If you want to manifest a desire, the best approach is to act with the certainty that the wheels of the universe are working toward this fulfillment.
This could be said for rain too. To bring rain, one does not beg and plead. There is no rain begging dance. Such a dance would be coming from a place of “lack”.
Recently, the Institute of Shamanic Arts embodied conscious creation with two rain/water events. We sent out the message to the universe that we were grateful, proud, happy, emotion filled, loving, playful, energetic, strong, sharing, and caring human beings.
The first event was called Be Come Rain-Sound and Movement Ceremony. During this event we were surrounded by the beautiful sounds of rain, while listening to sound recordings that Quynn ( https://shamanacircle.wordpress.com/practitioners/quynn/) had collected from her past nature wanderings. We were also treated to fantastic visual media that melded with the sounds to create the illusion of being in nature. This aspect of the ceremony really heightened the experience and enabled us to viscerally enter a prayerful dance state of actually being rain drops.
Another aspect that contributed to our passionate expression was using masks. Jacob Gardener (https://shamanacircle.wordpress.com/practitioners/jacob-gardener/ ) created light weight masks that we could easily breath and move in. Participants commented on how the masks enabled them to go deeper into the experience and fully allow themselves to let go.
At the end of our dance, we sent out our energetic vibrations to the universe, those we love, and the planet. We toned, chanted, and sang to share our messages of joyful celebration.
When we opened the doors to step out into the night we were greeted with the blessing of sweet rain fall! Thank you!
On Sunday, July 24th women attended I.S.A.’s Red Tent Temple hosted by Elisabeth Black (https://shamanacircle.wordpress.com/practitioners/elisabeth-black/ ).
Here we had the opportunity to infuse water with our powerful heart-opening vibrations. Recognizing that water is is a conduit for change and that Dr. Masaru Emoto has shown that our thoughts and words can be connected to water, we worked together to send heart-felt love out into the world through water libation. (Libation is the ritual of pouring water.)
Women had the opportunity to share stories of success. We also listened to heart-centered stories and poems. It was a deeply moving experience to hold space and honor ourselves.
While we all worked together to clean up and check in with each other on how we are doing in our lives, it began to rain outside!
It was as if our time of honoring, sharing, laughing, and giving of our hearts was richly rewarded and validated from the heavens above with more rain!
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Here you will find the latest information on what events are taking place. We are definitely planning more events that include sound/image interplay and Red Tent Temple events! We look forward to seeing you and meeting you!