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Garden of Earthly Delights Retreat and SSOL Workshop


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"The Garden of Earthly Delights" is a magical weekend designed to offer sacred space within our community , human and others, to connect with, celebrate, and offer gratitude for the wondrous blessings that we enjoy livingin this beautiful world. Throughout the weekend we will find a variety of ways to explore our relationship with the blessings of the earth through music, dance, community and ceremony.

COME FOR THE FULL WEEKEND OR A SINGLE DAY (FULL SCHEDULE DETAILS BELOW) 

SHE SINGS OUT LOUD WORKSHOP IS ON SATURDAY JULY 22nd:

 

  • Are you a female identifying creative type, singer, songwriter, musician or performer experiencing doubt, fear, confusion or shame in expressing yourself?

  • Have you had to deny your feminine self and rely only on your masculine side to be heard? 

  • Are you turned off by the patriarchal, aggressive vibe of the music industry (or elsewhere) and sick of feeling like you’re not good enough or you have to prove yourself, sacrificing your own creative integrity to serve another’s standards? 

  • Is there a constant longing to express yourself through song tugging at your belly?

  • Have you spent years waiting for permission to sing and now, even though you want to and you’re ready, you just feel blocked?

  • Do you shy away from calling yourself a “singer” or a “musician” or when you do say it, you feel like a fraud? 

  • Do you sometimes wonder what happened to your six-year- old self who sang out, loud and often?

Through group discussion, singing work, and other process based exercises, you will learn: 

  • Why we, as women, often struggle to feel powerful onstage and confident in our voice and how to claim our right to be seen and heard! 

  • How to use your singing voice as a vital tool to clear any energetic blocks around being heard and expressing yourself, even if singing is not your primary mode of creative expression.

  • Why denying or undervaluing your feminine self is a huge barrier to being empowered in your self-expression and could be at the root of what’s keeping you from fulfilling on your music goals.

  • A non-linear feminine pathway to help you identify where you are stopped and what to do today, tomorrow and a year from now to move forward with your creative intentions. 

  • How to dissolve the physical blocks and energetic barriers that are keeping you stuck. 

  • Tools to continue discovering and developing your authentic creative voice so you can stop apologizing for what you have to offer and focus your heart, energy and attention towards embodying and sharing your gifts. 

  • How to attract the right people to guide you on your journey, from key coaches and teachers to a loving, attentive audience.

She Sings Out Loud (SSOL, pronounced soul) helps female identifying creative types, singers, musicians, songwriters and performers move beyond the barriers of fear, doubt and shame that are impacting your experience of being heard and seen and keeping you stuck in a limited experience of your true creative voice and self-expression. In sacred women’s community, we work to support you in embodying feminine wisdom in the creative process so you can discover your true voice, own the stage with power and poise and courageously take the next step to impact the world with your sound. We know you have an extraordinary gift to offer and we are here to help you discover what that is, trust it, and develop to reach your full potential as an artist committed to the transformation and healing of yourself and the world. 

Even if you don’t consider yourself a “Musician,” or “Singer,” this workshop will give you powerful access to unlock and unleash your creativity and feminine power in all areas of your expressive life.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FRIDAY JULY 14th!!!!

Register at abby_capecod@hotmail.com

 

MORE ABOUT "GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS": 


"The Garden of Earthly Delights" is a magical weekend designed to offer sacred space within our community , human and others, to connect with, celebrate, and offer gratitude for the wondrous blessings that we enjoy livingin this beautiful world. 
Some of the “Earthly Delights” we are celebrating are:
ELEMENTS
FOOD
LIBATIONS
HERBAL MEDICINE
FLORA & FAUNA
FAERIE
PLAY
MUSIC & DANCE
GLAMOUR
ART
COMMUNITY
SEX
COMMUNION

Throughout the weekend we will find a variety of ways to explore our relationship with the blessings of the earth through music, dance, community and ceremony. The schedule is loosely defined as of now, but this is what you have to look forward to... 

(registration and volunteer information follows this schedule)

FRIDAY NIGHT:
4:00PM Check in and set up camp if you are staying over
Preregister for camping, $15 a night or $25 for two nights. No open flames at camp sites. No open food containers at camp sites.

