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Initiation apprenticeship

April 7, 2022 @ 12:00 am - April 10, 2023 @ 11:59 pm

A 13 Moons apprenticeship for women

Reclaim and embody your power and wild feminine essence

Now is the time.
Your gift is needed.
You don’t have to do it alone. 

Initiation is a year-long nature based apprenticeship

– Are you curious about what’s really going on at a deeper level for humanity right now ?
– Are you feeling a call as a woman to engage in this time of great change but are not sure what or how?
– Do you feel the overwhelm of trying to do too much, alone and never feeling like it’s enough?
– Do know the value of being embedded within a circle of collaborative women and, if not, would you like to?
– Would you like to feel confident and relaxed in holding space for women ?

A Threshold : old ways of living on Earth are coming to an end

….and with it the time is now for the women to rise, to do this without apology, and instead rise with wild celebration. It’s time to stand powerfully together, to raise each other up, to move beyond fear into the deep inherent beauty, power and ancient wisdom that we are; messy, clear and with a return to earth.

It’s time to ground in nature, time to come home to our nature  as a way to support all of humanity. It’s time for true sisterhood and holding, for breaking through the old systems. It’s time to discover who and what we really are, and then to bring it full force to this wild and beauty-filled planet. You, as woman, are needed; claiming the journey home to the sacred fire of woman, the circle of our togetherness.

A new world is emerging. There has never been a more potent call to women to rise up, come together and take leadership on this new Earth. As women, for millennia we have been taught that we have to do it all alone, be super woman, be like men and deny the very essence of  what it means to be a woman and our gifts to life. The Threshold we are at is calling us to a deep, worldwide, systemic change of how we have been living as humans on Earth.

The root of the collapse of our world is the absence and suppression of the feminine principles –  beauty, the Sacred, intuition, protection and care for life, equality, collaboration, creativity, emotional intelligence, embodiment, Sacred sexuality, and Heart-based living. Women bring the heart, beyond debate of right and wrong, of hierarchy and division and this, dear sisters is what needs to be brought now, with potency, no apology. It can only be done when we come together.

The Awakened Wild Woman is one who knows she is a force of nature, which means she has tuned into nature as her primary guide in liberating her instinctual and natural self. She is a woman who is rooted in her earthy sensuality and has learned to embody the fierceness, beauty, and power of nature in her everyday life and in how she brings her gifts to the great turning. She embodies the seasons, has awakened the moon within her, and regularly takes the journey through the womb-scapes of her soul where she and nature have become indivisible.

Do you want this ?

This space is only for women who wish to sit together in ceremony and sisterhood, who want to travel inside mysteries rooted in the magic of wise blood and womb magic and ancestor bones and sacred land, for women who wish to take an apprenticeship into claiming back their inherent power, connect to the web of life and their deep feminine essence and who feel a call to both be in service to their own life and in support of others. 
It’s an apprenticeship in the reclamation and embodiment of feminine leadership, rooted in beauty, power, wildness and fiercely loving hearts. A map for bringing your leadership that’s rooted, down to earth, embedded in nature and supported by radical self care. A map that is embedded into Celtic indigenous earth-based spirituality of the ancestors within these lands.

The Wombdala wheel of the year....

Wombdala is a map we will use to navigate ourselves back home. It’s embedded into the Celtic indigenous earth-based spirituality of the ancestors within these lands. We will follow the ancient earth-based womb cosmology of the wheel of life with it’s 8 gateways that hold the keys to reclaiming all aspects of who we are as women.

WOMB & LUNA WISDOM (winter solstice) menstruation
At the time of our bleed (or dark moon) the veil between worlds is thinnest and we have access to deep original wisdom that is encoded in our wombs and linked directly to the entire cosmos. Our inherent knowing of truth and the sacred shows itself if we can stop and listen. It is a time of deep introspection and inner reflecting. To do this we must be willing to let go, to rest and allow visions of a new cycle to show themselves to us.

HEALING OUR WOUNDS WITH DEEP TIME ANCESTORS   (Imbolc) threshold
In order to bring together all the exiled parts of us we need to contextualise our lives within deep time. The wounded daughter within us as well as the woman who has been hurt and dishonoured.  These wounds sit in the collective field. Deep personal and collective healing can happen in the context of ritual and ceremony as this takes us beyond just the aspect of personality and back to the soul imprint of who we are as women.

