With Spring flowers placed in our hair we gathered at
the Optimist Volunteer Youth Camp (OVY) in San Gregorio to dedicate our ceremony to Ostara, the Celtic Goddess of Spring, and to the women born during the month of March.
“The mighty Oak sleeps
In the heart of a seed
There are miracles in
you and me.”
We birthed our individual dreams that we will midwife into life this year. During this past winter, we incubated thoughts that may have entered through each one’s third eye and is now time to manifest with the first spark of spring.
We started our evening at twilight, first lying down in the fetal position in the grass in the final stage of incubation, then danced on the lush lawn. that is also the doorway to gopher homes. The gophers were very polite, allowed us to dance with our scarves on their roof.
We ended this portion of the gathering back in fetal position or child’s pose. When the dancing was done, we silently went inside to express what we are embodying. We drew lines and shapes using whatever color we chose in the moment. Then, we turned the paper over, and wrote three interpretations of our drawing into prepared columns:
1) physical – what we saw on the page,
2) emotional – what feelings are expressed,
3) symbolic – personal meaning of the images.
By Wendy Sterndale
A big thank you to Erica Crawford and Annette Ward for the lovely photography.