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Circle of Belonging

May 4, 2023 - May 7, 2023

£395.00 – £790.00

There’s an ancient longing in our Soul to Belong

A call to bring home our exiled parts & wrap them inside a blanket of our Love
An invitation to reclaim the traditions of being guided by the wisdom of the natural world
A need for kindred spirits who will walk with us, see us, meet us and encourage our magnificence
This is a deep soul journey into Belonging

Come, come whoever you are – change-makers, space-holders, mothers, sisters and lovers, fathers and brothers and dancers and grafters, wild ones and shy ones, queer folk and all folk, if this resonates, come gather round the fire, deep in the forest.
There is a place, a space for us to remember ourselves and come home to belonging.

With a circle of humans who long to live in the deepest, most authentic way and a dedicated, secluded wild place in nature to hold and guide us, we will cycle through 13 moons together, walking the path of radical Love for both personal benefit and in service to collective transformation.  

This offering has been waiting to be birthed for almost 40 years.

It’s the culmination of all I’ve gathered through my own journey to Belonging. I’ve held it in my heart and I know the time is now. I believe we can only transform our world in collaboration and inclusivity, from the grassroots up. This offering is for those who value going deep, those who are ready to meet the places of exile within themselves and reclaim them out of the shadows and back home to their hearts
– so we may be change agents from the inside out –

 

My Journey to Belonging

I knew from a very young age that my spirit was too wild and free to conform to society’s rules. The result was that as a child I felt exiled from my family of origin and the ache to find Belonging took me on a journey. At the age of 15 I left what I had called home with some coins in my pocket and a heart full of dreams, knowing I needed to connect to the land and find my people. At age 17, while being evicted from the land we were living on, I vowed that I would one day create a place in nature where people could gather freely without fear. A place where we could experience what it means to be connected to the land, with our indigenous ways at the centre and a sense of Belonging.

I spent years as a traveller and a land-dweller and I journeyed wide and far. During this time I learned much from nature about my exiled parts. I had people who got me at a core level, who saw me, accepted me, loved me and encouraged me to shine my light and bring my gifts to the world. With these people I learned about how my old wounds from childhood were running my life. I saw the same in others, whoever I sat with and wherever I was –  these early wounds, so often seemed to be the reason we struggle to to live in community and feel a sense of belonging. 

After 30 years of holding this vision, the land that is now called EarthHeart found me. A clearing in the forest on the border of Wales. I am humbled to be guardian to this sacred space and have learned so much about myself and about life from being with the more-than-human world around me here. I found myself in the embrace of the forest and I found myself in the eyes of other humans who sat in the circle and did not turn away. 

There was a depth of healing that was only made possible because I slowed down enough and connected to the land in a way I had not been able to previously as I was always moving on. The land breathes and changes through the seasons and I breathe with it, each season offering a different energy and teaching of how to live lightly. My nervous system is more regulated and my capacity to be open hearted with others has deepened.

I believe this is the Soul food we need to bring us back to living on Earth in
reciprocity and Grace and creating sustainable pathways for going forwards

 

Would you value a place where you can…..

find stillness and peace from the madness out there 

feel your body, breathe out and really let go 

let the birdsong carry you to realms you never knew existed 

take in the wonder of the vastness of the sky 

lie on your back and watch the endless shooting stars 

sit by the fire in the company of people who treasure your presence 

have your gifts can be given and received without shame 

feel your bare feet on the warm Earth 

let go of the burdens you carry 

have your spirit lifted by the dawn chorus 

swim naked with the herons through the water lilies 

 surrender to something bigger than you 

 

Would you like to experience …

feeling so cracked open by beauty that your heart weeps with joy 

your nervous system becoming regulated just in being 

overwhelm is not the predominant experience in you 

the trees whisper to you an invite into portals to other realms 

the moonlight reflected on the still water lighting up the whole night 

sharing your vulnerable heart with others and feeling accepted 

truly letting go and knowing you’ll be met in your unravelling 

being a mess and still feeling welcome 

ceremony and ritual being embedded into daily life 

your wildness and fire not being too much 

being celebrated for the magnificent being you are

the magical child inside feeling safe to be in spontaneous wonder 

your heartbreak for our broken world not being pathologised 

not being judged for how you feel 

learning to cherish and love the exiled places in you 

wounds of old being integrated and brought home from exile 

 

A place of Belonging awaits you, it is here and you are welcome.

