This ceremony was dedicated to pure potentiality and the Infinite Goddess that resides in all women. In alignment with all the Goddesses we wrote our personal list of, one hundred manifestations for 2013.
At sunset we cast our keen circle. Stephanie blew the conch and High Priestess Judith read the seven direction invocation. We welcomed four new women into our circle with the traditional blessing chant and moved our loving energy around them. I was astonished by their inner circle movements, within our outer circle. They created a tepee of hands and swayed to a beat of their own.
Then we retreated to the warmth and comfort of the studio to begin the work of realizing our manifestations for the year. To bring us fully into our bodies, Linda Grace led us in a full moon Pranayama practice. In a comfortable seated position she guided us in a chakra clearing modality.
Third eye wide open, relaxed, centered and fully in body we began our meditation adventure into one of the most magnificent years of our life, 2013. Open to grace and in the flow, our meditation led us to see, Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall… Self, family and relationships… Work, celebrations and vacations… Money, gardens and our connections to animals… Home, community and creativity… Joy, respect, and accolades… Strength of body, mind and spirit.
Once we returned our attention to the room it was time to write our list. One hundred manifestations for 2013. Pen to paper, the intentions flowed from thought to word, making them one step closer to reality. In circle speak, each woman spoke only of the top three manifestations she will create in this bright new year.
If one advances confidently in the direction of one’s dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
With our intentions well mapped out, we are on our right path and ready to take the next step in the direction of manifesting our dreams.
It will be pure joy watching so many dreams come true this year.
We invite women to gather for retreat and replenishment on Isla Mujeres, an island in the tranquil turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean. This island is sacred to Ixchel, the Mayan Moon Goddess and historically a place for healing rituals among the Mayan people. We will create a circle of abundance, compassion and support as we weave together our stories and wisdom. By honoring Ixchel’s tradition, we become midwives of our dreams and visions. Storytelling, yoga, journaling, poetry, guided imagery, and more…will serve as forms to access the blessings and beauty that flow in each of us. Participants will stay at Na Balam, an intimate, boutique hotel on the beach where landscaped trails, tropical gardens and the beauty of the ocean will provide a perfect abode for the retreat. For more information, please visit our website at www.islawomensretreat.com or email info@islawomensretreat or call: 440 779-6727