At the bend in the road where we veer off 2022 and into 2023
Endings and Beginnings are pooling in my world at present and it is strange to be submerged in several at once.
Just before the new year began my Circle of almost 19 years disbanded. There was no arguing or discord, just a slow descent into fragments and shifts of life paths that led us to decide this incarnation of the group was complete.
I had felt it coming for a long time. New work demands, pandemic life and a shrinking of our membership had all taken a toll.
I thought I was ready. I actually felt rather relieved.
Yet as we sat in our Circle on Zoom and I heard each woman calling in directions I was transported across time, to every circle we had ever cast together, to every ritual we performed, to the births and deaths, weddings and divorces, graduations and career changes. This was my community.
As each woman spoke about her gratitude for this space we had created, my grief unexpectedly made an appearance. It was not grief about the ending of what we were in that moment, but that grief of losing all that had come before. All those times when our Circle was healthy and thriving, all the times we supported each other and made space for each other and created magic and healing together.
It was a bitter sweet ending, and although our last ritual was not in person, I felt like we did it really well. With cords cut and computers turned off, I could feel these sisters of mine out there across the miles and feel the way that although the cords of our circle had been severed, each of them left a tattoo on my soul.
This Circle brought much inspiration into the creation of Wise Woman Witchery’s classes and offerings, as well as informed the creation and structure of the Priestess Path.
As the year ended I said good bye to Circle and as it begins, I am holding initiation for one of the current cohorts of the Priestess Path. 2 endings of Circles. Both intentional, both done with love.
And also on this tide of the new year, a new cohort of the Priestess path is born. 1 beginning, a new circle of Priestesses.
Endings are so much a part of this life, just as beginnings are. When we take the time to celebrate both, we are living more in tune with the world around us. Nature cycles and circles all of the time. Recognizing these in nature, in our lives and in our inner realms (body mind and spirit), allows us to connect more deeply with the energies that surround us and work with them. After all that is what is at the heart of Witchery, working with both your consciousness and the energy of the world around you.
If you are feeling ready for a new beginning I invite you to join me in the Priestess Path. \
We will be starting our journey together on January 14th.
This path consists of 12 lessons of written curriculum including exercises and rituals for you to explore (almost 200 pages worth!)
Twice a month meetings usually held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month at 9 am PT where we explore the curriculum through experiential exercises and hold a ritual based on the current lesson
A Private off Facebook platform for connection between meetings
Plus membership toi the Diving Deeper Circle where you will have access to monthly new and full moon rituals
Wheel of the year celebrations
A massive library of classes and workshops
Seasonal astrology and plant classes
Emily Morrison MA, MFT