Earth Wisdom Circles

Earth Wisdom Circles

Come and celebrate the turning of the seasons with ritual, feasting and community! Get in touch with seasonal cycles and reclaim your intuitive, creative & ancestral wisdom…

 

 

When we honor nature’s cycles, we can better understand our own cyclical energies. We can better dance the balance between light and dark, giving and receiving, yang and yin in our lives. We also begin to cultivate a deeper relationship with the land we walk on and the beings that surround us. 

Earth Wisdom Circles are truly a deeply nourishing self-care experience. Held since 2014 in Toronto, these circles follow the pagan wheel of the year. They are inspired by my years of Earth-based practice and training from various spiritual teachers, artists, healers and my path of reclaiming my ancestral wisdom. 

We explore 4 main stages of the creation cycle that is reflected in nature- birth, life, death and rebirth: The Maiden/Trailblazer, Mother/Nurturer, Enchantress/Magician and Crone/The Wise One that reside within us. Through guided meditation journeys, art making and ritual, we co-create a space where our creative, intuitive self can come alive.  

We embrace a diversity of experience and identity, all are welcome who resonate with the teachings and descriptions. The intention of the space is to be with our authentic emotions, bond with others, and create transformation and healing in our lives.

“Serena’s kind and warm nature makes everyone feel welcome and included. She creates a magical environment and has the ability to help you reconnect with the person you truly want to be. She’s very knowledgeable and intuitive. I am very grateful to have met her and for having someone like Serena in my community doing what I believe is important work.”- Nancy L. 

 

Words from the Womb…

Welcome to my blog. It is a compilation of personal experience, observations and questions relating to embodiment and womb healing- what does it mean to be embodied? How does trauma affect our ability to be embodied and what is its impact on our womb health? What is ancestral/intergenerational trauma? What is the Sacred Feminine? How does oppression and social conditioning affect our relationship with our body? What about past lives? What does it mean to have ‘our issues in our tissues?’ Exploring the relationship between ourselves, our body and nature. The Sacred Feminine. Mother Earth and Patriarchy. My perspectives come from awareness of the interplay of mind, body, emotions, spirit, cosmos, society, oppression and The Great Mystery. Love and respect to All Our Relations.
Thanks for reading!

Belly Shaming to Belly Reclaiming

The ups and downs on my journey to belly love… Back when I was about 22.  I was on the subway, coming home from an astrology class, sitting next to a fellow student that I didn’t know very well. She was a Leo, I believe, which is my opposite, as an Aquarius. She radiated an over-compensating confidence and she had a knack for passive-aggressive comments.  Conversation didn’t seem to...

Womb Prints: Trauma and Pain Stored in the Womb (Part 2)

The womb space, like the rest of our body, acts as a messenger. It lets us know when it’s unhappy- when we’re unhappy. More than that, it lets us know if we feel safe- to express ourselves, to let go, to enjoy, or even to simply feel.  It lets us know when there is an emotional conflict or imbalance within us. The womb space is an energetic bowl or container, and like these...

“I’m fine.” And other crap I told myself and others. My story in a nutshell.

It took about 10 years to get a proper diagnosis and treatment of my disease. That’s because it is not taken seriously enough. It’s been around since Ancient Egypt and affects 1 in 10 women. There are records of women (and even a few men) having this life-eating disease for thousands of years, and yet because it is a ‘women’s disease’- it doesn’t warrant too much investment. I find it...

Womb Prints: What Are You Carrying in Your Womb Space? (Part 1)

The origin of the word ‘pelvis’ comes from the words: basin, container, goblet, vessel, bowl and cup in various languages. The pelvis contains our pelvic organs and has a bowl-like appearance. It holds, contains, carries and protects the tender organs inside, including the womb, and our other reproductive/sexual organs. The ‘womb space’ is another way I refer to the womb and pelvic area in...

What is embodiment? What does it mean to be ‘disconnected from our body’?

Our relationship with our body is a complex thing. A lot of us doing embodiment work use the word ‘embodied’ without much thought- as though the meaning is obvious. It’s the opposite of being ‘disconnected from our body’. But what does that mean?  I like to say that my services teach ‘embodied self-care’. Ways that people can get in touch with their inner needs, take care of their body’s...

It’s not ‘all in your head’. Your pain is real.

The most common and unfortunate story I hear from my fellow endo warriors it is that they were dismissed by doctors when expressing the excruciating pain they were in. They were told that it’s ‘all in their head’, or ‘it’s just part of being a woman’.  While, I am very lucky to have not had this exact experience, I still have absorbed this messaging through our culture. Women with...

Ancestral trauma, gifts & wisdom: Healing our tree

My Memere passed away this past fall, just shy of her 99th birthday. She was my last living grandparent. Born in October 1919 in St.Leon, Manitoba, she gave birth to 6 children, one of which died as a baby. Her and my Pepere worked hard, making a life out of a stubborn plot of land through the harsh prairie winters. They hunted, fished, trapped and farmed more or less their whole lives,...

I don’t get my period anymore and I love it…

I don’t get my period anymore and I love it… That’s all I wanted to say. Just joking. But really, it’s heavenly. And no, I haven’t gone through natural menopause yet. I am on continuous, very low estrogen birth control. And, it works for me right now. For my body, and all it’s been through, this was the best choice. No more flooding, clots, excruciating pain or passing-out. No more gut-wrenching...

Being an empath- Illness, boundaries and the dark side…

I am an Empath. I am also a Highly Sensitive Person, and an Introvert. I had never heard of these terms growing up, and in this time now where labels and identity seem to have taken on much larger importance than ever, I was at first reluctant about calling myself what I am. As though by labeling it, it either implies my essential nature is a like a disease, or that I am being self-important by...

If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees.”

-rainer maria rilke