Eve – Olution = A Women’s Initiation – to be held next in April 2015
What is it – A way of unlocking the Grace, Beauty and Power that is at the core of your existence while shedding the stories that have bound and contained you all the days of your life! A spiritual and meditation retreat for women.
How does it work – By tapping you into and awakening within you the Sacred Divine Feminine reality, that is your blueprint and birthright, utilising ritual, myth and healing techniques based in transpersonal, art therapy, sound healing, chakra healing and shamanic energies leading to spiritual well being, growth, healing and gifts unfolding.
When is it – April 2015
How much does it Cost – $525
What will I gain from it – Peace, Freedom – letting go of the old ways of being and placing your feet on a path of possibilities you were born with [not the ones your parents, school and society prescribed for you] and thus becoming your authentic self – a light for the world!
This year is different!
This year we will engage the sacred power of the rising feminine who is coming home after an absence of aeons – and who is ready to make some serious changes – in all of us!
There exists, hundreds of thousands of years of rich tradition of the wise woman. she who feels the currents of embodiment in nature and communion and celebrates it, with healing rituals and knowing ways of connecting.
She holds a wisdom – one that does not worship merely the sun and its shining brightness but finds in the depths of the organic dark and the moon – ways of being linked in relationship. A deep and personal psychology, for empowering women, unfolds in these spiritual gifts.
A wisdom that puts care above power, nurturing above self righteousness, that re-weaves the fragments with concern and midwives the unsung connectedness that sustains us all.
This whole century ahead of us is about reclaiming the sacred feminine and we have been so far removed from it for so long, we are not even aware that it is hidden from us.
How does a woman in the modern world become herself in this busy, mad world, where so much depends upon her ability to shoulder the burden of family and tribe?
Why would anyone do this?
It is a legitimate question to ask.
Here we all are, busy and accomplished women, mothers, grandmothers, business operators, volunteers and helpers in our schools, communities, hospitals and with our extended families!!
Who has time and why would I?
When you make a decision to come to an event like Eve-Olution – a Women’s Initiation – something profound occurs simply in making the decision.
All that you are – and it is vast – that rarely gets to see the light of day, beyond the masks we wear for our partners, children, parents, employers and friends – is suddenly made aware that you are ready!
And it is suddenly very excited!!
It is becoming sooooooo apparent that what is rising – is the power of the feminine in both women and men.
It is quite disturbing to some people – both to those to whom it is happening and those who are the friends and family of those to whom it is happening.
What I see in people is a new kind of truth and an increasing inability to tolerate the old ways of playing dormouse or what ever else has been needed to be, in order to stay safe. A pranic healing begins as the kundalini arises.
There is a strange kind of detachment that goes with this – in other words it does not matter what other people think about it [and they are thinking some very dark things I can assure you lol] this is who I am and take it or leave it – that is just how it is now.
There is also a weird kind of body awareness that is coming with this as well, a deep and personal awareness of the physiotherapy for the body needed for release, a new level of sensitivity to the environment, a new awareness of sensuality and emotional reality, and an awareness of oceans of grief and spiritual rage at what has been done to women for countless thousands of generations.
It is very powerful and is motivating women to move in different ways.
The Eve-Olution – a Women’s Initiation – will focus very powerfully on this. Even though the journey will, as always, be into the deep aspects of self for awakening and restoration – we will be working powerfully this year to awaken this new aspect of the feminine rising and accessing the gifts she brings – so we may return them to the world where they belong.
To be held next time in April of 2015 – there will be an event – brite ticket sales up in February 2015 to register
For an age now the emphasis has been on power and subjugation of nature rather than having a relationship with it and the return of the Sacred Feminine – with all of its mysteries – is now returning to consciousness.
The power and numinosity of the Divine Feminine is emerging to provide a new vision for the new future – wholeness and balance are what is on offer and a movement away from the concept of a human born flawed and sinful, separate from divine consciousness – to a recognition that we are the divine in human form – with all the grace and radiance imbued in that.
Remember that the serpent, snake or dragon – long symbols of the primal feminine – is the traditional guardian of the ‘treasure’ – the mysteries of the ‘all knowing’.
The journey of the serpent goddess – the Kundalini – from the base of the spine to the radiant expansion at the crown – symbolizes powerfully the transformation of the life energy from unconsciousness to the connection with the divine essence that illuminates all.
It is the restoration of the feminine within, that we look to in this new aquarian age with hope and longing as the symbols of the last masculine age crumble and fall around us.
The difference is profound for in the old world there is a god head that rules the world with commandments and eternal cruelty and damnation for failing, whereas in the new world the Goddess and the divine feminine does not rule the world – She is the world!!
And so at the Eve-Olution – a Women’s Initiation – this year – we seek to recognize the goddess in all – as the salvation of what we have sunk to.
In this reality the divine feminine is nature and fertility – responsible for both the creation and destruction of life.
She who is immanent in nature – acknowledging the sacredness of all living things and in which the model that acknowledges the wheel of her turning – from birth, life, death, transformation and rebirth – can truly be seen as an acknowledgement of its ecology – a flourishing for all things within nature.
At this weekend we invoke the Goddess of the divine feminine and to do this is to awaken the Goddess within – to truly become that which we invoke – for the healing of all, the awakening of the feeling mind and thinking heart, the merging of spirit with the soul within and the raising of the planetary consciousness!
To become “the Woman cloaked with the Sun, with the Moon under her feet and the crown of 12 stars on her head”…as spoken of in revelation.
With this return of the power of the feminine so shall we see many things returned to the natural reflection in nature – the natural time of the cycles of the seasonal 13 moon calendar as apposed to the 12 month erratic Gregorian calendar based on time equals money.
