After several years of hosting our online journey circle on Wednesdays 4-6 pm PST, the time will change to Wednesdays from 5-7 pm PST/8-10 pm EST.
I accepted a position with Community Supported Shelters this week to help create intentional community among unhoused folks living in temporary shelters in Eugene.
What was a search for very part-time work, 10-12 hours a week, turned into a 30-hour-a-week position. I am over the moon to get to hone my relational skills and build community while helping folks transition from life on the streets into stable housing.
Per capita, Eugene has the largest unhoused population in the US: http://www.citymayors.com/society/usa-cities-homelessness.html
This new job will force me to restructure my work with Gaia Shamanism, which was already in the process of being reimagined for 2023.
I will be dropping the word “shamanism” from my practice (for more reasons than I can enumerate here) but will continue the work of building spiritual community and fostering earth connection, as well as bringing action to the forefront of the practice, purpose, and function of spirituality in our world.
Because of this new job, I will focus more on group work in what will be called Gaia Spirit Rising, be it soul-tending circles, forest therapy walks, or exploring the practice of “engaged animism” while de-emphasizing my one-on-one spiritual guidance work with the exception of those folks who are already in Wayfinding with me.
My first day of work is Monday at 9 am.
The journey continues.
I hope you can join us this week at the new time.
When we meet this week, we will use the practice of Council to help us surface our intentions for our meditation using the sacred drumbeat:
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 soul-tending circle will be held this week on Wednesday, January 18, from 5-7 pm PST/8-10 pm EST.
Feel free to email me at anna “at” gaiashamanism “dot” com for this week’s zoom invitation. All skill levels are welcome.
Drumbeat and preparation for circle
If you’ve never joined us before, or it’s been a while, check out this link to get ready: