Calendar of Events

Oct
21
Wed
2020
~ Drink From Her Well ~ October 21, 2020 @ This is an Online Event
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On Wednesday, October 21st, we will once again come together in virtual circle for our Drink from Her Well meditation and exploration. Every new moon, Ariel offers this live temple for members of the Sanctuary to journey to Her Holy Well together. Last moon, we had a wonderfully rich circle, with many new beings who joined us for the first time. We hope you will return, and we hope to see many more of you on October 21st!
This is a free offering for members of the Sanctuary and one of the ways you can connect with our community, as well as deepen, discover, and embody the Sacred Feminine in your own life. To become a member and receive these deepening opportunities, click here.
If you are already a member and are interested in joining us on this or future calls, please click here to register! You will receive invitations and reminders before the call with all of the call-in details. (If you have already been receiving invitations for Drink from Her Well, no need to register again.)
If you can’t join us live, the call will be recorded and sent out afterwards. Register now to be sure you receive the call recording. To see all the 2020 dates for Drink from Her Well, click here.
We look forward to seeing you!
Only Love,

ariel

Oct
31
Sat
2020
Full Moon Transmission ~ October 31, 2020
Oct 31 all-day

The Energies of New and Full Moon in the Moon cycle

The new moon is a birth. As the waxing phase of the moon occurs, it grows and matures until it reaches its ripest expression on the full moon. In the fullness and exuberance of this moon phase, the energy is naturally aligned with outward expression like social gatherings, circle ceremonies, parties etc. As the waning phase happens, the moon, turns again into a thin crescent, finally dissolving completely into the dark of the moon, wherein, that birth now becomes a death. Thus each lunar cycle, we are reborn. It’s during the new moon that we are most aligned with contemplating our intentions, integrating our experiences, and rejuvenating ourselves so that we can start the cycle all over again. Each new moon is the beginning of a new lunar cycle. It is an aligned time to consciously clear away obstructions and write down new intentions for that lunar cycle, asking for divine assistance in realizing them. New moon is organically a very meditative, inward, introspective time and thus a good time to journal, meditate, dream, create art, connect with your inner life. Ceremonies that are about beginning again, releasing the old, and moving on, can most effectively be done around the new moon.

 

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Turn of the Wheel Seasonal Celebration ~ SAMHAIN
Oct 31 all-day

Happy Samhain Beloveds…

Deep in our blood, breath, and bones there are etched mythic stories so ancient that they hold encoded maps of the collective human psyche; gifting us with tools with which to navigate. And if ever we needed some guidance from those who came before (and after) us, it is right now.

The myth that has arisen within my remembrance is the Sumarian myth of Inanna.

I have long lived with this myth in my consciousness as a map of how we are called to divest ourselves of our worldly ego, of all the masks that we use to protect ourselves, of all our privileges, to go naked deep down into the Underworld, and meet our sister, Erishkigal, the Queen of the Underworld.

I received some new/ancient wisdom from our ancestors via this myth.

Ereshkigal is the aspect of all of us, of our collective feminine, that has been abused, reviled, distorted, unloved, isolated, called mad. She is the part of all of us that has been exiled. There is no ignoring Her, for She is our ancestral memory of all that has been denigrated and all that is now being reclaimed in our feminine souls.

It is my sense that we are all being called to go there—to go into the dark. It is the map for how we meet all that is betrayed, feared, unloved, and ostracized in ourselves, in each other, and in our collective.

Ereshkigal’s wails are intense and loud right now … and they need to be. Her insistence on being heard through each of us is necessary, for we must be reunited with Her within us. We must turn to face Her horror, as it has been, and is still, being enacted in our culture.

She holds the wails of the shredding vestiges of white privilege and systemic racism; She howls for the abuse of women and children across the world. She rips at Her own skin in the deepest distress for what is happening to our Earth Mother. She is almost swallowed by the grief of Her unexpressed feelings, bound into Her for thousands of years.

When Inanna is naked and meets Her sister, we learn that Ereshkigal’s pain is so strong, that one single gaze from her kills Inanna. Just one gaze into the eyes of such pain is all that it takes.

So, is it any wonder that we are all being called to take the gaze of Ereshkigal and be “slayed” by Her … and that, in some way, we have to accept that this kind of pain and revelation will kill the part of us that has been living in denial or cut off from this level of reality? We are being called to face into all that we have been in denial of…

As I’ve sat with Ereshkigal over the past few days, I was struck by the part of the myth when the two galla (small creatures) are sent by Enki (one of the many Gods) to retrieve Inanna’s corpse from the clutches of the Underworld.

These two, small creatures find Ereshkigal doubled over in pain and grief; wailing loudly. The two creatures listen deeply and mirror back to Her, Her pain and for the first time, Ereshkigal feels seen and received; in this act of compassion, some of Her pain is relieved. In return, She releases Inanna’s body to be resurrected.

When I read those lines of the myth, I had an aha moment. I received a clear map of what is being called for.

