I have been offered an opportunity to train in providing initiatory rites. The philosophy of the work is based in Celtic traditions that honor the feminine perspective in relating to the earth. The work takes place on specific nature based sites where healing and ceremonial work were conducted for 1000s of years and continues to draw those seeking healing, through relationship with the earth. The sites are in ancient Celtic regions overseas. The program will take place for April 30th till May 13th.
I have been interested in pursuing this training for 14 years and was very recently offered a $1000 scholarship to attend. I have contributed almost $1500 in airline tickets and another $1500 for tuition and other expenses. However, that amount falls far short of what I need. I need another $4000 to $5000 for tuition and trip expenses. All support is appreciated. I continue to work towards my goal of raising the funds needed, through both this campaign, and through other means.
How does this benefit you? Everything I learn improves my ability to meet the needs of my clients. I have not taken any of the wonderful local trainings available in initiatory rites, because I felt the skills and knowledge I'd receive through this Celtic program were unique. The training I would receive is about deep relationship, vulnerability, letting go of resistance, and allowing abundance to come to you.
I know. It all sounds great. Right? But the truth is the more deeply you connect, the more you must let go of who you think you are. The more you let go, the more vulnerable you are. The more vulnerable you are, the more you allow in. It is not the type of training I have brought into my survival skills work before. But I believe it is the work at the heart of initiation, of growth and transformation.
This training is also about balance for my business. I will be learning skills to facilitate youths' and adults' initiations into deep awareness of the receptive part of nature. This involves developing a relationship with that power in nature and within themselves. It is at the heart of survival as much as it is at the heart of thriving. I will come back from this training with skills and abilities to guide youths and adults into a more intimate relationship with nature. And, I will offer that service to to the communities I serve in an affordable manner.
I am immensely grateful for the support that you all have given me in the past. This opportunity is too significant for me not to reach out again.
If you feel moved to support my work through this fund raiser, know that everything helps!
Time is valuable. It takes energy to read and consider this. So, thank you! I am grateful for your time and consideration!
Mary Margaret Sweeney
Way of the Wild
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