Join me and other wyld folk to celebrate the festivals of the Wheel of the Year. Embracing seasonal wisdom and a deeper connection to the cycles of the Earth and ourselves.
For many of our ancestors their relationship with nature was a part of daily life and key to their survival. Their lives, communities and rituals followed the ancient dance of the seasons.
Many modern human cultures no longer follow these cycles and I feel that this loss of a vital connection to nature, Earth wisdom and to each other is keenly impacting our well being as a species.
Longing for a more cyclical life, one more harmoniously aligned with the Earth’s seasons and my own inner seasons, I found myself drawn to following the Celtic Wheel of the Year.
Based on the fire festivals of the Celts, the Wheel of the Year has eight festivals or sabbats that Neo-pagans use to celebrate the natural cycles of the year. These festivals are Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Litha, Lammas, Mabon and Samhain.
The cyclical nature of the seasons, the ancestral rituals of each festival and tapping into the energies of those times is something that I have found deeply healing and has bought such joy to my life.
I wanted to create a space where people could come together and celebrate the Wheel of the Year, so in Winter 2021 I began to run online Wheel of the Year Ceremonies.
What happens at the ceremonies?
Everything in the ceremonies is invitational, taking what you need and leaving the rest.
The ceremonies consists of a welcoming circle, a grounding meditation, introduction to the festival, themed journaling and an hour long seasonally inspired EcoNIDRA (nature based yoga nidra) to end.
Spaces are by donation, with the recommended donation of £5. As with all my online events there will be two free spaces for those who are unable to donate at this time.
For those who are unable to attend live there will be an event pack with the journal prompts and a recording of the EcoNIDRA to enjoy at a time that suits you.
“My six year old daughter and I always enjoy the Wheel of the Year ceremonies immensely! We celebrate every festival on the Wheel of the Year and we have felt taking part in the guided meditations has truly enriched our experience.
My little one enjoys drawing what she feels as she listens to the journey through tranquil nature sounds. She always says she wants to join in with the next one, and I love being able to share the experience with her and contribute positively to our well being on a regular basis. I find the guided meditation easy to follow and helpful in practicing relaxation, which is an absolute must! Truly enjoyable and beneficial!” – Helen
“Joining in Lizzie’s Ostara meditation, I was the most peaceful I’d felt in a long time. The session slowly brought down the pace from the outside world and by the end I felt so whole and relaxed. Beautiful meditation coupled with some journaling prompts that really marked the change in the seasons.” – Marigold, UK