|Background to the Mabon/Equinox Festival||Equinox: Balancing Security & Insecurity|
|The Equinox Challenge to Balance Security & Insecurity|
|Equinox Celebration: "Enter the Circle of Balanced Energies!" - "Engage with the Flow of Life!"|
Autumn Equinox and the Throat Chakra
In energetic terms, Autumn ("The Fall") is a time of year when we can easily "Fall" into...
Throat Chakra - Sound Healing
Throat Chakra - Crystal
We need a well-balanced and clear throat chakra (energy centre) which is energetically balanced by an inter-flow with the heart/will center - As opposed to an over-active throat/communication centre driven by an over-active (worrying or arrogant) mind!
It is fascinating that the key role of the throat chakra at this time of year perfectly reflects the ancient Celtic tradition of connecting to the qualities associated with the deity "Lugh" i.e. "Light of the intellect" and "Spiritual illumination".
We will be activating and clearing our throat chakra as part of celebrating the Equinox in this event - singing and expressing ourself as fully as we dare!
The role of the Throat Chakra is to connect us to our soul purpose, self-expression and a path of focussed creative (balanced with some destructive space-clearing!) action driven by our WILL POWER!
More about the Throat Chakra at Autumn Equinox
Inner Light as Outer Light Fades... Become The Light You Are!
from Bliss album "A Hundred Thousand Angels" Details: Amazon UK U.S. edition
This Beautiful Meditative Ballad
Reminds us to "Come into the Divine Light"
As natural daylight declines
We can avoid the depression of SAD syndrome (seasonal affective disorder)
by drawing on the support of the "divine" light.
Planting our "Survival/Success/Fulfillment" Seed for the New SeasonFlowing with the Energy Patterns of the 5 Elements
We dance a modern adaptation of the Seneca tribe symbolic "Planting Ritual" from the Dances of Universal Peace. Building Resourcefulness & Flexibility via moving sequentially in the 5 elemental energy patterns (earth, water, fire, air, ether). The five element verses are alternated with actions that call down the guidance and support of our "Upper World" spiritual helpers.
Hey Hey Ya Na Na
Hey Ya Na
Hey Hey Ya Na Na Hey
|[Hear this Native American Planting Dance Ritual]|
Aligning with "Here and Now"
Enhanced body awareness leads to "Integration". Enhanced inner & outer awareness opens the door to "Flow".
A chance to directly experience this via a specific walking meditation a "Healing Journey" i.e. a movement towards more Wholeness and Ease (= "flow", "ease" as opposed to "dis-ease").
"Stress Management & Self-empowerment"
a) Breathwork wazifa using the mantric sounds "Shanoon" & "Hey hey ya hey ya ya"
b) Heart-Healing & Heart-Protection based on a Native American Willow-tree wisdom dance:
Phase 1: Moving and chanting in the pattern of harmonious flow;
Phase 2: Moving & chanting: heart-driven self-empowerment: commitment, passion, tough love, "putting one's foot down";
Phase 3: Moving & chanting in "four directions" pattern of "big picture" objectivity, loving acceptance, heart-wisdom.
Re-Igniting the Spark to Engage with, and Follow, Our Personal, Soul-Purpose Path
Many people choose to live their lives "stuck in a rut" - miserable and unfulfilled, unprepared for death. Engaging in The Way (lifestyle) of the Shaman begins with nurturing our desire and passion for fulfillment - for living more fully, achieving more of our potential and having a fuller experience of ourselves and of the integrated earthly/spiritual life for which we have incarnated into this lifetime. For this we will draw on the Native American wisdom of the Medicine Wheel incorporating the 4 compass directions...
|Spirit of the East [x 2]
Help the New Dawn in us rising
Spirit of the South [x 2]
Spirit of the West [x 2]
Spirit of the North [x 2]
Grandmother Earth [x 2]
Grandfather Sky [x 2]
Spirit of Within [x 2]
Wakan Tanka, Great Spirit, O Great Mystery
|["Song of the Sacred Directions" - Amazon links to "Sacred Drumming" source Book + CD: U.K. USA Canada]|
Shamanic Journeying - Upper World, Middle World, Lower World
Journeying to find the spiritual guidance and "power animal" qualities that we need at this Equinox time.
Engaging our Patterns - Self-Awareness - Clearing Energy Blocks & Drains
We will use Divination Cards as a tool. Self-awareness is necessary before we can let go of ego-driven neurotic behaviour to align more with our soul purpose and divine guidance - a fundamental aspect of healing. Clearing energy blocks and energy-draining patterns provides the energy for healing work. Resources: "Letting Go Cards" - How Letting Go Saves Energy!
Engagement of Healing Energies - Building Heart Energy - Channelling Divine Energy
An ARAMAIC CHANTING RITUAL from the "Aramaic Beatitudes Live CD" that cultivates heart-energy and heart-centredness plus "opening up to the divine" via surrender of Ego - Based on the healing wisdom of the 3rd Beatitude from the Sermon on the Mount, plus music, mudras, movements & healing wisdom insights of Sufi Master Saadi (Dr. Neil Douglas-Klotz)
This ritual feeds on the sound-healing power of the ancient Aramaic language that was used by the legendary shamanic healer Yeshua (Jesus). In the first half of this simple, yet very powerful, group-healing ritual we will be harnessing 4 different technologies for raising energy (a healing transformation requires energy, while energy remains low, little healing is possible). We will be repeatedly chanting a short sound-healing mantra in Aramaic, plus draw on the huge healing wisdom of the translated mantra, plus make symbolic movements to the music and adopt a symbolic mudra (hand gesture) which stimulates heart-centre energy.
In the second-half of this group healing ritual we will be both radiating (from our heart) and channelling (from Divine Universal Energy) healing energy to anyone who wishes to receive it. Listen to a live recording of an healing ritual based on this ancient Aramaic blessing.
THE SEASON FOR REMEMBERING, RECLAIMING, RESTORING, REINVIGORATING A SENSE OF BALANCE!...ready for the dark times ahead!
Lead Facilitator for this event: Dr. Mike Meredith Email Mike
Recommended Reading / Reference Manuals
"Entering The Circle" (Shamanic Healers) "Crones Don't Whine" (Develop 13 Lifeskill & Relationship Qualities)
What People Say about our Shamanism Courses Shamanism & Positive Living Newsletter
More Shamanic Studies Resources Venue Details & Cost of this Workshop
CHEAL Newsgroup: Cambridge Healing & Holistic Lifestyle Group
UK Shamanic Healing Workshops: U.K. Shamanism Courses & Workshops
Shamanic Healing: Step into Your Power! Shamanism Online Directory
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