Two weeks in to my Four Season Journey (4SJ) and I’m starting to get into the swing of things. I’ve been regularly writing in my Thirteen Moons Journal and recording any dreams that I have as soon as I wake up.
As part of the Course Work for the Opening Gathering (OG) I’ve got to come up with some intentions and goals to use in ceremony so I thought I’d do a bit of brainstorming here.
To learn about myself by connecting with the ancestral knowledge that I can feel lurking just beyond my reach in my subconscious.
To help other people access this same knowledge. I want to change the way people perceive the Feminine and through that, change the way they treat it/her.
To learn to use my intuition properly and to develop my divination skills.
To approach my life and my studies with curiosity, respect and acceptance.
Make friends with like-minded people.
Get involved in discussions (and expressing my opinions regardless of what I think other people will think of me).
To feel more confident and well-spoken on the topic.
Allow my creativity to lead the way.
Make a drum, a medicine bag and a mask.
Make myself available to my community (and feel confident and proud at what I’m doing).
During my 4SJ I will learn about the cycles of moon, earth, life and death and the menstruation cycles. I will learn heightened self awareness which will allow me to heal myself and in turn heal other people. I will learn about MoonTime and practice MoonLodge, I will get to practice shamanic journey work and make a drum and medicine bag.
What’s the Importance?
I’ve talked previously about the wounded feminine in my “D is for Doula” and “The F Word” posts and I still truly believe that a lot of the world’s problems could be eventually resolved if we stopped demonizing feminine attributes (such as creativity, intuition and empathy). On a more personal level, I would like to get more in touch with my own innate feminine nature.
As part of this journey I will also learn how to facilitate women’s and maidens circles which is one of the main reasons I’m doing this course. I would really love to hold space for young girls who have just gone through or are approaching menarche as part of a sexual education course through primary schools (obviously still a dream but a reasonably realistic goal none-the-less!).