4th ANNUAL "CELEBRATING OUR INNER QUEEN"
Bahia, Brazil June 22-29, 2007
(Circle space for Women of African Descent -
personal exploration, sacred seclusion,
awakening to possibilities)
We long for a deeper sense of knowing and tapping into our heritage as women of the Mother land by celebrating and rejoicing in our beauty. We tune into the vibrations of all that holds us - the earth, air, water, stars and moon. We awaken to each sunrise, communing with spirit and the powers of our inner Queen. We come in recognition and honor of our sisterhood, in celebration of this rite of passage that is ours to claim, rich in recognition of what has brought us to this moment in time.
We land in a country with terrain that is unfamiliar. The climate is just right and in the distance, we feel the combination of the fresh breeze mixed with the aroma of the native culture. We exhale, remembering the freedom that comes by living life like its golden. What lies ahead is an extraordinary adventure. The language, faces, colors, textures, taste, and sensations are ours to take in and we are excited, filled with what is to come!
We sit in a Sacred Circle with women that look like us. Women of various hues of olive, beige, brown and black. Women of diverse professions, shapes, ages, geographies and ways of being. We speak one at a time, mold and shape our time together. We bring questions from the darkness, and make them visible for all to explore. We open to spirit, sit in our tensions and flow more easily with what emerges.
Our time is filled with sharing stories, conscious breathe, meditation, attuning our energy, affirmations, improvisation, moving our bodies, cultural expeditions, dancing, singing, laughing, playing, and massaging our bodies. Our time is both structured and loose, planned and spontaneous, exuberant and still, serious and hilarious!
You're invited now to take a couple of deep breaths...