If you’re in New England, chances are you are covered in a blanket of snow. The trees remain bare, and while the Sun is stretching into the early evening hours, the temperatures continue to feel like we’re buried underneath that snow: cold and more cold. I’m a Winter baby, I love Winter… and near the end of last year I tripped over a hole (note to self: pay attention where you are walking and do your best to not be distracted!), and I severely sprained my ankle and knees. I had a sweet triage doctor in the ER tell me that I was a “tough cookie” with lots of surprise that I hadn’t broken anything. Yes, I was also surprised, yet grateful. It meant that I spent most of the Winter in another layer of hibernation due to my injury. As Spring is knocking on the solid ground beneath us, I too am making my transition from hibernation to joining the blossoming of the season… slow and steady, but emerging nonetheless.
In the hibernation I’ve had time to contemplate my work, dusting off projects that need some sunlight themselves, putting to rest other workings that have been part of my repertoire for a few years, and giving attention to new teachings being born.
We’ve already kicked off our year of working with the Archetypes in Women’s Circle, already having experienced workings with the Protectress, the Maiden, and the Visionary. It’s been some beautiful work, and I have left each Circle with new medicine to bring into my practice for the month. The Winter rituals are always challenging due to weather. We had to reschedule or contend with another layer of snow, sleet, or other inclement weather on our gatherings. Still, the depths of how we show up for ourselves and each other always brings me such joy. This is why Women’s Circles are so important around the world: we need to share our stories with each other, to support one another, and rewrite old wounds so we embrace the Goddess within. Please check out the remaining Women’s Circles and other ritual offerings in my Events page.
Next month I am taking that same notion of women gathering and taking it further in a year-long course where we can deepen the connection to the Divine Mother, unveil not only Her Mysteries, but our own, and thus finding healing, empowerment, and awakening through each Gateway.
This afternoon I spent part of my afternoon sending out acceptance letters into the Gateway to the Goddess. April will be here before we know it, and while I have had a lot of interest from women who would like to take this course online, it is currently only being offered in-person this year. However, if this work speaks to you and you would like to take it online, please send me an email and ask to be put on a list for those interested in an online format. If there is enough interest I may consider bringing this online next year.