Winter snows of grief

Last week in circle, we used the Way of Council to explore journey intentions. It was such a fruitful practice that it will become a regular feature of our weekly journey circle.

Instead of rummaging around in your mind to select a journey intention in advance, why not join us with the aim of journeying on what is most alive for you when you find yourself in the listening presence of others? 

Last week, as this week, I am grieving the loss of a dear friend, elder, and teacher of mine. I visited her 5 days a week over the past year and now, suddenly, she is gone.

Numb with winter snows of grief, I simply didn’t know what to journey on. But last week, the honest sharing of the circle in Council, combined with our journeys, helped me to find beauty, tears, and meaning in the season in which I now find myself. 

Perhaps you, too, would benefit from an experience of spiritual community this week. 

Please join us.

Practices of Council

When listening, listen from the heart without analyzing, agreeing, or disagreeing.

When speaking, speak from the heart, naming what is alive right now.

Be lean of expression, going to the core of what needs to be spoken.

Be spontaneous, trusting what comes, rather than what one has rehearsed or what one thinks should be said.


Our free online journey circle will be held on Wednesday, December 14, from 4-6 pm PST/7-9 pm EST

Feel free to email me at anna “at” gaiashamanism “dot” com for this week’s zoom invitation.  All skill levels are welcome.

Winter Solstice Forest Therapy Walk

In observance of the winter solstice

Gaia Shamanism is offering a virtual forest therapy walk

Wednesday, December 21

 9 am-noon PST/noon-3 pm EST

Rain, snow, or shine

Suggested donation: $20


Celebrate the darkest of days in the Northern Hemisphere with the Gaia-centered spiritual practice of a forest therapy walk.

You can join us with your phone or computer to experience deep time and nature connection from your backyard, local park, or nature preserve.

I will offer a series of invitations to help you drop in, slow down, and reconnect with the more than-human world.

We will gather for heart-centered sharing as a community between invitations on Zoom.

Feel free to email me with any questions and to reserve your spot, click on the payment link below:

I hope you can join us! 

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