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weaver's e-News, February 2016
• Time of Abrupt Shifting and Transformation + the Fire Drummers Drummed for Us!...
• Full Moon of the Magical Crow Shamanic Journeying, Monday, Feb 22nd...
• 'Explore the Spirit of the Sacred, Healing Drum'... Come spend the day with me to deepen the relationship with your dear sacred drum, Sun, Feb 22nd...
• 4th Annual Spring Equinox 'Let's Drum Up the Sun' Ceremony + Gathering at Trout Lake, March 20th...
• My 2016 Calendar of Shamanic Healing Events + Training for Vancouver + Kamloops + beyond...
• Video: 'Open My Heart' - beautiful, sacred music from Ruth Cunningham + Ana Hernandez, New York...

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our gift of gratitude of love + light...

Time of Abrupt Shifting and Transformation + the Fire Drummers Drummed for Us!...

Holy wow... you never know when life will throw a curve ball at you...

At the beginning of January, my partner and i received notice to move from the lovely home we've called home over the last few years.

This notice came out of nowhere and we certainly weren't expecting it. The owners informed us that their lives had shifted and they needed to move back in the space we've been renting.

Whoa! Now?

Of course when something like this happens, it's never good timing... We were shocked... and i know i went through the many phases of that shock... not knowing where we'll be next is a big part of that...

And so, we are now in the throes of packing up our home and squeezing it all into cardboard boxes... searching for a new place to live while at the same time keeping the balance of work and daily life...

Not long after hearing, we chose to offer a despacho ceremony... to offer our gratitude for the time we have had here in this beautiful space and community... and to offer our intentions of what and where we wish to land in our new home - wherever that will be...

There are many types of despachos offered in the Andean cosmology and daily life...

The 'despacho gift' we chose to create in ceremony was an ayni/gratitude gift for our blessed earth mother, Pachamama.... (see our photo above).

Flowers, leaves and combustible ingredients like grains, aromatic dried plants and sweets are added in layers on top of a piece of wrapping paper.

Every item is 'prayed through' and holds meaning as it is placed mindfully in mandala form.

When the despacho is complete, it is wrapped up, just like a gift, tied with a ribbon and then offered to a sacred fire for transformation to the light - to be freely given away to the helping spirits and mother earth - to give thanks in right relationship (ayni)...

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we couldn't believe our ears what we were hearing...

We lovingly created our despacho and placed it in our sacred fire to burn.

We turned our backs in respect to allow the spirits to 'consume' our prayer-gift.... as our gift burned, i offered some soft drumming to hold space... to honour our sweet spirit-helpers doing this work on our behalf...

When we knew it had been fully burnt, we turned to sit on the couch together to watch the fire continue to burn...

A few minutes later, we both realized that we were hearing soft drums drumming from what seemed a distance away...

At first, we thought perhaps the drummers were outside somewhere...

Though we soon realized that the drums drumming were actually coming right from the fire! ...The flames were actually dancing to the rhythm of the spirit drums drumming...

We sat in complete awe for quite some time listening to the 'fire drummers' drumming for us - knowing on a deep level that our heart-gift had been accepted and acknowledged in such a beautiful way... that, we were receiving such a blessed gift from our helpers who were supporting us...

Our hearts were opened and we felt so blessed in much joy!!!... a moment we shall never forget and hold so dear in our hearts confirming that we are never alone...

We thank you fire drummers for your wonderful support and for the gift of 'hearing' your sacred healing rhythms of love and light... wow!

We still don't know where we're going to land as of yet - though we trust that the best new home is awaiting for us as we prepare to move for April 1st...

With much love + light... in ayni and deep munay...
weaver x Joanie x (((o)))

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Come Join Us for the Full Moon of Magical Crow - a Shamanic Journeying Evening...

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come join us as we journey together with the magical crow...

Full Moon...
Monday evening,
February 22, 2016
- 7pm

"...Crow calls to awaken you
to your true soul purpose...
to remind you to follow your heart... "

Wherever crows are, there is magic... crows are symbols of creation and spiritual strength... they remind us to look for opportunities to create and manifest the magic of life. Crows are messengers calling to us about the creation and magic that is alive within our world everyday and available to us...

Crow teaches us about change... crow lives in the void and has no sense of time and space... crows connect at the same time with the past, present and future... crow merges light and darkness - seeing both inner and outer reality.

Crows are also very resourceful, industrious and incredibly smart...

