Dancing with Wings
An Exploration of the Way of the Warrior

Indigenous cultures traditionally look to the wisdom of the changing seasons and the four directions for guidance in leading a good and true life.
In nature's cycles we can see our own cycles and in nature we can find a mirror to our own inner nature.

This workshop is inspired by the cross-cultural research of anthropologist, Angeles Arrien, and the resulting model of universal wisdom she calls the Four-Fold Way.

The lessons of the Warrior (north), the Healer (south), the Visionary (east), and the Teacher (west) can help us rediscover our authentic selves.

Through an experiential process that includes shamanic journeying and the creation of art,
we will gather lessons from the four directions and bring understanding to the cycles and seasons of our changing lives.

Focusing on the Way of the Warrior, we will:
*learn what it means to show up and be present
*learn to say what we mean and do what we say
*explore the meaning of « yes » and « no »
*explore the shadow issues of rebellion, authority and invisibility
*invoke the warrior within to learn the meaning of personal empowerment

Winter is a time of rest and gestation, as new energy and inspiration are cradled into being. This is the time to look inside to our Warrior nature in the north, to examine how we choose to be present, how we communicate our true nature and how we take a stand with our ideas and our being. It is here we learn the dance of personal empowerment.

The effective leader has a highly developed inner Warrior and demonstrates respect, responsibility and discipline.

This is one of a series of four weekend workshops exploring the Four-Fold Way season by season, led by Sharon Van Raalte