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Women’s Circle Newsletter

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P.O. Box 110998  Aurora, CO. 80042

720-530-2834
Reaching out each month in joy and
sisterhood to keep us connected as we circle together as women

 

 

Heart Ray Woman

Andrea Lord
President, Alpha Institute
Women’s Circle Facilitator
Reiki Practitioner

moon shadow

Rachel Lord RN, CMT, MH
Women’s Circle Facilitator
Master Herbalist

 

December 2012

Matrix in the sky
images reousrce: http://www.kaleidascope-dayzero.blogspot.com

We at the Women's Circle would like to wish everyone
A Peaceful & Joyous Solstice


sunlight
http://www.see2012.blogspot.com/

THINGS TO PONDER ON WINTER SOLSTICE

  • Solstice is a time for reflecting that all life on earth is cyclical.
  • It is another opportunity to give your prayer and meditation life a regular cycle of its own.
  • By taking time to regularly reflect, meditate, and seek guidance from the quiet within, we can work out many of the problems we face in the active part of our day.(1)
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    Winter Spirit
    image resource: www.machine-elf.squarespace.com

    A SOLSTICE MEDITATION

    Personal peace, one by one,
    Grows into
    A peaceful world home for everyone.

    Personal peace retained
    Planetary peace more easily gained.
    (2)

    Stonehenge Star Arc Winter Solstice

    A SOLSTICE POEM

    See the gray skies overhead, preparing the way
    for the darkness soon to come.
    See the gray skies overhead, preparing the way,
    for the world to go cold and lifeless.
    See the gray skies overhead, preparing the way
    for the longest night of the year.
    See the gray skies overhead, preparing the way
    for the sun to one day return,
    bringing with it light.
    (3)



http://www.amanamission.com/

A SOLSTICE MYTH

The Crone-the Sun God Guardian:

My children, there are many kinds of darkness - the darkness of death and suffering, of hatred and war, of bloodshed. The darkness of fear and despair, the darkness of cruelty and injustice. The darkness of sorrow and loss.
Yet, all these, as great and terrible as they are, are held within another and far greater darkness. The darkness which preceded all. The darkness from which all creation surges forth. This is the pregnant darkness - the womb darkness - the darkness of the Great Mother, She who is the Source of Creation.
(4)

Use this time to go within to see what you would like to change or leave behind and bring these things into the light, reflect on them and watch them transform from dark to light.

Tree
images resource: www.fineartamerica.com

 

A WINTER SOLSTICE PRAYER:  “SHARING THE LIGHT” 

(
Could use this prayer before your feast, around the hearth, before any of the above ceremonies.)

From the most ancient times this night is recognized as the darkest time of the year.
To remember, we begin this circle in darkness, for without the darkness we could not see the light.
In early times this darkness brought fear and despair, and those who dwelt upon the earth felt great isolation.
At last, through the years, a few people learned to put aside their fear.
People began to trust each other and help each other through the night.
All of us grew stronger – those who took the help and those who gave it.
And gradually,  this became a time of joy for the fullness of life.
A time for thanksgiving for the light we share.
We share the light of our Center Heath which glows brightly with warmth.
From you I receive, to you I give, together we share, from this light we live.
Tonight, we let our light shine so that this circle becomes a beacon of light and love.
With the speed of light, our circle joins circles of light around the world and throughout the universe.
We are part of one another.
One Family, One Community, One World.
And so tonight, we meet here to thank those who have helped and to REMEMBER.
Even the greatest darkness is nothing so long as we share the light

Check out our Newsletters from 2009 & 2008 below for facts, fiction & fantasy about Solstice

http://www.awomenscircle.net/Newsletters/December09/nl_December_09.htm
http://www.awomenscircle.net/Newsletters/December08/nl_December_08.htm

Some of our References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/
(1) http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art26426.asp
(2) http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/yulethelongestnight/qt/YulePrayers.htm
(3) http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/yulethelongestnight/qt/YulePrayers.htm
(4) http://www.julieacarda.com/2009/12/part-five-winter-solstice-prayer.html

Image Resources:
http://www.kaleidascope-dayzero.blogspot.com
http://www.
2012rising.com
image resource: www.machine-elf.squarespace.com
http://www.see2012.blogspot.com
http://www.amanamission.com
http://www.dailyworldbuzz.com
http://www.angeliska.com
http;//www.apod.nasa.gov
http://www.mikesresearch.com


EVENTS CALENDAR
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heart Ray woman

CIRCLING:

USING WOMEN'S MEDICINE FOR
SAFETY & PROTECTION

 

Sunday January 16 , 2011
1 pm - 4:30 pm $20

Connect With Other Wise Women

Join In Ceremony with Drums and Rattles!

  • Safety & protection are a necessary part of our survival and well being.
  • We will journey within & without to create safety in our lives.
  • Learn how to secure boundaries without closing off to the world.
  • We will leave with ideas & ritual to help put up our seals.
  • The circle has been a natural way for women to gather since the beginning.
    Let's continue that tradition & spread the sisterhood.
  • BRING:A drum and a rattle and a BROOM! If not we have extras.

Presenters:

Andrea Lord, Women’s Circle Facilitator, Reiki Practitioner
Rachel Lord, RN, CMT, Master Herbalist


Held At:
Old Hampden Holistic Center
3501 S. Corona St., #1
Englewood, CO 80113

To Sign Up:
Phone:  
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Email:
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www.awomenscircle.net

 


There will be Women’s Activities and Circles throughout the year.  Stay posted.
If you have stories, information and would like to share bits of your journey with us, we want to hear from you. If you get an idea send it out to awomenscircle@yahoo.com

 
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