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Moon Lodge Workshops

It is time… Women are Awakening.

Last year I was given the opportunity to journey for a year with the School of Shamanic Womancraft when I completed their Four Seasons Journey.  I drove interstate 6 times and spent 5 x 4 day weekends with them and participated in my second 10 day Vision Quest.  I have not shared so much of this journey as it is deeply personal, however it has truely increased the potency of the work I do both on myself and with others.    I am now helping to bring this work to South Australia.  In April SSW teacher Sequoia Krop will be traveling over from NSW and is introducing the work with two 1 day long workshops.  Both workshops can be taken independently, with no prerequisite, and no future commitment.  The two workshops are ‘Moonsong’ and ‘The Shamanic Dimensions of Pregnancy’.  We have limited space for both days, so if you are interested, please book ASAP.  Tickets are being advertised elsewhere and are already selling.

Moonsong

Reclaiming Feminine Power through Reconnection with Women’s Mysteries.

A one-day workshop for women.

Long lost to our culture is the trust in life, deep knowing and connection to all things inherent in the wisdom of the seasons and cycles of a Woman’s life. Every Woman has direct access to this and can find a sense of balance and harmony missing from the sanitised, disinfected and censored modern life. Our blood cycles connect us to each other, to the Earth, and to the Moon, yet we perpetuate a mythology that disregards this.

Hearing the stories and using ritual and ceremony, we can heal our past wounds, create new attitudes to our bodies and new ways forward for ourselves, our daughters and their daughters.  This workshop opens up the doorway to understanding the true connectedness of our menstrual cycle, the moon cycle, the seasons of the year and a woman’s life cycle.  It will shift your understanding of our bodies, and support you in creating scared time for yourself each month.  A must for any woman on a soul journey.

Date:  April 21st
Location: Moon Lodge, Aldgate
Time: 9-5pm
Bookings and more info: HERE

The Shamanic Dimensions of Pregnancy

This workshop focuses on the shamanic dimensions of pregnancy, in other words: what lies beneath…  This one-day workshop is for all women – pregnant, planning to be and birthworkers – delving into the shamanic dimensions of pregnancy and birth.

With prior preparation contemplating our life experiences, we will do some shamanic processes to understand the origins of our beliefs, attitudes and fears around birth, seeing the connection between how we were born, our menarche (first period) and the stories about the women in our family, as well as any experiences of pregnancy and giving birth we have had so far.

Then a Letting Go of Fear process and fire ritual and a shamanic drum journey to meet the baby, soul baby or Inner Goddess, to seek guidance, clarity, information etc.

This workshop is for all women. You don’t have to be pregnant or planning to be and there is no prior experience necessary.  

Date: April 22nd
Location : Moon Lodge, Aldgate
Time: 9-5pm
Bookings and more info: HERE

FREE Information Night and Womens Circle

Sequoia Krop from the School of Shamanic Womancraft will be running a FREE information evening and women’s circle for anyone who is interested in Shamanic Womancraft and the Eight Seasons Journey (8SJ).  This two year-long educational program is open to women of all ages and circumstance. The 8SJ offers women an in-depth opportunity to learn the philosophy and practice of Shamanic Womancraft, whilst cultivating a deep personal and spiritual connection with the Earth and the Divine Feminine.  We are currently exploring the possibility of running this 2 year program in 2019-2020 in South Australia.  If you are interested in this work and have questions, please come to our free information evening and women’s circle.  Numbers are limited.

Date: Friday evening April 20th
Location Moon Lodge, Aldgate
Time: 6.30-8.45pm
Bookings and more info: fiona@yourbodyyourtemple.com.au
Please include your mobile number with your reservation.

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Homeopathy for Children Workshop

Do you have children and are looking for a natural and safe way of supporting their health while treating the common childhood conditions?  Come and learn how to use homeopathy for your children in this three hour presentation by Hardo Bottin of the Sunflower Clinic Australia.  This is a fabuous opportunty for parents to get ahead of the game in helping their little ones recover quickly from being unwell.

Hardo is a registered and very experienced homeopath.
http://www.sunflowerclinic.com.au/
http://www.sunflowerclinic.net.au/
Discussion will cover general homeopathic treatment and procedure for giving remedies. It will cover ailments such as:

– Colds and Flu
– Stings and bites
– Rashes and skin conditions
– Temperatures and Fever
– Ear aches
-Digestive issues, vomiting and food poisoning
-Accidents in the home

First Aid kits will be available to purchase for those who wish to apply the teachings straight away and dont already have a kit.

