So much learning and sharing! We learned how to open and share sacred space with the Four Directions of the Medicine Wheel as well as Mother Earth and Father Sky. We shared in 3 different fire ceremonies with influence from different teachings and different cultures around the world. We each created our very own Kooya, power stone, to assist with healing of ourselves and others. We each received an intense healing session to assist us to release the energy behind some of the issues which are no longer serving us. We also received the skills necessary to be able to offer healing to others in our lives. We embodied the Spirit of animals and birds in the surrounding nature to assist us to call on their power and wisdom in our everyday lives. We were introduced to some of our plant allies as a reminder that often what we require for physical healing is in our own environment (and yes! that does include dandelions!) And most importantly our Nordegg Family continues to grow!
Here's what some of the participants had to say:
"This course in Shamanism was such a gift in my life, in ways that I am not even sure that I fully understand yet. Over the course of the weekend, I was able to learn new tools, rituals and ceremonies that will serve to deepen my spiritual practice. I feel blessed to have shared this experience in an amazingly beautiful, natural setting with a group of wonderful people. Thank you to Bradley and Doug for facilitating a truly AWESOME course!"
"I came without expectations and left feeling extremely fulfilled. A beautiful place with wonderful food and heart centered people!"
"Absolutely amazing people, thank-you for your warm-hearted welcome!"
"I received so many blessings this weekend I am brimming with gratitude and joy! I am honored to have share in so many sacred teachings which were made accessible by the wisdom and openness of both Brad and Doug. I appreciate their confidence in each of us and our natural abilities, as well as the opportunity to provide more structure to my spiritual growth and practice through ceremony and ritual. Thank-you also to my fellow participants who were so open, trusting, and assisted to create a sacred place of Love!"
We are honored that Brad and Doug felt so at home in this beautiful setting, so at home that they've promised to come back!! We'll be picking dates, hopefully in the near future, for another Intro to Shamanism course as well as Intuition & Journeying.
The ELS Crew