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Tell Your Story to Mother Earth
December 5, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
Everyone has a story of their time spent on Mother Earth. There are fond memories and then there are those we’d rather forget. We also have a vision of how we foresee our future in cohabitation with the Mother. This storytelling ceremonial ritual is offered for participants to:
- Connect to an original memory on the earth
- Honor your grief and/or release gratitude regarding that memory
- Speak to a powerful new vision that they would like to carry forward
Participants will sit in a circle surrounded by an altar that represents Mother Earth. Facilitator will open the program and set the stage for the ceremony by giving thanks to the ancestors and calling upon the wisdom and energy of the 7 directions. This creates a sacred, safe and viable space for the stories to be shared and received. The program will be 75 to 90 minutes. Actual storytelling will be anywhere from 15-30 minutes. Depending upon the number of people in attendance, storytelling may be done individually, in groups of one or two witnesses or in tandem where everyone is sharing together at once. Each participant writes down their commitment and places it on the Mother Earth altar as an offering. Facilitator will give time for participants to offer prayers to the Mother and then the ceremony will be closed.
Facilitator will lastly introduce the concept of collective leadership circles to the group. Collective leadership is when people gather together for a common cause to share their wisdom, experience, ideas and vision. They work together collective through a process of sharing, brainstorm and planning to actualize the vision. There are no leaders of the group assigning tasks and project. This process happens naturally within the group process. The group discovers the common interest through a process of consensus and gather together to realize and manifest their vision.