- Core Dreams: Understanding Dreams and Synchronicities about Your Purpose and Calling
- Tools for Transformation: Story Showing for Personal Sustenance & Social Change
- Love is in the Air: Connecting to Gaia and the Web of Love
- Creating Rituals for Social Change
- Our Deepest Well: A Journey through Discovery, Story and Transformation
- Ritual Drama for Empowerment & Healing
Core Dreams: Understanding Dreams and Synchronicities about Your Purpose and Calling
Memorable and recurring dreams can be a trigger to ignite the next chapter of your life purpose, a new career path, or the next step in your evolving journey. Find out how the dreams of physicians, teachers, authors, therapists and inventors have catalyzed their understanding and clarified their life work and sense of meaning. Learn how synchronicities and friends’ requests can underscore the message of your dreams when the Spirit of Life has a plan just for you!
About the Facilitator: Gillian Holloway is the author of The Complete Dream Book and has been an instructor at Marylhurst University for 18 years. Her work has been featured on ABC’s 20/20 and Coast to Coast radio as well as The New York Times and Washington Post. She has a private practice helping people to enrich their lives by embracing their inner wisdom and power.
Tools for Transformation: Story Showing for Personal Sustenance & Social Change
Explore personal and collective storytelling as a powerful tool for transformative change. Through writing, art and experiential activities, examine patterns of personal and collective stories—both conscious and unconscious–and the relationships between these stories and the social issues of our time.
Together we will ritually create a new story, a vision of the world becoming, and strategies for sustaining and spreading the vision long after our time together is through.
You will leave with the skills to identify and “show” personal and collective stories through art and writing, release the stories that no longer serve you, claim the stories you wish to keep, and the ability, through ceremony, to create and sustain a new story for the benefit of the whole.
About the Facilitator: Lara Vesta, MFA is the author of The Moon Divas Guidebook: Spirited Self-Care for Women in Transition and the owner of Vestal Transitions, offering ceremonies and resources for celebrating change. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her three children, three cats and wild garden.
Our Deepest Well: A Journey through Discovery, Story and Transformation
This interactive workshop will take you on a journey though your intuitive world using journal writing, meditation and transformative story. Vanessa will share journal writing techniques and meditations to explore your embodied stories and learn ways to recognize and release habitual stories that no longer serve or empower you. When we change our story we change our lives and when we change our lives we change the world.
About the Facilitator: Vanessa Timmons is the founder of Wisdom’s Feast, an activist, freelance writer and author of The Way of Heroine: A Woman’s Healing Journal. A dedicated advocate for women, Vanessa has helped hundreds through her workshops, support groups and individual counseling. As a life coach she works with women’s groups, national health coalitions and political organizations to create safer communities. Vanessa has led workshops for Women of Wisdom, SisterSpirit, and many other organizations. http://thewayoftheheroine.com.
Creating Rituals for Social Change
Explore the interface between ritual and social change activism in this workshop led by SisterSpirit’s founder, Frodo Okulam. The workshop will include hands-on action as well as opportunities to discuss your experiences.
About The Facilitator: Frodo Okulam is the founder and coordinator of SisterSpirit women’s spirituality group in Portland, Oregon and teaches women’s spirituality and related subjects at Portland State University. Frodo’s life passion is inviting people into relationship with the Goddess and the natural world.
Love is in the Air: Connecting to Gaia and the Web of Love
As we open to our core essence as loving beings, we begin to feel just how interconnected we are to the Web of Love, and this profound understanding allows a deeper and more nurturing experience of life on earth. This awareness connects us with the elements, to Gaia, to the living world around us, and to our own hearts, as the essence of Universal Love. The physical and the spiritual are not separate. All life is truly sacred and interconnected. This workshop explores opening the heart to greater love of self, creating a deeper connection with Gaia, and feeling the beauty of our own souls. It has been said that we are divine beings having an illusionary experience of earth. Come explore what this means. A few minutes will be reserved for questions that will be asked to Gaia. Please come prepared with any questions you may have that are not of a personal nature, and are in line with the scope of the workshop.
About the Facilitator: Cristi Jenkins is a New Energy teacher, psychic medium, conduit, and channel of Gaia and a group of benevolent beings called the Council. During the spring of 2009, while meditating in her backyard, Cristi expressed that she wanted to be of service to the highest energies of Source. From that moment on, she began to clearly hear and feel a group of benevolent beings who call themselves the Council. Shortly thereafter, Gaia asked Cristi to work with her, and since then Cristi has presented messages from Gaia and has also co-created with her in making beautiful and humorous photographic nature messages. Many of Gaia’s messages via Cristi are published in the Sedona Journal of Emergence. Photos can be found at www.tolovebeingtheiam.webs.com or on the FB page “To Love Being the I AM.” Cristi studied with clairvoyant Janeen Marie and received training via the Clairvoyant Program of Portland, OR.
Cristi holds a masters degree in Library and Information Sciences, a B.A. degree in Music, and minors in English and Psychology. She holds an ordination certificate from the Universal Life Church. Cristi has written for a number of alternative publications, including Diversity NewsMagazine, Planet Lightworker, The Pillar, and JustOut. Much of Cristi’s work focuses on facing and releasing the fears that often prevent us from loving and honoring life in its fullest. To access articles and other creations, or to schedule a reading or mentoring session with Cristi, please visit www.cristijenkins.com. You may also contact her at email@example.com.
Ritual Drama for Empowerment & Healing
Learn the skills needed to create a ritual drama that will set you on the road to open doors, start a new project, lead to healing of pain, and more. We’ll explore how ritual drama is different from ritual; the use of characters, costumes, props, preparation and purpose; and historical and contemporary examples of ritual dramas. The workshop will conclude with time to create our own ritual drama together!
The facilitators bring to this workshop many years creating rituals for social change, unification of various communities and their trust in the power of spirit and drama to work for the betterment of all our lives.
About the Facilitators: Tasa Wolf Star and Patricia MacAodha are long-time members of SisterSpirit.