WHEN -Sunday 31st July 9.45-1pm
COST – $30
LOCATION -Hahndorf

For more information please see the Facebook Events page or give me a call.

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A deeply personal account of pregnancy…

A few deeply personal thoughts on the process of my pregnancy.  Its taken me a few years to be open enough to share these.  I think all women need to know how pregnancy shifts the body not just physically, but emotionally, mentally and spiritually…

IMG_2093As soon as I found out that I was pregnant, I noticed a shift in the reality of my world.  The space in which I lived encompassed my work (to a large extent), my home and the land we live on, and also the topigraphical area from Victor Harbor to Houghton, in the Adelaide Hills, where my family lived.  Within these mapped areas, I lived the majority of my life.  As soon as the pregnancy took hold I felt my world shrink.  The barrier, or edge that my life was lived in was marked, and I could feel it slowly becoming smaller and smaller.  My work immediately was affected as my workload capacity immediately shrunk, and I saw less clients in a day to adjust to the decrease in energy levels and so I could have an afternoon siesta each day.  I also expereinced very painful sacroiliac pain all throughout my pregnancy, which limited my ability to exercise and keep fit.  As the weeks went past and they turned into months, my life became very much centered around my home and what I needed to do to prepare for this little being.

When I left work at 34 weeks I noticed another major shift in the world in which I lived.  This edge, or barrier shrunk again as my working focus dissipated completely and my life became focussed on the birth.  I lived each day in my Pj’s in the last weeks having restless nights and feeling like a swollen water buffalo.  I went out less and less, and each trip became harder and harder to achieve.  Even pushing around a shopping trolley in the supermarket became a hard task!  I slept a lot, and really relished in the nesting hormones and cleaned my house, and prepared my babies room.  I felt my world, as the weeks go on shrink to point that my life was only lived within the boundaries of my home.  In the last weeks, the only visitors I had were those who were to be present at the birth, and my family.  My world was getting smaller and smaller each week and each day.  When I did have to go out and get something I felt distinctly separated from the rest of society.  I felt like I was in a bubble, and the world was traveling too fast.  I let go of driving as I felt like I had to drive too slow to feel safe.  I could not turn to see my blind spot, and sitting in the car became uncomfortable as my belly rested on my legs.  My walk became a slow cumbersom waddle and my mind just wanted to rest, read and meditate.

This bubble around me seemed to cloud me, and put me in a different space from the rest of the world.  I was highly sensitive to the superficial aspects of society, and only really felt at ease when people came into my home, where my bubble felt less obvious.

The day I was in labor, this edge that I felt shrink my work had continued to shrink for so many weeks and days, that today, it was only me, and the space about 1 meter around me.  As my labor progressed more and more it continued to get smaller and smaller and smaller until it was just about me, and my breath.  It became so small that my mind could only be in the present moment.  There was not the space for me to jump ahead in my thoughts, or be in the past where we had come from.  To birth this baby, I was being held in the complete present moment.  Each contraction forced this focus, and this bubble became so small that it felt like I was in that space between the breath in, and the breath out.  I had to hold myself on this pin point of present time and feel relaxed in a world that had shrunk to a place smaller then I thought existed before.  What is ironic is that in the smallness of this point, was also the most expansion within my being….

It was like I was in a tunnel as soon as I became pregnant, and then it shrunk over the weeks, with different parts of my life dropping away.  I had to move through with my family and friends, and then eventually alone, just me walking through this tight space.  People there cheering me on, and yet alone at the same time.

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The day she was born, and having her on my belly, was the point when I reached the other side.  My world immediately began to expand again.  First it became about my new family, this beautiful baby, Tim and my midwife.  Then over the days my family, and my home again.  For weeks this bubble of my reality hovered around my bed and living room.  Soon the kitchen was included, and other friends came and visited.  It slowly expanded and opened up to a new life.  It was like I had entered a world in which I never knew existed.  All the rules were different and all the priorities I previously had had changed.  It reminded me of the scene in The Matrix when the choice is offered to take the blue or the red pill.  I feel like I took the pill at pregnancy, and now at the birth, I had arrived in this new world.

When my little girl was 6 weeks old, I felt another big shift in the space of my world.  These 6 weeks are the first 40 days.  Many old traditions speak of looking after the new mother fir the first 40 days and not letting her do anything around the home.  She is catered for, and taken through a healing journey.  Many would go into a cave or private hut with their new born, and only greet the rest of the village after this time period.  I really understood this.  After 6 weeks I felt that I was able to leave my cave of hibernation and begin to show my little girl to a select group of people.

I became very conscious of this time being what some call ‘The Fourth Trimester’.