This night of the full moon, we will journey with help of the magical crow to pause and reflect on how we see the 'laws' of Great Spirit in relation to the laws of humanity. The teachings of crow help us speak or 'caw' right out loud with a strong powerful voice when addressing issues that seem out of harmony, out of balance, out of whack or unjust.

When we allow our personal integrity to be our own guide, our sense of feeling alone will vanish... our personal heart-will can then emerge so that we can stand in our truth of who we truly are. Crow teaches us to be mindful of our opinions and actions... to be willing to walk our talk and speak our truth... to also know our life's mission by balancing our past, present and future self.

We can choose to 'shape-shift' our old realities, let go of the old stories that no longer serve us or our outer worlds... we can choose to hop into and create our future self from this present moment of alignment. Crow is here to help guide us to bend the physical laws so we can dream the world we choose into being - to a shape-shifted world of peace.

Come join us to journey within safe, sacred space together... Please register early as space is limited to only 10 and we tend to fill up, thank you!

We will gather at a private residence in Burnaby - address will be forwarded upon registration... by suggested reciprocal donation of $18 (paypal) or $20 at the door...

More info + registration here >>

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Come 'Explore the Spirit of the Healing, Sacred Drum' - Come spend the day with me...

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More info + how to register, click here...

I have been offering sacred drum circles and sacred drum birthing workshops for many years...

...and sometimes i hear folk say, that now they hold and carry a sacred drum, they really don't know what to do with it. They mention that their sweet drum sits in a corner untouched or un-played...

Having been called to carry a sacred healing drum is a powerful call - and, i honour you... that you responded to that call deep from your soul's heart and yearning.

This call is also a reverent cry from our blessed earth mother's pulse-voice... she patiently awaits our return... to humbly align with her heart-to-heart... to connect with her and to heal with her... an opportunity to return to the divine feminine once again. Carrying a sacred drum offers you her beautiful gift, a life-path of honouring all hearts as one.

If you feel you would like to know more about how to deepen your spiritual relationship with your own sacred drum - i invite you come and spend the day with me to explore the many aspects of what is possible to build upon the partnership of your dear drum...

Sunday, February 28, 2016
- 10 am - 4 pm

@ Paloma Housing Co-op Common Room
​1580 East 3rd Avenue, Vancouver, BC
(1 blk off Commercial Drive)
- $200 per person
- $175 early-bird, register before Sun, February 21, 2016
(payment plan available if funds are tight for you - contact me to discuss)...

For more information, what we will cover this full day together + how to register, please click here >>

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4th Annual Spring Equinox 'Let's Drum Up the Sun' Ceremony + Gathering at Trout Lake...

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Come join us to welcome the Spring Equinox + offer healing to the sacred waters...

Again, we are gathering to 'drum up the sun' together as community for a morning water ceremony... please join us!...

Just before sunrise on Spring Equinox we will gather to welcome a brand new day, and to welcome + honour the Spring Equinox + offer our prayers for the healing of the sacred waters all over our sweet mother earth - for, without water, we wouldn't be here...

Sunday morning, March 20, 2016 - gather @ 6:50 am...
...yup, you read that right - we're gathering at 6:50 am in the morning as Father Sun will rise at officially at 7:13 am this year...
@ Trout Lake, Vancouver, BC - by reciprocal donation...

Click here for more information, how to find us at Trout Lake + what to bring to co-create intentional ceremony together >>

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My 2016 Calendar of Shamanic Healing Events + Training for Vancouver, Kamloops + beyond...

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Do you wish or yearn to deepen your shamanic healing path - to step into your own becoming of who you truly are?... If so, we welcome you to say 'yes' and join us as we heal together!

Click here to see my Calendar of 2016 shamanic healing events for Vancouver + beyond >>

Click here to see Katina's Calendar of shamanic healing events for Kamloops + beyond >>

Coming Soon! - Please register in time for me to gather + prep supplies... Sacred Shamanic Drum Birthing Workshop with weaver...
March 5 + 6, 2016, Vancouver, BC.
more info + registration here >>

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VIDEO: 'Open My Heart' - the beautiful sacred music of Ruth Cunningham + Ana Hernandez...

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Click here to watch video...

This song, 'Open My Heart' is part of the beautiful album called 'Harc - Inside Chants' and can be purchased at CDBaby.com - Thank you sister Valorie Lordi for sharing this sacred music with me... x (((o)))

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"One either chooses to walk their path
or chooses not to..."

- weaver x (((o)))

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i look forward to being in sacred circle
with you soon!

(((o)))

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