In order for any healing to take place individually or collectively, we have to be willing to hear, see, and feel the cries of the Ereshkigal in all of us.

We have to find the resilience to stay with Her gaze—a gaze that would slay us—and accurately reflect Her pain, Her loss, all of Her suffering.

When we can truly do this, She will start to let go of Her wrath and actually enter the grief that is holding Her hostage. Then it will begin to heal all of us.

This is the wisdom of ancestors encoded into a story as old as time itself.

So, as we approach Samhain, I invite you to sit with the Erishkagal in you—and in our collective—and be willing to be humble enough to hear Her cries … but not try to fix Her or placate Her … rather be willing to simply fully hear Her.

 

In this, a great gift is bestowed as we begin to retrieve the part of all of us that has been abandoned in the dark so we can return to ourselves as more whole, more human, more attuned, more truly loving.

From Elayne Kalila Doughty

Ordained 13 Moon Priestess, Psychotherapist, Sacred Ecstatic Activist

Gatekeeper and Focalizer of the Priestess Presence Temple

 

Consider celebrating this Turn of the 8 spoked wheel, the precious Holy Day of Samhain.

In Delight, Ariel

Nov
4
Wed
2020
~ Ariel’s Post Transmission Reflection Circle ~ November 4, 2020 @ This is an Online Event
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dear Beloved ~
I am offering a zoom call for “Post Transmission Reflections” which will be an opportunity for us to connect and share around the theme in the full moon transmission. This is an open forum for members & everyone to share our reflections, our wisdom, our art, poetry, our inquiries.. ..whatever your response is to the inquiry in the Transmission for that moon.
We are shaping this new offering ourselves, so we will see what the collective of who is inspired to come participate, wants to bring into form and feel supported by in our spiritual journeys.
We invite you to join this post transmission circle and become a member of our community at the Sanctuary. This is a community of diverse beings woven together in service to the One Heart.
Together we are remembering and reemerging the Sacred Feminine to be seen and powerfully experienced in the world!
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Nov
11
Wed
2020
~ Connected in the Web of Oneness ~ Soul Salon Spiritual Tea Party “Majes-TEA” November 11, 2020 @ This is an Online Event
Nov 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Now, more than ever, we are remembering the importance of our heart to heart connections with each other and with the Earth! With the energy of change being brought so viscerally into our awareness, as we move into the Unknown, we feel naturally impulsed to reassess where our roots are, what connections are serving our remaining centered in Love, no matter what storm is taking place. The Sanctuary of the Open Heart is serving to strengthen our rootedness in Love together! In this technological time of texting and tweeting (which serve their purpose) I feel a deep desire to connect heart to heart, voice to voice… to see how we can serve each other in staying centered in Love. To begin this process of staying more connected in the web of Oneness, I want to start by offering…
SOUL SALONS: SPIRITUAL TEA PARTIES..
for us to connect and share hearts, Witness each other, offer and feel supported on our journeys, catalyze and open to new growth rings in ourselves, uplift our frequencies and anchor peace in ourselves and the world. We will start by being led in a meditation to open us to sharing from the deeper parts of Self. Then I will offer soul inquiries for you to discover and weave your thread into our Web of Oneness. We will then open to sharing what you brought to share, Witnessing what you have moved toward or set down on the soul journey, asking pressing soul questions.. whatever we want to dream up as valuable for our time together on a zoom call! Finally we will work with a practice that can help you stabilize.. with a tool for turbulent times!
Prepare to be uplifted, to have fun, be inspired and most importantly to connect in the web of Oneness..
There will be differently themed Tea Parties every moon.
Nov
14
Sat
2020
New Moon Newsletter ~ November 14, 2020
Nov 14 all-day

The Energies of New and Full Moon in the Moon cycle

The new moon is a birth. As the waxing phase of the moon occurs, it grows and matures until it reaches its ripest expression on the full moon. In the fullness and exuberance of this moon phase, the energy is naturally aligned with outward expression like social gatherings, circle ceremonies, parties etc. As the waning phase happens, the moon, turns again into a thin crescent, finally dissolving completely into the dark of the moon, wherein, that birth now becomes a death. Thus each lunar cycle, we are reborn. It’s during the new moon that we are most aligned with contemplating our intentions, integrating our experiences, and rejuvenating ourselves so that we can start the cycle all over again. Each new moon is the beginning of a new lunar cycle. It is an aligned time to consciously clear away obstructions and write down new intentions for that lunar cycle, asking for divine assistance in realizing them. New moon is organically a very meditative, inward, introspective time and thus a good time to journal, meditate, dream, create art, connect with your inner life. Ceremonies that are about beginning again, releasing the old, and moving on, can most effectively be done around the new moon.

