Balancing Sacred Fire
15th-18th August 2020
A 4-day ceremonial retreat at Derrynagittah
Fire is our spark of life. Recognised as sacred since ancient times, the spirit of Fire cleanses and transforms. Fire brings passion, joy, inspiration, courage and creativity. Fire helps us to make changes and create the life we desire. Our Sun, consort of the Earth, is our greatest source of fire, radiating heat and light, giving us life.
At a time when fires are raging across the planet, we can see the importance of fire being in balance. If our fire is too strong it can lead to burnout, excessive anger or misuse of power; too weak and we sink into apathy or hopelessness. Balanced fire brings empowerment and vitality with equanimity, the ability to hold steady and centred regardless of what is going on around us.
This retreat is an opportunity to honour sacred fire, giving thanks and calling for balance and blessings for fire elementals large and small. Our intention is to balance our own inner fire as well as bringing balance to fire in the collective. We will commune with the plant world for support and guidance. Nettle comes forward to teach us how to live as a spiritual warrior, St John’s Wort can help us sustain our fire and shine our light, Angelica links us with the angels.
Working together on the land at Derrynagittah, in the Labyrinth, the Medicine Wheel Herb garden and the Temple of Sacred Sound, we will take part in healings and sacred fire ceremonies, looking honestly at our own relationship with Fire. We will visit Gorias, ancient Tuatha Dé Danann city of Fire and we will open to receiving Grace, the Virtue of Fire, remembering that miracles do happen and we can live our lives with ease rather than difficulty. As we surrender to Grace, we look past illusion and see the true reality of Light, Love and Spirit.
At these challenging times on our planet, it is easy to fall into hopelessness and despair. We gather together to support each other in compassion so that our inner fire burns brightly and we can hold a vision of hope for the collective. Join us in sacred Fire ceremony as we offer our voices in celebration for ourselves, for future generations and for all of life to flourish. No experience necessary – only an open heart!
Cost €440 (includes €100 booking deposit, 4x lunches)
Non-residential. Dinners available Friday-Sunday at €18 per night
Accomodation: Loughnane’s hostel, Feakle http://www.loughnanes.com
Or B&B www.airbnb.ie
Bookings & information: Marion email@example.com
French speakers contact : Frédérique www.saithilya.fr
French interpretation provided for small extra charge
Death, Dying and Beyond (2019)
Plants, Prayers & Practices to help with crossing over
Are you called to help & support those who are dying? Or to ease the journey for those who have passed? Would you like to learn practical ways to assist at this very important time, both with plants and spiritual practices?
At this 5-day workshop, Carole will present a shamanic perspective on Death and offer suggestions to assist with crossing over in Beauty. This includes preparing for death, whether for oneself or another.
We will consider the dying process and sitting with the dying, including how to work with flower essences, plant spirits and other invisible helpers. We will look at methods to assist with letting go and forgiveness, as well as how to help at the moment of death and immediately afterwards, including prayers, blessings, cleansing and laying out.
We will discuss the design of funerals and memorials and consider grief, self-care and how to cope with the death of another. We will also look at the work of the psychopomp and learn methods to help the soul to pass over.
Limited places available.
Derrynagittah, 6th - 10th November 2019.
For bookings and enquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This popular workshop will be repeated in Belgium in November 2020.