NOTE: All monthly ceremonies, unless otherwise indicated, will be by donation only. Pre-registration is required however, to help us to prepare supplies for the event and the number of people attending.
The 2021 Outdoor Season which begins in May and ends in October brings with it special ceremonies held monthly.
Ceremonies and celebrations are a huge part of our Western culture, from weddings, baptisms and memorial services to confirmations, first communions, bar mitzvahs and bat mitszvahs, and graduation ceremonies.
The ceremonies presented at White Barn are a beautiful multi-cultural blend of ancient history and traditions complimented with new “traditions” honoring our present time, all designed to help us navigate life’s milestones.
Depending on the number of guests, the ceremonies will either be held in the tipi, in the Medicine Wheel, or in the field between the two.
These ceremonies are supportive and beneficial for anyone on the journey of personal and spiritual growth.
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MAY 22nd (Sat.) 6:30pm - 8:30pm
RELEASING CEREMONY with SPIRIT ARROW, SEED, WAY of BEING, and OTHERS
This is a beautiful, powerful ceremony that helps us to release things that no longer serve our highest and best good. It helps us to release things like addictive behaviors, toxic relationships, old thought patterns, bad habits, energy connected to past trauma, grief, anger, unforgiveness, frustrations, worries and fears, old and/or outdated beliefs, self-limiting thoughts, negative self-image, and other burdens that keep us from moving forward with confidence and peace in our lives. Bring a friend to share the experience.
JUNE 19th (Sat.) 6:30pm - 8:30pm
WALKING OUT CEREMONY with WALK of INTUITION
This is about walking out into a new way of being and living - perhaps leaving behind any focus on past trauma, crises, or painful experiences; an introduction to working with your intuition and learning to trust your gut instincts; beginning a new chapter in life or starting something new; symbolically moving forward; focusing on the path that now lies before you as opposed to the events on the path behind you.
JULY 17th (Sat.) 6:30pm - 8:30pm
AYNE DESPACHO CEREMONY
To achieve balance in our lives including the balance of work, family, personal time and other responsibilities; to ask for healing of body, mind or spirit; to expand our sense of our place in our community; and to start to set ego aside.
AUGUST 21st (Sat.) 6:30pm - 8:30pm
PACHAMAMA CEREMONY and WEAVING the WEB
Discovering a new sense of our path, purpose, belonging and our role in our community; creating a stronger grounding connection with the Earth and all of
nature; cultivating a new understanding of how all things in creation are connected and how your energy, decisions and actions affect all others.
SEPTEMBER 18th (Sat.) 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Honoring, remembering and respecting those family and friends who have passed, and tapping into the ancient wisdom and knowledge available to us as we honor our loved ones in world of Spirit.
OCTOBER 16th (Sat.) 6:30pm - 8:30pm
BLESSING of the 4 WINDS with the RED THREAD CEREMONY
Welcoming and learning the lessons and wisdom of the 4 winds and the healing energy they have to offer for body, mind, spirit and emotions, and acknowledging and understanding our journey of becoming the wise elder.
Releasing and letting go of negative energy that is connected to overwhelming events, trauma, circumstances, or people can be life-changing. So often we carry with us burdens that have been with us for a long time. When those burdens are lightened, we can experience a sense of release and renewal, and allow ourselves to focus on our present and plan for our future. It helps us to step out of the loop we may find ourselves stuck in. Spirit Arrow has beautiful and meaningful experiences in the ceremony connected to healing, to honoring the past while releasing it, and replacing any negativity with a positive influence to support healing all areas of our lives. The Seed Ceremony helps us to have a new outlook, a new perspective on life, and new energy going forward. And the Way of Seeing helps us to slow down and not run through each day, but teaches us to enjoy and appreciate each moment of each and every day.
When we're ready to move forward in life, to step into a new way of being, to walk forward with confidence, conviction and clear vision, the Walking Out Ceremony helps us to do just that. Part of the experience also involves helping us learn to trust our intuition, our gut feelings, and to know that we are indeed Divinely guided and that we do not walk this journey alone. It helps us to strengthen our spiritual connection while giving us the insight need to trust that everyone works out for our highest and best good.
This ceremony is about several things — bringing balance into our lives is a big one. When life feels off-kilter, our balance between work, home and family, school, personal time and other responsibilities may not be in right harmony. Another important experience in this ceremony support our role in our community, and helps us learn to serve others. And yet a third aspect of this ceremony is to invite healing into our lives, healing for the body, mind and spirit. Creating the mandala helps us to learn to both focus on our own needs, but at the same time, to make room in our lives to support the needs of others. For this ceremony you will be asked to bring several items with you to participate in creating the mandala, and a list to choose from will be sent to you after you register.
Some folks have a difficult time grounding. So what is grounding you might ask? Grounding is being able to feel very present and aware and connected to energy that makes you feel stable, solid and confident. Grounding is balancing out the spiritual and physical energy in your body by connecting with the energy of Pachamama, or Mother Earth. When you are grounded it allows you to live in the present moment, to have clarity of thought, and to feel safe and secure. When you are ungrounded you may feel upset, or what I like to call "airy-fairy," which is living mostly in your head, overthinking, over-analyzing, or feel spacy, out of sorts, or confused. Both the Pachamama and the Weaving the Web ceremonies help us to feel more connected to Earth's energy, to feel more grounded, and to feel more connected to all of nature and to other people as well - it's a beautiful sense of community.
We are all products of the lives, lessons and the energy of our family members who have gone before us. The Ancestors Ceremony honors them and helps us to tap into the wisdom and knowledge passed on to us throughout the generations. You will be asked to bring a small dish of food that will represent your ancestors - perhaps you would choose a cultural dish, or your grandmothers favorite cookies. The food will then, through ceremony, be placed in nature to honor the ancestors and to provide nourishment for the animals who live in the woods.
The Medicine Wheel, or the Sacred Hoop, honors the 4 winds, or the 4 directions. Each direction, the North, the South, the East and the West, represent a time period of our lives; a state of being such as mind, emotion, body and spirit; a healing plant; a color; a season; a time of day; an animal teacher; and the lessons and healing that can come from each. The 4 Winds Ceremony helps us learn, through participation, about honoring these teachings, helping us tap into the energy of each direction, and expand our thought process to understand how to look for lessons in all of nature.
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