This weekend, I will be attending the Free Spirit Gathering, in Darlington, MD.
I first attended this festival a few years ago, while I lived in NYC. This place is where I had my first Shamanic Healing Ceremony. This place is where I met my Teacher, Caroline Kenner. And this is the place I return to, year after year, in order to "reset" my brain, get away from my normal, everyday life, and work on my own Healing.
Last year, I was a Senior Student of Gryphons Grove School of Shamanism, and worked with a few of my classmates and Caroline in performing daily Healing Ceremonies at the Labyrinth in the Woods. I really enjoyed the experiences, as I was able to trust my vision the more clients I worked with. I also grew in confidence, and learned how to trust my instincts when faced with things I've never seen before.
This year, I may not assist in as many Healing Ceremonies, as I am looking forward to my own growth and healing. I hope to join a Sweat Lodge, as my last Sweat was over a year and a half ago. I got a good purge during the Purge Ritual in April 2012 (see my write-up about it here), but I feel that a deep, powerful, soul-cleansing Sweat would help me reset and integrate some of my more recent life experiences and lessons.
I look forward to meeting many of you Readers there, and to give Healing back to the community that has been so supportive of me!
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