JOURNEY ROUND THE WHEEL OF YOUR LIFE. March to September 2019
First year of a two year course. With Leo Rutherford
Four extended weekend meetings:– Prospective dates next year — MARCH / MAY / JULY / SEPT
Saturday & Sunday 10am – 6pm (approx) & Monday 10am – 5pm.
One of the experiences that set me on the shamans’ path is a trip in Peru back in 1986 with Alberto Villoldo and Inca/Moche shaman don Eduardo Calderon. This was framed as a journey to the Four Directions and it changed me. Ever since I have seen /sensed/ felt/ lived life from the perspective of and guided by the Medicine Wheel and the teachings of the ancients.
The Medicine Wheel is a circle of power and knowledge, a way of understanding life framed in a circle. It teaches of our connection to all things, it shows us our way back to centre, our way home. The medicine Wheel is not a belief system but a way to see life clearly, a series of diagrams to help understand the structure of life and see how one action causes another. It reaches how to steer a good heart-full road through life’s many challenges.
This course will take the form of a journey, first on the Red Road – to the South, (the past, the inner child, the emotional body, water, and the qualities of trust and innocence), and the North (the future, the adult, the mental body, air, and the qualities of knowledge and wisdom,) and second on the Blue Road – to the West (present moment, the inner spirit adult, the physical body, the earth and the qualities of self-knowledge) and the East (timeless, the magical child, the spirit, fire and the quality of personal power).
The journey starts where we are and leads to much greater self knowledge, sense of empowerment, ability to manifest the life we really want to live, and feelings of satisfaction and joy in being the Self that we are.
1: The Red Road – starting the journey: The Medicine Wheel beginning with the Four Directions, the Seven of Creation, the Eight of pattern, the Nine of design and choice, next the Twenty Count and the Star Maiden’s Circle; and finally a Ceremony of Commitment to our-self, the journey and to each other.
2: Looking into your life story as if it were a movie- and what has brought you to the present moment and what will help you shift your life onward. Sweatlodge ceremony, your life story to date. The Star Maiden’s Circle – exploring how to gain freedom from those old false messages, to unstick your life. Trance dance and journeying to unravel knots.
3: The Blue Road. Trust exercises and other challenges to shift your energy matrix. Dance, play and the Magical Child. Psychic development exercises, exploring energy. Shamanic Journeying and Soul Retrieval, Trance dance (Spirit Movement), Extraction medicine.
4: A look at death both as the final act of life and the challenge of aliveness versus deadness while alive. Ceremonies of Re-Parenting, Integration, Rounding the Circle, Completions, grounding, looking to the future. The Real Laws of Attraction and how to Really manifest more of the future you Really wish to experience!
The course is designed to help you navigate whatever life throws at you. To take you to a place where you have much more power and potency to deal with life and its challenges. As the group bonds and trust develops, so we get to go deeper. There will be in-between assignments and we will set up email/ skype sharing so everyone can help each other and continue the group process while we are apart.
For those who wish to continue, the second year will include practitioner training.
“Experiencing the first year of Leo’s Journey round the Wheel of you Life course was one of the best decisions/choices I have made in recent years. If I said it has contributed to a great change in my life it would be close, but far more accurate is that it created a great change in me. Leo holds space as only an experienced and wise Elder can. He is willing to learn as we learn, he is expert in offering many layered ways to bring our lessons forth. The group became a family, the lessons of one was a teaching for us all! “
Venue: Clophill Centre, Shefford Road, Clophill, Bedfordshire, MK45 4BT. £845 by instalments. Booking deposit £200 Some work exchange / concessions can be arranged.
Booking: Richard Diss1950@tiscali.co.uk / 01525-861456/ 862278. Simple yurt accommodation at Clophill or local B&B’s.
Further info: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.eagleswing.co.uk