Winter months are such a gift. Going into the cave. While it may appear that all is still nothing could be further from the truth. Hibernation is a deep sleep that helps to save energy and survive the winter without eating much. During hibernation the animal’s body temperature drops, and its heartbeat and its breathing slow down so that it does not use much energy. Hibernation is a survival strategy designed to conserve energy when conditions are harsh.

Our modernized culture all but ignores the natural response to our environment. Consider the possibility of a long winter nap. Shifting perception of activity to allowing the concept of hibernation giving space to dreaming or downloading. To excavate the abundance of our own gathering. Here is the link to a wonderful blog about human hibernation interrupted by modernization: http://blogs.naturalnews.com/winter-hibernation-sad-may-normal-human-response/

It was during long winter nights in some cultures that the elders told stories passing on traditions and values. A fire at the center.

Here is an invite.  It is an upcoming day planned for this depth of hibernation experience. Activities are not fraught with the urgency of producing. The intention is to honor our ability to adjust to the harshest of environments by coming together in sacred community. Heart Circle Retreat: Energy and Inspiration for the New Year is and planned with the intention of communing and gathering with heart connection to create the the conditions for alchemical shift. Read more about it here: https://www.facebook.com/events/919694201463874/?active_tab=about

Embrace the dark.  Swim in the void.  Drop down, down, down, out of the chaos of the world to primal place.  This is the beginning.

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