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Women Gather-in

Join us in the picturesque Australian bush forest setting, in a hut built by women, from materials of the land.

This Gather-in offers all sorts of joyful choices. Please read through to feel into whether any of these sessions match your vision, and if so, do join us!

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th September, 2016

Venue : The Wilde, Mongarlowe, NSW

(15 minutes from Braidwood, 1.5 hours from Canberra)

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Red Tent for girls age 9-13

Saturday 9:30am – 12:00noon * Cost : PWYC

The Girl’s Red Tent differs from the Women’s and Teen’s Red Tent in that it is aimed at facilitating pre-menstrual girls to develop beneficial relationships with mentor women in their community. The girls will have an opportunity to share their story and connect to a mentor who is NOT MUM.

This Circle is aimed particularly at girls who are not yet menstruating or have only just begun. This group is different to the Teens in themes and topics of conversation.

All older girls of appropriate maturity are welcome to participate in this beautiful event. This is an opportunity for girls to be together in authentic space, learning how to treat each other with integrity and respect, under the care-full facilitation of Hollie B.

Parents will be required to sign a permission slip and waiver when you drop your child.

Booking : via email to Hollie B.

Please note : for women intending to camp : Children under the age of 13 in camp during the Women’s Sunday events, must have a carer accompanying them. This could be an elder (female) family member, a grandmother, a friend etc. The carer does not need to be attending any events. There is no further cost for the carer to attend camp.

Red Tent for teens age 14-17

Saturday 12:30pm – 3:00pm * Cost : PWYC

The Teens Red Tent differs from the Girls’ and Women’s in topics and themes. Teens is appropriate for menstruating girls who are maturing into women.

All young women of menstruating age are welcome to participate in this beautiful event. This is an opportunity for young women to be together in authentic space, learning how to treat each other with integrity and respect, under the care-full facilitation of Hollie B.

Teens who would wish to volunteer as helper for families who cannot organise a carer for the Sunday sessions, please contact Hollie B.

Bars Clinic

Saturday afternoon : * Cost : $60

Hollie is available for bookings on Saturday afternoon for Bars Sessions. 3 places available only.
Exclusively for campers and local women returning for Sunday’s events.

Get your Bars run on Saturday, clear the limiting points of view, and enter the Red Tent on Sunday with clarity.

Booking : via email to Hollie B.

Red Tent in The Wood for Women

Sunday 9:00am – 12:30pm * Cost : PWYC

This is the Red Tent as you already know it, AND it’s in The Woods, at The Wilde.

The Red Tent is Sacred Space for Women to enjoy the Journey of Womanhood.

It’s a Space where Women may come to enjoy the authentic Self.

At a Red Tent:

• You may share what is in your heart
• You are not expected to do anything – rest and retreat!
• You will be nourished
• You will be heard
• You may participate in art and craft
• You may express your Inner Self
• You will connect with other Women who want to be with You, just because you’re You!

What to expect from a Red Tent with Hollie B. :::

A Red Tent with Hollie B. is about sharing, caring and nourishment of your Inner world. Each Woman is asked to sit in her complete authenticity, to be true to her needs and desires, rather than be concerned with ‘what people think of me’ or worry about what is happening in day-to-day life.

You will :

• share your Woman Story in Sacred Circle
• delve into your Inner Self
• discuss the Journey of Woman so as to move through your month with grace and ease
• be guided in sharing from your heart about topics relevant to Women
• set intentions for the month ahead
• commune together in nourishment with food and love
• have a beautiful time and lots of FUN!

Please note ; preparation for the Deep Dive will occur in the Red Tent. All women attending the Deep Dive MUST attend the Red Tent on the same day.

Booking : via email to Hollie B.

Deep Dive Self Crafting

Sunday 1:00pm – 4:40pm * Cost : $60

Exploring the realms of Women’s Mysteries through myth, fairytale, and art.

A guided session into your own deep Self, facilitated by the elements of storytelling gone by.

Each Deep Dive Session uses a story from the past, myths and fairytales, to deconstruct the present Self, and re-member the Real You in order to create a life thats sets you free.

Hollie will mentor you to discover the wisdom of your own Inner Worlds, journeying your non-ordinary reality with shamanic techniques to Self Craft the You you came here to be. These sessions invite you to ceremony, and a discovery of initiatory experiences that are otherwise missing from the culture we have grown up in.

Meeting together, in a group of women, we build the support, community and nurture practices that not only honour our own essence, but also contribute to the Earth and all of humanity.

Please note : It is compulsory to attend the Red Tent on the morning of the Deep Dive, as preparation for going deeper.

Booking : via email to Hollie B.

 

CAMPING

You are welcome to camp at The Wilde on Friday or Saturday evening to ensure you are prepared for the 9am start on Sunday. There are no facilities, save a composting toilet, so you must bring everything you need, and take it back with you at the end. Water is available a short walk from the camp site, (drink at own discretion) should you have a jug to collect it. Cars may not be driven into the camp area, and all gear must be walked in. There is a $15 fee for camping, per family, per night.

Please note : for women intending to camp : Children under the age of 13 in camp during the Women’s Sunday events, must have a carer accompanying them. This could be an elder (female) family member, a grandmother, a friend etc. The carer does not need to be attending any events. There is no further cost for the carer to attend camp.

Best Week So Far : July 10th 2016

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Sunday 10th July

This week has been the best so far!

When you live a life guided by creating more and more awesome, you ensure that each week is better than the last:

better awareness = better choice = better resources = better being

Don’t get stuck in the past with a week that was “the best ever”! Create weeks that are the best so far, and keep on creating more!

This week I’ve been in the bush, with no reception and rainy weather.
I came home to a bursting full mail box, so I will share with you some of the amazing things that were in there.

