We went to the grocery store and all the girls picked out about $50 worth of groceries. They thought that was really fun alone! Then we drove the a local Family Resource Center, and a woman named Diane looked at all the food carefully, with much appreciation. She showed the girls the pantry where they collected all the food, and shared how much this helps local families in need. Everyone seemed to really enjoy this experience, and we hope to do it more.
Native American Healers from Piwwaltha Rainbow Clan came to do a crystal medicine circle with phenacite crystals with healing for all our favorite animals and ourselves. They taught us how to work with crystals for prayers and healing and intentions, and how to lock in energy to medicine circles. Balance Toe told a story of the human princess and the rock prince who fell in love, but they thought they needed to change to be together. The moral of the story, of course, is to a
On our last gathering before Spring break, we went the Yuba river and found a glorious spot with huge rocks, a cave and a sandy beach. Because one girl was having a particularly hard day, I was inspired to do a short ritual with everyone. Mainly, everyone needed to play and explore, so I made it short. Each girl found a rock to hold. I asked everyone to feel their feet on the sand, and tune into what they felt inside their bodies and where. And then to breath space into th
We passed around the talking rock, and took turns sharing about the meaning of "over familiarity" and how this can happen with siblings, or classmates. Then we talked about the opposite which was to honor and respect one another. Homework: Really watch yourself carefully, and see what comes out of your mouth at times. Be mindful, and try to bring more awareness into our words and energy. This is something we will come back to again and again. Good for all of us to remember.
We sat in a circle quietly, and I guided the girls in a visualization where they were to watch themselves with compassion throughout their day, and notice where we may have needed help or support. Then the girls got out their journals and wrote a letter to self, from their higher self, beginning with "Dear Self, Please remember..." Examples include: "Please remember to stay calm when life seems hard." "Please remember to smile more often as you are safe." "Please remember to
Went on a field trip to Nevada Theatre in Nevada City, and watched the documentary, "I Am Eleven". That was fun, and now I'm hoping to create our own short documentary about Spirit Warriors. Here's the trailer: