So many of us forget or never really trusted that we have a subterranean treasure chest of gold inside. As we grow older our yearning to dive deep to retrieve and use the wisdom can falter in the wake of a culture who has not fully valued women nor elders. Inside our hearts, our psyches, our bodies, is a reservoir of riches that needs to be remembered and used. This is not a time of falling asleep, but of awakening to give ourselves to a world that desperately needs women to rise.
Join us for ….
Ripening into Grace
Conversations with Death
~for women age 45 and older
November 7-11, 2018 at Juniper Well Ranch in Skull Valley, Arizona
How surely gravity’s law,
strong as an ocean current,
takes hold of even the strongest thing
and pulls it toward the heart of the world.
each stone, blossom, child –
is held in place.
Only we, in our arrogance,
push out beyond what we belong to
for some empty freedom.
If we surrendered
to earth’s intelligence
we could rise up rooted, like trees.
Instead we entangle ourselves
in knots of our own making
and struggle, lonely and confused.
So, like children, we begin again
to learn from the things,
because they are in God’s heart;
they have never left her.
This is what the things teach us:
patiently trusting our heaviness.
Even a bird has to do that
before she can fly.
~Ranier Maria Rilke
Through time of quiet reflection, communing with Nature, movement and listening, we will remember our very particular and essential place in this time. As 'elders becoming' we will reflect on the cycles of life and lean into cherishing the ways they serve our lives...how the dying of old ways of being opens space for the birthing of new ways. Together we will bring our honest hearts to considering what it is to be midwives to death on the inner and outer plains.
Jade and Delisa will guide and facilitate poignant experiences of movement, body-centered awareness, nature communion, mutual mirroring, council, ceremony, dreams, and supported space for dialogues and inquiry to send us forward!
GUIDES: Jade Sherer and Delisa Myles
DATES: Begin at 3pm on Wed. November 7 and complete by 1pm on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018.
Please arrange your travel so that you will be there before start time and can stay until we are complete!
COST: $695 Guide Fee PLUS:
$350 - $950 for wondrous meals and your choice of accommodations or camping
$200 non-refundable deposit will hold your place! Please know that these retreats have been filling fast!
REGISTRATION: Please email Jade to find out more about the registration process.
"Dying / Is an art, like everything else."
—Sylvia Plath, "Lady Lazarus"
One participant in a past program had this to say about to us; "You two are incredible collaborators...Nature Moving Women one of the most profoundly nourishing events of my life. I only hope you will do it again!" ~Anita Smith