Drumming & Journey Circles
New Moon Women’s Support and Journey Circle Via Zoom
Coyote Moon Healing Center’s New Moon Circle is a virtual monthly women’s circle in which we use shamanic journeying as a path to direct revelation for individual spiritual guidance and support for others in the circle. A traditional women's circle known as the "Grandmother's Council" creates a setting in which women reclaim their traditional power and leadership roles as guides for their communities. In this sacred circle, women learn about and practice shamanic journeying to seek guidance from the Grandmothers of the Eight Directions. This long-standing traditional ceremony helps women come together to seek guidance from Spirit for themselves, their families, and their communities.
The New Moon Women's Support and Journey Circle is scheduled on the Saturday closest to the New Moon each month - a time rich for planting seeds for transformation. These circles are included in the Coyote Moon Calendar of Events.
New Moon Circle Ground Rules: Each woman:
- Comes to circle ready to share with the group what is happening in her life and how she is actively working with Spirit for guidance
- Shows respect for all others by being on time for sacred circle
- Calls for the talking stick when and as she feels moved to share
- Honors each woman’s sharing by listening attentively and not speaking during another woman’s turn
- Makes no comments and gives no feedback unless requested
- Protects confidentiality of personal information and the traditional ceremony itself. (Okay to share with others outside the circle what we have experienced in Circle, but not okay to disclose any information shared by another woman in the circle without her express permission or to disclose the contents of the ceremony itself. This is part of this ancient tradition!
- Asks for and welcomes support and assistance from other circle members as she feels comfortable in moving ahead on her spiritual quest
- Recognizes that through our Circle we are forming a community and contributes as she can to material support for the community as she is able (e.g., donations to Coyote Moon Healing Center, etc.)
- [NOTE: When held in person: Participates in pot luck dinners to deepen our sharing time and connection]
New Moon Circle Leaders:
Full Moon Medicine for the Earth (MFTE)/Healing with Spiritual Light Healing Circle Via Zoom
MFTE/Healing with Spiritual Light Healing Support Requests: During times between MFTE/Healing with Spiritual Ligh Circles, those who are Circle members also receive via email "Healing Support Requests" to, as they are called, complete transiguration work in support of people who have requested healing assistance. Participating in the Medicine for the Earth Full Moon Circle is a way for those called to this path to be in service in offering healing energy to Mother Earth and all Life. It is a great honor to be called to be in service to planetary healing in this way. These circles are listed on the Calendar of Events.
Self Care Wednesday - Deepening Journey Circle Via Zoom
Seasonal Celebrations: Community Solstice/Equinox Circles Via Zoom
We honor Mother Earth and the cycles of Nature as we come together via Zoom in March, June, September, and December each year to celebrate the transition of the seasons. Each Solstice/Equinox celebration is focused on the traditional meaning of the season we are entering. Check the Calendar of Events for the exact date and time of each seasonal celebration.
Spring Equinox – March – mid-point between Winter and Summer Solstices - time of planting seeds for new growth
Summer Solstice – June – longest day of light of the year in the Northern Hemisphere - time for celebrating warmth and light in all its forms
Autumn Equinox – September – mid-point between Summer and Winter Solistices - time for celebrating Harvest in our lives
Winter Solstice – December – shortest day of light of the year in the Northern Hemisphere - time for honoring introspection, rest and renewal and celebrating the return of the Light as the days begin to grow longer.