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Happy to support your awakening in preparation for the Spring equinox, the time when Persephone wakes from the Earth and ushers in Spring with a personal ritual and drop in session to the powers to guide your way. Below is the Spring Equinox offering or you can learn more about an personalized session for a ritual for the spring here: Personal Session and Mentoring. If you'd like to join in like minded ritual gatherings, several circles are facilitated for dreaming, New Moon ritual, and ancestral healing in March which will follow this rhythm. you can find the details here: Monthly Offerings

Registration is now open for the Year Two of The Spirits of the Earth Immersion and hope that if it calls to you, you will join us. Click here to learn more: Spirits of the Earth Immersion

Please be in touch if you have any questions about working with me or any of the offerings.
Seeing you budding and blossoming into the Spring!
A Pathfinder’s Journey through the Vernal Equinox
February 17th, 2018

Happy to put out an offering around the Spring Equinox. Calling all who are emerging from the depths of winter to join in ritual space invoking the light of the Sun to brighten our path ahead. 

May you be grounded in a deeper wisdom of the balancing forces as they enter our world on this sacred day, and may this balance extend to you and all of Earth's inheritance. 

Equinoxes are about the constant balance of life’s seeming dualities, and as such, we embark on the serpentine journey from death into life in the Spring and life into death in Autumn. The exchange of light and dark, yin and yang, masculine and feminine energies follows the rhythms of the Earth as we become a pathfinder of the wisdom of our life.

In the Wheel of the year, we are at a time when dark moves to balance the light. As Spring reaches its midpoint, night and day stand in perfect balance, with light on the increase. Around us and within us, life force quickens, the soil begins to warm, the sap is rising, trees start to awaken, and seeds begin to germinate where we celebrate Rebirth Renewal and Abundance. The young Sun God now celebrates a hierogamy (sacred marriage) with the young Maiden Goddess, who conceives. In nine months, she will again become the Great Mother. It is a time of great fertility, new growth, and newborn animals.

It’s the season to acknowledge the Ostara, the Germanic goddess who’s powers preside over fertility, renewal, and rebirth. The Goddess Ostara is traditionally seen as having the shoulders and head of a hare. For our Celtic ancestors, the hare is sacred to the Goddess and represents the moon. Also, in some mythologies, Ostara is associated with serpent or dragon energy.

Also very present is the Goddess Persephone. Before she earns her name, Persephone is Kore, the youthful aspect of the Triad Goddess, the naive Spring Maiden. In Greek myth, Kore, the daughter of Demeter, is seized by Hades, and taken into the underworld. Demeter, in her grief, causes the world to die – no plants bear fruit, no bees pollinate, no flowers bloom. At last, an agreement is made in which Persephone can be returned to her mother but because the youthful Goddess has eaten 6 pomegranate seeds, she must return to the underworld for part of the year to be the wife of Hades. It is Hecate, with her two torches, who assists Kore to return from the darkness into the world of light, and Kore matures into Persephone, the dual and integral Goddess of both life and of death. 

There is further lore still residing in Ancient Sumeria with the Goddess Inanna, who like Persephone is said to preside over the Equinox seasons. Only her story a bit more complicated and in a bargain for her to return from the dead, it is her husband, Dumuzi, who must travel for part of the year into the Underworld realm to become the husband of Ereshkigal her sister as well as Inanna.

“We see In both these myths there is great wisdom about not only the cycles of the natural world but our own participation in these cycles, physically, emotionally, psychically. Without the sleep of winter there can be no exuberance of spring, without incubation there can be no birth. If we attempt to remain in perpetual youth, we cannot mature into the empowerment of adulthood. If we refuse to allow ourselves to grieve, we cannot heal and move into new ways of being.” ~ Lauren Raine

After having passed through the gates of winter’s death lodge/dismemberment and the composting of Imbolc, the Goddesses bring light and life to the Earth

What are you birthing, what gifts are emerging, what opportunities are waking and stirring?

To find out please join me on March 17th for a ritual day of tending as we, along with the ancients, honor the return of Inanna, Ostara and Persephone, and the bright fields of Persephoné’s Mother, Demeter, Mother Earth, the Mother of us all.

We will engage in rituals and guided journeys with the Goddesses and their aspects. Through your visionary experiences, you will begin to further develop your personal relationship with the healing powers of these deities and clarify your purpose.

When: March 17th, 2018

Time: 10am-5pm

Where: Heart Path Studio, 160 Tracy Street, Suite 2C, Athens, GA 30606

Cost: $125

Or send an email to shannon@redearthhealing to secure alternate payment methods.
News from the Healing Sessions & Mentorships Universe

March Features: Ancestral Healing

Everyone, whether they are consciously aware of it or not, is in direct relationship with their ancestors. For some this connection can be a source of comfort but for others, this relationship is often draining, perpetuating intergenerational cycles of trauma. Many who have engaged in ancestral lineage healing work have found the benefits of making the connection to their ancestors more conscious and thus have discovered the benefits of transforming ancestral burdens toward healing and support.

If you are interested in exploring the benefits of the practice I invite you to have a personal introductory session where we will dive into an experiential practice initiating healing and understanding from an ancestral perspective. Using your inner senses, we will safely experience our ancestors in the present and learn how they are impacting you. Beginning with an assessment of the level of ancestral wellness currently with your four primary blood lineages, we will establish a healthy connection and relationship with a vibrant guide in a particular lineage, learn more about the gifts and strengths running through this lineage, hold a prayer for the ancestors who are in need of assistance and begin the process of the ancestral healing work.

Please be in touch with me if you have any questions regarding the practice, or if you are ready for the work schedule the initial session here: Schedule a Session

Spirits of the Earth Immersion
September 2018- August 2019

There is a place where we can walk in balance with those around us both seen and unseen. It is a old way, forgotten and usurped through industrialization and colonization, but intrinsic to us, inherent in our ancestry. It is a place where when grounded in truth we can claim our personal destiny, and sovereignty.

The Spirits of the Earth Immersion creates a container for a collective of like-minded seekers who are interested in developing a deepening a connection to the Earth. By using animistic principles including meditative communion, journey work, dream work, the practices of prayer, song, and gratitude, and use of our creative rootedness we will build and strengthen our community.

We welcome you to this year-long intensive where we will enliven our sacred container through which we are able to merge with the unseen to create balance and harmony in life.

Together we will:

  • Connect and strengthen our relationships with the spirits of place, our elevated ancestors, guides and spirits of affinity
  • Develop personal rituals which reinforce a connection with the unseen in sacred reciprocity
  • Hold space for initiation, integration, grounding, protection, dreamwork, grief work, clearing, and manifesting
  • Develop our personal skills which include compassionate listening, sacred witnessing, personal sovereignty & holding and honoring safe shared space
  • Co-create sacred tools with our spirit helpers to enhance our connection to Spirit through rattle making, altar building, mask making, spirit sticks, personal transformation figures and medicine bundles

Through the process of this instructive and in-depth exploration of relationships with ourselves, our community, the Earth and unseen, we will emerge to our authentic selves, better connected to a sense of destiny, spirit, and Earth.

Read more about how to be a part of this unique year long experience here: Spirits of the Earth Immersion

160 Tracy Street Suite 2C Athens GA 30601
(706) 612-3816