the world of the living is said to be it's thinnest. Spirits and souls of loved ones are said to have more power and ability to visit us. This is the time of year for remembering and honouring our dead and also for personal reflection.
If you would like to book a place on the next yearly workshops starting at Samhain or find out more contact me today