Every purpose or new beginning starts with Spirit and Pre-birth with its Dreaming and then follows the wheel to the Innocent stage where the Imagination begins to vision in what is possible to create. From Innocent to Rebel, where we need to let go of old structures and immerse ourselves in the Untamed Forest to release ourselves and explore the true nature of who we are, leading us to become an Apprentice to our own work what ever that might be, wether it is a particular project, body of work, even relationship, being helped and guided by our own repetitive patterns, by spirit allies and guardians.
The wheel continues to be our guide, through Adulthood to the Thespian and Artisan, creating and acting from that place of creativity, Parenting those qualities into being. Knowing and Maturing our purpose, becoming the King or Queen, the Sovereign of our own Magestic Garden, stepping into the responsibility needed for the task set out to us and those we must serve, accepting the humor of our own Fool, that we might not take ourselves quite so seriously and we might relinquish our ego, trusting in the void aspiring to be the elder of our own making, finally standing, Staff in hand with our own Wise Elder. Surrendered to the acceptance of who we are, knowing ourselves, and honoring our ego as the hands of the soul. We step into each of these gateways, gather the tools, resourcing ourselves, accepting and surrendering to who we are and where our soul must dwell at this time.
Middle Earth Medicine takes us on nine stages of soul work, integrating soul through personal development, soul-retrieval, creativity and ecstatic dance. It is an intensive journey into the unknown territories of the Great Mystery. This is a workshop where participants explore the archetypes of Middle Earth and look at the development needed to establish what their soul purpose is and who they are within it.
This particular medicine wheel not only supports your personal growth, but offers deeply healing experiences and meditations through movement and dance to open the heart and re-member a broken innocence. We learn to use shamanic tools that can physically put you in touch with your purpose on this planet, guides that will support you on the journey and the very particular archetypal quality you will need to embrace. We journey with each of the archetypes and their dwelling places, time of life, tools and resources, to establish the current position of soul and purpose. They are particular steps that need to be taken to empower us and guide us.
Without careful observance and enquiry into knowing where we are in the cycle of our souls offering, it is almost impossible to know what stage we are at and what we need to embody before we can fully move on to the next stage. Often we can find ourselves trying to move on too quickly to the next stage before fully engaging with the last, thus meeting with the same challenges over and over again without fulfillment.
In this workshop our main exploration will be around the dreamer, the innocent and the rebel. Once we have gathered the relevant information we can move onto the Apprentice, the Thespian and the Artisan thus engaging with our Sovereign, knowing it is served and supported by our own archetypes.
This offering is available to you, to help you piece together from your own life, your history and your experiences (as well as the challenges) and ask life to show you what has been created in order for you to step fully into your purpose and be more whole within it.
During this workshop, Caroline will guide you through the beginnings of the wheel, using movement meditations, outdoor work, self reflection, sharing and creativity. She will share her own story of the Wheels discovery and the maps that have led to the Middle Earth Medicine path.
No matter what your experience, no matter what your age or position in life, this Medicine Wheel may be able to support you on a journey of discovery. And of course it is not for everyone and it is by no means the only way.
Caroline has been sharing her medicine for two decades and is delighted to have you join her along this shamanic path.
Please note food and accommodation if you wish to stay at the venue has a small fee. Details here. accomodation clophill