One generation comes and goes as another follows in the great cycle of time. We have all greeted the day in one way or another and we have all witnessed the sun kissing the night goodbye, bringing in the dawn, greeting all with the benediction of light. We are all children of the same Earth and our lives are patterned by the Sacred Circle of life that ceremonially flow through the sun, moon and stars, the earth, the seasons and tides of the times.
We are all one in spirit and in body. This experience of oneness is the essence of the Sacred Circle and all traditions and paths of heart. We are one with the system of nature. The Sacred Circle is the way and the means of understanding our connection to all, and our part in the whole.
The Sacred Circle is a tool of self discovery, it can heal the duality of spirit and matter, it opens us up to our creativity, it is a returning to communion with the divinity within and behind all things. When people gather in a circle, they come into contact with a magical power that defies superficial boundries. The Sacred Circle is a powerful tool to deal with addictions, it is a perfect form for joining different groups of people, to bring peace between men and women, tribes and nations.
Once you have been in a Sacred Circle with someone, a bond is created that will last even if you only see each other infrequently. However, if you circle with someone often, you will begin to feel a part of the same tribe or family.
Once a Scared Circle is formed and vital it is natural to reach out and join with other circles. Each circle can be thought of as a 'cell of the Goddess', when joined with others, it recreates the body of renewed humanity. This is what must happen if our human species is to awaken and be restored.
Before we can actualize the global healing power of the Sacred Circle, we must integrate circling into our daily lives. This is where the real challenge is and why we need to focus on practical ways of doing this, as well as to share stories of ways it has been successfully done. Every attempt to create Sacred Circles sets into motion a healing energy and creates a wave and momentum of positive effect.
Though we may bring knowledge from different traditions into a Sacred Circle, the circle itself will produce its own healing and power message that is exactly appropriate for this time and place. Authentic, vital Sacred Circles are in service to the personal, and responsive to the realities that affect all aspects of life.
An essential part of the Sacred Circle making process is to create a viable community and from the strength of it, begin to potently respond to the beauty as well as the distress of the world. Sacred Circles connect us with the energies of the Earth, knit the divine back into the living tree, draw inspiration into the temple of the body. To be successful in life, to have abundance to share with your family and friends, it is necessary to acknowledge the sacredness of the ground and the magic of all the transformations of life - from the sperm and egg into a living creature in the blisswaters of the womb; from seed to plant; from wounded one to healing one; from body to body and beyond into divinity.
Inspired by ' The Ceremonial Circle by Sedona Cahill & Joshua Halpern.
Blessings - Maria.