Autumn 2018 
News and Upcoming Gatherings
Autumn Greetings!

When autumn darkness falls, what we will remember are the small acts of kindness: a cake, a hug, an invitation to talk, and every single rose. These are all expressions of a nation coming together and caring about its people.
 ~Jens Stoltenberg

Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt. 
~William Allingham



The light wanes and we find ourselves in the darkening cycle of the year. In this in between time of autumn, is a balance of light and dark. The leaving of the sun is our spirit's signal to go within ourselves, like the bear that goes to hibernate. Our spirit nourishes itself in the dark place, like fertilizer from the deep, so that when the light returns we may blossom and grow strong.
NEWS


LONG DANCE 2018 was a deeply moving Ceremony!
We are so happy to have shared this year's Long Dance ceremony with the brothers and sisters who attended! Those that were unable to attend were missed and held in the hearts of all. 
This was our last ceremony on this beautiful piece of land that held us for these last few years. Much gratitude to the land and everyone who contributed to making the space such a powerful place to pray.

We're looking for Land!
Please let us know if you have land or a lead for land that we could enrich with our annual Long Dance Ceremony and Vision Quest. Please do keep this prayer forward at your personal alters.

Fundraising
We've got big plans! Keep an eye out for announcements of upcoming events. Start pulling items you may want to donate to the RAFFLES! 

Membership Drive
Videos are being edited! We will be offering teachings from elders through our website. You will have access to all of our content with your contribution. Existing contributors will automatically be added.
Small interview clips will be posted on Facebook and Instagram (@circlesofempowerment) in the months to come, so keep an eye out for that as well!  

Sweat Lodge 
Our next Sweat Lodge is Saturday, October 20 @ 11:00 am. Potluck to follow. 
Exact address is 756 Carpenter Canyon Rd. (AKA Hwy 227) Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
When accessing the site, do not go to the house, access the back yard off of the side street La Vida. Please park along the road.

From The Board 
Our dearly loved Raven Star is off to Utah to pursue his dreams! We have so much gratitude for his presence and years of service to this community. He has stepped down from his role as Secretary and will remain on the board as a Consultant. Many blessings to you and this grand adventure! 
We welcome Onur Honor Uzunismail, Circles of Empowerment's new Secretary! He has already shown up strongly in service to this community and we are all very excited to be working with him!
Hua Anwa passed the presidential baton to Heather KiNur Mullin. We are so grateful for Hua's many years serving the board as president. We are especially grateful that she is staying on with us to continue serving the board as a consultant. She will continue housing our meetings, and she will continue serving our community as Spiritual Lead. 
Welcome KiNur! She brings with her a focus and guidance that helps balance the board and bring direction. Blessings on your presidency.





October 20 Sweat Lodge 11:00 AM
Potluck to follow Sweat Lodge
Exact address is 756 Carpenter Canyon Rd. (AKA Hwy 227) Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
When accessing the site, do not go to the house, access the back yard off of the side street La Vida. Please park along the road.
We look forward to seeing you there!

October 24 Women's Full Moon Ceremony

October 27 & 28 Second Class, Empowerment Through Ritual and Ceremony Class
The first class is a prerequisite. Call Hua (805) 481-0892
 
November 10 Sweat Lodge 11:00
Potluck to follow Sweat Lodge
Exact address is 756 Carpenter Canyon Rd. (AKA Hwy 227) Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
When accessing the site, do not go to the house, access the back yard off of the side street La Vida. Please park along the road.
We look forward to seeing you there!

November 17 & 18 First Class, Empowerment Through Ritual and Ceremony
Call Hua (805) 481-0892

No Full Moon Ceremony in November
Happy Thanksgiving!

December 8 Sweat Lodge 11:00 am
Potluck to follow Sweat Lodge
Exact address is 756 Carpenter Canyon Rd. (AKA Hwy 227) Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
When accessing the site, do not go to the house, access the back yard off of the side street La Vida. Please park along the road.
We look forward to seeing you there!

December 22 Full Moon Ceremony


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