SISTERHOOD & CIRCLE (spring equinox) pre-ovulation
Women work better together than alone, we need each other at the deepest level. Community, collaboration, mutual support, the circle, trust, holding, seeing and being seen.

RITUAL & CREATIVITY (beltane) threshold  
Ritual is an essential aspect to life, it connects us to beauty and allows us to work with nature in a way where we can honour what we receive, heal the deep time wounds and receive nature’s gifts with grace.

NATURE & GIFTS (summer solstice) ovulation
We are nature, our bodies are made of of earth, air, fire and water. We are cyclical just like the seasons and cycles of life. Embedding ourselves in nature is a way our cells and soul can align again so we can fully bring our unique creative gift to the world. 

EMBODIMENT & SEXUALITY (lammas) threshold
Feminine spiritual practice is always embodied: practices that involve the breath, moving, touch, sexual and sensual energy, dance, emotional flow are all needed if we are to be whole women.

POLARITY & BALANCE (autumn equinox) pre-menstrual
Even if we are in a woman’s body, we have both the masculine and feminine principles within us. Both in a healthy way and in ways that are conditioned and no longer helpful that we have learned culturally. We need to unite these polarities within and allow these aspects to be in service to us in our life.

DEATH AND REBIRTH  – Samhain – threshold
The space between, the threshold of life and death, the home of the crone, we honour this place of deep spiritual awakening. This is embedded within us and within the land around us. Honouring death as a rite of passage, learning to let go and surrender is one of the deepest feminine practices for women that our culture under-values. 

The Call of She...in these times...

We are living in an unprecedented passage in our history. This time, more than any other, is a call to women to be Earth Stewards and protectors, to step into leadership within the context of support and collaboration.

Never has it been more important or needed for women to gather and reclaim the ways of the sacred feminine. To reclaim the indigenous natural ways of feminine leadership, to connect with our innate capacity to heal, to transform ourselves and others, to intuit, to protect and to create. To co-create energies for both our own healing and in service to a new earth.

To do this essential work as women we need to come together to harvest and nurture the full arc of woman, from the maiden to the crone, from all races and cultures, to close the divisions and heal the hurts between us so we can be allies and create a field of energy so powerful that humanity cannot help but change. For this possibility, we need diversity of culture and life-phases of woman in the circle.

This is what makes the circle rich – the teachings are embedded in the honouring of the full life arc, YOU are needed and welcome in the circle, wherever you sit in that arc. If you want to bring more in a sustainable way (personally as well as ecologically) then this is a circle for you.

During the apprenticeship, Jewels will bring over 25 years of experience, wisdom and expertise to champion you to be the woman you truly are. The work she will guide you through is embedded in ancient indigenous wisdom.

Because of the deep nature of this work you will need to have a level of previous experience of inner work behind you and feel passionate about taking agency in your life.

This apprenticeship will give you the tools to be an agent of change amongst women, your communities and in the wider world.

This is what Kimberley Rose shared about her Initiation journey...

“My advice to any woman looking to do this course is; do it. The money will appear, as will the time and commitment. I didn’t have the money nor the time but I trusted it would happen. It had to. My life was a mess, I was so lost. The course has completely transformed my life to a place I could have only dreamed of. This work is not just for us women as individuals but for the collective. I’m so grateful that I trusted the calling.  If you feel called, there’s a reason.”

For a taste of my work, watch my interview with Jennifer Ackad, part of the ‘Authentic Woman’ series, to learn more about my own awakening into the mystery and gift of woman’s cyclical nature and the work of reclaiming womb consciousness. 

