U.S. Spring Ceremony of Renewal:
The Power and Possibility of Agreements
Creating The Life That We Want
May 3rd – 6th, 2018

Early Registration by March 15th, 2018

Spring always carries with it the possibility of a new beginning, a new start, of life renewing itself.  That new start, that new beginning is obvious to us in the plant world as trees grow new tender leaves and flowers which have lain dormant in the winter, send up new blossoms and new growth.

For us humans, it is often more difficult to see Springtime as carrying the possibility of a new beginning for our lives, to see Springtime as the perfect time to look with fresh eyes and choose anew what truly matters to us and how we wish to live.

The Spring Ceremony always invites us to choose a specific “seed” that we wish to plant and nourish in the garden of our life.  A seed that is in keeping with what we want for ourselves and those and that which we love and care for.

As we prepare the soil for our garden each spring, there is always the decision of what to plant this year and what not to plant.  What part of the garden needs clearing for the new seed.  It is the same with our own life. We need to choose anew what to plant in our garden and what it is time to let go of that no longer embodies what we want for ourselves and the larger world.

One of the most powerful ways to look at what to plant and what not to plant is through the lens of “agreement”.  It has been said that all relationship is founded upon agreement. The only question is which agreements in my life have I consciously chosen and which ones haven’t I consciously chosen?

In this Spring Ceremony, we will explore the area of Agreements, those we have first with our self, as well as those we have with our beloveds (or would like to have) and those we have others – be it in our family, our work, our community or the larger culture.

The following four videos tell this year’s Spring Ceremony of Renewal story.
Each short video features Pele Rouge speaking about one of the aspects of this ceremony.

Video #1: Springtime and Possibilities

 

Video #2: Looking at Ourselves Anew

 

Video #3: The Territory of Agreements

 

Video #4: What We Care About

 

One way to see if this ceremony is right for you is to hear stories from previous participants.
The following four videos offer diverse perspectives about the nature and power of the Spring Ceremony.

Patricia Neal's Reflections

 

Jenn Bierma's Reflections

 

Matthew Baxley's Reflections

 

Jen Bro's Reflections

 

What is expected of each of us as participants?*

To show up and be present…
To show up and be present – being who we are is our gift to the circle and to life.
To speak our truth…
To speak our truth from the heart (as well as the mind) without blame or judgment – our perspective is unique and valuable, just as is that of everyone else. Differences are a gift.
To pay attention…
To pay attention to what has heart and meaning for each of us – it will help guide us to the next step upon our life’s path.
To be open to outcome…
To be open to outcome, without being attached – come with a clear intention and be open to the outcome being different than was expected.
To keep confidential…
To keep confidential that which is shared by others, while being free to share my own experience.
To be aware of and care for…
To be aware of and care for our own needs as well as those of the community and to find a place of dynamic balance between the two.

*Thank you to Angeles Arrien from whom the first four “expectations” were first expressed.

What outcomes might I expect for myself?

Greater clarity…
Greater clarity about how to thrive in challenging times.
An opportunity to slow down…
An opportunity to slow down and reflect upon my life in a spacious way.
An experience of being…
An experience of being connected to the larger rhythms of nature.
An experience of belonging…
An experience of belonging in a community while being free to be who I truly am.
Greater awareness…
Greater awareness of my unique gifts and the opportunity to share them and be seen.
Hearing my own voice…
Hearing my own voice and the voices of others deeply expressed and knowing that we all matter.
A beginning understanding…
A beginning understanding of Earth Wisdom in the context of my own life.

When:
Thursday May 3rd, 2018 – 4:00pm until
Sunday May 6th, 2018 – 2:00pm

Where:
Dunrovin Retreat Center,
Marine St. Croix, MN.

Early Registration by March 15th – $675
After March 15th – $775
Age 35 and under early registration – $425
After March 15th – $495

A limited number of  partial scholarships are available
for those age 35 and under.
Please contact us for an application.

Cancellation policy:
Full refund by March 15th, minus $75.00 handling fee.
After March 15th, 50% refund.
After April 15th, no refunds.