Let the old ways of obligation and conformity be composted

If we are to continue to live with this beautiful Earth and receive the profound gifts offered, deep shifts are needed for humanity. Radical change at a visioning and design level for our societies is now essential. We are lost as a species, disconnected from the land and from life as Sacred. We find ourselves swimming against the natural flow of life. Each of us has a part to play. We do not need to be great leaders, we simply need to be our true authentic, vulnerable, messy, beautiful selves in the company of others and with nature as our teacher.

“…..To not be heartbroken at this time on Earth points to
        the level of numbing 
we have to do simply to get by…..”

If we are to find our way home we must tend to our wounds – not only ours but the ancestral wounds and the patterns that may otherwise be passed to the future generations. We can be the ones to say ‘it stops here, enough’ We cannot do this alone, we need each other, deeper than we can bear to admit because of the wounding. To heal these and bring them into our loving embrace we need support. 

 

"...any act we do for the Earth is felt by the Earth, however small or large. These simple acts of love and honouring expand out in concentric circles from our hearts across the entire cosmos and life responds with more love..."

I want to live in community

I’ve heard this said so many times – any kind of community from the full living and sharing a vision kind of community right through to how we interact and live with the people on our street. How much we share or don’t share, how much we collaborate for a better world with our local community, how much we do things for something bigger than ourselves on a shared level.  How much we are willing to make ourselves interdependent and pool resources and so on.

Having lived and worked to support various kinds of community through my life I’ve heard people often say that one of the blocks is not having the money to do it. I don’t entirely believe that money is the main block. What I have witnessed and experienced is fear of living in community because:

~ we’re terrified of conflict ~

~ we don’t know how to negotiate our needs~ 

 ~ we have a fear of lack, that there won’t be enough ~

~ society aspires us to be independent ~

~ society encourages us to be self-sufficient ~ 

~ we fear losing our sense of self ~

~ the need to please others is our survival pattern ~

~ we have not healed the wounds of our past ~

When we do the inner work on our core wounds and bring our exiled hurt parts back into our hearts, the dreams we hold to live in joyful interdependence with others naturally become more possible.
This is the foundational work for living in community, whatever kind of community it may be.

 

"...We need to understand that the evolution of humanity is reliant on the thriving of the natural world and the thriving of the natural world is reliant on the evolution of humanity, these things are entwined cannot be separated..."
How I work

I have spent over 30 years dedicated to the Great Turning: listening to what is being called forth and responding as best I can. I’ve travelled deep within myself in the journey of bringing home my exiled wounded parts. I am far from fully home but committed to the journey until my last breath.

For over 2 decades I have held space and guided thousands of people into the depth of their vulnerability to support them in bringing home their exiled wounded parts, reclaiming their natural indigenous wild wisdom and championing them to bring their magnificence.

I’m not afraid of the shadows, in fact I would go as far as saying it’s where my gifts really lie in holding space: to walk with people through the really difficult places. I see these places as Thresholds and they are where the gold is. To sit with someone at the bottom of their well and find the way back into connection and light together. If you choose to work with me it’s good to know this.

I have over 20 years experience in developing methods that support us to do the work most effectively and with a regulated nervous system. I’ve developed many practices over years and my philosophy is less is more. Spaciousness & slowing down are more effective for change than an action-packed roller coster of a ride.

