Our meetings are held twice a year. The date (at the instruction of the spirits) is usually close to the equinoxes and meetings are held alternately in England and Wales.
The spirits are at the centre of our circle and the meetings are spirit led. Suggestions on what to work with at each meeting are put forwards by members so what a meeting consists of depends on who is present. We try to allow the meetings to be spontaneous working with what arises. We also try and have some fun. There is the opportunity to bring practitioner and teaching issues to the group and get input from our peers and the spirits. There is the opportunity to share our personal practices, how we work with clients and the spirits and also ask the spirits for their insights and advice. At each meeting there is a healing circle and ceremony, the form of which arises during our time together
We work with the following circle intentions during the meetings
The spirits are at the centre of the circle, we remember this before anything else
let our hearts be open to the spirits
let our hearts be joyful with the spirits
let our hearts be filled with the wonder of the spirits
Where conflict arises we consult the spirits before we consult each other using the instruments of hte shaman – song, dance, journey, rattle, drums
Listening from the heart
We listen with enough attention to see and feel the other person’s point of view. We listen without judgement,with compassion and openness,willing to learn and change. We align ourselves with our hearts and let our heart-speak flow.
Speaking from the heart
Simply speak simply. Having listened from the heart,speak from an open heart. Speak the truth as your perceive it,without preconceptions without pretence.
Lean with words
When we listen and speak from the heart and we speak only the words which need to be heard harmony flows.
Each person’s offerings to the group are precious gifts and are treated with reverence. The group does not breach confidentiality in any way either between each other or within the group as a whole. To do so is to damage us all.