HPE White Owl Woman

St. Bernadette was only a teenager when she had her visions and stuck to her beliefs when everyone else thought she was crazy and wrong. The message from St. Bernadette is to listen to your inner wisdom.

• Smudge using salt water by dipping a flower or fresh tree bough.
• Singing “Listen, Listen, Listen to Your Heart Song
• Cast Circle
• Call the quarters using Goddess calls
• Check in question: If you had a magic wand, what would you change about your life?
• Talk about St. Bernadette and why picked her, the message I “hear”
• Do individual tree pose to help us feel more centered before we meditate, (can improve balance and concentration as well as confidence. Ability to maintain position and goal even on one leg with the strength of a tree)
• Meditation: “The Grotto Within” (see below)
• “Art and Craft” going to handout a piece of pre-numbered card stock with Change Ruler. Read while handing out. After each woman completes her own, pass around for 10 mins to other women who can put supportive comments and insight on last page without looking in card.
• Build / Release Energy: Explanation –
1. Noise making exercise, hands, feet, voice, spontaneous implements. Some of the Weavers could consciously offer offset beats if our combined sounds fall into too much of a rhythm, am actually hoping for something that flows from synchronous to asynchronous, transition to singing “I Honor You” as women start going up to caldron
2. Bless a cauldron full of water by releasing our energy and intent into the water by putting our hands and or pinch of salt into the water while singing “I Honor You”. Women go up as moved. After charged, have all participants collect a small amount of the water to take home with them for energy and a tool to focus their intent as well as being a healing tool for us.
• Explain and have everyone do group “Tree Pose”
• Read the poem “The Journey” by Mary Oliver as final spirit call
• Close circle
• Sing “Merry Meet” and Feast!

Songs:
Listen, Listen, Listen

Listen, listen, listen to my heart’s song. Listen, listen, listen to my heart’s song. I will never forget Thee. I will never forsake Thee. I will never forget Thee. I will never forsake Thee.

I Honor You

I honor you;  empower you to be who you are

With a background song of:
Be who you are woman. Be who you are woman
Be who you are woman, be who you are

Meditation: The Grotto Within
Written by White Owl Woman & Mother

Please find a comfortable position – sitting or lying down.
Take a deep breath. Feel the stresses of the day fade away.
Close your eyes.
When you’re relaxed and ready to start, shift your attention to your feet. Take a moment to focus on the way they feel.
Slowly tense the muscles in your feet, squeezing as tightly as you can. Hold for a count of 10.
Relax your feet. Focus on the tension flowing away and the way your feet feel as they become limp and loose.
Now shift your attention to your calves. Take a moment to focus on the way they feel.
Slowly tense those muscles, squeezing as tightly as you can. Hold for a count of 10.
Now relax. Focus on the tension flowing away.
Now shift your attention to your thighs. Take a moment to focus on the way they feel.
Slowly tense those muscles, squeezing as tightly as you can. Hold for a count of 10.
Now relax. Focus on the tension flowing away.
Now shift your attention to your hips and buttocks. Take a moment to focus on the way they feel.
Slowly tense those muscles, squeezing as tightly as you can. Hold for a count of 10.
Now relax. Focus on the tension flowing away.
Now shift your attention to your lower back and stomach. Take a moment to focus on the way they feel.
Slowly tense those muscles, squeezing as tightly as you can. Hold for a count of 10.
Now relax. Focus on the tension flowing away.
Now shift your attention to your upper back and chest. Take a moment to focus on the way they feel.
Slowly tense those muscles, squeezing as tightly as you can. Hold for a count of 10.
Now relax. Focus on the tension flowing away.
Now shift your attention to your shoulders and arms. Take a moment to focus on the way they feel.
Slowly tense those muscles, squeezing as tightly as you can. Hold for a count of 10.
Now relax. Focus on the tension flowing away.
Now shift your attention to your face and neck. Take a moment to focus on the way they feel.
Slowly tense those muscles, squeezing as tightly as you can. Hold for a count of 10.
Now relax. Focus on the tension flowing away. Feel your body being loose and limp all over.
Stay in this relaxed state for a moment, breathing deeply and slowly.
( Wait 30 seconds, then begin to read below)
You are walking along a well worn path in the woods.
See the sunlight filtering through the new green leaves on the trees.
Smell the mingled scents of pine and the earthy freshness of spring.
Hear the birds calling overhead and the wind rustling through the leaves.
Feel the wind softly caressing your skin.
Meander down this path, soaking in all the life, energy, and sensations around you.
(wait 60 seconds)
As you walk, you ponder what you need to do to enhance the harmony in your life.
What next steps should you take to be more fully aligned with your soul’s purpose and the Divine?
Now, see the bend in the path in front of you.
Rounding the bend, you notice a brilliant, dazzling light streaming through the trees at the far edge of the curve ahead.
All of your senses are alert; your eyes absorb every detail of the brilliant scene around you.
The light is mesmerizing, you feel comfort and love surround you, drawing you ever closer to the light.
Stepping off the path and into the woods, the sounds of the forest recede as a palpable stillness and a sense of peace overcome you.
You approach the light and begin to discern the outline of a natural stone grotto.
Moving closer, you now see that this wonderful light is emanating from a beautiful woman dressed in a dazzling white, flowing gown.
You draw closer still and realize that She is smiling at you. She is joyful, as if pleased that you have finally arrived.
You sit at Her feet, enraptured to be in Her Divine presence.
Gazing at Her with wonder and awe, you notice her expression seems to change. She is beseeching you and you struggle to understand what it is She is trying to tell you.
You hear Her melodious voice, soft and whispering to you.
She tells you to dig and gestures towards the ground before you. “Reach in”, She says, “dig into the moist and fragrant soil, dig until you reach your innermost self.
Your hands dig into the loose, soft soil that is wet from the spring rain but warmed by the sun.
Deeper and deeper you dig. The soil is now up to your elbows; a sensation of stagnation begins to fall away from around your heart, and the essence of yourself begins to radiate through.
You feel your heart chakra fully open and you notice that water is bubbling up through the soil.
Muddy at first, but as the flow increases, the water becomes crystal clear creating a small reflecting pool at your feet.
Peering into the water, you see the image of your soul’s desire and purpose, dreams that you’ve kept close to your heart, always waiting for the right moment.
Take time now to fully visualize this dream.
(Wait 60 seconds)
Within the reflecting pool, you also notice the image of the glowing woman. Once again, she beckons you. Pause and listen.
She whispers gently, calling your name. She points to the reflecting pool and urges you to put your hands in the water.
Submerging your hands in the water, you feel Her divine presence reaching into the water with you, holding your hands and whispering, “You have the strength, and the courage you need to change this from a dream into reality. Go my child, live your dream and remember I am with you always.”
Feel your fingers tingle, the energy climbs up your arms and flows freely to your heart.
Withdraw your hands from the water. Look up into the grotto and watch as the lovely lady fades, leaving a warm glow around you.
Stand up, turn away from the grotto and walk back to the path you were on. You hear the birds singing again, see the light filtering through the trees and the wind once again caresses your face.
Now breathe deep; feel grounded to the earth as you complete your journey home. Cherish the sensations, the energy, and the promise you made to pursue that dream.
Focus on the new path ahead.
You are ready.
Come back into your body; open your eyes slowly as you feel more alert.

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