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some quick links
Facilities Circle Work Party
1:00 pm every Thursday
Community Sweat Lodge
Saturday May 18th, 11 am - an hour earlier than usual!
Spirit Dance Power Circle Meeting
Wednesday May 8th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Via teleconference at:
1-567-314-1136 Code: 714621#
Long Dance Power Circle Meeting
Sunday May 5th, 12: 30 pm, Via teleconference at:
1-567-314-1136 Code: 714621#
Friday May 24th at 7 pm
Empowerment thru Ritual & Ceremony Class with Hua
Saturday-Sunday, May 4 & 5th
Third Annual Spirit Dance
May 24 - 26th, open to men, women & children
For more details on all these events, read below and/or see the May newsletter
A NOTE FROM HUA for MAY 2013:
We have created a new tool to maximize the efforts of our amazing community. Power Circles are being formed for every major hub of activity that falls under the umbrella of Circles of Empowerment.
Power Circles are semi-independent groups that involve our community directly in decision making.
Think there should be a new class? Join the Classes Power Circle.
Want to see different event choices at Long Dance? Join the Long Dance Power Circle.
Want to grow Spirit Dance into a major event on the spiritual calendar? Join the Spirit Dance Power Circle.
Want to build our permanent Village of Empowerment, an intentional community based on sustainability & permaculture? Join the Church Power Circle.
The new Power Circles that are in formation include:
The Circles Facility/Community Power Circle (Contact Supriti )
Please contact Hawk with your interest in volunteering your energetic leadership for more Power Circles in formation: Community, Classes, and more. Co-creation is more than just a theory - it is a practice! Come get your practice honed by doing some of the most rewarding work you'll ever find.
Call Hawk at 650 520 9882 with questions and get direction based on your areas of interest. You can definitely be part of more than one Power Circle!
No acts of volunteerism are too small, so be bold and step up. You'll be amazed by how amazing you are!
Mark your calendars now for these events that Circles of Empowerment will be offering in 2013:
* Sweat Lodge every month.
* Women's Full Moon ceremony April thru December
* Sacred Pipe Ceremony throughout the year.
* Teaching Circles
* Spirit Dance Ceremony - Saturday & Sunday on May 25th and 26th 2013 for men women & children
* Travels to other communities, including Pantheacon February 2013, Mexica New Year in March 2013, Earth Medicine Alliance Conference in June 2013, Earth Peoples Nation Charter Meeting in August 2013
We who sponsor and offer these Ceremonies and events are passionately committed to serving you in these ways. There are ways that you too can support our vision for community. One big need is through financial contributions. Please go to the Circles of Empowerment website to see how you too can contribute to the vitality of our growing community.
For more info on Long Dance go to www.longdance.org
Or send a Large SASE to:
Circles of Empowerment
P.O. Box 76
Arroyo Grande, CA 93421
Vision Quest and Elder Vision Quest
Postponed to October 2013, Location TBA
Ten questers are already signed up for 2013 and the registration is closed. There is a waiting list in case of cancellations. If you are interested in Vision Quest for 2013, please contact Hua and pass her tobacco.
Eight questers signed up for quests in 2012. They quested and fasted for four days and four nights.
When we Quest, we ask for support for the Questers, in the form of:
- Energy and Prayers during the Questing.
- There will be a support team there the whole time so food and wood and water will be needed.
- A monetary donation to support this endeavor will be gratefully received. These donations will help to cover our expenses. It can be any amount to show your support for theses relations that are seeking vision for themselves and for the whole community.
Since the beginning of this cycle of time, humanity has returned to nature to connect with spirit and to seek answers to problems of the physical realms, especially in these days when the messages of prophecy reveal themselves to the seeker. In its own way, the vision quest is an Initiation not unlike the days of the ancient mystery school teachings where one learns about themselves and the mysteries of the universe are often revealed to them. Who am I? Why am I here? It is a time of internal transformation and renewal.
A Vision Quest usually lasts two to four days within a circle, in which time the seeker delves deeply into their soul. The physical surroundings will allow the spirit to move into a dimensional reality of total connectedness. In ancient times, the entire clan prepared for the Vision Quest, supporting with food, wood, prayers and other support. The clan watched for the return of the Questers to hear the visions they had received for the well-being of the entire clan.
Readings, Cleansings & Retrievals
Tarot Readings from Hua:
Tarot Card Readings
I have been reading cards since I was 18, when I got my first deck, and I have been reading ever since. I come from a tradition that allows you to see what Creator wants you to know, in a co-creative manner, what you have conjured up for yourself. It is a wonderful tool that lets you know the potential of what can be happening for you. I use the Ryder-Waite deck and 30 years of reading experience. Please contact me regarding long distance readings as well!
Call to set up appointments. Open from 1 pm to 9 pm. 805.481.0892 International and long distance readings are welcome, and tapes can be mailed per prior arrangement. See my offerings page for other classes and services
Hua invited to speak at local events on the Central Coast and beyond
Hua is honored to be an invited Elder at the Deer Mountain Youth and Elder Wisdom Fire Council hosted by Earth People's United in August 2010, 2011 and again in 2012. She has been traveling and speaking a lot these past couple of years. Locally, Hua has been featured as a guest speaker in multiple venues in the last part of 2009, including the Cambria 350 event to encourage awareness of carbon issues and global warming in October, the Hopedance film screening of the 13 Grandmothers movie in San Luis Obispo September 2010. At another 2010 Cambria gathering in honor of the past Winter Solstice, prayers were exchanged with Mayan spiritual leader Tata OmeAkaEhekatl Erick Gonzalez, with whom she has participated in several events.
In 2011, Hua has been an invited speaker at the Earth Medicine Alliance conference in San Francisco, and she will return again in 2012. She returned to Deer Mountain for the sixth annual gathering - an extraordinary event, and will participate in the seventh year in 2012.
In the summer of 2010, she spoke at the Salon for the Spiritually Creative Life held at Pasadena's Institute for Art & Philosophy, and is a featured writer in the stunning book by Carol Soucek King celebrating the Under the Bridges at Arroyo Del Rey, now available on Amazon.
Hua is available for special talks, teachings and community events. Please feel free to contact her for your event at 805.481.0892.
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