Bees have something to say – July’s Earth Spirit Circle

Tue, Jul 2, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Multi-Purpose Room/Hitschmanova


Bees have something to say!  Join us at our July gathering as we explore and connect to deeply honour and listen to Bees and all that they make possible. You’re invited to “Bee” it up, for example, wear something that represents bee energy to you, bring something to add to our altar, or simply follow your intuitive promptings.

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Oak Meadows Park at Oak and 37th has an insect hotel and pollinator garden.

Facilitator: Hello, my name is Laurie and I’m relatively new to the Earth Spirit Circle at UCV. I was a member of a Moon Group in Ottawa for several years and am delighted to recently reconnect with these roots and discover new ways to honour being part of seen and unseen realities. I’m currently a coach and facilitator who leads workshops exploring creativity, re-discovering purpose and meaning after trauma, intuitive living, and self-growth/self-expression processes.

Some interesting links about bees

Victory Gardens for Bees by Lori Weidenhammer http://beespeakersaijiki.blogspot.com/
https://whatismyspiritanimal.com/spirit-totem-power-animal-meanings/insects/bee-symbolism-meaning/
In mythology, the bee, found in Indian, Ancient Near East and Aegean cultures, was believed to be the sacred insect that bridged the natural world to the underworld.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee_(mythology)

Our monthly earth spirit circle is open to all

Come and celebrate the turning of the seasons and honour our own life forces. For July and August we are meeting at 7 pm on the 1st Tuesday of the month.

When we meet

We meet on the first Tuesday of each month. All welcome–whether Unitarian, pagan, or pagan-curious!

Leadership

Leadership and other roles rotate. If you become a regular, you will be part of the team who organize, set up, cleanup etc.

Each session includes

  • an opening; casting a circle, calling directions and invoking inner feminine and masculine energies
  • a ritual or activity: which might be anything from song and/or dance or an earth-based activity (planting, harvesting) to an arts-based activity such as making a magical tool (such as a wand).
  • a short time for announcements and planning
  • a closing: releasing directions and masculine/feminine energies and opening the circle.
  • There will sometimes (not not necessarily) be one or more sacred circle dances as part of the ritual. It will be the leaders’ choice of what to include.

Summer schedule

Over the summer we will meet 7 – 8:30 pm as circle dance that meets 7-9 pm takes a break.

For the fall, we’ll either go back to 6-7 pm or choose a different date so as not to conflict with circle dance.

Stay after the session

You are always welcome to hang around and visit with each other or walk in our beautiful garden labyrinth. Pick a few herbs to take home for tea!

Questions?

Contact the organizers at: earthspiritucv@gmail.com

Where we meet

When possible we conduct rituals outdoors and will have a place to meet if the weather doesn’t permit this. Check for updates online or just check the event list outside Hewett Hall when you arrive.

Our regular room is Hitschmanova Room. It is downstairs and the best way to access it is through the door on the North side of Hewett Centre (the western most building) from south of the parking lot and vegetable gardens. You can also reach it from the main floor of Hewett Centre, by going down the stairs on the right inside. If you haven’t been in that way before you may find it challenging–it’s a bit of a maze.

We’re on facebook

Search for UnitarianEarthSpirit

Email group

For regular participants, we have a googlegroup we use for planning and collaboration. After you attend, you are invited to join if you wish.


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