Still Following the Bee: Crown Your Queen! September 25, 2016Posted by wimynspeak in General, Workshops.
Tags: collage, collage workshop, creative path, Creative Writing, creativity, crown, dance, honey, Inspiration, intuition, magick, new possibilities, path, queen, throne, women
Still Following the Bee: Crown Your Queen!
Intuitive COLLAGE Workshop for Women
Rosemary Court Yoga Studio, 810 Central Ave, Sarasota
Saturday, October 8, from 2:00-5:00PM
You sleep and dream, and in your dream you see a broad door with a heavy brass handle. When you turn the handle, before you appears the vast landscape of your imagination, the gateway to “possible,” to all that is magick. You dance into this dreamscape and a pathway opens up, straight and true, and you follow it to a massive throne, intricately carved and highly polished, which beckons you to sit. When you do, a golden crown, the color of sweet honey, appears and you place the crown on your head, declaring yourself Queen, sovereign of all you can imagine …
Come join us as we use the intuitive collage process as well as simple creative writing prompts to discover the throne of our imagination and crown ourselves Queen of all that is possible.
Open Pricing * Please pay generously according to your means.
Advance registration is required. Please let me know if you can join us.
The Hive of HERstory: Weaving Our Words June 25, 2015Posted by wimynspeak in General, Workshops.
Tags: collage, collage workshop, community, Creative Writing, crescent moon, dance, Inspiration, intricate knots, intuition, joy, magick, moonbeams, power, spectacular weavings, story, tapestry, The Hive, threads of light, truth, voice, weave, wisdom, women, women's words, words
Intuitive collage workshop for women
The smiling crescent moon called to the women, “Come! Come! Dance with me and weave your stories that I may laugh with you.” And so they did. They danced and sang and their voices created threads of light that flowed about them as their hands fashioned them into intricate knots and spectacular weavings. The tapestry that came together was made of moonbeams and joy and the magick of the women’s words, powerful and true . . .
Come join us as we use the intuitive collage process, along with simple writing prompts, to weave together our own magickal tapestry of joy and power and truth.
Rosemary Court Yoga Studio, 810 Central Avenue, Sarasota
Saturday, July 18, from 2:00-5:00PM
Open Pricing * Please pay generously and joyfully according to your means.
Advance registration is required. Let me know if you can attend.
The Lake Where the Black Swans Swim December 7, 2014Posted by wimynspeak in Bee Write!, General, The Hive.
Tags: ancestors, ancient, belief, black swans, blood, body memory, bridge, circle, dance, fog, goals, island, lake, magic, stars, swan, thresholds, truth
The names of the ancestors have been lost in the ethers of time, but the blood scent of these women still calls us to cross thresholds and gather in circles, holding hands, raising our voices in boisterous song, dancing to the music of the stars. Women who make lists, follow rules, and set daily goals to be ticked off as completed sometimes find our gatherings to be too loose, too ethereal . . . at first. But when we finally cross the lake where the black swans swim, taking the Bridge of Light to the isle hidden by the fog of what is called by those who have no sense of its meaning: Truth, always, always, those who leave their shoes and their heavy limiting goals on the shore (where the black swans feast on the discards) step on to the island barefoot and, hand-in-hand, find themselves ready to dance in joy with the rest of us. Once the decision is made, I have never known the transformation to fail and have learned in this way that the only truth worth hanging on to is the belief in magic.
MoonRise Oracle: Exploring the Cave of HERstory November 11, 2014Posted by wimynspeak in General, Workshops.
Tags: anoint, cave, collage, collage workshop, creative path, creativity, crone, dance, earth, fire, full moon, heart, HERstory, Inspiration, intuition, intuitive powers, light, path, spark, stories, women
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Intuitive Collage Workshop for Women
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Clouds moved across the wintering sky obscuring much of the waning moon’s remaining light, yet her feet found the frosty path with surety, followed it with precision. When she came to the mouth of the cave, she stopped only to mark herself with the precious scented oils, given to her by the crone, and then entered the dark passage without fear or hesitation. Inside, her eyes adjusted quickly as she made her way to the center of the great cavern. There she found an earthen pit, with a fire laid out, waiting for the spark she carried to light it. Closing her eyes, she imagined a bright spark leaping from her heart to her lips, and when she opened her eyes and blew on the kindling, the fire erupted in lively flames that caused previously unseen images painted on the walls of the cave to dance, telling her their stories . . .
