13 Moons Embodying the Archetypal Feminine
5Rhythms Meditation Ritual for Women New Moons 2015
This year I am being called back to my roots of healing which began many many moons ago with the recovery of the feminine essence of this lifetime. It was an amazing archetypal journey of transformation, and I am very excited to offer this series of dance rituals for all women in our community.
Each month in 2015 we will meet on or very close to the New Moon to honor the cycles of our lives and our creativity as well as the changes we are all moving with. The practice of 5Rhythms will help us tap into body wisdom and journey in the energetic fields of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness, to fully embody many different qualities and aspects of ourselves.
"When the soul is empowered we have an infinite repertoire of possible roles."
Archetypes are powerful inner patterns, forces within us that resonate with myths and stories. We all have these patterns regardless of our age or experience and it is good medicine to connect with them regularly. That way we can invoke them in our life in a fluid and spontaneous manner, especially when we feel stuck in a role. When we travel the Archetypal Wheel of the Feminine, we can embody, discover, or recover motherly instincts, innocent girly dreams, the fierce power of the warrior, the surrendered sensuality of the lover, wisdom of the ages belonging to the crone, the deep intuition of the seer, a creative streak ready to be expressed through the artist self... each woman adding her own distinct signature and style to this kaleidoscope... her own dance to the beauty of our collective mandala.
"Soul, to me, means embodied essence. When we experience ourselves and others in our full humanity: part animal, part divine. Healing comes through embodiment of the soul. The soul in matter is what I think the feminine side of God is all about. The feminine soul is what grounds us. It loves and accepts us in our totality."
Through the year, we will journey with each of the feminine aspects in our dance... listening the wisdom that they offer towards our healing, creativity, relationships and work in the world. I imagine it will be a wild journey of transformation, sharing, and the amazing support that happens when women dance together.
suspension into a moment…running wind against skin…reach for light…ah so deep, so long…ecstasy…surrendering to gravity…condensing…melting into a formless pool…spreading wide, wider…dissolving into nothingness…gathering into center…pouring out into the turning space…streaming into the spaces all around…oh…the joy…the beauty…”
Mary Hamilton The Dragonfly Principle
ALL DANCES HAPPEN AT THE SAMMONS CENTER FOR THE ARTS UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE
January - Mother Jan 19
February - Girl/Daughter Feb 18
March - Maiden March 16 Sammons Center
April - Priestess April 15 MOVE STUDIO
May - Healer/Midwife May 15
June - Warrior/Amazon June 17
July - Lover July 17
August - Wild Woman August 13
Sept - Queen Sept 14
Oct - Seer/Mystic Oct 12
Nov - Artist/Creator Nov 13
Dec - Crone/Wise Woman Dec 11
Jan 2016 - Dark Mother/Destroyer Jan 11 2016
We start on January 19 and February 18 - 7 to 9:30
at the Sammons Center for the Arts Dallas
Sliding scale $15-$25 *
Crew help positions available
This is an open group! No dance experience necessary, just a willingness to move and be moved. All bodies, shapes sizes, physical ability, and ages welcome!
For our visual sacred installation I also invite you to bring images or sacred objects related to each Archetype, and of course, dress up or wear dance clothes that would inspire you to truly and playfully embody the feminine aspects that we will be dancing into life!
I can't wait to see and experience what we co-create together each month!