Exploring Non-Ordinary Realms
(this 2 hr course is a pre-req for participation in the Modern Day Mystics Circle)
Duluth Hub, 1001 East 9th Street
April 17th, 6-8 pm
May 8th, 6-8 pm
July 2nd, 6-8 pm
Oct 1st, 6-8 pm
Several years ago one of my teachers, Sandra Ingerman, shared a powerful story with our class. She and some of her colleagues attended a global gathering of Shamans. One colleague was quite moved by the presence of so many Elders from diverse corners of the world. He carried a perception that the Elders from more remote areas and smaller countries were poorer and less resourced. He really wanted to be in service. He approached the mic and said, "Elders, we have so much available to us in the U.S., what, if anything, can we share with you? How can we be in service?" One of the ancient ones raised his hand to have the mic brought to him. He held it and paused while looking down. After a few moments he lifted his gaze to the man and replied, "Change the Dream". Change the Dream friends. Many Spiritual traditions invite us to contemplate what we call "reality" as being illusion. This illusion or "Maya" is manifested into physicality by our thought forms. Others share that what we dream becomes our reality and that we have the potential to create, heal, vision and dream with the aid of helpers that are available to us in hidden realms, other worlds (Celtic) or non- ordinary realms. Australian Aboriginals call these realms the dreamtime. Sandra Ingerman calls them parallel universes. My experience has me curious. I am sensing that what we call non-ordinary realms, are really other worlds that co-exist with ours in parallel universes. So they are only non-ordinary to us that are living in the Maya or illusion. Perhaps we are visiting ordinary realms and our illusion is the non ordinary. We just call it that because we have forgotten who, what and why we are-our interconnectedness with all of creation.
If we want to change the dream it seems we need to wake up from what we are dreaming. Exploring these other worlds can help us do that. How do we do that? We begin by creating a safe container for doing so, setting our intention, shifting our consciousness (no psychedelics required;), coming into heart coherence, and travel with our Compassionate Helping Spirits and Guides. We will explore this practice together and bring to it appreciation, presence, deep listening, and connecting with our senses.
Modern Day Mystics Circle
(Exploring Non-Ordinary Realms is a pre-req for this Circle-see above)
Duluth Hub, 1001 East 9th Street
3rd Sundays of the month from 2-4 pm *please note April date change due to Easter.
3rd Wednesdays of the month June-September 6-8 pm
*4/28 (date change due to Easter), 5/19, 6/19, 7/17, 8/21, 9/18, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15
You may participate in all the Circles or in as many as you can. Pre-registration is requested- see info below.
What if we suspended what we think we know about something and explored the non-ordinary realms together with the intent to receive information, insights, and guidance on that topic. Open ourselves up to what might be beyond our beliefs, perspectives, and patterns. What might we discover? Are there solutions to global challenges waiting to be seen, different ways of being in relationship with one another and the natural world, new ways to connect and do things that support reciprocity and a thriving planet, insights to some of our most esoteric questions....? Aren't you curious?
The Modern Day Mystics Circle really is about exploring the "What if" dreams, inquiries and possibilities- experiencing a felt sense of our interconnectivity and infinite potential as human beings and visionaries. Circle participants will co-create sacred space, choose a topic or inquiry to explore with all of our senses, listen deeply, share our experience and vision for the future as if it is now from a place of appreciation, inspiration, wonder and celebration. This way of being, innovating, presencing and visioning contributes to changing the dream. It is time for new set designs, relationship roles and stories...let's look at what is working and beyond as we collectively launch something to move towards and plant seeds for new beginnings.
There is no tuition for this Circle. Donations will be accepted during each gathering.
Completion of Exploring Non-Ordinary Realms is a prerequisite for participating in this Circle. I know that some of you may already engage with those realms and feel you don't need this experience in order to participate. You most definitely have much to offer and share- it is an honor and delight to have you consider joining us! This is a humble invitation to step into the Modern Day Mystics Circle with shared understanding and common ground. That way there is no need to spend time in each circle explaining or repeating our process, basis of understanding etc. and we can dive in.