This is the period of incubation, of the seed murmuring under the soil and at this years Women’s weekend we shall bring it forth into life!
A Shamanic Journey of Transformation and Renewal
This shamanic journey into womanhood is a celebration of life and transition, which draws upon thousands of years of feminine wisdom, taking place in both community and solitude, in the Adelaide hills.
This is the ritual that allows us to leave the things of childhood behind, a ritual that allows us to stand fully in the power of that which we truly are.
Utilising myth, ritual and ceremony, writing, art and clay work,sound and movement, nature in all its beauty and connection to that which is greater than our selves, this face to face gathering of mutual concern, love, understanding, fellowship and sisterhood facilitates a deep personal connection with the power within all women
– the Goddess.
This year we are at the halfway point of massive change and in the next 18 years the seeds we sew will change our lives and the lives of all – here is a powerful opportunity to sew those seeds well.
“the most incredible and life changing event I have experienced….”, “I am a different person now…”, “ I will be thankful for this gift my entire life…..”,” One of the most rewarding and valuable experiences of my life…”,” Inestimable worth…”,” My initiation was the beginning of a new life.. filled with love and compassion…”,” My life has not been the same since…”,”I will be forever grateful to have done this weekend of ritual and ceremony…”,”Highly recommend this life embracing event to everyone…”,”Life changing..extraordinary…”,” Your life is not the same after this!…”,” the fog of my life is lifted…”,”this should be a rite of passage for all women…”,’thank you from the bottom of my heart…”,”The best thing I have ever done…”,” In one weekend I feel like I have made sense of the trauma and difficulties that have bugged me for a life time..”,” I feel different in my skin as a result of this…” etc.
“After I completed the Women’s Initiation, the immediate change for me was finding a deep acceptance and regard of myself and my experiences because in many ways they are shared by so many other women. I’ve spent a couple of decades reflecting on my life trying to improve my self esteem. I have used logical methods to try and slough off unhelpful habits, relationships and thoughts and generally found myself walking in circles and not getting anywhere. Yet in one weekend of art, writing, meditations, symbolic work and ritual I’ve felt like I’ve integrated and made sense of the trauma and difficult relationships that have bugged me for a lifetime. I feel like I am very much connected to the ‘sisterhood’ and something much bigger than myself which gives me a deep feeling of security, resilience and trust in life as it unfolds. The experience has shown the logical part of myself (the result of working for many years in a science field) that we don’t always understand what causes true, resounding change but the change I have experienced is indeed true and resounding. I get the sense that sometimes we have to do things that do not necessarily make sense to become the person we want to be. I have immense faith in this process and feel different in my skin and stature as a result.”
The women’s initiation weekend helped me to step outside
of a great deal of fear and anger from my past and find
a new way of being. I also gained a quiet confidence in my
femininity and I am since more grounded in it.
I was asked to step up and own who I am in all respects
and this has led to less confusion and uncertainty and more
confidence to be just as I am in the world. Thankyou.
“My experience at the Women’s Initiation Retreat was the most incredible and life changing event I have experienced.
I came as an insecure woman who put on a face to the world that would make people think I was okay and I left as a woman, fully integrated within herself and truly centered.
It is hard to describe the experience – the carefully structured journey took me through a range of emotions and many moments of releasing and strengthening.
I am a different person now. When I returned home my partner actually said that for a moment he didn’t recognise me and various friends and family have said [without knowing about the retreat] how happy and joyful I am.
I did have the thought that maybe I was on a high from the retreat and that this might pass and I would go back to the old ways and patterns – it has not happened.
The Women’s Initiation changed me at a fundamental level and I will be thankful for this gift for my entire life.”
I found the Women’s Initiation process to be one of the most rewarding and valuable experiences of my life. During my initiation process I uncovered many facets of myself which I did not know existed, and while many were difficult to face, it was through the support of the other women around me that I was able to thoroughly examine, feel, and let go of life experiences which no longer served me. I found the writing, verbal, art-based and embodiment processes to be a gentle – yet prolific – way of exploring these fundamental aspects of our identity, and found them to be highly effective in connecting not only with self, but the feminine aspects of self. And this is essentially what the Women’s Initiation is about: being able to explore our feminine qualities, and to have them witnessed and cherished by others so that we may be able to take them out into the world with confidence. Knowing that there are others in around us who share our strengths, and our weaknesses, is an integral part of being able to affirm oneself in the world.
Not only did I find participating in the initiation process to be of inestimable worth, but I was fortunate enough to be able to return my gratitude by making myself available as a helper for the following Women’s Initiation. Being able to give back the support I received has only added to my life, and it was an honor and a privilege to be a part of.
As a result of both initiation ceremonies I have met some wonderful people, whose beauty shall always be a reminder of those enriching and fulfilling days. I look back on my initiation as the beginning of a new phase of my life – one filled with love, fecundity and compassion – and a desire to share my newfound beauty with the world around me.
I completed the women’s initiation in 2006, my life, as I knew it has not been the same since. Doing the initiation opened my eyes to the way I ‘walk’ in the world and the way my family interact with each other. It was interesting to realize the patterns that are passed down from generation to generation by the women. It was interesting to hear the stories of the other women; you realized you are not alone. That everyone has their struggles. The initiation opened my eyes and heart; I walk with more confidence and face my fears knowing that it is a part of my growth.
The initiation allowed me to ‘own’ who I am and to walk in my light!! I have developed lasting friendships with some of the ‘sisters’ who did this journey with me. I will be forever grateful that I have done this life changing weekend of ritual and ceremony to celebrate me as a ‘woman’ who has experienced a lot but who has also survived with her humor in tact and her life in order to ‘walk’ the way she chooses to. I would highly recommend this life embracing event to anyone of any age.