BumbleBee Retreat 2018: Hands on Healing and Dragon's Dream
2018 dates: April 6-8 (we gather Thursday evening, April 5, we begin Friday morning, and close Sunday at noon)
$550 covers it all! Food, Shelter, Teachings - well everything except horse rental if you ride a ranch horse. I'll pick you up at the Phoenix Airport on Thursday morning. And drop you off Sunday night or Monday morning (airbeds at my house Sunday night.)
2018: Shamanic Hands on Healing and Dragon's Dream.
Healing with Horses - Spirits and myofascial techniques
Helping the ranch horses with hands on techniques combined with shamanism. Receiving healing from the horses. Supporting the Hope Kids (cancer patients) with their ranch experience on Saturday. And riding the sweet lovers, out into the desert. All three of my horses will join us.
We will be working with the center tree of the SpiritHealer Circle and all our helping Spirits. Merging with the tree we open to the infinite, and we center that power back into our core. Our hands become light beacons, and we can do remarkable hands on healing. Layering the merge with our Spirit teachers, we can see what is wrong and fix it, hands on, in the same way we do healing in the shamanic journey.
This all works magically when we open ourselves to become the Spirit's hollow bone. And it works even better when we have some simple understanding of what's under our hands. I will share my bodywork knowledge. You will learn the basics of myofacial touch and we will practice on the horses, and maybe even on each other. It's amazing how all the webs tie together.
This teaching is the result of a Dragon Egg that I received a few years ago at Bumble Bee. It has hatched, and I am learning horse healing like I am getting a Vulcan mind meld with the Spirits. Wow. Look out below. I want another egg this year!
Dancing with the Dragon, we will ask to receive a fresh egg in our center core, to birth intentional magic. You will receive the kiss of the dragon this weekend, and the egg will incubate in you. It really works.
Meet Mini Boots
My sweet feral Mini Boots is waiting for us at the Big House in Bumble Bee, A few weeks ago I re-homed her to Bumble Bee because we are moving. I released her into the hay loft with the ranch colony. She quickly disappeared, and hasn't been seen for all this time. But Kelly just wrote to say that Mini moved into the Big House, our home for our retreat. I am so excited to see her at our BUMBLE BEE RETREAT!
Ceremony. Friendship. Deep Shamanic Work.
Why Bumble Bee - why us - what ARE we doing? We have been brought to this ranch to do sacred work for 10 years. Our ceremony has shifted the entire energy of the region. We have a very important mission at Bumble Bee, supporting the Ranch's mission to heal and support youth. This year the Hope Kids will be having their annual round up on the Saturday we are meeting. I have told Kelly that we will volunteer for a few hours on Saturday, giving pony rides and such. Our bigger contribution will be the active presence of spiritual healing power raised by our work. I will bring my horses for pony rides.
The Spirits of the ranch are powerful! They fended off a wildfire this spring. They are bringing in lost wandering souls and crossing them to the light. They help oversee the Ranch, and protect the animals - like Mini Boots and Olaf.
Come join us! You will love it!
The Retreat is Friday AM through Sunday noon. Many of us come Thursday evening. Everything is included for the price of $550. Great food, plenty of beverages, beds and friends. Its the the sweet spot of my year, and I hope you will join us. The only prerequisite is clear journeying skills. Refunds: 50% refund up to March 15. No refunds after that.
Meet Olaf - Claudia got a huge healing from him at last year's retreat. This year Olaf got very sick with colitis and was close to crossing. Our circle rallied with healing work - hands on and distance - and it worked! He is recovering, and we will be hugging him again soon.
For those who haven't yet experienced a BumbleBee Ranch Retreat:
We assemble on Thursday afternoon/ evening at the Ranch, and begin circle on Friday morning. We all stay together in the Big House, a wonderful slumber party with loving friends. We eat well. Really well. There is no deprivation! Everyone gets the diet they need - whatever that means. We have lots of time for rest and play, and we do concentrated shamanic work that gives us plenty of healing, learning and empowerment. We are clear about our work, but we also have no "obligations" and virtually no rules, so if you don't want to participate in any particular thing, its totally fine. You can just sleep and enjoy the ranch if that is what you need. The friendships are AMAZING. Every year our continuing family welcomes new people, as though they had been there year after year before. We are a tribe!
We have been doing ceremony on this land for a long time now, and we have medicine wheels with big power. The Spirits there enjoy us, and we honor them. We always have a dinner party for the family that manages the ranch and the resident Spirits. It's compete joy from the first hug to the last farewell on Sunday early afternoon.
I hope you can join us. The event sells out quickly. But I keep a waiting list. let me know.
Bumble Bee Ranch
Bumble Bee Ranch is a secluded dude ranch about an hour and a half north of the Phoenix airport, and an hour south of Sedona. We rent the single guest house, and between the beds and the the sleeping pads, 13 of us comfortably settle in. The price includes your food and lodging. The food is fresh and delicious, and we can tailor to all those special diets. Just let me know. If you are extra special you may need to help cook! There are ranch horses, goats and dogs to play with. There are cattle too, but we steer clear of them because they have babies and are protective.
This ranch is located in a very special part of Arizona. The natives lived here in abundance and the land is filled with artifacts - and Spirits! It is close to the Agua Fria National Monument , which offers one of the most significant systems of prehistoric sites in the American Southwest. Today the ranch mission is to preserve history, and to support children's charities, giving kids an authentic ranch experience. It sits beneath the Bradshaw mountains, prospecting country with a rich, old west history (home to Prescott). This place is really special!
For history's sake
Last years program: The biggest promise of shamanism for your own life is transfiguring - becoming one with the spirits and allowing that light to permeate every aspect of your life. This is living the dream. This year we will do ceremony and initiations that bring us as close as each of us can be to this dream.
The work begins with the spirits of the land and the fairies. We have opened a well on the land that is a powerful portal for clearing. Many lost wandering should have crossed into the light though this gate. We open the well and make sure that all of the things we need to see "go to the light" in us (or attached to us) get cleared and released. This has been a challenging year, and I know I have things to shed!
My plan is to approach transfiguration from two angles. Going deep into the fairy world to find a core cause that manifests in our illness troubles, etc, and heal it - finally! Classic metaphorical or past life shamanism.
I have been working with the fairies a lot, entering the howe and going into worlds that are more like movies and novels. Really amazing. The healing work is rich and informative. I use the Card Deck of the Sidhe, a fantastic deck by Jeremy Berg and David Spangler. These cards show the world I see when I journey - the first deck that ever has for me. The garden. The circle, the stones. The howe. It is really amazing and it feels like home. The monthly journey circles this year will feature these cards, and I will be pulling them and talking about them on my new blog talk radio show. Its just fun.
The second way will be a transfiguration ceremony where we go far into that magical place where we really don’t want to come back from. Yummy. In we will merge with Spirits of incredible love, and recover dimensions of our divine beauty until we shine like a perfect crystal of love.
This will be intense, but we will break it up with our favorite thing - hands on healing and connection with the incredible herd of horses at Bumblebee. The ranch always wants us to help them with their "string" of horses, and the horses just love it! You will learn simple and effective techniques for healing all animals (and people) channelling the Spirit power through your entire being, and directing it though your intention into the horses, where they need it the most. They line up for the loving - it is quite a site to see.
I look forward to your joining us this year. The company is the best and your presence in the circle will be our blessing.