Reading…

My friend and sistar Glenys Livingstone sent me a few copies of her book My Name is Medusa, published by The Girl God. We will be using the books in my Red Tents for girls, teens and women. Maia Nie Heya dear Glenys.

Gorgeous abundance of red yarns from Pickle and Co. Fibres for the mensturation blankets I'm making for myself and my daughter.... #honouringmenarche

Gorgeous abundance of red yarns from Pickle and Co. Fibres for the mensturation blankets I’m making for myself and my daughter…. #honouringmenarche

Eating…

I entered a competition on Instagram with Pacific Organics and won an entire box of Coconut products, including three flavours of Coconut chips. OMG! I’m in love! The Sea Salt are my favourite. High fat, low carb and next to no protein snack, all organic and noninflammatory. Demand them at your local health food store right away!

Fashion…

At least half of my wardrobe is made up of designs from Daniella at Sea Gypsy (the other half made up of opshop gear!), who creates a gorgeous range of cotton and linen pastels, with a beach comber, lagenlook vibe. I have never been disappointed with anything I’ve had delivered. AND each order comes in a snazzy silk bag that I always end up reusing as gift wrap for a knitted doll. This time I ordered a shirt and a couple of onesies, with a sale code and got the shirt for free woo woo!

Creativity…

I was a member of Fibreshare this month (still waiting for my package actually so watch Instagram to see when it arrives) and with it comes a bunch of discount codes fro yarn stores. Bliss! I did a big order of red handmade/handdyed yarns for my red blanket that I’m working on as part of my gift to myself as part of the #honouringmenarche series. The yarn came from Pickle & Co. Fibres.

Inspiration…

It’s been a long time since I’ve upgraded my already too overabundant tarot collection…. so I dropped into the Black and the Moon site and picked up both of her gorgeous decks. They will surely feature in my Circles in the future. Also, I’ve been approached by my local library to display my tarot in their collections cabinet so they will have to be there too!

Community…

As I mentioned, we were at a bush camp for the week in the Budawang Mountains, away from civilisation in all its forms. We attend Rewild Tribe Family Camp every school holidays with Bluegum Bushcraft. Being at camp fills my cup in so many ways. It’s a nourishing, nature honouring, community that speaks to everything I believe in in the world. Attending these camps has changed our life as a family and I can’t wait to see what else we all create together.

Quote of the week…

“Most days should end with dirty feet, messy hair, sparkling eyes and the smell of fire…” ~ unknown – but ever so relevant coming home from Bush Camp.

Thanks for reading, have an awweeesssooomme week!

Maia Nie Heya,

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New Moon in Cancer Love Letter

Dear  R.E.b.E.L.s,

What do you already know that you haven’t been willing to acknowledge until now? A Cancer new moon is the perfect time to acknowledge all you already are, have been and will create yourself to be. Get real with yourself. Create the You that you’ve always wanted.

self crafting : (sĕlf krăft′ĭng)

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1. to create a life that is truly one’s own
2. to be the artisan of one’s own reality
3. to live an unlimited life of empowered choice

Over the past few weeks I’ve had epic events of acknowledging what has always been, that I just didn’t see. Perhaps, I saw parts, and I hadn’t found the flow enough to connect the dots yet…  Since staying in Canberra I’ve been able to see many more clients, and I often ask myself how I got so lucky to have such awesome people who want to work with me. It is truly a humbling experience.

These weeks in Canberra, removed from land that holds me and water that calls me, has allowed me to clarify exactly the flow I am Self Crafting for mySelf. I have not been dispossessed, rather I chose to move away from Place and community in order to focus my energies in a different way. There have been so many amazing, supportive synchronicities. I feel as though I’ve experienced and expanded, recycled and reconstructed, transferred and transformed… And here we are.

The Institute for Self Crafting is all about supporting people to create the life that allows them to be the entire contribution they came here to be. Supporting YOU to be the entire contribution you came to be. And I don’t have just one way to do that. I’m not selling you just one book, just one idea, just one workshop to change the world… That’s not my style. “The Complete Guide to blah blah” is only complete for someone who is willing to stay exactly where they are forever. I offer heaps of different tools and ways to work with me, because I ask for clients to show up who are willing to Be the Change and who are willing to create their own life that sets them free to be their whole Self.

This card from the Mythical Goddess Tarot has been following me all fortnight. It speaks to me of leading by example, of being authentic, exactly as you are, where you are, while you are... calling for what you most wish to create, and just being from the heart without waiting for anyone else's permission. What else is possible?

This card from the Mythical Goddess Tarot has been following me all fortnight. It speaks to me of leading by example, of being authentic, exactly as you are, where you are, while you are… calling for what you most wish to create, and just being from the heart without waiting for anyone else’s permission. What else is possible?

It’s a dynamic, ever shifting, clarifying, awesome-ifying world of change flowing inside the Institute. And the Institute is only an institute by name : there are no rules, the structure is transforming, an ever-evolving circle within a circle, within a circle, that enables every individual to Self Craft… You as the center of the Universe.

This month has led me to own the title “Authenticity Mentor” or “mentor of authenticity”, and you will see these words showing up in my profile bio and other places in the following months. It’s not always easy to describe what I do. A two minute elevator pitch doesn’t work for me. These words : “authenticity” and “mentor” feel the most real. They show up again and again, in what clients say, in what peers say, and in the places I show up as an individual in this world. Suddenly, with these words, the world is filled with ease.

I hope that this New Moon in Cancer will support you to find a place where you have more ease too.

I will be away for a week for our quarterly Rewild Family Camp, so if you are booking for any of the events on the calendar, don’t expect a response until next weekend.

Much love to you,

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