Start Native American music softly in background
Smudge – with sage
Process in with drums
Call Quarters – One person (SBT) goes to each direction outside the circle of women and reads call
Cast Circle 3 ways – Aurora – pass yarn, cross arm hold hands face in; uncross while holding hands face out
Check in –
Which of the following attributes of a Butterfly relates to you and why?
Meandering Flight (path)
Color and beauty
Breathe of Joy with scarves to look like wings
SBT Lead Medicine Wheel Oracle –
Each woman draws a marble which indicates North-Mind-green, East-Spirit-white, South-Emotion-red, or West-Body-blue
Then everyone moves to the Quarter of the marble they drew
Once at the Quarter:
All read the totem mediation direction
Each woman will select a “Earth Message”
Then once everyone has a Earth Message each woman reads her message and contemplates her message to herself. (Native American Drum or flute music is playing- maybe we would turn up the volume.) There would also be markers for each woman to draw, or journal as she contemplates her message.
After about 5 minutes everyone returns to the circle. Each woman reads her “Earth Message” and if she wants to comments on what it means to her.
Then we make butterflies from our “Earth Message”
Breathe of Joy
Drum/Dance/Sing if there is time and it feels right
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