The Sacred Spark
WEAVING THE OLD & THE NEW
This month I have been working on the design of a new full day workshop called The Sacred Spark. In May I will be facilitating a group of women from Chicago in the Land of Enchantment: Santa Fe, New Mexico. Its been exciting to weave together the threads of the old and the new. The new threads are the latest findings of neuroscience, taken from a body of work called C-IQ, or Conversational Intelligence (a coaches training I am currently enrolled in lead by Judith E. Glaser) and the old is the ancient wisdom of my 30 years of shamanic training and most currently my apprenticeship last year in divining and creating sacred symbols or objects.
I am learning what patterns drive connectivity and trust vs. fear and distrust, enabling us to connect and engage through conversations in healthier ways. Practicing C-IQ elevates oxytocin and lowers cortisol allowing for deeper and more creative communications with others. It is a process of re-wiring our brains in a practice of positive conversational rituals that reveal wonder-filled worlds that emerge through the words that we share…for as Judith loves to say: “Words Create Worlds!”
I recently listened to a week long live series sponsored by SoundsTrue in Boulder, CO, called the Neuroscience Summit. It consisted of two interviews per day with top leaders from a broad spectrum of professions, sharing their findings in the arena of consciousness and the brain. Scientists, doctors and therapists shared stories and experiences of what has been evolving in the realm of our brain functions and how we can use our awareness to alter its chemistry to create a more fulfilled and joyous life.
SCIENCE & ART MERGING
I not only find this fascinating but also reflective of much of what I have experienced in my own explorations in the worlds of yoga, meditation, nutrition and shamanism over the course of my life. Science and Art seem to be coming together in this arena at last! Science with its latest technological devices can now measure aspects of energy and frequency, giving us data with which we can measure and identify multiple processes that are activated and interact constantly through the neuron network in our brains. This is allowing us to better understand how to up-regulate and down-regulate our brain chemistry which in turn helps us experience higher states of co-creation and connection.
In the workshop I will be weaving the creative process of making and using sacred tools (the Sacred Bundle, Talking Stick & Amulet), journeying (Drum & Rattle), along with ritual and ceremony into practices I have learned through C-IQ to support us in deepening inner and outer trust, evolving as a group, strengthening our intuition and initiating the sacred spark of the Divine Feminine. It promises to be challenging, exiting and filled with opportunity to be creative, empowered and playful.
CO-CREATE A WORKSHOP!
Interested in knowing more about my work or sponsoring a workshop? Call 312-437-4325 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. I would be honored to co-create with you to weave the worlds together! Have drum will travel! Blessings! Aho!