by Hope Jemimah Ogutu, Circle Member ~ photo by Devon Peavoy @thiswildair I was in the forest singing an elemental song when I received the call to attend the Heart Flame Retreat at the Edge in February 2020. I was in the moment understanding that I was in the process of healing and reuniting dismembered pieces […]
Circle Stories From The Heart
A collection of stories, reflections, home practices, and more from circle members and facilitators of the Way of the Circle Centre.
by Courtney Sinclair, Circle Member ~ photo by Courtney Sinclair On the verge of a new decade, a message from a wise and ancient dragon came forth in a writing exercise at the Edge as part of the Northern Intentions Retreat with Joshua Lewis and Trevor Corkum. As I was arriving at the retreat I
Guest Post by Sandra Atkinson, Retreat Attendee/Mentor & Circle Member ~ The Rainbow Serpent Recently I have been recalling my trip to Uluru (Ayers Rock), a massive sandstone monolith in the heart of Australia that takes many hours to walk around while carrying 4 litres of water. The whole area is sacred to indigenous
Guest Post by Cinzia Sarigu, Collective Circle Member It was December 2012, I was preparing for sacred travel and decided to pay a visit to the Oracle. “Do you have another question ?“ I was asked at the end of the reading. There was a question that lingered in the background, making me wonder if
by Martha Lucier, Founder & Circle Member We were recently visited by a wolf at the Edge, discovering tracks next to the unity wheel, around our main house, sauna and the new Dreamer’s Hill cabin at the top of the hill. Following the tracks peaked our curiosity about why the wolf was coming around and
Guest Post by Deanna Fry, Circle Member & Mentor ~ Marjorie Ursula Emma Beaver (Cedar Woman) & Deanna Fry (Blue Cedar Woman) I have loved trees and being in the forest for as long as I know. They are part of my earliest and most poignant family memories. I remember walking beside my little brother’s stroller,
Guest Post by Karin Vanhinsberg, Retreat Attendee/Mentor & Circle Member One of my Muses, David Whyte, seems deeply fascinated and attuned to life and our relationship to everything as journeys of endless arrivals and departures… Your great mistake is to act the drama as if you were alone. As if life were a progressive and
Guest Post by Tanya M, Retreat Attendee & Circle Member This summer, I had the privilege of taking a long drive across our expansive, beautiful country with my beloved dog. I brought my large cowhide drum with me, the one that I had purchased after my first visit to Northern Edge in 2015 and brought
Guest Post by Arlene Clark I’d like to invite you to take a moment to soften your eyes and connect deep into your heart. Imagine looking at the ground and spotting a flower just beginning to sprout forth. Feel it’s roots deep under the earth, offering stability & grounding for the delicate plant that’s emerging.
Guest Post by Karin Vanhinsberg, Retreat Attendee/Mentor & Circle Member I still have this clear vignette of a moment 20 years ago during one of my work days as a nurse at a bustling city hospital emergency department. One of the doctors is telling me why her bright red lipstick is always looking more worn