“Everything begins with the breath, women’s wisdom is in all of us, but each woman embodies wisdom in her own beautiful way.”
Grandmother Julieta Casimiro
Great magic can happen when women spend time together, as women have done in all cultures, since time began.
Placing flowers and tears at the seat of the ‘divine feminine’, we celebrate our love for life, for men, children, the natural world and the universe at large, for this feeds something that is unseen, mysterious, vast and beyond the world of the mundane.
Since time began, women have gathered together, to work, to make, to rear children, to sing, to dance and to pray as they went.
Welcome to This Earth Gathering – a festival where the soul can come alive with colour and laughter, where bodies can dance to the sounds of ancient rhythms, where our voices can shout out and praise the morning sky, where we can join in ceremony to remember those things that make us glad to be alive on this earth today
Return me, oh sun,
Rain of the ancient wood,
the damp river margins,
the smell of the larch tree
the wind alive like a heart
I want to learn to go back ...
All women who have a dream waiting to take shape, no matter how big or small, are welcome at our Gathering.
All those, young and old, who have a story to tell, a song to sing, or a dance waiting to be danced are welcome at our Gathering.
Those too with a longing that is waiting to find open ears and gentle hearts; you too have a place waiting in our circle.
So too, grandmothers of the world, you who have lived and loved, may you come and sit with us and share some the petals of wisdom you have gleaned from your years, so we may pass on something precious to our children, may you find a warm seat at our Gathering!
“Women united in close circles can awaken the wisdom in each other’s hearts.”
Grandmother Alice Walker
Our hope is that some small seeds of possibility may be sown, seeds that may be watered throughout the year, at this and other meetings.
Our hope is that friendships take root and grow, so a community that honours creativity, uniqueness and mutual respect, and our inherent connection with something greater than ourselves, beyond the arid vision of isolation sold by the material world.
“Only love, only goodwill, only mercy can bring order and peace, ultimately and therefore now.”
We are creating a community of people who want to explore their unique contribution to life. This community is also about creating ways of mutual support and empowerment through the inspiration from women of vision, including indigenous women from around the world.
This Earth Gathering is for women who: Want to deepen their connection to this earth and the natural world. Have a contribution to make to communities on this earth.
Have an interest in, curiosity or passion for this earth.
Wish to wake up and embrace this moment, the moment that billions of years of evolution have brought us to, with all its fantastic possibilities…