Medicine Wheel ProgrammeA transformational, experiential, modern shamanic practice to help build awareness, a connection to the universe and a sense of wellbeing in every day life.
“In structuring and running the Medicine Wheel sessions together, Ali and Marc achieve something extraordinary. They bring to the work a composed and assured authenticity, and a non-judgemental open-heartedness, that gently creates a space that is safe, yet filled with infinite potential. It’s a space that almost imperceptibly invites and entices everyone who joins the circle to embrace the Mythic, and to thereby experience the power of deep transformation which is available to us all, but with which we are normally so rarely able to engage”.A. Coupland
THE MEDICINE WHEEL PROGRAMME with Ali Rabjohns and Marc Wood.
The next taster days is 16th September 2017, please look on the calendar for more details.
‘ When you are compassionate with yourself, you trust in your soul, which you let guide your life. Your soul knows the geography of your life better than you do’ John ‘O’ Donaghue.
Held over four separate weekends over one year, the Medicine Wheel Programme is an initiation process handed down from the High Andes and the Q’ero nation that helps us to honour ourselves, as well as our friends, our families and our communities with all the light available to us. It is a beautiful and powerful journey around the four cardinal directions with the archetypes.
The Medicine Wheel Programme honours our right as human beings to speak, write, hear and know the truth of our becoming. It will help us to see that death (or a transition) is an opportunity to grow on every level. This organising principle helps us to see clearly through the darkness to find our way step by step as we listen to ourselves and to our unseen guides. We will help you to set your intention to clear all limiting behaviours and self-beliefs that hold you back from walking with beauty.
You will create a medicine bundle or Mesa of stones that you will be able to use on your journey to discover your hidden treasure, your true self. Details about each weekend in the Medicine Wheel Programme will be sent out nearer the time to those interested but the core tools we will be working with around the wheel will be: working as a circle, hucha (heaviness) release and calling in sami (light) to replace this, sand paintings, fire ceremony, shamanic journeying, experiential and creative exercises, dreaming our world into being, energetic tracking skills, a deep connection to Nature, Munay Ki rites, mini death rites. Here is a general picture of what to expect in each direction:
Lucid Healing Medicine Wheel Programme – SOUTH DIRECTION: The Way of the Serpent: Truth and Beauty In this workshop we learn about our connection to our true self, to Mother Earth and about walking softly on Planet Earth. We learn how to make deep, intuitive and energetic connections with Nature and begin to understand what it means to be part of the Living Cosmos. We will work with whatever is holding us back from recognizing our own divine truth and beauty about ourselves. The way of the South is the first workshop in a series of four, where you will start building our Mesa’s or medicine bundles. These workshops are intended to inspire you to weave a shamanic way of being into your daily life. You will learn different ceremonies that you can go on to practice at home or with others and you will be given tools that can help you to shift any blockage in your path.
Lucid Healing Medicine Wheel Programme – West: The Way of the Jaguar: Walking with impeccability and fearlessness. In this workshop we learn how to track to the root of our deepest fears and to treat ourselves compassionately in the process. In these dark and fearful places lie our greatest treasures, the core part of ourselves that are the seeds of our authentic power. We will be asking ourselves the question ‘What are we truly made of?’ We will be doing shadow work and learning tracking skills. This is a good direction to release any emotional blocks, to do with creativity, relationship or family patterns. We will learn practical ways of mulching any heaviness into the earth.
Lucid Healing Medicine Wheel Programme – North: The Way of the Hummingbird: Timelessness, honouring our ancestors and joy. In this workshop we will be asking ourselves the question ‘What is our soul’s essence?’. Hummingbird gives us the impetus to follow our dreams, propelling us into action. It gives us the force of action combined with creative thinking we need to begin this epic journey, eventually bringing us back to our source, where our spirit was created. Hummingbird helps us to drink deeply from the nectar of our lives through honouring our ancestors and continuing to clean up our river. How do we share our souls calling with the world and re-create our mythic map to reflect our highest destiny or potential? We learn how to release old structures and roles that we may play out in our life through our male or female sides. These roles may have been passed down to us through our ancestors. When we create ceremony to help these patterns of behavior release through us, then we create a space for magic to occur.
Lucid Healing Medicine Wheel Programme – East: The Way of The Eagle: Flying home, dreaming our world into being with vision and trust. This Workshop will be about gaining a greater perspective about our vision and trusting that we have everything we need to make that vision happen step by step. This direction is about moving gracefully through a series of mini deaths in our life, as well as opening our hearts to connect with others. Eagle also helps us move beyond ourselves and invites us to envision grandness. We often limit ourselves to making do and getting by, rather than daring to dream what might seem the impossible dream. Eagle helps us particularly to identify and establish a pathway to our highest potential in this life and beyond. All workshops are experiential and contain a mixture of energetic practices taught by Ali and Marc, shamanic journeying, ceremonies and experiential exercises. Be prepared for a deep, magical adventure that is held in a safe container of loving support, allowing you to trust the mystery and beauty of this powerful work and open up to a new paradigm.
This Medicine Wheel Programme offers plenty of shamanic tools and energetic techniques that you can take away with you to practice with your nearest and dearest in order to ‘clear up your river’ and bring your life into balance.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference. (Unknown)
For all our relations. We look forward to meeting you, may you walk in beauty.
I have attended many wonderful, experiential workshops in the last thirty years but this was something different and of a high nature. Although it is called a workshop I would describe it more in terms of a deep communion with something that resides within me, awaiting my call. This communion with my inner Serpent energy led me to perceive what I needed to ‘let go’ and what I needed to ’embrace’ if I wished to become more of my inner Truth and Beauty.
The most powerful for me was in creating my own sand painting, which changed and evolved with me over the weekend. We each made a Mesa, a medicine bundle filled with our khuyas, which are continuing to be imbued with love and healing. By the end of the weekend I received many insights and I knew what was holding me back. I gratefully let go because I was ready. It is almost a month since the course and I have received so many gifts in many forms, in shadow and light, from Sachamamma. I can unreservedly recommend these Medicine Wheel journeys if you are intent to let go and uncover your true self.
Pamela and Simon
I just wanted to say a big thank you for giving us so much for this Medicine Wheel West Direction weekend. I connected with some beautiful people, it was a magical setting and you gave us such important and heartfelt teachings. It was so very special, thank you!F. Swaffer
The whole workshop was thoroughly and thoughtfully planned providing fun and challenges in equal measure. You both created an atmosphere that was supportive, safe and nurturing so that the personal challenges could be approached with confidence and openness. Your experience and deep knowledge of the tradition shone through giving all the work strength and integrity. A powerful experience in every way! Many thanks.Debbie