In support of emerging centers, we’re delighted to share the first in a series of posts from Joanne Station, participant in the 2016 Gathering in Quebec, as we follow her unfolding journey.
Bell Mare Village: A Place to Meet, A Place to Retreat in Southern Idaho
(sometime in the future…)
By Joanne Station, Founding Visionary
It all began a year ago, when I embarked upon intensive spiritual work with my teacher Eliah Sentah in Boise, Idaho, in the US Pacific Northwest. In her 20th year of leading the 10-month process of Heartfire, Eliah Sentah guided the cultivation of relationships with our planet, our ancestors, our Christ consciousness and our own inherent power.
I familied with a diverse tribe of ten other seekers and surprised myself by committing to something I swore I’d never do again (i.e.; sweat lodges). I partook in other activities that, had I given them due consideration, would have scared the bejeebers out of me…I exposed my deepest hopes, flaws and fears (in a sweat lodge), wandered the desert welcoming snakes emerging from crawl holes, sat alone on a mountainside for days repeating vows to Great Spirit and humankind, and trusted in the process of learning my soul’s purpose. [Read more…]