Welcome to the Scorpio New Moon – transformation

This time last month I introduced

The Blue Butterfly Workshop

 and invited you to join me for these two days combining systemic therapy and art journaling on the 17th & 18th March 2018.

Since then we have seen the clocks go back, the days shorten and the temperature drop.

For those of us who observe the Celtic calendar; Samhain, celebrated over the period now commonly known as Halloween, has marked the end of the old year and the beginning of the new. It is a time when the veil between life and death is thin and the connection with our ancestors is strong. This year I created a mizmaze (an ancient English labyrinth) in the sacred circle on our land and prepared the space for ceremony. As this is the time of year when darkness envelopes us, we took light into the centre of the mizmaze, with the intention of leaving it there with the spirits for the period between now and the darkest day, the winter solstice, when will bring the light out into the world once more.

 

For several days I tended the space taking more and more light into the centre of the circle, leaving it with offerings and prayers for all that was ending, being left behind and let go of in this place of timeless stillness.

For me Samhain is both a time to reflect and a time to dream. To consider new beginnings too, ideas and plans, not unlike seeds or bulbs held deep in the earth, that are gathering energy, full of potential, ready to spark life and new growth.

In this place, I spoke out loud of my vision for The Blue Butterfly Workshop, allowing myself and my plan to be held by the land and my ancestors. I asked for clarity, for support and for guidance and I listened to the messages that came back to me. At the darkest moment of the moon I ‘reviewed’ what I am germinating:

An opportunity to explore our relationship with our present-day environment, our ancestral lineage and our creative natures. To engage with our genetic connection to ancient human beings, to our immediate families and to each other. To question and discuss our thoughts, beliefs and theories. To trust our intuition and to find space to be quiet and still.

And this is what The Blue Butterfly Workshop will be!

If you would like to know more about the practicalities of the workshop, local accommodation and dietary options or if would like to discuss concessions and payment plans please do not hesitate to contact me here.

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I hope you’ll join me!

Love and light, Polly

 

 

 

 

Hello!

Today I stand in the light, that I was invited to step into some twelve years ago, to introduce:

The Blue Butterfly Workshop

and to invite you to join me for these two days combining systemic therapy and art journaling on the 17th & 18th March 2018.

In 2005, Gaye Donaldson (now Managing Director of The Centre) introduced me to Constellations and to Dawn Eagle Woman, a Shamanic Healer from Wyoming. Things changed and I trained with the Hellinger Institute of Britain (now called The Centre) for one year. Following this, I trained with Bert Hellinger (the founder of Family Constellations as a model for systemic therapy) in Austria and attended his workshop in Oslo. Over the years I have attended numerous workshops lead by a variety of facilitators and have been particularly inspired by the ancestral ritual work of Daan van Kampenhout.  I am a member of a supportive peer supervision group, set up at the end of our training with four colleagues, Janet Hermann, Erica Witt and Carol and Paul Zeal. Our group has continued to meet without interruption at least three times a year and is now based on Dartmoor and hosted by Carol and Paul who now run their Dartmoor Constellations from their home there.

In 2012, Joolz Benner introduced me to Erin Faith Allen (Mixed Media Artist and Film Maker) at her first International Art Retreat (formerly known as Call of the Wild Soul) and once again things changed. I was gifted the opportunity to rekindle my love of art and creative expression, and for the last five years, supported by both my family and my friends, I have steered my life in a direction that has allowed me to be here, now, exactly as I am, giving life to an idea, hatching a plan and doing the thing I love most!

I have been influenced, supported and inspired by many other people over these years and am wholeheartedly grateful to every one of them.

If reading this has sparked intrigue and interest in you please let me know by joining my mailing list here! 

I am now on Facebook as pollypring and Instagram @fromsourcetoself and @pollypring and my email is pollypring@gmail.com.
I hope to hear from you very soon!

May blessings shower down upon you all,
Polly