This offering has come through as an assignment from the otherworld. After participating in an Ancestral healing training in Panama last year, the call came loud and clear. I connected deeply to the ancestors of the land I live upon, and I was to bring this offering forth in collaboration with Dyanna Csaposs, who also attended the training in Panama. I reached out to her and she had received the same message: bring this offering forth together with Mia. So here we are, following the guidance of Spirit.
Our ancestors are our linage, our blood, our programing and our hearts. We are as much our ancestors as we our ourselves. By honoring and connecting with them and our lineage we heal ourselves, the past generations and the future ones to come. Within our modern traditions we rarely honor our ancestors during their passing. This along with many other factors can cause them to become stuck in this world, when their place is the other. During our time together we will honor our ancestors, share stories, as well as help them to cross over.
Ancestral Intelligence is a guiding principle in Life. For some of us this means that life is grand and strong, for others the heritage is one of trauma or tragedy; either through inheriting generational trauma such as wars, cultural or religious oppression, or through our own personal life-line: sudden loss, betrayals, chronic illness, events, or abusive paradigms.
Ancestral Intelligence is at work in even the harshest of circumstances. While our minds, bodies and psyches struggle, this Intelligence is available to us through the process of Ancestral work. Inside a Circle of like-souled people, the Ancestral Field illuminates its wisdom and guidance for us. Consequently serving the release of trauma from us as participants, personal and collective, as well as for generations before us and those to come.
As part of the retreat, all participants step into a collective ancestral field of connection and healing. It is a dynamic process where as every ones medicine is amplified and brought forth.
We will be working with our own Ancestors, but also the Ancestors of this land, in Pennsylvania with the natives who are stuck and forgotten. They are asking for our help and energy to become healthy helpers on the other side. We will have specific rituals and offerings to strengthen our relationship with the natives throughout the weekend.
The main purpose of each of us coming together is the all night Vigil, the ancestralization. Taking place under the full moon on September 14. This is an overnight Vigil of intense spiritual work from sunset to sunrise around a central fire. The Vigil, a practice passed down originally from the Dagara people of Burkina Faso, through Liv Wheeler through us to be brought to all of you who are called.
In order to be part of the Vigil, and surrounding work we ask that each being fill out a questionnaire to be considered and apply for a space. There is only space for 10 people to attend and it will entail in depth and dynamic work. This work is open to all beings and we will be offering 1 spot on a pay as you can scholarship. When applying please specify in the notes if you need assistance.
As part of the work, we will meet via zoom, once a week for 1-2 hours for the four weeks leading up to the Vigil. We will fortify the constellation of the participants and prepare for the overnight ritual. On the weekend of the Ancestralization we gather on Friday with an Earth ceremony and create sacred tools. Saturday will be further preparation for the overnight with ample time to rest and gather strength.
Please keep in mind that we work with intuition and the guidance of spirit. This schedule is meant to give you an idea of the flow of the weekend, but things may shift and change as we are asked and see fit.
4 zoom group calls before VIGIL weekend (Tuesdays starting 8/20, 6-8pm)
Community and Clearing Circles
All meals and drinking water during the VIGIL weekend
Accommodation for 2 nights (primitive)
One-on-one support regarding choosing of ancestors to work with
Roundtrip transportation to Montrose, PA
Ancestor, Spirit and Earth offerings
Price: 666 USD
VIGIL WEEKEND September 13-15
12-1 pm arrival (snacks)
2 pm welcome circle
4 pm rattle making
6 pm dinner
7 pm Earth ceremony followed by sitting around the fire telling stories of our ancestors and singing their songs
9 am breakfast
10 am Community Circle/Clearing
1 pm Lunch
2 pm finishing rattles
4 pm preparations for Vigil
5 pm dinner
6 pm Vigil starts until sunrise
7 am breakfast
12 noon Circle
2 pm lunch
Closing circle with drumming
packing and leaving by 6pm
All meals will be organic home cooked and wholesome.
There will be an option to come early on Friday September 13 to birth your own Medicine drum. If this interests you, please reach out to Mia at firstname.lastname@example.org you can find more information about this here.
To reserve your space, a nonrefundable deposit of 200 USD will be due within two weeks of acceptance to the gathering. The remaining 466 USD will be due by August 1, 2019.
We feel honored and excited to be able to bring forth this offering with all of the beings graciously supporting our journeys. The opportunity to come together in this way is a blessing that we hold with reverence and integrity. If you know in your soul that this work is what you are called to at this time we ask that you fill out the application below as honestly as possible. This is to ensure that each of the attendees approach this work with reverence and that their participation feels like a resonant fit for all beings.
We look forward to receiving it and connecting further.