7:00PM Live music at Shady Lady Speakeasy Cafe, featuring
Opening Invocation,
Emma Back,
the DustBowl Faeries
and Luis Mojica
(SLIDING SCALE DONATION at the door for music $20 to $50)
Fire/Drum circle into the night

SATURDAY:
Preregister for meal plan, $30 gets you breakfast lunch and dinner on saturay and brunch on sunday. There are a variety of shopping and takeout options in the vicinity if you prefer. There will be no kitchen accessable to do your own cooking, but a fridge will be available if you need to store some snacks. If you register for the meal plan please let registrar know of any dietary restrictions.

Workshops will be offered throughout the day at a sliding scale fee set by the workshop facilitators. i will try to have a list of the workshops/fees that will be presented as soon as possible so you can budget time and funds accordingly.

DONT FORGET TO BRING PLAY MONEY FOR THE VENDING AND MAGICKAL FAIR!

8:00AM Breakfast
10:00AM Opening Pageant "Invoking Delight"
11:00AM to 6:00PM Vending and Magickal Fair
11:00AM to 1:00 PM Workshops (sliding scale donation)
1:00PM Lunch
3:00PM to 5:00PM Workshops (sliding scale donation)
6:00PM Stone Soup and Dinner Theatre
9:00PM Trance Dance Ritual "Dancing with Earthly Delights"
Fire/Drum circle into the night

SUNDAY: 
10:00AM to NOON workshops (sliding scale donation)
NOON to 2:00PM Brunch
3:00PM Closing Ritual "Mud People/ Spiral Dance"

ABOUT SUNDAY"S RITUAL: This ritual will take place on the River's edge. IT IS NOT HANDICAP ACCESSABLE. You must have participated in Saturday's events and rituals in order to attend Sunday's closing ritual. Bring well fitting water shoes with good grips, and be prepared to walk in the brook and get wet. Suggested attire bathing suit or sarong, or skyclad once we are away from the road. Bring water! optional, drums, rattles and other noisemakers.

With this wonderfull opportunity to cohabitate as a tribal village for the durationof a weeken, each person will be expected to sign up for volunteer work at various times throughout their stay here. Whether it be kitchen or other duties, please look at this as an opportunity to be in joyful service to our magickal community. Please be aware of your own personal impact on the environment and others around you, and look out for each other as you would your own loved ones. Blessed be.


To preregister contact Abby at abby_capecod@hotmail.com and let her know if you are signing up for camping, meals, or both, and any dietary restrictions. There is also an opportunity to make a donation to Shady Lady Grove when you register to further support our ability to offer magick in community and to strive for improvements in how we do so.

There are many ways to help;

We are in search of vendors for saturday afternoon…. produce and other bounties from our gardens and kitchens, arts and crafts, magical items, jewelry, body work etc. We ask a small tithe of only 10% to fund the event program.

We need a small group of people Friday morning to decorate the hall for the dance. We also need people who do not mind getting wet and muddy to do some community service in preparation for sunday’s ritual. we need volunteers for kitchen witchery (cooking, set up, serving, and cleanup)

We are in search of workshop facilitators and teachers to offer 2 hour or 4 hour (with a lunch break in the middle) workshops on Saturday and/or a 2 hour workshop on Sunday. Choose whatever topic or activity that would fit within the theme of the “Earthly Delights” named below. You may set your own sliding scale donation fee for your offering. Though it is preferable for the organizer to not have to deal with preregistration for classes, I can if it is necessary due to materials needs etc. 
We ask a small tithe of only 10% to fund the event program. We are in search of people to decorate altars .

We are in search of people to be part of the ritual team to present Saturday (day and evening rituals) and sunday afternoon ritual. Is there one of these Aspects you feel called to , and would love to do a theatrical invocation for? Please contact me.
We need a group of volunteers who would like to offer in service an altar to represent each one of the above named “Earthly Delights”. These altars will be grouped together to create one big altar as an offering of beauty to the Earth Gaia in thanks for all of the pleasure she gives to us. other earthy altars and random acts of love and beauty around the event site will also be welcomed

We need a small group of people Friday morning to decorate the hall for the dance. We also need people who do not mind getting wet and muddy to do some community service in preparation for sunday’s ritual. we need volunteers for kitchen witchery (cooking, set up, serving, and cleanup)

There are probably a million other things people can do that I havn't even thought of yet.

IF YOU ARE CALLED TO BE IN SERVICE TO THIS EVENT IN ANY WAY, PLEASE CONTACT MEREDITH AT 802-496-9616