Come join us as we use the intuitive collage process to enter the cave of HERstory and explore the stories that yearn to be told.
Open Pricing * Please pay generously according to your means.
Advance registration is required. Let me know if you can join us!
Date/Time: Saturday, November 15, from 2:00-4:30PM
Location: Rosemary Court Yoga Studio, 810 Central Avenue, Sarasota
Awakening August 30, 2014Posted by wimynspeak in General, The Hive.
Tags: children, compassion, culture, dance, fairies, fairy dust, full moon, guardian guides, Inspiration, intuition, intuitive powers, Life, magic, magick, memory, moment, new possibilities, peace, secret, secrets, stories, trust, truth, women
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She is offered the cup, takes it in both hands, and drinks deeply. Ancient stars explode in her head and her vision clears to a crystal clarity that allows her to see what has been unseen, hidden right in front of her, within her, all along. The moon shines full and a cascade of starlight illuminates the scene before her: Her childself who still believes in fairies and magick, eye-to-eye with the child whose stories have become clothed in practical concerns and the mandatory adherence to dry, out-dated customs long past their usefulness. She — this young, purposeful, practical self — stands strong but bewildered, wanting so badly to be her “other,” to don her fairy wings and fly . . .
Fast forward . . . 40, 50, 60 years, it matters not. It is no accident that she has been led to this place again, this point in time/no time, every moment, every life experience strung together on a necklace of pearlescent wonder. She wants to reach out, trust herself. Trust her own true nature to lead her on a path of healing and a bliss that transforms not only herself, but the world — the planet, her sisters and brothers, all beings. To know the self that sprinkles fairy dust onto the chaos and stands back to watch the result: A world in which we all reach out for each other — to help and be helped — without recrimination or judgement, but rather with joy for the opportunity to love deeply, freely, completely.
Her magickal self, the fairy child, laughs at her hesitation and reaches for her hand. “You’re making this too hard,” she says. “It’s simple really: Remember you are magick! Just come with me, spread your wings, and dance, dance, dance!”
Old Woman Song February 1, 2014Posted by wimynspeak in Bee Write!, General.
Tags: body memory, children, culture, dance, magick, midnight, music, new moon, old woman, roles, secrets, song, stories, truth, wind
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As secrets strengthened, shadows lengthened, and a deep bewitching darkness settled on the land, the old woman raised her voice and began to sing. Hers was not melodic, was not consistent in key or pitch, but it was strong and it rang with truth — a truth that had been lost for generations. The old woman herself did not know the song, but her body remembered, and so she sang.
As her voice was carried on the currents of the wind that wound and spiraled through the village, into the gardens, around the well, even seeping into the cracks and crevices in doors and windows and walls, people began to awaken. Herbs and flowers hummed, calling the bees to come out, into the night. Moths and butterflies flitted about on the notes of the song, and the dark moon smiled her wan light, ultimately relinquishing her power to the stars, splashed brilliantly on the canvas of the midnight sky.
The old woman sang on through the night, her voice becoming stronger as her body grew more tired. The people had joined in, singing the strange words and dancing to the strange tune with steps they had never learned, but seemed to know.
The children appeared to understand what was going on, though they didn’t have the words to describe it to their parents. On this night, no one slept, no one tired, except the old woman whose body was the conduit for the magick that infused them.
When morning came, the people came out of their trance, looking sheepishly at each other as if they had been caught being foolish. They laughed, their eyes averted, and began to make their way back to their homes.
Only the children stayed with the old woman, who had fallen into a deep sleep.