What the apprenticeship covers

  • An Indigenous Earth-Based map of feminine leadership, deep time teachings rooted in feminine wisdom and sacred blood mysteries
  • A nature-based experience held in on the land in a beautiful forest.
  • A circle of women who you can feel as a support in your life who really get you and the struggles you are navigating in bringing your gifts to the world.
  • How to not feel over-responsible for everyone’s problems so you can support effectively 
  • How to manage your energy and not get overwhelmed
  • Practical tools and exercises in holding space and navigating yourself as a facilitator so that you can apply what you learn and experience into your work.
  • How to have healthy boundaries and not over-give
  • Experience in how to sit with women and be authentic and allow other women to do the same
  • Guidance in creating healthy boundaries to support you to lead from a place of resource and not burn out
  • The secrets of your cyclical nature so that you can practice radical self-care and nourish yourself with kindness while holding space for others
  • How to navigate conflict arising in a workshop context without freezing
  • How to create the support you need so you don’t burn out
  • Maps that unlock sacred womb mysteries
  • Womb divination as a gateway to feminine knowledge and healing.
  • Activating your unique gifts so you can bring them to the world in a joyful way.
  • Discovering what your unique gift to women’s work is and how you want to bring it.
  • How to hold a red tent event in your local community
  • How to create and structure workshops, evening classes, women’s circles or groups.
  • What the difference is between feminine and masculine leadership and what is needed in any moment
  • How to create sacred ceremony and ritual thats rooted in the feminine
  • How to navigate difficult situation with participants so they feel cared for and you stay centred

Book a free 15-minute call with Jewels here if you are curious about this work and want to know if it’s right for you at this time.

What the apprenticeship includes:

  • 1.5 hour one to one with Jewels (as your module 1)
  • 7 residential gatherings at Earthheart spread over 13 moons
  • 5 online gatherings for integration and support
  • Personal study practices to do between modules
  • Smaller support groups for practice, sharing and co-creation

How it works

  • All residential gatherings run from Thursday to Sunday and are land-based nature immersion.
  • All online gatherings are 7-9pm on Monday evenings
  • Personal study practices are given to do between modules as preparation for the next gathering

Dates: 2022-2023

Module 1 – in person via zoom
1.5 hour personal session with Jewels either in person or via zoom

Modules 2 to 8 – Residential nature based immersions at EarthHeart
7-10 April
9-12 June
11-14 Aug
6-9 Oct (indoor camping if needed)
9-11 Dec (indoor camping if needed)
23-26 Mar
21-23 Apr (sister gathering)

Monthly online – circles for support 7-9pm on a Monday evening
2 May
11 July
12 Sept
7 Nov
9 Jan 

Investment

£3,350 – fees for full course (can be paid in instalments)
This apprenticeship is offered to only 8 women per year. During this year I will journey deep with you and give you all the support and experience I haver to offer. It is a deep and powerful journey and you will benefit most from it by committing to attending all modules.

Modules at Earthheart

Camping
We will gather on the land with the fire as our hearth home. The apprenticeship is an outdoor land-based nature immersion. Camping on our beautiful eco campsite embedded in a clearing in the forest is included in the fees. There are hot showers, good compost toilets, a large outdoor barn with kitchen diner and a communal fire to gather round. 

Meals and hot drinks
For our evening meal we will come together after our day’s adventures and EarthHeart will nourish you with it’s wonderful homemade, vegan and wheat-free feast. Lunch and breakfast is self-catering and you are welcome to ether eat in collaboration or do your own thing. We have a large undercover communal earth kitchen fully fitted with a cooker, fridge, hot water and all the utensils needed for you to prepare food either for yourself or collaboratively. There is also a dining/hang-out area to gather, make hot drinks and sit by the fire etc.

(PLEASE NOTE: for the evening meal special diets can be catered for but need to be arranged in advance, supplementary charges apply)

Applying for your place on the apprenticeship

Initiation is by application only so we can ensure we are able to take the best care of you on your journey, and create a strong and safe circle to do deep and revolutionary work together.

Because of the nature and depth of this apprenticeship, Jewels accepts only a limited number of women each year to ensure that you get the full basket of her support and teachings. 

Module One is a personal in-depth exploration with Jewels, either via zoom or in person. If after this first module it does not feel right for you, you can opt-out at this stage of continuing further. 

Once module one is completed and both you and Jewels feel it’s right to proceed, you will then be committing to the rest of the apprenticeship with the circle of women.

Book a free 15-minute call with Jewels here to feel into whether this is the right step for you right now.

This first module is an in-depth one to one session with Jewels either via Zoom or in person.

It offers the foundations of the Initiation apprenticeship.

It will also give you a clearer sense as to whether this is the path for you at this time and a chance to explores any concerns or fears you have as well as what you are hoping to gain from your participation.

If after module 1 you sign up for the full training the fees for this module 1 of £90 is deducted from your total fee for Initiation – if you decide not to continue the session has been paid for as a stand alone session. 

Details

Start:
April 7, 2022 @ 12:00 am
End:
April 10, 2023 @ 11:59 pm
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Venue

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