Full moon women’s circle (Burnham Market)
A monthly women’s circle, gathered round the fire , on the full moon. Creating sacred space, allowing time to connect, reflect, share, listen and be heard. working with the wheel of the year and earth cycles to connect with the sacred feminine. We gather around the fire at 6.30 every full moon, indoors in the colder months, or out in a beautiful wildflower meadow in the warmer months.
After half an hour or so of greeting one another we begin by taking a few moments to sit in silence. We are then lead in a grounding meditation which reflects on the elements, the season, or the themes at work within each particular full moon. We then have time to share. We use a ‘talking bowl’ which , like a talking stick, means that whoever has the bowl is allowed to speak without interruption, to be really listened to. This forms the majority of our work within the group. If people wish to respond to something someone says, they can do so when it is their time with the bowl.
When we have each had a time to speak we then move on to talking around a theme as introduced by whoever is leading. This may be about focusing on a particular aspect of what it is to be a woman. And with this we usually do some sort of practical making, a seasonal craft etc. Sometimes we may do some singing or drumming here also
We close with a short meditation of gratitude. And then have time for sharing food and drink by the fire. People can stay as long as they like after the closing meditation.