Sun, Jan 29|
Common Ground Ecovillage
Forest Temple: Imbolc Celebration
Imbolc is the doorway to Spring, but for many this time of year often feels like Mid-Winter. It is the season where opposites meet, where fire and ice co-mingle, and it is here where we welcome the growth of the returning light and witness life's insatiable appetite for rebirth.
Time & Location
Jan 29, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Common Ground Ecovillage, 1021 N Frazier Rd, Mebane, NC 27302, USA
About the Program
Seasonal Celebrations are a co-created gatherings that bring our local community together to honor the seasonal turning of our bioregional landscape. Together we explore the way nature and our more-than-human relatives speak to and through us by weaving together nature-connection practices; reflection, contemplation, prayer; folk craft-making; music, song, movement and so much more!
As an invocation of emergence, our seasonal celebrations honor spontaneity and so we surrender our seriousness to the art of play as prayer! We practice listening and paying attention to the way earth and the spirit of place speaks, sings, and whispers through us.
You are invited to join us in this co-creation by becoming a contributing participant, space holder and/or offering any creative skill or expressive gift as you feel inspired to. We welcome the gifts and contributions of all to help shape the culture of this space. This is not about performance nor will it ever be a striving for perfection. This is quite simply playful co-creation. If you'd like to help co-create our next seasonal ceremony, please let us know here!
Together we will move at natures pace and engage in meaningful practices, storytelling (non/verbal), and rituals that orient us relationally in space/time, ground us in somatic presence, and explore the gifts, intelligence, and healing benefits of our journey through the Wheel of the Year.
A NOTE ON WEATHER & WHAT TO BRING
Bring your songs and your voice, your percussion instruments and sound-makers! We ask that you dress for the weather, bring your own blanket or folding chair, walking stick and water.
A NOTE ON COVID-19
Out of respect for one another, we ask that all attendees come prepared to honor social distancing guidelines with masks as optional.
All are welcome and respected at Forest Temple gatherings. We strive to be diverse, intergenerational and accessible people of all walks of life. Please contact us when you'll be attending with children or when accessibility is a concern so that we can be as accommodating as possible.