Please register in advance so the space is appropriately set for the amount of participants attending. You can register by sending me an email with your name and the date of the Circle you are planning on attending. Thank you!
Going Elemental! Nine months of Elemental Exploration
First Saturday of the month May 2019 and October 2019-May 2020.
First Wednesdays of the month June-July
No meeting in August and November of 2019
Elemental Explorations are $90 each
Participants need to pre-register so ample space and materials for ceremony are appropriately prepared. Thank you!
I can't wait for this series- It is going to be so much fun!!!!! We will be meeting at different locations in Duluth that will support our connecting with the Elemental focus of the month. Locations TBA mid March. There are 12 spaces per Circle. Registration is open now. Once you have registered, details will be emailed to you. Thank you!
May 4th: Water on the New Moon, 9-noon
June 5th: Fire, 6-9 pm
July 3rd: Wood, 6-9 pm
No meeting in August
September 23rd: Autumnal Equinox Ceremony, 6-8 pm (tuition exchange- your presence in a state of appreciation)
October 5th: Air, 9-noon
No meeting in November
December 7th: Ether, 9-noon
January 4th, 2020: Metal, 9-noon
February 1st, 2020: Sound, 9-noon
April 4th, 2020: Earth, 9-noon
May 2nd, 2020: Stars, TBA
Water Element on a New Moon: Water Elemental information will be shared. We will practice being present, in a state of appreciation, with this Element in our bodies. Grandmother Moon is often associated with the Element of Water. The New Moon is a potent time for planting the seeds of our dreams, visioning, tuning in..We will move in appreciation and receptivity with the water within, the beautiful water being that blesses us here, Lake Superior and Grandmother Moon. Space will be created for planting the seeds of our dreams. We will journey with our Compassionate Helping Spirits and Guides (you don't need to know who they are to intend that;)) to the Spirit of Lake Superior with the intent to share appreciation and receive guidance from her in how you can strengthen your relationship and connection with her. There will be quiet time for journaling and reflection.
Fire Element Exploration: Fire Elemental information will be shared. We will practice being present with, communicating and expressing appreciation with the Fire Element in our bodies. We will journey with our Compassionate Helping Spirits and Guides to the Elemental Deva of Fire with the intent to share appreciation and receive guidance on how we can deepen our relationship and connection with this being. There will be quiet time for journaling and reflection. Our evening will conclude with a Fire appreciation ceremony outside.
Wood Element Exploration: Wood Elemental information will be shared. We will practice being present with, communicating and expressing appreciation with the Wood Element in our bodies. We will journey to meet a Tree Being that has a message for you, wisdom or healing energy to share. We will ask for guidance in how you can be in relationship with this Tree Being. There will be quiet time for journaling and reflection. Space will be created for gifting and communicating with the Trees outside.
Exploring Self and Interconnectivity
September 27th-29th, 2019, $220
Camp Amnicon, WI
online registration opens in March
Do you desire to build community with like hearted people in a beautiful natural setting? Are you interested in exploring the vast landscape within? Perhaps you are ready to let go of old patterns and call in the new. If these inquiries speak to you, please join us for an incredible weekend immersion as we explore our inner radiance, whole selves and interconnectivity through play, relaxation, restoration, being in ceremony, and in deepening relationship with Self, Community, Earth and Spirit. We will connect with Grandmother Moon on this New Moon weekend, enjoy delicious meals, fireside conversation, sauna, and a lovely visit with Lake Superior.
Please contact Erin DeWitt 218-341-3411 with any questions
Approaching Self-Care as a Form of Radical Activism
Duluth Hub, November 13th, 6-9 pm, $60
online registration opens September 1st and closes November 1st
How do we continue to show up and give voice to the things that are important to us if we are depleted? What can we do in the face of hopelessness and exhaustion? Where are we on the list of things that are important to us? How can taking care of Self be a form of Radical Activism?
Join us as we explore these inquiries from an energetic perspective. We will take a look at the body electric, learn about the science of the heart and the power of thought, experience heart coherence and practice some energy exercises to support us in healthfully releasing anger and fear, feeling grounded, balanced, energized and centered.