I love sacred ceremonies and I love sitting in sacred circle.
That is why I do the work I do. I don´t facilitate as many ceremonies as I used to, but I am starting to do more again. But I share the magic of ceremony and presence through my online courses a lot now. But more on that later...
In my last post I talked about the sharing circle and the magic of being able to be listened to without fear of judgment. I also spoke about the beauty of sisterhood that develops in such spaces.
What is important in all ceremony and in meditation is being grounded. Being present and being grounded.
There are many ways to ground. Some do it by moving. Some by breathing. Drumming is one way, singing another.
I normally spend a few minutes breathing. I focus my attention on the breath, and then after a while, on my body. What sensations are present in me right now?
If I was to describe the feeling of being grounded it would be like sensing the invisible energy field in my body and around my body. About listening to what is happening within me with a different kind of ear. Of being totally aware of myself. Present. Here and now.
If I am not present I can´t be present for the ceremony and then I can´t work the magic. I want to be present to call in Goddess. It is only polite, don´t you think?
I want to be present so that I can feel Her come closer. (Well, She is always here, but calling in is like amplifying it all!)
I want to be present so that I can see Her with my inner eye, and feel the energies shift.
If I am not present I can´t be present with Her.
Then, as I have described earlier, in ceremony things happen. The presence I feel at the start shifts into something else. When the energy builds it can create a buzz. Sometimes hidden emotions come to the surface.
But as the facilitator, even though I take part in what we do in the ceremony, I still have to be in control so that I can hold the energy.
And that is an honour. And it takes a while to learn. But practice is beautiful!
Surround yourself with people you trust and who support you and you will create the magic circle together.
In the meditations in my online courses I always guide you to presence before the visualisation starts, so that you will get used to how it feels.
I write my courses for beginners and also for people who want to re-connect to Goddess, the elements and themselves. If you are curious you can find them by clicking here.
If you have any questions don´t hesitate to contact me via messenger!
Wishing you a magical day!