Sacred Nature Retreat Day
June 15th, 2014, 10am – 4pm
At a Private Farm in the Catoctins, Maryland
Spend a day in ceremony and silent healing retreat communing with our Sacred Mother, Earth Mother, at a private farm in the Catoctins.
The retreat will be held at a beautiful private farm that is known for it’s sacred energies.
We will start the day with an orientation to Native ways of understanding nature, aka Earth Mother. There will be ceremony, teachings on connecting with Earth Mother and Creator and an intention to invite Spirit to join us for the day. We’ll also share practices to open our senses to the beautiful mysteries of nature to encourage us to let go of our distracting thoughts and open up to stilling ourselves. This will allow us to absorb the spirit of the land and allow this sacred energy to infuse us.
For thousands of years, native peoples have gone on vision quests for days, fasting with no water and no food. We will not undergo that level of commitment to opening up to Spirit, but we will invite Spirit to join us, touch us, possibly teach us and allow ourselves to open up to the Sacredness of our Earth at a deeper level on this day.
This retreat will be in a rustic location and we will have access to an outhouse but no indoor plumbing. Please bring your own water, tobacco (for spiritual offerings), food for lunch, blanket to sit on, bug repellent, sunscreen and whatever else you might need to sit comfortably in silence for a good part of the day.
To register, contact Mare at: marecrom @ gmail.com. Or call 301-882-7660. Payment in advance will be made via paypal. Further information will be sent upon registration.
Consider gifting your father, husband, son with this workshop on Father’s Day as a way of expressing your love and support for them.
Mare Cromwell is an award-winning author, nature mystic, speaker and former worm herder. She is also a ‘cancer conqueror.’ Her two books are If I gave you God’s phone number…. Searching for Spirituality in America and Messages from Mother…. Earth Mother (Winner of the 2013 Indie Excellence Award in Green Living). She is currently working on her third book: The Great Mother Bible, due out in summer of 2014. She has studied for eighteen years with Native American medicine people and sits on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings. Mare calls Western Maryland home and the truth is she’d rather be gardening, most days.
NOTE: This will be an outdoor event and if the weather is inclement, it will be cancelled and full reimbursements will be made. Rest assured, many prayers will be offered for good weather. ;~)
If you register and need to cancel at least five days in advance, I’ll refund your registration, minus $15 admin fees. Less than five days, there will be no refunds (other than weather related).