Ways we will journey together include:

~ Sitting in circle and sharing our deepest heart’s longing and vulnerability

~ Being at home in our bodies as the foundation of our belonging

~  Tending to and loving our exiled parts so they can come home to rest in our hearts

~ Spending time in nature listening to its wisdom, to help guide our lives

~ Rituals in service to transforming our world

~ Dancing barefoot on the earth 

~ Reclaiming the indigenous wisdom of these lands

~ Immersing ourselves in wild nature and meeting our feral animal selves

~  Embodied communicating beyond words

~  Exploring what’s in the way of living in community

~ Sharing songs and stories under the night stars around the fire

~ Learning radical effective ways to navigate conflict so we no longer fear it

~ Practicing ways of feeling safe in relating, from our undefended hearts

~ Learning how to express our needs with ease and clarity

~ Giving space and time for our grief to flow for all that is broken in our world

~ Safely sharing hugs and touch that nourishes us 

~ Slowing down enough to let our bodies soften with the land

~ All-night ceremonies in the EarthLodge for winter dreaming

 

Practicals
  • 1 personal zoom with Jewels booked at a time that suits you
  • 7 gatherings at EarthHeart on the land spread over thirteen moons
  • Opportunities through the year to stay on the land at EarthHeart between gatherings in your own time.
Dates: 2023 - 2024

All gatherings begin at 4pm on Wednesday and end at 4pm Sunday
Exact dates confirmed by Nov 2022

5-9 April
24-28 May
19-23 July
30 Aug – 3 Sept
18-19 Nov 
27-28 Jan 
10-14 April

 

Time on the land through the year

What makes this year-long offering unique is that as well as our official residential dates, there is also an invitation to visit and stay at EarthHeart between the modules. This can either be on your own or in the company of other folk from the circle. This is only made possible because we live here and EarthHeart is a dedicated space designed and created for this purpose. Unlike a rented workshop venue we are here through all seasons tending to the land, connecting with the beings who guide us and depending on the energies that support us as we do so. 

We offer this as part of the journey over the 13 moons so you can experience what it’s like to have a special wild place in nature, embedded into your psyche that you know you see as a sanctuary for you to return to often when you feel stressed or in need of connection and how this might support your life and what you learn here to be integrated.

 

On the land at EarthHeart

Camping
The entire journey is an outdoor land-based nature immersion. Camping on our beautiful eco campsite embedded in a clearing in the forest is included in your fees. There are hot showers, good compost toilets and a large barn with a woodburner, sheepskins and cushions to cosy up in when it rains.
The experience is off-grid and living simply without modern luxuries. 

Meals and hot drinks
There will be times when we will be cooked for and times when we will share preparing feats together as a community. All meals will be homemade, vegan and wheat-free. Soup & bread for lunch and a hearty feasts for supper.

Breakfast is self-catering. We have a large field kitchen fully fitted with a cooker, fridge, hot water and all the utensils needed for you to prepare and eat food. There are also large kettles for hot water, a dining/hang-out area to gather and a place to make hot drinks and sit by the fire etc.

Take the first step

We invite you to take the first step into the circle and begin the journey of Belonging by booking your zoom session with Jewels. This is a private 1 to 1 to explore how and if you feel ready to step in fully. It also gives space for any questions you may have and to see if this training is right for you at this time.
Once module 1 is completed then you can take the next step to fully say yes and be welcomed into the circle of humans gathering for this beautiful journey of the Soul.

How to book

Scroll down to the bottom of this page and you will find a sliding scale payment menu. Simply tick the box that is relevant to you and you will be taken to a booking page where you pay just a holding deposit of £395 which reserves a place in the circle until step one with Jewels is complete.

If after this session you feel it’s not for you, we return your deposit minus your fee of £35 for your 1 to 1 

 

Booking policy

We request that you take the time to read our
 cancellation and booking policy before purchasing your ticket.

We ask this so you can be sure you’re making an informed choice about your ticket purchase as we do not make exceptions to the policy.
This is important to us and we thank you in advance for taking the time. 

 

Register your interest

If you’re not ready to join but interested, please enter your details and we can keep you posted. This also helps us to get a sense of numbers so we can manage the waiting list 

If you’re ready to join, scroll down the page

Details

Start:
May 4, 2023
End:
May 7, 2023
Cost:
£395.00 – £790.00

Venue

EarthHeart
Puzzle House
EarthHeart, Gloucestershire GL14 3JQ United Kingdom
Website:
https://jewelswingfield.com/earth-heart/getting-to-earthheart/

Tickets

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Friends ticket £6,570
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£ 790.00
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£ 395.00
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