 

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Nov
18
Wed
2020
~ Drink From Her Well ~ November 18, 2020 @ This is an Online Event
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On Wednesday, November 18th, we will once again come together in virtual circle for our Drink from Her Well meditation and exploration. Every new moon, Ariel offers this live temple for members of the Sanctuary to journey to Her Holy Well together. Last moon, we had a wonderfully rich circle, with many new beings who joined us for the first time. We hope you will return, and we hope to see many more of you on November 18th!
This is a free offering for members of the Sanctuary and one of the ways you can connect with our community, as well as deepen, discover, and embody the Sacred Feminine in your own life. To become a member and receive these deepening opportunities, click here.
If you are already a member and are interested in joining us on this or future calls, please click here to register! You will receive invitations and reminders before the call with all of the call-in details. (If you have already been receiving invitations for Drink from Her Well, no need to register again.)
If you can’t join us live, the call will be recorded and sent out afterwards. Register now to be sure you receive the call recording. To see all the 2020 dates for Drink from Her Well, click here.
We look forward to seeing you!
Only Love,

ariel

Nov
20
Fri
2020
Dream Weavers Circle @ This is an Online Event
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

We delight in welcoming you to this new Sanctuary service of honoring the spiritual wisdom and guidance held in our dreams! There has never been a time when garnering that collective wisdom and guidance from the Dreamfield matrix is more important than NOW! Thank you for sharing your wisdom in this way! Besides sending us those dreams which are transpersonal, archetypal and mythic in nature, to uplift and inform the collective, we will offer a virtual Dream Weaver Circle on zoom once a moon to connect and share this wisdom from dreams.

We look forward to playing with you in this Dream Weaver Circle!

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  Throughout all times, Priest/ess’ have been sensitive receptors for the Greater Divine Dream, dreaming itself through us. They have functioned as oracles seeing into the non-linear matrix of time and space, as sensitive instruments aware of a broader spectrum of quantum possibilities manifesting. They have been messengers for the archetypal realms who interface and seed divine, creative possibilities through the non-linear nature of dreams. For the collective community, oftentimes they were harbingers of events providing an immediate opportunity to act on the messages delivered from higher realms. It is for all these reasons, that we gather as a Dream Weaver Circle. If, as an aspect of your Priest/esshood, you perceive of yourself as a conscious Dreamer in these reflections, then join us in service, by submitting dreams that have this mythic, collective, archetypal and transpersonal quality.
  This Dream Weaver’s circle focuses on dreams that are archetypal and mytho-poetic in nature. It is the intention of this offering to look for the larger patterns in the collective Dreamfield that are emerging through the lens of the conscious dreaming of the priest/esses in the circle. As well, themes can be suggested for our conscious dreaming of reality, that can and do affect the collective Dreamfield matrix.
   It is not the intention of this circle to analyze or necessarily even to respond to the dreams, as each recipient will garner his/her own wisdom, inspiration and gifts from sharing a given dream. However, if you choose to respond by lucidly entering the Dreamtime to share and commune telepathically, that is certainly being encouraged!

November 20th, 2020 at 10:00 am PST – JOIN US!

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The two Priest/esses who will be focalizing this dream forum are Kristin Kore Taylor and Martha Wirtenberger, both lucid dreamers and collective honey gatherers who will be looking for the larger overview patterns showing up in the collective unconscious through our dreams. We look forward to playing with you in this Dream Weaver Circle!

Nov
30
Mon
2020
Full Moon Transmission ~ November 30, 2020
Nov 30 all-day

The Energies of New and Full Moon in the Moon cycle

The new moon is a birth. As the waxing phase of the moon occurs, it grows and matures until it reaches its ripest expression on the full moon. In the fullness and exuberance of this moon phase, the energy is naturally aligned with outward expression like social gatherings, circle ceremonies, parties etc. As the waning phase happens, the moon, turns again into a thin crescent, finally dissolving completely into the dark of the moon, wherein, that birth now becomes a death. Thus each lunar cycle, we are reborn. It’s during the new moon that we are most aligned with contemplating our intentions, integrating our experiences, and rejuvenating ourselves so that we can start the cycle all over again. Each new moon is the beginning of a new lunar cycle. It is an aligned time to consciously clear away obstructions and write down new intentions for that lunar cycle, asking for divine assistance in realizing them. New moon is organically a very meditative, inward, introspective time and thus a good time to journal, meditate, dream, create art, connect with your inner life. Ceremonies that are about beginning again, releasing the old, and moving on, can most effectively be done around the new moon.

 

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Dec
2
Wed
2020
~ Ariel’s Post Transmission Reflection Circle ~ December 2, 2020 @ This is an Online Event
Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dear Beloved ~
I am offering a zoom call for “Post Transmission Reflections” which will be an opportunity for us to connect and share around the theme in the full moon transmission. This is an open forum for members & everyone to share our reflections, our wisdom, our art, poetry, our inquiries.. ..whatever your response is to the inquiry in the Transmission for that moon.
We are shaping this new offering ourselves, so we will see what the collective of who is inspired to come participate, wants to bring into form and feel supported by in our spiritual journeys.
We invite you to join this post transmission circle and become a member of our community at the Sanctuary. This is a community of diverse beings woven together in service to the One Heart.
Together we are remembering and reemerging the Sacred Feminine to be seen and powerfully experienced in the world!
Wednesday, December 2, 2020