In this conversation we explore some of my favourite themes:
• Pathways to courageously heal our sense of un-belonging
• How our longing to belong can create a sense of sacredness in our lives
•Courting the sacred through earth reverence, altar spaces, ritual & more
• Reclaiming the roots of our heritage and the roots of the trees to cultivate belonging
As part of 'The Belonging Season', Angie Litvinoff and I explore how to connect more deeply with a sense of place, the necessity of ceremony to help us remember our indigeneity, and ways to cultivate more kinship, connection and soulfulness in modern life.
A lively conversation about...
- My search for meaning in life
- How I came to restore the Sacred in my life
- How to connect with and create a more meaningful relationship with nature
- My experience of communicating with trees
- Working with the seasons and cycles
- The importance of ritual and ceremony
- How rites of passage are needed to bring meaning to transitions in our lives
- Reclaiming the power in aging
- The collective rite of passage that we are all navigating right now
- How to connect with your own purpose
We cover plenty of interest8ing themes in this conversation:
Delving into the inspiration and creation of my book 'Rituals for Life', Manda and I talk about my childhood and awakening to the spiritual life as one of service to the Earth,
‘What do we do when we feel disempowered, disconnected, alone and afraid? We can throw ourselves more deeply into social media, drink, drugs and deeper disconnection…or we can build rituals with intention, creativity, gratitude and kindness that re-connect us with the web of life.'
This exploration of grief invites you to lean into your heart and create space to feel the fullness of being human at this time. Within the container of a ritual, you will be invited to alchemise your grief to reveal the beauty, connection and power that comes from allowing this energy to move through you.
You will need a small bowl of water, a stone, paper & pen.
A conversation about the loss of ceremony in Western cultures and the consequences for our sense of belonging; the importance of ceremony to bring alive our intimate relationship with the Sacred and our natural cycles and transitions.
I share some of my personal journey exploring earth-based spiritual practices, my apprenticeship with the Yew clan and embracing the lunar calendar traditions of my Celtic ancestors as a map of belonging.
Sharing my passion for the drum as a tool for empowerment, connecting with nature and the restoration of the Sacred. I offer some suggestions about how to get started with drumming as a spiritual practice, how it can help turn on your voice and the power and necessity of this for these times. I also share a little of the cross-cultural history of the drum, its sacred use in ancient Goddess-honouring traditions and why it is such a potent symbol in our collective psyche.
A podcast exploring some of my fascination with the blood mysteries and female rites of passage. I talk about why honouring these significant thresholds is such a vital part of our empowerment as women, and how our relationship with our blood reflects our relationship with the Earth and recognition of the Sacred.
Includes suggestions for creating rituals around your Moontime, and how to re-create a menarche ceremony to honour that powerful threshold retrospectively.
What is the nature of being and belonging in the current world? How can we honour the rite of passage that is happening, and let go of the old ways, let them die to the past, live in the liminal space of unknowing, and step into a future that emerges from the best of who we are?
Just some of the themes we explored as part of this juicy conversation...
We chatted about nature-based spirituality, finding wisdom with the trees and healing the witch wound.
I talk about finding magic in the everyday by cultivating a more intimate relationship with the natural world and how you can rechant your perception of life, whatever your situation.
Discover how to craft meaningful rituals and come into connection with the natural world around you. In this rich conversation I share some of my journey of living in the woods and connecting with Oak and Yew trees and coming into a deep relationship with nature. You'll learn ways to craft your own rituals to offer gratitude to the land around you, the trees, the water, the fire in your home and so much more.