This time last year I made a post about making sacred all over the East Coast of Australia.. twelve months later it is a whole new world of horizons and timezones.
I had my Lilith astrology done again last year by Mikailah as I had some big decisions to make about 2015.. I said how are the travel stars looking? Should I do this? And she said ‘Do it’!!
It is a huge thing to say yes to overseas travel several times in the year when I have 4 small children.. like, kinda crazy!! But I have the support of my amazing husband and my Mum.. she moves in and does my Mothering life while I’m away. My children adore her and she is a way better house mama than I am. Cam and Mum said yes to my adventuring, so then, I did too.
The photo above is in Wales.. in a place called Fort Belan on the west coast of Wales. I went to support Jane Hardwick Collings in bringing the Four Seasons Journey to the Northern Hemisphere.
A wonderful group of English, French, German, Polish, Swiss and Australian women gathered. We translated into French as we went, birth stories were told, drums were birthed and I walked the wild coast of Wales with a baby strapped to my back as his Mama journeyed in the shamanic realms. I met many wonderful Mermaids who connect the web of our tribe across the globe. They journey still, having just finished their Full Moon Gathering in France.
This land of my ancestors resonated right in my soul… as much as the Winter is not my naturally preferred habitat.. seeing the snow capped mountains and feeling the ice wind in my face was something I knew deep in me.
From the place we stayed, Fort Belan, we looked across to the Isle of Mona.. the excitement of realising this was almost too much for me. The books by Manda Scott about Boudicca are my absolute favourite. To see where the wise men and women went to train as Dreamers was so magical.
I returned home rather exhausted but ready for the next adventure of turning 40! A Mermaid ball on the high seas was in order.. so fun..
All the mermaids came out to play.. best night ever xx
Next was the launch of my Moon Circle for Women in Sydney, with 2 workshops packed full of women learning about the wisdom of the cycles. Many mum’s from our beautiful Glenaeon community made up the circles which was so special. We see each other every day, but we got to relate about what is real, where we have come from and who we are. I treasure that space with my mama friends..
Then to the Seven Sisters Festival in Victoria. This was my second time at this event and first time solo presenting. I decided to do something I’d never done before and do a Songs of Sacred Circle workshop. I was the first workshop of the festival in the morning, so I didn’t know if anyone would turn up. I printed 30 song sheets to be on the safe side.. and that was nowhere near enough!
Around 80 (or more)? beautiful women came to share in these sacred chants that I have been gathering for years. I loved experiencing the power of the songs sung en mass.. and especially the toning.. A Maze ing..
My attention then turned fully to the organising and teaching the first ever part time Four Seasons Journey. Now renamed the Eight Seasons Journey.. (the Four Seasons Journey over 2 years)
Beautiful women came from all over Australia to the Central Coast of NSW for our Opening Gathering.
This was easily the biggest thing I’ve ever done in my life, and so awesome. I loved teaching the work I have been studying and practicing for six years with the SSM and since my 20’s in sitting in circle with women…. the mystery of whether this would ‘work’ without the creator of the program Jane Hardwick Collings, was yet to be revealed.
So, being the first born, new Moon, Aquarian Sun, Aries Moon girl I am, I said yes to being the Mermaid to test the unknown waters.
I was supported by 3 awesome Apprentices who held me so well and supported the group beautifully. Thank you beauties.
Again, birth stories were shared, drums were birthed, 5 babies graced us with theirs and their Mama’s presence, and the circle worked it’s magic.
The biggest adventure of the year so far was my journey to the Spiritweavers Gathering in the Redwoods in California.
Check out the website.. you will want to come next time!
I travelled there with Julia Inglis of Sacred Familiar. She is also and Aquarian sun new Moon sister.. pioneer! She introduced me to the amazing work of the Spiritweavers.. always sleuthing the groovy going ons in the world is the beautiful Julia
Julia held her Medicine Doll making circle and I shared the Medicine songs with the women, as they crafted and to sing their dolls into being..
They were precious spaces in our beautiful Lotus Belle tent..
It worked, and the circles were beautiful places of sharing and sisterhood.
I met so many amazing sisters.. Daniella, Amber, Ines, Waiala, Morena, Moons, Kat, Six, Lindsay, Eve, April, Tracy, Alchemy (my amazing 4 year old neighbour) and so many others that I know the Instagram names of but not their real names!! And women from my Moon Circle who touched my heart with their stories. I will remember Lincoln’s mama always and I hope she reads this …
And of course the creatrix of this beautiful space Mea.. Wow, sister, you are incredible. I have never witnessed so much held with such grace. Of course she had an amazing circle supporting her. Check out Mea’s Instagram @daughterofthesun_ so much beauty, so much gratitude for you sister
And I got to finally meet Elisa and baby Jezebel Moon! Soul sister from another land.. we and our Moon babies will meet again dear one.
And the last photo above is Mariee Sioux.. one of my favourite musicians.. she was so so magical.. we were transported to faerie lands with her story weaving. I got to meet and chat with her the next day and she is a beautiful person who hasn’t toured Australia yet.. Come soon Marie!
Thank you Spiritweavers.. I will be back!
Last one for now..
The Homebirth Conference in Melbourne.. it was huge, only a week after my return from the USA! I was a little bit stretched for energy.. but I made it.. with lots of promises to my kids that it was the last one for a long, long time. I sang, The Circle of Women.. the slide show didn’t work (which would have had everyone in the room joining in) so I sang all alone wondering why no one was joining me! But I trust the song worked it’s magic.
I was glad to be there to meet with the home birth community again and hold my sister Svenja as her birth story of Luna was shown and spoken about with beautiful photographs taken by Jerusha Sutton from Heartfelt. Check out her amazing work and Heartfelt‘s.. truly inspiring, and please donate if you can.
Jerusha took this beautiful photo below.. Love you and the work you do Jesrusha xx
And then I came home and wrote Home for the Winter… it was truly time to come home!
Love to my global family, I feel so blessed to have met you and give great thanks to Instagram and Facebook for connecting us initially and allowing us to remain close over such vast distances..!
This was long! This year has been big!
Now for some crochet